Edinburgh Holyrood Hotel

4.0 star property
4-star hotel with spa, near Royal Mile

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Edinburgh Holyrood Hotel

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Indoor pool
Junior Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, City View
Breakfast, lunch, dinner served; local cuisine
Sauna, body treatments, hot stone massages, deep-tissue massages

Overview of Edinburgh Holyrood Hotel

8.2 out of 10 Very good
8.2/10 Very good

Property highlights

  • Spa
  • Free WiFi
  • Bar
81 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH8 8AU
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Health club
  • Sauna
  • 24-hour room service
  • 3 meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Car rentals on site
  • Lobby fireplace
Feel at home
  • Rollaway/extra beds
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker

Room options

Deluxe Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking, City View

  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, City View

  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Standard Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking, City View

  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Standard Room, 2 Twin Beds, Non Smoking, City View

  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Twin Beds

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, City View

  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Junior Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, City View

  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Old Town Edinburgh
  • Royal Mile - 9 min walk
  • Princes Street - 9 min walk
  • University of Edinburgh - 14 min walk
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 15 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 18 min walk
  • George Street - 19 min walk
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse - 2 min drive
  • National Museum of Scotland - 2 min drive
  • Grassmarket - 2 min drive
  • Princes Street Gardens - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 29 min drive
  • Brunstane Station - 9 min drive
  • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) - 12 min walk
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 13 min walk
  • St Andrew Square Tram Stop - 17 min walk
  • Princes Street Tram Stop - 21 min walk


  • Dishoom Edinburgh - 17 min walk
  • Oink - 2 min walk
  • The Devil's Advocate - 14 min walk
  • Kims Mini Meals - 14 min walk
  • Whiski Rooms - 15 min walk

About this property

Edinburgh Holyrood Hotel

When you stay at Edinburgh Holyrood Hotel, you'll be in a great location, within just a 10-minute walk of Royal Mile and Princes Street. Guests can visit the spa to indulge in deep-tissue massages, body wraps, or facials, and local cuisine is served at Surf & Turf, which is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other features of this upscale hotel include an indoor pool, a bar/lounge, and a health club. Fellow travelers like the pool and restaurant.


English, German, Italian, Polish, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows standard cleaning and disinfection practices of Commitment to Clean (Marriott)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 157 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - midnight
  • Express check-in/out available
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • Meals other than breakfast are not included in the Half Board rate plans for children under 12 years old sharing existing bedding with 2 adults and included in the reservation details.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) 7 AM–10 AM on weekdays and 7 AM–11 AM on weekends
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service

What to do

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Working away

  • 3 meeting rooms
  • Conference space


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • On-site car rental
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1998
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Health club
  • An indoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Sauna
  • Massage/treatment rooms


  • Braille/raised signage
  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Closed captioned TV
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Low-height counter/sink
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves with a trip to the onsite spa, which has 4 treatment rooms. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, facials, and body wraps. The spa is equipped with a sauna. The spa is open daily.


Surf & Turf - This restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Reservations are required.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately GBP 18.00 per person

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for GBP 40.0 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast and through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Commitment to Clean (Marriott).


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Holyrood Hotel
Holyrood Macdonald
Holyrood Macdonald Hotel
Hotel Holyrood
Hotel Macdonald Holyrood
Macdonald Holyrood
Macdonald Holyrood Edinburgh
Macdonald Holyrood Hotel
Macdonald Holyrood Hotel Edinburgh
Macdonald Hotel Holyrood
Macdonald Holyrood Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland

Frequently asked questions

Does Edinburgh Holyrood Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Edinburgh Holyrood Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Edinburgh Holyrood Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Edinburgh Holyrood Hotel?
Yes, there's an indoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Edinburgh Holyrood Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Edinburgh Holyrood Hotel?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon. Express check-in and check-out and contactless check-out are available.
What is there to do at Edinburgh Holyrood Hotel and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities like cycling and hiking, and practice your swing on the nearby golf course. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in the indoor pool. Edinburgh Holyrood Hotel also has a sauna and a health club.
Are there restaurants at or near Edinburgh Holyrood Hotel?
Yes, Surf & Turf offers local cuisine.
What's the area around Edinburgh Holyrood Hotel like?
Edinburgh Holyrood Hotel is in Old Town Edinburgh, a short 18-minute walk from Edinburgh Castle and 9 minutes' walk from Royal Mile. Travelers recommend the hotel for its walkable location.



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10/10 Exceptional

Great stay!
I just had a one night stay from a holiday in Shetland. Wanted to stay and get in some more exploring in Edinburgh that I didn’t get to in 2021. The staff were great. Held my bags for me since check in wasn’t until 3pm so I could do some aight seeing. Took my bags directly to my room when I arrived back. Room was wonderful! Had some Elemis products to use which is one of my favorite brand. Had the best nights sleep as well. Overall it was a great place and I really enjoyed the stay and highly recommend this place!
Vicki, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Not great! We stayed on a Saturday and were woken Sunday Morning 9AM to loud drilling and banging from work being carried out in the Hotel, No air conditioning in the room , No Fridge. There must be better hotels to stay in Edinburgh at the same price point.
Lee, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Helen, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Location great for royal mile holyrood palace and 10 mins walk from train station. Helpful staff although over charged for breakfast for my so. Who should have ate free Would recommend hotel for families Pool area lovely and great for kids
Sarah, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lesley, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Wonderful stay! Staff was courteous, warm and very helpful
Anita, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very walkable
Very clean as well as comfortable. We enjoyed our stay.
Barbara, 3-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Great Customer Service
Customer service was superb. Initial room provided was not quite as expected. Staff and manager took immediate actions to change room to be more in line with expectations.
Edison, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Well Situated
Nice hotel, undergoing refurbishment but this not too intrusive. Restaurant now on fist floor with just a lite bites menu but food very nice. Breakfast was very busy with staff not really in control. Plenty of food on our last day but no plates to put it on, I asked about them and got a very sharp response, not very pleasant. So no cooked breakfast before long journey home. Other than that it’s a nice hotel with friendly staff and will be good when finishe. Quite noisy at night but it is in a big city so not surprising.
Paul, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

2-night trip
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