Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

Edinburgh Hotel
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Total meeting space279 sq. m
Guest rooms156
81 Holyrood Road
Edinburgh EH8 8AU

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

Edinburgh Hotel
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AA Hotel Services


Scottish Hotel Awards 2012 - Breakfast of the year - Macdonald Hotels Green Tourism Business Scheme - Bronze Award 2012


Room features and guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Internet access
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Room service


  • Onsite catering
  • Onsite restaurant
  • Rental car service
  • Wheelchair accessible

Business services

  • AV capabilities
  • Business center

Recreational activities

  • Health club
  • Indoor pool
  • Spa or salon

Venue accessible by

  • Bus
  • Taxi
  • Train


  • Dance floor
  • Piano
  • Portable heaters
  • Staging area

Photo gallery

Meeting space

Total meeting space279 sq. m
Meeting rooms5
Largest room206 sq. m
Second largest room116 sq. m

Guest rooms

Total guest rooms156
Double (Two beds)156
Double (Two beds) rate£79.00 – £350.00



Local Attractions

Shopping and culture

10 minutes away
Edinburgh's world famous Royal Mile and Princes Street are just minutes away. Museums, galleries and theatre all within a short stroll.

Edinburgh Castle

Historical landmark
10 minutes away
World famous historic attraction and home to the Edinburgh Tattoo

Horse racing

20 minutes away
Have a corporate day out at Musselburgh Racecourse

Our Dynamic Earth

5 minutes away
Our Dynamic Earth takes you on a journey through our planet’s past, present and future, with interactive exhibits and impressive technology, including a 4D and 3D experience. Beginning with the Big Bang, children and adults alike can witness the creation of the Earth, follow the planet through its evolution and even catch glimpses of its future. From dry tundra to the bottom of the ocean, a journey through Dynamic Earth is exciting, fun and engaging. Whether coming face to face with an extinct dinosaur, feeling the sticky heat of a tropical rainforest or flying over glaciers in prehistoric Scotland, Dynamic Earth presents all aspects of the planet we live in. Population growth, concepts of time and the realities of climate change are just the tip of the iceberg – and we even have a real one of those too, sitting beneath the magical Aurora Borealis!
Holyrood Road
Edinburgh EH8 8AS

Team-Building Events

15 minutes away
From paint-ball to ghost tours and treasure hunts, Edinburgh has a wealth of attractions for your team-building event or day out.

Palace of Holyroodhouse

Historical landmark
5 minutes away
The Palace of Holyroodhouse is the offical residence of the Royal Family in Scotlands Capital City. The Palace lies at the bottom of the Royal Mile and in the shadow of Arthur's Seat, a dormant volcano. There are a range of tours available including the Royal and Historic apartments. The palace is closed to the public during Holyrood Week which usually takes place during the first week in July.
Royal Mile
Edinburgh EH8 8DX


20 minutes away
Edinburgh and its surrounding area is home to some of the world's most famous golf courses, including Muirfield and Gullane.

Distance from airport

  • 12.87 km from venue


  • Complimentary parking
  • Paid parking
  • Valet parking£20.00 / day


Surrounded by history, fascinating architecture and at the centre of Scotland’s capital city, the 4 Star Macdonald Holyrood Hotel occupies an unrivalled location right next to the Scottish Parliament building. Located in the famous Old Town and a stone’s throw from the city’s main shopping area, Macdonald Holyrood retains a peaceful air thanks to nearby Holyrood Park. Only ten minutes on foot from Edinburgh Waverley Station, handy for the tram to Edinburgh Airport and easily reached by road, Macdonald Holyrood ticks the boxes for accessibility and prime city centre location. OUR FACILITIES Deceptively spacious, inside the Salisbury Suite on the self-contained conference floor offers space for up to 200 guests, perfect for your larger scale conference. A unique outdoor terrace provides spectacular city views, while the entire space can be tailored to suit your specifications, and divided into three smaller facilities. The neighbouring Holyrood Suite has capacity for 100 guests, with the opportunity to create smaller units for more individual needs. Free and unlimited WiFi plus extra 100MBps available, plus AV facilities mean peace of mind that your business needs will be up to speed. Recently refurbished, the hotel features 156 elegant bedrooms, luxurious spa and new Acanthus restaurant. Private booths within the dining area and break-out spaces offer ample opportunities for relaxing business meetings. OUR PLEDGE Macdonald Holyrood Hotel is committed to ensuring your conference booking is achieved as smoothly as possible. We adhere to the Macdonald Meetings promise. That means a dedicated booking consultant with the specific product expertise and seamless booking service you require, and the best rate, first time. We’ll also respond to your enquiry within just 30 minutes.

Additional information

• Stunning location at the heart of Edinburgh’s historic Old Town. • Close to the Scottish Parliament, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, city attractions and culture. • Highly flexible conference space offering a range of options to cater for large and more intimate business and corporate events. • Executive floor with private access • Superb location with easy access to road, rail and air links. • Free and unlimited WiFi with the option of extra bandwidth. • Pre-booked parking facilities available • Recent £2.5m investment • Vital Health & Wellbeing Club & Spa


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