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Cairn Hotel
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Bathgate
Reviewed October 13, 2006

lovely hotel, lovely people. nice clean rooms, breakfast was excellent. dinner was excellent. would recommend anybody to stay here.

  • Stayed: October 2006, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 3, 2005

Fantastic little hotel near Edinburgh. Probably best suited to people with a car as its a fair distance from Edinburgh (about a £30 taxi ride).

The rooms were clean and a good size, nice clean bathroom as well.

Yes we did notice the frayed edges on the staircase but hey, for £20 a night I can live with that! :)

Breakfast in the morning was your standard fat boys feast, blackpudding, sausages, beacon, mushrooms etc. However rather oddly hash browns were missing?

The staff were also very helpful.

Over all for what we got the hotel was fantastic value for money. We would stay again but dont expect 5 star appointments.

  • Stayed: November 2005
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3  Thank mailmannz
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Reviewed November 17, 2005

A business colleague booked this and before staying I saw the other review here. I was not looking forward to it! So I deliberately paid attention to what was on offer.

This is a business hotel, with added coach parties staying over-night. It looks pretty soul-less from the outside, but the staff were welcoming and efficient.

State of hotel decor: good; my room / bathroom was clean and no-smoking had been observed. Public areas were fine too. The only real "wear and tear" was to the edges of the carpet on the staircase to the first floor bedrooms. Kettle, TV, telephone and shower all worked - not always the case in UK hotels. In-room coffee, tea, chocolate, UHT milk and complimentary biscuits were provided, replaced when used and "in-date". The twin bedded room was bigger than many UK rooms. As in many business hotels, the only form of heating was electric convector heater. If its not June, July or August, you will want to close the window and turn on the heating when you arrive! [That's Scotland for you].

Restaurant / Bar Menu is limited and of reasonable pub food quality. Breakfast was ok - buffet style continental and full 'Scottish'. Cooked breakfast was all laid out in terrines. The only eggs were fried (in the Scottish tradition with plenty of fat around!) It may have been possible to order other eggs/food; I didn't ask.

Bar was lively to 1.00am and bar staff were also friendly and responsive. A problem with smoke in certain areas.

Location: easy to get to and to and from the motorway but nearer industrial / office areas than any attractive tourist stuff. No restaurants or pubs in immediate surroundings.

Value: We paid £49 a night including cooked breakfast. This is good value compared to some of the chain hotels / motels. A perfectly adequate business hotel for one or two nights; I have stayed in a lot worse for more money.

  • Stayed: October 2005, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 2, 2005

We had asked for a double but got twin beds - strange, as the hotel was not particularly full. We pushed the two singles together. Bad idea. The carpet underneath was absolutely filthy. We had to remake the beds, as the bottom sheet was only half on the bed with acres of sheet tucked under the end and nothing halfway up. There was no heating on in the room and we had to prise open the storage heater control panel to try to get to the controls. Decor tired; carpets worn on stairs; mould on shower curtain and sealant; very creaky floorboards everywhere. The noisy floorboards meant that, along with the heavy banging doors and difficult-to-open locks, any early risers couldn't help but wake up everybody else.

On the positive side, the staff were very pleasant, but not enough to make us ever stay there again!

8  Thank NicolaWN
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Reviewed July 28, 2017
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  • Stayed: July 2017, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: July 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 8, 2017
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  • Stayed: May 2017, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Cairn Hotel

Address: Blackburn Road, Bathgate EH48 2EL, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > West Lothian > Bathgate
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Bathgate
Price Range: $89 - $131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cairn Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 61
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Cairn Hotel is centrally located between Glasgow and Edinburgh just off the M8. There is now a new Railway Station in Bathgate with direct links to Edinburgh and Glasgow. The 61 en suite bedrooms have all been tastefully decorated to a 3 star standard and combine traditional comfort with up to date facilities to make your stay a pleasurable and productive one. The hotel also offers free parking and houses a lounge, bar and restaurant where the friendly atmosphere makes for a relaxed and casual dining experience. As soon as you arrive at the Cairn Hotel the staff will strive to meet your every feasible wants and needs with a friendly and courteous approach ... more   less 
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