Reviews - Macdonald Holyrood Hotel


81 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AU

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Very Good

All reviews (86)

87% would recommend it to a friend


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  • Gareth H

  • September 2015

Great hotel

I have stopped here several times.

It's a favourite, when the price is right. The parking is good. Food excellent and if you fancy something else there are plenty of options a short walk away. everything from Pizzas to good vegan/vegetarian restaurants. Staff are always excellent, helpful and polite. The concierge guys are superb.

  • J Jones

  • July 2015

Heightened security posed a problem for the whole street

When we arrived we booked in, unpacked and ten went for a wander around the environs.

As we returned we noticed new signs posted in the road warning that due to a Special Event [HM Queen hosting a Garden Party round the corner in Holyrood Palace] the next day the road would be closed from 7am - 7pm. The hotel had not been given advance warning of this and it posed a massive problem for guests checking out & booking in, especially where disabled guests were faced with a considerable walk up a steep hill to beyond the cordon barriers to access vehicles. Even the adjacent NCP Car Park was marooned. The receptionist was extremely helpful and rang the numbers provided for the Police and the Council, neither of which were able to answer our questions. We were left with the option of cancelling our planned lie-in, get up at 05.00, have an extra early breakfast and check out by 7am. The security staff had made absolutely no provision for the impact on hoteliers and tourists and the receptionist should be commended for her diplomacy in tackling a formidable task!

  • Julie H

  • June 2015

Really nice hotel

The hotel room was clean and comfy, and the free wifi was a bonus.

The check-in service was very very slow, but I had both dinner and breakfast, which were both lovely. Staff were friendly and helpful. Very well located.

  • Robert McDonald

  • April 2015

Fantastic Hotel - Highly recommended!!!!

Great location, 5 mins from the Royal Mile Staff, friendly and very helpful Room was wonderful.

Clean, warm, spacious, modern, and quiet

I did not get a chance to utilise the Gym, but pool, and sauna adds the cherry to this already delicious cake!!!!

  • N Phillips

  • April 2015

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

Great place to base when visiting the beautiful city of Edinburgh.

Lovely hotel with friendly helpful staff, especially the concierge. I will definitely return in the future to explore more.

  • Ellen C

  • April 2015

Lovely Hotel

Great Location, Lovely Rooms, Attentive Staff

  • w hay

  • March 2015

The service and room were excellent , would definitely stay here again,great value for the money we paid.

  • T Smith

  • March 2015

Great hotel

We were only in Edinburgh for the night but during our stay the staff were all bright, keen and charming.

Would definitely use again

  • Laura G

  • March 2015

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

Excellent :)

  • Anne Coyle

  • February 2015

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

Excellent break with my daughter, chilled out and a very good location.