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Old Churches House Hotel

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1-7 Kirk Street Cathedral Square, Dunblane FK15 0AL Scotland
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A lovely wee hotel in the heart of Dunblane with 11 tastefully furnished and decorated ensuite bedrooms. A lovely guest lounge, bar and dining room with breathtaking views over the cathedral. Free High Speed Internet and wifi
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Free parking
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Meeting rooms
Hand massage
Baggage storage
Chapel / shrine
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Head massage
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Salon
Waxing services
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
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Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Historic Hotel
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gramreb wrote a review Jul 2021
scotland9 contributions11 helpful votes
Due to Covid it was contactless check in, which was very straightforward. The room was lovely with a large comfortable bed and everything was spotless. Our evening meal was absolutely delicious, as was breakfast the following morning. I’ve read several comments in reviews about the breakfast being disappointing and there being half a slice of haggis, black pudding etc. I think this is down to the presentation of the food, rather than being stingy with portions. There was more than enough included for breakfast but if you like your plate piled high, I can see why someone might be disappointed! Would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Bob M wrote a review Jul 2021
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I fully understand and support measures that reduce the risk of the spread of Covid-19 . So with a heavy heart I write this review. Firstly, and most importantly the room we stayed in was absolutely immaculate and clearly fully cleaned (Covid standard) before our arrival. Self check in was in operation and that went well. Thereafter, not a great experience. The hand gel bottle on arrival was just about empty thus having to hand pump fiercely to get any gel. The other gel station had a wall mounted bottle that was full but didn't dispense the gel (in fact came off the wall with trying so hard to gel our hands). Ground floor room with the windows right on footpath thus no privacy if you had the window blinds open at all. If you wanted fresh air by opening windows your room would become insecure and persons could lean in steal stuff. The building is very old and the floors are not on the level thus the bed on one side was leaning downwards leading to an uncomfortable sleep. The rooms have been recently decorated and very pleasant. The water temperature for hand washing and showering was pleasantly warm but at no time during the day was the water ever hot. Due to covid the rooms weren't serviced again fully understand why. If you wanted to replenish tea/coffee milk etc and for us, more importantly, fresh towels, you had to seek a trolly in the ground floor for such things. I'm afraid the trolly was NOT well or regular stocked and the very few items on the trolly were not sealed (especially the towels), so in effect no infection control. If I were to be cynical I'd say that the balance between customer service and covid prevention was not right at the customer's expense. At times the 'look after yoursel practice' made the experience more like a self catering/youth hostel one. Hotel could and should do a lot better.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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ROBBO57 wrote a review Jun 2021
GLASGOW42 contributions27 helpful votes
The refurbished rooms, as other reviewers have noted, are really nice, as is the decor in the restaurant. We stayed in room 4, which is small, but fine for 1 night. I would suggest that thought should be given to having either curtains, or a well fitting blind at the bedroom window as the current blind doesn't keep out the light. The service and food in the restaurant were both excellent. A good choice of starters and mains. If you're thinking of booking the deal that includes a main course meal please note that this gives you a £10 allowance towards the cost of your main course, which will cost between £12.95 and £14.95. Well worth it for the quality of produce and cooking. Breakfast was likewise very good, but, as a previous reviewer noted, the quantities could be improved. My husband had half a piece of haggis ... it looks so mean, as does the provision of one piece of toast each. Having said that I'm sure that we could have asked for more toast if required. I was surprised that the menu was limited to meat or veggie breakfast - the veggie one was very good - but no cereal or yogurt for example. Having said that we enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend dinner at Belles Maison, but the breakfast offering needs to be better
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Date of stay: June 2021
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phemiemac wrote a review May 2021
Glasgow, United Kingdom97 contributions61 helpful votes
Enjoyed a night in the hotel. Room recently refurbished so very comfortable with high quality shower products. Currently check-in is contactless so we waited until the time stated 4pm. Had to email for info we would have asked the Receptionist. There was an ‘emergency’ duty manager however we thought the virtual reception was the place to report the TV wasn’t working. We were told to speak to the restaurant staff but they are not employed by the hotel; tried their best but we ended up just leaving it and reporting it in the morning so the next guests had TV. Check out time is 10 am and our breakfast slot was 9.45 so we had to check out before breakfast. Not ideal - cleaned my teeth in the central ladies loo. COVID measures for breakfast meant limited options and had to request a pot of tea as the tea in the canteen flasks was cold. Lovely location and hotel but COVID measures are affecting the experience.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Room Tip: Our room was at street level so need to take this into account.
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Wendy A wrote a review May 2021
Scotland42 contributions92 helpful votes
We have been visiting Dunblane for about 7 years now & more than once a year. We love staying at the Old churches, we have always loved the character with the sloping floors & the location is excellent. We notice that things have been going downhill but do notice that management read comments as I have mentioned that I would love the mugs to return rather than wee cups & bring back the tunnocks teacakes so we were happy the mugs & teacakes are back but despite the rooms being renovated & stunning they are, nowhere else in the hotel has been renovated, sadly not the corridors where paint has bubbled & needs attention. With regards to breakfasts, I hate saying but this has been getting worse & sadly this visit we were really unhappy. The amount of food was poor, 1/2 black pudding & 1/2 haggis each?? 3 mushrooms between us & disgusting sausage, hubby spat his out this morning. 1 slice cold toast & just barely over 1/2 cup hot water & tea bag @ the side. I would say that if you were to keep customers maybe the restaurant needs a renovation too...
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Room Tip: We prefer upstairs as you don't hear footsteps above you but we stayed in room 11 this time...
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US$71 - US$116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomScotlandStirlingshireDunblane
NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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Frequently Asked Questions about Old Churches House Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Old Churches House Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Dunblane Cathedral (0.07 km), Andy Murray's Gold Post Box (0.2 km), and Dunblane Museum (0.09 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Old Churches House Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Old Churches House Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Old Churches House Hotel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Old Churches House Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Another Tilly Tearoom, The Riverside, and The Village Inn.
Is Old Churches House Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Dunblane.
Are there any historical sites close to Old Churches House Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Old Town Jail (7.8 km), Dunblane Cathedral (0.07 km), and National Wallace Monument (6.3 km).
Is Old Churches House Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.