The Spa at The Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa

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81 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AU. Part of Macdonald Hotel & Resorts.
Open Today: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

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Took 3 phone calls and 2 emails to book my treatment times with this voucher. The 2 course lunch with glass of prosecco was delicious. Had the pool, sauna and steam room almost to myself. Toilets in the changing rooms could have been cleaner but changing rooms were lovely and spacious. Relaxation room was on the chilly side but pleasant (note they close the room @ 7pm so lights may get switched off while in). Treatment: paid for 85 minutes, only got an hour but it was a perfect massage & facial.
Massage was very nice and staff v friendly.
It was our very first spa experience and me and my partner left feeling relaxed. It was a great end to our holiday
Spa was okay nothing great and relaxation room had wallpaper peeling off the wall. Car parking was expensive and surprisingly it was more expensive to book (£25) than turning up for the day (£20), and across the road it's a lot cheaper. Coffee was £4 per latte and was absolutely disgusting and not very hot. Dinner on set menu was limited and many guests complained about quality of food. Bathroom door had large hole in where the hook use to be, shower water was tepid and could not go any warmer.
My girlfriend and I got the couture touch spa package for Christmas Eve. It came with prosecco and mince pies, when I mentioned we were sober and my girlfriend was vegan, we weren't asking for any alterations I was just going to have a mince pie. However, they brought us camomile and even had vegan treats for my girlfriend. The massages were incredible as well! Excellent service from staff, above and beyond. Thank you!
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Free Wifi
Wheelchair accessible hotel & spa
Paid parking available
Spa facilities
Indoor pool
Steam room
Relaxation room
Dual treatment room


The Spa at The Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa
81 Holyrood Road
EH8 8AU Edinburgh

Retreat from the bustle of Scotland’s capital city with a visit to The Spa at The Macdonald Holyrood Hotel. This centrally located spot perfectly complements your stay in Edinburgh with its offer of luxurious spa days and overnight breaks.

Spa Facilities

  • Indoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Couples Massage Room
  • Relaxation room
  • Dual treatment room
  • Locker room
  • Gym
  • Fitness classes

The facilities and treatments here make the Spa a true oasis. Work up a sweat in a fitness class or sit back and unwind in the bespoke relaxation room. Pamper yourself completely with a tailored Elemis facial, massage or exfoliation treatment from the expert team in the tranquil treatment rooms.

157 Rooms | Check-in from 3pm | Free Wifi | TV | Hairdryer | Iron & Ironing Board | Tea & Coffee Making Facilities | Safe

The elegantly-decorated ensuite rooms provide a peaceful sanctuary in the heart of the city. With all the amenities you’d expect, including triple-glazed windows, you can enjoy a quiet night’s sleep here.

Food & Drink
Surf & Turf Restaurant | The Bar | Afternoon Tea Available

The popular Surf & Turf offers classic dishes packed full of flavour from locally sourced meat and fish. The Bar meanwhile is waiting for you to drop by for a drink from their great selection.

Nearby Attractions
Royal Mile | Edinburgh Castle | Palace of Holyrood House | National Portrait Gallery | National Museum of Scotland

Its central location means that you’re never far from things to do if you fancy exploring the local area during your visit. Full of history and culture, Edinburgh landmarks like the Castle and National Portrait Gallery are worth a visit all year round.


Wheelchair accessible spa and hotel.

Directions & Parking
Paid Parking | Edinburgh Waverley Train Station | Edinburgh Airport | Taxis Can Be Arranged by Reception

For overnight guests, the hotel has paid parking on site. It is recommended that you contact the hotel to reserve a space in advance. Edinburgh Waverley is half a mile away while Edinburgh Airport is about 8 miles away. The hotel reception is happy to organise a taxi for you.

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