The hotel was nice and staff were friendly, however, we had a function there recently and were told the rule on miminum takings for the bar would not be enforced, until we went for our deposit to be returned, suddenly it was.
The function bar was dearer than the main bar and only had Tennants on draught! the person behind the bar then told guests to go to the other bar for any other drink (which does not contribute to your minimum spend of £800.00 for function)
We had to pay for the room (+ deposit) and higher bar prices, should have gone elsewhere where the room was free, then I wouldn't have minded the higher bar costs.
We also had to make sure the room was left clean, and spent most of the night clearing glasses/bottles etc from the tables when we were meant to be enjoying ourselves.
Friends who attended were shocked at the prices, £1.60 for soft drinks £1 for the smallest bottle of Fruit Shoot (available for approx £2 for six at your local supermarket!)
I nor my friends will be back and our Christmas get together will now be somewhere else!
Best yet, our kids were told to keep the noise down for the residents, despite the disco blasting so loud you could hardly hear each other.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The picturesque charm of Bankton House Hotel is not easy to define. Set within its own grounds, linking directly to the foot paths and cycle routes of Murieston waters, the country settings can be easily enjoyed by its guests and visitors.The stately Georgian architecture imbues a feeling of elegance and style while the grounds that surround the hotel insulate it from the day to day, fostering a peaceful ambiance; especially benefiting those city commuters seeking B&B in relaxed accommodation with en-suite rooms that draw in the peace and tranquility of its settings through their Georgian windows adding too each, in their uniqueness, of luxury and comfort. With the cities of Edinburgh & Glasgow a 20 minute train ride away, makes this ideal lodgings, after a day in the hustle and bustle of the city, with the Livingston South railway link only a short 2 minute walk from the grounds. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bankton House Hotel Livingston, Scotland