Hotel Macdonald Holyrood in Edinburgh - 4 HOTEL INFO stars

This is what awaits you:

  • 1 bottle of mineral water
  • WLAN in room

Hotel description Macdonald Holyrood

Business hours of reception: 24 hours

The Macdonald Holyrood Hotel stands proud in the heart of the Old Town of Edinburgh, offering superb facilities and impeccable service. Step outside and enjoy Edinburgh on your doorstep, with Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, Princess Street, and much, much more - all within a few minutes walk. Located only 5 minutes from Waverley Station and only half an hour's drive from Edinburgh Airport.


Our 156 bedrooms are equipped to a high standard. The Club Floor, available at an additional cost, has a private lounge and a butler to attend to your every need.


Flint's Restaurant offers the best in Scottish and international cuisine, complemented with a comprehensive wine list.


There is a 14 m pool, sauna, steam room and solarium, and a leading edge gym. Beauty therapists are available for treatments - from a relaxing aroma therapy massage to a revitalising facial.

Reception hours: Every day: from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Hotel data

Hotel built in 1999, Number of floors 8, Total number of rooms 156, Number of double rooms 156, of which have 2 separate beds 56, of which have a double bed 100, Number of rooms with air conditioning 156, Hotel closed from 2009-12-31, to 2009-12-31, Reception manned 24 hours a day, Earliest check-in 14:00, Latest check-out 12:00, English-speaking staff available during the day, English-speaking staff available at night, Hotel, City hotel, Business hotel, Trade fair/conference hotel, Sport/leisure hotel, Certified Spa Hotel, No-smoking room 100, Hypoallergenic rooms 156, Children's beds/cots 5

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Holyrood Road 81, EH8 8AU Edinburgh, United Kingdom


  • Station (Edinburgh - Waverley Railway Station) 0.77 km
  • City centre (Edinburg) 0.62 km
  • Airport (Edinburgh Airport (EDI)) 12.13 km
  • Highway 5.0 km

Service times

Reception open:

1:00 AM to 1:00 AM

Reception manned at weekends:

1:00 AM to 1:00 AM

Earliest check-in:

3:00 PM

Latest check-out:

1:00 PM

    Accepted payment methods

  • Diners Club
  • Visa
  • Eurocard/MasterCard
  • American Express
  • Travelers' checks
  • Billing to corporate account possible

Hotel facilities

  • Reception (lobby)
  • Elevator
  • Public Internet terminal
  • Hotel-owned car park Fee per 24 hours 20 GBP
  • Garage in the hotel Fee per 24 hours 8,50 GBP
  • Executive/business floor
  • Restaurant(s) 1 open from 07:00.00 until 22:00.00
  • Hotel bar
  • Indoor pool open from 07:00.00 until 22:00.00
  • Sauna Fee 0 GBP
  • Solarium Fee 5 GBP
  • Turkish bath
  • Fitness room
  • Beauty parlor open from 07:00.00 until 22:00.00
  • Fire alarm
  • WLAN with Internet access in lobby Hourly rate 0 GBP Fee per day 0 GBP
  • Vegetarian food available

Room facilities

  • Wheelchair users can check door widths at reception
  • WLAN with Internet access in rooms Hourly rate 0 GBP Cost per day 0 GBP
  • Wheelchair-friendly rooms in accordance with DIN 18024, 18025 Number 8
  • Satellite TV
  • TV remote control
  • Radio
  • Seating area
  • Separate luggage store
  • Telephone on the desk
  • Voicemail
  • ISDN connection in 156 rooms
  • Analogue modem connection in 156 rooms
  • Room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Fridge in 156 rooms
  • Coffee machine/tea-maker
  • Ironing machine for pants in 156 rooms
  • Iron + ironing board in 156 rooms
  • Temperature controls in 156 rooms
  • Soundproof windows
  • Windows for opening
  • Make-up mirror
  • Full-length mirror
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Heated towel rack in bathroom
  • Bathrobes
  • Emergency information
  • Plan of emergency exits
  • TV with international news channel

In-house services

  • Large dogs permitted
  • Pets permitted
  • Hotel safe
  • Vending machine for beverages
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Gift vouchers available for SPA
  • Express check-out
  • Porter service
  • Free daily newspapers
  • Business center
  • Secretarial services
  • Sightseeing tours
  • Laundry service
  • Shoe-polishing service
  • 1 bottle of mineral water
  • WLAN in room
  • Room service from 00:00.00 until 23:59.00
  • Evening entertainment

Hotel location

Holyrood Road 81, EH8 8AU Edinburgh -

Evaluations of Macdonald Holyrood

Overall 7 ratings, including comments: 2 ratings
7.8 / 10
Average rating of all hotel guests
100% of all hotel guests would recommend this hotel to their friends
Corporate customers
10 / 10
October 2015

The room was enormous, with a king size bed, 2 armchairs and a large desk for work. The bathroom was also roomy, with plenty of space for my toiletries. Spotless, well laid out, with coffee/tea-making facilities, an ironing board and iron. The only thing I can fault - and this goes for all hotels - is that the lighting in the rooms is not bright enough.

Nothing, really.

8.7 / 10
May 2015

Friendly staff, nice room, central location and valet parking service

hot breakfast had to be ordered and service was quite slow.

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