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Macdonald Houstoun House

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

My partner and I came for 3 nights for the Hogmany Ball. A brilliant time was had by all. The food was superb and the dancing was energetic. The staff were wonderful and couldn't do enough for you. We stayed in the old bit of the hotel and we had a fantastic room with double aspect views. We'll see you next year.

We stayed one night as part of a Secret Escapes bed and breakfast deal. On arriving our first impressions were good - the building was imposing and in beautiful grounds. Check in was straightforward but while we did not expect a "deal" room to be in the main building it was quite a treck in the rain to our allocated room. The room was however spacious, clean and well equipped and the bed so comfortable it was a struggle getting up and leaving it to head to breakfast the following morning! It was due to breakfast that the hotel gets an average rating and I note with interest a previous review (a month ago) citing pretty much the same grievances. The staff were all pleasant enough but we had to repeatedly ask for basic items - milk to accompany the tea and coffee and butter to go with the toast. By the time these arrived the tea and toast were cold! Most disappointing of all was my request for my favourite Scottish breakfast of haddock with a poached egg. After a 20 minute wait this arrived. While the egg was poached to perfection the fish was bland and watery and had obviously been frozen. - far from fresh or delicious! Not sure, even with another Secret Escapes deal, that we will hast ye back.

Livingston lacks good hotels for its size and this is without a doubt the best. Good rooms and a great location. Beautifully grounds too The food is good and staff are pleasantly informal while attentive. It's the only place to stay if in this neck of the woods. Your other alternative being the rather "meh" mercure.

Spent the evening here with work colleagues for our Christmas party. The food was OK and the service was good however the prices at the bar were eye-watering. £3 for a coke!! Not sure I'll hurry back.

Stayed here the night before my wedding with my daughter and bridesmaids. Rooms were very dated and old fashioned. Need some TLC. Overpriced for what you get. Carpets stained etc. I asked for me and my bridesmaids to be in rooms next to each other for the morning of wedding getting ready in both rooms but didn’t get this. Instead we have to run up and down a corridor half ready.

I am going on Friday night to this masquerade ball and already I am not looking forward to it. We were given one choice for the Christmas dinner- only until we asked about a Veggie option. A few felt a bit better about the choices on that only to be told we CANNOT mix and match the 2 options? I MEAN COME ON! If we pre order they would have exact numbers of what they needed for that night. I don't see what is so hard!!! Farce already and going by a lot of reviews I have read on here the service is going to be something to look forward to!!! NOT!

Our fifth stay at this beautiful location and frankly we wouldn't want to stay anywhere else. From the moment we arrived the service was excellent, the staff friendly and, without exception, every staff member acknowledged us as we wandered around. Check in was effortless and service was extremely good. The card for our anniversary was much appreciated. Spa facilities again were really good, Steam room and sauna both good Breakfast was the usual high standard (disappointed that no figs on the menu now). The breakfast staff, as always, were excellent. Looking forward to our return for our next anniversary in 2018.

Had our works Christmas party here. Great night for all ages. Food was average but over all a great night. The room was up to four star standards and the staff could not be more helpful. Took the opportunity to use the spa facilities here which were also good. Pool area and changing rooms were clean and obviously well attended. First class steam room. Well worth a visit for pleasure or business. An easy four star rating here.

went for their masquerade ball last night. we were a group of "young" ladies. this was to celebrate my mum's birthday. I had travelled all the way up and stayed overnight. great food, only 3 or 4 tables but we had a great night. staff were fantastic. if we were a little boisterous, apology.

Recently returned from another lovely stay with family. This is the 3rd visit this year and we have found the standards pretty consistent. Few glitches here and there however overall very good hotel with some of very professional staffs.

Uphall Broxburn Scotland

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Located in West Lothian, Macdonald Houstoun House is within a 10-minute drive of Livingston Designer Outlet and Almondvale Stadium. This 71-room, 4-star hotel has conveniences like a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Royal Highland Centre is also within a 15-minute drive of this Broxburn hotel.


This hotel serves as home to a bar, along with a fine-dining restaurant that specializes in local cuisine. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service. For your convenience, a full breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 8 AM to 10 AM.


All 71 air-conditioned rooms feature sofa beds, coffee makers, and free newspapers. TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Other amenities include free bottled water, phones, and ironing boards.

Property features

At Macdonald Houstoun House, guests enjoy a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a health club. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this spa hotel include a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space.

Room options

Classic Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Family Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Executive Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Executive Double Room (King)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

62% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1529 reviews