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Doubletree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro

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Perth Road, Dunblane FK15 0HG Scotland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 31/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 31/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 3 hotels in Dunblane
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DoubleTree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro is a little bit of luxury in the heart of Scotland, less than an hour from Glasgow and Edinburgh. Guests can enjoy dinner in The Kailyard by Nick Nairn, sip cocktails with a view from one of the beautiful lounges, or access the LivingWell Health Club with an indoor pool. A warm welcome awaits.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Parking
Wifi
Paid wifi
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Shallow end in pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
ATM on site
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Radio
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English
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debra wrote a review Jul 2021
Irvine, United Kingdom1 contribution
If I could give 0 I would Start with price expensive fancy hotel as you walk in Rooms disgusting see photos !!! Damp dusty urine saturated mattresses Holes and burns in carpets Mould breaking off doors walls and bathroom silicones Damaged furniture Faulty switches Dusty lights Damp curtains Damp bedding Child safety lock broken on windows !!!!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Chell_Munro wrote a review Jun 2021
Glasgow, United Kingdom37 contributions21 helpful votes
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Recently stayed here for 1 night with my mum for a very very late birthday night away. Beautiful weather while we were there so it truly showed the hotel in its glory! We had a top floor main building room at the front which gave us spectacular views. Room was lovely clean, tidy, comfortable beds and big bathroom. We had 2 slots for the pool too which was nice and quiet and sauna/steam room were open finally! The short 45 minute slots arent ideal but we are still coming out of a pandemic so i know this is procedure. Dinner at night was lovely abeit small portions and pricey if we didnt have a DBB deal. It is a Nick Nairn restaurant so expected it to be expensive. Breakfast was fabulous in morning and buffet was fully open and managed well. Also loved the outdoor dining section at the front of the hotel which was the perfect setting for a cold drink. Plenty of parking also. All staff extremely friendly, helpful and would return and recommend to friends and family. 5 stars Dunblane Hydro i hope this is a fresh start for all after a horrific year especially in hospitality. We will be back!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Stuart Cran, General Manager at Doubletree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro
Responded 4 Jun 2021
Dear ChellMunro Thank you very much for your glowing review following your belated birthday stay with us. I am delighted you have thoroughly enjoyed your time here and thank you for praising the cleanliness of your guest room, the meal in the Kailyard and the outdoor seating arrangement that we have in place. It was a bonus you had the good weather too! We also really appreciate you awarding us 5 stars and will look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Kind Regards Stuart
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Sandra H wrote a review Jul 2021
Dunfermline, United Kingdom68 contributions53 helpful votes
With Nick Nairn's name attached to the restaurant I was expecting something special if not spectacular. What I got was mediocre and very disappointing. Perhaps I should have been wary when I viewed the menu and saw chicken supreme and burger as two of the choices. I did think though that the presentation would be somewhere like fine dining rather than pub grub. The so-called peppercorn sauce that accompanied the steak was insipid in taste, perhaps the chef would like my recipe? I could have saved myself a lot of money just going to my local pub restaurant for dinner. Breakfast wasn't any better with overcooked sausages, overcooked bacon and overcooked potato scone. (thank goodness I didn't order the haggis or black pudding) The scrambled eggs tasted and resembled reconstituted dried eggs. There was no choice of poached eggs or eggs Benedict. The one thing I look forward to when going away anywhere is the food. I want it to be better than I cook at home and presented with style. Nick Nairn should have a look at what is going on in his name, I think he would or should be ashamed.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Andrew R wrote a review Jul 2021
Elgin, United Kingdom147 contributions56 helpful votes
I stayed here on Wednesday 21st of July in room 414. This was a suite on the forth floor. The is large and fairly comfortable. However as a superior suite it lacks amentites that you would expect such as fridge or any air conditioning. The room needed a good clean.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Stuart Cran, General Manager at Doubletree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro
Responded 6 days ago
Dear 8AndrewR Thank you for taking time to write your review following your recent stay at our hotel. I have noted your comments regarding the lapse in basic housekeeping that you have experienced on this occasion and would like to assure you that we will use your feedback for corrective training. Please accept my sincere apologies if this has impinged on the enjoyment of your stay. Thank you again for sharing your valuable observations. We hope to have the opportunity of seeing you again soon. Regards Stuart Cran
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Frank B wrote a review Jul 2021
San Francisco53 contributions60 helpful votes
When approaching the Hydro along the beautiful driveway we thought that this hotel would give us an unforgettable experience, a stay which will be a lasting memory. Upon arrival at reception to check-in, the welcome was as we would expect from a hotel of high standards and were excited to get up to our room to prepare for the evening ahead. On entering our room the first thing we saw was a black office swivel chair of some age filling the space between the bed end and the desk, only one chair for two persons, our thoughts were that this was a single room, the luggage holder beside the window would not allow us access to the left side of the bed so it could not be used for luggage. When using the toilet the two toilet roll holders were jammed against my right shin and knee, hardly fitted for a customers comfort and access to the shower was tight. There was a generator outside our bedroom window which was switched off at 23.00 on one night but not until 02.00 on the next, because of the hot climate we did not shut the window but instead we persevered with the noise. Dinner and breakfast with our friends was excellent on both nights and mornings, we found the service staff to be very professional without exception. Sadly room 326 was the biggest letdown, would we go back? Yes we would, but a conversation would need to be had about which bedroom we had been allocated.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Stuart Cran, General Manager at Doubletree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro
Responded 6 days ago
Dear Frank Many thanks for taking the time and trouble to write your review of your recent stay at our hotel. I am sorry to learn of your disappointment with the room that was allocated to you. Due to the age of the building, no two rooms are the same and do all differ in shape and size. I am sorry you felt the room was too small for you, should you stay with us again, please do not hesitate to request a larger room when you make your reservation and we will do our utmost to ensure your request is met. Despite this, I am delighted the team looked after you well and I will take great pleasure in sharing your kind comments with them. Thank you once again for your feedback and I hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon. Regards Stuart Cran
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PRICE RANGE
US$96 - US$166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
doubletree by hilton, dunblane-hydro hotel dunblane, hilton international dunblane, dunblane hydro, hydro dunblane, dunblane hilton international
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandStirlingshireDunblane
NUMBER OF ROOMS
200
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Frequently Asked Questions about Doubletree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro
Which popular attractions are close to Doubletree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro?
Nearby attractions include Dunblane Cathedral (0.7 km), Andy Murray's Gold Post Box (0.6 km), and Dunblane Museum (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Doubletree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Doubletree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, blackout curtains, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Doubletree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Doubletree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Doubletree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro?
Conveniently located restaurants include Another Tilly Tearoom, The Riverside, and The Village Inn.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Doubletree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Is Doubletree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Dunblane.
Are any cleaning services offered at Doubletree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Doubletree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Doubletree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.