"Great hotel to relax and discover Edinburgh"
I can recommend this hotel for both leisure and business, Excellent staff and very quiet,Genuine Expedia guest review
"A friendly hotel in a great location"
A friendly hotel in a great location but housekeeping could have done a much better jobGenuine Expedia guest review
Central location, standard hotel. It lacks some of the things I expect for the price.Genuine Expedia guest review
Excellent location for Dynamic Earth. Also easy to reach other areas from bus stop right outside. Staff friendly & knowledgable. Good food. Fabulous brûlée dessert!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great for the business traveller"
This was a very nice hotel. It was ideal for anyone wishing to visit the Scotish Parliment or the Hollyroodhouse Palace as both were just down the road. It was a 20 minute walk from Princess Street which is okay if you are young but not suitable for anyone with mobility problems as the walk was mainly hilly. I had a meal in the restuarant on a couple […] of occassions. The chips were over done but the rest of the food was tasty. Breakfast was expensive but everything you could possibly want was available. I would recomend this hotel. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Excellent location in a lovely part of Edinburgh but not to far from the centreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Thepeople working the reception desk at your hotel were exceptionally good - friendly, accommodating, and most helpful with making suggestions and dinner reservations for us. We were quite impressed with a couple of them.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Comfort and courtesy"
Staff excellent. Could not have been more courteous and helpful. Room very well appointed and large. Air con/heating good and easy to use. Slightly out of central area but taxi rank across street. Also very quiet.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great, centrally located hotel"
We had dinner in the restaurant the first night of our stay and had to complain about the slow service. There were about 30 people seated in the restaurant and at least 5 waiting staff. Our main courses took over an hour to arrive and having picked just cheese and biscuits to end our meal, they also took over 30 minutes to get to the table.Genuine Expedia guest review
"very comfortable and friendly hotel"
comfortable hotel with very pleasant staffGenuine Hotels.com guest review
""Great Hotel for a Weekend""
Hotel wasn't in as good a location as I expected, however it was extremely welcoming and the we made the most of the facilities (swimming pool/spa), which was a nice added bonus. The size of the room was more than adequate, although I didn't think the bed was very comfortable.Genuine Expedia guest review
Nice place, friendly staff, good location. It has a pool.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good overall with soem bad bits!"
First looks it was nice & modern then a clooser look and you can see its getting a bit dated the bathroom was the worst hole sin the door towel rail not working shower knob not working properly , sliding doors comming of rail all the time just a few little things , the breackfast was a bit expensive @ £15.00 each but was still nice & the hotel overall […] was good. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The hotel is ideally sited for Edinburgh's central tourist attractions or business alike. Decor and furnishings exude comfort as soon as you enter. The welcome was immediate, knowledgeable and friendly - with subsequent recognition and acknowledgement. The room was generaously sized, well equipped, and immaculately clean. Just a shame they did not provide […] hot chocolate on the welcome tray. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The Staff went out of their way to help and just made our stay all the better!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Due a make-over!"
Function rooms and bedroom are looking a bit tired and dated, but it's fine for an overnight.Genuine Expedia guest review
Terrible food and service.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
From start to finish the service in this hotel was first class,staff were so happy to help they should be congratulated,the spa/gym area is superb,its in a great location ie: 5 mins from hustle and bustle but so quiet and relaxing at nightGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Disappointed no hot water in the morning not enough tables to cater for hotel guests for evening dinner or breakfast waiting list for both. At checkout not asked how we enjoyed our stay. We will think twice before staying again and will definitely not be recommending this hotel to family or friendsGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good hotel for business or sightseeing."
The hotel is situated some distrance from the Old Town centre (half mile) and Princes Street (a mile) but is convenient for the Scottish Parliament and Holyrood House. We were surprised to find that the breakfast was served rather than a buffet. The food was good and sufficient and there was a good selection of both hot and cold items. The room we […] had was a little noisy due to being above the extractor fans for the kitchen which seemed to run all night, but otherwise no complaints regarding the comfort or cleanliness of ther hotel. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
staff couldn't have been more helpful. The room was lovely, but the windows didn't have much sound proofing. We didn't have time to try the spa, so we'll be back!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not really 4*, more 3*"
The hotel itself is fine, if slightly basic for a "4 star" hotel. The "double" bed was in fact 2 single beds pushed together (complete with an annoying small gap between them), a good pool. steam room and sauna although no jacuzzi. A 20 minute walk from the main tourist parts of Edinburgh (although nearer 30-40 minutes walk from the West End). The food […] was fairly awful, the breakfast being bad enough to see me having to complain to the manager. All in all, an ok hotel, nothing fancy and slightly lacking the shine you would expect from a genuine 4 star hotel, but it did a job. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Really convenient location for the Waverly station with restaurant and bars close by. Exceelnt wi-fi and staff were very helpful. Will stay again and would use for leisure visits.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great facilities for everyone"
We had a wonderful stay at the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel. All the staff were incredibly helpful, the room was lovely and the facilities were excellent. We used the gym and pool every day and found it had a wide range of equipment to use. I thoroughly recommend having breakfast included as it was well worth the extra with a great buffet, the only thing […] I might say is that there could be more choice for hot breakfasts. We didn't dine in the restaurant for other meals because there wasn't very much choice for vegetarians. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Excellent Location, great service, nice room, very clean and comfortable.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"An excellent hotel"
The hotel was very pleasant, from an impressive lobby to a lovely spacious room and bathroom. The pool and sauna and steam room were very relaxing. Breakfast was good except they didn't give us chance to eat our cereal before they brought the cooked order. Although you order hot food from the waitress it was obviously just being kept warm in the kitchens […] ready to serve. I would of prefered it either cooked to order giving one time to enjoy the cereals or a hot help yourself buffet.This though did not spoilt my stay and I would use this hotel again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"A Reliable, Clean and Friendly Hotel"
The hotel is a short walk from the station (approx. 10 mins). We chose the hotel following a previous stay and having found MacDonald hotels reliable. The rooms are clean, well finished and sizeable. Staff were extremely friendly and helpful at every possible opportunity. Overall, a great stay again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Location, great service"
The room was of great quality. We had exceptional service from the concierge. Parking your car overnight is 20 GBP. Very clean. Easy walking distance to most sites. Would definitely stay at this hotel again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Place to Stay for the Weekend"
Received a warm welcome upon arrival. The hotel was clean and well suited to our needs. Nice, tidy, well equipped and comfy room. Great service from the concierge - checking in for return flights, advice on how best to travel to the airport, where to eat, etc..... Great breakfast, with pleasant and attentive retaurant staff. The loaction is ideal (only […] 100yds from the bottom end of the Royal Mile), making it a great base location for a weekend stay. Would we return? Absolutely Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
This was our third stay at this hotel within the last 12 months. It was recommended to us by friends and we have not been disappointed. It is conveniently located at the end of the Royal Mile so while it is close to all the attractions it is a peaceful location after a busy day. The staff have always been helpful and friendly and the food excellent. […] The bus service in Edinburgh is excellent and there are main bus routes either side of the hotel. Unfortunately we cannot comment on the leisure facilities as we've always been too busy to use them. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
staff were friendly and helpful. The swimming pool area could have done with a face lift - although the pool itself was nice.The room was well kept. Breakfast was very nice. It was in walking distance to the Royal Mile but away from crowds so good location.Genuine Expedia guest review
"From north to south"
A hotel that sits comfortably in Scotland's capital city, off the Royal Mile and below Arthur's Seat. Staff were pleasant and attentive - provided a room with disability aids, carried bags, found taxis - and chatted. Meals were promoted as being local / Scottish foods and tasted good, though they could be somewhat lacking in excitement! The heating […] in the bedroom was a bit of a mystery..... However, overall it was a pleasant stay and we would do it again and recommend it. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent staff and location"
My stay was for business and the wi-fi connection was brilliant, which made it easy to get work done and stay in touch with the work colleagues. The staff were very helpful and the breakfast was excellent! The Piano Bar was smaller that I expected and the lobby small too but very comfortable. The bed was hard but other than that the room was comfortable […] and of a high standard. The location is excellent for the Waverly Station and also had a few good bars/places to eat close by. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Everything as it should be!"
Enjoyed my stay. Staff were very helpful. Spa facilities were excellentGenuine Expedia guest review
"Good nights stay"
A clean well presented hotelGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"One night in Edinburgh"
My stay at the McDonald Holyrood Hotel was all that i could have asked for, I called the day before and asked if an early check in was possible, "no problem" was the reply which set the tone for the rest of our stay. I will certainly use this hotel again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Fabulous hotel within easy walking distance of The Royal Mile and Grassmarket. Located next to the Scottish Parliament it is close enough to walk to busy areas but far enough to remain quiet during the night. Very clean, with discreet but attentive staff this hotel is great for business or leisure. We had breakfast in our room which was delivered promptly […] and to the highest of standards. The room itself was spacious and well appointed. In short the next time I'm in Edinburgh I will be booking this hotel again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Room 428 air conditioning/heating not working. Provided with electric heater.Genuine Expedia guest review
"A quiet city oasis"
Comfortable and spacious room but very warm. The hotel was very, very quiet. Even though we stayed in January I imagine it would have a hushed atmosphere even when full.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good Hotel and Location"
Made to feel Welcome as soon as I arrived with staff having a smile and taking the time to chat to youGenuine Expedia guest review
"Perfect romantic weekend break"
The staff were wonderful. Shortbread in the room was delicious. Real treat to stay here :) Great location.Genuine Expedia guest review
We had a lovely stay at the macdonald over new year. When we arrived we were given a complementary upgrade (always nice!). The hotel is very clean and the staff are very friendly and helpful. Only issue with our room was that the water didn't run really hot and I like a very hot shower! There is a nice bar downstairs (although they had the same cd […] on repeat for the whole 5 days that we were there!) and a very nice (although pricey) grill restaurant. Breakfast is £15 pp so we didn't bother with that but went to the local cafes. The location of the hotel of excellent, it's a stones throw away from the royal mile and a few mins walk from Princes street. Would definitely recommend it! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel for central Edinburgh"
Lovely hotel, although bed not the most comfortable I've ever slept in, but not actually bad. Room, bathroom and dining room excellent.Genuine Expedia guest review
Convenient,clean, friendly knowledgeable staff. In need of some updateing, but nothing to put off stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel but beware at Christmas time!"
A Butlins style party night until 0100hrs was not the best frotherwise pleasant hotel. even on We stayed on the third floor, though may as well have been in the converted dining room/disco. Good service etc, but it would be nice to be warned of the outrageous din during "the party season"Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good friendly hotel, but it has its drawbacks"
Convenient, comfortable, friendly and good food. However, the Internet, wifi access in the room (417) was none existent, a big let down. Also in the morning the shower temperature was tepid at best. The reception was made aware of these facts.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice public areas and not bad pool"
It is the best located for Holyrood (obviously). The rooms are a little dated and they could do with a better standard of cleaning, like most places, they just arent deep cleaned regularly enough. That said, I was surprised how nice the staff were, including a concierge who took a heavy bag, I had asked to store at reception, straight up to my room. […] I get service like this spontaneously about once a year, so kudos. Very helpful front desk staff make a stay for me and a rare 4 star review from me! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice weekend away"
WE had a lovely stay in Edinburgh. The hotel was great although arriving to find a resident playing the piano was a bit strange... not in the centre so quiet but close enough to be able to walk around the city. The concierge service was helpful and very friendly. WE looked at the gym which whilst small looked well equipped but the lure of cocktails […] won so we didnt use it. Cocktails very good. Breakfast was extremely good and plenty of food of high quality not the usual hotel fare. PArking was expensive but secure and if you break it down per hour no more than any other city secure parking Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Friendly Doorman, Receptionist also great......Big stains on chair in room, some sockets not working, Some surfaces not wiped in room...Bathroom not bad..Internet not working in rooms, only avaliable on the last day I was there..20 Pounds to park car....Genuine Expedia guest review
"Convenient and great spa"
Staff were so polite and offered suggestions to make our stay more pleasurable. Room was lovely but bed quite hard and lumpy - pillows however very comfortable. There was a strong smell of mothballs which spoilt the overall experience as I have sensitive sense of smell.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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