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Edinburgh, Indiana
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We booked a spa weekend, it involved 1 nights stay, dinner, breakfast and a treatment for £134. We were told we would get a 3 course meal for an allowance of £30 which is obviously a great deal. We arrived and the staff never really told us anything, we didnt know check out times, breakfast times. Were told where our...

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Perth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed here for one night last night Sunday 4th December. A super hotel, very friendly receptionist on duty late afternoon. A lovely surprise to be given a upgrade to a really lovely room with loads of character and great original features. Very cosy room, excellent bed and facilities for tea and coffee. Very clean and comfortable. Again staff this morning...

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Tiverton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just going to plagiarise the last review I did and add/remove some bits!! Our fourth stay at this beautiful location and frankly we wouldn't want to stay anywhere else. From the moment we arrived the service was excellent, the staff friendly and, without exception, every staff member acknowledged us as we wandered around. Check in was effortless and service both...

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Texas
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Wow! What a weekend, it's been a couple months since I visited this beautiful rural hotel with so much amazing Scottish history and I cannot forget what a lovely kind experience this was. My favourite was the lovely Amie, what a helpful staff member and a lovely friend I made in this amazing woman! Aswell as having a romantic spa...

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Myself and my friends booked a one night spa weekend stay. Despite having several issues with trying to book the trip - we were told a price and paid a deposit for it, then as we tried to pay the final balance, the lady on the phone claimed we owed an additional £200!! - the trip was very enjoyable. The...

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Broxburn
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived to find they had booked us in on the wrong date. However a very helpful and friendly staff member called Hazel sorted us out and eventually we were taken to the dining room for our lunch. There was no heating on and it was cold. No Christmas crackers or anything to make it a festive meal. The soup called...

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2Thank Margaret S
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

As i said before in my last review of this hotel,if they know your coming they charge you top dollar iv'e stayed at this hotel about 3 times over the last 18 months.The price they charged for the room was nearly 75% more than my first stay, and the experience was 75% worse, note pushed under the bedroom door informing...

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1Thank Streetwise626
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here just this week as a family booked 3 rooms. We booked via booking.com as they were definitely the cheaper option (in fact £180 a room cheaper!!!) which really surprised me, I did ring your central reservations team and asked about a price match but the lady was very rude & very abrupt and basically told me 'she...

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived to be told we had to go outside to our room not a good option for my 76 year old mother when it was very icy but no alternative offered. Room was clean but very dated. The waitresses in the bar at night were lovely but we were not offered a menu for food and found this very surprising....

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1Thank Shona C
Tarves, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Average hotel. Rooms in need of an upgrade. Bathroom wasn't the cleanest, hairs in the bath and shower was rubbish! Breakfast wasn't included in the rate it was extra but refused to pay what they were asking. Quite glad really as when we returned to our room at the end of the night we were advised by a note under...

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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
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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  • Smoking rooms available
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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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: £67 - £212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Macdonald Houstoun House 4*
Number of rooms: 70
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Macdonald Houstoun House Hotel Livingston
Macdonald Houstoun Hotel
Macdonald Houstoun Livingston
Houston House Hotel
Macdonald Houstoun House Uphall, West Lothian
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“Rooms in the tower are gorgeous.”
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