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Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

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GreenLeaders Bronze level
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 Paul Tamburrini's restaurant is stylish and sophisticated. A meal, afternoon tea or champagne at the bar is certainly not to be missed.
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Property amenities
Pool
Restaurant
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Banquet Room
Business Centre with Internet Access
Concierge
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Indoor pool
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Wheelchair Access
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Air conditioning
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
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Classic
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Full view
95Great for walkers
Grade: 95 out of 100
55Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
53Attractionswithin 0.5 km
Neighbourhood
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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Nice hotel, friendly staff, lovely room very comfy bed, good choice of food at breakfast. The hotel is near the Royal mile and lots of museums only draw back its a bit uphill if you have mobility problems.
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Response from Darren B, General Manager at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel
Responded 4 days ago
Thanks for your review and comments, much appreciated. We would be happy to organise a taxi should you wish to avoid the incline to the Royal Mile and Castle. Thanks again.
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I have stayed at the Holyrood before and it does compete with others well. Firstly the staff throughout the hotel are efficient and polite. We stayed in a classic room with king size bed which suited our needs. Very clean and designed well. In addition we ate at the restaurant
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Response from Darren B, General Manager at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Many thanks for your review and positive comments and for sharing your feedback, delighted that you had a great stay with us and you found the facilities and service to be of a high standard. Regarding breakfast service we try hard to avoid a delayed service by suggesting guests avoid our peak times. Thanks again for your feedback adn I do hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the hotel in the future.
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Booked in advance for 6 of us to stay here during a 6 Nations weekend. We were all very impressed. Easy check in process; bright, spacious, clean and comfortable rooms; spotless and well stocked bathroom and a hearty good quality breakfast. We hope to book again for our next
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Response from Darren B, General Manager at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks for your review and positive comments, delighted that you had a great stay with us for the 6 Nation. Hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back to The Holyrood int he future.
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We decided to visit Edinburgh for my husbands birthday. After much deliberation regarding hotels to stay we opted for the Macdonald Holyrood. I am so pleased we did. Lovely hotel, great breakfasts, Elemis toiletries in the bathroom!!! Wow. Great antimist section of the bathroom
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Response from Darren B, General Manager at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks for your review and positive comments, delighted to read that you had a great stay with and hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon. Thanks again
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Excellent hotel very friendly staff the room was perfect lovely comfortable bed and decor very nice every thing you need iron, tea and coffee ect even a small heater for extra warmth it does get a bit chilly in Scotland breakfast was perfect good choice and newspapers,only small
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Response from Darren B, General Manager at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks for your positive review and kind comments, sorry that there was confusion over the bed configuration, I do hope that this didn't detract from your overall enjoyment at the Holyrood. Thanks again
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I suggest you check with the hotel.
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Hi, we have limited valet parking on site, it is advisable to book by contacting Concierge on 0131 550 4500, the charge is £20 for 24 hours. Thanks
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Is there a facility for residents to leave luggage for a few hours after check out?
Yes you can leave your luggage with Concierge Thanks
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Do the rooms have fridges?
HI, I'm sorry are rooms don't have fridges
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Do the classic rooms provide robes and slippers?
Yes - we had them
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"Classic rooms are comfy entry level rooms - upgrade if you want the extras."
"Avoid upper floors in summer."
"We were on the 6th floor and it was so peaceful also excellent view of Arthur's seat"
"High floor and towards front facing will get a view of Salisbury Crag"
"Higher floors tend to be slightly quieter but no really bad rooms"
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PRICE RANGE
US$98 - US$449 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandEdinburghCastle / Royal Mile / High StOld Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
157
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