Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Find out moreOpens in a new window

Macdonald Houstoun House

Photo gallery for Macdonald Houstoun House

Featured image
Indoor pool
Hypo-allergenic bedding, desk, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board
Hypo-allergenic bedding, desk, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board
Hypo-allergenic bedding, desk, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board

Overview of Macdonald Houstoun House

Macdonald Houstoun House

4 out of 5

4.0/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided
Uphall, Broxburn, Scotland, EH52 6JS

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationAlmondvale Stadium6 min drive
  • Popular LocationAlmond Valley Heritage Trust7 min drive
  • Popular LocationLivingston Designer Outlet8 min drive
  • AirportEdinburgh (EDI)12 min drive

Choose dates to view prices

About this area


Located in Broxburn, Macdonald Houstoun House is in a rural area. Linlithgow Palace and Forth Road Bridge are notable landmarks, and some of the area's popular attractions include Five Sisters Zoo and Edinburgh Zoo. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Almondvale Stadium or Murrayfield Stadium. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including golf lessons and golfing.

What's nearby

  • Almondvale Stadium - 6 min drive
  • Beecraigs Country Park - 7 min drive
  • Almond Valley Heritage Trust - 7 min drive
  • Livingston Designer Outlet - 8 min drive
  • House of the Binns - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • Livingston Uphall Station - 3 min drive
  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 12 min drive


  • The Tower Restaurant — 1 min walk
  • The Vaulted Bar — 1 min walk
  • Dobbies - 15 min walk
  • Hong - 4 min drive
  • Bay Leaf - 4 min drive

About this property

Macdonald Houstoun House

Romantic hotel with full-service spa and health club
A full-service spa, an indoor pool and a restaurant are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a health club, a bar/lounge and a snack bar/deli are on-site. All 71 rooms provide conveniences such as electric kettles and free tea bags/instant coffee, plus in-room free WiFi and TVs with satellite channels. Other amenities available to guests include room service, hairdryers and phones.
Macdonald Houstoun House offers 71 forms of accommodation with a hairdryer and an iron/ironing board. Satellite televisions are provided. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and complimentary toiletries.

This Broxburn hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor tennis court, an indoor pool, a health club and a sauna.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Vital Health has 4 treatment rooms. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs and body treatments. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a steam room.

The spa is open daily.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 8 AM–10 AM: GBP 18.00 for adults and GBP 12.50 for children
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar/lounge
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Fitness centre
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Tennis


  • Front-desk safe
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • 4 treatment rooms
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massages
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Sauna
  • Spa open daily
  • Steam room


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shampoo
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels


  • Satellite channels
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone

Similar properties

See similar properties



Check-in from 3:00 PM - 5:30 AM
Late check-in subject to availability
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM
Express checkout

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 20.00 per pet, per night
Dogs welcome
2 per room
Service animals are exempt from fees
Specific rooms only, restrictions apply; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 25.0 per night.

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 18.00 for adults and GBP 12.50 for children (approximately)
  • Pet fee: GBP 20.00 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 25.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds, rollaway/extra beds and sofa beds
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express and debit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section); guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

National rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.

Property is also known as

Houstoun House
Macdonald Houstoun
Macdonald Houstoun House
Macdonald Houstoun House Broxburn
Macdonald Houstoun House Hotel Broxburn
Macdonald Houstoun House Hotel
Macdonald Houstoun House Hotel
Macdonald Houstoun House Broxburn
Macdonald Houstoun House Hotel Broxburn

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings


Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 214 out of 580 reviews
5 - Excellent 37%
Rating 4 - Good. 210 out of 580 reviews
4 - Good 36%
Rating 3 - Okay. 90 out of 580 reviews
3 - Okay 16%
Rating 2 - Poor. 46 out of 580 reviews
2 - Poor 8%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 20 out of 580 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The team at Houston House we’re brilliant, friendly and helpful throughout our stay. Great facilities and accommodation.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family
Ok but not for dinner
Nice location and great leisure facilities but if I booked again I would not have dinner at the hotel. The food was very expensive and the quality was poor. When I came to settle the bill they had added at extra £140.00 to my final bill but luckily for me I always check everything so after a little while they realised their mistake. We have stayed at many MacDonald hotels over the years in various locations but dinner really spoilt it for the family even the children complained how poor it was.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stunning hotel in amazing grounds
We had 2 nights here. Room was large and comfortable. We had everything we needed. Used the pool once which was busy but clean. Staff were very friendly and helpful Hotel was in a convenient location and cant wait to return
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
Nice stay here, staff were lovely and helpful, room was spacious and clean the only thing is that it was tired looking, the ceiling in the bathroom needed painting and the windows were dirty.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2021

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with family, Travelled with family and small children
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The service was exceptionally terrible, ive never experienced service so bad anywhere in my life. We left a day early because of it. They didn’t reserve our connecting rooms like I asked so we ended up in 2 dark rooms that smelled of damp, then we moved into another room so 5 of us had to fit into one. Breakfast was 45 mins late one morning and they didn’t get our order right, the following morning they forgot our breakfast all together. The room keys don’t work so we were backwards and forwards to reception. The shower had mould on the screen, our room wasn’t cleaned even though we were out all day (they only clean your room if you ask) no one told us that! The food and drinks prices are crazy for a 4 star (haha) shabby hotel.....over £17 for a glass of wine! The steam room was disgusting, dirt on the floor and seats, all collected and congealed which is obviously never cleaned, I walked in and came straight back out again. I was absolutely horrified at this place and will never stay in a Macdonald hotel again. It needs a complete refurb and the staff need trained.
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2021