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Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed here for 4 nights. DBB. The staff - in general - were courteous and very helpful. Our room was rather chilly but supplementary heating was swiftly provided and this proved more than adequate. I also requested extra pillows, which again, were quickly provided. The room - a twin, was fairly spacious with two comfortable "easy chairs". Sadly -...

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newcsatle upon tyne
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and i stayed at macdonald holyrood hotel on saturday 18th march , for my husbands birthday . from the moment we walked in until our check out , we had an amazing time . We were greeted my lovely reception staff , and the most lovely conciege , dont know his name , but he is a credit...

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MacdonaldHolyrood, General Manager at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review about the hotel and in particular the staff following your stay with us recently. I was pleased to read that the team were able to assist you with your stay, and make the trip that bit more memorable with the few extra touches they delivered to help celebrate your husbands birthday. I do hope...

Alsager, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

This was our 2nd stay and we were not disappointed. The hotel is ideally located for central Edinburgh and a 15 minute walk from Princess Street. The rooms are large for a city centre hotel. The staff are always pleasant and helpful. Would certainly stay again.

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Cornwall, England
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A lovely hotel in a good location although a little bit off the beaten track and an uphill walk to Princes Street. We got the tram from the airport and got off at St Andrews Square and it was then a downhill trek across the North Bridge and then down the Royal Mile. More or less opposite the church that...

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MacdonaldHolyrood, General Manager at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review following your stay with us, I am glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to Edinburgh. I was pleased to hear that the team looked after you well, especially when dealing with the under cooked steak issue. I hope we will be able to welcome you back to the hotel in the very near...

Kenilworth
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is an excellent hotel with very comfortable and reasonably large rooms/ The staff are exceptionally friendly and helpful. Easy walk to many interesting sights and tour buses. Breakfasts of high quality and as much as one would want to eat. We shall certainly return

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Jedburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just returned from a two night stay. This hotel was excellent as were the staff they made you feel very welcome and nothing was too much trouble especially the consierge they were a credit to the hotel. The room was nice and spacious and tastefully decorated and very clean. Had a few drinks in the hotel bar which I thought...

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently stayed for one night found it to be a very nice nice hotel. On arrival we were greeted by a friendly hotel concierge and reception staff? We stayed in a classic king bedroom and found the bed large and very comfortable. Breakfast had plenty of choice food was excellent staff were friendly and very professional. We used the pool...

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our second stay at this hotel we choose it because its in a great location for the Royal Mile and everything around its also within easy walking distance to Waverly Street Railway station. We stayed in a room on the fifth floor which had being refurbished, the bathroom had a great walk in shower which had great water...

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MacdonaldHolyrood, General Manager at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for your review of the hotel following your stay with us recently. I was pleased to hear that you found the bedroom on the 5th floor comfortable and and enjoyed our lovely walk in shower. Please accept my apologies for the issue with the heating in your room, however I was pleased to hear the team were able to...

Aberdeen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a lovely hotel near parliament. We had a very clean and spacious room on the 3rd floor. The staff in this hotel are excellent especially the older guy in the reception area. He is a credit to MacDonald hotels. A small glass of wine from the bar at £8 is ridiculous and an even bigger scandal was £20...

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MacdonaldHolyrood, General Manager at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the hotel following your stay, and in particular your nice comments about Frank one of our Concierge team. i will be sure to pass your comments on to him. We do try to remain competitive in our pricing of our drinks, and I will certainly take your comments on board. With regard to the...

geordie in makem land
Reviewed 1 week ago

The room was comfortable and spacious. Very clean. It looked as if it had been recently refurbished. Two very comfortable armchairs and space to stretch out and relax which is unusual in a standard room. The staff were friendly, polite and helpful. We only had breakfasts in the hotel which were very good. A couple of minutes walk off the...

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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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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: RM493 - RM1,789 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Macdonald Holyrood Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 156
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Macdonald Holyrood Edinburgh
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Macdonald Holyrood Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
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#9 Green Hotel in Edinburgh
#35 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#42 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#50 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#56 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
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“High floor was very quiet, even number rooms may be noisier”
 of 5 bubbles Goughie, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Room was on 3rd floor fairly quiet as it was situated at the side of the hotel.away from main road area.”
 of 5 bubbles N4227EYchristineh, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“ground floor very quiet”
 of 5 bubbles perthmary, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Go for the executive double rooms as they are on the 5th floor. A bit more but worth it for space & luxury.”
 of 5 bubbles Ozzi42, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I was on the 4th floor and despite being just next to the lifts there was no noise at all”
 of 5 bubbles emat822, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
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