The Stirling Highland Hotel
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... engineering feat. It was an amazing hour out of our day an we enjoyed every bit of it. The captain was very proud of the water wheel and also explained the story of the water horse as they have the original sculptures at the wheel and also a great collection of canal barges that were for holiday hire. Again there were the magnificent swans, these ones with a clutch of cygnets. It is so amazing being over here at the end of spring with flowers in ...
... many of these little pie things but I'm obsessed with them so whatev) but I also got 2 packs of chicken, 1 pack of ground beef, and some shrimp! Trying to mix it up! On our homestay last weekend, we had these little mini pies and I fell in love so I searched through Tesco and found them! The ones that I know we had at the Robinson's are a brand called Mr. Kipling. The box comes with 6 mini pies filled with apple, black currant and cherry. I don't know why I'm ...
I (we) really like animals and some of my favorite moments of the trip so far have been interacting with animals from the horses in Iceland, to the goats and cows in Ireland. So it was only natural that we decided to visit the Edinburgh Zoo.
The Zoo is on a large hill just on the outskirts of the city. Our GPS had a hell of a time getting us there but finally we made it. The big attraction right now at the zoo is of course the two Panda's but unfortunately ...
... and it is super loud and distracting. Anyways, I am here now. Dropped of my bags in the hostel as I cannot check in until 3pm and I am just sitting down with a gourmet (ha not likely) morning roll as it is called with bacon and egg inside. From here I will head down the Royal Mile Street and see what discoveries await. So I have been wandering around for the past few days just enjoying myself. Trying to meet new people ...
... B&B in Troon which is sure to start your Scottish experience off well, book in to Sandhill House B&B. Set next to a golf course (of course) the historic home has a regal past and is now a delightful place to stay. It is not expensive, in fact as we drove through the park like setting we thought we must have the wrong place.After a good sleep, a walk through the grounds and a delicious breakfast (fresh smoked salmon on egg scramble!) we ...
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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!