Macdonald Marine Hotel And Spa

Star Rating
4 out of 5
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3.9 / 5Good
492 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pet Friendly


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    The Spa at the Macdonald Marine Hotel
    1 min walk
  • Popular Location
    North Berwick Golf Course
    10 min walk
  • Popular Location
    North Berwick Harbour
    19 min walk
  • Airport
    Edinburgh (EDI)
    38 min drive

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    About this area

    North Berwick

    Located in North Berwick, Macdonald Marine Hotel And Spa is in a rural location and near the beach. Muirfield Golf Course and North Berwick Golf Course are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Yellowcraigs and Broad Sands. Our guests appreciate the hotel's quiet location.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      The Spa at the Macdonald Marine Hotel - 1 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Yellowcraigs - 6 min walk
    • Popular Location
      North Berwick Golf Course - 10 min walk
    • Popular Location
      North Berwick Harbour - 19 min walk
    • Popular Location
      North Berwick Law - 3 min drive

    Getting around

    • North Berwick Station - 10 min walk
    • Edinburgh (EDI) - 47 min drive


    • Where to eat
    • Craigleith Restaurant – Fine-dining restaurant offering local cuisine.
    • The Links Bar – Bar offering local cuisine.

    About this property

    Macdonald Marine Hotel And Spa

    This smoke-free hotel features a full-service spa, a restaurant and an indoor pool. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include an outdoor pool, a fitness centre and a bar/lounge. All 83 rooms offer free WiFi, 24-hour room service and TVs with satellite channels. Other amenities available to guests include coffee/tea makers, hairdryers and showers.

    Property amenities


    • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
    • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Parking and public transport

    • Free self parking

    Food and drink

    • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–10 AM: GBP 18.00 for adults and GBP 12.50 for children
    • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
    • 1 bar
    • 24-hour room service
    • Coffee/tea in a common area

    Things to do

    • 18 holes of golf
    • Aerobics classes
    • Fitness centre
    • Full-service spa
    • Indoor pool
    • Outdoor pool
    • Pilates classes
    • Sauna
    • Hot tub
    • Steam room

    Family friendly

    • Dry-cleaning service
    • Indoor pool
    • Outdoor pool
    • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


    • Lift
    • Front-desk safe

    Guest services

    • 24-hour front desk
    • Concierge services
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Dry-cleaning service
    • Multilingual staff
    • Porter
    • Wedding services

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • French
    • Hungarian
    • Italian
    • Polish
    • Spanish

    Business services

    • Meeting rooms
    • Conference space


    • Body wraps
    • Facials
    • Manicures and pedicures
    • Massages
    • Massage/treatment rooms
    • Sauna
    • Hot tub


    • 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
    • In-room accessibility
    • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


    • Smoke-free property

    Room amenities


    • Blackout drapes/curtains
    • Hypo-allergenic bedding
    • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


    • Designer toiletries
    • Hairdryer
    • Shower


    • satellite channels
    • TV

    Food and drink

    • Coffee/tea maker


    • Connecting rooms available
    • Desk
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Phone

    Nearby things to do


    • Adjacent to a golf course
    • Beach access
    • Golf lessons
    • Kayaking
    • Rafting
    • Sailing
    • Waterskiing
    • Windsurfing

    Where to eat

    • Craigleith Restaurant – Fine-dining restaurant offering local cuisine.
    • The Links Bar – Bar offering local cuisine.
    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019


    • Liked: Cleanliness

    Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019


    • Disliked: Property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Worst hotel experience ever

    The stay was horrendous from start to finish. The spa was stinking of raw sewage & falling apart & the staff refused to give us robes. The jacuzzi was freezing & there was a sauna out of order. Overall it was not relaxing & we couldn't wait to get up to our room. However, our room was unfortunately no better. It was freezing cold, tatty & in desperate need of an upgrade. The shower was equally disappointing & little more than a trickle. We ventured off the hotel property for dinner to the Herringbone in town which was fantastic! After an awful sleep in a freezing cold room we ventured down for breakfast. And as expected this also was poor. The bacon looked like it had been reheated ten times, my toast was completely burnt & my poached eggs were solid hard! Absolutely awful & i left it all. Truly my worst hotel experience ever! The hotel is so tired & in desperate need of a makeover. The manager did come & speak to us but hasnt bothered replying to my email since we left. Overall shocking, disappointing & we will never be back!

    Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019


    • Liked: Cleanliness, amenities
    • Disliked: Property conditions & facilities

    This was our second visit to this hotel, another birthday celebration only this time was rather disappointing in comparison to our first visit. The room we stayed in was very dated and in need of a lot of attention - our curtains even had a large tear down them. The pool and facilities were overall good but small details like tiles missing within the spa pool, creaky broken seat in the sauna and two of the facilities were out of order. Also for a 4* hotel we shouldn't have had to request the attention multiple times to receive service in the restaurant.

    Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019


    • Disliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities

    Lunch arrived on a table that wasn’t clean had to ask waiter to clean it. Lunch it’s self wasn’t great salad was wilted . It then got worse we couldn’t get into our room as the lock was broken. Your receptionist then took us to a room that was tiny she told us it was temporary and she would get something else soon for us. We went out for 3 hrs came back no room was ready she apparently has been very busy afternoon. Some 30 mins later we got a room at 4.45 pm only to find we couldn’t have a bath as there was no water running from the hot tap. Your receptionist suggested we could you the shower head to fill the bath ( clearly joking although I wasn’t . It felt like faulty towers you suits were sticky with white stuff and your lights some bulbs not working . Your receptionist while professional was not sympathetic . At the reception desk people were having problems checking on . You reception staff the next morning couldn’t be more sympathetic and refunded half of food and drink . I would much prefer to pay the full price and have has a great weekend instead of all this . Your hotel was recommended I could not believe what we had experienced maybe just bad timing . I hope you find this review helpful Linda STEWART

    Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

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