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Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa

4-starThis establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.
81 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH8 8AU, United Kingdom

4-star hotel with spa, near Royal Mile
  • Free WiFi
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  • The hotel rooms are looking old and need a tidy The food was terrible especially for…Oct 27, 2020
  • No bath in the room, with 2 small children, the hand shower didn’t work, sprayed…Oct 24, 2020

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa

from ZAR 2,006
  • Classic Double Room
  • Classic Twin Room
  • Classic Double Room, 1 King Bed
  • Family Room (Classic Family 4)
  • Deluxe Double Room (Feature)
  • Deluxe Suite (Feature Suite)
  • Deluxe Double Room, 1 King Bed (Feature)
  • Executive Suite
  • Double Room, Accessible

What’s around Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa


  • In Old Town
  • Royal Mile - 2 min walk
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse - 5 min walk
  • Princes Street - 7 min walk
  • Grassmarket - 14 min walk
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 14 min walk
  • University of Edinburgh - 16 min walk
  • George Street - 18 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 32 min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 11 min walk
  • Slateford Station - 10 min drive
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station - 10 min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 156 rooms


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Valet parking * on site

  • Electric vehicle charging point

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Indoor pool
  • Health club
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
Working away
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 0
  • Conference space size (meters) - 0
  • One meeting room
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1998
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Low-height counters/sink
  • Grab bar - near toilet
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • German
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


The onsite spa has massage/treatment rooms. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, facials, and body wraps. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a steam room, and Turkish bath/hammam.


Bistro Deluxe - This restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Reservations are required.

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa’s small print

Also known as

  • Holyrood Hotel
  • Macdonald Hotel Holyrood
  • Macdonald Holyrood Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Macdonald Holyrood Edinburgh
  • Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa Hotel
  • Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa Edinburgh
  • Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa Hotel Edinburgh
  • Holyrood Macdonald
  • Holyrood Macdonald Hotel
  • Hotel Holyrood
  • Hotel Macdonald Holyrood
  • Macdonald Holyrood
  • Macdonald Holyrood Edinburgh
  • Macdonald Holyrood Hotel
  • Macdonald Holyrood Hotel Edinburgh


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast and through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Optional extras

Valet parking costs GBP 25.00 per night

Rollaway beds are available for GBP 15.0 per night

Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 18.00 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa

  • Does Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa?
    Yes. Valet parking costs GBP 25.00 per night. Electric vehicle charging is available.
  • Is there a pool at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa?
    Yes, there's an indoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM to midnight. Check-out time is noon. Express check-in and check-out and contactless check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa?
    Yes, Bistro Deluxe offers local cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Sugarhouse Sandwiches (4-min walk), Reekie's Smokehouse (4-min walk), and The Holyrood 9A (5-min walk).

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8,8 From 999 reviews

Exceptional 10,0
Our stay was excellent. The hotel was in a great location for many of the attractions. Was able to book car parking nearby, but found out when booking in that we could have booked hotel parking. The hotel was quiet when we went as per Covid-19 conditions but was a good way of socially distant
Jeffrey, gb2 night trip
Very good 8,0
Thankfully not a politician in sight!
Great staff and felt safe in these Covid times. Only criticism being I thought the signage to the car park wasn’t great. Also, the reception staff had to come out and open the shutters.
Gareth, gb1 night trip
Fair 4,0
Poor standard of restaurant
Very disappointed in the standard of the restaurant. Surf and turf with minimal choice of fish. Halibut fillet was full of bones and accompanying sauce was cold with a skin formed. Steak was very dry and accompanying vegetables over cooked. Sadly the presentation of each dish was lacking as well. The biggest issue overall was the bill. We questioned the addition of a drink which we never ordered or received. In fairness it was promptly rectified. Unfortunately every other table apparently had the same issue.
Ross, gb1 night trip
Good 6,0
No upgrade offered, the hotel was nearly empty.
Alastair, gb2 night trip
Very good 8,0
Well done the holyrood
Considering the circumstances of the pandemic excellent service and staff. Comfortable hotel. Food a little dissapointing but due to the circumstances was surprised they even had food
Ron, gb3 night trip
Good 6,0
Not good value for money
Staff were great, however, for the price for one night found the hotel quite shabby away from the main public area. Walls in the rooms full of dirty marks. Just disappointed. Breakfast was good.
gb1 night trip
Good 6,0
The hotel was being run with a skeleton staff. We asked for a table for supper at 20.25 and was told the kit hen was closed! Appalling for a 4 star hotel.
gb3 night trip with friends
Very good 8,0
Child friendly
We had few minor problems when we arrive but they were soon sorted, staff very helpful and friendly. Breakfast was lovely, again staff were lovely with the kids which helps.
gb2 night family trip
Exceptional 10,0
A nice hotel
Modern hotel in good location. Friendly staff and very welcoming at front desk. Good sized rooms, very comfortable bed. Hotel kept very clean and well maintained. Food options limited at present but what was available was very nice,
gb2 night trip
Very good 8,0
For a first stay after lockdown it was great for our wedding - we hope to come back next year when we can try the spa and restaurant in more normal times
Elly, gb6 night family trip

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