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    Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

    81 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AU, Scotland
    Savings alert: 13% below average rate
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    04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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      2 adults
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          Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

          Hotel has an excellent location and includes full breakfast, walking distance to many attractions as the Parliament, Arthur seat, Queens Gallery, Dynamic Earth, Palace of Holyroodhouse and High St. The rooms are suited for a restful night.

          Thank puertorricangirl
          Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

          Hotel overall very old and tired. Rooms very basic and in need of an update. Had problems with shower temperature, in room phone not working meant we had to contact reception via mobile and room temperature overall way too stuffy even with air con on...More

          1  Thank SOMCR91
          Reviewed 1 week ago

          Room well appointed and breakfast good although I think a hot buffet bar might solve the breakfast queues. What really impressed was the friendliness of the staff: every single one I encountered went out of their way to help. A credit to your customer service...More

          Thank hoteladmirer2017
          Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

          A lovely hotel in a quiet area but close to bars and restaurants. The staff were very polite and helpful. The room we had was excellent with a couple of chairs and the bed was very comfortable and big also a super bathroom with a...More

          Thank blairie94
          Reviewed 1 week ago

          The room was large comfy and well equipped. The bed was superb. Breakfasts are to die for. The swimming pool and spa area is great after a day of exploring. Reasonably well situated near the Parliament building.. so up hill to the Royal Mile.. but...More

          Thank bikerdave2016
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          • Top amenities
          • Pool
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          • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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          • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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          • Business Centre with Internet Access
          • Room Service
          • Dry Cleaning
          • Meeting Rooms
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          • Concierge
          • Banquet Room
          • Multilingual Staff
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          • Pool
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          • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
          • Price range
          • US$ 154 - US$ 547 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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          • #9 Green Hotel in Edinburgh
          • #32 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
          • #42 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
          • #50 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
          • #56 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
          • Room types
          • Suites ,
          • Non-Smoking Rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 156
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          • Old Town / Castle / Royal Mile / High St
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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
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          Questions & AnswersAsk a question
          Do you have secure parking for motorcycles?
          22 April 2017|
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          Response from Lydia B | Reviewed this property |
          i don't know the answer to that question. you will have to ask the hotel. i was just a paying guest
          What are the hours for your breakfast? Do you offer "to go" options? I'm hoping to get a hike up to Calton Hill before the start of a CIE bus tour this summer and it might be fun to eat up there.
          21 April 2017|
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          Response from Eric_the_Bish | Reviewed this property |
          Hi, I recommend the cafe "Let Me Eat, just 100 yards down the road. Breakfast times aren't obvious on the hotel website (but you could call them), however they will do a continental breakfast to your room. The main issue... More
          Deniece C
          Do you have parking?
          18 March 2017|
          Response from Morphin | Reviewed this property |
          they have underground parking. if your there at the the weekend you can park in the road outside. Monday to Friday traffic wardens patrol so parking in the secure car park is advised. its around £20 a day.
          Room Tips
          "Can't help here but there are no noisy things nearby"
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          "All rooms were quiet. Front ones had better view"
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          "suites on the southern side are the best."
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          "Ask for a view of Arthur's seat from the 4th floor or above."
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