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Overview of Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa

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Indoor pool
In-room safe, desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
In-room safe, desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
In-room safe, desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa

4 out of 5

4.4/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Breakfast Available

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

    Popular LocationScottish Parliament5 min walk
    Popular LocationPalace of Holyroodhouse5 min walk
    Popular LocationArthur's Seat6 min walk
    AirportEdinburgh (EDI)35 min drive

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  • Deluxe Suite, 1 Double Bed

    Room amenities

    • 35 sq m
    • Sleeps 5
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Standard Room, 2 Single Beds

    Room amenities

    • 22 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
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  • Deluxe Room, 1 Double Bed

    Room amenities

    • 24 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Room, 1 Double Bed, Accessible

    Room amenities

    • 22 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Standard Room, 1 Double Bed

    Room amenities

    • 22 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed

    Room amenities

    • 22 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Superior Suite, 1 Double Bed (Super Deluxe Suite)

    Room amenities

    • 32 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Family Room, 1 Double Bed (Standard Family 4)

    Room amenities

    • 37 sq m
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

    Room amenities

    • 24 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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About this area

Edinburgh

Located in Edinburgh's Old Town neighbourhood, Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa is in the city centre and near a train station. Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre and Festival Theatre are cultural highlights, and travellers looking to shop may want to visit Royal Mile and Grassmarket. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Murrayfield Stadium or Musselburgh Racecourse. 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.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Royal Mile - 2 min walk
  • Scottish Parliament - 5 min walk
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse - 5 min walk
  • Arthur's Seat - 6 min walk
  • Calton Hill - 13 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) - 12 min walk
  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 35 min drive

Restaurants

  • Where to eat
  • Bistro Deluxe – Restaurant offering local cuisine. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Reservations required.
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About this property

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa

Eco-friendly Edinburgh hotel in Old Town, walk to Royal Mile
Along with a full-service spa, this smoke-free hotel has a restaurant and an indoor pool. 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. Guests will also find coffee/tea makers, free newspapers and in-room massages.
Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa offers 156 forms of accommodation with a safe and free newspapers. Cable televisions are provided. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, slippers, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and in-room massages can be requested.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool and a health club.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

The on-site spa has massage/treatment rooms. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, facials and body wraps. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a steam room and Turkish bath/hammam.

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Programme, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

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

  • Valet parking on site (GBP 25.00 per night)
  • Electric car charging station on site
  • On-site parking is wheelchair accessible

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

Conveniences

  • Lift

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Spanish

Business services

  • 1 meeting room
  • Conference space

Spa

  • 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

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
  • 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

  • Linens
  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower/bathtub combination

Entertainment

  • TV channels
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker

More

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

Policies

Check-in

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

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from 22 December 2020 to 25 April 2021 (dates subject to change).

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 15.0 per night.

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 18.00 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: GBP 25.00 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 15.0 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

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, debit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards

National rating

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

Property is also known as

Holyrood Hotel
Holyrood Macdonald
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Hotel Holyrood
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Macdonald Holyrood Hotel Edinburgh
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Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa Hotel Edinburgh

Frequently asked questions

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.
Does Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa have a pool?
Yes, this property has an indoor pool.
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?
Valet parking is available for GBP 25.00 per night.
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, this spa hotel is steps away from Our Dynamic Earth and Royal Mile. Palace of Holyroodhouse and Princes Street are also within 10 minutes. Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) is 12 minutes by foot and Edinburgh Waverley Station is 13 minutes.
4.4
Excellent
Rating 5 - Excellent. 534 out of 999 reviews
5 - Excellent 53%
Rating 4 - Good. 339 out of 999 reviews
4 - Good 34%
Rating 3 - Okay. 84 out of 999 reviews
3 - Okay 8%
Rating 2 - Poor. 31 out of 999 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 11 out of 999 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%

4.5/5

Cleanliness

4.5/5

Staff & service

4.3/5

Amenities

4.3/5

Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Comfortable spacious rooms. Staff were very friendly and helpful
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2020

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Mixed emotions
The hotel rooms are looking old and need a tidy The food was terrible especially for the price It was burnt and portions where very small I had a stake and was smaller than a burger patty for £20 It was not great either. Green curry was like water. Pool was freezing so only went once as our little boy was shivering very quickly normally hotel pools are warmer but this was colder than my fish tank. Staff where great though friendly and helped where possible. This was our honey moon Unfortunately Bars and restaurants where in lock down... but hotel was quiet so expected the food to be better. We still enjoyed Edinburgh though with the Zoo and walking around.
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2020

2/5 Poor

Travelled with family
Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Not a Hotel and Spa
No bath in the room, with 2 small children, the hand shower didn’t work, sprayed everywhere and flooded the bathroom. Wiped up something which fell on the floor and picked up a load of hair with it off the carpet, awful. The room is quite shabby, scuffed walls, wall plugs fitted slanted, no extra pillows or blankets. Heating didn’t work in the room, they had a storage heater which hardly warmed up. View overlooked a brick wall which had some lovely graffiti on it, not the ‘spa hotel’ experience I’d booked, won’t be returning to another Macdonald Hotel, we cut our visit short, far too expensive for what we got.
Stayed 4 nights in Oct 2020

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Our stay was excellent. The hotel was in a great location for many of the attractions. Was able to book car parking nearby, but found out when booking in that we could have booked hotel parking. The hotel was quiet when we went as per Covid-19 conditions but was a good way of socially distant
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2020

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Thankfully not a politician in sight!
Great staff and felt safe in these Covid times. Only criticism being I thought the signage to the car park wasn’t great. Also, the reception staff had to come out and open the shutters.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

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