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Get an overview of this hotelEco-friendly Edinburgh hotel in Old Town, walk to Arthur's Seat



Located in Old Town, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Our Dynamic Earth, Arthur's Seat, and Palace of Holyroodhouse. St. Giles' Cathedral and Scottish Parliament are also within 15 minutes.

Hotel Features

This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, an indoor pool, and a health club. Wired Internet in public areas is free. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a sauna, and a steam room are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 156 rooms offer free wired Internet, cable TV, and free newspapers. In-room massages, hair dryers, and safes are among the other amenities that guests will find.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to an indoor pool, Macdonald Holyrood Hotel provides a health club, a sauna, and a steam room. The hotel offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Wired high-speed Internet access is complimentary.

Business-related amenities at this 4-star property consist of a business center and a meeting room. This eco-friendly hotel also offers tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and a fireplace in the lobby. Onsite parking is available (surcharge).

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel is a smoke-free property.

  • Sauna 
  • Health club 
  • Conference space 
  • Business center 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Express check-out 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Total number of rooms - 156 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Express check-in 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Turkish bath/Hammam 
  • One meeting room 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Restaurant 
  • Year Built 1998 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Steam room 
  • Indoor pool 
  • Wedding services 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Rollaway/extra beds available  
  • Laundry facilities  


Available in all rooms: Free wired high-speed Internet

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge) , Free wired high-speed Internet


Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Phone 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Climate control 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Slippers 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Desk 
  • In-room safe 
  • Rollaway/extra beds available 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Free newspaper 

Where to Eat

Breakfast is available for a surcharge each morning.

Acanthus - This restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool, a health club, a sauna, and a steam room.

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

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Accessible parking 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Braille or raised signage 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 2 PM


Check-out time is 11 AM

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.

Additional policies and fees may apply when booking more than 7 rooms. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


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Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.
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