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Friars Wynd Hotel

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17 Friars Street, Stirling FK8 1HA Scotland
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#4 of 20 hotels in Stirling
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Friars Wynd Boutique Hotel and Restaurant is a newly renovated Victorian town house right in Stirling City centre. Situated on one of the oldest streets in Stirling, it is packed with character and its restored period features give a true sense of Stirling's history. The hotel is themed about Scotland's stunning landscapes and rich literary history to give it a genuine Scottish theme.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Restaurant
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
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Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese
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MMA502912 wrote a review Jul 2021
Glasgow, United Kingdom218 contributions113 helpful votes
Stayed here for 2 nights bed and breakfast. Independent hotel which we prefer. Great location. Lovely rooms and breakfast was very good quality and included in price. We had dinner one evening and a few drinks from the bar. Every member of staff provided excellent customer service. Place was spotless. Room more than adequate and shower had great pressure. This is a small family run hotel and you can see the pride themselves on quality service even drove with to a cheap nearby car park. Rooms were very warm due to current weather so maybe leaving a spare sheet would be good. Nice wee garden area at the back and a few tables out front. Tried the local gin and beer and were lovely. Would highly recommend this for a short stay in Stirling you won’t find better quality and value for that price
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Delbhoy90 wrote a review Jun 2021
Bellshill, United Kingdom32 contributions27 helpful votes
Girlfriend booked this for my birthday night away was a nice hotel room was clean rooms were a bit dated tho !! Breakfast was amazing in the morning even brought it to the room for us !! The bar is good but no draught beer would be my only complaint staff where so helpful would definitely stay here again !!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: There is parking at hotel !!!!
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Andyb wrote a review Jun 2021
Little Sutton, United Kingdom2 contributions
Best place in Stirling, hands down! I’m there once a month for work and always try to book here, it annoys me when they are booked out. Rooms are great, staff fantastic and the breakfast is one of the best. Highly recommend this place to anyone visiting Stirling
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Paradise726917 wrote a review Jun 2021
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Disappointed to find this hotel was in the process of scaffolding, decorating and builders skips when we arrived and in my opinion it should not have been rented out while this work was in progress. The entrance was cluttered with workmen's materials, dustsheets etc and plaster dust on the staircase handrails. There were also items of furniture stacked outside the entrance to our apartment. We complained about this and were offered a discount, but this was only if we agreed to forfeit the breakfast we had already prepaid, which we reluctantly accepted. On the second day, some cereal and porridge was left in the apartment.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Check ahead to make sure the apartment is ready for your use, and the scaffolding and skips and...
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Jody W wrote a review Jun 2021
Glasgow, United Kingdom101 contributions82 helpful votes
I wanted to treat my wife to a nice night away for our anniversary and this hotel stood out due to its positive reviews and the fact that it's a private business, as opposed to a faceless chain. Check in was fine and at first glance, the room looked clean, tidy and functional, however, we soon encountered a problem...the toilet hadn't been cleaned / flushed after the last person and there was traces of number two in the pan. We decided to gloss over that, flushed the toilet and happily, all traces of the previous occupant's excretus was removed. We went out for a meal and a few drinks but as the current Covid restrictions mean that bars and restaurants close early, we decided to go back to the room to relax watch and some TV with a bottle of wine. That was when we encountered our second problem...the TV didn't work. I immediately reported this to the person at reception and was told that the "TV cables in that room don't work properly" and that it was due to be fixed on Monday. I asked of anything could be done i.e. move us to a different room but was told this wasn't possible, so I asked to speak to a manager. I explained the problem to the manager and was told the same thing. I asked why I wasn't told in advance and why they found it fit to charge full price for the room. She shrugged her shoulders and said "it works intermittently and worked this morning when we cleaned the room". I made the point that this was of little comfort and again asked if I could be given a different room. She said that wasn't possible because the hotel was full but said she'd come to the room and check the TV but I was made to feel that this was an inconvenience to her and as she walked away she shook her head. I challenged her on this and she denied it but I know what I saw. As we walked up the stairs to the room, I asked her to consider how this would feel to her and she flippantly remarked that ot wouldn't bother her because she doesn't watch TV! I couldn't believe what I was hearing. She got to the room and fiddled with the controls but wasn't able to fix it. At this point, I stated that I wanted a full refund and she said she'd speak to the owner. A few minutes later, she phoned the room and said the owner had agreed, so I claimed the refund and left. I then went around the corner to the Travelodge and paid 2/3 of the cost for a clean and tidy room with a working TV, clean toilet and free parking. I totally understand that things sometimes don't work but when it's a known problem, the customer should be made aware in advance and given the option to go ahead with the reservation or some money should be deducted from the bill. Neither of these things happened and to add insult to injury, I was made to feel like I'd caused the problem. I'll stick with the tried and tested faceless chains in the future.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
US$96 - US$147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandStirlingshireStirling
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Friars Wynd Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Friars Wynd Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Tinsel & Tartan (0.08 km), Tinkerbells Emporium (0.05 km), and The Old Town Jail (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Friars Wynd Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Friars Wynd Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Friars Wynd Hotel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Friars Wynd Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mint Leaf, The Allan Park Pub & Restaurant, and Maharaja.
Is Friars Wynd Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Stirling.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Friars Wynd Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Chinese.
Are there any historical sites close to Friars Wynd Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Old Town Jail (0.4 km), Dunblane Cathedral (7.9 km), and National Wallace Monument (2.5 km).
Is Friars Wynd Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.