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Macdonald Houstoun House

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked the hotel last minute and didn't read the full website so was pleasantly surprised upon arrival. The hotel is lovely, impressive building with a lot of character. Lovely surroundings and history also. Room was perfect for what we needed. Spa, pool and gym which if I had checked would have made use of. Bar staff were extremely helpful, especially...

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Herve B, General Manager at Macdonald Houstoun House, responded to this review

Dear Fiona M Thank you for your 5* review of Macdonald Houstoun House. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay and liked the character of the building, it is quite impressive. Many thanks for your comments regarding Brogan's service, she is a real asset to the team. The team and I hope to welcome you back in...

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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Was a guest at a wedding and the room where wedding ceremony was held was up 2 steep flights of stairs with no disabled access so missed my stepson wedding very annoyed. Then long wait in main reception area till room opened for meal. This would have also have been annoying for people to register having to fight their way...

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Herve B, General Manager at Macdonald Houstoun House, responded to this review

Dear jabbascot Thank you for your review following your attendance at a wedding at Macdonald Houstoun House. I am sorry to hear that you were unable to see your stepson getting married. When booking we do invite couples in to see the venue to ensure suitable for their needs and to run through timings for the day. Many thanks for...

Paris, France
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

The hotel is good: nicely decorated in a large and nice park. The building itself is beautiful. The family room was big, no problem to be 4 in this room. Bad point: the sound-insulation could be better. Breakfast was not exceptional: food average and staff overwhelmed (and we went there early). At least, the swimming pool was very large and...

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Herve B, General Manager at Macdonald Houstoun House, responded to this review

Dear Olivier D Thank you for your positive review of Macdonald Houstoun House. I am delighted to hear that overall you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciate your feedback regarding breakfast quality and service. I am glad that the room was spacious for the family and you managed to enjoy the use of the leisure facilities whilst staying. We...

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Reviewed 17 February 2017

We booked this hotel via spa breaks as we wanted a relaxing week end with the possibility to explore the city at some point.The hotel itself is lovely, a lot of character and all the facilities you could wish for including a great gym, spa and pool. We were a group of 9 which seemed too much to handle for...

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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Went here for valentines day overnight stay , when we got there we were upgraded to a four poster bedroom complimentary we were not disappointed ,room well equipped with tea /coffee etc very clean comfy bed great shower, the staff made you more than welcome very friendly , the food tasted great the only downside was the portions were small...

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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Arrived at the hotel and went to the gym and had tremendous customer service from Simon and Lesley. I had left my trainers at home and Lesley kindly took me to a store to get some (she was on a work errand and took the opportunity to help me out as it was on the way). Now this was amazing...

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Stirling, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

This hotel was very cold throughout. The service was poor, they got our meal order wrong, when it came an hour later it was cold. For breakfast, there was a leak from the shower in the above room above , according to staff it happens all the time. We were never given the option to move tables! My jacket got...

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We booked and stayed here prior to taking an early flight from Edinburgh. From the outside this hotel in stunning and has the most beutiful grounds, the reception area was ok but not like most of the macdonald hotels, the girl on the desk was sat in the back office with the door wedged open and was not overly friendly...

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 February 2017

A whole 14 years since I last stayed here I needed a hotel in the area and found a very good price including breakfast on a price comparison site. The hotel seems to be getting a mini refurb (or a lick of paint) in some areas. The hotel consists of a few buildings so you may not be in the...

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Warwick, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 February 2017

We stayed here for a weekend just before Christmas for my friend's 40th birthday. The hotel itself is in a lovely location and the grounds are also lovely. The rooms, whilst not luxury standard were clean and well appointed. There is a function suite which is very busy with Christmas parties and disco nights in the run up to Christmas...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Tennis Court
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
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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: $117 - $389 (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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