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Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

81 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AU, Scotland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great hotel with excellent position to explore Edinburgh. Super friendly and helpful staff. Fabulous, breakfast each freshly cooked to order. Spacious, clean room. Great trip , would highly recommend.

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

Dear ked63, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. Your 5* star review was warmly received by the team and I this morning. We have a creative and talented team at our hotel, and when we received reviews outlining this, it truly is most welcoming and pleasing. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next... More 

Brisbane, Qld
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37 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed 3 nights. Larger than average sized room and bathroom, plus a large desk. Room was back of hotel. No street noise at all. Room had two single beds made up as a double. Quite comfortable bed, but only one bedside table and light on one side of the bed. Valet car parking works well. Better than average breakfast with... More 

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

Dear PealBrisbane, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are delighted that your recent stay of 3 nights was so enjoyable. Your review was warmly received by the team and I. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Edinburgh. Kind regards Stuart Broomfield More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Me and my girlfriend gone there for the afternoon tea was very good the service and quality of the food the staff know what they are doing very friendly and attendive the restaurant have a beautiful decoration

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

Dear MarceloMegan, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are truly delighted that your afternoon tea was so enjoyable. We are due some beautiful weather this week, we hope you’ll be able to come along and enjoy some or our wonderful Scottish dishes, or indeed, our Champagne and canapés terrace. We look forward to welcoming you.... More 

Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The moment we arrived, all expectations were met. Great lobby atmosphere and the room was the perfect size with flat screen television. The free breakfast buffet was just what we needed for a long day at Old Town too. I highly recommend.

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

Dear liztravel571 Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We delighted that your recent visit was so enjoyable. Your 5* review was warmly received by the team and I. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Edinburgh. Kind regards Stuart Broomfield More 

Notthingham
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was there for a wedding and found the whole day, accompanied by the service from the staff, to be exemplary. They really helped make the day an enjoyable occasion. Would highly recommend and look forward to having to return to Edinburgh again

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

Dear Z8390VRchrish, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We do love weddings at Holyrood and we feel truly honoured to host such special occasions. Your 5* review is greatly appreciated by the team and I. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Edinburgh. Kind regards Stuart Broomfield More 

Scotland
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69 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent one night here midweek. We were impressed by the staff from the moment we arrived. We parked outside the hotel and the car was then parked by staff. Checking in was no problem. Our room was large and well appointed. The bed was huge and, more importantly, one of the most comfortable I have ever slept in. Reasonably sized... More 

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

Wandrin'Star, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are delighted that you recent visit was so enjoyable. We are very blessed with our location and we have great facilities in our hotel, we do hope on your next visit, you will be have time to relax by the pool and perhaps enjoy a treatment. From the... More 

Aviemore
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wish that we could have stayed longer as we only booked one night,the staff were so welcoming and every question we had answered with no hesitation.We liked how there was secure parking and how a member of staff looked after your car up until you were departing.Would defianetly stay there again

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

Dear 307 Lucym, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are delighted that your recent visit was so enjoyable. We have such a wonderful and talented team, to receive reviews outlining this is always so pleasing. We look forward to welcoming you on your next visit to Edinburgh. Kind regards Stuart Broomfield More 

mandurah
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44 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were sorry that we had just booked for 1 night. Next time we will book direct with the hotel and stay longer. The valet parking was good, closeness to all activities and the airport . Very friendly and helpful staff.

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

Dear Teresa M, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. Your review was warmly received by the team and I this morning. We are truly delighted that your recent visit was so enjoyable. We do hope on your next visit, you will be able to stay with us longer and get to enjoy Holyrood and the city.... More 

Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a lovely college reunion in a private room on the 1st floor. Later on we were asked to move to the bar on the ground floor. There were a group of extremely drunk men who were extremely loud and using disgusting language. Did spoil the evening a bit. Next morning, after breakfast while getting ready to leave and changing... More 

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

Dear Barbara H, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. The reunion certainly was very successful and was delighted to host such a special occasion. It is very disappointing that a member of the team entered your room, we addressed this immediately with a reboot of all internal systems. From the team and I please accept our... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the pleasure of visiting the Spa & Leisure club today for a massage and facial done by Monika. I was welcomed by a lady called Mel who was lovely and told me that Monika wouldn't be long and that she would be carrying out my treatment. The whole experience was great, I would certainly recommend the Spa and... More 

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

Dear Tracy B, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel spa & leisure club. We are delighted that your treatments were so enjoyable. From Mel, Monika, the team and I, we look forward to welcoming you on your next visit. Kind regards Stuart Broomfield More 

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Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavored souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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