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

4.0 star property

4.2/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.4/5 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
Map
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)39 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 entertainment district and near a train station. National Museum of Scotland and Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre 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) - 39 min drive

Restaurants

  • The Kilderkin - 3 min walk
  • Cafe Vivo - 3 min walk
  • Clarinda's Tearoom - 3 min walk
  • David Bann's Vegetarian Restaurant - 6 min walk
  • Lovage - 6 min walk

About this property

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa

4-star Edinburgh hotel in Old Town Edinburgh, walk to Royal Mile
Along with a full-service spa, this smoke-free hotel has an indoor pool and a restaurant. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a health club, a bar/lounge, and a steam room are onsite. 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, a health club, and a steam room.

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.

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

  • Fitness center
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Steam room

Family friendly

  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities

Conveniences

  • Elevator
  • Front-desk safe

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
  • Private bathroom
  • 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 credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted
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
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Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

4.2

Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 470 out of 960 reviews
5 - Excellent 49%
Rating 4 - Good. 329 out of 960 reviews
4 - Good 34%
Rating 3 - Okay. 106 out of 960 reviews
3 - Okay 11%
Rating 2 - Poor. 39 out of 960 reviews
2 - Poor 4%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 16 out of 960 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%

4.4/5

Cleanliness

4.4/5

Staff & service

4.3/5

Amenities

4.2/5

Property conditions & facilities

3.9/5

Eco-friendliness

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We found the hotel clean and well staffed. The staff were more than helpful and are a credit to the McDonald hotel. Thank you for a great visit to Edinburgh. Would recommend your hotel to family n friends.
Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2022

2/5 Poor

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Friendly staff on check in and at breakfast. Included breakfast was tasty and good quality food. The location is fairly good with approximately 10-15 mins walk to the castle and even less to the general royal mile area. The big disappointment was the room and general state of the hotel. I always saw Macdonald as a slightly more premium group but the hotel failed to live up to expectations. The bed wasn’t very comfortable, the room was cold and the air conditioning did absolutely nothing to warm it up and the shower extremely poor draining to the point I had to turn it off three times during a shower just to stop the shower tray over flowing. It’s really put me off using the same group of hotels again.
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Rooms were wonderful, the staff was friendly and the breakfast was tasty. Location is in between the Royal Mile and the palace so there was loads to do within a 5 min walk.
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family, Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Staff were great. Room spacious as expected. Breakfast was plenty full. The spa and attendant made my trip.
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Was good value for money and within walking distance of everything.
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2022