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Stirling Highland Hotel

Spittal Street, Stirling FK8 1DU Scotland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
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#12 of 20 hotels in Stirling
Travellers' Choice
The 19th Century, four-star Stirling Highland Hotel used to be the city’s high school and is just a few minutes walk from Stirling Castle and the attractions of the city. Its 98 bedrooms include 18 premium bedrooms and 2 deluxe rooms and Stirling is the gateway to the Scottish Highlands so majestic mountains and tranquil lochs are close by. Enjoy the Trossach’s National Park before sampling a single malt in the hotel’s new on-site Stirling Whisky Shop. Unwind in the spa, enjoy award-winning food in the 2 AA Rosette Scholars Restaurant then relax with a nightcap in the Headmaster’s Bar.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Facial treatments
Head massage
Steam room
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Polish
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Fran S wrote a review Yesterday
London, United Kingdom181 contributions26 helpful votes
We stay in a variety of hotels, 4 star and Premier Inns. We booked this one for our last evening in Scotland before a 6 hr drive home. We booked it because it had good reviews and was 4 star. We arrived at 6.30pm and were allocated room 224. The bathroom was dirty. There was urine around the wc hinges and the sealant was urine stained in two places. There was mould on the sealant and grout in the bath. The towels were thread bare. We had booked a table in the restaurant for dinner, so thinking we'd make the most of it, went for a pre dinner drink in the bar. The bar was full so we had to have our drinks in the corrider outside. The upholstery on the chairs was blackened. 7.30 came for our table so we went through to the restaurant. The host told us, despite several empty tables in the restaurant that our table was in the bar. There was no free tables in the crowded bar though. Also one of the bar staff was not wearing his face mask correctly and looked scruffy. We left and ate in Stirling. Unfortunately, as we had a drink in the bar, we could not leave. We spoke to the receptionist and asked for a refund as felt mis-sold and would not be staying for breakfast. She declined as our booking was via booking.com. She offered to clean the room but that should have been done already. The bed appeared clean but unironed sheets and a stale smell. The carpets were also dirty in the corners. We chose this hotel for a pleasant final night in Scotland. It spoiled our whole trip. We didnt use the bath or have our paid for breakfasts and left early. The basin also didnt drain. We understand covid has impacted, its a large old building but it should be 2 star. Do not stay here if you like a clean hotel. We paid £97 for our room and will be requesting a refund.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Shaunm wrote a review Yesterday
Cambridge, United Kingdom4 contributions3 helpful votes
We arrived after a long drive and expected a 4 star hotel this place was not, when we arrived in the room the bathroom was less than pleasing with mould and cracked tiles and towels were thread bare also the bedding was in tatters. We had booked the restaurant and thought it had good reviews so would negate the room issues, ordered pre dinner drinks and ended up drinking them in the corridor as nowhere to sit in the bar area, then went through for dinner only to be told we would have to eat in the bar area once there was a free table even though we had booked in advance and the restaurant was half empty. We left and went to eat locally. I would not even give this place 2 stars and would advise not to stay here. Save your money and go to the Premier Inn.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
ccarolwat wrote a review Yesterday
Livingston, United Kingdom15 contributions16 helpful votes
The room we were in was very nice with lovely views. We had dinner and the meal was absolutely lovely. The staff were all very nice and helpful. I The hotel is a beautiful building which was an old school and it maintains the look and you can imagine the pupils walking the halls. I will definitely return for another visit
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Mhairi O wrote a review Yesterday
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Really enjoyed our stay here, the room was gorgeous with stunning views, thought we were getting chocolates and a fruit platter but even better we got a bottle of wine!! Would like more of the essential toiletries,towels and toilet paper, but thats just a preference to me. He dinner was really nice, we enjoyed it so much, they even personalised the cheeseboard for our taste. My complaint is the breakfast, the full dry up wasn't very nice, the bacon wasn't cooked very well and the sausage was horrible. Would like to see tattie scones and black pudding on there for it is a Scottish hotel experience. Overall I would definitely come back here.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
white dee wrote a review Yesterday
Swinton, United Kingdom10 contributions
The hotel was lovely. A very traditional feel and a perfect location for exploring Stirling. The pool etc was amazing and a lovely way to unwind after a long drive. The food in the evening was excellent as was the breakfast. A very good, excellent value for money hotel. We will definitely go back
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: It is up a fairly steep hill. Might be tricky for some with mobility problems
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US$91 - US$187 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Stirling Highland Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Stirling Highland Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Tinsel & Tartan (0.2 km), Tinkerbells Emporium (0.2 km), and The Old Town Jail (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Stirling Highland Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Stirling Highland Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Stirling Highland Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Stirling Highland Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Caffe Pompei, Mint Leaf, and The Allan Park Pub & Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Stirling Highland Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Is Stirling Highland Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Stirling.
Are any cleaning services offered at Stirling Highland Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Stirling Highland Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Stirling Highland Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Stirling Highland Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Polish.