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Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

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Redcar, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 681 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Located opposite the Scottish Parliament building it is a brisk walk to the Royal Mile and tourist attractions of the old city. As you would expect of a Macdonald's Hotel (not related to the fast food firm in any way!) the hotel is immaculately maintained. The generally mature staff have an air of confidence that is both reassuring and inspires... More 

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Cumbria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Staff very friendly on arrival & we got a lovely surprise when we were told we were being upgraded! The room was very clean & bigger than we expected - even had a little balcony. The bed was really comfortable & the bathroom was spotless with a good sized shower. The location I think is brilliant as it is so... More 

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Thank Jill B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I visited the spa today with my teenage daughter as a treat. On arrival at the hotel I did find it difficult to find their parking and had to go into the hotel to ask. It turns out they have underground parking and the concierge takes the car for you. But the lovely guy explained that since I was just... More 

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Thank lizzy2mellow
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing service not one member of staff failed to deliver creating an exceptional experience - we travelled with my mum who is disabled and they could not do enough to help us. We changed rooms. Changed our minds etc and everyone just smiled and let us get on with it - the restaurant was the same

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Thank Julie C
Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice hotel....called ahead and asked if they would accommodate a special diet during my stay. I needed a fridge in the room or the chef to blend my food...they said they would call back when they'd spoke to the chef & they didn't, also said the rooms didn't have a fridge and it did! Overall nice hotel but disappointed no... More 

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Selby, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hotel was booked as a weekend away from our native Yorkshire as well as taking in the jazz festival. Our Executive room was really nice & roomy (though with not a great view) but as we spent little of our waking time here it wasn't an issue. We did have a small giggle when we saw the sizes of... More 

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

Dear ian_taylor090659 Thank you for your positive review of Macdonald Holyrood Hotel. I am glad to read that you enjoyed your stay in Edinburgh and found the room spacious as well as comfortable for the weekend. Hopefully we will see you back at Holyrood Hotel again soon. Kind Regards Gillian Mylles More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We secured our booking via an online offer and were not disappointed. Friendly, attentive staff greeted us and we chilled (and sweated) in the spa before heading out fully refreshed for a drink and a meal in the Old Town, which is on the hotel's doorstep. We returned to a cosy, clean, welcoming room with spotless bathroom and ample facilities... More 

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

Dear LeadingHand Thank you for your 5* review of Macdonald Holyrood Hotel. It's fantastic to read that you found your stay excellent from start to end and we can't wait to welcome you back. Kind Regards Gillian Mylles More 

Eidsvoll Verk
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very helpful staff. Comfortable beds. Spacy and clean rooms. We had two doublerooms. Stayed for one night. Good location at the end of The Royal mile. It's about 1,5km walk to Edinbourgh castle and a lot of souvernier shops. Other shops are mainly in New town. Did not eat breakfast at the hotel because of the price. 21,5 is way... More 

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

Dear 507hildee Thank you for your wonderful review of Holyrood Hotel. It's great to read that you found our central location good for exploring the Old Town of Edinburgh and found the team to be helpful throughout your stay. Kind Regards Gillian Mylles More 

Montrose
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

we reported problem with air conditioning to cleaning staff.A manager checked it and said he would return.The thermostat was not working at all during our stay and was not repaired.We reported this again at checkout and the receptionist thanked us for bringing it to her attention and she would attend to the matter..

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

Dear Bill D Many thanks for your feedback following your recent stay at Holyrood Hotel. I am sorry to hear that we were unable to fix the problem reported to maintenance during your stay and that this was not communicated to you. I have already discussed with the management team the importance of communication with our guests so that we... More 

Hereford
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First visit to Edinburgh on business, lovely hotel, friendly staff. Definately stay there again. Room was good size, bed comfy with crisp white sheets. All the little extras were there, tea/coffee/ water as well as bathroom accessories. Breakfast was good.

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

Dear 805hayleyp Thank you for your positive feedback following you recent stay at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed every aspect of your stay and would choose to come back to us again for the spacious rooms, enjoyable breakfast and extra amenities within the room. We all look forward to welcoming you back. Kind Regards... More 

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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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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 

Additional Information about Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

Address: 81 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AU, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town , Castle / Royal Mile / High St
Price Range: $150 - $446 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Macdonald Holyrood Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 156
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Also Known As:
Macdonald Holyrood Edinburgh
Hotel Macdonald Holyrood
Macdonald Holyrood Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
Hotel Style:
#7 Green Hotel in Edinburgh
#35 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#42 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#50 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#56 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
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