Macdonald Holyrood Hotel , Edinburgh – 4 Star

A Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh City Centre

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 in the city centre also means that you’re within easy walking distance of Waverley 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.

The hotel features 156 elegant en-suite bedrooms – the perfect place to relax after the excitement and fun of Edinburgh. Pamper yourself at our luxurious spa, enjoy a meal in luxurious surroundings at our brand new Acanthus restaurant or sample a cocktail or two in our stylish bar.

For business visitors the hotel has a self-contained conference floor 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.

What To See and Do In Scotland’s Capital City

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 come complete with all the service and amenities you need to relax and make the most of your time in this historic city. Visit Edinburgh and discover for yourself all the amazing things to see and do in the Scottish capital.

Accommodations :

The Macdonald Holyrood Hotel combines comfort and elegance, right in the heart of historic Edinburgh. Our 156 rooms are furnished to the highest standard and feature triple-glazed windows – offering you a quiet, peaceful sanctuary in the middle of the city. All of our rooms boast marble en-suite bathrooms, large comfortable beds and cosy armchairs; providing you with a relaxing retreat from the hustling, bustling city. Upgrade to a spacious suite and relax in the separate living area, with double aspect windows. You can also book a room on the Macdonald Holyrood’s self-contained Club Floor and enjoy access to the exclusive Library Lounge. We have a number of accessible rooms too, should you need one.

  • Large comfortable beds
  • Luxury en-suite bathrooms
  • Internet access
  • Satellite TV
  • Large desk
  • Complimentary mineral water
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Complimentary Wifi
Sleeps up to 2 adults

Meandering the bustling streets of Edinburgh, a business stay to rest a weary head or the glitz and glamour of a gala dinner in Edinburgh’s capital.  Whatever your reason for staying at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, you’ll find our Classic bedrooms, cosy, comfortable and surprisingly quiet for a sound night’s sleep.

Sleeps up to 2 adults

Our amazing Executive bedrooms are a real treat.  Amongst the many fantastic additions to these rooms, wake yourself up under the powerful shower, sneak into your bed with Egyptian cotton linen and “sink into me” mattress toppers.  You’ll also get plenty of space to work, free water, climate control, use of bathrobe and slippers, Arran Aromatic toiletries and a free newspaper.

  • Laptop safe
  • Complimentary Wifi
  • Free water
  • Climate control
  • Use of a bathrobe and slippers
  • Arran Aromatic toiletries
Sleeps up to 2 adults

A great night’s sleep is promised in our brand new contemporary and elegant Feature bedrooms which have plenty of space to unwind, breath-taking views, drench showers, large king-sized beds with Egyptian cotton linen and comfortable mattress toppers.  Relax with your Arran Aromatic toiletries, slip into your luxury bathrobe and slippers, sit back and take the weight off your feet.  You also get access to the private Library.

  • King-sized bed with Egyptian cotten
  • Laptop safe
  • Complimentary Wifi
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Climate control
  • Use of a bathrobe and slippers
  • Arran Aromatic toiletries
  • Access to the Library
  • Fruit bowl
Sleeps up to 2 adults and 2 children

Offering you an unparalleled view over Arthur’s Seat, our spacious suites are ideal for families, VIPs and groups of friends on a spa visit.  Spread out in the king-sized bed or in your separate lounge area.  Enjoy your favourite TV programmes and unlimited, free WiFi.

  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Arran Aromatics toiletries
  • Fruit bowl, wine & chocolates
  • Magazines & fresh flowers

 Dining :

An exciting new dining concept has arrived at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel.   Acanthus combines simple classic Scottish dishes in a relaxed, flexible and friendly environment.

Selecting only the very best in fresh, quality ingredients locally sourced where possible, Acanthus is one of the most exciting new restaurants in Edinburgh.  Open from 8am until late and offering tasty dishes from brunch through to evening dinner, our brasserie-style setting and menu is bursting with flavoursome food.

Flexible space and private booths make Acanthus ideal for business meetings in the city or networking events either over coffee, lunch or early evening ensuring you get the privacy you need in a stunning location.

 Fitness & Spa :

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel’s Spa and Health Club provides the perfect retreat from Scotland’s bustling capital city. Work out your stresses in our state of the art gym, unwind with a swim in our heated pool or melt away with some of the luxurious spa treatments we have on offer.
  • State of the art Technogym
  • 14-metre heated swimming pool
  • Sensuous spa
  • Expert therapists
  • Open Mon-Fri: 6:30am – 10pm / Sat – Sun 8am – 8pm