Macdonald Houstoun House Hotel - Edinburgh

Uphall, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH52 6JS  show map
 4 stars
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Macdonald Houstoun House Hotel - Edinburgh

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

Parking

Paid on-site parking

Luggage storage
Late check-in/ -out
Food/ Drinks

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/ Tea in lobby

Cafe

Dining room

Lobby bar

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Steam bath

Reflex massage

Turkish bath

Solarium

Spa & wellness center

Overview

Located in the tourist district, Macdonald Houstoun House Hotel offers en-suite rooms as well as a leisure club, a tennis court and a library. Opened in 1652, the elegant hotel attracts visitors with its original architecture.

The property lies within 6.5 km from Jupiter Artland, Hopetoun House and St. Michael's Parish Church. A tower, a castle and a palace lie a short distance away.

Quick access to golf courses, bars and restaurants is provided.

Macdonald Houstoun House Hotel can be reached in 15 minutes by car from Turnhouse airport.

Rooms

Offering a view over the hills, 71 rooms feature traditional décor, a lounge area, TV, a personal safe, ironing facilities and IDD telephone along with en suite bathrooms. For more comfort a hairdryer, dressing gowns and a shower are provided.

Eat & Drink

Fresh meals of local cuisine are served in a refined setting of the 24-hour restaurant. Guests can unwind at the cozy Vaulted bar serving a wide range of malts and whiskies. Serving an array of dishes, Oatridge Hotel are just 850 meters away.

Services

The hotel offers an elevator, a safety deposit box and a storage room along with a catering service, a conference room and a photocopier to respond to the needs of all guests.

Relax

Guests will enjoy a treatment room, a spa center and a steam room provided on site. On-site amenities for fitness include an aerobics studio, a fitness center and a gym.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of rooms:   71.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid on-site parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Children are welcome
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • No pets allowed
  • Female traveler room/floor
  • Lobby
  • Vending machines
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Currency exchange
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Bicycle storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Golf course

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Lobby bar
  • Cafe
  • Catering service
  • Coffee/ Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Exhibition space
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/ Child services
  • Children's menu

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach chairs
  • Health club
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Turkish bath
  • Steam bath
  • Solarium
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Reflex massage

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Dining room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Sofa bed
  • Rollaway beds
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Media

  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 16 may stay at the price of GBP 15 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 2. 

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Hotel Address:

Uphall, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH52 6JS

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City Center
  • Edinburgh
    20.8 km
Airports
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    10.2 km
  • Dundee (DND)
    66.0 km
Train Stations
  • Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art
    18.5 km
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    20.7 km
  • Bus stop
    7.5 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of rooms:
    71

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Size: 20 m²
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    Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double bed or 1 Single bed
    Size: 21 m²
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        Bed type: Double bed
        Size: 21 m²
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            How to reach hotel

            hotel Macdonald Houstoun House Hotel - Edinburgh Edinburgh location
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            Hotel Address:

            Uphall, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH52 6JS

            Get directions
            City Center
            • Edinburgh
              20.8 km
            Airports
            • Turnhouse (EDI)
              10.2 km
            • Dundee (DND)
              66.0 km
            Train Stations
            • Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art
              18.5 km
            • Edinburgh Waverley station
              20.7 km
            • Bus stop
              7.5 km
            Hotel information
            • Check-in:
              from  2 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  11 am
            • Year renovated:
              2012
            • Number of rooms:
              71

            Hotel Awards

            UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedEdinburghMacdonald Houstoun House

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            What's nearby

            Places of interest

            • Uphall Station Bowling Club - 1.3 km

            Local attractions

            • Almond Valley Heritage Centre - 4.9 km
              Millfield, Livingston
            • Jupiter Artland - 6.5 km
              Edinburgh EH27 8BBScotland
            • St. Michael's Parish Church - 7.7 km
              Adjacent to Linlithgow Palace, Linlithgow
            • Go Ape - Beecraigs - 5.8 km
              The Park Centre, Linlithgow
            • Linlithgow Canal Centre - 7.5 km
              Manse Road Basin, Linlithgow
            Hotel information
            • Check-in:
              from  2 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  11 am
            • Year renovated:
              2012
            • Number of rooms:
              71

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            Macdonald Houstoun House Reviews

            Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Macdonald Houstoun House

            Average guest rating

            7.4out of 10
            Very good
            Based on 43 reviews

            Guest reviews

            • Group of friends
              8.2

              The history of the hotel and the landscaped grounds. The location was also convenient.

              Due to a wedding the prior night, my check-out bill was not available, and had to be mailed.

            • Older travelers
              7.0

              staff very friendly - as per usual

              bedroom could have done with a re-paint - there is a program ongoing

            • Single
              7.4

              the history, the setting the grounds staff decor, its exactly as i was expecting. the wifi in the room was a big plus for a business man

              tv reception i only had 4 channels?

            • Older travelers
              3.2

              The only positive thing to say about this hotel was that the grounds seemed nice and the old boys acting as night porters were very pleasant. The restaurant manager was helpful especially when sorting out our breakfast order, due to the waiter's English being so poor.

              The fact that the management are only concerned with "weddings"ordinary guests appear to be unwelcome. Decor and poor "energy saving" lighting makes the hotel seem even more shabby. At £160 per night room only one expects a great deal better!!! Duty Manager would not speak to us when we tried to complain. Reception was full of drunken wedding guests trying to book in/out with only one girl on duty.

            • Group of friends
              9.6

              We held my sons wedding ceremony in the beautiful grounds of the hotel, then we had drinks and canapes in the courtyard, followed by the wedding reception in the Stables section of the hotel.The hotel supplied a very good band for the ceiligh in the evening. It was a perfect day and I couldnt fault the hotel management. They were very pleasant, organised and very professional.The hotel master of ceremonies was very good. Food was excellent and the hotel rooms very comfortable. We asked for stovies to be served for the evening wedding guests, but it was more like a tasty lamb stew and not like Scottish stovies at all.Chef needs to learn how to make real stovies.

              Nothing I didnt like about the hotel, but they could have had more staff at the Stables bar to serve wedding guests. Some guests got tired of waiting to be served so they went to the local shop to buy alcohol. Drinks were very expensive at the hotel. £8 for a large glass of wine !!

            • Older travelers
              9.2

              The receptionst when we arrived wasn't very pleasant!

            • Group of friends
              9.2

              I was attending a wedding and everything was excellent. It was very well organised and the staff were very professional and friendly. The room was of great quality and I thoroughly enjoyed my stay.

            • Single
              9.2

              Booked.net did not get my name or address correct for the reservation

            • Older travelers
              5.8

              I did not like my stay there as we could not book for dinner, so we jad to eat out which I was very uhappy to do.

            • Group of friends
              7.4

              Good location for our visit, rooms were clean and tidy,

            • Older travelers
              7.8

              Picturesque location, snowdrops blooming in the surrounding woodland. Comfortable quiet room, excellent breakfast.

            • Single
              10.0

              I loved the location, so pretty and relaxing. The service and staff were excellent, food was great... etc etc.

              My room was a little chilly however the staff were very accomodating and gave me an extra heater.

            • Group of friends
              7.0

              the meals were wonderful.

              not enough time spent on my treatments as it was a "luxury spa day".

            • Older travelers
              10.0

              Appreciated the warm and friendly welcome of the staff; the comfort of the room and the facilities.

            • Couple
              9.6

              The restaurant, food, staff, surroundings and ambience is amazing. Just need a whirlpool to finish it all off!

              Lack of milk, coffee, mini bar, biscuits.

            How to reach hotel

            hotel Macdonald Houstoun House Hotel - Edinburgh Edinburgh location
            Show big map »

            Hotel Address:

            Uphall, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH52 6JS

            Get directions
            City Center
            • Edinburgh
              20.8 km
            Airports
            • Turnhouse (EDI)
              10.2 km
            • Dundee (DND)
              66.0 km
            Train Stations
            • Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art
              18.5 km
            • Edinburgh Waverley station
              20.7 km
            • Bus stop
              7.5 km
            Hotel information
            • Check-in:
              from  2 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  11 am
            • Year renovated:
              2012
            • Number of rooms:
              71

            Hotel Awards

            UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedEdinburghMacdonald Houstoun House

            According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
            Best Family Hotels in United Kingdom

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