Hotel Macdonald Holyrood

4 Stars

  81 Holyrood Road - EH8 8AU - Edinburgh, United Kingdom View Map
Area: Old Town - New Town

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Retreat from the bustle of Scotland's capital city with a visit to the Vital Health and Wellbeing Club at the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel. Work out the stresses of the day on the treadmill, restore calm with a swim in the heated swimming pool or unwind with an aromatherapy massage. As a guest, all of the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel's leisure facilities are available to you free of charge. Take time out to improve your technique with a personal trainer, restore your equilibrium with a yoga class or simply relax in the sauna. For a truly indulgent treat book in for a hot stone massage or prepare for a special occasion with a unique bronzing facial. Swim laps in the 14-metre indoor heated pool, stay fit on the latest Technogym equipment in the hotel gym, join an aerobics class and relax with a session in the sauna or steam room. Forget the cares of the day with a soothing hot oil massage or a purifying facial in one of the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel's stylish treatment rooms. Prepare for the pool with a top to toe body polish or acquire a golden glow with a Decleor self-tanning treatment. Treat yourself to a French manicure or get ready for a night out in Edinburgh with a make-up tutorial and eyelash tint. After your treatment, wrap up in a fluffy robe and unwind with a cup of herbal tea in the relaxation room.

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Situated in the heart of Edinburgh, the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel is minutes from both the Scottish Parliament and the Scotsman newspaper building. Close to road and rail links, and offering excellent meeting and conference facilities, this city centre hotel is the ideal location for your next important meeting. Prepare for a presentation in the new Business Centre, take a break to dine on fantastic cuisine and book into the exclusive top-floor Club Floor for a peaceful night's sleep. The refined Macdonald Holyrood Hotel is situated next to the Scottish Parliament and can host meetings, conferences and events for up to 200 people. Both suites on the self-contained conference floor are equipped to the Meeting@Macdonald standard and both benefit from plenty of natural daylight and air conditioning. Keep in touch with the office with wireless internet access throughout the hotel (fees apply), prepare for a presentation in the Business Centre and rest assured that our dedicated meeting and events team will ensure the smooth running of your corporate event.


Situated in the Old Town neighborhood, in the heart of Edinburgh, this hotel is close to Our Dynamic Earth, Scottish Parliament, and Arthur's Seat. Also nearby are Palace Holyroodhouse and Nelson Monument.


Plan a city break in Scotland's historic capital and relax in the comfort of an elegant room at the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel. Furnished to the highest standard and featuring triple-glazed windows, our rooms offer a peaceful sanctuary in the middle of the city. All rooms have marble en-suite bathrooms, large comfortable beds, armchairs and satellite televisions. Upgrade to a spacious Suite and relax in a separate seating area with double aspect windows. Alternatively book a room on the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel's self-contained Club Floor and enjoy access to the exclusive Library lounge. Accessible Rooms are also available on request.


Sample hotel dining at its best during your stay at the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel with our stylish Steak and Grill restaurant. Serving the finest Scottish cuisine, sourced from the surrounding area, our menus offer an ever-growing range of organic food and drink - good for you and the environment. Refined and stylish, The Steak and Grill Restaurant at the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel represents a new standard in hotel dining. Take a seat by the window and watch the city go by while you dine on British cuisine in the restaurant's peaceful atmosphere. Select a fine vintage from the extensive wine list and enjoy a candlelit meal. For those planning to catch a show, a pre-theatre menu is available before 7pm. With its open layout, dark wood panelling and traditional décor, the Piano Lounge offers a refined yet relaxed atmosphere for you to unwind in. Prepare for a meeting over English Breakfast tea and homemade shortbread, or spend an evening in the bar's friendly atmosphere.


Set in Edinburgh's historic old town, the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel combines the convenience of the city centre with the restfulness of a quiet location. Facing the Crags and Arthur's Seat, this Edinburgh hotel is close to key attractions like the Scottish Parliament, Dynamic Earth and Holyrood Park, making the ideal base for exploring the city. Boasting a self-contained conference floor and a private Club Floor, with an exclusive lounge, this hotel is well equipped to meet the needs of business travellers. Plan the perfect city break and take advantage of the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel's Steak and Grill Restaurant, extensive leisure facilities and luxurious accommodation.

Hotel facilities

  •  Car Parking
  •  Non smoking rooms
  •  Air conditioning
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Lifts 3
  •  Indoor Swimmingpool
  •  Conference rooms 6
  •  Heated Swimmingpool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Check-in at From 14:30
  •  Lobby Size MD
  •  Laundry Service
  •  Beauty Center
  •  Bus Parking
  •  Sauna
  •  Minibus parking area
  •  Authorized coach parking
  •  Projector available
  •  Meeting room
  •  Baby sitting
  •  Solarium
  •  Voltage 240

The Hotel Macdonald Holyrood is perfect for who wants to travel by car. The accommodation is with air conditioning. The hotel is ideal for sports lovers. The hotel is perfect for swimmers. The property is fully equipped with a conference room. The property has its own heated swimming pool for guests. Guests can use the hotel's restaurant. The Hotel Macdonald Holyrood offers a laundry service. The Hotel Macdonald Holyrood offers wellness features. The hotel is suitable for large and small groups. The hotel is ideal for both large and small groups wishing to saty there. There is a projector available for the use in meetings. The hotel offers business facilities. The hotel is ideal for families with small children. There is a solarium on the premises.

The hotel provides either its own car park or a nearby one with a special agreement; being not included in the room price, for a paid parking the payment have to be carried out directly on the spot.

Rooms facilities

  •  Television
  •  Direct Dial Telephone
  •  Air conditioning
  •  Mini Bar
  •  Hairdryer
  •  High Speed Modem
  •  Safe Box
  •  Satellite TV
  •  Trouser Press
  •  Alarm Clock
  •  Radio

The Hotel Macdonald Holyrood offers the use of a TV in the rooms. Accommodation has direct dial telephone in all rooms. The Hotel Macdonald Holyrood offers a minibar service. The Hotel Macdonald Holyrood rooms offers the use of an hairdryer. The hotel rooms offers high-speed Internet service. Accommodation has a safe in all the rooms. The hotel offers its guests the use of an pants iron (trouser press) . The hotel offers a wake up service for guests. The accommodation offers a radio service for its guests.

 Public transport

  • Airport: EDI
  • Time to the Airport: 25 MIN
  • Railway Station: WAVERLEY
  • Time to the Railway Station: 10 MIN
  • Distance from the city center: 0.9 KM
  • Distance from the airport: 18 KM
  • Fair site: EICC
  • Distance from Railway Station: 1 KM
  • Time to the bus stop: 1 MIN

 Guests' Reviews

Coylton, United Kingdom

Very Good: 3.9/5 More Details

Good hotel, great location

Stayed for one night only, first impressions very good.
car was valet parked and checkin was quick and efficent.
room was big, but decor a little dated very clean though. tv could do with updating. the hotel is in a great location near to dynamic earth, its a short walk to the high street (royal mile) and then onto the rest of edinburgh.
breakfast was fine although we got it as part of a deal through hotelsclick, not sure if i would pay £15 for it.
there is a £20 charge for parking, but on checkout they allowed us to leave our luggage in the hotel while we went shopping, they did not charge when we went over the 24 hours that the £20 covers. so £20 not bad for parking in edinburgh, one of the few negatives about edinburgh is the lack/cost of parking



Flintshire, United Kingdom

Very Good: 3.9/5 More Details

Lovely hotel

We spent 3 nights at the macdonald holyrood hotel and really enjoyed our stay. the hotel staff were very attentive and friendly. breakfast was included in the room rate and was first class especially as the cooked breakfast was served to you. we also enjoyed dinner at the hotel as the food was delicious and they catered for children.
the leisure facilities were of a good standard and the hotel is very clean. the hotel is situated just beside the scottish parliament and dynamic earth so in a good location but a little bit of a trek up the royal mile.
the only downside to this hotel is the bar is very small and drinks are expensive.



Motherwell, United Kingdom

Excellent: 4.6/5 More Details

Lovely hotel

We had an overnight stay at this hotel and found it very pleasant. reception staff are excellent - one member spent ages checking out train timetables for us. the room was lovely and spacious although we didn't have a good view - looking onto the car park - but for the length of time we spent in the room it wasn't a problem. we did not hear any other guests around us which is always a bonus in a hotel!! bathroom was spacious and spotlessly clean. cooked breakfast was great (i can heartily recommend the black pudding) - our only complaint at breakfast was that we were seated and then forgotten about - after 10mins we had to ask to have our order taken.
overall, a beautiful hotel which i would have no hesitation in booking again.



Ipswich, United Kingdom

Excellent: 4.9/5 More Details

Edinburgh weekend with friends. ( we survived the sleeper train!)

Good all round hotel. would recommend it . very good food, excellent breakfast buffet and cooked to order. pleasant staff. hotel specially provided a large tv screen in lounge area for us to watch england draw with usa!!

Stockton On Tees, United Kingdom

Very Good: 4.3/5 More Details


Great hotel with a deal but breakfeast was very slow had to wait 45 minutes for a table. food was good and staff great

Kilmarnock, United Kingdom

Very Good: 3.9/5 More Details

Weekend break

Bedroom very good size for a standard room, however it was quite warm through the night and the bed wasn't that comfortable.
breakfast very good with a varied selection.
drinks in the bar expensive.

Stockton On Tees, United Kingdom

Excellent: 4.6/5 More Details


Modern hotel, close to station some rooms are small we had a very nice room with a good veiw this may have been because we booked with not sure breakfeast was very good but had to wait for table for a sort time

Cumbria, United Kingdom

Very Good: 4.4/5 More Details

A good all round hotel

Enjoyed our stay once again would definately recommend this hotel

Hawick, United Kingdom

Very Good: 4.1/5 More Details

Very good

Very good value for money

Ashington, United Kingdom

Excellent: 5/5 More Details

Holyrood stay

We will be back great hotel

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