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

Steam bath

Overview

The stylish Macdonald Houstoun House is a decent example of a 4-star hotel in Edinburgh. Renovated in 2012, this hotel combines the modern with original architecture.

The hotel’s ideal location offers quick access to Jupiter Artland, Linlithgow Palace and Go Ape - Beecraigs.

The vicinity of parks and woods as well as quick access to restaurants, bistros and bars set the hotel apart.

Turnhouse airport is 15 minutes' drive from the hotel.

Rooms

All 70 luxury rooms offer a writing desk, Wi-Fi, satellite TV, individual climate control and direct dial phone as well as family bathrooms with slippers, a hairdryer and bathrobes.

Eat

The informal restaurant provides fine meals. Guests can relax in the lobby bar serving exclusive drinks.

Services

Guests can use car rental, wake up service and 24-hour room service and such facilities as VIP room facilities, a beauty salon and a vending machine.

Relax

Guests can benefit from a cocktail lounge, a heated swimming pool and a library and relax using a Turkish bath, shiatsu massage and beauty treatments. Macdonald Houstoun House offers sports activities including tennis and golf.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Free public hotel 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

Activities

  • 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 available
  • Paid babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Fitness center
  • Health club
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Turkish bath
  • Steam room
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area

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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Size: 20m2
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  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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    Bed type: Double Bed or 2 Single beds or Double or Twin beds
    Size: 21m2
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    • Private bathroom
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      Bed type: Double Bed
      Size: 20m2
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      This family room features a satellite TV and seating area

      Room facilities
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        Bed type: Double Bed
        Size: 21m2
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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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          Macdonald Houstoun House Location

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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

          Hotel Awards

          UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedEdinburghMacdonald Houstoun House

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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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