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Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   81 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AU, Scotland (Castle / Royal Mile / High St)
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Ranked #96 of 147 hotels in Edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we visited Edinburgh recently for a graduation. the hotel was lovely, the room was good, well appointed and clean. food was good and staff were attentive, especially Tina on reception and David in the restaurant. A special mention also to "Mr Larne" no question or request was too difficult, would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone wanting to stay in... More

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4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and myself visited Edinburgh for the first time last week and we stayed for 3 nights at the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel. From the outside the Holyrood is a typical modern building but inside it is an absolute gem. All the staff were very attentive and friendly. We were lucky enough to be on the exclusive Club Floor and... More

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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here with a friend over Fringe Fest and well what an epic stay. We arrived super early on the bus from London and asked if we could leave our bags at reception...and instead they let us check in at 8am which was great win as we hadn't had a good sleep on the bus. the rooms were absolutely... More

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Montgomery, Alabama
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Macdonald Holyrood Hotel is everything a four star property should be. I found every part of it spotless and clearly designed to provide the traveler with a first class experience. The room was spacious, beautifully furnished, quiet, and clean. There are thoughtful little touches everywhere--a portion of the bathroom mirror is heated so you see clearly even after showering.... More

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

Dear Don O, Wow thank you for such a fantastic review of the Holyrood Hotel. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay back in May and that you are already looking forward to returning to us. The team will be encouraged by your comments, especially the Housekeeping team. I am very proud to say they have just been... More

Benidorm
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this hotel as I was running the Rock n Roll half marathon but it was cancelled a few months ago. We decided to travel anyway and make a weekend of it. We arrived at 09.45 to leave our bag and the receptionist was able to take us through the check in formalities and have our bag tagged by... More

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

Dear dgutte, Thank you for taking the time to offer such a helpful review of your recent stay with us here at the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, we are glad you didn’t cancel and made the trip! I am glad you liked your room and that you both found it very spacious and facilitated all your needs. We will certainly take... More

Belfast, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed in this hotel as part of a business trip and we used the hotel facilities for our conference. The hotel was very comfortable and is located close to the Scottish Parliament. It is about 10-15 minutes walk to the top of the Royal Mile and about 2o to Princes street. Rooms well equipped - mine was on the... More

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

Dear Bernie S, Thank you for sharing your feedback from your recent business trip. We do hope that the conference went well, it was lovely to note that you found the hotel to be comfortable. I am sorry that our breakfast service was not to our usual high standards. Throughout the summer months we do have touring parties staying with... More

Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A group of 18 stayed here mid-June for 3 nights. This is definitely not a 4 star hotel. The best thing I can say about it is that the rooms are large, comparable to a standard US hotel, very large for a European hotel and the staff were friendly. Other than that, the hotel is run down and in need... More

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

Dear vacationmamma, Thank you for offering your review of the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel. I was sorry to note that in your opinion we are not a 4 star hotel and that the hotel is run down. The hotel has recently under gone a £1.5 million refurbishment throughout and your party were staying in our newly refurbished bedrooms. In Scotland we... More

Worthing, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at this hotel overnight last weekend and were treated like Royals. As it was a significant anniversary I requested a room overlooking the front of the hotel and Arthurs Rock. To our delight we were assigned an upgrade which was a suite with great views. Many thanks to the staff for all of their assistance over the weekend and... More

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

Dear Adrian H, Many thanks for taking your time to offer a glowing review of your recent stay with us. We were all very pleased that you had a nice time. Thank you for your recommendations on our newly refurbished Rocca Bar & Restaurant. I very much agree with you that the food is exceptional especially the king prawn starter.... More

Scotland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

what an amazing stay we had here , fantastic huge room with all the mod cons inc fridge ,iron, kettle ,safe .. tea coffee shortbread .. toiletries .. . clean and climate controlled .. very quiet and right round the corner from the parliament and hollyrood house ..Paid parking .. sauna, swimming pool spa .. .. the breakfast was something... More

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

Dear jemmScotland, Thank you very much for such a fantastic review of the hotel from your recent stay with us. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and found everything to your expectations and more! The team are certainly very passionate about the service they offer and do their best to ensure all our guests have a memorable... More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in this hotel on a Thursday night for a spa break and bed and breakfast. We had booked in for our treatments before our check in time a couple of weeks beforehand as it advises this when booking. Spa experience was not as good as the hotel , we headed to the spa around half an hour before... More

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

Dear Kayleigh L, Thank you for taking your time to offer us your feedback from your recent break here at the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel. We very much appreciate all our guests comments as it gives us an opportunity to review the service and re training that we have a continual commitment to within our organisation. I was sorry to note... More

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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*
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Amenities

Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#42 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh #51 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh #51 Family Hotel in Edinburgh #54 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
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Situated in the heart of Edinburgh's old town, adjacent to the Scottish Parliament, Macdonald Holyrood Hotel is one of the city's leading hotels which has recently completed a £2.5million investment. Whatever your reason for staying, visiting on business or visiting the fascinating city of Edinburgh, you'll find our bedrooms are some of the most comfortable in town, our Vital Health Club is ideal to unwind in and our brand new Roccas restaurant is stylish and sophisticated, serving the best quality Scottish home comforts with an Italian twist. A meal, afternoon tea or champagne at the bar is certainly not to be missed. ... more   less 
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