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Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   81 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AU, Scotland
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Ranked #93 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

V disappointed with the Spa which was surprising given the hotel. The pool was very cold and there were only a few chairs around the pool. No jacuzzi. Small treatment waiting area so no real place to sit and relax. Treatment was good but was given a hard sell on products.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited Edinburgh at a similar time last year and decided to return to The Macdonald Holyrood over the Easter break. We had a hectic schedule so sadly didn't get to use all the facilities the hotel has to offer i.e. spa, new restaurant for evening meal. Bedroom had been updated and was fabulous. Bed was huge and so comfy.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

No complaints really here. We stayed for 2 nights over the Easter weekend recently and from the moment we arrived the staff could not do enough to help us - especially the breakfast staff who were attentive and very quick to respond to any requests we had. The room was immaculate and the bed very comfortable. Given how small Edinburgh... More

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York, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed for 3 days - 2 nights on a family Easter break. From pre-check in to check out, everything was fantastic. The Concierge was knowledgeable and helpful, the Check-In Team were pleasant and polite, the whole atmosphere was relaxed and professional. Then the room - we had Room 301 and as a family room it was superb. Large room... More

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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed just 1 night and it is a excellent hotel, brilliant value and really good service and good location at the bottom of the Royal Mile so easy access to everywhere. Would stay again and recommend to anyone.

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hotel lives up to its four stars with excellent service, great room and decent pool and gym facilities. Most rooms are probably quiet since the hotel is next to a mostly quiet street. There are several pubs, cafes and restaurants close to the hotel. There is a 5-10 minute walk to the main tourist area where most of the... More

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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed in this hotel with my partner and we both enjoyed it. The breakfast is absolutely great. The room was big and comfortable. Points to improve: the shower was awful for a 4 star hotel, no pressure, temperature kept changing all the time. Also the room lights are not great, just a few lamps around was not enough to... More

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Gisborne, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really gutted about my stay here. Have travelled from New Zealand and for what I paid was expecting somthing amazing. Instead I got horribly out dated room, stains all over the carpet, no internet access, and to top it all off black mould all through the bathroom! Very dissappointed that they display they have parking available as this is why... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Additional Information about Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

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
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#42 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#50 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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