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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 #93 of 147 hotels in Edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Doha, Qatar
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent all round, lovely room, great restaurant, really friendly young staff who could not do enough to assist. No car parking available at the time despite being advertised was my only gripe, however a secure NCP a 5 min walk saved the day. Highly recommended by me.

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10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We booked in for a spa day for my sisters hen party, great value for money. The spa treatments were great and the facilities were clean and well presented. The girls doing the spa treatments were welcoming and chatted away to us all which was a lovely touch. The lunch was a wee bit disappointing but tasty enough, if only... More

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London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed here last week in July for work. Rooms were a good size with large comfy bed, TV, large wardrobe, safe and modern bathroom. Used the hotel gym which has modern techno gym kit decent weights (for me anyway prob not if you are a bodybuikder) and a bench. The swimming pool also looks good and I have heard... More

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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Myself and my husband stayed here for our anniversary on Sunday, this was our second time at this hotel and again we were not disappointed with our choice. All of the staff are very friendly and extremely helpful, we had an evening meal in the restaurant and the food was excellent and could not fault the service, a special mention... More

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

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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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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#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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