Having stayed in a couple of other Macdonald hotels, we were slightly disappointed with this one. The location is good, as others note, but it is also true that it could do with a bit of money spent, both on the rooms but also the smallish bar/reception area. The room was a good size, considering the central location, but furnishings somewhat faded. Futhermore, in my view a double bed (esp if called Kingsize) should be a double - not 2 singles pushed together, which also seemed somewhat shorter than normal (I am only 6ft so no giant). Bathroom too, big enough, and clean, but not of 5 star WOW calibre.
Had breakfast both days which was good, and served to you rather than buffet which always adds a bit of class. No complaints about the service - in fact they let is check in at 12ish the first day which was a bonus. However, all in all, it lacks the sparkle I would expect from a Macdonalds hotel.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Macdonald Holyrood Edinburgh
- Hotel Macdonald Holyrood
- Macdonald Holyrood Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland