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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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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Booked as recommended to us. Nice hotel, clean and pleasant room although not a lot to see from window. We pre booked the car park at £25 per night as it is very small, not sure where the nearest car park is. We ate in the restaurant one night, food was lovely. Breakfast was part buffet with the cooked breakfast... More

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Northridge, California, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I recently stayed in Edinburgh for 3 nights at the Macdonald Holyrood. We did not have a car so relied on walking and taxis. The hotel itself was beautiful and the staff was very attentive. We had an included breakfast which was excellent, and we ate dinner there one night. We don't usually eat dinner in hotels,... More

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Melbourne
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fortunate enough to stay at the MacDonald as part of a tour group. The room was extremely spacious with huge & very comfortable king size bed, mirrored built in robe which included safe & ironing facilities, comfortable arm chairs, drinking water supplied. Good bathroom with heated towel rail. Pretty good breakfast too! Would definitely recommend this well located hotel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband treated us to a weekend in Edinburgh for our first wedding anniversary. Even though the hotel was very busy with guest staying due to the common wealth games everything was second to non. Our room was upgraded to a beautiful suite with an amazing view. On the first night we ate at the Rocca restaurant which was 1st... More

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Halifax, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was the second time I have stayed here and love it . The rooms are very nice .. Some have decent views , most don't . Big rooms , big bathtub and very comfortable beds . We were in the newly redone rooms, could open the windows for night air . Staff in hotel at desk , especially the... More

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

Dear 154976judy, Thank you for choosing to return to us and write such a lovely review. It’s very rewarding when our guests return to us and experience consistently in our service and hospitality. We certainly try to make it a home away from home. The team will be very encouraged by your comments. We look forward to you returning very... More

Stockport, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice friendly welcome on check in. Good cooked breakfast. Concierge very helpful. Rooms nice and clean. Good location. On the downside, on the first night we noticed that the bottom sheet on the bed was dirty and asked for it to be replaced. This proved harder than we had imagined and in total we had to ask 3 times before... More

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

Dear Mike0046, Thank you for taking your time to submit a review from your recent stay here at the Holyrood Hotel. It was lovely to hear that your break got off to a good start until you noticed there was a dirty sheet on your bed. As you can see from the glowing reviews to which you also touched upon,... More

Bellshill, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed here with my wife on our anniversary weekend in March this year and although they were carrying out repairs and improvements for the upcoming Commonwealth Games, it did not detract from a fantastic stay. our room with very comfortable bed was excellent and the food in their restaurant was delicious. The staff, from the restaurant to the bar staff... More

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

Dear RB46Rossi, Thank you for such a wonderful review from your stay back in March. It was a pleasure to read this. As you touched upon the hotel was undergoing refurbishment works in order to enhance our guests experience. The final phase of this work will be completed early next year. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your anniversary... More

aberdeen
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked a room for 3 adults in the same hotel that some friends were staying in. We were on the 5th floor and the room was very nice with a good view over Arthurs seat. Unfortunately, the extra bed was a 'Z' bed. For an extra adult we found this a bit unsatisfactory. This was proven in the middle... More

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

Dear muddies1077, Many thanks for you taking your time to offer your review of your recent stay here at the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel. Its disappointing to note that the extra bed for the 3rd adult was not suffice and that this had spoiled your weekend. I have reviewed this with the Head Housekeeper who also sends on her apologies. The... More

Abbots Bromley, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent some time in this hotel 12 years ago. Hubby and I decided to have a mini break in Edinburgh and I chose this hotel because of my previous knowledge of it. The hotel, staff, quality of room, linens, bar, food etc was STILL, first class. I can not recommend this hotel highly enough. It is also located at the... More

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

Dear lorraineandtim, Thank you so much for returning to us after staying with us 12 years ago. I am so pleased that you still found everything to be first class! We endeavour to exceeded our guests expectations with continual training and development of the team along with reviewing our mystery audits. This ensures that we are maintaining our usual high... More

Great Falls, MT
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79 reviews 79 reviews
35 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have to preface this review by saying I was part of a 30 person tour group that was booked into this hotel by the tour company. So I’m not sure of the price per room, but I want to share what I experienced and know about this place. This hotel is located at the end of the Royal Mile,... More

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

Dear washmont, Thank you so much for your kind review. We appreciate you taking the time to offer it after your trip to the UK. I am glad the hotel exceeded your expectations. It’s very rewarding when our guests enjoy their stay. I will be sure to pass your feedback onto the team at our weekly meeting. We do hope... More

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Address: 81 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AU, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Castle / Royal Mile / High St , Old Town
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Hotel Class:4 star — Macdonald Holyrood Hotel 4*
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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 #50 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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