Ratings based on 913 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.3 out of 5
92% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller

Posted 10-Oct-2016
Lovely hotel, well located excellent accommodating staff
5out of 5
by A verified traveller from Torpnto

Posted 08-Oct-2016
Pros: Comfort of room, very clean and excellent customer service
Cons: Location could have been a little closer to castle but really not that much of an issue. Our stay was thoroughly enjoyable
Location: Close to holyrood palace and the royal mile
4out of 5
by A verified traveller

In nice quiet area close to many attractions

Posted 03-Oct-2016
Pros: See above. Really appreciated the staff.
Cons: Place feels a little tired.
Location: See above.
This is not the most modern/up-to-date hotel but it was a pleasant stay. Pool and sauna were being updated and that would have been nice to know before booking. Room size was wonderful and rooms were very clean but an update here would be nice. I personally liked the location - at the end of the Royal Mile - near the Holyrood Palace, the Scottish Parliament and Arthur's Seat - but some may find it a little far. I can't say enough nice things about Frank the concierge; so friendly and helpful. Overall, I enjoyed my stay there but if you're looking for a modern facility, this isn't your place.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller from singapore

Pleasantly surprised & good value for money

Posted 02-Oct-2016
2 thumbs up. Clean, posh, well maintained & good location
3out of 5
by A verified traveller from California

Older hotel close to Holyrood Park

Posted 22-Sep-2016
Pros: Location
Cons: A firmer mattress, new couch, and new carpet/floor would be great.
Location: A five minute walk to Holyrood Palace, as well as Arthur's Seat (my highlight of visiting Edinburgh) and just off the bottom of the Royal Mile.
Great location close to Holyrood Park, Palace, and Royal Mile. Close to a Tesco Express and a couple of restaurants. I was under-impressed with the hotel room itself, which was a good size but with a sunken mattress and sunken/older couch.
3out of 5
by A verified traveller

Posted 21-Sep-2016
缺點:飯店地點離waverley station頗遠,位於舊城區的石板路拖行李很不方便,飯店未事先告知早餐須收取多少費用。優點:房間整體來說蠻舒適的。
5out of 5
by A verified traveller from Scotland

Little bit of luxury down near the Royal Mile

Posted 19-Sep-2016
Pros: up market and luxurious lobby and entrance hall.
Cons: some fo the wood work around the wardrobe was a bit tired looking
Location: open top bus tours 2 mins away at Holyrood palace/ stright onto Crags and A Seat/ Royal Mile/ great cafes/ restaurants/ pubs /
We enjoyed a one night stay in a twin room. There was limited view of the Crags but as we were out and about this didnt matter. The beds were comfy, lots of hot water for a bath, tea bags and a air conditioning that you could switch off. The reception staff were very polite and friendly as were other members of staff that we passed in the corridor. Great location for cafes/restaurants/ open top bus tours/
5out of 5
by A verified traveller from Chambéry

Très bel hôtel

Posted 18-Sep-2016
Pros: tout !!
Cons: Je n'en vois aucun
Location: Holyrood est un quartier calme, un peu excentré, Arthur's Seat est à voir, bonne grimpette à prévoir mais la récompense est au sommet
Un hôtel comme on aimerait en visiter plus souvent, Le personnel très disponible et à l'écoute Une chambre très bien équipée et confortable Bar et pdj de très bonne qualité Emplacement calme dans une ville agréable, conviviale et attachante
5out of 5
by A verified traveller from Niagara Region Canada

Excellent in every way

Posted 11-Sep-2016
Pros: Staff, room, location, quiet
Location: Close to all of old town and the Royal Mile at the Palace end.
After many nights in Edinburgh I can say without hesitation that our night at the MacDonald was far and away the best. Great staff, quiet and comfortable room, excellent location if you know your way around the old town. Absolutely no omplaints.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller from Los Angeles

3 nights in Edinburgh

Posted 02-Sep-2016
Pros: excellent location and great staff
Cons: Quite pricey. Should include breakfast for the price.
Location: walking distance to all sites.
Lovely hotel within walking distance to all of the sites and great restaurants.