Nice hotel, walking distance to beach and town
Had an okay stay at the Marine. Some aspects were great but other aspects took the shine off our stay and made us think we're unlikely to be back.
The location of the hotel is great, 5 min walk to beach and a 15 minute walk to North Berwick centre. The spa and leisure facilities are top notch, easily the best part of the hotel. The main public areas of the hotel (lobby, bar and restaurant) are really nice with pleasing views of the coast.
The negatives, we may have been unlucky in the room allocation but I've never stayed in a hotel room so small in my life. In saying that, it had everything you needed and the bed was very comfortable but when in a hotel room to want to feel able to stretch out and relax, this room made you feel a bit trapped and we spent quite a lot of time in the public areas or out of the hotel as result. The corridors leading to rooms need renovated badly too.
The breakfast was a disaster one day and just okay the next, we had to wait 20 minutes to be seated in a half busy dining room on the first morning and were then subjected to the slowest and poorest breakfast we've ever had a at a Macdonald hotel, it wasn't just us either. The second day was better in terms of speed but for the cost I would not recommend it, you can get a far better and cheaper breakfast in one of the many North Berwick restaurants.