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Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa

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Indoor pool
Superior Suite, 1 Double Bed (Super Deluxe Suite) | In-room safe, desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed | In-room safe, desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
In-room safe, desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board

Overview of Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa

4.0 star property

4.1/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Breakfast available
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81 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH8 8AU

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationUniversity of Edinburgh14 min walk
  • Popular LocationGeorge Street18 min walk
  • Popular LocationEdinburgh Castle18 min walk
  • AirportEdinburgh (EDI)41 min drive

Room options

About this area

Edinburgh

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa is located in Old Town Edinburgh, a neighbourhood in Edinburgh, and is in the entertainment district and near a train station. Notable landmarks in the area include Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle. Our Dynamic Earth and Camera Obscura and World of Illusions are also worth visiting. Break out the clubs and hit the links with a golf course and golf lessons nearby, or seek out an adventure with mountain biking and hiking/biking trails.

What's nearby

  • Scottish Parliament - 5 min walk
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse - 5 min walk
  • University of Edinburgh - 14 min walk
  • George Street - 18 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 18 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) - 12 min walk
  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 41 min drive

About this property

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa

4-star hotel in the heart of Old Town Edinburgh
Close to Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle, Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa provides dry cleaning/laundry services, a fireplace in the lobby and car hire on site. Indulge in a facial, a body scrub and a deep-tissue massage at ., the on-site spa. The on-site restaurant, Bistro Deluxe, features local cuisine. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities, such as a bar and a health club.
Other perks at this hotel include:
  • An indoor pool
  • Full breakfast (surcharge), smoke-free property and a front desk safe
  • Luggage storage, express check-in and a 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services, wedding services and tour/ticket information
  • Guest reviews give top marks for the overall value
Room features
All guest rooms at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa boast thoughtful touches, such as 24-hour room service, in addition to amenities, such as complimentary wireless Internet access and safes. Guest reviews highly rate the overall comfort rooms at the property.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with shower/bath combinations and free toiletries
  • TVs with cable channels
  • Coffee/tea makers, daily housekeeping and desks

Languages

English, German, Italian, Polish, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and public transport

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily: GBP 18.00 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Restaurants on site

  • Bistro Deluxe

Things to do

  • Fitness centre
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Steam room

Family friendly

  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Conveniences

  • Lift
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Conference space
  • A meeting room

Spa

  • 4 treatment rooms
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Sauna
  • Spa open daily
  • Turkish bath/hammam

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord
  • Braille signage
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Low-height worktop and sink
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

More

  • Fireplace in reception
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bath combination

Entertainment

  • TV channels
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker

More

  • Desk
  • In-room massage
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Slippers

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3:00 PM - midnight
Express check-in

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Express checkout

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
Meals other than breakfast are not included in the Half Board rate plans for children under 12 years old sharing existing bedding with 2 adults and included in the reservation details.

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from September 4 2022 to December 31 2023 (dates subject to change):
  • Parking area

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 40.00 per night.

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 18.00 per person (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 40.00 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

National rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.

Property is also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Does Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa have a pool?

Yes, this property has an indoor pool.

How much does it cost to stay at ?

As of 29 Sept 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at on 9 Oct 2022 start from €180.11, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa?

The parking area will be unavailable from September 4 2022 until December 31 2023 (dates subject to change).

What time is check-in at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - midnight.

What time is check-out at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa?

Checkout is at noon.

Where is Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa located?

Located in Old Town Edinburgh, this spa hotel is steps away from Our Dynamic Earth and Royal Mile. Princes Street and University of Edinburgh are also within 2 miles (3 km). Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) is 12 minutes by foot and Edinburgh Waverley Station is 13 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa and receive a full refund?

Yes, Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings

4.1

Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 445 out of 1001 reviews
5 - Excellent 44%
Rating 4 - Good. 355 out of 1001 reviews
4 - Good 35%
Rating 3 - Okay. 127 out of 1001 reviews
3 - Okay 13%
Rating 2 - Poor. 49 out of 1001 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 25 out of 1001 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%

4.3/5

Cleanliness

4.3/5

Staff & service

4.2/5

Amenities

4.1/5

Property conditions & facilities

3.9/5

Eco-friendliness

1/5 Terrible

Gary, Glasgow
Travelled with family
Disliked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
No steam room ,no jacuzzi, no fridge in room , breakfast was a disaster and bar was closed before 11pm😔
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

4/5 Good

Carol
Travelled with partner, Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The only complaint I have is the bed was very lumpy and uncomfortable. We only had one night there so it didn’t ruin anything.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

4/5 Good

Warren
Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The breakfasts were fantastic. The room a decent size. The bed comfortable. The environmental efforts were great. Loved this hotel.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Tracey
Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
good location, comfortable, convenient to sites
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Katherine, Fort myers
Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great location, fabulous staff, comfortable bed, strong shower and a wonderful breakfast. Five major check marks!
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Kayla
Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great hotel in a perfect location. Nice rooms and comfortable beds/pillows! Parking was across the road but convenient and there’s a discount rate through the hotel. Safe parking location. Only thing that would’ve made our stay better would be a mini fridge for leftover food and drinks, and a hot tub! Breakfast was disappointing for the cost but we learned that the first day and easily found another alternative for day 2. Overall a good hotel, would recommend.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Shannon
Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Beautiful hotel that is close to the Royal Mile and many attractions, but also far enough away that you don't hear any of the noise. The staff were friendly and the room was clean and nicely decorated. My only complaint is the room doors slammed closed so we could hear other guests coming/going. But I would still recommend this beautiful hotel.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Thomas
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Well situated hotel with very attentive staff and good accommodation.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

4/5 Good

Nicola
Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
This hotel is very close to Holyrood and the entrance to the crags. The staff are all really friendly and enormously helpful. We felt that the rooms were tired, shower great but flooded.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Rembert, gray
Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Excellent
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022