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|Distance to city centre||1.2 km|
|Nearest airport||Edinburgh Turnhouse|
|Distance to airport||12.2 km|
|"Would highly recommend this hotel!."||(in 157 reviews)|
|"Amazing bed Reception staff amazing."||(in 469 reviews)|
|"Great location, Great Facilities, Great Staff."||(in 94 reviews)|
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|breakfast was good||in 341 reviews|
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|comfortable room||in 453 reviews|
|comfy bed||in 237 reviews|
|great location||in 243 reviews|
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|room was very hot||in 364 reviews|
|royal mile||in 37 reviews|
|spa facilities||in 135 reviews|
|staff very friendly||in 622 reviews|
|steam room||in 29 reviews|
|swimming pool||in 114 reviews|
Donald was awesome
Shower functionality was confusing.
Free upgrade to a lovely suite, pleasant welcoming door and reception staff
The breakfast room was chaotic and cooked food not to the best standard. Sofas etc in bar are needing a vacuum!
Breakfast was quite good. Cold food choice a little bit limited. Spa facilities were good and pool was lovely. Staff were friendly and decor was lovely.
Vegetarian choice on Dinner menu was VERY limited. No flatbread option on either night of our stay so vegetarian option for both nights was risotto. When husband said he didn’t want risotto again he had to ask if chef would make an omelette and fries which was not the type of food expected.
Bed very comfy and facilities in room excellent
Nothing exceeded expectation - the location was good for what we needed
This was our first time staying at this venue, as part of an arranged event, however they were in no way prepared for, or had the capacity to deal with the volume of people there over the weekend. This impacted on wait time for room service, our room wasn’t cleaned on the Saturday and breakfast was chaos! On Saturday morning we had to set our own table before being able to eat, and with that, the food was mildly warm, with lots unavailable. This morning we had a similar experience, and for the price paid, this was really disappointing. Overall there were many finishing touches which were missing - no robes in the suite we were staying in, room service plates left in our room over the weekend etc. And a shower which ran hot and cold. I wouldn’t be recommending a stay here unless you had to.
Macdonald Holyrood Hotel is a 4-star hotel that’s located in the center of Edinburgh. The Edinburgh Airport is also just 7 miles away from the property while the Dundee Airport is 35 miles away.
A total of 157 smoke-free rooms are available for guests to choose from. All accommodations are well furnished and feature marble bathrooms. Several in-room amenities are also included such as free WiFi internet access, a satellite TV, coffee and tea maker, iron, ironing board, large desk, hairdryer, and armchairs. Select rooms come with luxury bathrobes and slippers. Accessible rooms are available as well if needed.
Guests staying at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel can head over to the spa and enjoy a variety of treatments, go for a swim in the heated pool, or exercise at the well-equipped fitness center. Work-related travelers can take advantage of the on-site conference rooms and business center to hold meetings.
A full breakfast is served each morning at an additional cost. The hotel features an award-winning restaurant for guests to indulge in classic French cuisines. A bar is also open and serves a large selection of drinks. More dining options are just a short 5-minute walk away like Smoov, Pibroch Scottish Restaurant, and Wedgwood The Restaurant.
Our Dynamic Earth is a 1-minute walk away from Macdonald Holyrood Hotel. Royal Mile which is 2 minutes away provides even more stores, restaurants, and bars. Other main attractions close to the hotel include Edinburgh Castle and Edinburgh Zoo.
Whether visiting for business or leisure, Macdonald Holyrood Hotel offers easy access to some of the city’s most popular landmarks.
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- Friendly service
- Comfortable beds
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Most popular landmarks
- Scottish Parliament Building 147 m
- Holyrood Palace 355 m
- Arthur's Seat 0.4 km
- Museum of Childhood 0.5 km
- Calton Hill 0.6 km
- The Royal Mile 0.6 km
|Edinburgh Turnhouse||12.2 km|
|Edinburgh Waverley||0.9 km|
|Musselburgh Brunstane||4.8 km|