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4.2

47 reviews

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Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa
Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa
Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa,
81 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AU
United Kingdom

Hotel Spa

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa
Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa,
81 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AU
United Kingdom

Opening hours

Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Accepts online bookings

    Online bookings let you pick date/time for your visit.

  • Accepts eVouchers

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Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa part of Macdonald Hotel & Resorts

Retreat from the bustle of Scotland's capital city with a visit to the Vital Health and Wellbeing Club at the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel. Work out the stresses of the day on the treadmill, restore calm with a swim in the heated swimming pool or unwind with an aromatherapy massage.

As a guest, all of the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel's leisure facilities are available to you free of charge. Take time out to improve your technique with a personal trainer or simply relax in the sauna or Relaxation Suite. For a truly indulgent treat book in for an Elemis Spa Treatment which is guarenteed to leave you feeling fabulous from top to toe!

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4.2

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Based on 47 reviews

5 stars 18
4 stars 19
3 stars 5
2 stars 3
1 star 2
  • Ambience
  • Cleanliness
  • Spa Facilities
  • Staff
  • Value
  • Body
  • Body Treatments (4)
  • Steam and Sauna Therapy (15)
  • Counselling & Holistic
  • Aromatherapy (4)
  • Face
  • Eyebrow and Eyelash Treatments (1)
  • Facials (8)
  • Fitness
  • Swimming (8)
  • Hair removal
  • Brazilian Waxing (1)
  • Waxing (1)
  • Massage
  • Aromatherapy Massage (3)
  • Deep Tissue Massage (1)
  • Foot Massage (7)
  • Reflexology (1)
  • Stone Massage Therapy (1)
  • Therapeutic Massage (11)
  • Nails
  • Gel Nails (3)
  • Manicure (7)
  • Pedicure (5)
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Verified review Visited August 2015
Posted 3 weeks ago
We loved the whole experience. The atmosphere , the aroma - only one small criticism which is no ones fault. After our treatments and feeling totally relaxed and chilled out , on returning to the changing rooms there were two screaming toddlers who were getting changed and it was a tad stressful listening to them . We will be back. Thank you

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Verified review Visited June 2015
Posted 2 months ago
I went for a Perfectly Pampered Spa Day and have awarded it 4 stars.

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Verified review Visited May 2015
Posted 2 months ago
I went for a Perfectly Pampered Spa Day and have awarded it 4 stars.

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Verified review Visited May 2015
Posted 3 months ago
I would not go back to Holyrood. The pool was freezing, the relaxation room had no space to relax as there was no where to sit. 2 of the seats are the side of the pool are broken so there was no where to relax for the day. Afternoon tea was nice and the therapist was very good.

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Verified review Visited March 2015
Posted 4 months ago
I went for a Afternoon Tea for Two with use of Spa Facilities and have awarded it 4 stars.

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Verified review Visited March 2015
Posted 4 months ago
Was really good value. Unfortunately the steam room was out of order which limited our choice a bit. Very clean facilities.

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Verified review Visited March 2015
Posted 5 months ago
I went for a One Night Time to Unwind Spa Break and have awarded it 5 stars.

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Verified review Visited February 2015
Posted 5 months ago
We booked the spa and afternoon tea package for a ladies' day out. The staff at the hotel were all lovely and very helpful. we used the pool area and sauna/steam rooms. It was very pleasant although more seating around the pool would have been beneficial. The relaxation room was a lovely place to chill out after using the facilities. We cannot fault the afternoon tea. The food was lovely and there was plenty of it. We didn't realise that the package also included Prosecco so that was a nice surprise. During the afternoon tea one of the staff from the spa came to see us and brought a bag of beauty products from the spa for one of the party who hadn't been able to make it due to illness, which was such a lovely thing to do and very much appreciated. We would definitely return in future.

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Verified review Visited February 2015
Posted 6 months ago
The actual spa day was not as good as expected. The let down was the afternoon tea - they took ages to serve us and then the scones were like rock buns and the cakes were actually frozen mini cakes. Sandwiches ok but had been lying around so the outer edges were hard. Paid for 1hr massage for both and that was outstanding but the rest was not great. Actual swimming pool area is a bit jaded but the rest of it i.e. changing rooms and treatment rooms and relaxation area were fabulous.

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Verified review Visited January 2015
Posted 6 months ago
We had back neck and shoulder massagand a facial e they were great on heated beds best message me and friend have had and we love a spa

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Verified review Visited January 2015
Posted 6 months ago
Had afternoon tea, nice place staff very nice and helpful all day 4 stars have been awarded. Only down side was booked afternoon tea for 4 and sat waiting till at least half 4 just felt we didn't matter

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Verified review Visited January 2015
Posted 7 months ago
Overall my friend and I enjoyed our spa day with afternoon tea however there were a few areas that could have been better. When we arrived at the spa there was only one member of staff dealing with a lot of parties arriving at the same time. We therefore had to wait quite a while before being able to enter the spa - glad we arrived early! The changing rooms we're great however the pool area, sauna and spa were not in keeping with the high standard of the rest of the hotel. Bit disappointing-needs a bit of a revamp. There was no where to relax and read our books etc at the pool area, had to find a member of staff and ask to be shown the relaxation room as advertised in our offer - glad we paid attention to the small print! Thankfully everything from then on was great. Relaxation room was brilliant -good supply of water,tea,fruit - and afternoon tea was delicious!

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7 months ago
Hi Sarah,

Thank you for taking the time to review your spa experience with us.

We are awaiting a revamp of the swimming pool area and are extremely looking forward to this!
I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your day and would love to offer you the opportunity to come back and visit the spa with a 25% discount on all treatments!
Please call us on 0131 528 8181 to schedule your appointments!
Kind Regards,
Melanie
Senior Spa Therapist

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Verified review Visited January 2015
Posted 7 months ago
I went for a Autumn Offer and have awarded it 5 stars.

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7 months ago
Hi Helen,
Thank you for your fantastic review!
We would like to offer you the opportunity to come back to the spa with a 25% discount on all treatments, please call us on 0131 528 8181 to schedule your treatments!

Kind Regards,
The Spa Team

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Verified review Visited December 2014
Posted 7 months ago
I went for a Afternoon Tea for Two and have awarded it 4 stars.

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7 months ago
Thank you for your fantastic review! We would like to offer you the opportunity to come back to the spa with a 25% discount on all treatments, please call us on 0131 528 8181 to schedule your treatments!
Kind Regards,
The Spa Team

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Verified review Visited December 2014
Posted 8 months ago
The spa experience was great, however, the afternoon tea was very poor. The sandwiches were plain and uninteresting and the pastries were soggy - if I had ordered this on the day I would have refused to pay for it in fact I would not be able to recommend this hotel to friends.

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7 months ago
Hi, Sorry to hear that your Afternoon Tea Experience was not up to our usual high standard!

Please call the spa on 0131 528 8181 and allow us reebook your Afternoon Tea!
Kind Regards,
The Spa Team

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Verified review Visited December 2014
Posted 8 months ago
Fantastic treatment.... felt I could float through the rest of the day!!
Staff very professional and well trained. I was a therapist previously so take it from me an all round lovely experience. ..

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7 months ago
Thank you for your fantastic review! We would like to offer you the opportunity to come back to the spa with a 25% discount on all treatments, please call us on 0131 528 8181 to schedule your treatments!
Kind Regards, The Spa Team

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Verified review Visited November 2014
Posted 8 months ago
I went for a Spa Day Incl. Refreshments and have awarded it 4 stars.

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7 months ago
Thank you for your fantastic review! We would like to offer you the opportunity to come back to the spa with a 25% discount on all treatments, please call us on 0131 528 8181 to schedule your treatments!
Kind Regards, The Spa Team

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Verified review Visited December 2014
Posted 8 months ago
Had the most marvellous day. A warm welcome, was followed by a gentle tour of the facilities. Then we were left to settle in before our first treatments. The girl who gave me my massage was amazing, and it left me feeling just great. We had healthy lunch in the private dining room, up on the 6th floor, with stunning views of the crags. Our second treatments were in the afternoon - I had 'Sole Delight' so good! My feet were thoroughly scrubbed and pampered, and while the treatment was warming through, I Los received a head massage. I was so relaxed I dozed off!
It was a wonderful, relaxed, pampered day. And I would happily do it all again.

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7 months ago
Hi Alastair,
Thank you for your fantastic review! We would like to offer you the opportunity to come back to the spa with a 25% discount on all treatments, please call us on 0131 528 8181 to schedule your treatments! Kind Regards, The Spa Team

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Verified review Visited November 2014
Posted 8 months ago
Very good value for spa entry and lunch.

Afternoon tea was nice.

The hotel is very nice and you can tell the changing rooms etc have all been recently refurbished. The steam room and sauna also v nice. Staff were very helpful.

The pool itself (tiles etc) is a bit dated which is the only thing that lets it down and takes away from the spa ambiance.

Could do with having a water cooler in the spa.

Would use again.

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7 months ago
Thank you for your fantastic review! We would like to offer you the opportunity to come back to the spa with a 25% discount on all treatments, please call us on 0131 528 8181 to schedule your treatments! Kind Regards, The Spa Team

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Verified review Visited November 2014
Posted 8 months ago
Great massage. Great pool etc but all underground and getting slightly "worn" looking (not too bad).
Great Bento box lunch - very healthy and super tasty.

If you need to park your car, best to go straight to Dynamic Earth - spaces not always available in the hotel and it costs a fortune. Hotel reception staff very snotty and disagreeable (Spa staff were great)!

Get the spa to email you with your appointment times as they got ours wrong and there was nothing in writing.

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7 months ago
Hi Janine,

Thank you for your feedback!

We are have taken the slight mix up with your treatment times on board and are now emailing confirmation to every spa booking!

We would like to offer you the opportunity to come back to the spa with a 25% discount on all treatments, please call us on 0131 528 8181 to schedule your treatments! Kind Regards, The Spa Team

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