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 rooms

Parking

Paid parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

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

Reflex massage

Steam room

Turkish bath

Solarium

Spa & wellness center

Overview

Located in the tourist district, Macdonald Houstoun House Hotel offers en-suite rooms as well as an outdoor swimming pool, an indoor swimming pool and a tennis court. 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

Macdonald Houstoun House Hotel offers 71 rooms fitted with coffee/tea makers, a lounge area, a safe, ironing facilities and a DVD player for a comfortable stay in Edinburgh. The rooms command a wonderful view over the hills. The rooms have traditional decor.

Eat & Drink

Guests can unwind in the 24-hour restaurant, which serves fresh local cuisine. At the cozy informal bar guests will enjoy a selection of malts and whiskies. Serving a wide assortment of dishes, Oatridge Hotel are about 850 meters from the property.

Services

Cars are available for rent on site.

Relax

Guests can benefit from a sauna, a health club and a spa lounge together with reflex massage, Turkish bath and beauty therapy. Macdonald Houstoun House Hotel offers a fitness center, aerobics classes and a gym for guests to keep fit.

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

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

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Sports trainer

Services

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

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Exhibition space
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Children's menu

Leisure facilities

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

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Bathrobe
  • Room toiletries

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. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Uphall, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH52 6JS

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City Center
  • Edinburgh
    12.9 mi
Airports
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    6.3 mi
  • Dundee (DND)
    41.0 mi
Train Stations
  • Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art
    11.5 mi
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    12.9 mi
  • Bus stop
    4.7 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of rooms:
    71

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Executive Family Room
Bed type: Double bed
Size: 220 sq. feet
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    Classic Twin Room
    Bed type: Double bed or 2 Single beds or Double bed or Twin beds
    Size: 230 sq. feet
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    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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      Bed type: Double bed
      Size: 220 sq. feet
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        Bed type: Double bed or King-size bed or Double bed or Twin beds
        Size: 230 sq. feet
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          Bed type: King-size bed
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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
              12.9 mi
            Airports
            • Turnhouse (EDI)
              6.3 mi
            • Dundee (DND)
              41.0 mi
            Train Stations
            • Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art
              11.5 mi
            • Edinburgh Waverley station
              12.9 mi
            • Bus stop
              4.7 mi
            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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            What's nearby

            Places of interest

            • Uphall Station Bowling Club - 4300 ft

            Local attractions

            • Almond Valley Heritage Centre - 3.1 mi
              Millfield, Livingston
            • Jupiter Artland - 4.0 mi
              Edinburgh EH27 8BBScotland
            • St. Michael's Parish Church - 4.8 mi
              Adjacent to Linlithgow Palace, Linlithgow
            • Go Ape - Beecraigs - 3.6 mi
              The Park Centre, Linlithgow
            • Linlithgow Canal Centre - 4.6 mi
              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
              12.9 mi
            Airports
            • Turnhouse (EDI)
              6.3 mi
            • Dundee (DND)
              41.0 mi
            Train Stations
            • Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art
              11.5 mi
            • Edinburgh Waverley station
              12.9 mi
            • Bus stop
              4.7 mi
            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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