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.
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.
We enjoyed our stay with friendly hosts who were helpful in advising us the best way to get back into Edinburgh for the Military Tattoo and making sure that when we came back late that there would still be suitable parking for us
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.
We felt the location and manicured grounds was perfect. Good transport links, personal advice on best places to go/park etc. appreciated. Special attention for our little dog by grandchildren made us comfortable & he loved it! The scrambled eggs with fresh morning picked seasoning were Fab!!! Lots of sight-seeing info. available along with personal pointers made for enjoyable stay in the area.
Parkhead House is a beautiful home on a picturesque estate. We could see a herd of fallow deer from our bedroom window. We took long beautiful walks, taking in a beautiful view of the Firth of Forth and having a very interesting exploration of Abercorn Church. Our host was very friendly and helpful - driving us in to South Queensferry for shopping and supper and picking us up when finished. James even took us to the airport when it was time to leave. The house and room itself was beautifully furnished and well supplied with absolutely anything you would ever need. It was a twenty minute trip to the airport so very conveniently located. We loved our stay and wish it had been for longer. We will definitely be back if we travel to Edinburgh again.
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.
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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