We found a great last minute deal to stay a night at the 'Castle' via Laterooms whilst on a tour of Scotland. First impressions were positively reinforced by a friendly email from the hotel confirming the reservation.
The driveway up to the hotel could do with resurfacing but the building itself looked great externally. Check in was easy and quick and we went to the room. Broomhall Castle has had various uses over the years - the history in the information pack in the room was quite intriguing - and prior to becoming a hotel was an old people's home, which is evident in a few ways once you go up from reception, but it wasn't a big deal. The room was lovely with a very high ceiling and classic furniture and the bathroom was nicely, and recently, refurbished. Letting things down a little were worn old green carpet, creaky floors and a slightly shabby feeling but overall it felt perfectly decent, like a slightly worn old aristocratic mansion!
We didn't partake in dinner at the hotel, but did visit the bar on our return that evening. There were only a few people around, but the barman was very friendly and the room next to the bar in which we sat was absolutely beautiful, with a huge fireplace and comfy sofas! In the morning breakfast was efficiently served in the lovely dining room, and portions were huge (definitely no lunch needed that day!).
Overall, we felt that if the hotel had a few quid they could make the place more 'high end', but then the cost of staying would go up and it might lose a little of it's charm. As it is, it's quirky but fun, the service is good, and we enjoyed our stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Broomhall Castle is a family owned hotel with 16 good quality en suite rooms having exposed stone walls and king sized or larger beds. We have two rooms with super king four poster beds for that special break. Situated 5 miles from Stirling with views of the Castle and the Wallace Monument. Enjoy a friendly and personal hotel in a great location. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Broomhall Castle Menstrie, Scotland
- Broomhall Castle Hotel Menstrie