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Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa

4-star hotel with spa, near Royal Mile

  • Free WiFi
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$146

Property renovations and closures

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

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8.6.Fabulous.
  • Comfortable, quiet, convenient, clean, professional courteous service, good food.…

    Jan 1, 2020

  • We had a wonderful stay for Hogmanay celebrations. Our room was perfect and clean with…

    Dec 30, 2019

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available

Guests rated location

Walkable
Quiet
Convenient
Safe
Dining options
  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 156 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Breakfast available

For families

  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Iron/ironing board

What’s around

  • In Old Town Edinburgh
  • Royal Mile - 2 min walk
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse - 5 min walk
  • Princes Street - 7 min walk
  • Grassmarket - 14 min walk
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 14 min walk
This property is closed from December 22 2020 to April 25 2021 (dates subject to change).

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed
  • Standard Room, 1 Double Bed
  • Family Room, 1 Double Bed (Standard Family 4)
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Superior Suite, 1 Double Bed (Super Deluxe Suite)
  • Standard Room, 2 Twin Beds
  • Deluxe Room, 1 Double Bed
  • Room, 1 Double Bed, Accessible
  • Deluxe Suite, 1 Double Bed

Location

  • In Old Town Edinburgh
  • Royal Mile - 2 min walk
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse - 5 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Old Town Edinburgh
  • Royal Mile - 2 min walk
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse - 5 min walk
  • Princes Street - 7 min walk
  • Grassmarket - 14 min walk
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 14 min walk
  • University of Edinburgh - 16 min walk
  • George Street - 18 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 18 min walk
  • Arthur's Seat - 6 min walk
  • Festival Theatre - 10 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 36 min drive
  • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) - 12 min walk
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 13 min walk
  • Edinburgh Brunstane Station - 10 min drive

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 156 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms

Parking

  • Onsite valet parking (GBP 25.00 per night)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Electric vehicle charging point on site

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

Services

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

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1998
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace in lobby

Accessibility

  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Low-height counters/sink
  • Grab bar - near toilet
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord

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

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Spa

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.

Dining

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.

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
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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)

Policies

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast and through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

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.

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.

FAQs

  • Yes, Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property is closed from December 22 2020 to April 25 2021 (dates subject to change).
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Valet parking costs GBP 25.00 per night. Electric vehicle charging is available.
  • Yes, there's an indoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon. Express check-in and check-out and contactless check-out are available.
  • Yes, Bistro Deluxe offers local cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Sugarhouse Sandwiches (4-min walk), Reekie's Smokehouse (4-min walk), and The Holyrood 9A (5-min walk).
  • Have fun with nearby activities like cycling and hiking, and practice your swing on the nearby golf course. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in the indoor pool. Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa also has a Turkish bath.
8.6.Fabulous.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    El hotel es muy lindo, limpio y la gente es muy amable. El desayuno es tipo bufet y es muy bueno

    2 night trip, Nov 15, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Amazing Stay

    Absolutely great hotel, employees were amazing and quick to resolve any concerns and questions, pool and steam room was great and fixed quickly. Rooms were super clean and comfortable definitely worth a return!

    2 night trip with friends, Nov 6, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    All of the staff were professional , friendly & knowledgeable. Extremely helpful . I would stay there again and recommend anyone going to Edinburgh to stAy at this hotel.

    DavidCanu, 4 night romance trip, Oct 30, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The room was very spacious and comfortable. The staff was very welcoming and helpful. The only drawback was the lack of restaurants close by.

    JB, 6 night trip, Oct 25, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    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.

    Jim, 2 night romance trip, Oct 10, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The location was good and the rooms were very nice. We would stay there again.

    Sue, 2 night trip with friends, Oct 5, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    A++ Concierge!

    The standard room we booked on hotels.com 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, 3 night trip with friends, Oct 2, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    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, 2 night trip with friends, Oct 2, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    We loved the beautiful king suite. Nice views. Clean room. Helpful staff. Enjoyed the stay.

    1 night romance trip, Sep 26, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Quiet location with a reasonable walk to Royal Mile or Waverly station. Nicely appointed room and spacious. Only issue was open-style shower which tended to leak a bit. Nice breakfast area with a large buffet spread. Only suggestion would be to vary the selections occasionally. Self service coffee and tea also ran out frequently. Very pleasant stay!

    4 night romance trip, Sep 22, 2019

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