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Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in North Berwick
Reviewed April 29, 2014

Went here for our anniversary in April, the hotel is in a great spot and the spa area is very good, the bedrooms are large and very comfortable but could do with a re-vamp, the only down side was the dinner my wife had to send her meal back which was a chicken dish but the chicken was very dry, but the staff were very good and did not charge fir her main course. I think the hotel is due to get a makeover so might go back after it has been done.

Room Tip: get a sea view
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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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OpsMgrMarine, Manager at Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2014

Dear Gordon M,

Thank you for your review on the Marine. Delighted to read you enjoyed your overall experience with us and had a lovely anniversary.

The Macdonald Marine is a great spot to celebrate and for larger parties we have a private dining room with coastal views.

I do hope you'll return and enjoy those sea views some more.

Warm Regards,


Kate-Brihony Dunnion

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Reviewed April 28, 2014

Enjoyed girlie catch up with Afternoon Tea and a glass of wine. Staff very attentive, good value for money. Lovely place to sit and watch the world go by. Lovely sea views. We overlooked the golf course.feel very relaxed. Would recommend.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Lizzydoll_12
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OpsMgrMarine, Manager at Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2014

Dear Lizzydoll_12,

Thank you for your post and sounds like you had a lovely time with us. Wine and cakes is a fantastic combination and with the added bonus of sea views.

I do hope you can visit soon for another afternoon tea, or why not dine in our 2 AA rosette restaurant...

Warm Regards,

Kate-Brihony Dunnion
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Reviewed April 28, 2014

Thank you once again for a wonderful stay. We love the location of this hotel, the seaview rooms are fabulous. We would like to say special thanks to William and his team for looking after us we had a lovely eveing meal in the John Paul Restaurant. Also Paul and his team of bar staff who made us lovely cocktails. We had another enjoyable stay with you and look forward to our next visit.

Room Tip: We love the seaview rooms.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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OpsMgrMarine, Manager at Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2014

Dear IzzyMac C,

Thank you for your comments on the Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa. Thank you for the personal comments to the staff, they very much enjoyed reading your positive experience in the restaurant and bar area.

We look forward to welcoming you back for some more cocktails in the near future!

Warm Regards

Kate-Brihony Dunnion
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Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

Thanks to the welcome we received and the staff, our trip was extra special. I'd love to know where to get your pillows, as I had the most relaxing sleep on them. Evening meal at John Paul's was good but breakfast is the highlight meal.

Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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OpsMgrMarine, Manager at Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2014

Dear annerory,

Thank you for your note and delighted you enjoyed your time with us at the Marine. I have messaged you with the pillow details. I hope you find this useful but in the mean time return to the Marine for another wonderful evening meal and relaxation!

Warm Regards,

Kate-Brihony Dunnion
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Reviewed April 22, 2014

Booked and overnight at the Marine Hotel and Spa in North Berwick for my husbands birthday. I booked it through the hotel's web site which gave me ten pounds credit to spend at the Hotel during our visit. The break was for dinner bed and breakfast on a special deal for Spring deal, paying for it in advance. The dinner and the breakfast was excellent and the room was nice but a bit on the small side although it had all the usual extras that you come to expect from a hotel of this standard. The room had the requested sea view which pleased my husband. The views from the public rooms were beautiful as was the weather we had when there. I would definitely go back but book a slightly bigger room.

Room Tip: Ask the size of room at time of booking, as it may be worth paying a little extra for a bigger room.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank lady70
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OpsMgrMarine, Manager at Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2014

Dear lady70,

Delighted to read your comments on the Macdonald Marine and that your husband enjoyed his birthday treat. Our views are wonderful from room and lounge area. My team are always delighted to assist with requests so next time you book, please call the hotel directly to assist with your requirements.

Warm Regards,

Kate-Brihony Dunnion
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Reviewed April 22, 2014

Stayed here for 2 nights and was very impressed. Not sure fi wewere upgraded but we got a huge room with a four-poster at very reasonable rate. We'd had dinner there before so knew the food would be very good but it surpassed our already high expectations: well sourced ingredients confidently cooked and amazing consistency; way above the level you'd expect at a hotel chain). Superb breakfast as well with loads of fresh fruit, decent bread etc and again, everythihg really well-sourced. A treat.
The spa facilites were excellent, with a pool long enough to do lengths in and an excellent range of saunas and spa pools. Thye were'nt busy when we were there even though it weas the Easter weekend.
We were lucky enough to get good weather but it's the sort of place you'd be happy to while away the hours on rainy days. North Berwick is an interesting town with a good range of independent shops, a pretty harbour and beach and a strong architectural heritage..

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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OpsMgrMarine, Manager at Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2014

Dear Nickoffforabreak,

Thank you for your thorough post on the Marine and North Berwick. Pleased to read you enjoyed your Easter weekend with us and gained some fortunate weather!

We have some lovely grounds that lead onto the golf course, down to the beach and only a 10 minute stroll to the town, plenty to do at the Marine and in the local area.

We look forward to welcoming you back for another relaxing visit.

Warm Regards,

Kate-Brihony Dunnion
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Reviewed April 21, 2014

I booked the Marine Hotel for us on the weekend of my Husband's 50th birthday. I was taking him to Barcelona 2 weeks later but we fancied getting away that weekend & we'd stayed here before. I booked a sea view room & mentioned on the booking that it was Hubby's birthday. It was lovely of the hotel to leave a hand written card for him in our room.

The views were stunning, made even better by great weather. It was the relaxing 3 days we were looking for. The staff were as always lovely & attentive.

There were 3 things we were a bit disappointed in:
1. the heat in the bedroom was stifling, even though we turned off the radiators there were still several pipes running along the wall that were roasting hot. We had to leave the windows open at night to be comfortable.
2. we felt the breakfast was overpriced for what you got. The full cooked breakfast wasn't a great portion but couldn't fault the service.
3. the bar prices are still inflated as others have commented on.

I'm sure we will be back at the Marine as we love the spa & North Berwick but will probably look for a deal in the future.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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OpsMgrMarine, Manager at Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2014

Dear Pamalama,

Thank you for your feedback on the Marine. Great to read you enjoyed your pre-celebration for your husband’s 50th birthday and the team looked after you both.

I note your comments on the points listed and thank you for taking the time to note these for improvements in the future.

We look forward to welcoming you back but in the mean time enjoy Barcelona!

Warm Regards,

Kate-Brihony Dunnion
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Additional Information about Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa

Address: 18 Cromwell Road | Edinburgh, North Berwick EH39 4LZ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > East Lothian > North Berwick
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in North Berwick
Price Range: $137 - $335 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 83
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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