Cairn Hotel
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Cairn Hotel

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3.5
#2 of 3 hotels in Bathgate
3.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Value
The Cairn Hotel is centrally located between Glasgow and Edinburgh just off the M8. There is now a new Railway Station in Bathgate with direct links to Edinburgh and Glasgow. The 61 en suite bedrooms have all been tastefully decorated to a 3 star standard and combine traditional comfort with up to date facilities to make your stay a pleasurable and productive one. The hotel also offers free parking and houses a lounge, bar and restaurant where the friendly atmosphere makes for a relaxed and casual dining experience. As soon as you arrive at the Cairn Hotel the staff will strive to meet your every feasible wants and needs with a friendly and courteous approach
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Non-smoking hotel
Breakfast buffet
Meeting rooms
Room features
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Family
Languages Spoken
English
364Reviews7Q+A64Room tips

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angela s wrote a review Aug 2022
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We have stayed at the Cairn 5 times over the last few weeks and this time was terrible . Room smelt . the bed had a king size mattress on double bed frame very uncomfortable . also when flushed toilet the noise of pipes.. if it was our 1st visit we would not of gone back .. I appreciate that they are in process of doing room up … this was absolutely terrible … staff are great on reception… girl in dinning room could smile …. Breakfast is always lovely Buffet style
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Never had issues with parking
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Gary L wrote a review Aug 2020
Bridlington, United Kingdom115 contributions59 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Convenient location for both Edinburgh and Glasgow, hotel is undertaking building works. Not attractive from outside and inside us dated. Staff were brilliant.
Room was fine, one of the 2 single beds pushed together had seen better days. Good choice of pillows. Breakfast was very good, Debbie very happy and smiley. Evening meals had highlights (cajun chicken, cheesecake)
A decent place to rest your hard after a day travelling
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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lindap1982 wrote a review Aug 2021
55 contributions34 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Hotel was clean and tidy. Room was basic but clean. Disappointed by lack of plugs in room -we had one. Pressure in shower was pretty low but was able to get the water nice and toasty.
Breakfast was nice , good selection and the coffee was delicious. People going up to get juice etc without masks (these people wore masks when they first came in) was slightly worrying
Would definitely come back to hotel , but only if I could get a room with a bath.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Bring an extension for any electrical items
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Adrian D wrote a review Jan 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom753 contributions322 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
My family went here for our Christmas dinner and it was a complete shambles. There were two sittings and we were booked into the second one at 3.30 pm. When we arrived we had to stand in the hotel reception for over half an hour with the rest of the people who were booked in for our sitting. When we were eventually seated our table was in an characterless extension with only one window which had the blind closed. There were quite a few tables seated in the extension and it made for a fairly cramped and claustrophobic atmosphere. It took a long time for someone to come and take our order and a considerable length of time for our starter to arrive. In fact there were long gaps between every course, possibly of up to 30 minutes. The waiting staff didn't seem to know who had ordered what however the Irish waiter who served us was probably the best thing about the whole experience. He was lovely and apologised to us for the debacle that was unfolding. The six people at our table received their main course in two lots of 3, the first three having almost finished their food before the other 3 got theirs. Other tables were also complaining to staff about the lack of organisation. The food was ok when it came but it wasn't anything special. My wife got one single roast potato with her main course! We left the hotel at 7.30 pm meaning the whole dinner had taken 4 hours instead of the 2.5 hours the first sitting had taken. I don't normally go out for Christmas dinner as I much prefer having it at home with the family. Our experience at the Cairn didn't do anything to make me change my view. In fact it absolutely reinforced it. I don't think I'll be returning.
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Date of stay: December 2019
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Wullie C wrote a review Sept 2022
Garelochhead, United Kingdom47 contributions32 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and i stayed here on Saturday 24th September 2022 in order to be close to the wedding venue The Vu,
Reception and checking in could have been better. Our room 105 was not worth the price we paid, there was a very noisy kitchen extractor fan located right outside our window, the bed was hard lumpy small and uncomfortable and there was only one small packet of shortcake biscuits on the complimentary tea and coffee tray.
FOOD: well that was an experience, we asked at reception if we would need to book for dinner and were told no, we got a different answer from Mr happy at the "restaurant" then the waitress just took our order all very confusing.
The food itself left lots to be desired, The belly pork starter came on a plate of Very hot spicy sauce which killed any tastebuds i had which was probably just as well because the Chicken korma was like a plate of unchewed vomit. The Chicken was inedible and chewy and the "korma" sauce was still powdery and vile.
Never again would i stay here .
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Date of stay: September 2022
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Stay at the Premier Inn 5 minutes away.
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colin u wrote a review Jun 2022
Manchester, United Kingdom72 contributions75 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a absolutely brilliant hotel for the price.Great staff especially the waitresses and waiters.spotless rooms .Brilliant food a great menu fixed price @£15. For a three course meal beautifully cooked.I have stayed in five star hotels that have been on par with this hotel, it’s a credit to its owners I recommend it
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ryan D wrote a review Jun 2022
6 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The room was modern and clean, with tea and coffee making facility. No iron in room. Bathroom ensuit also modern and clean.

Food in restaurant was average and service was standard, although one younger waitress a little rood. The lady who hosted breakfast was lovely and pleasant in the morning.

Overall ok for a business trip wouldn’t rush back.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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LandN89 wrote a review Apr 2023
Edinburgh, United Kingdom79 contributions79 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a one night stay here and can’t fault it at all!
Check in was simple and the gent was super friendly and helpful. We were in room 33 which was on the ground floor, looked to be recently renovated and couldn’t fault it at all. Possibly one of the largest hotel rooms I’ve stayed in.
We had an evening meal in the hotel and enjoyed it very much. A nice choice on the menu and a grey mat two courses for £14 offer. The buffet breakfast was also enjoyed by us all.
Overall a great stay and would return!
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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sat1056 wrote a review May 2022
Edinburgh, United Kingdom57 contributions4 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Called In to have some food, food was awful, barely cooked chips, warm soup, and served by an abrupt waitress. Our plates went back half full, no questions asked! They are obviously used to their food not being enjoyed by the diners.
Won’t call back there again. And wouldn’t rate it as somewhere inviting to eat.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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John wrote a review Jun 2023
London, United Kingdom42 contributions32 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Comfy room, easy distance from airport.
Check in staff were great.
We were only there about 9 hours in total.
Shame breakfast, not even tea of coffee could be arranged for a 6.30 departure. It was included in the price and could not be deducted from bill.
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Date of stay: June 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Don't expect to get a breakfast before 7am,
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Rosco2112 asked a question May 2019
104 contributions92 helpful votes
Hi how far is this from Bathgate centre? Cheers
Answer from Marea
Edinburgh, United Kingdom29 contributions15 helpful votes
Hi! We are approximately 7 minutes drive away.
Answer from Explore57251329329
this would work out to be about two miles
Answer from 575ellen
Scotland, United Kingdom42 contributions63 helpful votes
Hi Teri.the Cairn hotel from Vu is about 8minutes in car
megabrill asked a question Oct 2016
Glenrothes, United Kingdom2 contributions
Hi,are the drinks dear in hotel as off to a wedding and want to be prepared,thanks
Answer from Linda B
West Calder, United Kingdom8 contributions3 helpful votes
Hi, they are not to dear.If anyone is drinking Wine it is cheaper to buy a bottle. We bought a bottle of wine and a Tia Maria and Diet Coke ( draft ) and it was nearly £20. Hope this helps. Have a great time at the wedding.
Colin C asked a question Mar 2015
Bathgate, United Kingdom16 contributions7 helpful votes
Hi, we are looking at visiting hotel for lunch on Sat 14th Mar will we need to book?
Answer from bighat83
Armadale90 contributions44 helpful votes
Yes, it is always safer to do so.
Pritesh M wrote a tip Sept 2023
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom718 contributions213 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bedrooms are newly refurbished, but the bar area does look like it is in need of some refreshing."
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mary wrote a tip Jul 2023
Glasgow, United Kingdom6 contributions1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Menu needs improved was better just after covid"
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John wrote a tip Jun 2023
London, United Kingdom42 contributions32 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't expect to get a breakfast before 7am,"
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CeeforCat wrote a tip Jun 2023
Bathgate, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"A little bit out of the way. If you have access to a car you will be fine otherwise you need to rely on public transport and taxis."
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lewillison wrote a tip Jun 2023
Consett, United Kingdom8 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book a spacious room, look elsewhere for eating"
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
61
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cairn Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Cairn Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Escape Livingston (4.4 miles), Scottish Owl Centre (3.6 miles), and Almond Valley Heritage Centre (2.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Cairn Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Cairn Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Cairn Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cairn Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Terrace Restaurant, El Toro Gaucho, and Casa Amiga.
Does Cairn Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Cairn Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Cairnpapple Hill (2.8 miles) and Torphichen Preceptory (3.4 miles).
Is Cairn Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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