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Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa

4-star hotel with spa, near Royal Mile

  • Free WiFi
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P9,338

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 spacious rooms. Staff were very friendly and helpful

    Nov 27, 2020

  • The hotel rooms are looking old and need a tidy The food was terrible especially for…

    Oct 23, 2020

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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
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Bathtub
  • Non-smoking
  • Gym

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
  • Macdonald Holyrood Hotel
  • Macdonald Holyrood Hotel Edinburgh

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.
  • 4.0.Fair

    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.

    Nadira, 4 night family trip, Oct 19, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    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

    Jeffrey, 2 night trip, Oct 13, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    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.

    Gareth, 1 night trip, Oct 4, 2020

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Poor standard of restaurant

    Very disappointed in the standard of the restaurant. Surf and turf with minimal choice of fish. Halibut fillet was full of bones and accompanying sauce was cold with a skin formed. Steak was very dry and accompanying vegetables over cooked. Sadly the presentation of each dish was lacking as well. The biggest issue overall was the bill. We questioned the addition of a drink which we never ordered or received. In fairness it was promptly rectified. Unfortunately every other table apparently had the same issue.

    Ross, 1 night trip, Sep 26, 2020

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Heating broke and electric heater which aas unsuitable for a newborn baby. Room substandard. No available access to spa or pool. Impossible to be able to speak to reception so emailed and this has been ignored.

    2 night family trip, Sep 25, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    ok

    No upgrade offered, the hotel was nearly empty.

    Alastair, 2 night trip, Sep 8, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Well done the holyrood

    Considering the circumstances of the pandemic excellent service and staff. Comfortable hotel. Food a little dissapointing but due to the circumstances was surprised they even had food

    Ron, 3 night trip, Aug 28, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    Not good value for money

    Staff were great, however, for the price for one night found the hotel quite shabby away from the main public area. Walls in the rooms full of dirty marks. Just disappointed. Breakfast was good.

    1 night trip, Aug 22, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    The hotel was being run with a skeleton staff. We asked for a table for supper at 20.25 and was told the kit hen was closed! Appalling for a 4 star hotel.

    3 night trip with friends, Aug 17, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    Appreciate the current climate that the hospitality sector is working in - the hotel was clean, could do with smelling a bit fresher. The breakfast was poor - food was served at the table, sporadically, cold, poor quality and the staff was extremely stressed which gave a very uncomfortable atmosphere. Considering the cost of our stay it would be unlikely that we would stay here again.

    LKemlo, 1 night trip with friends, Aug 15, 2020

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