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MacDonald Holyrood Hotel

There is no better way to take in the vast history of Edinburgh than at MacDonald Holyrood Hotel. Positioned ideally in the Old Town, MacDonald Holyrood offers 4-star accommodation mere minutes from many of the city’s most famous landmarks, including the Royal Mile, bustling Princes Street, and the Scottish Parliament building. Beautiful vistas of the Crags and Arthur’s Seat can be enjoyed from the hotel, which boasts both convenience and modern elegance amidst its halls. MacDonald Holyrood features a number of facilities to meet every need, whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, or celebrating a special occasion. World-class customer service and a fine-dining experience at their very own Paul Tamburrini restaurant are the perfect complement to any visit to the wonderful city of Edinburgh. MacDonald Holyrood Hotel eagerly awaits your arrival, and is hopeful that all will depart with memories to last a lifetime.

Rooms & Amenities

Traditional Scottish décor and all the relaxing facilities of a 4-star hotel can be found within The Macdonald Holyrood Hotel’s 157 guestrooms. The tasteful furnishings are made even more enjoyable by the triple-glazed windows, which create a quiet sanctuary amidst the bustling center of historic Edinburgh. Marble en-suite bathrooms, large inviting beds and comfortable armchairs can be found in every room, providing you with a tranquil retreat from the vibrant city. 

All Guestrooms Feature:

  • Complimentary WiFi Access
  • Satellite TV
  • Large Work Desk
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer


Paul Tamburrini:

World-class dining is available each day at the MacDonald Holyrood Hotel’s Paul Tamburrini restaurant. Boasting a refined and chic venue, the restaurant serves a delicious variety of French classics that have been uniquely rendered by Chef Paul Tamburrini and his talented team. The menu rotates seasonally, focused on using local ingredients of the highest quality. Dishes such as Poached Turbot and Potato & Foie Gras Terrine can be elegantly paired with their extensive international wine list or a cocktail from the bar.

The Bar:

A fantastic stop for a post-work or pre-dinner drink, the bar at MacDonald Holyrood Hotel offers a delicious selection of cocktails and light meals to be enjoyed in a relaxed and modern setting. There is a drink to suit every taste at their Edinburgh bar, and it has long since become a popular hangout for both guests and locals alike.