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Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   81 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AU, Scotland
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Ranked #90 of 147 hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hamilton
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed here with my Mum and Son for an overnight. Was told when i booked that only an executive suite was available, got it on a spring promotion, was told room had a seperate living room, was quite excited. We arrived early and room was ready, suite is just one larger room, no seperate living room. Room is large with... More

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MacdonaldHolyrood, General Manager at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Denise R, Thank you for taking the time to offer your review of the hotel. I was sorry to note that you did not enjoy your stay with us, please accept my apologies for any service shortfalls you experienced and for your disappointment with your room. I will certainly share your feedback with both the Head Housekeeper and the... More

Stenhousemuir
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Did an overnight in Edinburgh and chose this hotel. Great idea. We arrived about 11am and did not expect a room, we were hoping that the hotel would keep our bags so we could get out and about. To our surprise and delight a room was ready for us and check in was very speed and efficient and we were... More

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MacdonaldHolyrood, General Manager at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Aleis B, Many thanks for submitting your review of the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel. I am glad we surpassed your expectations and you enjoyed your overall stay with us, in particular the room being ready ahead of check in time and our award winning breakfast which we are very proud of. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon!... More

Cambridge
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I got this hotel on hotel lottery, it was advertised as a 4 star hotel but this is not what we got. We arrived late and were given the last room in the hotel. It was on the ground level floor with dirty, worn floors, sunken in beds, dated furniture, and a view of the employee smoking... More

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MacdonaldHolyrood, General Manager at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Alexis B, Thank you for taking the time to offer your review of the hotel. I am very disappointed to hear the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel did not meet with your expectations on this particular visit. In particular the room you were allocated. We are committed to investing in and improving our product for the future and as such have... More

Hertford, United Kingdom
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127 reviews 127 reviews
49 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for one night and had a large comfortable room. The wifi was good the evening I arrived but next day it was very slow, you had to sign onto The Cloud. Comfortable beds and pillows and plenty of ambient lighting. Bathroom was clean but the water in the shower was either red hot or freezing cold. They... More

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MacdonaldHolyrood, General Manager at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, responded to this review

Dear SueWithaView Thank you for your review of the Macdonald Holyrood following your recent stay. I was delighted to learn of your enjoyment and that the team looked after you so well especially Gina & Jason. It was a pleasure to hear of your experience and I really appreciate you taking the time to share your view of the hotel.... More

London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

En route to the Scottish Parliament, I called in to the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel for a snack lunch in their ROCCA Restaurant area. This was deserted at 1.00pm so the service was slick and professional. The lunch menu is just an amazing £11.95 for 2 courses and is served from 12noon to 2.30pm. I chose a double fishy option starting... More

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MacdonaldHolyrood, General Manager at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Brian M, Thank you for your glowing review of Rocca, we very much appreciate your feedback. I am delighted that you found the food quality and service delivery exceptional. It’s our dedication to serving only the highest quality food that makes us different. The chef and his team will be encouraged by this. We are certainly a new hidden... More

Edinburgh
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great stay at the Macdonalad Holyrood Hotel. From our arrival, we were overwhelmed by how friendly and helpful all the staff were. Our rooms were lovely and I would definitley say it was great value for money.

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MacdonaldHolyrood, General Manager at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, responded to this review

Dear lona M, Thank you for taking the time to review the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel following your recent stay. I was delighted to note that you had such an enjoyable stay, in particular that the staff were so attentive to you - we look forward to welcoming you back soon! Kindest regards Pamela McAllister More

Wistaston
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an excellent stay at the Holyrood from the 21st March to 23 March 2014. Rooms are great and the food is good. We ate in the hotel for breakfast and one evening meal. There was a bit of a wait for the food but not too much. The staff are very friendly and the hotel is within good... More

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MacdonaldHolyrood, General Manager at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Seancrewe, Thank you for taking the time and trouble to submit such a glowing review following your stay at the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel. I was pleased to note that you enjoyed your visit, in particular the location, service from the team and your breakfast experience. We appreciate such a helpful review. I will be delighted to share your feedback... More

Inverness, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed in November when visiting Edinburgh to attend a show at the playhouse. Great location - we were able to walk to and from the playhouse. Big bed, plenty of storage space. Not the best shower in the world but not the worst either! Reasonable price for Edinburgh.

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MacdonaldHolyrood, General Manager at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, responded to this review

Dear robynluckystars, Thank you for taking the time to offer a review of your visit to us last November. I am pleased to note that you found our location great for walking distance to the Playhouse and that your room was comfortable. We very much look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel soon. Best wishes Pamela McAllister More

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small and uncomfortable bed, mold in the bathroom, noisy from the street. The restaurant food was good, but in an almost empty restaurant the food took too long to arrive. The staff were all friendly and helpful but this doesn't redeem this hotel. A surprise as another Macdonald hotel I've stayed in was first rate all round.

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MacdonaldHolyrood, General Manager at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, responded to this review

Dear rw00001, Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback from your recent stay here at the hotel. I am sorry that we failed to meet your expectations whilst visiting us. We do take our customer feedback very seriously as it is vital in helping us maintain our high level of standards. Your feedback has highlighted training needs... More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed on this hotel for our wedding and we absolutely adored every second we spend in there. First let me start with the staff at the hotel. Every single one of them is a gem, I never feel more at home on any hotel ever. They were helpful at all times. We did feel special, and that's what you... More

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MacdonaldHolyrood, General Manager at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Rafael B, Thank you for your glowing review of the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel following your recent stay and wedding. I was delighted to learn of your enjoyment and that the team looked after you so well! It was a pleasure to hear about your positive experience and I really appreciate you taking the time to share your view of... More

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Also Known As:
Macdonald Holyrood Edinburgh
Hotel Macdonald Holyrood
Macdonald Holyrood Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
Address: 81 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AU, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#47 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#51 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#54 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Macdonald Holyrood Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The luxury 4 star Macdonald Holyrood Hotel is the perfect venue whether for business or pleasure, you are assured of an unforgettable stay. Our team of professional and welcoming staff will offer you a high standard of service to match the luxurious surroundings. Step outside and enjoy Edinburgh on your doorstep: with the Palace of Holyroodhouse, The Queen's official residence in Scotland; Edinburgh Castle; The Royal Mile; Princes Street; Our Dynamic Earth and much, much more - all within a few minutes walk. ... more   less 
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Amenities

Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#47 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh #51 Family Hotel in Edinburgh #54 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
Hotel Class
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The luxury 4 star Macdonald Holyrood Hotel is the perfect venue whether for business or pleasure, you are assured of an unforgettable stay. Our team of professional and welcoming staff will offer you a high standard of service to match the luxurious surroundings. Step outside and enjoy Edinburgh on your doorstep: with the Palace of Holyroodhouse, The Queen's official residence in Scotland; Edinburgh Castle; The Royal Mile; Princes Street; Our Dynamic Earth and much, much more - all within a few minutes walk. ... more   less 
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