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Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a lovely weekend in Edinburgh. The hotel was clean and the room was lovely. Ignore the calls of 'areas are tired' and some areas are 'cold'. Not our experience. A heater was provided in the room which heated it up,nicely. The concierge was fab. Yes the car parking was £20 a night. The dingy NCP up the road was...

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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

We stayed for two nights with breakfast. Generally good but with some very minor issues that could be improved for this price. Room was a bit dark, particularly over desk, no moisturiser in changing rooms. Good breakfast freshly prepared (disappointed no haggis). Good checkout 12 noon. Staff very helpful.

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

This is my second time here and this time stayed for 2 nights had a dinner on the first night and service and food was 5* mw and my boyfriend both had massages and I didn't want to leave the relaxation room I was so relaxed after ..... the pool facility's are exceptional and steam and sauna both very nice...

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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was our second visit to this hotel and in twelve months it has not improved , the pool area is always out of the things they promise to provide such as towels bags for wet costumes , the breakfast where to begin it is so fraustrating multiple requests for tea also for toast and when it comes it is...

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Macdonald Holyroood Hotel is a nice and convenient hotel. Our corner triple room was spacious and included good toiletries and a mirror that did not fog up! Our concierge, Jacob, was most helpful and offered to print out our boarding passes the evening before we were leaving. We asked him about a restaurant we were thinking of going to and...

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hotel is reasonably central and offers easy access to most parts of Edinburgh you may wish to see. We have stayed in macdonald hotels many times in the lake district, which was why we picked this one, we knew it was more expensive than most others in the area, but were quite content to pay the extra because of...

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for 3 nights midweek on a B&B deal that was great value for money. Room comfortable though breakfast nothing special but hotel is central to practically everything. Very good spa suite and again well priced for massage.

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Larbert, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Given a night at this hotel as part of a birthday present. We have previously stayed there and again enjoyed another faultless stay. Staff were as helpful as ever, room spacious, clean and welcoming. Breakfast in the morning is a treat - freshly cooked and served piping hot. We will use again in the future.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for a week on our anniversary trip last April. The hotel was in a perfect location. We loved being so close to Arthur's Seat and the Royal Mile. The room was really comfortable. We ordered sandwiches a few times late at night from room service which were actually really good. I highly recommend the smoked salmon ! The...

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overall good, although after rejecting my first room allocation I was upgraded. The hotel rooms and public areas are tired and in need of a refurbishment. The parking is expensive and a bit challenging, but the guys who run concierge are fabulous! In fact the staff on the whole make this hotel. The restaurant is good. Some bus tours can...

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MacdonaldHolyrood, General Manager at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the hotel following your recent stay with us. I was sorry to hear that you thought the rooms and public areas are in need of refurbishment, however pleased to say we are mid way through refurbishing 65 rooms in the hotel to match the rest of the property. We do try to...

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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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 

Additional Information about Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

Address: 81 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AU, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town , Castle / Royal Mile / High St
Price Range: $141 - $559 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Macdonald Holyrood Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 156
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Macdonald Holyrood Edinburgh
Hotel Macdonald Holyrood
Macdonald Holyrood Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
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#8 Green Hotel in Edinburgh
#35 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#42 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#50 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#56 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
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