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3.9 out of 5

"This is a very tranquil hotel in a beautiful setting, staff very courteous " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 24 Nov 2019

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Classic Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Single Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£84* Per night/room 27 Sep - 28 Sep

Executive Double Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive Double Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Family Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Classic Double Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive Room (Family)

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they enjoy the spacious rooms at Macdonald Houstoun House. During your stay, you'll be close to Five Sisters Zoo. You'll find features such as free WiFi in public areas, plus a full-service spa and an indoor pool. Built in 1600, this 4-star hotel has 71 rooms over 3 floors. All rooms offer free WiFi and sofa beds.

  • All rooms offer sofa beds, satellite TV and room service (during limited hours)
  • Free WiFi
  • Enjoy local cuisine while dining at The Tower Restaurant
  • Full breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Take a swim in the indoor pool
  • Treat yourself to body treatments, facials or manicures and pedicures at Vital Health
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage and wedding services
  • On-site recreation includes an outdoor tennis court, a health club and a steam room
  • Guests have good things to say about the accommodation for the cleanliness and spaciousness
  • 12 minutes by car from Edinburgh Park and 13 minutes from Five Sisters Zoo
  • Dogs welcome for a fee (restrictions apply)

Macdonald Houstoun House ratings based on 7 verified reviews

Review Summary
3.9 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Macdonald Houstoun House

Everyone (6) Couples (1) Family (1)
3 out of 5

Posted by on 14 Sep 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

17 Sep 2020 by Andrew

Thank you for your feedback and I am sorry you did not feel your stay was worth a better score. I hope you will give us another opportunity in the near future. Kind regards Andrew Boe General Manager

5 out of 5

Posted by on 3 Aug 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

4 Aug 2020 by Andrew

Thank you so much for the 5/5 review, it is very much appreciated. I hope we will get the chance to welcome you back soon. Kind regards Andrew Boe General Manager

5 out of 5

Posted by on 12 Feb 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

12 Feb 2020 by Andrew

Thank you so much for your recent review it is very much appreciated. Kind regards Andrew Boe General Manager

5 out of 5
This is a very tranquil hotel in a beautiful setting, staff very courteous

Posted by on 24 Nov 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

24 Nov 2019 by Andrew

Thank you so much for your recent feedback and I am delighted you had a great stay. See you again soon Kind regards Andrew Boe General Manager

2 out of 5
Room ok, didn’t include coffee make like it should, shower made horrible grinding noise whilst running too. Expected more for a 4* hotel.

Posted by on 2 Jan 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

19 Feb 2019 by Amie

Good evening, I am very sorry to read the amenities which you believed would be in your room were not. I have asked our Housekeeping Manager to look into this. We have a limited number of Feature bedrooms in our hotel. Our Feature bedrooms are our rooms which have Coffee machines so thank you very much for highlighting this. Along with housekeeping I will have this resolved quickly. I apologies regarding the noise from the shower. I do wish we were aware during your stay and we could have resolved this for you. Kindest regards, Amie Gibson Front Office Manager

4 out of 5
Lovely hotel, great staff, beautiful gardens, excellent location! Would definitely use again.

Posted by , from Gloucestershire on 29 May 2018

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3 out of 5
Tunkkainen haju paikoitellen ja kokolattiamatot eivät ole mieleen. Paikka aivan ihanalla paikalla ja historiallinen. Ravintolan ruoka oli todella hyvää, mutta palvelu amatöörimaista.

Posted by on 5 Jun 2019

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About the Macdonald Houstoun House

Location Uphall, Broxburn, Scotland EH52 6JS

Property Features

Macdonald Houstoun House offers its guests a full-service spa, an outdoor tennis court, and an indoor pool. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. A health club, a sauna, and a terrace are also featured at the business-friendly Macdonald Houstoun House. This 4-star Broxburn hotel is smoke free.

  • 71 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Built in 1600
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Transport

  • Airport: Edinburgh (EDI) (16.2 km / 10.1 mi)
  • Train station: Livingston Uphall Station (2 km / 1.2 mi)

Room Amenities

Macdonald Houstoun House offers 71 forms of accommodation with a hairdryer and an iron/ironing board. Satellite televisions are provided. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Pull-out sofa bed
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Satellite channels
  • Electric kettle
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cots (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a full breakfast daily from 8 AM to 10 AM.

The Tower Restaurant – This restaurant specialises in local cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Reservations are required.

The Vaulted Bar – This bar only serves light fare. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor tennis court, an indoor pool, a health club and a sauna.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby

Spa Services

Vital Health has 4 treatment rooms. Services include facials, body treatments and manicures and pedicures. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a steam room.

The spa is open daily.

  • Sauna in spa
  • Steam room in spa
  • Number of treatment rooms 4
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 5:30 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 25.0 per night.
  • Free cots (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets: GBP 20.00 per pet, per night
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmationService animals are exempt from fees.

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

No on-site parking is available

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds, rollaway/extra beds and sofa beds

Safety features at this property include carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. No on-site parking is available. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation. Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds, rollaway/extra beds and sofa beds. For guests' safety, the property includes carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards in all accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast and through room service.Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • LGBTQIA friendly
  • No lifts
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually wrapped food options are available through room service
  • Debit cards
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 24 hours

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 18.00 for adults and GBP 12.50 for children (approximately)
  • Pet fee: GBP 20.00 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 25.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Houstoun House
  • Macdonald Houstoun
  • Macdonald Houstoun House
  • Macdonald Houstoun House Broxburn
  • Macdonald Houstoun House Hotel Broxburn
  • Macdonald Houstoun House Hotel
  • Macdonald Houstoun House Hotel
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  • Macdonald Houstoun House Hotel Broxburn

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.

National Rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.

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