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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 #79 of 144 Hotels in Edinburgh
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Stayed for one night and can't wait to go back. Location, Food, Staff, Service all first class. Overnight parking at £25 well worth it, car taken from you as soon as you arrive and returned to you on departure. Only regret being I hadn't booked a long stay. Well done.

  • Stayed December 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Rating summary
  • 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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1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hotel and staff are excellent as always a in a MacDonald Hotel. Our evening meal was very bland and not up to the usual standard, which is a shame as the restaurant was not busy for dinner. The delays at breakfast were up to an hour to be seated leaving queues down the lobby. The hotel facilities and staff are not geared up for the volume of peosonnel at a busy holiday period. Which is a shame as otherwise the hotel is in an excellent location and staff very helpful as in all MacDonald Hotels.

  • Stayed December 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a very enjoyable stay at the Holyrood Hotel. It was very convenient for the meeting we were attending in the University. As it was Thursday night we got a bargain, we couldn't afford to stay there for friday night too, and had to move out of town slightly to find something for the same price.
The breakfast was very tasty and we enjoyed the leisure facilities too. We'll definitely check the price of this one next time we're in the city!

  • Stayed November 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed here dec 2014.while staff very friendly we had to suffer a cold shower on a Sunday morning.Hardly 4 star facilities.when I complained when we checked out I was met with a shrug of the shoulders.i suspect that this is an ongoing problem.breakfast was very ordinary .I would not stay there again.

  • Stayed December 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Cumbernauld
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Booked overnight stay..booked a romance package which was not present until I notified reception later..breakfast was 30-40 mins as waitress lost sheet. Overall loved it and would go back.
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  • Stayed December 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Waltham Abbey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

stayed for just the one night but would have loved to stay longer
excellent hotel and staff
location was good for all attractions, plenty walking up hills though being at the bottom of one.
would book again for sure

  • Stayed December 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Aberdeen
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotel is excellently located for sightseeing and shopping. The staff are extremely courteous and warm, and very welcoming. The room was large, very tastefully furnished, clean and comfortable. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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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
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:
#41 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#43 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#49 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#53 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Macdonald Holyrood Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 156
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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Also Known As:
Macdonald Holyrood Edinburgh
Hotel Macdonald Holyrood
Macdonald Holyrood Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland

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