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Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa, Edinburgh

4-starThis establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.
81 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH8 8AU, United Kingdom

4-star hotel with spa, near Royal Mile
  • Free WiFi
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Great location
Fantastic service
Great pool
Sufficient wellness & sports facilities

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa, Edinburgh

from $103
  • Classic Double Room
  • Classic Twin Room
  • Classic Double Room, 1 King Bed
  • Family Room (Classic Family 4)
  • Deluxe Double Room (Feature)
  • Deluxe Suite (Feature Suite)
  • Deluxe Double Room, 1 King Bed (Feature)
  • Executive Suite
  • Double Room, Accessible

What’s around Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa, Edinburgh


  • In Old Town
  • Royal Mile - 2 min walk
  • Princes Street - 7 min walk
  • Grassmarket - 14 min walk
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 15 min walk
  • University of Edinburgh - 15 min walk
  • George Street - 17 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 18 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) - 29 min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 11 min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station - 6 min drive
  • Edinburgh Brunstane Station - 13 min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 156 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Valet parking *

  • Car charging point

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Indoor pool
  • Health club
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
Working away
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 0
  • Conference space size (meters) - 0
  • One meeting room
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1998
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • German
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


The onsite 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.


Bistro Deluxe - This restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Reservations are required.

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.

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa, Edinburgh’s small print

Also known as

  • Holyrood Hotel
  • Macdonald Hotel Holyrood
  • Macdonald Holyrood Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Macdonald Holyrood Edinburgh
  • Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa Hotel
  • Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa Edinburgh
  • Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa Hotel Edinburgh
  • Holyrood Macdonald
  • Holyrood Macdonald Hotel
  • Hotel Holyrood
  • Hotel Macdonald Holyrood
  • Macdonald Holyrood
  • Macdonald Holyrood Edinburgh
  • Macdonald Holyrood Hotel
  • Macdonald Holyrood Hotel Edinburgh


The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Optional extras

Valet parking costs GBP 25.00 per night

Rollaway beds are available for GBP 15.0 per night

Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 18.00 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 1,118 reviews

Good 6.0
A++ Concierge!
The standard room we booked on was not awesome- 1st floor, view of dumpsters behind hotel, noisy... so we negotiated an upgrade and were handled with care by the amazing Concierge, Donald, for the rest of our stay. We didn't love the hotel's restaurant (just OK), and we wish we'd had two beds instead of one, but we'd absolutely go out of our way to stay there again because Donald made the stay so lovely. He completely took us under his wing, and the quality of his service was so personal that we felt like he was a friend. (We hope he really is-- he's delightful!)
Leona, us3 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Great hotel
The service at Macdonald Holyrood is superb. The breakfast is terrific. The rooms are clean, comfortable and roomy. The bathroom includes a tub as well as a shower. Heated towel racks. Wonderful location--close to Royal Mile, but off where it's quiet. I will return here any time I'm in Edinburgh.
Gail, us2 night trip with friends
Good 6.0
Hot and stuffy
The hotel was nice and the room was a decent size. But Edinburgh had just had a heat wave and the room was stuffy and hot. The windows only opened a crack, but we weren’t even able to get relief from that because there was an office building next door with windows looking directly into the room. We had dinner at the restaurant and they were out of several items and the waitress forgot part of our order. Despite not having many patrons the staff seemed distracted. Overall, it just wasn’t a comfortable stay.
Lane, us1 night trip
Good 6.0
Very average
Hotel has no maintenance on Sunday. Had to wait 24 hrs to get broken safe open
Jerome, us3 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Very enjoyable stay. Nice people. Comfortable rooms. Good value
us4 night trip with friends

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa, Edinburgh

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