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Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in North Berwick
Castle Douglas
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5 reviews
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“Lovely location!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014

Came here for a night's stay. Lovely area and the hotel was beautiful! We were met by friendly and attentive staff and the room was clean and fresh. Just a shame we had a view of the car park! We got a last minute deal so that explains the view! The pool area was brilliant and the all the facilities were included which we really enjoyed. Breakfast was delicious with lots of choices and the cooked breakfast was yummy! We may travel back here in the future as we want to explore the area more so would use the hotel again!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
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  • Cleanliness
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014 via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights and was very impressed by the helpful and friendly staff - both reception and in the main restaurant. I was told the hotel was fully booked and as I hadn't specified a twin room only doubles were left. The staff agreed to put a spare mattress in our room without any fuss and even though it wasn't quite what I had expected the arrangements didn't distract us from enjoying our stay.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Airdrie, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014

beautiful hotel, excellent staff very helpful , dinner and service 10/10 ,breakfasts 10/10 lots of choices . fantastic sea views with 3 islands to see . would stay there again when in North Berwick. only one very small problem was the window in our third floor room it didnt open and the frame was past its best needed to be replaced . but i will return great relaxing hotel.

  • Stayed May 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

We stayed two nights in this lovely hotel in May 2014: An old Victorian sea side hotel in a glorious position facing the golf course (£ 85 a round for non-members) and overlooking the sea with superb leisure facilities.
The only draw back: Our room (314): Very small, unrenovated, dark and scruffy, airless due to the tiny window. The bed was uncomfortably small for two people: Just 130cm wide for a double bed.
Nevertheless: A good place from where to explore the area and close enough to Edinburgh.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014 via mobile

My partner and I arrived for a special weekend but had booked through an agent and didn't realise we would be allocated a twin room. Could have been a disaster but for Laura on reception who went out of her way to find a better room for us even though the hotel was fully booked.

The staff at this hotel are exceptional. Every single one was welcoming and made us feel they cared that we had a good time. Thanks especially to the young French waitress who moved us to a window table on Friday night.

We'll be back for our next celebration and looking forward to it already.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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bremen
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

I stayed with my daughter four days. The room we had was great, with a nice view, but chilly temperatures inside. The outside temperature was 12-13° so it was only 17° inside. The central heating was off and we had to work with a tiny elecrical heater. (one night the heating was working?!).
The spa is fine, but has to be cleaned more thoroughly.
The receptionists are polite and helpful.
Lets talk about the service in reataurant and bar: It is a dead loss!!!
Waiting, waiting, waiting......disorganized and unpolite!
There had been so many mistakes and errors made, it would take to long to go in detail.
Overall, nice to stay but do avoid the bar or restaurant!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

Long weekend over the bank holiday. Spa facility was excellent, with good pool and gym opening hours. Evening meal was fantastic, everything very tasty. Slight problem with original room, due to dogs in neighbouring room but I informed staff and was moved swiftly. Peaceful retreat, stunning scenery. Would definitely go back

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa

Property: Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa
Address: 18 Cromwell Road | Edinburgh, North Berwick EH39 4LZ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > East Lothian > North Berwick
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in North Berwick
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 83
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa boasts everything you could need for a short break on the Scottish coast. Our luxurious spa offers rejuvenating Elemis treatments performed by highly trained therapists. Experience award-winning dining in our restaurant or relax in our lounge while taking in the view over the Firth of Forth. Your guaranteed a great night sleep in our stylish bedrooms, exactly what you need after a day on one of the many surrounding world-class golf courses. ... more   less 
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