This hotel has a lot of potential but the decor is a little dated in the accomodation areas. The grounds are lovely and make for excellent photographs. The food is a very high standard and the breakfast buffet has a great selection. There is a supplement for a couple of items which I think is a little tight. If you are paying for bed and breakfast, then I think the breakfast should be fully included.
The reception staff were not the most enthusiatic but maybe we just caught them at a bad time. The waiting staff; however, were very attentive.
The hotel itself is a little disjointed. There are several different blocks and not all are combined. Therefore, if it is raining, you might get a bit wet going from hall to hall.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Macdonald Houstoun House Hotel Livingston
- Macdonald Houstoun Hotel
- Macdonald Houstoun Livingston
- Houston House Hotel
- Macdonald Houstoun House Uphall, West Lothian