The hotel is a little East of the old town, so a short 10-15 minute (in our case wet) walk. The hotel has valet parking which costs £20 per night which is about the going rate for DIY so good value.
Rooms are a little old fashioned but a good size. We had a flood on the first night so got moved to a second room, but this had various bits of damage (like the wardrobe door broken) so we were moved to a third “executive” room on the top floor, only accessible by key-card. I’m glad we weren’t paying more because aside from the better toiletries and bath robes it wasn’t much better than a standard room.
The hotel is currently undergoing refurbishment so perhaps not the best time to go: on the second day the ground floor restaurant was being refurbished so breakfast was on the 1st floor, despite this the breakfast was consistently OK, but not great. Trying to get a cup of coffee wasn’t possible until 6pm, we were instead directed to a café along the road.
Overall it was a little disappointing, we got an excellent rate for a couple of nights, but if we’d been paying full price I think I would have been less satisfied. Perhaps worth a look once the refurbishment is finished. One highlight is the staff: they were all very good.
- 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:
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- Hotel Macdonald Holyrood
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