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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

Guest reviews

4.4/5 Excellent
1,044 reviews
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

Map

Explore the area

Popular LocationRoyal Mile2 min walk
Popular LocationPalace of Holyroodhouse5 min walk
Popular LocationArthur's Seat6 min walk
AirportEdinburgh (EDI)41 min drive

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  • Classic Double Room

    4.7/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 226 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsClassic Double Room
  • Classic Twin Room

    4.3/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 226 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
    More detailsClassic Twin Room
  • Classic Double Room, 1 King Bed

    4.7/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 226 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsClassic Double Room, 1 King Bed
  • Family Room (Classic Family 4)

    4.7/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 226 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed and 2 Single Beds
    More detailsFamily Room (Classic Family 4)
  • Deluxe Double Room (Feature)

    Room amenities

    • 226 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsDeluxe Double Room (Feature)
  • Deluxe Suite (Feature Suite)

    Room amenities

    • 226 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsDeluxe Suite (Feature Suite)
  • Deluxe Double Room, 1 King Bed (Feature)

    Room amenities

    • 226 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsDeluxe Double Room, 1 King Bed (Feature)
  • Executive Suite

    Room amenities

    • 226 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed
    More detailsExecutive Suite
  • Double Room, Accessible

    4.7/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 226 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsDouble Room, Accessible

The average per-night price is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices include taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

About this area

Edinburgh

Located in Edinburgh's Old Town neighbourhood, Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa is in the city centre and near a train station. Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre and Edinburgh Castle 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.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Royal Mile - 2 min walk
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse - 5 min walk
  • Arthur's Seat - 6 min walk
  • Festival Theatre - 10 min walk
  • Edinburgh Dungeon - 12 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 11 min walk
  • Edinburgh (EDI) - 41 min drive

Restaurants

  • Bistro Deluxe — 1 min walk
  • The Kilderkin - 3 min walk
  • Clarinda's Tearoom - 3 min walk
  • The Holyrood 9A - 5 min walk
  • David Bann's Vegetarian Restaurant - 6 min walk

About this property

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa

Eco-friendly Edinburgh hotel in Old Town, 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/tea 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

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: GBP 25.00 per night
  • Electric car charging station

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

  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

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

  • 1 meeting room
  • Conference space

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 requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Braille signage
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

More

  • Fireplace in reception
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

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

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 3:00 PM and 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

Renovations and closures

The following facilities will be closed from 24 March 2020 to 15 September 2020 (dates subject to change):
  • Fitness facilities
  • Sauna
  • Swimming pool

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
Safety features at this property include carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards
This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place
Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff
Contactless check-out is available
Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast and through room service
Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings

National rating

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

Property is also known as

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel Edinburgh
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Macdonald Holyrood Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
Hotel Macdonald Holyrood
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Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa Hotel
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Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa Hotel Edinburgh

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa and receive a full refund?
Yes, Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does this property have a pool?
Yes, this property has an indoor pool.
Is this property pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at this property?
Valet parking is available for GBP 25.00 per night.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in is from 3:00 PM to midnight.
What time is check-out at this property?
Checkout is at noon.
Where is this hotel located?
Located in Old Town, this spa hotel is steps away from Our Dynamic Earth and Royal Mile. Palace of Holyroodhouse and Princes Street are also within 10 minutes. Edinburgh Waverley Station is 11 minutes by foot.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa

4.4
Excellent
5 - Excellent
563
4 - Good
362
3 - Okay
80
2 - Mediocre
29
1 - Poor
10
4.5
Cleanliness
4.5
Service and Staff
4.3
Amenities
4.4
Property condition

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

For a first stay after lockdown it was great for our wedding - we hope to come back next year when we can try the spa and restaurant in more normal times

Stayed 6 nights in Jul 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Excellent hotel with great facilities in a good location with lovely friendly staff.

Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities

Staff were helpful and friendly. Room spacious and clean. Food very good. Leisure facilities clean and well maintained but the pool water was too cold.

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Pleasant hotel

We had a pleasant stay at the McDonald Holyrood, would throughly recommend. Bed was so comfy

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Fabulous hotel

Fabulous hotel in walking distance to all the sights, great pubs and restaurants. We will definitely come back.

Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020