Great hotel on beautiful grounds although not accessible for the elderly and/or disabled as there is no lift and lots of stairs. Rooms were very comfortable, staff very helpful and polite, great breakfasts and the swimming pool, sauna and steam room are excellent.
We stayed for 3 nights. Booked thru expedia with breakfast buffet. On check in, receptionist said it was accomodation only. Shown them my confirmation email and said that its fine and just show it on in charge for breakfast in the morning. The next day, they still havent updated the list and I have to show it for 3 mornings about my booking. The room is spacious but needa refurbishing. The wall tiles in bathroom is different halfway. The carpet looks old. The only good points are they have free parking, swimming pool and gym included, and location is good and staff welcoming. I hope they can refurbish the rooms and Im sure it will be a lovely hotel.
My wife and I had a lovely 4-night stay at the Bankton House Hotel. It has a wonderful old-school Scottish charm that really started our first trip to Scotland off on the right foot. The entire facility was well maintained both inside and out and since it is family owned and operated, the staff was very genuine and a delight to get to know.
We stayed in a room within their cottage that had a shared bathroom which I believe we shared with only one other room. We typically showered in the evening and did not have an issue with having to wait to use the facility.
The hotel offers a bar/ restaurant area with a full menu. The bar seems to be busy every evening with friendly locals. A separate quaint breakfast nook is available for those who want to start there morning off with a traditional Scottish/ English breakfast (additional charge for the breakfast). I would have to say the breakfast was nice and the atmosphere of the nook was a great way to spend our start to the morning.
This hotel is located in Livingston; only a short drive to Edinburgh. We also were able to easily access the highway to get to other surrounding major cities relatively quickly.
I would definitely recommend this hotel.
Booked a one night stay as we were attending wedding nearby. Very confusing way into hotel through its cafe. Never did find reception just a small cupboard like messy office. Interior signs were quite confusing. Staff were friendly, though we were annoyed to have them chapping on our door at 8.50am wanting in to clean room. Breakfast was served in the cafe and for the cost of the room for a night was a bit tacky. Room itself was spotless and comfortable. No plug near the only mirror was a pain if you wanted to use a hairdyer. Nice enough hotel but overpriced when you had to wander all over hotel trying to find someone to check you in and when you see where breakfast was served.
Was totally delighted with this place which is located up in the hills just a few kms from the centre of Linlithgow. Lodge is modern and has nice well maintained grounds and the owner is very polite and friendly. Our Upstairs room was warm and breezy and we enjoyed meeting and chatting with other travellers in the upstairs lounge which overlooks the internal dining room. Wonderful fresh continental breakfast (which you pay for as an optional extra).A very positive introduction to Scotland for us and one we would highly recommend. Good trouble free wireless internet.
I'd highly recommend Highfield House, it's a beautiful old country house, with a lovely peaceful atmosphere and an idyllic garden which guests are free to enjoy. My room was large, with a huge bed, and the ensuite bathroom had a bath big enough for me to lie down in! Jill ably runs the B&B, the breakfast was really nice, and guests ate all together at the large table, which I found sociable and fun, as a lone traveller. Jill is a great hostess, very approachable and full of sensible suggestions about things to do and where to go. Trains run frequently to Edinburgh city centre a few miles away. It was just my kind of place, homely, comfortable and welcoming.
"B&B close to airport, far from Edinburgh traffic."
Older couple, we stayed 2 nights with very early morning exit to airport. James fed us supper in lieu of breakfast at 4 a.m. All meals were admirable. James believes in good quality and it shows. Very old historic building has a bit of old dust in the air, which one must expect in such places. Bed had duvet (blanket encased in sheet similar to pillow case), as is typical in UK, but no separate sheet so we felt overly warm. Located at top edge of an informal park area where sometimes horses are trained for jumping events; lovely mansion is at the lower edge of the park with the Firth of Forth beyond. The famous Firth bridges are visible from the park, and South Queensferry is just minutes away. The airport is about a 15 to 20 minute drive.
Due west of the capital, much of West Lothian is industrial and of limited interest to tourists. Where it meets the Firth of Forth however, South Queensferry is a charming small waterside town with great views of the magnificent Forth Bridges. Boats go from here to peaceful Inchcolm Island with its ruined abbey. Nearby is the grand 18th-century pile of Hopetoun House, and the splendid ruins of Mary Queen of Scots’ birthplace, Linlithgow Palace.
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