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Just yards from Holyrood Park, Macdonald Holyrood Hotel features an award-winning restaurant and spa. With Edinburgh Castle just a mile away, guests have free WiFi access and large rooms.

The rooms at Macdonald Holyrood have a marble private bathroom and tea and coffee facilities with free mineral water. Rooms also offer satellite TV, a hairdryer and ample work space.

The Surf & Turf Restaurant offers simple dishes, using only the finest in locally sourced meat and fish.

The Vital Health and Wellbeing Club features a gym, indoor pool, sauna and steam room. There is also a beauty center with modern treatment rooms and a solarium.

Located in Edinburgh’s historical center, Holyrood Macdonald Hotel is a 5-minute walk from Holyrood Palace and Abbey. With on-site parking available, lively Princes Street can be reached in 15 minutes’ walk.

This is our guests' favorite part of Edinburgh, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.6 for a two-person trip.

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Located in the heart of Edinburgh, this hotel has an excellent location score of 8.6

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly-rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Buffet

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  • Which railway station would we arrive. how far is the hotel from the railway station

    Edinburgh Waverley is the main train station for the city and this is approximately a 15-20 minute walk from the hotel or 5-10 minutes by taxi. Should you opt for a taxi, the fare should be roughly £8 each way.


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    Answered on November 13, 2019
  • Do you charge extra for use of pool ect ?

    All our guests have a full and free access to the spa and leisure facilities.


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    Answered on February 16, 2020
  • I need the pool what do I do

    Access to our Leisure facilities is complimentary for all guests, upon your arrival - the team can explain any further questions you may have.


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    Asked about: Deluxe King Room • Answered on August 13, 2019
  • Is there a cooked breakfast?

    Yes we offer a continental buffet selection, and a cooked option served to your table.


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    Asked about: Classic Double Room • Answered on February 26, 2021
  • What are parking facilities like?

    Is a valley parking.


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    Answered on March 3, 2020
  • Hi what is the situation with parking?

    Hi, We have paid parking available at the hotel which you can pre-book by phoning our reception team.


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    Answered on October 3, 2020
  • How far is this hotel from main bus station

    According to google maps, from Edinburgh Bus Station to the hotel is 7 minutes by car or 17 minutes by walking with approximately 1-mile distance.


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    Answered on May 13, 2021
  • how much to park for three nights at the hotel

    The car park charges are £25 per night


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    Asked about: Accessible Double • Answered on May 13, 2021
  • do you get Evening meal spa and breakfast

    We offer some packages with Dinner, bed and breakfast and treatments in the spa. But when you have a room with us you can add the breakfast later and have dinner in the hotel plus you have access to our swimming pool, sauna, gym and steam room.


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    Answered on October 26, 2021
  • do you get use of all facilities and breakfast and Evening meal spa

    We offer some packages with Dinner, bed and breakfast and treatments in the spa. But when you have a room with us you can add the breakfast later and have dinner in the hotel plus you have access to our swimming pool, sauna, gym and steam room.


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    Answered on October 26, 2021
  • Can you park at this hotel please

    We have a private parking that needs pre-booking


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    Answered on August 21, 2021
  • Do you offer gluten free food for breakfast and dinner?

    Yes, we do have a gluten free selection.


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    Answered on August 28, 2021
  • How much extra is it for use of spa facilities please?

    Hi. The pool and gym use is included in the price however, due to covid we have a booking system for them where you can reserve 1-hour slots. Please let us know if you would like to book yourself in for the pool or gym.


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    Asked about: Accessible Double • Answered on May 14, 2021
  • how do i book a massage before I come for my stay to ensure I get an appointment??

    You can call the hotel to book it.


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    Answered on October 4, 2021
  • Hi, I was looking to book a 2 night stay via booking.com but I assumed the spa facilities were included but it said is charged as extra. Can you please tell me how much extra and how I go about adding it to my booking? Many thanks in advance.

    Hello, the spa facilities included are the swimming pool, sauna, steam room, and gym. For treatments, there would be an extra charge. To add treatments to your booking, the best thing is to contact us directly by phone. Warm regards


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    Asked about: Accessible Double • Answered on May 13, 2021
  • Good morning, What time is check in? check out? What time do you serve breakfast ? What time is the pool open and are there restrictions with covid?

    Check in is from 3pm. Check out is 11am. Breakfast is served from 7am-9:30am The pool is open from 10am-6pm and slots must be booked in advance so adhere to social distancing.


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    Answered on October 3, 2020
  • Hi thinking of booking 12-15th sept do Covid restrictions allow you to use the pool ? Thanks

    Yes, our leisre club is fully open.


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    Answered on August 28, 2021
  • How much is parking?

    We offer a Valet parking service which is £25 per night when pre-booking and reserving a space. Alternatively, If you came on the day it would be £20 per night. As we have limited spaces, we do recommend to pre-book. Any remaining spaces that are not booked will be given out on a first come, first served basis.


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  • does the parking fee apply to disabled drivers please ?? thank you

    No, it doesn't. If you have a Blue Badge you are allowed to park outside the hotel for no extra charge.


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    Answered on September 1, 2021
  • Hi, is the pool and spa open please?

    Hello, yes, they are


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    Answered on August 15, 2021
Hotel surroundings *
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Located in the historic old town

Stay in the oldest part of Scotland's capital, where gas lamps light up elegant buildings and cobblestone streets. Nearby, the impressive Edinburgh Castle looks over the city.

What's nearby
  • Our Dynamic Earth
    0 miles
  • Scottish Poetry Library
    0.1 miles
  • Palace of Holyrood House
    0.2 miles
  • Nelson Monument
    0.2 miles
  • The City of Edinburgh Council
    0.3 miles
  • Museum of Childhood
    0.3 miles
  • Geoffrey Kiltmakers and Weavers
    0.3 miles
  • Calton Hill
    0.4 miles
  • Edinburgh Festival Theatre
    0.5 miles
  • Edinburgh Law School
    0.5 miles
Top attractions
  • Edinburgh Playhouse
    0.5 miles
  • The Real Mary King's Close
    0.5 miles
  • National Museum of Scotland
    0.5 miles
  • Royal Mile
    0.7 miles
  • University of Edinburgh
    0.7 miles
  • Arthur's Seat
    0.7 miles
  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
    0.7 miles
  • Edinburgh Castle
    0.9 miles
  • Murrayfield Stadium
    2.5 miles
  • Edinburgh Zoo
    3.6 miles
Closest Airports
  • Edinburgh Airport
    7.2 miles
  • Dundee Airport
    35.2 miles
  • Glasgow Airport
    48.9 miles
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1 Restaurant On Site

    Surf & Turf Holyrood

    Food: Scottish, Steakhouse

    Open for: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Amenities of Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa Great facilities! Review score, 8.3
Activities
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Chocolate/Cookies Additional charge
  • Fruit Additional charge
  • Bottle of water
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Kids' meals Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Private parking is available on site (reservation is needed) and costs GBP 25 per day.
  • Electric vehicle charging station
Transportation
  • Public transit tickets Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
General
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Hair/Beauty salon
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Accessibility
  • Bathroom emergency cord
  • Lowered sink
  • Raised toilet
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
Indoor swimming pool
Free! All pools are free of charge
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
Spa
  • Locker rooms
  • Personal trainer
  • Fitness classes
  • Fitness
  • Full-body massage Additional charge
  • Hand massage Additional charge
  • Head massage Additional charge
  • Couples' massage Additional charge
  • Foot massage Additional charge
  • Neck massage Additional charge
  • Back massage Additional charge
  • Spa/Wellness packages
  • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
  • Steam room
  • Spa facilities
  • Body wrap
  • Body scrub
  • Body treatments
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure
  • Waxing services
  • Facial treatments
  • Beauty services
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Massage Additional charge
  • Spa Additional charge
  • Fitness center
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Polish
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Check-in

From 3:00 PM

Check-out

Until 12:00 PM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 13 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 1 year
Crib by request
Extra bed by request
Free
2 - 12 years
Extra bed by request
Free

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Groups

When booking more than 7 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Maestro Mastercard Visa American Express Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

The credit/debit card used to book a pre-paid rate must be presented to reception on arrival at the hotel. Please note that failure to do so will result in an alternative payment method being required.

Kindly note Dinner and Bed and Breakfast reservations can only dine between 17:30pm and 19:30pm.

Children aged 12 years and under sharing a suitable room with 2 adults and included in the reservation details are inclusive of breakfast, all other meals are charged as taken

Please note that the hotel doesn't accept any cash payments.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

FAQs about Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Check-in at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

  • Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa has 1 restaurant:

    • Surf & Turf Holyrood

  • Room options at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa include:

    • Double
    • Twin
    • Suite
    • Family
    • Partner offer

  • The prices at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa is 0.7 miles from the center of Edinburgh.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa by:

    • Airport shuttle (public) 27min

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Private Parking
    • Parking
    • Electric vehicle charging station

  • Guests staying at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.6).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free
    • Buffet

  • Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Indoor pool
    • Spa
    • Fitness center
    • Massage
    • Hiking
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Facial treatments
    • Personal trainer
    • Manicure
    • Locker rooms
    • Beauty services
    • Pedicure
    • Waxing services
    • Body treatments
    • Body scrub
    • Body wrap
    • Spa facilities
    • Steam room
    • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
    • Spa/Wellness packages
    • Back massage
    • Neck massage
    • Foot massage
    • Couples' massage
    • Indoor pool (year-round)
    • Head massage
    • Hand massage
    • Full-body massage
    • Fitness
    • Fitness classes