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Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa

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Indoor pool
In-room safe, desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
In-room safe, desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
In-room safe, desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board

Overview of Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa

4 out of 5

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Breakfast available

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Personal protective equipment
81 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH8 8AU

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationUniversity of Edinburgh16 min walk
  • Popular LocationGeorge Street18 min walk
  • Popular LocationEdinburgh Castle18 min walk
  • AirportEdinburgh (EDI)38 min drive

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About this area

Edinburgh

Located in Edinburgh's Old Town Edinburgh neighbourhood, Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa is in the city centre and near a train station. Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre and Festival Theatre are cultural highlights, and travellers looking to shop may want to visit Royal Mile and Grassmarket. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Murrayfield Stadium or Musselburgh Racecourse. Break out the clubs and hit the links with a golf course and golf lessons nearby, or seek out an adventure with mountain biking and hiking/biking trails.

What's nearby

  • Scottish Parliament - 5 min walk
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse - 5 min walk
  • University of Edinburgh - 16 min walk
  • George Street - 18 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 18 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) - 12 min walk
  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 38 min drive

Restaurants

  • Bistro Deluxe — 1 min walk
  • The Kilderkin - 3 min walk
  • Clarinda's Tearoom - 3 min walk
  • Sugarhouse Sandwiches - 4 min walk
  • Reekie's Smokehouse - 4 min walk

About this property

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa

Eco-friendly Edinburgh hotel in Old Town Edinburgh, walk to Royal Mile
Along with a full-service spa, this smoke-free hotel has a restaurant and an indoor pool. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a health club, a bar/lounge and valet parking. All 156 rooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, plus 24-hour room service and TVs with cable channels. Guests will also find coffee makers, free newspapers and in-room massages.
Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa offers 156 forms of accommodation with a safe and free newspapers. Cable televisions are provided. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, slippers, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and in-room massages can be requested.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool and a health club.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

The on-site spa has massage/treatment rooms. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, facials and body wraps. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a steam room and Turkish bath/hammam.

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Programme, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and public transport

  • Valet parking on site (GBP 25.00 per night)
  • Electric car charging station on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee 7 AM–10 AM on weekdays and 7 AM–11 AM on weekends: GBP 18.00 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Full-service spa
  • Health club
  • Indoor pool

Family friendly

  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities

Conveniences

  • Lift

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Conference space
  • A meeting room

Spa

  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Turkish bath/hammam

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord
  • Braille signage
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Low-height worktop and sink
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

More

  • Fireplace in reception
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower/bathtub combination

Entertainment

  • TV channels
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker

More

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • In-room massage
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Slippers

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3:00 PM - midnight
Express check-in

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 15.0 per night.

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 18.00 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: GBP 25.00 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 15.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards

National rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.

Property is also known as

Holyrood Hotel
Holyrood Macdonald
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Hotel Holyrood
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Macdonald Holyrood Edinburgh
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Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa Hotel Edinburgh

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

4.3

Excellent

Rating 5 - Excellent. 522 out of 981 reviews
5 - Excellent 53%
Rating 4 - Good. 332 out of 981 reviews
4 - Good 34%
Rating 3 - Okay. 85 out of 981 reviews
3 - Okay 9%
Rating 2 - Poor. 31 out of 981 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 11 out of 981 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%

4.5/5

Cleanliness

4.5/5

Staff & service

4.3/5

Amenities

4.3/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
A bit of a mix up at check in, but was swiftly dealt with. Concierge (Frank) was an absolute gent from when we arrive till we checked out. Happy to help or even have a chat with you. Frank made the stay!
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2021

3/5 Okay

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
air conditioner was far to loud so had a choice roast or listen to a tank all night staff were very good
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2021

3/5 Okay

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Good sized comfortable room. Could get quite warm but air con helped. Would be nice to be able to open a window for fresh air, but not possible. A decent gym for a hotel. Was quiet so didn’t need to book when I wanted to use it. Didn’t use pool. Good base for exploring Edinburgh. About 5 minute walk from the bottom of Royal Mile and 20 mins or so from the Castle. The base of Arthur’s Seat also 5 mins away. Major disappointment was breakfast. Had to book a time, which can be difficult if busy, so book early...! Especially if you have plans, as service was slow, at least a 30 min wait if ordering hot food, even a bacon roll...! Could help yourself to a continental breakfast which was limited and poor quality for a supposed hotel of this quality. Packaged croissants and choc au pains. Better quality from Lidl for 49p each. The cooked breakfast was ok, but not much of it and coffee weak and lukewarm. Didn’t bother on our second morning and had breakfast in town. I know you don’t go on a break for breakfast, however, when paying for it you want a decent breakfast, which this wasn’t. I understand Covid restrictions, but there didn’t seem to be a problem when eating at Hard Rock Cafe or the Gurkha Cafe. Seemed to be short staffed.
Stayed 3 nights in May 2021

4/5 Good

Stayed 2 nights in May 2021

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Nice hotel with decent facilities. Food heavily overpriced for what it was. Service very slow and disorganised at bar and breakfast.
Stayed 1 night in May 2021