Dunblane Hydro Hotel
Reviews - Dunblane Hydro Hotel
- Age Group: 60 +
- From: United Kingdom
- Traveller type: Mature Couple
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Dunblane Hydro Hotel
Great Hotel - Food Service Poorfrom Geeja
The staff were actually pretty helpfull in the restaurant and always corteous. The problem was that the food was vry slow to come out, and we were left with one member of our table not being served at every course (5-10 min delay), so we all waited for that course to come out, resulting in everyone but the lucky last person having a warm meal at best.
The fault lies with the organisation of the restaurant and not with the waiters, so food and bev manager.....you need to take a look at this and sort it out. we were not the only people with this problem, so the systems in the kitchen need reviewing in my humble opinion.
Everything else was perfect and I would reccomend this as a good place to stay!!
Excellent Hotel - Completely refurbishedfrom Lorraine21Fife
health hazardfrom headdownuk
Excellent locationfrom paratanman
The staff were courtious and attentive. The pool and steem room were spotless.
Would use this hotel again.
Nice hotel - disappointing restaurant servicefrom sammoi
Very Posh, Excellent Place For A Hotel.from Riverluck
Great experiencefrom courtney106
Perfect - a wonderful experiencefrom frankjs
In the interim, I was reading the many reviews here on tripadvisor and becoming more than a little anxious!
Happily, my fears were misplaced.
Taking the recent barrage of negative comments as indicative of its previous standards, it’s evident that The Doubletree by Hilton: Dunblane-Hydro has undergone an astonishingly effective transformation.
On our arrival, the staff members at reception were warm and welcoming. Despite their apparent youth, they were also unstintingly professional - friendly but not overly familiar; informative without appearing robotic, and beautifully well presented. They were all wearing lapel badges with “10” on them (as was every other employee I encountered), and were happy to explain – on asking – that they served as a reminder to us (and to them) of the level of service we should expect throughout our stay.
[By the way, make sure you ask which stairwell is best for access to your room – the main lifts are opposite Check-In, but once you’ve dropped your luggage off you’ll probably find it much easier to navigate the building without using them.]
The room we’d booked was smaller that I had expected, but was spotless and well finished. In contrast, the suite my sister was staying in was sumptuous – long, high rooms with beautiful views and stunning décor.
We were booked into The Hydro for three nights, so planned to have dinner there on both Friday and Sunday evenings. There’s the option to order from a Bar Menu (which, although I didn’t try, was highly praised – especially the fish and chips!) but we chose to eat in the main restaurant.
Give it a go – it’s fantastic!
Again (and I can’t mention this enough) the staff were absolutely brilliant at their jobs. Nothing was too much trouble, and their attentiveness was welcome without ever seeming obtrusive. Although there is a set three course menu (and no a la carte option – boo!), you can choose the (unadvertised) two course option for about £7 less. All four in our group, having had a big lunch, opted for two courses (a starter and dessert) and were immediately told by our waitress that she’d ask the kitchen to enlarge the starter portions to main course size. And even though we realised that we could have selected a main course and starter had we so desired, this new development hadn’t occurred to us!
If it’s on the menu, I’d recommend the lamb. The again, my brother would suggest the steak. My sister chose the vegetarian option, and raved about it. Regardless, we all agreed that the food was superb.
As for the wedding reception itself… perfect. I won’t go into detail (because I know most people using this site do so for private travel rather than family functions) but we couldn’t have been in safer hands.
In short, we all had a truly wonderful weekend.
My sheer laziness meant that I never got to enjoy the other facilities, but those who chose to swim/workout/exfoliate had a great time.
The “New And Improved” Dunblane Hydro is nothing less than outstanding.
Everyone present in our group would agree – and will hopefully spread the word!
Nice hotel, shame about the plumbing!from StickyToffeeQueen
Never again!from willow024
Top Local Tips for Dunblane
Go to see the Falkirk Wheel Go to see the Falkirk Wheel which is nearby. An excellent & informative couple of hours visit. Suits most people.
Blair Drummond Safari Park Go here it is a great day out for all the family. Take stuff for you own BBQ and enjoy all the entertainment.
Forget It Apparently the hotel has alienated all the taxis in the town. Its laughable.
Other names for Dunblane Hydro Hotel
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- hilton international dunblane
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- dunblane hilton international
- Address: Perth Road - Dunblane - Scotland - FK15 0HG - United Kingdom
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