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Great location off the beaten path but still close enough to walk to all the major attractions!

Water was coming up for the shower while we used, The faucet on the shower change the water temperature hardly, very dirty walls.

The hotel was amazing. Breakfast was tasty. The shower was great; water was hot enough and the water pressure was decent. Everything was clean. I would definitely stay again.

The hotel staff were welcoming, accommodating and friendly. It became a second home for the week!

Super friendly and helpful staff! From the restaurant to concierge and maintenance, everyone was helpful, knowledgeable and accommodating.

Very nice facility, customer service was lacking. Room was extremely hot due to no A/C, which is understandable, but we couldn't open the windows more than two inches. They finally brought up a small fan which helped some. Our hot water didn't work and the desk person kept saying just turn it all the way to hot. Duh. After callind twice, they sent someone up to " show us how to use it" and lo and behold, it wasn't working. They then said we could go down to the first floor and take a shower in a vacant room. When I asked if we could just move to that room, they acted as if this would be a big problem but eventually agreed. The room on the first floor ended up being cooler, which made us happy.

Needs more electrical outlets. Not up to date with current device needs. Otherwise nice hotel

81 Holyrood Road Edinburgh Scotland

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Royal Mile and Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Located in Old Town, Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa is adjacent to Royal Mile and within a 10-minute walk of other popular attractions like Palace of Holyroodhouse. This 156-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. For your convenience, a full breakfast is served for a fee on weekdays from 7 AM to 10 AM and on weekends from 7 AM to 11 AM.


Rooms

All 156 rooms feature coffee makers, free newspapers, and safes. TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, and slippers. Phones, ironing boards, and desks are also available.


Property features

At Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa, guests enjoy a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a health club. Valet parking is available for GBP 25.00 per night. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with luggage storage, tours or tickets, and dry cleaning/laundry. Other amenities at this spa hotel include free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and express check-in.

Room options

Deluxe Double Room (Feature)

1 Double Bed | Sleeps 2

Family Room (Classic Family 4)

1 King Bed and 2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 4

Classic Double Room

1 Double Bed | Sleeps 2

Classic Twin Room

2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa

Everyone (7) Couples (1) Family (1)
5
Everyone

By on Oct 9, 2019

Review comment responded on Oct 9, 2019

Thanks for your 5 star review, much appreciated

5
Partner Couples

Great location off the beaten path but still close enough to walk to all the major attractions!

By on Jul 17, 2019

Review comment responded on Jul 17, 2019

Thanks for your 5 star review and feedback, much appreciated

2
Family

Water was coming up for the shower while we used, The faucet on the shower change the water temperature hardly, very dirty walls.

By on Jul 15, 2019

Review comment responded on Jul 15, 2019

Thanks for your review, sorry to red that you didn't receive our usually high level of service, please be assured that we will address the points you raise. MAny thanks

5
Everyone

By on May 11, 2019

Review comment responded on May 11, 2019

Thanks for your positive review, much appreciated.

5
Everyone

The hotel was amazing. Breakfast was tasty. The shower was great; water was hot enough and the water pressure was decent. Everything was clean. I would definitely stay again.

By on Jan 27, 2019

Review comment responded on Jan 27, 2019

Thank you for your review, delighted to read that everything was to your satisfaction. Look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Thanks again.

5
Everyone

The hotel staff were welcoming, accommodating and friendly. It became a second home for the week!

By on Sep 6, 2018

Review comment responded on Sep 8, 2018

Dear Jane, Thank you so much and I am delighted the team looked after you so well. Look forward to welcoming you back soon Kind regards Andrew Boe Hotel Manager

5
Everyone

Super friendly and helpful staff! From the restaurant to concierge and maintenance, everyone was helpful, knowledgeable and accommodating.

By , from New York on Sep 5, 2018

Review comment responded on Sep 8, 2018

Dear Lil, Thank you so much for you recent feedback and I am delighted the team went above and beyond to exceed your expectations. Hope to see you again soon Kind regards Andrew Boe Hotel Manager

3
Everyone

Very nice facility, customer service was lacking. Room was extremely hot due to no A/C, which is understandable, but we couldn't open the windows more than two inches. They finally brought up a small fan which helped some. Our hot water didn't work and the desk person kept saying just turn it all the way to hot. Duh. After callind twice, they sent someone up to " show us how to use it" and lo and behold, it wasn't working. They then said we could go down to the first floor and take a shower in a vacant room. When I asked if we could just move to that room, they acted as if this would be a big problem but eventually agreed. The room on the first floor ended up being cooler, which made us happy.

By , from Tennessee on Jul 27, 2018

Review comment responded on Jul 28, 2018

Dear Libby, Thank you for your recent review and I am pleased you like the property. I am sorry you had issues with your hot water and I am disappointed to read the way the situation was handled by the team and I will be sure to address this. I hope we get the chance to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards Andrew Boe Hotel Manager

4
Everyone

Needs more electrical outlets. Not up to date with current device needs. Otherwise nice hotel

By on May 25, 2018

Review comment responded on Jun 1, 2018

Thank you so much for your recent feedback and I am pleased you found the hotel to be nice. We are currently looking into the power in the rooms so I appreciate your comments. Hope to see you again soon kind regards Andrew Boe Hotel Manager

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa

81 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 8AU
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