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Reviewed 4 September 2016

We stayed overnight on Fri 2nd as part of a wedding. Our room was ready when we arrived even though we were very early, the bed was very comfortable and our breakfast in the morning was delicious, a lovely relaxing stay, I would definitely come back

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Herve B, General Manager at Macdonald Houstoun House, responded to this review

Dear Claire, Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I am delighted you had such a great stay while attending a wedding at Houstoun House. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 September 2016

We stayed here for a wedding in September 2016. It's a great hotel with nice surroundings, so made a really nice venue. Our room was comfortable and spacious, and the food was good too. I'd recommend it.

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Herve B, General Manager at Macdonald Houstoun House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review and for the 5* rating. I am delighted you had such an enjoyable visit when attending a wedding at Houstoun House. Rest assured I will share with my team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards

Edinburgh
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Stayed overnight for a wedding, staff very welcoming and friendly. Private breakfast in the morning was excellent for wedding guests only. Early check in granted which allowed us to get ready before the wedding.

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Herve B, General Manager at Macdonald Houstoun House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I am delighted you had such a great visit and a fab time at the wedding. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards

Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Me and my partner came here for a friends wedding. The welcome at the reception from Alison was very warm and friendly. We were told where our room was, and then got settled Whilst my partner was getting ready for the wedding, the hair dryer did keep cutting out, but the housekeeping staff were very quick at providing us with...

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Herve B, General Manager at Macdonald Houstoun House, responded to this review

Dear Anthony, Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I am delighted you had such a great stay when attending a wedding at the hotel. Rest assured I will share with my team and share your great feedback to Alison. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards

Bridgend
Reviewed 2 September 2016

The staff were very helpful and lovely, the wedding we attended was superb but the room smelled strongly of dampness. The room was lovely otherwise. I have to leave 200 characters but that's all I have to say, thank you.

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Herve B, General Manager at Macdonald Houstoun House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I am please you had an enjoyable while attending a wedding at the hotel but please accept my apologies for the damp carpet smell. This is not right and rest assured this has now been addressed. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 September 2016

I stayed in this hotel as part of a bridal party which meant that I got a reduced rate on the room. The room itself was lovely and a very good size. The staff were very kind and friendly and nothing seemed like too much hassle. There was a fire alarm in the early hours of the morning and the...

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Herve B, General Manager at Macdonald Houstoun House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I am please you had a great wedding at the hotel. Again I apologise for the inconvenience of the fire alarm but glad it was nothing serious. I have a great and caring team and I am please you enjoyed their service. We look forward to welcoming you back soon....

Rugby
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Fantastic service throughout the hotel , extremely clean . Excellent evening meal , very good standard of breakfast . Very friendly staff . Beautiful setting. Bedrooms tastefully furnished with a great queen size bed . Spa area very good with warm towels provided. Pool a decent size with chairs aoround a good sauna and steam room .

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Herve B, General Manager at Macdonald Houstoun House, responded to this review

Dear Andrew, Thank you for taking the time to post a review and your 5* review. I am delighted you had such an enjoyable visit and that you made the most of our facilities. Rest assured I will share with my team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards

Dalton-in-furness, Cumbria
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Great stay whilst attending family event. High standard of service, food and accommodation. Myself and family members always stay here on our frequent visits to Scotland. Would recommend the McDonald Houston House Hotel for a nice welcoming stay with nice grounds and good Spa and pool facilities, my grandson Max loves it there.

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Dear Joseph Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I am delighted you had such an enjoyable visit and that you made the most of our facilities. Rest assured I will share with my team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Max we are waiting for you ;) Kind regards

scotland
Reviewed 30 August 2016

A well run and comfortable hotel and I would have no hesitation staying again. An imposing and stunning location. The dinner was excellent and the staff attentive and friendly. I did not visit the spa so can't comment.

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Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I am delighted you had such a pleasant visit and thoroughly enjoyed your dinner and facilities. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards

Guildford
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We had an excellent stay here. The staff were friendly and helpful, the room was very comfortable and the breakfast was very good. The hotel is set in beautiful grounds. I did not use the pool on this occasion but have in the past and that is a good experience.

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Dear Stephen, Thank you for taking the time to post a review and for the 5* rating. I am delighted you had such an enjoyable visit and that you made the most of our facilities. Rest assured I will share with my team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards

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  • Pool
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  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Tennis Court
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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: $115 - $382 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Macdonald Houstoun House 4*
Number of rooms: 70
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Also Known As:
Macdonald Houstoun House Hotel Livingston
Macdonald Houstoun Hotel
Macdonald Houstoun Livingston
Houston House Hotel
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