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Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa

4-star hotel in Old Town Edinburgh with spa and indoor pool

  • Free WiFi
From
£116

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  • Standard Room, 2 Single Beds - Bathroom
  • Deluxe Suite (Feature Suite) - Bathroom
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81 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AU, Scotland, United Kingdom
8.4.Very good.
  • Great place to stay, very clean and the room was big and comfortable had a great…

    Sep 24, 2021

  • We have stayed before but seems to have gone down hill since then. Breakfast was not as…

    Sep 22, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Individually wrapped food options are available

Guests rated location

Walkable
Quiet
Convenient
Safe
Dining options
  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 156 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Breakfast available

For families

  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Iron/ironing board

What’s around

  • In Old Town Edinburgh
  • Our Dynamic Earth - 1-minute walk
  • Royal Mile - 2-minute walk
  • Scottish Parliament - 5-minute walk
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse - 5-minute walk
  • Arthur's Seat - 6-minute walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed
  • Standard Room, 1 Double Bed
  • Family Room, 1 Double Bed (Standard Family 4)
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Superior Suite, 1 Double Bed (Super Deluxe Suite)
  • Standard Room, 2 Single Beds
  • Deluxe Room, 1 Double Bed
  • Room, 1 Double Bed, Accessible
  • Deluxe Suite, 1 Double Bed

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Old Town Edinburgh
  • Our Dynamic Earth - 1-minute walk
  • Royal Mile - 2-minute walk
  • Scottish Parliament - 5-minute walk
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse - 5-minute walk
  • Arthur's Seat - 6-minute walk
  • Princes Street - 7-minute walk
  • Museum of Childhood - 8-minute walk
  • Edinburgh Vaults - 8-minute walk
  • Festival Theatre - 10-minute walk
  • Waterloo Place - 11-minute walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) 20-min drive
  • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) 12-min walk
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station 13-min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station 6-min drive
Profile: Old Town Edinburgh

Profile: Old Town Edinburgh

Old Town is acclaimed for its castle and museums, and visitors here can explore Royal Mile and Grassmarket. This historical neighbourhood in Edinburgh is well known for its monuments and restaurants.

Appreciated for its art, this neighbourhood's cultural attractions include Edinburgh Castle and Festival Theatre. You can browse for treasures at Princes Street and Geoffrey Kiltmakers and Weavers.

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81 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AU, Scotland, United Kingdom

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 156 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. Meals other than breakfast are not included in the Half Board rate plans for children under 12 years old sharing existing bedding with 2 adults and included in the reservation details.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms

Parking

  • On-site valet parking (GBP 25.00 per night)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Electric vehicle charging point on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See fees & policies 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

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers: 1
  • Year Built – 1998
  • Lift
  • Fireplace in lobby

Accessibility

  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Low-height counters/sink
  • Grab bar - near toilet
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Things to enjoy

  • In-room massage available

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath with shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • TV
  • Cable TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Spa

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

Dining

Bistro Deluxe – This restaurant specialises in local cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Reservations are required.

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Programme, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

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

Children & extra bedsPay at property

  • Rollaway beds are available for GBP 15.0 per night

ParkingPay at property

  • Valet parking costs GBP 25.00 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff.

Contactless checkout is available.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast and through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

Policies

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

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*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

FAQs

  • Yes, Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Valet parking costs GBP 25.00 per night. Electric car charging is available.
  • Yes, there's an indoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon. Express check-in and check-out and contactless check-out are available.
  • Yes, Bistro Deluxe offers local cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Sugarhouse Sandwiches (4-min walk), Reekie's Smokehouse (4-min walk) and The Holyrood 9A (5-min walk).
  • Have fun with nearby activities such as cycling and hiking, and practise your swing on the nearby golf course. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in the indoor pool. Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa also has a Turkish bath.
8.4.Very good.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great stay

    Stayed 2 nights at this ideally situated hotel. Room very comfortable, food excellent. Cannot praise the receptionist Samoa enough, as she was so helpful in every way.

    Linda, 2 night trip, Sep 12, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excellent!!!!

    Amazing stay, will definitely be back 👍

    Jonny, 3 night business trip, Sep 3, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    Clean but old fashioned and tired.

    The MacDonald Holyrood looks lovely from the outside but unfortunately the decor is old and tired and needs a major overhaul. We were disappointed as we had expected more when we booked a four star hotel and it was not value for money. The hotel was clean and any services we availed of were polite and professional but we would not stay again.

    Jonathan, 3 night trip, Sep 3, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Really enjoyed it. Thanks

    Daniel, 2 night family trip, Aug 29, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Anniversary treat

    Spacious room on 6th floor with view of Scottish Parliament & Arthur’s Seat. Easy walking distance to Royal Mile etc.

    Jen, 1 night trip, Aug 28, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Lovely location

    Lovely hotel and well situated for Edinburgh; you’ll need to book the valet parking or there is over the road which is secure and tidy. Lots of new staff and not very much training let them down on the service front but everyone was very polite and tried hard.

    David, 2 night trip with friends, Aug 27, 2021

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  • 4.0.Fair

    To say that this hotel is a 4 star would be stretching it somewhat. Our room had a wardrobe that didn't close, the shelves in the wardrobe feel down. The hotel is tired and needs a great deal of investment. On our second night my daughter stayed in another room and found glass on the floor in her room. The breakfast was extremely poor quality produce and not worth the £18 charge. On second morning we had to re-order our breakfast 3 times and looking around every tables orders were inconsistent and was like whatever chef wanted to put on the plate they did. The breakfast on day one was so bad, we cancelled the restraunt that evening. Needless to say we wont be going back

    Robert, 2 night family trip, Aug 20, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    In need of a re-vamp and deep clean!

    Initial interaction with reception was not great- quite abrupt and seemed irritated we were there! The restaurant was really poor- quality of food was not on par or worth the £. The room was very basic and definitely in need of a revamp. Pool was nice but steam room and changing rooms were dirty and the ceilings covered in mould above the shower. Disappointing for a fairly pricey hotel which is listed as 4 star… wouldn’t stay here again or recommend.

    3 night trip, Aug 20, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    10 out of 10

    Staff - service was a 10/10. Hotel very clean 10/10 Location: 9/10 The only downside is the temperature in certain parts of the building was hot

    HECTOR, 2 night trip with friends, Aug 20, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    OK but expected better for 4 star.

    Room wasn't totally clean as we found several items left by the previous people. Fan built in the room did not work so had to get one from reception. Lengthy checking in process, reception blocked by a large pull up sign didn't help. Rooms are large and comfortable.

    Neil, 2 night family trip, Aug 18, 2021

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