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Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa

Star Rating
4 out of 5



4.4 / 5Excellent
1,898 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Spa
  • Restaurant


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Scottish Parliament
    5 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Palace of Holyroodhouse
    5 min walk
  • Restaurant
    Tollbooth Tavern
    4 min walk
  • Restaurant
    7 min walk
  • Airport
    Edinburgh (EDI)
    19 min drive

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    About this area


    In the city center, Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa is in Edinburgh's Old Town neighborhood, an area with good shopping. Royal Mile and Palace of Holyroodhouse are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Arthur's Seat and Calton Hill. Our Dynamic Earth and Royal Commonwealth Pool are not to be missed. Our guests appreciate the hotel's location for the sightseeing and nightlife.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Scottish Parliament - 5 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Palace of Holyroodhouse - 5 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Arthur's Seat - 6 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Festival Theatre - 10 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Calton Hill - 13 min walk

    Getting around

    • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 11 min walk
    • Edinburgh (EDI) - 19 min drive


    • Bistro Deluxe — 1 min walk
    • Tollbooth Tavern — 4 min walk
    • Vinyasa — 7 min walk
    • Tempting Tattie — 7 min walk
    • Baba Budan — 8 min walk

    About this property

    Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa

    A full-service spa, a restaurant, and an indoor pool are available at this smoke-free hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a health club, a bar/lounge, and valet parking. All 156 rooms offer free wired Internet, 24-hour room service, and TVs with cable channels. Other amenities available to guests include coffee makers, free newspapers, and in-room massages.

    Property amenities


    • Available in all rooms: Free wired Internet
    • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi, Free wired Internet


    • Valet parking (surcharge)

    Food and Drink

    • Food and drink
    • Full breakfast available for a fee 7 AM–10 AM on weekdays and 7 AM–11 AM on weekends: GBP 18.00 per person
    • 1 restaurant
    • 1 bar
    • 24-hour room service

    Things to do

    • Pool
    • Full service spa
    • Golfing nearby
    • Mountain biking onsite
    • Fitness center/gym
    • Bicycle rentals nearby
    • Hiking/biking trails nearby
    • Spa services onsite

    Family friendly

    • Indoor pool
    • Free WiFi
    • Laundry facilities


    • Elevator/lift

    Guest Services

    • Luggage storage
    • Laundry service
    • 24-hour front desk
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Tours/ticket assistance
    • Multilingual staff
    • Porter/bellhop

    Business Services

    • Conference space
    • Meeting Rooms


    If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.
    • Accessible bathroom
    • Wheelchair accessible parking
    • In-room accessibility
    • Braille or raised signage


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

    Room amenities


    • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
    • Blackout drapes/curtains


    • Hair dryer
    • Shower/tub combination
    • Private bathroom
    • Free toiletries


    • TV
    • Cable channels

    Food and Drink

    • Coffee/tea maker


    • In-room safe
    • Iron/ironing boards
    • Desk

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

    Where to eat

    Where to eat
    Bistro Deluxe – Restaurant offering local cuisine. Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. Reservations required.


    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    5/5 Excellent

    Donald at concierge was very helpful , room nice, not many choices at restaurant

    Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2019


    Great location, close to the Scottish Parliament building, Holyrood House and Dynamic Earth and easy to cut through to the Royal Mile which runs parallel to Holyrood Road. Initial impressions were good with lovely marble floors and wood paneling to the Reception area, which is opposite the bar and restaurant. Check in was friendly and efficient and we were able to go straight up to our allocated room on the third floor. However the wardrobe was broken and we were offered another room across the corridor. In this one the knob on the 'air conditioning' panel had come off and didn't work so we were offered an upgrade to a superior room on the 'exclusive' 6th floor. This was probably the best room in the hotel and the only one with a balcony (greatly appreciated as we were able to control the temperature by opening the door!) The room was spacious but badly laid out as the table and chairs were too close to the bed on one side and had to be squeezed past. The bathroom was well equipped with plenty of space for our toiletries. Great shower (but no bath) and lovely Elemis products but in individual plastic bottles. Come on MacDonald, it's time to stop single use plastic! Would much rather have had the refillable dispensers that you have in the spa and public cloakrooms.

    Stayed 8 nights in Sep 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    This is a very convenient location with first class accommodations. The only negative about the hotel is that they seemed to be understaffed in the dining room and the staff that was there was friendly but not well trained.

    Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    Great location and rooms were very comfortable. One drawback was temperaturw control in rooms, but we were never uncomfortable.

    Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2019

    5/5 Excellent

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    Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2019

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