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Holyrood Hotel and Spa

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Macdonald Holyrood Hotel in Edinburgh is situated in the city's historic and beautiful old town, just a couple of minutes' walk from the world famous Royal Mile and the Scottish Parliament building.

The hotel's convenient location provides rooms in Edinburgh city centre just a 15 minute walk fromWaverley Railway station and the bustle of the city's main thoroughfare, Princes Street. Macdonald Holyrood Hotel is the ideal base for exploring this fascinating and unique city.

On-site Restaurant

Luxury spa

Leisure Facilities


Special events

4-Star Hotel in Edinburgh

History buffs are spoiled for choice when it comes to finding things to do in Edinburgh. Start your adventure on the historic Royal Mile, connecting the imposing Edinburgh Castle and majestic Palace of Holyrood House, an official Royal residence. Inside each, you can learn more about the history of Scotland, the monarchy, and the role Edinburgh played in shaping modern Scotland.

Visitors can also use their holidays in Scotland to soak up some of the art and literature that makes Edinburgh famous around the world. Things to do include a visit to the National Portrait Gallery or the National Museum of Scotland, both newly refurbished and offering wonder for visitors of all ages. When night falls, visit haunted Edinburgh for spooky tales of intrigue and murder in the mysterious underground city on the city's many ghost tours.

The hotel offers guests an ideal base for exploring Edinburgh and the surrounding areas, and comes complete with all the service and amenities you need to relax and make the most of your time in this historic city. 

Winner of the CIE Tours International gold award of excellence for best overall hotel accommodation

The hotel features 157 elegant refurbished en-suite bedrooms - the perfect place to relax after a day of excitement and fun. Pamper yourself at our luxurious spa in Edinburgh, enjoy a meal in our brand new restaurant - Surf & Turf Holyrood or sample a cocktail or two in our trendy "The Bar" at Macdonald Holyrood.

For business visitors the hotel has a self-contained conference & events space in Edinburgh and for functions we have suites offering you the perfect backdrop for your special day.

If you're looking at Edinburgh for a leisure stay, business trip, conference or wedding, look no further than Macdonald Holyrood for style and luxury in the heart of this very historic city. All you need to do is look around you to find things to do in Edinburgh. From a hike up to the magnificent Arthur's Seat to the cobbled wynds of the Old Town, there are lots of wonderful things to do in Edinburgh, where discovery awaits at every turn.

With so much to do in Edinburgh, the hardest part will be deciding where to go first. Have it all on your holiday - from Princes Street shopping and Michelin-starred meals to underground dungeons Edinburgh offers visitors a little bit of everything.

Hotel Information

81 Holyrood Road

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Check-in from 3pm and check-out at 11am

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa is rated 4.2 out of 5 based on 1130 Google reviews. See all reviews, Information is correct at the time of publishing.