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Macdonald Houstoun House

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Situated in a secluded spot near Livingston just west of Edinburgh, and set in 22 acres of beautiful woodlands, Macdonald Houstoun House is the perfect country hotel and retreat. Once visited by Mary Queen of Scots, the historic building has the classic grace of a 16th century Tower House. Inside, 70 rooms blend luxury and character, with a unique feature bedroom in the Tower For food-lovers, the Jeremy Wares at Houstoun House restaurant has two AA Rosettes for excellent local ingredients, expertly cooked in season. In the cellar, the cosy Vaulted Bar is the perfect spot for a drink or afternoon tea. Our Leisure Club and Spa have ample scope for working off the calories and a host of rejuvenating treatments.
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Property amenities
Pool
Room service
Restaurant
Free parking
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Banquet Room
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Indoor pool
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Sauna
Tennis Court
Wheelchair access
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Non-smoking rooms
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Stayed here for 1 night Dinner bed and breakfast, lovely room number 41, meal was nice as was breakfast, staff in bar were also very friendly. We’ll definitely be back. Lovely grounds and a golf course around the grounds.
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Response from Marcello V, General Manager at Macdonald Houstoun House
Responded 2 days ago
Dear GeordieGrierson, thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted that you have had such a wonderful stay and look forward to welcoming you back. Best wishes Marcello
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We called in for afternoon tea which was quite nice. Usual selection of finger sandwiches, scones etc. We had it in the bar area which is set in an old store room, right next to the open fire so it was really cozy on the cold day that it was. The staff were all helpful and
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Response from Marcello V, General Manager at Macdonald Houstoun House
Responded 2 days ago
Hello 0-Norrie-0, thank you for your review. Delighted that you enjoyed your Afternoon Tea when you popped in. Many of our returning guests share your appreciation of the bar space. It was the original kitchen in the Scottish Mansion house and with its Open Fire and Vaulted Ceiling it is a lovely area to relax in. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Best wishes Marcello
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Visited for lunch with old friend, there was no one behind the bar when we arrived but there was a member of staff floating around, I called him over as he passed our table to ask if it was table service or if we could order at the bar and he said it was mixture of both.i asked
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Response from Marcello V, General Manager at Macdonald Houstoun House
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Machuckles, thank you for your review. I am sorry that you did not enjoy your recent visit and would like to sincerely apologise to you. Please be assured that you comments have been shared with the team and will be used positively as we are committed to continually improving our consistency. Best wishes Marcello
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Was lucky enough to stay in the honeymoon suite and it was amazing. Heated floor in the bathroom and the bedroom area was decorated well. The pool area was clean with a sauna. Food was very nice although not big portions on the set 3 course meal which was available on the dinner
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Response from Marcello V, General Manager at Macdonald Houstoun House
Responded 2 days ago
DearBri69uk, Thank you for your feedback, we were delighted to read that you had such an amazing stay and your very kind comments have been shared with all of the team. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. Very best wishes Marcello
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Very disappointed with my afternoon tea at the Houston House Hotel. It was so uninteresting. The sandwiches were basic, tuna, egg,ham?? 4 small scones, 2 plain, 2 fruit (when I say fruit there was a couple of raisins on the outside of it) no butter offered just a jam puree and
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Response from Marcello V, General Manager at Macdonald Houstoun House
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Travellingjo28, Thank you for your comments. I am sorry that you did not fully enjoy your experience and we will use your feedback positively going forward. We do serve clotted cream and jam with our Afternoon Tea based on feedback from our guests and butter is always available if preferred. The selection of cakes is reviewed frequently in order to provide our many regular guests with variety and current trends. We will most certainly consider your comments regarding this. Very best wishes Marcello
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Two nice easy chairs to sit and relax in if you dont want to sit on the chair or need to use laptop for business
Adequate toilet tissue
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How much is afternoon tea
£18.95 PP I think you need to phone to book, doesn't look like you can book online. They occasionally have promo two for one deals on Itison, 5pm etc. but nothing at the moment that I could see.
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Not really any good pubs in broxburn all abit rough . The beefeater at livingston services area in broxburn but it's not walking
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Does this hotel have free wi fi.
Yes
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"Honeymoon suite"
"The tower rooms are beautiful"
"Got a better deal by phoning direct - better than anything online I could find"
"Make sure you get one where the shower works!"
"I suspect all the rooms are a good size"
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PRICE RANGE
$94 - $233 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
macdonald houstoun house hotel livingstonmacdonald houstoun hotelmacdonald houstoun livingstonhouston house hotel
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandUphall
NUMBER OF ROOMS
70
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