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BEST WESTERN Glasgow Livingston Hilcroft Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Whitburn
Certificate of Excellence
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2011

I just got married in the Hilcroft hotel in whitburn on the 1st of October 2011 and had the best day ever. Margaret and Scott where outstanding to make my wedding day so special. Everything went great without any hic ups I would recommend a visit here to anyone you should all be proud and give yourself a massive pat on the back thanks again.

  • Stayed October 2011
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Rugby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2011

On a business trip to Edinburgh during late August and the Fringe is on means hotel prices in the city go crazy. This led to me seeking alternatives and this is how I came to be at the Hilcroft Hotel (a £40 taxi ride from the airport). This proved to be a pain as the taxi fares started to build up over - this is a good base if you have your own car, but I wouldn't recommend it if you don't.

The initial impression is not good. Whitburn has a reputation for being run down and maybe a little rough and the surrounding area is a large council estate. In fairness this does not impact on the hotel itself but makes for a poor first impression.

Inside, the hotel is in need of modernising and the corridors were in the process of being redecorated during my visit so this could be the start of this. The rooms are quite dated and I felt that for £75 a night it was no better than a Premier Inn type location. It was comfy but the room I was in (27) was directly next to an extactor fan than was on from 6pm through to 9pm. This would not be a problem if you were planning on being out during this timeframe, but it was impossible to work in the room even though I had the free WIFI available.

As a family run location, they have clearly invested in the restaurant side of the hotel as this was excellent. The food was of a high standard, good quality and good value for money. This standard also extended to the breakfast. I found the staff to be friendly and helpful throughout and clearly care about wanting to make the restaurant an enjoyable place to be. It was busy each night with a good mix of residents and local diners.

It was also great to see that chivalry is still alive - Ladies Only parking by the front door!

Room Tip: Room 27 has a loud extractor fan next to it from 6pm-9pm
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
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hilditch, Owner at BEST WESTERN Glasgow Livingston Hilcroft Hotel, responded to this review, October 23, 2011
Thank you for all your comments. This allows us to continue what we are doing well and hopefully improve what is not so good!

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Workington, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2011

We stayed 2 nights, check in prompt, Room very nice & clean we had a double room. Hotel was fully booked due to family wedding, breakfast on both days was sparse 1 sausage/bacon instead of 2 both days, restaurant/bar manageress could be more approachable maybe the pressure was a bit much, some of the other waiting on staff could do with stepping up another gear. As a venue for a wedding fantastic staff attending function fortunately the weather was very good so the bride & groom got married outside. Bars fine little expensive but that's hotels for you.

  • Stayed July 2011
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Newton Le Willows, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2011

Stayed for four nights whilst working locally along with a couple of colleagues. On the plus side the food in the restaurant was pretty good and, if you got the right staff, the service was freindly and prompt too. However, this was outweighed by poor service on other nights and also at breakfast - had to laugh when both my porridge and poached haddock came out of the kitchen at the same time!

On the final morning I was almost berated for sitting at the wrong table - it hadn't been set for breakast apparently, and the porridge was salty too!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
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Whitburn, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2011

Family wedding. Stayed for 1 night. For where the hotel is situated (villages), expensive for what they offered. Could have stayed in Edinburgh for the same price of a room. Bar drinks very expensive.

This hotel is not for the locals to have their wedding at. Pricey, and over-rated.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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4 Thank CityLiving16
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pmw88
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2010

i had my wedding reception here in aug it was fantastic, it was one of the biggest weddings they have held no complants staff were amazing especialy margret and scott, rooms were great food was great as was breakfast could not say a bad word .

  • Stayed August 2009
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Cumnock
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2009

We stayed here to attend a wedding in Whitburn

Positives - the room has a comforatble king size bed, and the hotel is very clean

Negatives - toiletries are basic, the room was a bit cold, the price is a bit high for the location (but then they have no competition). After the wedding, we returned to the hotel and wanted a drink in the bar. They served us one drink, then asked us to move into a side room. This room was really cold. The waiter served us, then disappeared. We had to wait ages for anyone to come back - and then it was pricey! They made it pretty obvious that we were a total inconvenience - there was a comment about someone having to stay up to serve us.

The worst however, was the breakfast. Breakfast was 8 till 10. We went down about 9.40 - and got our breakfast just before 10.30!!! I have never waited so long for breakfast anywhere I have ever stayed. When it came, I asked for a fresh pot of tea as ours had gone cold, but it never came.
We waited so long, we were late checking out (checkout is 11) but at least they didn't complain.

To be fair, I had messed up on the booking. I booked for 1 person instead of 2 (Best Western website is not the best.) They added £20 onto the bill, which was reasonable I suppose, but no way was that breakfast worth it!

I wouldn't recommend it, nor would I stay there again.

I messed up on the booking. I booked for one person instead of 2 (Best Wester's website is not the best) and they were OK about it

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: BEST WESTERN Glasgow Livingston Hilcroft Hotel
Address: East Main Street, Whitburn EH47 OJU, Scotland (Formerly BEST WESTERN Hilcroft Hotel)
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > West Lothian > Whitburn
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Whitburn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Glasgow Livingston Hilcroft Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Best Western Hilcroft Hotel centrally located between Edinburgh and Glasgow and easy access to the M8 motorway. The Hilcroft Hotel is ideally situated for the first time visitor to the area through the regular visitors needing easy access to the road/rail networks. As well as being centrally located for Edinburgh and Glasgow, we are less than 10 miles to Grangemouth, Falkirk, Newbridge, Bathgate and Livingston, making us the best located hotel in the area! Whether you're visiting for business or to make use of the excellent shopping facilities in Livingston, The Hilcroft Hotel has everything you need to make your visit a welcome and relaxing trip. 32 en-suite bedrooms, FREE Wi-fi throughout the hotel, Satellite TV, 2 Honeymoon suites (one with jacuzzi bath). Relaxing One O Eight Bar and Restaurant: Modern style restaurant with a great selection of dishes, FREE on-site parking, 3 air conditioned conference suites, Excellent conference facilities including LCD projector, Secretarial services, TV, etc. The hotel is no smoking throughout its hotel and bar/restaurant. A dedicated heated area has been allocated outside of the hotel. ... more   less 
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