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Macdonald Houstoun House Livingston, Lothian

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With a rich history dating back to the 16th century, the glorious Macdonald Houstoun House is something rather special. Close to the iconic city of Edinburgh, it’s located in a peaceful spot amid 22 acres of picturesque woodland. When your mind and body are in the mood to get away from it all, this heavenly retreat fits the bill perfectly.

Superb retail therapy is to be found in Edinburgh’s famous streets, and of course there’s a breath-taking castle at the top of the Royal Mile that’s just waiting to be explored. You can spend some quality time at Edinburgh Zoo, gaze at the exhibits in the National Museum of Scotland and head to the top of Arthur’s Seat for some spectacular views of this wondrous city.

Getting away from it all is easy here, because the magnificent Houstoun House offers 73 gorgeous bedrooms. The three treatment rooms in the spa have all the tranquillity you’ll ever need, and there’s an excellent gym as well. Later, the elegant Jeremy Wares Restaurant will be waiting to wow you.

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Exclusive Spa Day for Two

Days available:

  • 2 treatments, up to 50 minutes
  • Delicious cream tea
  • Complimentary glass of Prosecco
  • Full use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
  • £5 retail voucher to spend in our spa store
  • 20% OFF any additional treatments pre-booked
  • Arrival from 10am

 

Prices from £99.00 per package

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1 Night Sunday Spa Retreat for Two

Days available:

  • 1 treatment, up to 25 minutes
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Complimentary bottle of Prosecco in your room upon arrival
  • Dinner
  • Award-winning breakfast
  • Full use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
  • Treatments to be taken on Monday
  • Check in from 3pm - Room departure 11am

 

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Prices from £74.50 per person

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The Indulgent Spa Day

Days available:

  • 1 treatment, 55 minutes
  • Glass of Prosecco
  • Cream tea
  • Full use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
  • £10 voucher to spend in our spa store (Minimum spend £50)
  • 20% OFF any additional treatments pre-booked
  • Arrival from 10am

 

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Prices from £75.00 per person

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New Year New You Spa Day

Days available:

  • 1 treatment, 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Glass of Prosecco
  • Full use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
  • £10 retail voucher to spend in our spa store
  • 20% OFF any additional treatments pre-booked
  • Arrival from 10am

 

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1 Night Valentine's Spa Break for Two

Days available:

  • 1 treatment, up to 25 minutes
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Complimentary Elemis gift per room while stocks last
  • Bottle of Prosecco in your room on arrival
  • Dinner
  • Award-winning breakfast
  • Full use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
  • £10 voucher to spend in our spa store (minimum spend £50)
  • Please note: No cancellations permitted - non transferable and non refundable
  • Check in from 3pm - Room departure 11am

 

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1 Night Indulgent Spa Break for Two

Days available:

  • 2 treatments, up to 50 minutes
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Dinner
  • Award-winning breakfast
  • Full use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
  • £5 voucher to spend in our spa store (minimum spend applies)
  • 1 in 10 guests go FREE Sun - Thurs
  • Check in from 3pm - Room departure 11am

 

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The Midweek Essential Spa Day

Days available:

  • 1 treatment, up to 25 minutes
  • Full use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
  • £5 voucher to spend in our spa store
  • 20% OFF any additional treatments pre-booked
  • Arrival from 10am

 

Prices from £39.00 per person

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Twilight Spa Evening

Days available:

  • 1 treatment, up to 25 minutes
  • Sparkling glass of Prosecco
  • Four hours use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
  • £10 voucher to spend in our spa store
  • 20% OFF any additional treatments pre-booked
  • Arrive at 4pm

 

Prices from £39.00 per person

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1 Night Spa Break for Two

Days available:

  • 1 treatment, up to 25 minutes
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Award-winning breakfast
  • Full use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
  • 1 in 10 guests go FREE Sun - Thurs
  • Check in from 3pm - Room departure 11am

 

Prices from £54.50 per person

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The Essential Spa Day Plus

Days available:

  • 1 treatment, up to 55 minutes
  • Full use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
  • £5 voucher to spend in our spa store
  • Arrival from 10am

 

Prices from £59.00 per person

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1 Night The Essential Spa Break for Two

Days available:

  • 1 treatment, up to 25 minutes
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Dinner
  • Award-winning breakfast
  • Full use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
  • £5 voucher to spend in our spa store (minimum spend £50)
  • 1 in 10 guests go FREE Sun - Thurs
  • Check in from 3pm - Room departure 11am

 

Prices from £74.50 per person

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The Luxurious Spa Day

Days available:

  • 1 treatment, 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Traditional afternoon tea or two course spa lunch
  • Glass of Prosecco
  • Full use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
  • £10 voucher to spend in our spa store (Minimum spend £50)
  • 20% OFF any additional treatments pre-booked
  • Arrival from 10am

 

Prices from £109.00 per person

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2 Night Ultimate Spa Break for Two

Days available:

  • 1 treatment, up to 55 minutes
  • 2 Night accommodation
  • A bottle of Prosecco in your room upon arrival
  • Evening meal on the first night
  • Afternoon tea on the second day
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Full use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
  • A £10 voucher to spend in our spa store (minimum spend applies)
  • 1 in 10 guests go FREE Sun - Thurs
  • Check in from 3pm - Room departure 11am

 

Prices from £149.50 per person

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3 Night Spa-Cation Break

Days available:

  • 2 treatments, up to 1 hour 50 minutes
  • 3 Night accommodation
  • A bottle of Prosecco
  • Evening meal for two on your day of arrival
  • Afternoon tea on your second day
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Full use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
  • £10 voucher to spend in our spa store (minimum spend applies)
  • Check in from 3pm - Room departure 11am

 

Prices from £223.50 per person

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The Spa

From that first exquisite moment when you arrive at the spa, you will know that you are about to savour a very special experience. This idyllic oasis of complete calm is perfect for those occasions when your mind and body crave indulgence.

You can choose from a tempting menu of world-class treatments designed to carry you away on a journey of opulence. And once you've been thoroughly spoilt, be sure to unwind in the spectacular 18-metre indoor pool.

The Workout

Aiming for your targets has never been as pleasurable as it is at Houstoun House, so get ready for a workout that really floats your boat. Whether you’re looking for an intensive session or a gentle jog, you can find it right here.

A fantastic selection of state of the art Technogym equipment is to be found here, so get ready for an unforgettable time . And when you feel you've done enough, savour a thorough detox in the magnificent sauna.

The Food

The hotel’s superb restaurant, Jeremy Wares at Houstoun House, offers mouth-watering dishes amid a truly stylish setting. The tempting menu includes several classic examples of fine Scottish cuisine.

The elegant Vaulted Bar is perfect for pre- or post-dinner drinks, or perhaps a couple of refreshing cocktails. If you’re feeling particularly indulgent, make sure you have enough room for a sumptuous afternoon tea.

Facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • Aroma steam room
  • Relaxation room
  • Unisex facilities
  • The Vaulted Bar
  • Sauna
  • Technogym
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Jeremy Wares Restaurant
  • Meeting and conference facilities
Spa Overview
Towel robes provided Yes
Length of pool 18m
No. of treatment rooms 3
Max no. in group 10
Lockers available Yes
Product house Elemis, Jessica and Bare Minerals
WIFI Yes
Minimum age 16
Dress for lunch No
Hotel Overview
Local attractions Edinburgh Castle, Linlithgow Palace, Our Dynamic Earth, The Palace of Holyrood, National Museum of Scotland and Edinburgh Zoo
No. of bedrooms 73
Check in time 14:00
Use facilities before check in time Yes
Dress code Smart/casual
Disabled access Yes to rooms, but not in the restaurant as it is a listed building
Car parking Complimentary
Pets welcome Yes, chargeable

Part of Macdonald Hotels & Resorts Group


Houstoun House Hotel
Uphall
Livingston
Lothian , EH52 6JS

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Beautiful Getaway

Louise Summers, Glasgow

My sister and I had an amazing weekend. The spa was well equiped, charming and packed with super helpful staff. The facilities including the gym - which we did use - were clean, modern and contained everything we would need. All the meals were delicious (including afternoon tea). And our room was spotless, cosy and contained incredibly comfy beds.
Cannot recommend here enough!

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And relax .....

Marion McFadyen, Denny

My friend and I were having a dinner/ B&B Spa Day. We received a warm welcome at the Vital Spa. We completed questionnaires and on completion were given a guided tour of the facilities by a very pleasant young lady. All areas of the Spa were very well presented and well equipped. We had lunch in the bar which was delicious, tasty and beautifully presented. Our treatments were fantastic and on completion we were so relaxed. The girls who provided our treatments were extremely pleasant and friendly. The swimming pool was lovely too, a very comfortable temperature. Our bedroom was very comfortable and clean. Dinner was exceptional. Breakfast was ok.

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Houston house spa.

Ina Gibney, Boness

Was a very relaxing day. The staff were excellent. Facial was fabulous. The dining experience let it down.

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Exceptional experience

Jennifer Trysburg, Edinburgh

Room ready for us. Beautiful 18th century building. Bar a joy and real fire. Staff so welcoming and genuinely interested. Happy to take photos. The meal at Jeremy Wares was one of the best we have ever had. Presented faultlessly and place busy on a Monday. Locals in the pool. The grounds are stunning. Daffodils out and trees in bud. Our breakfast was amazing too although a bit of a wait for cereal plates and glasses for juice.

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Couples spa break

Nicola Montgomery, South Lanarkshire

Lovely hotel with loads of character.
The room was huge and really clean and modern.
The leisure facilities were good and clean.
I got a facial and my husband got a back massage which we both really enjoyed. The girls were very professional and made the experience so relaxing.
Dinner was really nice and we had a drink in the bar afterwards.

I would recommend this hotel and spa and would definitely return.

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Based on 1748 reviews

What to Expect:
  • 4.0Location
  • 4.0Sleep Quality
  • 4.0Rooms
  • 4.0Service
  • 3.5Value
  • 4.0Cleanliness
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  • Very Good (477)
  • Average (350)
  • Poor (173)
  • Terrible (123)
5 of 5 stars

“Special Birthday Stay”

January 24, 2020 - R3421MEamandam - Edinburgh, United Kingdom

We stayed at the Macdonald Houstoun House hotel on 20/01 for my 40th birthday. My husband had arranged the stay and we had the winter spa break which included a treatment each and DBB. On arrival the...... Read more

2 of 5 stars

“Wowsers!!”

January 24, 2020 - mickeyg906 - Glasgow, United Kingdom

So the best part of the stay was the drive up the driveway (beautiful scenery). The worst part was the food. My partner had to pinch me as when it was served I started getting flashbacks to H.M.P...... Read more

3 of 5 stars

“Service?”

January 22, 2020 - charliedogdog -

Stood and waited like the sign said for breakfast, wait to be seated. Lots of staff coming and going and no eye contact. After standing there for what seemed like an eternity I was finally seated and...... Read more