We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

About
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Value
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeaders Bronze level
Situated in the heart of Edinburgh's old town, adjacent to the Scottish Parliament, Macdonald Holyrood Hotel is one of the city's leading hotels which has recently completed a £2.5million investment. Whatever your reason for staying, visiting on business or visiting the fascinating city of Edinburgh, you'll find our bedrooms are some of the most comfortable in town, our Vital Health Club is ideal to unwind in and our brand new Paul Tamburrini's restaurant is stylish and sophisticated. A meal, afternoon tea or champagne at the bar is certainly not to be missed.
Read more
Property amenities
Pool
Restaurant
Business Centre with Internet Access
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room Service
Wheelchair access
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Dry Cleaning
Meeting Rooms
Laundry Service
Concierge
Banquet Room
Multilingual Staff
Conference Facilities
Non-Smoking Hotel
Heated pool
Indoor pool
Show more
Room features
Suites
Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Good to know
HOTEL STYLE
Green
Classic
HOTEL CLASS
Location
Full view
95Great for walkers
Grade: 95 out of 100
36Restaurantswithin 0.25 miles
32Attractionswithin 0.25 miles
Neighbourhood
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
Read more
See all nearby hotels
Reviews (3,409)
Filter reviews
3,277 results
Traveller rating
1,514
1,109
409
162
83
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
1,514
1,109
409
162
83
Show reviews that mention
All reviews dynamic earth royal mile scottish parliament parliament building arthur's seat lovely hotel spa treatments sauna and steam room good size cooked breakfast leisure facilities per night executive room booked this hotel weekend break enjoyable stay lovely room
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 5 of 3,277 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great location, speedy check in, room ready before 3pm which is a bonus Room was lovely spotlessly clean, bed & pillows bit too soft for us Parking needs to be pre booked and cost £20 a day, there’s parking at dynamic earth for £15 per...More

Date of stay: December 2018
1  Thank anjip_3
Response from Darren B, General Manager at Macdonald Holyrood HotelResponded yesterday

Thanks for your positive review, however I was sorry to hear that you found our beds and pillows too soft. Regards

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Hotel is perfect of location, probably the best. Reception very kind. Breakfast overpriced and not friendly...open till 10pm..entered breakfast room at 09.2oh..25min laters they came to interrupt that breakfast was closing and started to take away plates, food..unacceptable! Rooms are nice but cleaners, sorry that...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Veronique L
Response from Darren B, General Manager at Macdonald Holyrood HotelResponded 2 days ago

Many thanks for your feedback, I am sorry to read that the standard of cleanliness isn't up to our usual high standard and that you didn't find our Food and Beverage team friendly, I will speak to my Head Housekeeper and Restaurant Manager. Thanks for...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Only giving it one star for rating as can't give it anything less! The only positive about this hotel was the breakfast. We arrived before the 3pm check in time stated on the date as had 3:30 appointment in the spa, got our room at...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank waveydavey2018
Response from Darren B, General Manager at Macdonald Holyrood HotelResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for making me aware of your recent experience at the Holyrood Hotel and please accept my apologies that you were fully satisfied with your stay with us. I have read your comments with interest and would like to apologise for the short comings....More

Reviewed 6 days ago

The hotel is located very close to the Scottish Parliament building and is about a 20 min walk into the Princes Street area. Up and down hill but not too taxing. Bus and taxi ranks right outside the hotel. Booking in is from 3pm ....More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank h527
Response from Darren B, General Manager at Macdonald Holyrood HotelResponded 5 days ago

I'm glad you enjoyed your time with us and thank you for recognising this publicly. I shall tell the team tand I'm sure they will be delighted!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

OMG 😱 What a wonderful stay! Arrived early, checked into spa then had a light lunch. Room clean and spacious, nice view of parliament and the balcony was quite a surprise. Spa experience was delightful, lovely staff and very relaxing day before dinner. Cant remember...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Linda H
Response from Darren B, General Manager at Macdonald Holyrood HotelResponded 6 days ago

Many thanks for your very positive review, delighted that you had a great day, we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon. Thank You

View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Groidcognac1971
25 November 2018|
Answer
Response from Darren B | Property representative |
Yes you can leave your luggage with Concierge Thanks
0
Votes
Groidcognac1971
25 November 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Darren B | Property representative |
HI, I'm sorry are rooms don't have fridges
0
Votes
MrsBoxerDog
8 November 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from bkolstoe24 | Reviewed this property |
Yes - we had them
1
Vote
Room Tips
"Executive rooms are spacious"
tomeA9236KH
3 weeks ago
Read review
"Quiet room at the back"
195loretta
15 Oct 2018
Read review
"the rooms in 4 floor have better instalations"
A4077EReduardor
15 Oct 2018
Read review
"6th floor is only accessable via your room card & is for VIP guests"
BarryH132
3 Oct 2018
Read review
Show More 
PRICE RANGE
US$87 - US$371 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
macdonald holyrood edinburghhotel macdonald holyrood
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandEdinburghCastle / Royal Mile / High StOld Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
157
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing