We were somewhat concerned about staying in this hotel, because after we had booked, several disparaging remarks began to appear on Trip Advisor. We were not told about the refurbishment either. However, apart from almost being hit by a falling, unsecured builder's fence by the front door it was ok.
Our room was a standard double on the fourth floor (we almost booked a higher grade and thankfully decided against it). By the sounds of things we chose well. A lovely modern, clean, well decorated room. The bed was comfortable. Tea and coffee tray. Tiled bathroom. I agree with others about the shower temperature, a bit temperamental. Sink was cracked and the extractor fan was broken. Corridors tired with well worn carpets.
Plenty of room for breakfast. I only had cereal but my husband said that the cooked food went cold very quickly. Perhaps using plate warmers might combat this.
Not sure why this hotel is 4* though.
Hotel is in a great location. Arthur's Seat. Holyrood Palace. Royal Mile. Most of the attractions were within 20mins walk, even Princes Gardens.
We didn't even try to get a table in the restaurant as there are so many and varied places to eat in Edinburgh anyway.
- 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
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- Macdonald Holyrood Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland