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Macdonald Houstoun House

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Edinburgh West, Uphall EH52 6JS, Scotland
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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York, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

From the moment i arrived at check in i felt like a valued guest, Anna the front of house deputy was warm, friendly professional and extremely helpful and made an effort to speak to me each time she saw me over my 3 night stay. The service in the bar restaurant was second to none and very efficient, with only... More

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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed here for my first wedding anniversary in July. As it was a special occasion I booked a pre-paid package for dinner and bubbly in the restaurant. On first look the hotel grounds were very well kept and the setup looked impressive. Anna on reception was very friendly and welcoming as we arrived. The standard double was sizeable and... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we were getting married in South Queensferry and decided to stay in Houstoun House as we though in four star hotel we would get a special treatment.... The only person who was extremely helpful was Trainee Deputy Anna. The rest of the team was not trained and could not be be bothered to perform to a standard of a four... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Firstly, many congratualtions on your recent wedding. While I do encourage my team to spot special occasions so that we can extend a wee surprise and delight, I would have so much loved to know prior to your arrival the very reason of your visit and acknwoldege the occasion as... More

Dumbarton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked this very last minute for my husbands birthday. When we arrived we were greeted warmly by Anna on reception and this set the scene for our stay. Our room was clean and comfortable with a four poster bed and my only complaint would be that the bathroom was rather small. There was a problem with the fire alarm... More

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

Dear Margo, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for your very kind comments. Again please accept my most sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused by the evacuation. The burst pipe issue is now fully resolved and I am glad it didn't spoil your visit. Rest assured your great feedback has been shared with Anna and... More

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63 reviews 63 reviews
56 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we stayed again after deciding no! Many previous stays! we didn't eat this time but flew in late! Fabulous room! Amazing and helpful! previously we had had a room with our dog! Very run down! This tme upgraded! Nice especially as we have a loyalty card

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am so happy you came nack to visit Macdonald Hosutoun House and that you had such a great return visit. It means a lot to us and please rest assured your feedback has been shared with my team. Kindest regards. More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wanted to take the time to post on here the gratitude of my wife and I to the staff at Houstoun House. The food was mindblowing, Anna and the team couldn't be more helpful, and we even got a class of bubbly with some champagne for my wife's birthday. The hotel itself is lovely, the room was wonderfully comfortable,... More

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and for such fantastic feedback. It is so pleasing to read the comments about the friendly and professional service of the team and most especially from Anna. When you are next planning a return visit, do not hesitate to contact me personally on gm.houstounhouse@macdonald-hotels.co.uk when I will be... More

WEST MIDLANDS
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We needed a hotel close to our family in Linlithgow, Houston House proved to be an ideal location. Whilst it is mainly a wedding venue the facilities are excellent , wonderful pool and spa. Quirky bar serving good, if a little overpriced, bar food. Bedrooms spacious and well appointed, welcome plate of fruit and a bottle of wine included. Staff... More

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and for the very positive comments following your recent visit. It was great to read you enjoyed the hotel facilities and that the team looked after you well. Very many thanks for choosing Macdonald Houstoun House Hotel and we look forward to welcoming you back sometime in the... More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for 2 nights, midweek, in June 2014 during a business trip. Whilst it was at the higher end of what we were looking to pay, it was worth every penny. This was mainly down to the food, which was perfect in every sense. A nice mix of fish and meat based dishes, cooked to a modern and tradtional scottish... More

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

Dear Andrew, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We do take great pride in our food offering and it is a pleasure to read you enjoyed your dinner and our award winning breakfast. I hope business will take you back in the area and it will be pleasure to welcoming you back to Macdonald... More

Livingston, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I had our wedding here on 30th May 2014 and we were not disappointed. Debbie (Wedding Co-ordinator) and Catherine (Events Manager) made sure everything was how we wanted it and to top if off we even had the ceremony outside (this was our first choice and they made the decision an hour before) which was just perfect.... More

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

Catherine, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and again many congratulations to you and Paul on your recent wedding. It was a pleasure looking after you and your guests. So glad the weather held well and that we were able to hold the ceremony outside. Rest assured your great comments about the team have... More

Dundee, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed two nights at Houston House and booked an executive room, which was huge and very comfortable. It was well appointed and the bathroom was spotlessly clean. I believe this was one of the more recently upgraded rooms, although I found it bizarre the bathroom door had no lock on it. The package included a bottle of red wine,... More

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review and that you had a most enjoyable visit to the hotel. I am sorry some other guest charged something to your room account but I am glad the team rectified this very quickly. We like to be transparent about our charges and want to give the option to... More

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Address: Edinburgh West, Uphall EH52 6JS, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > West Lothian > Uphall
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Macdonald Houstoun House 4*
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Macdonald Houstoun House Hotel Livingston
Macdonald Houstoun Hotel
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Houston House Hotel
Macdonald Houstoun House Uphall, Scotland

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Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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