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Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa

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Indoor pool
In-room safe, desk, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board
In-room safe, desk, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board
In-room safe, desk, blackout drapes, 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
  • Social distancing
81 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH8 8AU

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationUniversity of Edinburgh14 min walk
  • Popular LocationGeorge Street18 min walk
  • Popular LocationEdinburgh Castle18 min walk
  • AirportEdinburgh (EDI)20 min drive

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About this area

Edinburgh

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa is located in Old Town Edinburgh, a neighborhood in Edinburgh, and is in the city center and near a train station. Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre and Usher Hall are cultural highlights, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Royal Mile and Princes Street. Camera Obscura and World of Illusions and Edinburgh Zoo are not to be missed. 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 - 14 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) - 20 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 accommodations with safes and complimentary newspapers. Cable television is provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, slippers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is offered daily 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 onsite 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 Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, 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/140°F 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 transportation

  • 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

  • Elevator

Guest services

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Conference space
  • 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 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 counter and sink
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

More

  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination

Entertainment

  • Cable 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
Meals other than breakfast are not included in the Half Board rate plans for children under 12 years old sharing existing bedding with 2 adults and included in the reservation details.

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

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at 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 Visa, Mastercard, American Express, 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
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

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

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

4.3

Excellent

Rating 5 - Excellent. 476 out of 940 reviews
5 - Excellent 51%
Rating 4 - Good. 325 out of 940 reviews
4 - Good 35%
Rating 3 - Okay. 94 out of 940 reviews
3 - Okay 10%
Rating 2 - Poor. 33 out of 940 reviews
2 - Poor 4%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 12 out of 940 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%

4.5/5

Cleanliness

4.4/5

Staff & service

4.3/5

Amenities

4.3/5

Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Lovely clean hotel. Stupid thing was the tv was at the side of the room and a big mirror was where it should have been so u could relax on bed to watch it Really stupid Also the room was freezing Heating didn’t work at all Had to spend most of the time under the quilt to stay warm Disgrace for the price we paid !!!!!
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Good location, clean and comfortable room. Excellent evening meal in the restaurant, similarly good breakfast. Only quibble is the desk lamp in the room didn’t work.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
didnt know the pool and spa was open to the public including childrens swimming lessons
Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Location
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2021

2/5 Poor

Travelled with partner
Disliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Breakfast service was shocking and clearly the hotel is suffering from staff shortages, reception staff helping out best they could, but was made to feel hurried, not what I want first thing in the morning. One morning I actually had my breakfast served before they had even brought the tea and coffee ! Spa facilities and in particular the changing rooms are very run down and not what we expected from a Macdonald hotel, based on previous experiences. Good location for Holyrood Park and Arthur’s Seat and a easy 15 minute walk to the castle.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2021