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Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa

Star Rating
4 out of 5



4.3 / 5Excellent
1,935 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Spa
  • Restaurant


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Scottish Parliament
    5 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Palace of Holyroodhouse
    5 min walk
  • Restaurant
    Tollbooth Tavern
    4 min walk
  • Restaurant
    7 min walk
  • Airport
    Edinburgh (EDI)
    19 min drive

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    About this area


    In the city center, Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa is in Edinburgh's Old Town neighborhood, an area with good shopping. Royal Mile and Palace of Holyroodhouse are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Arthur's Seat and Calton Hill. Our Dynamic Earth and Royal Commonwealth Pool are not to be missed. Our guests appreciate the hotel's location for the nightlife and sightseeing.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Scottish Parliament - 5 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Palace of Holyroodhouse - 5 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Arthur's Seat - 6 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Festival Theatre - 10 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Calton Hill - 13 min walk

    Getting around

    • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 11 min walk
    • Edinburgh (EDI) - 19 min drive


    • Bistro Deluxe — 1 min walk
    • Tollbooth Tavern — 4 min walk
    • Vinyasa — 7 min walk
    • Tempting Tattie — 7 min walk
    • Baba Budan — 8 min walk

    About this property

    Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa

    A full-service spa, a restaurant, and an indoor pool are available at this smoke-free hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a health club, a bar/lounge, and valet parking. All 156 rooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, plus 24-hour room service and TVs with cable channels. Other amenities available to guests include coffee makers, free newspapers, and in-room massages.

    Awards and affiliations

    Green / Sustainable Property
    This property participates in Green Tourism Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

    Property amenities


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

    Parking and transportation

    • Valet parking: GBP 25.00 per night

    Food and drink

    • Full breakfast available for a fee 7 AM–10 AM on weekdays and 7 AM–11 AM on weekends: GBP 18.00 per person
    • 1 restaurant
    • 1 bar
    • 24-hour room service

    Things to do

    • Full-service spa
    • Health club
    • Indoor pool

    Family friendly

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


    • Elevator

    Guest services

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

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • German
    • Italian
    • Polish
    • Spanish

    Business services

    • 1 meeting room
    • Conference space


    • Body scrubs
    • Body treatments
    • Body wraps
    • Facials
    • Manicures and pedicures
    • Massage - deep-tissue
    • Massage - hot stone
    • Massage/treatment rooms
    • Sauna
    • Steam room
    • Turkish bath/hammam


    • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
    • Accessible bathroom
    • In-room accessibility


    • Fireplace in lobby
    • Smoke-free property

    Room amenities


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


    • Free toiletries
    • Hair dryer
    • Shower/tub combination


    • Cable channels
    • TV

    Food and drink

    • Coffee/tea maker


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

    Nearby things to do


    • Bicycle rentals
    • Golf lessons
    • Golfing
    • Hiking/biking trails
    • Mountain biking

    Where to eat

    • Bistro Deluxe – Restaurant offering local cuisine. Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. Reservations required.


    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    5/5 Excellent

    The room was a good size. The bed was comfortable. The staff was friendly and helpful. The restaurant had a nice variety of offerings. Location was good for aerobic walking uphill. Very close to the Palace and Holyrood Park.

    Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019

    4/5 Good

    lovely room, nice comfy bed. Staff were helpful and friendly. Disappointed in the spa as I wanted a manicure but the girl who did this was off. No jacuzzi in pool area. Overall a pleasant stay but wouldn't rush back.

    Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2019

    4/5 Good

    Lovely hotel. Really nice rooms. Lovely big thick fluffy towels. Nice restaurant. Breakfast service was absolutely despicable!!! Waited 20 minutes to be seated when there was umpteen tables free. The staff ran at snails pace and the lady in charge would have definitely been sacked if I had been the manager. Waited far too long to be served coffee and we had finished eating by the time they brought the luke warm stale bread which was supposed to he toast.

    Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    This traveler didn’t leave comments with their review
    Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

    4/5 Good

    This traveler didn’t leave comments with their review
    Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019

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