We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

4.0 of 5 81 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AU, Scotland
Best prices for: 1 room 1 guest
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 12 more sites!
Macdonald Holyrood Hotel
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Macdonald Holyrood Hotel
Write a Review

1,434 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    592
    505
    209
    80
    48
See reviews for
145
690
58
197
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (202)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (1434)
  • Mar-May only
    (308)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (296)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (405)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (425)
All months
Inverness, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was the second time I have stayed one night on business. Great location for Holyrood and the centre of Edinburgh, also close to the main university area. Valet car parking is really good - much easier than expected to park outside temporarily until the car can be parked properly, and no delays in retrieval. Rooms were comfortable both times... More 

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tadcaster
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've stayed at this hotel on business tens of time over the years. Its great, but the showers go cold and dangerously hot. I've reported this on nearly every visit, but the problem still haunts the otherwise excellent hotel.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
Perth
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very good service ,nice hotel ,but room very cold ,no heating.Mark the concierge was very helpful,and we were allocated another room.Would return to the hotel.Reception were very attentive.The hotel ideal placed for the area.Food excellent apart from the blue cheese.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
Inverness, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Room was pleasantly cool, which was a nice change as many hotels are too hot. Clean, tidy and generally comfortable. Staff were very pleasant and welcoming. Really good location, next to the Parliament, Royal Mile and Arthur's Seat, makes this a good location for exploring the area.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
Solihull
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Enjoyed a 3 night stay at the Holyrood primarily to watch the Scotland and Wales rugby game. Thoroughly good service during our stay and would particularly like to thank Frank and Jacob for this. Hotel room on the 6th floor was brilliant - especially the complimentary glass of champagne and canapés in the Library each evening. Breakfasts were excellent each... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My husband and I checkied in here on Friday afternoon for the weekend.From the moment we arrived til we left on Sunday we were treated like royalty.Frank the concierge welcomed us on arrival .Our room was a suite and was spacious,clean ,well appointed and warm.The bed was amazing and very comfortable.Breakfasts were perfect ,buffet style with ordered hotl food..The black... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
fife
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a feature double room with your keycard acting as your entry on to 6th floor. Room was very new and bed with topper mattress made for a couple of great night sleeps. The amenities are plentiful including espresso machine and Arran aromatic toiletries. The restaurant food was very tasty and a good selection of daily specials with attentive... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Scotland, United Kingdom
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed here 19/20th Feb to do some sightseeing. We got the room at a very good rate from their own website , it was a lot cheaper than some 3 star hotels and it came with full breakfast each day. A full cooked breakfast plus you can also help yourself to cereals,fruit,bread,cheeses ham etc all washed down with as much... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Lincoln, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Booked a double room for our 3 day stay and was very happy as it was the last double room available. All staff are very friendly and helpful, we were offered an upgrade with just a shower but we kept our original room with bath and shower combined and was very pleased with it. Not much of a view over... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Fleet, Hampshire
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
36 hotel reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

really enjoyed our weekend break at the Macdonald Holyrood. We had an exec floor room, big in size and well appointed, iron and ironing board, free bottled water, and TCMF. Very clean and one of the most comfortable beds I have slept in. When we arrived I room wasn't ready which was fine as we wanted to get out and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Macdonald Holyrood Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

Address: 81 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AU, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Castle / Royal Mile / High St , Old Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Macdonald Holyrood Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 156
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, Orbitz, Booking.com, Cheap Tickets, getaroom.com, Priceline, Despegar.com, Hotwire, Otel, Agoda, TripOnline SA, Odigeo, EasyToBook and Tingo so you can book your Macdonald Holyrood Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Macdonald Holyrood Edinburgh
Hotel Macdonald Holyrood
Macdonald Holyrood Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
Hotel Style:
#39 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#42 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#50 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#54 Business Hotel in Edinburgh

171 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (144)
Viewed
Dining (7)
Viewed
Room/suite (61)
Viewed
Bathroom (23)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (19)
Viewed
View from room (3)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (2)
Viewed
Other (29)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (27)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (5)
Viewed
Dining (10)
Viewed
Room/suite (10)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay