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Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

4-starThis establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.
81 Holyrood RoadEdinburghScotlandEH8 8AUUnited Kingdom, (02) 8228 1927

4-star hotel with spa, near Arthur's Seat
  • Free Internet
Fantastic service
Wellness Area
Great wellness & sports facilities
Great pool
Value for money
Value for money could be better
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From 3,221 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

from A$140
  • Classic Double Room
  • Classic Twin Room
  • Classic Double Room (King)
  • Family Room (Classic Family 3)
  • Family Room (Classic Family 4)
  • Classic Double Room, Accessible (Accessible)
  • Deluxe Double Room (Feature Double)
  • Deluxe Suite (Feature Suite)
  • Deluxe Double Room (Feature King)
  • Executive Suite
  • Executive Double Room (King)
  • Classic Double Room, Accessible

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 156 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free wired Internet access in rooms



  • Valet parking *

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Indoor pool
  • Health club
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
Working away
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 0
  • Conference space size (meters) - 0
  • One meeting room
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Built in 1998
  • Lift
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free wired Internet
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


The onsite spa has massage/treatment rooms. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, massages, and facials. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a steam room, and Turkish bath/hammam.


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

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.

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, Edinburgh, United Kingdom’s small print

Also known as

  • Macdonald Holyrood Hotel Edinburgh
  • Macdonald Hotel Holyrood
  • Macdonald Holyrood Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
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  • Macdonald Holyrood Edinburgh
  • Macdonald Holyrood
  • Macdonald Holyrood Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Hotel Macdonald Holyrood
  • Macdonald Holyrood Edinburgh
  • Macdonald Holyrood Hotel
  • Macdonald Holyrood Hotel Edinburgh


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

Optional extras

Valet parking costs GBP 25.00 per night

Rollaway beds are available for GBP 15.0 per night

Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 18.00 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, Edinburgh, United Kingdom


  • In Old Town
  • Arthur's Seat - 6 min walk
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse - 6 min walk
  • St. Giles' Cathedral - 15 min walk
  • Greyfriars Kirk - 16 min walk
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 17 min walk
  • University of Edinburgh - 18 min walk
  • Princes Street Gardens - 21 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) - 28 min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 14 min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station - 11 min drive
  • Slateford Station - 12 min drive
  • Valet parking (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 647 reviews

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Very Good8.0
Ok staff service could be improved
Hotel itself is very nice but staff service can be on the slow side. I had to wait at reception as no one was there even though a member of staff could see me but was having a conversation with someone out of sight same when waiting for a table at breakfast
Mrs lynne, au1 night trip
Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
It was wonderful to return to the hotel and our room after a long day of sightseeing. The room was large, the chairs comfy as was the bed. The staff were particularly helpful and friendly.
A Traveller, au3 night romance trip
Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
OK Hotel without being anything special.
The staff are friendly. The rooms are looking a little tired and lacking a bar fridge. Breakfast was ok, but service was hit and miss. One morning it was good, the other it was very slow and the staff seemed stressed.
Michael, au2 night trip
Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Excellent accommadtion
Great place to stay easy walking access to everything from Palace Holyrood to Edinburgh castle staff great, bar great for a night cap would definately stay again.
Judith, au2 night trip with friends
Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
A quality hotel in the best location
A very professional operation.
Alan, au2 night romance trip

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Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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