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lincs, uk
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a last minute stay on a Dinner bed and Breakfast and we was blown away. From the start the staff are friendly, engaging and very helpful.We asked about changing the room due to personal requirement and they were accommodating. The rooms are huge with a massive comfortable bed, so comfy we did not even use the Health Spa/pool...

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southern USA
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful hotel full of history. Rooms were clean and comfortable. Enjoyed a late dinner in the bar and some delicious Date Toffee Pudding. Breakfast was efficient and well prepared. The grounds were quite lovely.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here overnight. The hotels location is great nice and peaceful. The staff at the hotel are outstanding. All very helpful and friendly. Never used the Leisure facilities but the rooms are very nice. We got an executive upgrade. The only thing stopping me from giving 5/5 was the shower in the room (38) was awful. Caravan showers are better...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the hotel with my Mum for a spa break. The room was simply stunning and smelt as if it was newly carpeted. Big comfortable bed. Gorgeous furnishings and decor. Our towels and robes weren't in our rooms and we just presumed we could get these at the leisure club but were promptly told by the gentleman there that no...

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Perth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in an executive family room. It was clean and very spacious and of a very good standard. The bathroom was large. The leisure facilities were excellent. The pool was large and had plenty of space for the children to play in without bothering swimmers. The sauna and steam room were also fine. We made use of the tennis...

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Thank Gayle R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food on offer on a set menu was excellent. The thing that impressed me most was the piping hot plates it was served on. So many places forget this simple touch. Thank you. The starter haggis neeps and tatties was very innovative. Main course more than superb and the sweet superb

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Thank allyoneleg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this throughMacDonald's own website which needs a lot of time and patience to use. When we arrived however the staff were helpful and friendly. While the corridors were really quite musty smelling the room was fine. Bit mean with extras so a few teabags ( only two types) uht milk and one tiny pack of biscuits despite this...

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for the third time after a long gap and was very disappointed. Our room was tatty with a large scratch across the bathroom door and the toilet was not clean. Was treated to a meal in the restaurant - at least that was his intention! The food was lukewarm when it did eventually come and uninspiring. The dish with...

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Gillian M, General Manager at Macdonald Houstoun House, responded to this review

Dear Tripperfly Thank you for your review following your recent stay at Macdonald Houstoun House. Please accept my apologies that this stay was not as enjoyable as expected due to the cleanliness in your room and quality of meal served. I have already followed up with the Head Housekeeper and Head Chef to ensure they understand the high standards expected...

Euless, Texas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here last year and liked the modern room and closeness to the airport. The hotel is a very historic old tower house with super modern rooms with glass showers. The grounds are so pretty with the long tree lined drived up to the property.The price is really good for what you get. I would 100% recommend staying here...

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Gillian M, General Manager at Macdonald Houstoun House, responded to this review

Dear Tiffany_UTA Thank you for your 5* review of Macdonald Houstoun House. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much you decided to return. I hope we will be able to welcome you back in the near future. Kind Regards Gillian Mylles

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband booked me in for a post Mother's Day massage, which I was really looking forward to. On arrival I was greeted and then left to my own devices, no directions to the Spa or if someone was going to come get me so I just had to find my own way. I found the treatment rooms and settled...

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Gillian M, General Manager at Macdonald Houstoun House, responded to this review

Dear Aileen J Thank you for your review of Macdonald Houstoun House spa. Please accept my apologies that your Mother's Day treat was not the enjoyable experience you had rightly expected and that you did not receive your full treatment time. I have discussed your experience with the spa manager and reiterated the importance of dealing with any guest complaints...

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  • Pool
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  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Tennis Court
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated in a secluded spot near Livingston just west of Edinburgh, and set in 22 acres of beautiful woodlands, Macdonald Houstoun House is the perfect country hotel and retreat. Once visited by Mary Queen of Scots, the historic building has the classic grace of a 16th century Tower House. Inside, 70 rooms blend luxury and character, with a unique feature bedroom in the Tower For food-lovers, the Jeremy Wares at Houstoun House restaurant has two AA Rosettes for excellent local ingredients, expertly cooked in season. In the cellar, the cosy Vaulted Bar is the perfect spot for a drink or afternoon tea. Our Leisure Club and Spa have ample scope for working off the calories and a host of rejuvenating treatments. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Macdonald Houstoun House

Address: West Lothian, Uphall EH52 6JS, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > West Lothian > Uphall
Price Range: $129 - $400 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Macdonald Houstoun House 4*
Number of rooms: 70
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Also Known As:
Macdonald Houstoun House Hotel Livingston
Macdonald Houstoun Hotel
Macdonald Houstoun Livingston
Houston House Hotel
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