Macdonald Houstoun House ★★★★

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Rate and special offer based on
Check-in: Feb 17, 2016 Check-out: Feb 20, 2016
3.8 /5
Overall score
Would recommend
Hotel staff:
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Room types

Show Prices Classic Double - Courtyard View
  • Size: 225 sqft
  • Occupancy: 2
Show Prices Executive Double - Courtyard View
  • Size: 225 sqft
  • Occupancy: 2
Show Prices Family Executive
  • Occupancy: 4
Show Prices Deluxe Double
  • Size: 215 sqft
  • Occupancy: 2
Show Prices Classic Twin
  • Size: 225 sqft
  • Occupancy: 2
Show Prices Family Double
  • Size: 215 sqft
  • Occupancy: 3
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  • Occupancy: 2


Built in the 1600s and host to Mary Queen of Scots, Macdonald Houstoun House is an Edinburgh hotel steeped in Scottish history. Nestled in acres of private grounds, this peaceful hotel is located within easy driving distance of Glasgow, Edinburgh and two international airports. With several conferencing suites and fully equipped meeting rooms, business guests are well catered for, while our elegant function suites are the perfect venues for wedding receptions. Spend a relaxing weekend in the countryside and enjoy our extensive leisure facilities, award-winning cuisine and luxurious accommodation.


Jeremy Wares
Jeremy Wares is pleased to bring his new restaurant to Macdonald Houstoun House and we hope you enjoy the experience. Macdonald Hotels are always looking to enhance your experience at their hotels and by joining forces with top Scottish chef and restauranteur Jeremy Wares we now bring you the best in fine Scottish dining.
The Vaulted Bar
Located in the historic cellars of Macdonald Houstoun House, you'll get a warm welcome in our Vaulted Bar. Meet with friends and sip a refreshing drink from the bar or read the paper over afternoon tea.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Luxury accommodation, innovative food and drink and unique meeting facilities make this secluded country hotel ideal for a wide range of corporate events. With a large private garden and access to 20 acres of mature woodlands, Macdonald Houstoun House is particularly well-equipped for teambuilding events. We also offer a full business support and courier service for all your business needs. Wireless internet access is available throughout the hotel and broadband connections operate in our meeting rooms. A dedicated events co-ordinator will greet you on arrival and take care of your requirements throughout the day.

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  • Free Wi-Fi in Room
  • Free parking
  • Pool


  • Pet friendly


  • Pool
  • Fitness Center
  • Spa


  • Restaurant
  • Room service


  • Conference facilities


  • Free Wi-Fi in Room


  • Free parking


3.8 /5 Overall score

100% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 3.6/5
  • Cleanliness: 4.2/5
  • Hotel staff: 3.6/5
  • Comfort: 4.2/5
  • Location: 3.6/5
  • Value: 4/5

Great weekend retreat

Would recommend Sun, Aug 16, 2009
The hotel is set in an immense and beautiful park some 15 miles outside Edinburgh. It is the ideal place to spend a relaxing weekend.

| Switzerland Family

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Remote, for both better and worse

Would recommend Tue, Aug 11, 2009
A lovely and peaceful setting; nice accommodations, fitness facilities and pool, and gardens. However, a bit far from Edinburgh's City Centre. There is a train leaving almost every half-hour from a nearby station (5-min. drive), but we found they run less frequently later into the evening back from Edinburgh, and then one whole weekend that train line was out of service. Pleasant hotel was less restful on the morning the fire alarm went off at about 6:30. Hotel's restaurant had charming rooms, but service was not great, and the duck entree was so tough it was impossible to cut (let alone chew).

| Bethesda, MD Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 2 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

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Nearby points of interest

Newbridge 4.4 mi
Bonnington 4.4 mi
Lochend 4.6 mi
Linlithgow Palace 4.9 mi
Kirkliston 4.9 mi
Ratho Station 5.2 mi
Ratho 5.4 mi
Ingliston 5.9 mi
Dalmahoy 6.1 mi
Eastfield 6.2 mi
Queensferry 6.4 mi
Dalmeny 6.9 mi
Gogar 7.2 mi
Turnhouse 7.3 mi
Deep Sea World 7.5 mi
Balerno 7.6 mi
Hermiston 7.6 mi
Cammo 7.7 mi
Edinburgh Park 7.9 mi
Riccarton 7.9 mi
West Craigs 8 mi
Maybury 8 mi
Curriehill 8.1 mi
Gogarloch 8.3 mi
Currie 8.4 mi
Bughtlin 8.4 mi
East Craigs 8.5 mi
Braepark 8.5 mi
South Gyle 8.6 mi
Barnton 8.6 mi
Bankhead 8.7 mi
Wester Broom 8.7 mi
Drumbrae 9 mi
Sighthill 9 mi
Baberton 9 mi
Juniper Green 9 mi
Parkgrove 9 mi
Corstorphine 9.1 mi
Cramond 9.1 mi
Wester Hailes 9.1 mi
Broomhouse 9.2 mi
Clermiston 9.2 mi
Edinburgh Zoo 9.7 mi
Torphin 9.7 mi
Longstone 9.9 mi

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

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Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Feb 17, 2016 Check-out: Feb 20, 2016