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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 KingdomGreat location! See map

4-star hotel with spa, near Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • Free Internet
  • Collect nightsFor every 10 nights, get 1 reward* night!
Fantastic service
Great pool
Wellness Area
Great wellness & sports facilities
Value for money
Value for money could be better
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Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

from £135
  • 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) - 0
  • Conference space size (meters) - 0
  • 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 - 1
  • Built in 1998
  • Lift
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • 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, massages and facials. 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
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  • Macdonald Holyrood
  • Macdonald Holyrood Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Hotel Macdonald Holyrood
  • Macdonald Holyrood Edinburgh
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  • 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 hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room 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) 30-min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station 12-min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station 13-min drive
  • Edinburgh Brunstane Station 14-min drive
  • Valet parking (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 643 reviews

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel
Lovely hotel
Lovely accommodation for a weekend away. Loved the elemis toiletries too. Concierge team were delightful and had a handy selection of umbrellas for the shower we endured. Thanks for a lovely stay
Lyn, gb1 night trip
Macdonald Holyrood Hotel
McDonald Holyrood Hotel
Excellent service at the hotel and breakfast spot on
Darren, gb2 night trip
Macdonald Holyrood Hotel
Very Good8.0
Lovely hotel
If you can get a good price this is a lovely hotel. The rooms are great and having stayed here twice for business I think the staff are lovely. When travelling solo it is always nice to have staff who want to engage in conversation. The downside I would say is the breakfast - I had scrambled eggs and smoked Salmon which whilst being lovely wasn't exactly a huge portion. Yes you get the continental breakfast as well but considering everything else in the hotel is brilliant breakfast was the only slight let down. Other than that its in a good location not far from the main drag
Nick, gb1 night trip
Macdonald Holyrood Hotel
Lovely stuff
Great hotel in a perfect location
Paul, gb2 night trip
Macdonald Holyrood Hotel
Very Good8.0
Actual hotel fine but need to sort staff rostering
All fine except the reception area was totally under staffed and should be addressed by the management of the hotel. Guests were asking concierge questions to check in staff and this held up those wanting to check in and out. Apart from that a nice hotel.
simon, gb1 night trip

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