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Located in Old Town, Macdonald Holyrood Hotel is adjacent to Our Dynamic Earth and within a 10-minute walk of other popular attractions like Arthur's Seat. This 156-room, 4-star hotel has a restaurant along with conveniences like a full-service spa and an indoor pool. It's in central Edinburgh and also a short walk from Palace of Holyroodhouse and St. Giles' Cathedral.


Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. Start each morning off right with full breakfast served for a fee.


All 156 air-conditioned rooms provide coffee makers, free newspapers, and safes. TVs come with cable channels, and free wired Internet keeps guests connected. Bathrooms have hair dryers, free toiletries, and slippers. Phones, ironing boards, and desks are also standard.

Property features

Guests of Macdonald Holyrood Hotel enjoy a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a health club. Valet parking is available for a fee. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this spa hotel include WiFi in public areas, conference space, and express check-in.


  • Walking distance to Our Dynamic Earth and Arthur's Seat
  • Free wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to a full-service spa, Macdonald Holyrood Hotel features an indoor pool and a health club. The hotel offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Wired high-speed Internet access is complimentary.

Event facilities measuring 0 square feet (0 square meters) include conference space. This eco-friendly hotel also offers tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and a fireplace in the lobby. Onsite parking is available (surcharge).

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel is a smoke-free property.

  • Health club 
  • Conference space 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Express check-out 
  • Total number of rooms - 156 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Express check-in 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Turkish bath/Hammam 
  • One meeting room 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Restaurant 
  • Year Built 1998 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 0 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 0 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Indoor pool 
  • Wedding services 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Laundry facilities  


Available in all rooms: Free wired high-speed Internet

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge) , Free wired high-speed Internet


Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel offers 156 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and complimentary newspapers. Cable television is provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, slippers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

This Edinburgh hotel provides complimentary wired high-speed 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.

  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Phone 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Slippers 
  • Television 
  • Cable TV service 
  • In-room safe 
  • Desk 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Room service (24 hours) 

Where to Eat

Full breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning.

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

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Things to Do

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.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 

Spa Services

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.

  • Hot stone massage 
  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Steam room in spa 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Sauna in spa 
  • Massages 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 2 PM


Check-out time is 11 AM


  • Pets allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.

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


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 21.50 per person (approximately)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

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

Awards & 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.

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