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Macdonald Holyrood Hotel - Edinburgh

4 star Hotel Edinburgh

81 Holyrood Road - Edinburgh

Price starting from £ 80 .16

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel is a 4-star Edinburgh city center hotel in the Old Town-area, under 500 meters from Palace of Holyroodhouse and People's Story Museum.

Location of Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

In addition to being in an area full of entertainment, St. Giles' Cathedral, Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre and Our Dynamic Earth are all under 15 minutes walk. Other points of interest include Scottish Parliament, Calton Hill, Festival Theatre and Real Mary King's Close.


Free high-speed (wired) Internet access is available.


Pop into Steak and Grill - the onsite restaurant where you can enjoy breakfast and dinner.


Your Edinburgh hotel has 156 rooms, a sauna, an indoor pool, a health club, a steam room and massage/treatment rooms. You can also find a bar/lounge, currency exchange, tour/ticket assistance, luggage storage, dry cleaning/laundry, express check-in, express check-out, a porter/bellhop, an elevator (lift) and laundry facilities. Business amenities include small meeting rooms and a business center. The front desk at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel is open 24 hours.

Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 8.2 Very Good
Based on 10 hotel reviews © 2014

Our stay here was amazing- couldn't fault it in any way. The cooked breakfast was ...

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Breakfast at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

A hot/cold buffet breakfast is served each morning for a fee.

Facilities at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Lift/elevator
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry room
  • Currency exchange
  • Laundry service
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Valet service
  • Private parking
  • Guarded car park
  • Conference room
  • Business Center
  • Meeting Room
  • Personal newspapers
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Concierge
  • City tour
  • Luggage room
  • Health club
  • Massages
  • Steam bath
  • Sauna
  • Internet/Email services

Know before you go

Check-in: after 2 PM.

Check-out: before noon.


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel 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.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: GBP 15.00 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: GBP 10.00 (for 24 hours, rates may vary)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel is also known as

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Macdonald Holyrood Hotel reviews

10 Outstanding!
  • February 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Well what can we say, this hotel has everything you would want and only to minutes away from everything . When we stay in Edinburgh we aways book in the Holyrood Hotel , the hotel itself and staff are at a very high standard and any thing you require is not a problem. Definitely not one to miss .

10 Outstanding!
  • December 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

The staff were very attentive and efficient. We had dinner in the hotel which was lovely. Breakfast was excellent and we would not hesitate in staying here again.

6.7 Fair
  • October 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Breakfast was disappointing as the hot breakfast was buffet and cannot be compared to an individual home-cooked breakfast. It was soggy and dull. Service reasonable. Found an old stuff bag behind chair in our room but otherwise clean. Work going on in lobby which made it smaller at present but that cannot be helped. I stayed here a few years ago and it did feel as if there was a more run-down feel to it. It needs upgrade but still comfortable, clean and well-sited for us. I used the pool and sauna room which was a bonus.

  • October 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

when arriving at hotel struggled to enter building due to the amount of smokers outside from the N.A conference. When entered hotel it was being upgraded and building work was going on. Hotel room was nice and staff friendly. Pool area was not great and didn't not use the showers and they were needed upgraded. Breakfast very poor with half cooked bacon and not much choice for vegetarians

9.5 Outstanding!
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Brazil

Excellent hotel and close to the main attractions of the city!

8.6 Excellent
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Finland

Location is very good. Short walk from the main streets, Royal mile and Princes street. Took about 20 minutes from the airport and cost about 17 pounds. Every city center sight seeing targets are near like Earth center, which is almost opposite and Holyrood palace and new (terribly ugly) parliament house, which are beside it. So it does not take many days/hours to walk and see them all. In the hotel there is a good gym and helpful personnel in the "spa" (pool and gym). Massages etc. were available, not ever for the same day. I quess it has to ordered a day before. Breakfast was good: there is a default buffet for bread, juice, fruits and cereals. But the warm one you must order (it is included in the breakfast, no extra charge). Although both of our days an invoice was braught to us, though it included in our room price. So ask for douplechecking if so. I would come again. The city center (like Royal mile area) would not be so quite at nights, so if you want be sure of good night sleeps, choose this.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

7.7 Good
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

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7.9 Good
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

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Room Details

Book your family-friendly accommodation at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, offering 156 guest rooms with climate control. Cable TV channels offer entertainment at the end of a busy day. Business travelers visiting the Old Town area will have access to free (wired) high-speed Internet access as well as desks and complimentary newspapers.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with shower/tub combinations, slippers and complimentary toiletries. Irons/ironing boards and hair dryers are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Additional guest comforts include air conditioning, safes and blackout drapes/curtains.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • In-room ironing facilities
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Extra beds
  • Baby cots/cribs available
  • Cable TV
  • High speed Internet access

Distances from Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

Our Dynamic Earth - 0 km / 0 mi
People's Story Museum - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Scottish Parliament - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Palace of Holyroodhouse - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Arthur's Seat - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
John Knox House - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Museum of Childhood - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Brass Rubbing Centre - 0.6 km / 0.3 mi
Calton Hill - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Nelson Monument - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Surgeon's Hall - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Festival Theatre - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Waterloo Place - 0.7 km / 0.5 mi
Talbot Rice Gallery - 0.7 km / 0.5 mi
Fruitmarket Gallery - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
The preferred airport for Macdonald Holyrood Hotel is Edinburgh (EDI) - 11.7 km / 7.3 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.

Transportation services Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

  • Valet service
  • Private parking
  • Guarded car park