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Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Cromwell Rd | Edinburgh, North Berwick EH39 4LZ, Scotland
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Ranked #2 of 5 hotels in North Berwick
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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127 reviews 127 reviews
21 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There’s more than enough material here for an entire conference on how not to run an hotel! Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear! Check-in was meant to be at 14:00. Arrived at 14:40 and room not ready. Waited until about 16:00. No explanation given. Wanted to have pre-dinner drinks in the bar. After the first service we were not approached... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Needs to be 'refreshed' as it's a bit beaten up. Service was OK, they try really hard. Our room had a terrific view of the golf course and Firth, but the wi-fi went down and they couldn't get it up for at least 14 hours. We left and it still wasn't up. North Berwick a nice town with several reasonable... More

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice older hotel that has been somewhat updated. Rooms are a bit small with all the luggage and golf clubs having to sit around the bed. Bathroom is too small....would hit my left shoulder on the sink when sitting on toilet. Nice view of golf course out the window. Staff was very friendly. If you're thinking about using the spa,... More

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MacdonaldRegionalGM, General Manager at Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear dwilliams Thank you for your positive review. Great point for other guests, our spa gets very busy so we highly recommend you book early. I am sorry you might have got one of our smaller rooms, as an old brisling we have a great variety of rooms and room sizes, we try to allocate the larger rooms to those... More

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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Enjoyed staying for bed and breakfast at the Marine Hotel recently. The staff were polite and helpful at all times. Our room was lovely with great views over the golf course to the Firth of Forth. Breakfast was good : exactly what you would expect from a 4 star hotel. There is, in my opinion, some room for improvement .... More

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MacdonaldRegionalGM, Manager at Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Ross Thank you so much for your very positive review, we are fortunate to have a perfect location with stunning views and great walks, golf and local attractions. I am delighted you recognised our number one asset our team who we work very hard with to meet all our guests needs and expectations and we are pleased on this... More

Columbia, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Marine Hotel is next Door to Royal Troon. Very nice old hotel. Spacious rooms. Was part of a group of 12 and hotel was our hOme for four nights. Breakfasts were great! People at hotel were very helpful and accommodating. Would stay there again!

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MacdonaldRegionalGM, General Manager at Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Charley516 Thank you for your very positive review of the Marine Hotel, Troon a property very close to my heart as I managed in back in 2000. Maybe on your next trip to Scotland you can try the East Coast and stay at The Marine Hotel, North Berwick with stunning views across the West Links and the Bass Rock.... More

Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spent a weekend here B&B as guests at a wedding. Our room was very spacious and nicely decorated. The location is stunning, right on the golf links overlooking the Firth of Forth. The Spa facilities, pool and gym are a real bonus. Very nice breakfast. The wedding day was very well organised and catered, a lovely occasion for all... More

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MacdonaldRegionalGM, General Manager at Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear H F Thank you so much for your very positive review of the hotel, we are all delighted you enjoyed the wedding and also took advantage of all our facilities and enjoyed the stunning views. We are very proud of our breakfast so delighted you enjoyed it. Our housekeeper was delighted that the rooms and cleanliness scored 5 star.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Big chain hotel so a bit pricey but thought it would be worth it. Room quite large but let down by the furnishings etc. The service was pretty poor too. Drinks and food were also a little overpriced. Think we would look to go elsewhere on our next trip.

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MacdonaldRegionalGM, General Manager at Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Kev Thank you for your review, I am sorry we did not meet your expectations on this occasion. We review our prices constantly and price to the local market place and competitors and found we normally offer great value for money for the stunning views, spa and leisure facilities and quality of food. I hope you might give us... More

Cumbernauld, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent 2night break on B&B basis. Excellent breakfast- freshly cooked. Staff attentive and efficient. Menus did not tempt us in the evening as there was a less than exciting choice on both bar menu and restaurant menu. Furnishings and decor in hotel are extremely well finished. Standard double room had a bed which was comfortable although seemed on narrow side.... More

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MacdonaldRegionalGM, General Manager at Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Allan Thank you for your very positive review, I think you summed up the positive things of the hotel very well, stunning location and views, excellent leisure and spa facilities and a team who create a relaxing environment. We take on board your comments about the menu and we hope to keep growing the choice and variety in coming... More

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7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch in the bar. Service was slow as there was a wedding on but we weren't in a hurry so it didn't matter. We each had a burger and nine chips (arranged like Jenga) which were delicious, beautifully presented and obviously made with care. £35 for two burgers and two coffees and not even gold plated... We thoroughly... More

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MacdonaldRegionalGM, General Manager at Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Dr Dorian Thank you for your very positive review of the quality of the food in the lounge, we are delighted you enjoyed your day relaxing in our lounge with the stunning views over the west links, fidra and the bass rock. I do hope you return in the future as although you mention you thought a little pricey... More

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We usually go to St Andrews at this time of year and wanted to try somewhere new because we were meeting friends who love locally. North Berwick is a goregous town and the hotel was clearly the place to be in days gone by, but although the views and location were lovely, we found the accommodation and level of service... More

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MacdonaldRegionalGM, General Manager at Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Lynn I am sorry you were not entirely satisfied with your visit, Fiona is our new spa manager and is reviewing all the service standards in the spa and I am sure if you returned you will see some more positive changes that we have already seen in her first 2 weeks. Thank you for highlighting the quality of... More

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Address: Cromwell Rd | Edinburgh, North Berwick EH39 4LZ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > East Lothian > North Berwick
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa 4*
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Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa boasts everything you could need for a short break on the Scottish coast. Our luxurious spa offers rejuvenating Elemis treatments performed by highly trained therapists. Experience award-winning dining in our restaurant or relax in our lounge while taking in the view over the Firth of Forth. Your guaranteed a great night sleep in our stylish bedrooms, exactly what you need after a day on one of the many surrounding world-class golf courses. ... more   less 
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