Stirling Highland Hotel
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Stirling Highland Hotel
Great Traditional Scottish Hotelfrom Joanne80
We ate in the restaurant in the evening, it has a great menu and the food was delicious.
It's located in the heart of Sterling so handy for shops, bars, restaurants and Castle.
The rooms are well presented with traditional decor.
Would go back and recommend to friends and family.
Not bad - a good nights sleep.from WestCountryDoris
Good points: Nice decor; windows that actually open; pleasant helpful staff on reception
Bad points: Food very expensive (and not worth it); staff in restaurant so keen they actually annoy you; bar not great (no snacks - not even crisps).
Having had a number of terrible nights sleep in hotels (which, lets face it, is the most fundamental requirement of any hotel!) I'd say this is an OK hotel.
Overall, if you get a good deal I'd recommend it.
Spot On!from MB15
Having read the reviews before we went we weren't expecting too much but having got there we were extremely pleased with our choice. The hotel is located right in the lovely old district of the town, just near The Old Town Jail on a fairly quiet road which leads up to the castle. The town with it's many shops & restaurants was reached downhill within just a couple of minutes walk. The hotel looked like a castle itself rather than an old school and the bar called (The Headmaster's Study) was a particularly nice touch.
We managed to park behind the hotel within a courtyard area and our room was located just off this on the ground floor, it was a standard twin and perfectly proportioned for our requirements. It was nicely decorated with warm colours, lovely large paintings hanging on the walls, bathroom of good size which contained a bath. Hairdryer, tea & coffee all available and our room had a small seating area with two chairs and a table and a vanity area with mirror/chair.
My Husband used the pool & steam room and found them to be clean and well maintained, I opted to hit the bath with a drink from the bar!
On Sunday morning we walked down to the town and had breakfast there as we felt £13.95 ea. was a little excessive, although having said that it's probably about the norm. We enjoyed a nice bacon baguette sat outside Costa Coffee!
All in all I was very pleased with our choice and would recommend this hotel to anyone, it certainly overexceed our expectations.
Hotel with characterfrom bobbyelliott
BUT... the place is like Fawlty Towers -- the staff are well intentioned but pretty hopeless. My entire stay was marked by casual and not-so-casual errors. One evening my papers were thrown out of the meeting room (to be salvaged from the garbage - covered in curry - the next morning).
Problems like this didn't spoil my stay and you could say that they added to the character of the place. As I said, The Holiday Inn this ain't (in a bad way and a good way). It certainly isn't worth the room rate but it is a quality hotel with genuine quality - and quirky standards!
mediocre at bestfrom vthand
Hate smokingfrom Magere1_2
Good location!from steviebhoy
Cleaners required apply at Royal Highland Hotelfrom Samoyed-Man
Checked in and we were booked into "A Superior room" and were pointed in the general direction of a 2 person lift, pressed 1 and the lift moves, door opens and we get out. Unfortunately we were at -1 and was granted with a bulk head light full of dead blue bottles ( Flies). Eventually the lift came back and we found the right floor.
Opened the door on our "Superior room" to be greeted with the loudest carpet I have ever seen in my life. At first I thought it was one of those puzzles that the longer you looked at it an image appears. By the looks of things it has some effort of being refurbished. But still kept some of the original and tatty furnishings.
I had the misfortune of dropping a contact lens onto the bathroom floor, behind the toilet bowl, gave up looking for it due to the amount of hair,dust and good knows what else from the previous 100 occupiers. "Power shower" was no more than an electric shower with virtually no hot water.
Asking my fellow freeloaders what their opinions were of the hotel, did not vary much from my experiences. Even though it was a corporate booking, two couples did not have any reservations and got the last two standard rooms.
Signage around this maze is a joke, extremely easy to get lost.
My employer had spent a lot of money getting in a company to put in lighting etc. which did help make the place look ok. But without that, you would have rated this joint as 2-3 star at a push.
Dinner, I could not fault, best Fillet steak I'd had in while.
Too much free red wine from the night before, called for breakfast from room service. Miserable portion size and given the quality of the produce it's just as well, as most of it was left.( Better going to McDonalds)
Check out stood in a queue of my fellow colleagues for 30 mins. Not impressed!
To sum up, not the cleanest, not 4 star and won't be back.
Ask for a refurbished roomfrom Champagneabbey
Faulty Towers, Terrible!from rosie073
The room was a disgrace, the sheets were badly stained as were the pillows. They were filthy. On speaking to house keeping the girl said "we get lots of complaints about the bedding". We then requested clean, white, sheets and a duvet (which the updated room have) and made the bed ourselves. We got two pillows which were more like mini-bean bags than pillows. They rustled each time you moved them. When we requested more pillows we got extra towels instead. Clearly they do not know the difference between a pillow and towel.
The room was non-smoking, but smelt of smoke as did the corridor as it was next to smoking rooms. And this is where they put the family rooms?
The tap came off the sink in the bathroom and
we handed it in to reception. This was never fixed for the duration of our stay. Instead we had to wash hands, do teeth etc using the bath tap. An absolute shambles. And they call this 4 star??
Room service, what a joke, took an hour to arrive and when it did there was no napkin/cutlery. This then took another 20mins to arrive, by which point the meal was cold and the ice cream melted.
Breakfast very poor. Poorly stocked.
Top Local Tips for Stirling
Old Town Jail Right next to hotel, perfect for an interseting and fun excursion
East India Restaurant this used to be a great place to eat, but was empty on a Saturday evening. We worked out why when they served the food. Bad experience!
The Birds & The Bees Restaurant - Stirling We enjoyed a lovely romantic meal at the Birds & the Bees in Stirling. Extensive menu, lovely bottle of wine and friendly staff! Reasonably expensive prices but worth it for a special occasion.
Other names for Stirling Highland Hotel
- stirling highland hotel
- stirling highland
- barcelo stirling
- Address: Spittal Street - Stirling - Scotland - FK8 1DU - United Kingdom
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