$100 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 23, 2014 Check-out: Dec 24, 2014

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

4 stars
81 Holyrood Road Edinburgh, Edinburgh, 0
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
28 reviews
Comfortable Hotel

Macdonald Holyrood is a very comfortable hotel with a great location. It is right around the corner... See full review

  • HollDoll
  • Sep 12, 2014
Convenient for center and enough for a city break

Check in and check out went very smoothly, room was clean and comfortable. The mini fridge is a... See full review

  • Mrs Bismo
  • Jul 30, 2014
A Traditional Scottish Hotel located in the heart of the Royal Mile, the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel provides convenience of the city center with the restfulness of a quiet location. Facing the Crags and Arthur's Seat, this Edinburgh hotel is close to key attractions like the Scottish Parliament, Dynamic Earth and Holyrood Park, making the ideal base for exploring the city. Boasting a self-contained business center and a private Club Floor, with an exclusive lounge, this hotel is well equipped to meet the needs of business and leisure travelers. Plan the perfect city break and take advantage of the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel's award-winning restaurant, extensive leisure and spa facilities and luxurious accommodation.

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Macdonald Holyrood Hotel Rooms

CLASSIC - ROOM
Classic Double Room offers 1 queen or King Size bed. Classic Double Rooms are decorated to a high standard and feature:, a large comfortable double bed ,luxury en-suite bathrooms, satellite TV, large desk, internet connection ,complimentary mineral water, tea and coffee making facilities, safe, shoe shine service and .air conditioning.
CLASSIC - ROOM
Classic Twin Room offers two twin beds. Classic Twin Rooms are decorated to a high standard and feature:, two comfortable single bed ,luxury en-suite bathrooms,satellite TV,large desk, internet connection, complimentary mineral water, , tea and coffee making facilities, safe, shoe shine service and air conditioning.
CLASSIC - ROOM
Classic Club Floor Double offers a 1 queen size bed.Classic club floor rooms are on the private access 6th floor. All 6th floor residents have access to the club floor executive lounge where there is a daily champagne and canapé reception and honesty bar. All club floor rooms are decorated to high standard and have all the amenities offered in our classic rooms as well as luxury bathrobes, slippers and turndown service.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Pool
General
Concierge
Activities
Pool
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • The Canongate: 0.1 mi
  • Dumbiedykes: 0.1 mi
  • People's Story: 0.1 mi
  • Scottish Parliament: 0.2 mi
  • Royal Mile: 0.2 mi
  • Holyroodhouse Palace: 0.2 mi
  • Holyrood: 0.3 mi
  • Jim Garrahy's Fudge Kitchen: 0.3 mi
  • Calton Hill: 0.4 mi
  • Underground City: 0.4 mi
  • Cowgate: 0.4 mi
  • Museum of Scotland: 0.5 mi
  • St Giles Cathedral: 0.5 mi
  • Royal Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.5 mi
  • The Canongate: 0.1 mi
  • Dumbiedykes: 0.1 mi
  • People's Story: 0.1 mi
  • Scottish Parliament: 0.2 mi
  • Royal Mile: 0.2 mi
  • Holyroodhouse Palace: 0.2 mi
  • Holyrood: 0.3 mi
  • Jim Garrahy's Fudge Kitchen: 0.3 mi
  • Calton Hill: 0.4 mi
  • Underground City: 0.4 mi
  • Cowgate: 0.4 mi
  • Museum of Scotland: 0.5 mi
  • St Giles Cathedral: 0.5 mi
  • Royal Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.5 mi
  • Princes Mall: 0.6 mi
  • Abbeyhill: 0.6 mi
  • Gladstone's Land: 0.6 mi
  • Writer's Museum: 0.6 mi
  • National Portrait Gallery: 0.7 mi
  • Holyrood Abbey Church of Scotland: 0.7 mi
  • National Gallery of Scotland: 0.7 mi
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre: 0.7 mi
  • Outlook Tower: 0.7 mi
  • Grassmarket: 0.7 mi
  • Princes Street: 0.8 mi
  • Sciennes: 0.8 mi
  • Newington: 0.8 mi
  • Lauriston: 0.9 mi
  • Edinburgh Castle: 0.9 mi
  • Scott Monument: 0.9 mi
  • Meadowbank: 0.9 mi
  • Edinburgh Playhouse: 0.9 mi
  • Easter Road: 0.9 mi
  • Meadow park: 0.9 mi
  • Arthur's Seat: 1 mi
  • Pilrig: 1 mi
  • Marchmont: 1 mi
  • Jock's Lodge: 1.1 mi
  • Leith Waterworld: 1.1 mi
  • Trinity House: 1.1 mi
  • Canonmills: 1.1 mi
  • Georgian House: 1.2 mi
  • Restalrig: 1.2 mi
  • Mayfield: 1.3 mi

Dining

Opus 504
Refined and stylish, Opus 504 at the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel represents a new standard in hotel dining. Take a seat by the window and watch the city go by while you dine on award-winning British cuisine in the restaurant's peaceful atmosphere. Select a fine vintage from the extensive wine list and enjoy a candlelit meal.
Piano Bar
With its open layout, dark wood paneling and traditional décor, the Piano Lounge offers a refined yet relaxed atmosphere for you to unwind in. Prepare for a meeting with a snack from the extensive lounge bar menu, or spend an evening in the bar's friendly atmosphere.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (28)

Ratings and reviews for Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
28 out of 28
Amenities:
4.1
Room cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.6
Room comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.3
Value:
4.4

93% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
HollDoll
Business
Wisconsin
Sep 12, 2014

Comfortable Hotel

Macdonald Holyrood is a very comfortable hotel with a great location. It is right around the corner from the Royal Mile and the Holyrood Palace. It is clean, quiet, and the bed is very comfortable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mrs Bismo
Business
Egham, Surrey
Jul 30, 2014

Convenient for center and enough for a city break

Check in and check out went very smoothly, room was clean and comfortable. The mini fridge is a blessing as the weather was hot when we were there. Staff couldn't be more helpful and even though there was some minor disruption due to extra security during the Commonwealth Games, the security and police teams were both amazing and helpful explaining what was happening. Well done Edinburgh another perfect trip completed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Whiski bar in Royal Mile is handy and friendly place to grab a bite to eat or to sit just have a drink.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
sf23
Business
Philadelphia PA
Aug 26, 2013

MacDonald Hollyrood

This was a great place to finish off a two week cruise of the Baltic and North Sea. The location is not in the center of town, but close enough - across from the Hollyrood Palace and Park, as well as walking trails. This proved to be a very good thing as the Fringe Festival made any location closer to the town center much less desirable (if you like to sleep through the night). The property is well managed, elegant without being stuffy, and the service was excellent.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
MDSA
Business
Morganton, NC
Jun 16, 2013

Very good stay

Staff was absolutely perfect. Room was very nice, expensive, but quite good.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Good location for Holyrood Palace and the Royal Mile.

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Review of Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Tony1
Business
Wicklow Ireland
May 23, 2013

Highly Recommended

Extremely helpful, pleasant & efficient staff. Excellent amenities

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Pharaoh Dog
Business
San Francisco
Aug 29, 2012

No Air conditioning for Days

If this is really a four star hotel, I'm shocked. Upon asking for the air conditioning to be fixed, I was told it wasn't working for most of the rooms. My last day I spoke with the GM on duty. She didn't seem too concerned about the lack of air conditioning.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
2
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Kosta
Business
London, UK
Jul 22, 2012

Great expectations, nothing special

Very good location right off the Royal Mile. The rest was only promises. I was offered free newspaper in the morning. It never came. The drainage of the bathroom sink was blocked. The command of the air conditioning wasn't working. Nobody told me that I have to pay for the breakfast - quite expensive at £17.50. So it's mostly disappointing.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Starbucks right around the corner. It will save you £17.50 for the breakfast.

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Review of Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Foodie Groupie
Business
Bristol
Jun 3, 2012

Short City Break

The hotel is a short walk from the centre of the Old Town of Edinburgh, and a cut through next to the hotel takes you straight up to the Royal Mile in a couple of minutes. There is also a bus stop outside the front door, with buses every 20 minutes or so to the New Town and also on to Leith, for the Britannia (the bus service is excellent and great value). We visited all the usual sights but the main reason we chose Edinburgh was to sample a couple of the amazing restaurants out in Leith - truly a gourmet paradise!! The room was as you would expect for a four star hotel, and the staff were welcoming and kind. We arrived a little early but were able to go straight to our room, and were able to leave our bags after checking out while we made the most of our final day. Every request was cheerfully met and I had the impression that nothing would be too much trouble. This hotel is ideal if you prefer a quieter area and are prepared to walk a little. Edinburgh itself is beautiful and well worth a visit, we will definitely visit again

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Try the lunch menus at any of the Michelin star restaurants in Edinburgh itself, or in Leith. You will have a fantastic dining experience and probably spend about the same as you would eating in the evening in a pub/restaurant. (Avoid the wine if you're on a tight budget though!)

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Nellie
Business
Jedburgh, Scotland
May 7, 2012

City break

Excellent hotel - clean, quiet & only a short walk from royal mile. Downside - parking expensive!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
SamOK
Business
OKC, OK
Apr 19, 2012

Enjoyed the Hotel!

We really enjoyed the hotel and the staff had great recommendations on local places to visit. Very friendly and helpful!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Pubs and live music on the Royale Mile.

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