Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, Old Town (Royal Mile and Castle Area), Edinburgh

81 Holyrood Road Edinburgh EH8 8AU
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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 3132 Reviews
4.0

Recommended for

  • Central location
  • Great service
  • Quiet
  • Family friendly
  • Luxury

Hotel Info

Overview

The Holyrood Hotel is situated in a prime location, close to Holyrood Palace and just minutes from the Royal Mile in Edinburgh’s ‘Old Town’. Surrounding this elegant hotel guests will find the cities most important sights, including Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street. The in-house restaurant, ‘Opus 504’ offers a new flavour of Scottish cuisine with a modern and mouth-watering menu that includes Wild Sea Bass and Ribeye Chop. The public areas of the hotel boast a leisure club with heated swimming pool, sauna and solarium, while in the evening, guests can relax by the open log fire with a cocktail. Guest rooms within the Holyrood Hotel are furnished to a high standard and come equipped with all the amenities one would need for a comfortable stay.

At a Glance

Board basis explained

Board basis explained

...means that included in the price are all main meals, most drinks, which tend to be local varieties available during bar opening hours.

...means that breakfast, lunch and evening meals, are included in the price.

...means that your breakfast and evening meal is included in the price. In some cases you can choose to receive lunch instead of breakfast - the hotel will confirm this upon arrival.

...means that breakfast is included in the price.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price, but you will be provided with catering facilities in your accommodation to cook light meals.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price.

  • Nearest airport
  • Time zone UK + 0 Hour
  • Currency £ Pounds Sterling
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Facilities

Hotel facilities

Wifi

  • Internet access - wireless

Pool and Wellness

  • Spa on site
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Massage
  • Fitness facilities
  • Swimming pool - indoor
  • Sauna

Activities

  • Hair salon

Food & Drink

  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop or café
  • Restaurant(s) in hotel
  • Bar/lounge

Services & Shops

  • Luggage storage
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Express check-out
  • On-site car rental
  • Wedding services
  • Currency exchange
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service

General Info

  • Photocopy machines
  • Elevator/lift
  • Check-in time starts 2:00 PM
  • Conference center
  • Check-out by noon
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Complimentary newspapers in lobby
  • Business centre
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • One meeting/conference room
  • Television in lobby
  • 24-hour front desk

Parking

  • Valet parking

Room facilities

Room Amenities

  • Minibar
  • Alarm clock
  • Clock radio
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron/ironing board
  • In-room safe
  • Coffee/tea maker

Internet, TV & Phone

  • Television
  • Cable/satellite television channels
  • Phone
  • Satellite television service
  • Direct-dial phone

Rooms & Comfort

  • Desk
  • Air conditioning

Bath & Shower

  • Shower only
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Bathtub only
  • Nearest airport
  • Time zone UK + 0 Hour
  • Currency £ Pounds Sterling
  • Plug

Why book With AlphaRooms?

  • No booking fees
  • Includes taxes and charges
  • Proudly operating for 18 years
  • 500,000+ travellers away in 2016
  • 'Best Hotel Booking Website' 2016 & 17
TTA Protection
ATOL bonded
2017 British Travel Awards Winner: Best National Travel Retailer 2017 British Travel Awards Winner: Best Hotel Booking Website
2017 British Travel Awards Winner: Best National Travel Retailer 2017 British Travel Awards Winner: Best Hotel Booking Website

2017 British Travel Awards Winner

2017 British Travel Awards Winner: Best National Travel Retailer 2017 British Travel Awards: Best Online/Call Centre Travel Agent - Silver 2017 British Travel Awards Winner: Best Hotel Booking Website
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 3132 Reviews
4.0

Recommended for

  • Central location
  • Great service
  • Quiet
  • Family friendly
  • Luxury
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 3132 Reviews
4.0

Recommended for

  • Central location
  • Great service
  • Quiet
  • Family friendly
  • Luxury

At a Glance

Board basis explained

Board basis explained

...means that included in the price are all main meals, most drinks, which tend to be local varieties available during bar opening hours.

...means that breakfast, lunch and evening meals, are included in the price.

...means that your breakfast and evening meal is included in the price. In some cases you can choose to receive lunch instead of breakfast - the hotel will confirm this upon arrival.

...means that breakfast is included in the price.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price, but you will be provided with catering facilities in your accommodation to cook light meals.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price.

Location

Attractions Nearby

  • Our Dynamic Earth 0.07 miles
  • People's Story Museum 0.10 miles
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse 0.16 miles
  • Holyrood Abbey 0.24 miles
  • Arthur's Seat 0.29 miles
  • John Knox House 0.30 miles
  • Nelson Monument 0.31 miles
  • Calton Hill 0.31 miles
  • Royal Mile 0.33 miles
  • Brass Rubbing Centre 0.33 miles
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Resort Info

Old Town (Royal Mile and Castle Area), Edinburgh

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Reviews

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 3132 Reviews
4.0

Recommended for

  • Central location
  • Great service
  • Quiet
  • Family friendly
  • Luxury

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8/10 Great

28 March 2017

Great stay at the holyrood hotel

Hotel located at the bottom of the royal mile round the corner from Scotland parliament and Holyrood palace. This location is ideal for exploring Edinburgh centre and surrounding area. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the service is great. Lovely rooms very modern and spacious they even have a Nescafe coffee maker in the rooms. The bed was really comfy and I had the best nights sleep. I requested a free upgrade if possible on the enquiry form and when we arrived they did just that. The breakfast was lovely and quick service. Overall had a very enjoyable stay and would definitely recommend.

The best thing about my stay was...

The location and facilities
8/10 Great

17 October 2012

Just right for our purpose

Very friendly and helpful front door staff. I thought breakfast a little disappointing.

The best thing about my stay was...

Convenient location, quiet and friendly.
8/10 Great

01 October 2012

Lovely hotel, had a great stay with the family. Staff brilliant!!

I don't normally post many reviews about hotels I have stayed in however I felt the need to comment on the Macdonald Hotel in Holyrood as we had a fantastic stay over the weekend with family. I stayed with my 7 year old son and the staff were fantastic as soon as we arrived. Both the concierge and porter (William) were so welcoming and hospitable and nothing was a problem. The hotel room was lovely, very spacious and light (room 319) with a lovely bathroom, comfortable bed etc. We ate in the restaurant for the summer menu which was £15 for 3 courses. This is the only thing that could have been better as the waiters got a couple of things wrong and the burgers were quite hard. Pool area was lovely and the staff in the spa area were again very welcoming to us and friendly. Breakfast was lovley and again the staff were great with the children.

The best thing about my stay was...

Staff as soon as you entered the hotel were very friendly and welcoming.
6/10 Good

10 September 2012

An enjoyable stay but avoid room 1!

Stayed 2 nights at the Macdonald Hotel, excellent service at reception and from staff at breakfast. Room comfortable but avoid room 1 as it looks out onto the car park and is next to the rear entrance for staff and has numerous air conditioning units etc so there was a constant humming noise making it difficult to sleep.

8/10 Great

05 July 2012

Very Good

Very good, did have a slight problem ofa couple of items being wrongly added to our restraunt bill

10/10 Amazing

28 May 2012

Clean room, great service

We are a middle aged couple who stayed for one night. Room was excellent, staff very friendly and helpful. The pool area was clean and the water lovely and warm.

The best thing about my stay was...

Cleanliness of hotel
8/10 Great

03 October 2011

Lovely hotel in central location

The hotel was lovely, very helpful staff. Room was large and clean. Leisure facilities were very good and the breakfast was top class. The only negative was the television - no flat screen and terrible picture. Not that we watched much television on our visit!

The best thing about my stay was...

Lovely hotel, breakfast and leisure facilities
2/10 Okay

02 October 2011

Easily pleased....

.....if you think this hotel is great - it's a rip off. I have never been so dissapointed by a facade of elegance which is confounded by avarice and greed. A twentieth century hotel masquerading as a luxury hotel and little to offer except an empty wallet and a depressed heart. No WiFi, 1980's TV, poor satellite choice, extortionate bar prices, sub pub type restaurant at inflated prices, breakfast orders wrong two days in succession. Lazy, complacent , incompetent management living off cattle class coach trips and a location anyone with half a business brain would drool over. Wake up people - it's rubbish and admit you were ripped off.

The best thing about my stay was...

leaving
10/10 Amazing

19 April 2011

brilliant,top class hotel and staff

excellent hotel,great facilities,top class staff.great location,

The best thing about my stay was...

all of it
10/10 Amazing

18 April 2011

One of the best hotels we've stayed in

Fantastic hotel, excellent staff, rooms extremely clean, comfy bed, fabulous breakfast, nice quiet area.

The best thing about my stay was...

The comfy bed!!