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4.3

37 reviews

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Macdonald Houstoun House & Spa
Macdonald Houstoun House & Spa
Macdonald Houstoun House,
Uphall, Edinburgh West, West Lothian, EH52 6JS
United Kingdom

Hotel Spa

Macdonald Houstoun House & Spa
Macdonald Houstoun House,
Uphall, Edinburgh West, West Lothian, EH52 6JS
United Kingdom

Opening hours

Mon - Thur 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Accepts online bookings

    Online bookings let you pick date/time for your visit.

  • Accepts eVouchers

    If you purchase an eVoucher you will need to book with the venue directly.

  • Accepts Wahanda gift vouchers

    Our old Wahanda Gift Vouchers can still be redeemed at over 3,000 locations. Use them to pay as you would with cash. Please note, the Wahanda Gift Voucher's successor – the Wahanda Gift Card – can only be used for online purchases.

Macdonald Houstoun House & Spa part of Macdonald Hotel & Resorts

Houstoun House Hotel was designed to be as relaxing as it is impressive. And few places are as relaxing as the hotel's leisure centre. Created around a wonderful 18 metre swimming pool with open views across the hotels grounds, the leisure centre includes sauna, steam room and gymnasium.

Set within 20 acres of mature woodlands, the hotel comprises a 16th Century tower house and steading. Retaining its original character and offering exclusivity and seclusion, it's hard to believe Edinburgh and Glasgow are within such easy reach. Close by are many places rich in history such as Linlithgow and its ancient palace.

Outdoors, you can enjoy a gentle stroll around the beautiful hotel grounds or take in a round at the nearby Uphall Golf Course. Inside or out, Houstoun House is a hotel to treasure.

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4.3

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Based on 37 reviews

5 stars 19
4 stars 11
3 stars 5
2 stars 2
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  • Ambience
  • Cleanliness
  • Spa Facilities
  • Staff
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  • Body
  • Body Exfoliation Treatments (3)
  • Steam and Sauna Therapy (14)
  • Face
  • Beauty Treatments (5)
  • Facials (19)
  • Men's Facial (1)
  • Skincare Consultation (2)
  • Fitness
  • Swimming (12)
  • Tennis (1)
  • Hair removal
  • Waxing (2)
  • Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage (12)
  • Foot Massage (2)
  • Reflexology (1)
  • Stone Massage Therapy (2)
  • Therapeutic Massage (8)
  • Nails
  • Foot Scrub (1)
  • Manicure (2)
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Verified review Visited February 2015
Posted 6 days ago
This was a good spa. The lunch was really great, really great. Staff welcoming and it was relaxing. The 30 minute treatment paid for on top of the voucher only lasted 20 minutes and the inclusive treatments were different depending on which therapist you got. With the sole delight one person gave a head massage, the other didnt. Other than that its great value and worth it

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Verified review Visited February 2015
Posted 3 weeks ago
The steam room, sauna and pool were all fine. The deep tissue massage was excellent. The overall day was ok but the massage was spoiled by loud talking in the room adjoining the therapy rooms. Lunch was not only delayed in that they had forgotten about us but savoury and sweet were served in an all in one tray resembling something you might get on a flight not in a hotel. Trying to purchase moisturiser also proved tricky as the chap didn't know how to work the till. Experience was more Fawlty Towers but with a very good massage.

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Verified review Visited December 2014
Posted 3 weeks ago
Fab wee day having a girly catch up. Lunch was lovely and the treatments were lovely. Would happily come again!

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Verified review Visited January 2015
Posted 1 month ago
I went for a Harmony at Houstoun and have awarded it 3 stars.

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Verified review Visited January 2015
Posted 1 month ago
I went for a Afternoon Tea Spa Day and have awarded it 5 stars.

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Verified review Visited January 2015
Posted 1 month ago
I went for a Spa Getaway and have awarded it 5 stars.

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Verified review Visited November 2014
Posted 2 months ago
Lovely venue and excellent treatments. Staff very attentive. Deep tissue back massage was amazing will definitely be returning again. Would happily recommend to friends.

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Verified review Visited November 2014
Posted 3 months ago
Staff were really lovely as were the facilities. Only gripe I'd booked a stone massage for both me & my sister as a treat as she had never had one, there was some mix up & a normal massage was given in error ~ still fantastic but not what I'd ordered.

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Verified review Visited October 2014
Posted 4 months ago
Room was tiny, and over a bottle dump/kitchen door, so lots of late night noise. Looked onto a blank wall, so not the best. Well appointed and nicely decorated though. Gym was fab, state of the art stuff. Pool/Sauna and steam room were all great. Gardens and setting were beautiful. Breakfast was very good. Treatments were so-so.

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Verified review Visited October 2014
Posted 4 months ago
I went for a Autumn Daydream and have awarded it 5 stars.

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Verified review Visited September 2014
Posted 5 months ago
Lovely spa day at Houston House. All the staff were friendly and helpful. The therapists were very professional and the treatments were perfect. We had a delicious lunch and enjoyed relaxing by the pool and using the steam room during the afternoon. Would highly recommend.

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Verified review Visited September 2014
Posted 5 months ago
Lovely setting, everything prepared for us in advance. We were there for a spa day however there are only a couple of therapists so if you want to upgrade any of your mini treatments to longer ones you need to do this well in advance as they do get booked up. The spa area was nice but the steam room was very very hot and we couldn't stay in for more than a couple of minutes. Lovely pool and nice changing area though shower pressure a bit weak. Bento box for lunch was delicious and filling and the staff were delightful. A lovely day with just a few niggles.

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5 months ago
Thank you so much for your review.
I am glad you enjoyed your spa day with us, I' am sorry to hear you were unable to upgrade your treatments though. We do only have 3 treatment rooms and can get fully booked but sometimes it is possible to upgrade when we are quiet. Hopefully you will come and see us again and can book in advance!
We will take all your feedback on board and hope to see you again.
Emma Jack
Spa Manager

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Verified review Visited September 2014
Posted 5 months ago
I went for a Autumn Daydream and have awarded it 4 stars.

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Verified review Visited August 2014
Posted 5 months ago
I went for a Girls Night In Spa Break and have awarded it 4 stars.

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Verified review Visited August 2014
Posted 6 months ago
Booked a spa day here as a post-wedding treat for a friend and we weren't disappointed!! The staff were all lovely and the facilities were great. We had a massage and a facial and they were both absolutely amazing! The lunch was nice - quite an acquired taste though so maybe check that beforehand! I would recommend this to anyone who is need of a bit of pampering and de-stress! Will definitely be back!

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5 months ago
Thank you so much for your feedback Hayley. I am glad you enjoyed your spa day with us and hopefully we will see you again. If the lunch is not to your taste we can easily change for something to your liking, if you come again just simply request and its not a problem. Emma Jack, Spa Manager

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Verified review Visited August 2014
Posted 6 months ago
Lovely relaxing time. Facial and foot massage were amazing. Hotel were very accommodating when one of our party had to change treatment dye to injury.

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5 months ago
Thank you for your feedback, I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your treatments and I am glad we were able to help. Emma Jack, Spa Manager

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Verified review Visited July 2014
Posted 7 months ago
We had a wonderful day, Jana who did my facial was very professional and explained all the products and I felt totally relaxed after my treatment, my skin felt re-newed.
Lunch was also very tasty and reasonably priced too.
The Hotel and Grounds are also of a very high standard
Will definately be going back.

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5 months ago
Thank you so much for your lovely feedback Gayle, I have passed on the message to your therapist. Glad you had a lovely time and we all hope to see you again soon. Emma Jack, Spa Manager

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Posted 7 months ago
Thoroughly enjoyed my spa day at Houstoun House. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the lunch was fab! The full body massage and facial were amazing and I left the spa feeling totally relaxed! Would definitely recommend this spa.

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5 months ago
Thanks for your feedback Louise. I am glad you enjoyed your spa day and we hope to see you and your mum again soon. Emma Jack, Spa Manager

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Posted 7 months ago
Brilliant spa day. Lovely staff. Girl called Emma did my treatments and she was really friendly and put me at ease. Would recommend!

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5 months ago
Thank you for your feedback Naomi. I am glad you liked your treatments and that you had a brilliant day :) I hope to see you and your friends again soon. Emma Jack, Spa Manager

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Posted 7 months ago
What a wonderful experience I had at the spa, from entering at the reception who were very polite and helpful, taking me to the treatment waiting room, where I was met and greeted by one of the spa therapist employees. She was very welcoming and cheery person, she sat me in the waiting area which had a very relaxing feel to it, I had it in my mind this was going to be good. Another spa therapist came and again very welcoming again, never felt so welcomed before in my life, this therapist gave me the full body massage and I have to say it was awesome I was just about sleeping at the end of it that's how relaxing it was. I would definitely recommend the Houston house spa to anyone, I've already started to mention to family and as the staff are fantastic, well presented and very professional and welcoming, and not forgetting how good the treatments I got were! Cannot wait to return again for some more treatments.

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5 months ago
Thank you so much for your lovely feedback Fraser! I hope you are still enjoying your regular massages here just as much as you did at the start. Im sure we will see you soon. Emma Jack, Spa Manager

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