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Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

4-starThis establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.
81 Holyrood RoadEdinburghScotlandEH8 8AUUnited Kingdom

4-star hotel with spa, near Palace of Holyroodhouse
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Great location
Great room
Wellness Area
Great wellness & sports facilities
Tasty breakfast
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Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

from £119
  • Classic Double Room
  • Classic Twin Room
  • Classic Double Room (King)
  • Family Room (Classic Family 3)
  • Family Room (Classic Family 4)
  • Classic Double Room, Accessible (Accessible)
  • Deluxe Double Room (Feature Double)
  • Deluxe Suite (Feature Suite)
  • Deluxe Double Room (Feature King)
  • Executive Suite
  • Executive Double Room (King)
  • Classic Double Room, Accessible

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 156 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free wired Internet access in rooms



  • Valet parking *

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print 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) -
  • Conference space size (meters) -
  • One meeting room
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Number of buildings/towers -
  • Built in
  • Lift
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

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
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free wired Internet
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


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.


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

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.

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel’s small print

Also known as

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


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

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

Optional extras

Valet parking costs GBP 25.00 per night

Rollaway beds are available for GBP 15.0 per night

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

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

What’s around Macdonald Holyrood Hotel


  • In Old Town
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse (5-minute walk)
  • Arthur's Seat (7-minute walk)
  • St. Giles' Cathedral (14-minute walk)
  • Greyfriars Kirk (16-minute walk)
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre (17-minute walk)
  • University of Edinburgh (19-minute walk)
  • Princes Street Gardens (20-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) 29-min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station 12-min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station 12-min drive
  • Edinburgh Brunstane Station 14-min drive
  • Valet parking (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 674 reviews

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel
This is a great hotel rooms are fantastic and it’s GrT location for the old town
Marcus, gb2 night trip
Macdonald Holyrood Hotel
One night break
Lovely hotel and excellent value for money. Nice friendly staff. Room nice if a little too warm during night but better than too cold . Royal mile within close walking distance so easy access to the nice pubs along this street. Hotel bar nice and relaxing and reasonably priced. Would definitely book again.
Gillian, gb1 night trip
Macdonald Holyrood Hotel
Very Good8.0
Good quiet location, nice hotel and friendly staff
Good quiet location, nice hotel and friendly staff, what else do you want. A broken boiler meant no hot water on the evening we were there. Not really their fault. They reduced the bill so O.K.
Peter, gb1 night trip
Macdonald Holyrood Hotel
The room was large and quiet. The swimming pool was also really nice. Very much enjoyed my brief stay
A Traveller, gb1 night trip
Macdonald Holyrood Hotel
Very Good8.0
/ night break
Great hotel for: location, cleanliness, room standard . No down sides so would book again
beverley, gb2 night trip

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