Macdonald Houstoun House Hotel - Edinburgh

Uphall, Livingston, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH52 6JS  show map
 4 stars
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Macdonald Houstoun House Hotel - Edinburgh

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Tennis court

Golf course

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Solarium

Turkish bath

Steam room

Reflex massage

Massage

Steam bath

Overview

Situated near Jupiter Artland, Annet House Museum and Linlithgow Palace, the elegant Macdonald Houstoun House offers a ballroom, an indoor swimming pool and a racquetball court. With accents of original architecture, the hotel was built in 1652 and renovated in 2012.

The hotel is perfectly situated in a historic area, close to parks and woods.

Quick access to restaurants, bistros and bars is provided.

The venue is notable for an ideal location within a 15-minute drive to Turnhouse airport.

Rooms

The hotel comprises 71 individual rooms featuring a contemporary décor, hi-fi, satellite TV, individual climate control, a laptop-size safe and Wi-Fi as well as an ice machine and coffee/tea makers. They all have carpet floor and modern furniture.

Eat & Drink

The indoor restaurant amazes guests with outstanding seasonal dishes in a warm atmosphere. Guests can quench their thirst at Vaulted bar with a favorite drink.

Services

The on-site car rentals are also provided.

Relax

A steam room, a sauna and a spa center as well as beauty therapy, massage and Turkish bath are available to guests on site. Sport facilities include tennis and windsurfing.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of rooms:   71.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Pets allowed (limited amount or weight)
  • Female traveler room/Floor
  • Lobby
  • Vending machines
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Currency exchange
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Bicycle storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Fitness center
  • Tennis

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Newspaper service
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Cafe
  • Catering service
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Exhibition space
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/Baby cots
  • Paid babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Health club
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Turkish bath
  • Steam room
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
  • Massage
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Reflex massage

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Free in-room safe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Sofa bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  2 pm

Check-Out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 5 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • All children under the age of 16 may stay at the price of GBP 15 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 2. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 3. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Uphall, Livingston, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH52 6JS

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City Center
  • Edinburgh
    20.8km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    20.7km
  • Bus stop
    7.5km
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of rooms:
    71

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Rooms and availability

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Executive Family Room
Bed type: Double Bed or 1 Single bed
Size: 20m2
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  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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This family room has a seating area.

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    Double Room
    Bed type: Double Bed or 2 Single beds or Twin beds
    Size: 21m2
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    • Private bathroom
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    This double room features a satellite TV and seating area

    Room facilities
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      Bed type: Quad
      Size: 21m2
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        Classic Family Room
        Bed type: 1 Single bed or Double Bed
        Size: 20m2
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        This family room features a satellite TV and seating area

        Room facilities
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          Executive Double Room
          Bed type: Double Bed or King Size bed
          Size: 21m2
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          • Private bathroom
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            How to reach hotel

            hotel Macdonald Houstoun House Hotel - Edinburgh Edinburgh location
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            Hotel Address:

            Uphall, Livingston, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH52 6JS

            Get directions
            City Center
            • Edinburgh
              20.8km
            Airports
            Train Stations
            • Edinburgh Waverley station
              20.7km
            • Bus stop
              7.5km
            Hotel information
            • Check-In:
              from  2 pm
            • Check-Out:
              until  11 am
            • Year renovated:
              2012
            • Number of rooms:
              71

            Hotel Awards

            UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedEdinburghMacdonald Houstoun House

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            Best Family Hotels in United Kingdom

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            What's nearby

            Places of interest

            • Uphall Station Bowling Club - 1.3km

            Local Attractions

            • Almond Valley Heritage Centre - 4.9km
              Millfield, Livingston
            • Jupiter Artland - 6.5km
              Edinburgh EH27 8BBScotland
            • St. Michael's Parish Church - 7.7km
              Adjacent to Linlithgow Palace, Linlithgow
            • Go Ape - Beecraigs - 5.8km
              The Park Centre, Linlithgow
            • Linlithgow Canal Centre - 7.5km
              Manse Road Basin, Linlithgow
            Hotel information
            • Check-In:
              from  2 pm
            • Check-Out:
              until  11 am
            • Year renovated:
              2012
            • Number of rooms:
              71

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            UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedEdinburghMacdonald Houstoun House

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            Best Family Hotels in United Kingdom

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            Macdonald Houstoun House Reviews

            Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Macdonald Houstoun House

            Individual guest reviews

            • Group of friends
              8.2

              The history of the hotel and the landscaped grounds. The location was also convenient.

              Due to a wedding the prior night, my check-out bill was not available, and had to be mailed.

            • Older travelers
              7.0

              staff very friendly - as per usual

              bedroom could have done with a re-paint - there is a program ongoing

            • Single
              7.4

              the history, the setting the grounds staff decor, its exactly as i was expecting. the wifi in the room was a big plus for a business man

              tv reception i only had 4 channels?

            • Older travelers
              3.2

              The only positive thing to say about this hotel was that the grounds seemed nice and the old boys acting as night porters were very pleasant. The restaurant manager was helpful especially when sorting out our breakfast order, due to the waiter's English being so poor.

              The fact that the management are only concerned with "weddings"ordinary guests appear to be unwelcome. Decor and poor "energy saving" lighting makes the hotel seem even more shabby. At £160 per night room only one expects a great deal better!!! Duty Manager would not speak to us when we tried to complain. Reception was full of drunken wedding guests trying to book in/out with only one girl on duty.

            • Group of friends
              9.6

              We held my sons wedding ceremony in the beautiful grounds of the hotel, then we had drinks and canapes in the courtyard, followed by the wedding reception in the Stables section of the hotel.The hotel supplied a very good band for the ceiligh in the evening. It was a perfect day and I couldnt fault the hotel management. They were very pleasant, organised and very professional.The hotel master of ceremonies was very good. Food was excellent and the hotel rooms very comfortable. We asked for stovies to be served for the evening wedding guests, but it was more like a tasty lamb stew and not like Scottish stovies at all.Chef needs to learn how to make real stovies.

              Nothing I didnt like about the hotel, but they could have had more staff at the Stables bar to serve wedding guests. Some guests got tired of waiting to be served so they went to the local shop to buy alcohol. Drinks were very expensive at the hotel. £8 for a large glass of wine !!

            • Older travelers
              9.2

              The receptionst when we arrived wasn't very pleasant!

            • Group of friends
              9.2

              I was attending a wedding and everything was excellent. It was very well organised and the staff were very professional and friendly. The room was of great quality and I thoroughly enjoyed my stay.

            • Single
              9.2

              Booked.net did not get my name or address correct for the reservation

            • Older travelers
              5.8

              I did not like my stay there as we could not book for dinner, so we jad to eat out which I was very uhappy to do.

            • Group of friends
              7.4

              Good location for our visit, rooms were clean and tidy,

            • Older travelers
              7.8

              Picturesque location, snowdrops blooming in the surrounding woodland. Comfortable quiet room, excellent breakfast.

            • Single
              10.0

              I loved the location, so pretty and relaxing. The service and staff were excellent, food was great... etc etc.

              My room was a little chilly however the staff were very accomodating and gave me an extra heater.

            • Group of friends
              7.0

              the meals were wonderful.

              not enough time spent on my treatments as it was a "luxury spa day".

            • Older travelers
              10.0

              Appreciated the warm and friendly welcome of the staff; the comfort of the room and the facilities.

            • Couple
              9.6

              The restaurant, food, staff, surroundings and ambience is amazing. Just need a whirlpool to finish it all off!

              Lack of milk, coffee, mini bar, biscuits.

            How to reach hotel

            hotel Macdonald Houstoun House Hotel - Edinburgh Edinburgh location
            Show big map »

            Hotel Address:

            Uphall, Livingston, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH52 6JS

            Get directions
            City Center
            • Edinburgh
              20.8km
            Airports
            Train Stations
            • Edinburgh Waverley station
              20.7km
            • Bus stop
              7.5km
            Hotel information
            • Check-In:
              from  2 pm
            • Check-Out:
              until  11 am
            • Year renovated:
              2012
            • Number of rooms:
              71

            Hotel Awards

            UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedEdinburghMacdonald Houstoun House

            According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
            Best Family Hotels in United Kingdom

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