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Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I had an early morning appointment so arrived the day before. I prebooked the car/valet service as I was traveling solo with my 14week old. Check in was effortless, however they had me on the ground floor which included stairs. So I had to have assistance with my baby&pram. My room was cold when I first got in so I... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great room in a lovely hotel. Staff were very efficient and friendly. Well placed for seeing the Edinburgh attractions. Parking is expensive but alternatives are limited. Best getting the train as its only a 10 minute walk.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel is ideally located for the Royal Mile and Holyrood Palace. The Edinburgh tour bus stop is only a few steps away from the hotel. The staff are friendly and helpful, we were able to book in early and they allocated two rooms close together. The interior looks a little jaded. The rooms are spacious and there is little... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice hotel, reasonable location, friendly staff. My only criticisms are that the dining room is very small so you had to wait for a table to become free for breakfast, and the lack of plug sockets in the bedroom; particularly near a mirror and light - not ideal when trying to do your hair!

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

From the minute we arrived until the time we left , I cannot fault the hotel. We arrived to be met by the very friendly concierge who parked the car in the secure car park. Check in was smooth and effortless. The room was clean spacious and quiet. The staff were attentive and willing to help with any request. Didn't... More 

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Airdrie, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This hotel is outstanding. Arrived early and the hotel stored our bags until our room was ready, bags were then placed in room for us. When we did check in we had a conplimentary upgrade to a suite which was beautiful, clean and cosy, slippers and bathrobes included, Nespresso machine and tea making facilities. Borrowed champagne flutes and ice bucket... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I met with a few friends for dinner here and the service was fantastic. The staff were were friendly and attentive and I couldn't have asked for more. The food was very flavoursome and succulent and the timings between courses was perfect. I will definitely return and will recommend to more friends.

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MacdonaldHolyrood, General Manager at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to review our restaurant following your recent visit. I was pleased to read that the food was up to expectation and that the service was perfect. We hope to welcome you back in the near future More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting the city for dinner at another venue and decided to stay overnight. The hotel was lovely and the rooms were adequate. Tea coffee making families available as you would expect and some lovely chocolates in the room too. The staff were really helpful and friendly. The breakfast was good but some items a little cold but the... More 

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MacdonaldHolyrood, General Manager at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for posting a review of the hotel following your stay with us recently. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and that the hotel was a convenient place to stay whilst you attended an event at another venue. I am sorry if breakfast did not live up to your expectations, and have shared your comments with the team.... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a lovely hotel 15mins walk from Princess Street but few minutes walk to The Royal Mile . Very friendly and efficient staff !! We were lucky enough to get executive room on 6th floor room was clean spacious and well equipped!! Nice pool and spa free of charge to use and we had a nice breakfast! Would defiantly recommend... More 

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MacdonaldHolyrood, General Manager at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the hotel following your stay with us, in particular your comments about the team are much appreciated. I am glad to hear you enjoyed the facilities in our Spa and that breakfast was good. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm a fan of Macdonald Hotels in general, but perhaps this is my favourite! There is something really special about arriving here after a long journey to be welcomed by the team at reception and the conciergerie as a friend. I'm always amazed at how much the team here manages to remember about their guests' individual preferences and requirements, and... More 

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MacdonaldHolyrood, General Manager at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post such a positive review of the hotel. It is always good to hear that we welcome our returning guests in such a professional manner, and that the service we offer exceeds your expectations every time you stay. We look forward to welcoming you back in the Spring. More 

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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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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: £82 - £367 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Macdonald Holyrood Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 156
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Macdonald Holyrood Edinburgh
Hotel Macdonald Holyrood
Macdonald Holyrood Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
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#8 Green Hotel in Edinburgh
#32 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#42 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#50 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#56 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
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“Frequent guests who have the loyalty card can request rooms on the Club floor.”
 of 5 bubbles Vaudoise750, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Get breakfast somewhere else..... actually anywhere at all would be better and cheaper!”
 of 5 bubbles zipzip1977, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Club rooms on the second floor were decent.”
 of 5 bubbles JackRuby41, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We were on the 5th floor, and found it to be quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles hamiltonCumbria, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If you are looking for a view, get a room a few floors up, otherwise you could be overlooking a car park!”
 of 5 bubbles 288KarenS, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
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