The Stirling Highland Hotel
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We set out early to make the ferry going to Malbaig. We had a spectacular journey across.
The quirky owner of our hotel in Skye had recommended that we drive to Stirling via Glencoe and it was great advice. It was so beautiful. We passed through dramatic snow capped mountains with beautiful streams running down from the mountains. I was …
'Are we there yet?'
'Are we there yet?'
'Are we there yet?'
My excitement could not be ignored. I had never been to Scotland before, and here I was aged 20 pining at the countryside zooming by like a dog at a car window. My fiance Rob and I arrived into Edinburgh station sometime before lunch, and we were keen to catch our connecting …
... whether that was the case but it was great bread nonetheless. I ordered gnocchi in some kind of light sauce with tomatoes and cheese and it was AMAZING. Usually when I order gnocchi I am unable to finish it all but not this night. Ate every little bit. Then we all ordered some ice cream and told the waiter that it was Emma's birthday so he brought over a little cake thing with a candle. That was sweet. We then took the bus home and called it a ...
... me feel amongst history's greatest despite the fact that I was completely alone.
I left the castle, and because I had some time to spare and it had just started to sun-shower, I found a cafe and bought the biggest hot chocolate I could find, accompanied by the fluffiest, pinkest marshmallows I've ever seen.
An hour later I boarded the train, headed back to Glasgow, and packed my bags for home.
... and ride bus stop in Stirling - we have come across several cities with this transport system but haven't found any bus stops. Took this into Stirling and had a walk around and through Stirling Castle. What a stunning castle and view of the city and surrounding area.
Found a campground with no trouble tonight - that's a first!
Its called the Witches Craig Caravan Park and apparently is a 5 star park and has won several awards including loo of the year! Each of ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Stirling Highland Hotel
Really enjoyed our business trip here.
The hotel is half way up a steep hill only 2-3 minutes from the town centre and there's plenty of parking. Rooms are large, comfortable, adequately equipped with hairdryer, toiletries etc. Staff are young, friendly and willing to help.
We thoroughly enjoyed the food; meals were included in our deal so I'm not sure of prices but the food we had was terrific. Dinner included choices of feta salad/ soup/ salmon/ lamb/ chicken with haggis.
Drinks in the bar are extortionate, a bottle of house wine is probably best value at £16. I'd recommend a 2 minute walk down the hill to sample some of Stirling's many bars rather than play overinflated bar prices.
I was here last week on business. I did not stay over although my colleague did. I did eat in the hotel every lunch time (as our company was paying for this). This review is based on my observations, my experiences and that of my colleagues.
Stayed here for Hogmany weekend and had a brilliant time. We had read some poor reviews after booking up earlier in the year and rang the hotel with our concerns. The Manager was most helpful and ensured us that the hotel had been recently refurbished and that we would get one of the most recently refurbished rooms. We were not disappointed. The room was perfect and the hotel has great character. The food was good, both dinner and breakfast. And also the staff were extremely friendly and helpful (particularly with some whisky tasting).
We stayed at this charming hotel recently and loved every minute of it. The location is fantastic, half an hour from Edingburgh and Glasgow and the City of Stirling itself is beautiful, plenty of attractions an amenities right on the doorstep.
The Stirling hotel had been converted from a school and has kept much of the old charm. The rooms are a nice size and have modern facilites such as internet access. On the down side, I can only describe breakfast at the Stirling Highland Hotel as disorganized chaos. It was just so badly run. None of the tables were being reset, the staff were all over the place and nothing was being refilled. I would recommend this hotel for the hotel itself but would suggest eating elsewhere at least for breakfast.
had a great stay here, the staff were very helpful and efficient, we did book 2 double rooms and got 2 twin rooms though, this seems to have happened to people who wrote other reviews. The breakfast was second to none and the location is ideal for sightseeing and shopping. overall I highly reccommend a stay here.
Deteriorated beyond belief.
Having stayed in this hotel a few years ago, at the time I found it fine, and on my way back from Edinburgh today decided to drop in for food.
The building itself is in very poor condition, and is cluttered with large volumes of superflous ageing furniture, the hotel generally is in decline, with all areas showing significant signs of age. The food was terrible, a deep fried black pudding, and a half soft half hard yolk fried egg on bread, was described to me as their 'breakfast'.
Auful. A shame for a hotel which was once reasonable.
(Also exceptionally expensive at £160 for a double.)
We booked a double room, upon arriving it was a twin but we were prepared to let that go. However what was not acceptable was that the bathroom had not been cleaned properly prior to our arrival. Other peoples body hairs on the toilet and on the floor. A black ring of scum on the edge of the sink which had obvously been there for a long time. Manager did offer to change our room, but as we were exhausted from travelling we declined, he got someone in to clean our room that night but it was extremely disheartening especially as we were booked for 5 nights.
A telescope on the roof?
This hotel is in the building that used to be Stirling high school & has an observatory on the roof. The street is very steep & the bedrooms are in a new extension on one side of a courtyard. As a result of this when you leave the dining room on the first floor of the old school building, you walk around the corner & you are on the third floor of the new extension. This is not a complaint but it is very quirky. The bedrooms are a decent size & have two nice little armchairs & tabe in a sitting area. The bathroom is quite large for a hotel, with a shower over the bath. The public rooms are very nice, carrying on the theme of the old high school. The decor includes lots of tapestries & a bit of a Rennie-Macintosh theme.
Great location but average lodging.
An average hotel with average staff. The twin room was comfortable and a nice size. We were told that most of the staff are students at the local university, which is great for summer jobs, but you should still give them some training. It was a very warm week and no fans were available. We spent 6 nights there and the bathroom floor was swept and mopped perhaps half of that time. I ran out of kleenex and none was ever replaced. The hairdryer was anchored inside a dresser drawer and could not be pulled out to be very useful. When the front desk was asked for ice, they had to ask wheher they were allowed to give any to the guests!