We wanted a hotel that was in the centre of Edinburgh but not all the hustle and bustle that would go with bang slap in the centre of town. The hotel is in the university and parliament areas of town and various bus routes run from right outside the front door. The 35 bus runs directly between the airport and Ocean Terminal (Britannia and shopping mall) stopping at Parliament/Holyrood on the way.
We walked from Waverley station which is no big ask, about 15 minutes. Check is was efficient and we were allocated a room on the 6th floor which was probably the smallest of all the Macdonald hotel rooms we've had but had a very comfortable bed, flat screen tv on the wall and an ensuite bathroom with a single sink. There is also a Library on the 6th floor where residents can enjoy tea, coffee, newspapers etc.
My main criteria is for quiet corridors and no slamming doors which I'm glad to say were no problem here. We stayed for 2 nights and the housekeeping service was very efficient while we were out of the room on day 2.
I rarely eat in a hotel restaurant but on this occasion, I'm glad we did. Charming restaurant with a lovely varied menu sits just off the main reception area. Recommended and not too expensive.
So, only a stones throw from the Royal Mile, quiet, efficient and a nice place to stay.
- 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