Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa - North Berwick

Cromwell Road, North Berwick, United Kingdom, EH39 4LZ  show map
 4 stars
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Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa - North Berwick

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Cafe

Dining room

Lobby bar

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Reflex massage

Turkish bath

Solarium

Spa & wellness center

Overview

The traditional Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa offers 83 non-smoking guest rooms as well as a cloakroom, a free car park and an elevator. The hotel was opened in 1880, renovated in 2005 and is housed in a 4-storey building.

It is located 20 minutes' drive from Dundee FC, Tantallon Castle and Leith. The property is set within 2 km distance from North Berwick city center.

Set next to restaurants, pubs and bars, this hotel also offers a swimming pool, a leisure club and a golf course on site.

Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa is within a 45-minute drive to Turnhouse airport.

Rooms

Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa features rooms with a Victorian interior that come with high ceiling, individual climate control, flat-screen TV, a Nespresso coffee machine and free Wi-Fi for a pleasant stay in North Berwick. The property offers views of East Coast from the rooms. Bathrooms are fitted with terry bathrobes, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

Residents can sample special meals of international cuisine at the onsite restaurant. Guests are welcome to the Links bar to relax with a drink. Located in a green area, The Links Bar & Lounges at Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa and Whitekirk Golf & Country Club Restaurant serve a wide range of meals.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Services

The on-site car rentals are also available.

Relax

Offering a hot tub, a wellness area and a treatment room as well as Turkish bath, beauty therapy and reflex massage, the hotel ensures a pleasant stay. On-site fitness facilities include aerobics classes and a gym.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   83.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Luggage storage
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Barber shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Water sports
  • Snowsports
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Aerobics

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Wedding services
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Lobby bar
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Children's play area

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Garden area
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
  • Turkish bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Sea view

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dining room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 5 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

hotel Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa - North Berwick North Berwick location
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Hotel Address:

Cromwell Road, North Berwick, United Kingdom, EH39 4LZ

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City Center
  • North Berwick
    1.2 km
Airports
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    40.5 km
  • Dundee (DND)
    47.2 km
Restaurants
  • The Links Bar & Lounges at Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa
    60 m
  • Whitekirk Golf & Country Club Restaurant (cuisine: Scottish)
    570 m
Beaches
  • North Berwick Law
    1.2 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    83

Hotel Awards

UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedNorth BerwickMacdonald Marine Hotel & Spa

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Best Spa Hotels in United Kingdom

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Rooms and availability

Classic Double Room
  • Room size:

    21 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    12 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds, 2 Single beds

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Room Description:

Standard|Classic Double Room (Feature Double)

Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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Superior Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Superior|DOUBLE SUPERIOR

Executive Room
  • Max occupancy:

    12 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Deluxe|Double Room Executive (Without Breakfast)

Executive King Room
  • Room size:

    15 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Room Description:

Deluxe|Executive Double Room (King)

Executive Suite
  • Room size:

    20 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    12 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Suite|Executive Suite AP

Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Studio 46500 m
  • Westgate Gallery800 m
  • Greens & Blues1.1 km
  • Cone 9 Ceramics1.1 km
  • Dirleton Gallery3.0 km
  • Arts & Crafts Galleries4.7 km

Popular areas

  • City Center1.1 km

Places of interest

  • North Berwick Rugby Football Club1.8 km
  • Royal British Legion1.8 km
  • Dirleton Castle2.8 km
  • Tantallon3.1 km

Amusement

  • Yellowcraigs Beach2.9 km

Parks

  • north berwick beach3.0 km

Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos

  • Scottish Seabird Centre Ltd3.8 km

Local attractions

  • Seacliff Beach2.6 km
    Seacliff, North Berwick
  • Nungate Bridge11.9 km
    HaddingtonScotland
  • East Links Family Park12.7 km
    Dunbar EH42 1XF Scotland
  • Myreton Motor Museum9.6 km
    Aberlady EH32 0PZScotland
  • St Mary's Church11.9 km
    Sidegate, Haddington

Near the hotel

  • North Berwick Law1.2 km
    Law Road, North Berwick
  • Scottish Seabird Centre1.3 km
    The Harbour, North Berwick

Restaurants nearby

  • The Links Bar & Lounges at Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa60 m

    Address: Cromwell Road
    Phone: 0844 879 9130

  • The Orangery, Westgate Gallery780 m

    Address: 39-41 Westgate

    75% likes this, based on 47 reviews
    Cuisine: British

  • Lucky House940 m

    Address: 125 High Street

    65% likes this, based on 41 reviews
    Cuisine: Chinese

  • Whitekirk Golf & Country Club Restaurant570 m

    Address: North Berwick
    Phone: 01620 870300

    60% likes this, based on 22 reviews
    Cuisine: Scottish

  • Poonthais860 m

    Address: 7 Westgate
    Phone: +44 (0)1620 894304

    61% likes this, based on 48 reviews
    Cuisine: Thai

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    83

Hotel Awards

UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedNorth BerwickMacdonald Marine Hotel & Spa

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Spa Hotels in United Kingdom

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Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa

Average guest rating

7.8out of 10
Fabulous
Based on 99 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Older travelers
    7.4

    Spa, and the staff there, first class.

    Room bit small and lacking in storage for executive class. Told that it was same as normal room except for the view. While the view was good it would be more honest to say that that is the only difference in the price between ordinary and executive type.

  • Couple
    7.0

    view was stunning

    I found the room very cold and bedding (throw and show pillows) stained also shower was hot and cold and not very good - I find even premier inns etc have a better shower systems. The bar prices were very very high.

  • Older travelers
    8.2

    Stayed in this hotel as part of a wedding party, the food and service could not be faulted, the room was large and comfortable apart from the double bed being on the small side.

    We found that the bar prices were very expensive not only the spirit price but also £3 for a coke was outrageous.

  • Couple
    5.0

    - The view - Close to Edinburgh - Having Spa facilities in the hotel - Spa treatments - Lounge and bar area. - Free parking - Having a bath and large shower. - Beach and golf course directly outside was nice for walks. - Red headed/bearded bar tender was very friendly and helpful.

    - Poor servive throughout hotel and staff were unfriendly, distracted and in a hurry. - Hotel felt dark because of the small windows throughout the building, even in the room. - The room did not have the expected facilities such as mini bar/fridge, hair dryer, satellite tv, radio, alarm clock, dvd player, toilet brush and air vent in bathroom. - Lack of hygiene was beginning to show in the bathroom with rust and mould in corners, losing paint on hinges and handles. Waterproof sealant was mouldy and coming loose. - Restaurant service was disgraceful. It took 40 minutes to clear and reset an empty table before we could be seated. Dirty menus. Poorly English speaking waiters. 20 minutes wait for wrong drinks. Wrong bill given. (All this whilst the restaurant was half full) and in the morning it took 25 minutes to be seated for breakfast and the orders for the table next to us were missed. - Pool/Spa area was tired. Buttons and switches were dirty with some mould showing. The outdoor jacuzzi bubbles weren't working and there was no instructions for it. - Internet should be FREE! It was ridiculously expensive. - Pillows are far too soft and went totally flat. Management should actively train their staff into being polite and taking an active interest in their customers and improving hygiene.

  • Older travelers
    8.8

    Wonderful location incredibly close to golf course and beach. located within easy walking distance for late evening or early morning stroll. Excellent views of Bass Rock. Easy parking in quiet road in front of hotel or in parking area opposite. Attractive garden. Very large restaurant where evening meal and breakfast served. Good choice of menu and professionally presented and served.

  • Group of friends
    7.8

    Close to some world class golf courses!

    The Elevator was broken and this was not dislosed when we booked or checked in.... this was an inconvenience! Spa and Pool closes at 9:30 pm and this is not convenient for late golf tee times.

  • Older travelers
    8.8

    Very luxury hotel with friendly staff. Thank you. We already booked next visit.

  • Older travelers
    6.6

    very comfortable room,clean and well maintained.Sea view rooms provide picture card seascapes.Staff in bar and dining room very attentive.

    Lift was not functioning for 5 of our 6 days visit.Quality of breakfast started well and went progressively downhill to finally become mediocre.We stayed until Saturday and noticed that the emphasis on service we received fell away Friday due to wedding on friday afternoon.for example our room had not been serviced by 5pm that day.I assume that due to the influx of guests for the wedding that breakfast on Saturday morning was served as buffet style not immediately available and lukewarm.I would only recommend hotel up to Thursday if weddings was imminent on Friday or Saturday

  • Older travelers
    8.2

    I visited the hotel for a short break with my mother. We found the staff to be attentive and helpful st all times, including reception, chambermaids and dining room. I used the gym, pool and really enjoyed the spa especially the outdoor part. I do intend to return to the hotel in the future.

    Unfortunately the lift was out of action for the whole of our stay. Staff were most apologetic but it did concern us as my mother is elderly and has a heart condition. As we were on the first floor she managed but could not have coped otherwise. If returning next summer I would wish to know that the lift would be functional before I booked. A four star hotel should have had this repaired before the summer season or made it clear before guests arrived.

  • Older travelers
    6.6

    Rooms are very poorly decorated; business hptels are even better.Payment procedures with business cards are very long and complicated, I was asked my card three times!

  • Family with children
    9.2

    The location

    After paying a large amount for the room getting robbed for internet access leaves a very bad taste in my mouth next time a bed and breakfast.

  • Couple
    7.4

    Breakfast was delicious. Room was very comfortable.

    We were regularly disturbed by cleaners and people looking for their room - knocks on door.

  • Group of friends
    5.4

    The hotel is beautiful, amazing view from the bar and restaurant, I really enjoyed the outdoor swimming pool .

    Quite a lot , first I would expect the have free internet on my laptop but had to pay 4 pounds for 30 min of internet, unbelievable ! no heaten at all in the bedroom, really cold at night (as we live in scotland) . Impossible to swim in the swimming pool and relax after my massage as there was a swimming class for children , it was very noisy and couldn t event use the swimming pool. Very busy outdoor swimming pool, could barely moveand have some space.NO Hairdryer in the room after using the swimming pool !!! Breakfast was really mediocre for the price .

  • Family with children
    8.8

    Enjoyed the spa and the evening meal-good to chill out with great location looking out to the sea.

    Rooms were a bit small .

  • Older travelers
    7.0

    The first course at dinner on the first night. The food in general was very good. The view of the sea from our room.Good full spaced public rooms.

    Although we should have arrived with evidence of our online booking, the lady dealing with us seemed to not be insightful enough to know the booking agent had changed the names around, ie first name put as the last name etc. For the cost charged for 2 nights stay of a doubleroom, our room did not look like the rooms photographed on line, was very small with only one bedside table. Textile furnishings old looking. Bed duvet had holes in it.Wall paint old and marked, one wall in particular..I Also called a phone number I was given for the hotel on Booked.net to ask about dry cleaning services and was given the wrong information on behalf of the hotel.

How to reach hotel

hotel Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa - North Berwick North Berwick location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

Cromwell Road, North Berwick, United Kingdom, EH39 4LZ

Get directions
City Center
  • North Berwick
    1.2 km
Airports
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    40.5 km
  • Dundee (DND)
    47.2 km
Restaurants
  • The Links Bar & Lounges at Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa
    60 m
  • Whitekirk Golf & Country Club Restaurant (cuisine: Scottish)
    570 m
Beaches
  • North Berwick Law
    1.2 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    83

Hotel Awards

UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedNorth BerwickMacdonald Marine Hotel & Spa

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Spa Hotels in United Kingdom

Use Badge