About this Hotel

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.
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.

The 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 the 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. The hotel has a number of accessible rooms too, should you need one.

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, the brasserie-style setting and menu is bursting with flavoursome food.

With a recent £2million investment Macdonald Holyrood Hotel is an impressive venue for your conference, meeting or training session. Located next to iconic Arthur’s Seat and the Scottish Parliament and only a short 10 minute walk from Waverley Train station and the nearest tram stop direct from Edinburgh Airport.

The self-contained conference suite comes with its own foyer and bar and the meeting rooms are of the highest standard with natural daylight, air conditioning and free WiFi. The newly upgraded Salisbury Suite also has its own private balcony with stunning views.

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel’s Spa and Health Club provides the perfect retreat from Scotland’s bustling capital city. Work out your stresses in the state of the art gym, unwind with a swim in the heated pool or melt away with some of the luxurious spa treatments they have on offer.

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Last Updated: 20.12.2019
- Station: Edinburgh Waverley
- Number of rooms: 156
24 hours Reception
24 hours Room Service
Air-Conditioning Public Areas
Conference Facilities
Disabled Access Public Areas
Dry Cleaning Service
Free WIFI - Public Areas
Laundry Service
Lobby Lounge
Meeting Rooms
Safe in Reception
Complimentary mineral water
Air-Conditioning - All Rooms
Bathroom Amenities
Direct Dial Telephone
Disabled Rooms
Hair Dryer
In house Movies
High-Speed Internet
Free WIFI - All Rooms
Iron & Ironing Board
Mini Bar
Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Wake-Up Service
Steam Room
Swimming Pool

How to find this Hotel

81 Holyrood Rd
Old Town