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Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights in january having found a great offer online, very clean good sized rooms, friendly staff and good location, would stop here again on our next visit and will reconmend to family and friends

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Room with two comfortable single beds was large with a large modern bathroom. The heating was not working down our end of the hotel so it was very cold however once I advised reception the next morning, they instantly sent portable heaters to our room and they worked well. I found breakfast to be very expensive and opted to go...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I spent 4 nights in Edinburgh. Staff were all friendly and the hotel is nicely situated. The spa are was good, we used the pool, sauna and steam room. Our room was nicely furnished with bottled water provided each day. All rooms are close to the lifts. The restaurant and bar are located on the ground floor,...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

I had high expectations of this hotel, but was very disappointed with our stay. First of all there was paul on the front desk when checking in, he was already typing on the computer when we asked if we could check in, with out even looking up, he grunted, kept on typing and then give us the room key, no...

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Prestwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Firstly the positives - Great location for attractions , Scottish Parliament and palace of Holyrood , Royal mile and Arthurs Seat . Clean Looking hotel from the outside and clean inside . Phone before your stay and book car in the car park if required . Bedroom we were in very large , clean and lovely toiletries to use ....

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Had a three night stay and opted for the DB&B package in one of the floor 6 feature rooms. Everything was first class about the stay with a spacious room great meals and excellent hospitality. The location is on the edge of town however this makes it more relaxing and the walk to the centre is only ten mins. Spa...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Arrived at the hotel, swift check-in process and very polite staff. Room was of a good size with all the facilities you would expect and more. Very comfortable bed, I rarely sleep well in hotels but I did at this place. The food was good, I ate the steak. If I was to point out the only negative, it would...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed on an overnight spa package and upgraded our room to a Feature King. Overall the hotel & room were lovely. Staff were very helpful & friendly also. Had a lovely spa treatment of an hour long facial and my therapist was fab. Enjoyed using the leisure facilities - pool, steam room etc We decided to order breakfast to...

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Consett, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this hotel. The staff were very attentive and thoughtful. The room was spacious which made it a little cold however the hotel provides an electric heater which is ideal to take the chill off. Breakfasts were lovely, we were seated immediately and we were served tea and toast almost straightaway. Good choice of continental breakfast...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well unfortunately this review does not bode well as I have literally nothing good to say about our whole experience. I had booked the Christmas Day Carvery Lunch for myself, my two children and my parents. From the moment we walked into the hotel things just did not go well. We were asked to sit down at the bar area...

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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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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 

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: $123 - $602 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Macdonald Holyrood Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 156
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Also Known As:
Macdonald Holyrood Edinburgh
Hotel Macdonald Holyrood
Macdonald Holyrood Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
Hotel Style:
#8 Green Hotel in Edinburgh
#37 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#42 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#50 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#56 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
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