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Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

81 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AU, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

From the moment we arrived every member of staff during our 3 night stay for the Tattoo was friendly and helpful. Our room was a good size, very clean and nicely decorated. The pool, sauna and steam room were perfect to relax after lots of walking around the sights. We only used the restaurant for breakfast which was fantastic, not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Jacob was very helpful and he remembered that we'd stayed before. Like I said the staff make this hotel. We ate in the hotel the second evening and must say service and food were good.We'd certainly go back to this hotel.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed only one night at this Hotel as we were attending the Tattoo ,very plesant stay. Very quiet, good night sleep, beds very comfortable. Staff all very nice and helpful. The only thing is this hotel is slightly out if anyone has walking problems it might be a problem but if you enjoy walking as we do would have no... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice hotel.comfortable room...very quiet, couldn't hear other visitors.breakfast was plentiful and very nice with good service. Very good location for the old town..less than 10 minutes walk into town..however, slightly uphill which wasn't a problem for us. We had a 3 night stay and we were supposed to fly to Scotland from Bristol.unfortunately our flight was cancelled and we had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed here for a 2 nights as we wanted to visit the Tattoo and the Fringe. Booked direct with the hotel. We arrived early and had anticpated that our room would not be ready as was the case, However we received a warm and friendly welcome from reception staff who arranged for our luggage to be held until our room... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fantastic place to stay. We would give this hotel a rating of 4.5 stars! Room was spacious as well as luxurious. Bed was the most comfortable we had in all of the UK. Walking distance to Edinburgh Castle and all the shopping you could want. Staff were excellent and the food was great.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed here during the fringe festival, hotel location is ideal as its only a few mins walk to the heart of the old town. Staff were very friendly and made us feel very welcome. Room was spacious and clean. Only complaint is that the "Double Bed" was actually 2 singles pushed together and air con wasn't all that great, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

1st stay at a Macdonald hotel great experience, We arrived well before check in but reception phoned to see if our rooms were ready , we got a free up greade which is always a bonus, room was lovely and coffee machine was a big bonus , We ate dinner in the hotel because Edinburgh was busy with fringe .The... More 

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

Dear jmacInverness, Thank you ever so much for the five stars and the lovely review. It was great to hear that you have had such a relaxing time with us here at the Holyrood and have enjoyed the facilities. I was pleased to read you have enjoyed the upgrade and bedroom amenities. Thank you also for highlighting the Acanthus restaurant... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I booked during the Fringe and so hotel availability was scarce. The city was heaving and everyone was busy fitting in lots of shows - apart from me and a few other people who seemed (stupidly) to be in Edinburgh on business! Check-in didn't get us off to a great start. A single person staffing the desk with a long... More 

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

Dear liberaceLondon, Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback on Trip Advisor following your recent stay with us her at the Holyrood Hotel. Apologies for any delay with your check in but very happy to hear that you have been warmly welcomed and looked after from the front of house team. I take on board your feedback... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I prefer the 'old town' so this hotel was a perfect location for our stay. If your intention is to spend time near to Princes' Street this hotel would be a little too far for walking distance. Hotel was spotless and staff professional but friendly Didn't get time to use the leisure facilities but the gym and pool looked adequate... More 

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

Dear ShamblesTeeside, Thank you very much for the five star review and the wonderful comments following your recent stay with us here at the Holyrood Hotel. Thank you also for your feedback regarding the team and they shall be grateful for your kind words. I hope in time we can welcome you back to the Holyrood Hotel. Kind Regards, Stuart... 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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