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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
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HOTEL STYLE
Green
Classic
HOTEL CLASS

Location

Full view
95Great for walkers
Grade: 95 out of 100
55Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
52Attractionswithin 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 adjacent to the lower end of the Royal mile. We arrived early and were given our room, a real plus. Room was clean, good size and as described. Staff were helpful and the breakfast was good. Would definitely recommend and use again if visiting Edinburgh in the future
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The hotel is well appointed with a strong formal look. Rooms all good for a few days stay. 1st night went to hotel restaurant, advised to book, very few guests. Had to wait until our appointed time, not a minute earlier! Clearly I’ll equiped if really busy in the kitchen! Can’t
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Response from Darren B, General Manager at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel
Responded yesterday
Thanks for your review and comments, much appreciated. Sorry you had to wait to be seated, but delighted you had a good meal. Thanks
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My son & I stayed here for 1 night on a flying visit to Edinburgh & after reading many reviews we were pleasantly surprised. The location was very good for visiting many landmarks in Edinburgh, close enough to everything that we planned on visiting. Our check in was pleasant &
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Response from Darren B, General Manager at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel
Responded 3 days ago
Dear Mellissa Many thanks for your review and comments, we are currently undergoing a redecoration programme, delighted that you had a great stay with us. Thanks again.
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From the minute we arrived, nothing was too much trouble. The staff are so helpful and obliging....and a warm welcome from reception staff awaits. I must give a special thankyou to the breakfast staff who went pout of their way to buy me some fat free Greek yoghurt for my
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Response from Darren B, General Manager at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Many thanks for your positive review and for sharing your comments on TripAdvisor, we work hard to deliver exceptional guest service at all times and I am delighted that we met your expectations during your recent stay with us. Thanks again and we look forward to welcoming you back. Best regards, DB
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Stayed for 2 nights. It’s more 3 stars than 4. Room was a good size but looked a bit run down, there was a hole in a wall and mould in the bathroom. Bed was really small for 2 adults and very uncomfortable. It was so soft and bouncy , every time one moved the other would wake up
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Response from Darren B, General Manager at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks for your review and comments naturally I was disappointed to read that we didn't live up to our usual high standards and would offer my sincere apologies for the shortcomings you experienced. My apologies that breakfast on the first morning was poor, the letter is delivered to guests to highlight that there may be a wait for breakfast as you are right our guests do like to have a lie in when on holiday, resulting in all guests wanting breakfast at the same time. I will speak with my Housekeeping Manager regarding the servicing of your room and the attitude of the room attendant. Water is provided in our Feature rooms but not our Classic rooms, there is a tray charge for food but you should have been requested to pay for water to be delivered to your room. Once again my apologies together with my thanks for bringing this to my attention.
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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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Yes you can leave your luggage with Concierge Thanks
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HI, I'm sorry are rooms don't have fridges
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Yes - we had them
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"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"
"Executive rooms are spacious"
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PRICE RANGE
US$88 - US$429 (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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