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Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

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#68 of 154 hotels in Edinburgh
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GreenLeaders Bronze level
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 Paul Tamburrini's restaurant is stylish and sophisticated. A meal, afternoon tea or champagne at the bar is certainly not to be missed.
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Property amenities
Pool
Restaurant
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Banquet Room
Business Center with Internet Access
Concierge
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Indoor pool
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Wheelchair access
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Air conditioning
Non-smoking rooms
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Green
Classic

Location

Full view
95Great for walkers
Grade: 95 out of 100
52Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
48Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
Neighborhood
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavored souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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Lovely friendly place, very helpful group of people working here. Nothing to much to ask for. Edinburgh, yes a wonderful city with loads to look at and this hotel is in a really good position with the city's tour buses just round the corner. Well recommended this fabulous
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Response from Darren B, General Manager at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Geoff Many thanks for your review and for sharing your positive comments, delighted you had a great stay with us and enjoyed our beautiful city, you are absolutely right, Edinburgh has so much to offer. Thanks again and I do hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the future. Darren Beeby
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The hotel is nice and the staff was very friendly. The rooms are large but lack drawer space. You will need to live out of your luggage. The beds were comfortable and the showers were large with a rainfall shower head. The location is nice. Just off the Royal Mile near the
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Response from Darren B, General Manager at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Edward Thanks for your review and comments regarding the hotel and my team, apologies that there was a lack of storage space, we will bear this in mind for future refurbishments and enhancements to the hotel. Thanks again.
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The Macdonald Holyrood Hotel became my 'home away from home' for a few weeks as I travelled around Scotland. Grateful I chose this hotel for this purpose. I got to know the staff really well (and them me) which facilitated great customer service and a sense of being 'home'.
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Response from Darren B, General Manager at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Libby Many thanks for your 5 star review and positive comments, delighted that you had a great stay with us and that my team made you feel at home. I will certainly pass on your kind comments. Thanks again and I do hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back. Regards, Darren Beeby
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Large rooms; spacious and breakfast was great! The staff was friendly, warm and accommodating. We traveled from London for the weekend! Amazing hotel. The Spa and gym are Great! Highly recommend this hotel
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Response from Darren B, General Manager at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Mary Thanks for your positive review and for sharing your comments, delighted that you had a great stay with us at The Holyrood. Hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the future. Thanks, Darren Beeby, General Manager
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Had to wait 5 minutes to be seated - no member of staff around and no one even came over from reception to apologise. Food was delicious but TINY helpings. I don’t have a big appetite but I felt like being like Oliver Twist and asking for more.
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Response from Darren B, General Manager at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks for your review and feedback, naturally I was disappointed to read that the service you received wasn't up to our usual high standard We will review this with the management team to positively improve future guests experiences and will also review the portion offering. Thanks again for bringing this to our attention, it is through such feedback that we can improves our standard of service.
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PRICE RANGE
$145 - $386 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandEdinburghCastle / Royal Mile / High StOld Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
157
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