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Area Guide - Macdonald Holyrood Hotel
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All 156 rooms at the Holyrood are equipped to a high standard. Free wifi is available in all public areas, meetings rooms and guest rooms.
The Club Floor delivers a new level in luxury. A private lift, lounge and library will delight individuals who demand real exclusivity. The club lounge and majestic sixth floor views add up to a unique collection of member benefits. Taking up the hotels entire top level, offers the Club Guest all the luxury of the city. From the moment you're greeted by the duty manager and escorted via a private keyed access lift to your room, your every need is taken care of. As the lift doors open onto the sixth floor, perhaps, enjoy a drink in the elegant Club Lounge with its commanding views over Salisbury Crags and Holyrood Park. Of course, the suites and rooms on the Club Floor are worthy of such an outlook with all the space and facilities you could wish for.
Whatever your idea of relaxation is, you'll find the Holyrood's health, fitness and beauty club the perfect place to unwind. As a guest of the hotel you are able to take full advantage of the Sauna, Steam Room, the 14 metre Swimming Pool and Gym. The Leisure Club also offers a Solarium and an extensive range of beauty treatments from just £6.00.
The hotel offers a Car Parking service which is available at a cost of £20.00 per 24 hours. The service is limited, and is given on a first come first served basis. Alternative car parking is available at Dynamic Earth which is situated across the road from the hotel.
**PLEASE NOTE THIS HOTEL IS NON SMOKING THROUGHOUT**
A Guide to Edinburgh
Edinburgh is one of Scotland's most exciting, vibrant cities, offering many things to see and do. From its tiny, winding streets to its dramatic, formerly volcanic scenery, Edinburgh really encompasses the best of what a city has to offer. Throughout the year, Edinburgh is a hive of activity; however the city's busiest times are undoubtedly August, when people flood in for the Festivals, and the New Year period, when both residents and visitors alike hit the streets for the Hogmanay celebrations. The Scottish capital has come a long way from the days of "Auld Reekie", as it was affectionately known, to be one of the world's most influential cities. Split between Old Town, New Town and the port of Leith, Edinburgh is well worth a visit.
Getting There and Away
Edinburgh Airport is located 8 miles (13km) west of the city centre.
To and from Edinburgh Airport:
Express bus service (no. 100)
2 main train stations:
The main coach station is Saint Andrew's, located on Saint Andrew's Square, and is within walking distance of Princes Street and Waverley train station.
Main provider is Lothian Buses.
There are a wide range of tickets available:
There are also numerous bus tours available:
Edinburgh is full of many exciting and interesting sights that are not to be missed.
Castlehill, Edinburgh, EH1 2NG
21st March to 30th September 09:30-18:00
The Royal Yacht Britannia
Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh, EH6 6JJ
April to October 09:30-16:30
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
75 Belford Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3DR
10:00-17:00 all year
The Palace of Holyrood House
Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH8 8DX
April to October 09:30-18:00
Palace Only: Adult £10.00, Child £6.00, Under 5's free
The Real Mary King's Close
2 Warriston's Close, Edinburgh, EH1 1PG
April to October 10:00-21:00
Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre
354 Castlehill, Edinburgh, EH1 2NE
May to September 09:30-18:30
Holyrood - The Scottish Parliament
Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH99 1SP
Business Days (normally Tuesday to Thursday) 09:00-18:30
National Museum of Scotland
Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF
Monday to Saturday 10:00-17:00
Murrayfield, Edinburgh, EH12 6TS
Open all year from 09:00
Royal Botanic Garden
20A Inverleith Row, Edinburgh, EH3 5LR
Daily from 10:00
Where to Stay
LateRooms.com can offer a great variety of accommodation in Edinburgh to suit any budget.
In the centre you will find many large hotels and budget hostels, while in the suburbs there are lots of B&Bs, guest houses and apartments.
Where to Eat
Castle Hill, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 2NE, +44 (0)131 473 2067
38 Saint Mary's Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SX, +44 (0)131 557 5754
Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF, +44 (0)131 225 3003
Henderson's Salad Table and Wine Bar
94 Hanover Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1DR, +44 (0)131 225 2131
The Balmoral Hotel, 1 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2EQ, +44 (0)131 556 2414
33 Castle Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3DN, +44 (0)131 226 7614
77 The Shore, Edinburgh, EH6 6RG, +44 (0)131 554 5502
88 Commercial Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6LX, +44 (0)131 553 5933
Restaurant Martin Wishart
52 The Shore, Edinburgh, EH6 6RA, +44 (0)131 553 3557
Edinburgh has a lively pub, club and bar scene. This stretches right across the city centre. The range of venues is wide and varied - from underground vaults and old Victorian buildings, to purpose-built bars and clubs.
The area around Rose Street is a popular nightspot, known for its many pubs.
35 Hanover Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PJ
The Gordon Arms
133 Rose Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4BB
Robertson's 37 Bar
37 Rose Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2NH
152-154 Rose Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3JD
Grassmarket is a good location if you are looking for a cheaper student-style night out:
11-13 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2HY
The Last Drop
74-78 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2JR
18 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2JU
If you are attracted to the bar culture then George Street is the place to head for.
113-115 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4JN
51A George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2HT
Brown's Restaurant & Bar
131-133 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4JS
14 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PF
Can be located pretty much all over Edinburgh's main hot spots. Here are a select few:
The Liquid Room
9C Victoria Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2HE
15-17 Niddry Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LG
The Bongo Club
37 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8BA
If you are looking for a certain type of music style or a specific "night" you may want to invest in The List which is available from local newsagents.
Theatre & Entertainment
When it comes to thought provoking theatre or cutting edge comedy, Edinburgh is the place to be and be seen.
Much of Edinburgh's theatre, music and comedy events are concentrated around the Edinburgh Festival, which dominates the city throughout August.
The name "Edinburgh Festival" is an encompassing term for a collection of different festivals which take place from the end of July to the beginning of September.
For the Kids
Edinburgh is an exciting city to visit with children, as there is much for them to see and do. Most of the museums and attractions do incorporate a kids' section, but here is a selection of things to do:
32 Market St, Edinburgh, EH1 1QB
Open 7 days a week.
Museum of Childhood
Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 1TQ
Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AS
Wednesday to Sunday 10:00- 17:00
Children's International Theatre Festival
Edinburgh is a shopper's paradise, with many high street stores, huge department stores, and little boutiques to be found.
It is also worth perusing streets around Princes Street e.g.
These streets tend to contain more boutique style shops e.g.
If you have time to spend, it is also worth meandering round the streets of the Old Town as there are many hidden gems to be discovered. It is worth mentioning that the Royal Mile is home to many of the tourist orientated shops.
Gay & Lesbian
Edinburgh has a thriving gay and lesbian scene, which is predominantly concentrated around the Broughton Street area and commonly referred to as the "Pink Triangle".
There is a wide range of nightlife in and around the Broughton Street area such as the Blue Moon Café (1 Barony Street) and CC Blooms (23 Greenside Place).
Edinburgh also hosts the Scotia Pride Festival bi-annually, usually in the month of June. It alternates its host status with Glasgow.