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Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

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Ormond Beach, Florida
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The location is perfect. This was my first visit to Edinburgh. The hotel staff were helpful the concierges were wonderful and made all the difference in the world. I'd suggest, if this is a first visit, getting a ticket for the hop on hop off bus which you can pick up across the street. The Holyrood Palace is right down...

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Buckinghamshire, England
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Enjoyed our stay but!!!! We had to witness arguments between the bar staff and desk staff due to us requiring a late night drink, went to bed without it in the end as we were passed from bar to front desk, back to bar and then back to front desk. Seated for breakfast and waited and waited in the end,...

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When you arrive at the Holyrood you are sure of a warm welcome especially if Jakob or Frank are on duty. They have an exceptional memory for names and welcome you like old friends. Our room on the 6th floor was lovely. A large comfortable bed,great shower and excellent housekeeping standards made for a lovely stay. Would certainly recommend.

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Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

excellent hotel, friendly staff, perfectly located in the city centre, and perfect for business trips and leisure trips. Would certainly recommend staying at this hotel. We had our honeymoon at this hotel and the staff could not do anymore for us.

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liverpool uk
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We booked a winter deal direct with MacDonald's Hotels , it really was a bargain rate with each night coming in at just below £100 including breakfast and dinner, both meals of a very high standard and served by very attentive staff. Our room on the second floor was spacious and warm with everything you would want,including free wifi. The...

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Droitwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We have enjoyed a 2 night stay at this hotel and we can highly recommend it. We had the Spa and meals package and the service throughout was exceptional. The pool and Spa are very good facilities and the food was great. The waiters were friendly and efficient.

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Scotland
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Only on the basis that we had booked a disabled room - The hotel has onsite car parking with an overnight additional charge of £25.00. During check-in I was informed that our room was accessible, however, when I opened the ensuite door I noticed the shower was in bath, this was rectified by quick call to reception, who sent up...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights in january having found a great offer online, very clean good sized rooms, friendly staff and good location, would stop here again on our next visit and will reconmend to family and friends

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Room with two comfortable single beds was large with a large modern bathroom. The heating was not working down our end of the hotel so it was very cold however once I advised reception the next morning, they instantly sent portable heaters to our room and they worked well. I found breakfast to be very expensive and opted to go...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I spent 4 nights in Edinburgh. Staff were all friendly and the hotel is nicely situated. The spa are was good, we used the pool, sauna and steam room. Our room was nicely furnished with bottled water provided each day. All rooms are close to the lifts. The restaurant and bar are located on the ground floor,...

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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.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 Roccas restaurant is stylish and sophisticated, serving the best quality Scottish home comforts with an Italian twist. A meal, afternoon tea or champagne at the bar is certainly not to be missed. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

Address: 81 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AU, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town , Castle / Royal Mile / High St
Price Range: £78 - £371 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Macdonald Holyrood Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 156
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Also Known As:
Macdonald Holyrood Edinburgh
Hotel Macdonald Holyrood
Macdonald Holyrood Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
Hotel Style:
#8 Green Hotel in Edinburgh
#36 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#42 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#50 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#56 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
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“Good location for our trip”
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“higher floors are the better rooms although the room we had on the 2nd floor was really nice.”
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