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Broomhall Castle
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Menstrie
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Manchester
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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“Very nice staff...”
Reviewed 18 July 2014

This is a difficult one to make a judgement upon, I get pulled in different directions each time I think about it! A hotel with not a large number of rooms may find it difficult to justify the expenditure required to get everything up to scratch, or to add all those extra touches. Big, high ceilinged rooms, are difficult to make 'comfy', and when they are fairly barren and with few or no other people at all you do feel as though you are rattling around a bit. I bet this place is buzzing when there is a large party (or wedding) to fill the place. However, a bit of space in the dining room is quite nice and there is no 'cramming' of tables...although for two people, the large tables are a bit OTT and empty. A bit more than just tables, chairs, and a large serving sideboard (or was it a table, I can't remember) might make it a bit more welcoming. Making up for any minus, the food at dinner was very nice...but don't expect an extensive menu when the clientelle numbers are relatively small. I'm not sure if the 1960s/70s? fire doors are meant to do anything, when they don't all automatically close and some have holes where old 'door furniture' has been removed! It was impossible to miss the couple in the next bed/bath room having such a good time talking etc, even with their music turned right up...splitting up old rooms with adequate sound proofing can't be easy. The large number of windows, and obviously difficult access to some, must also make it tricky in keeping them all clean. Our bathroom was a touch grubby and high-up cobwebs must have been out of reach, but this is no massive deal breaker for just one night. Ahhh yes...the staff were very nice, and one of the guys kindly carried my wife's suitcase to our room. Regards to all of them, they all appear in my 'positive' column. As I said at the beginning, this is a difficult one to call. If/when you visit, things may have moved on yet further...this place deserves it. P.S. we did not look in the large 'hall/room'.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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BroomhallCastle, General Manager at Broomhall Castle, responded to this review, 21 July 2014
thank you for your review and the points raised, and most importantly that overall you enjoyed your stay at the castle, we are working our way around updating and fixing all the little points that we can, and the main problem we are up against is how busy we have been! which is a good complaint to have and this winter we are planning a huge makeover in the bedrooms and guest areas.. so please come back next year and let us know what you think.. once again thank you for the review and hopefully see you again :)
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Chiayi County, Taiwan
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

We recently stayed there with out 2 girls. The staff was very friendly. We were all very excited to stay in a castle for the first time. The food in the restaurant we thought was good. It was so good, that we ate there on both nights that we were there. The lamb was excellent that we ordered it twice. The breakfast was also a huge spread. The staff was so great that they even google mapped a drive for us and printed it out, to show us the most scenic route to take to get to Fort William. They got swords off the the for the girls to hold to take pics. Wonderful people. It is also a short drive to Stirling castle and Wallace monument. I woud recommend this place for all those that are thinking of staying in the Stirling area.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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BroomhallCastle, General Manager at Broomhall Castle, responded to this review, 21 July 2014
thank you for the fantastic review and glad to hear you enjoyed yourselves, we hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday and if you are ever back in the UK please let us know and hopefully see you and the girls again
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Banchory, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

Broomhall is set in a lovely location with staff who cannot do enough for you. My daughter's wedding ran like clockwork due to Gavin's superb timetable and unobtrusive control of the day. Guests were blown away by the wonderful venue, fantastic food and the attitude of all staff. Thank you, we will talk about this weekend for a very long time.
We look forward to returning and seeing you all again soon.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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BroomhallCastle, General Manager at Broomhall Castle, responded to this review, 21 July 2014
Hiya :)

Thanks for the great review and it was an absolute hoot of a wedding.. when are you all coming back for another Harvey / Stewart gathering :) can't wait! It was an honor and pleasure looking after you all .. pass on all our best to the couple and see you all again soon
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West Kilbride, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

Yes, as castles go, it's not the grandest and bits of it are a bit tastefully down at heel, but the rooms are gorgeous, beds are comfy,the baths are amazing, the staff cannot do enough for you, the evening menu good and the breakfasts (included in price) are exceptional.
My advice is, for the same price, ditch the Premier Inns and Travel Lodges and get yourselves a bit of R&R with a bit of quirkiness and history thrown in.
The Management have the right idea, and if they stay on course, this place is going to be great!

Room Tip: Wall are too thick for wi-fi, try the bar or lounge
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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BroomhallCastle, General Manager at Broomhall Castle, responded to this review, 14 July 2014
Thanks for the great review.. yep we know we aint the best castle around but we try to make it up in otherways :) let us know when you coming back
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

Looks like a baronial home rather than a castle, and inside doesn't have a castle feel. The yardages of fabric hung on curtain rods does not a castle make! The amount of work to transform from whatever it was previously must be very expensive. It has the potential to be SO MUCH MORE and I wish the owner well in the transformation.

The elevator was creaky and creepy and slow, but a better alternative than the stairs!
The reproduction door locks were terrible. We couldn't get in the room- help arrived and jiggled the key around, got a duplicate key and jiggles that around too. After several frustrating attempts to get in the room we asked to change rooms and were moved the next day. Same problem with that room key.
There is no bolt, or secure closure inside the room if you wanted to keep the door partially open.

The potholed driveway could rip the bottom out of your rental car if you were not extra careful.

The plantings have not been maintained. Having a green thumb I felt compelled to deadhead finished blooms. The raking,weeding and dry leaf cleanup would have taken several hours. The outside of the place could have used some window cleaning and spiderweb removal. Some of the spider webs have obviously been there since last fall. The non functioning fountain was surrounded by half dead plants. The iron steps leading down to three layers of grass at the front of the home were unstable and there was no garden down there anyway.

We didn't spend anytime in the "lounge" . It was bleak and the furniture had seen better days.

All that being said, you couldn't ask for better staff. They were helpful and friendly. The breakfasts were substantial and the chef was very obliging to meet special needs. I hope the owners appreciate what a valuable group of employees they have.

Room Tip: The wifi was not accessible from the rooms- staff said the walls were too thick. Connection was avai...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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BroomhallCastle, Manager at Broomhall Castle, responded to this review, 10 July 2014
Thank you for your review, we are always welcome of honest opinions, as without them we cannot improve.. We do avertise ourselves in our description on all websites as a Baronial Mansion, the building was called Broomhall Castle before we took it over and felt it best to keep the name! We are still working on it and are getting there slowly.. I have asked the guys to look into the locks and we are trying to come up with a solution
The driveway is getting fixed (unfortunately this is due to a faulty waterpipe which the local water board is going to be replacing, which will involve ripping up most of the drive and then it will get properly resurfaced!)
We do have gardners come up on a weekly basis and rotate what jobs they do from mowing the lawns, to the flower beds to the trees..
The WiFi is only avaliable in the immediate guest areas and not in the bedrooms, it is due to the thickness of the walls and we cannot use a system that is plugged into the mains as there are 5 different circuits throughout the hotel, hence the reason we advertise WiFi in the guest areas not the bedrooms so noone can complain about it..

Glad the staff were all of the standard we want to achieve and we are very aware of how awesome they all are, and we wouldn't change them for the world.. we do look after them and will never hear a bad word said about them..

So once again thank you for your comments we are currently acting on most of them and hopefully if and when you return to us in the future you will see a difference in the old place

Regards and thank you once again
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Scotland, UK
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

We had booked three venues to look at for our wedding and Broomhall was the first we would visit in January 2012. We met up with Rod and Ty and were taking through the venue, shown the room they use for the ceremony and then the hall they use for the meal and evening section of the wedding.

The castle from the outside has always caught our eye with me having previously lived quite local to it. When you get inside you can see how much work the staff are putting into making this the best venue it can be. Yes the venue used to be nursing home, but then i used to be a 7 yr old, things change and from our initial visit in 2012 to the wedding in June 2014, this venue is 100% a traditional Scottish Castle and one to be proud of. The work that has been done to the venue is very in-keeping with how you would expect a castle of this age to look and all done to a really high quality. The bedrooms for example are very traditional and feel like a real castle retreat.

The castle has beautiful sandstone walls, amazing oak flooring and great traditional detail throughout. Our room had a amazing four poster bed, two huge couches and a great roll top bath, you have to try and get this room if you are staying over.

It's safe to say, we didn't go and see the other two venues we had booked to look at, there was no point. Rod, Ty and Gavin who became involved in the planning of our wedding made sure the day was to be all about us, and they would be happy to help with any request we might have.

We had 3 or 4 meetings with the venue in the 2 years running up to our wedding and each time is was great to catch up with the guys and see the changes they had been making.

Planning our wedding was 100% stress free and that is without doubt thanks to Rod and Gavin. On the day, Gavin took charge and he was nothing short of outstanding all day and into the evening. Going well and truly above the standard call of duty. He was helped out through the day by the staff and Rob. Honestly, every member of staff we dealt with couldn't do enough to help. Gavin even helping us right up to the last minute in our room with our Humanist.

We love this place, it's always going to be special to us. Whether you are just staying the night or having your wedding, they won't let you down.

We booked out every room in the venue for our wedding and all of our guest were delighted with the hotel, rooms, staff, service and breakfast. Yes there are a few cobwebs in high to reach places - Hello, it's a castle, we call that a feature. People really need to look where they are and get there head out of every little nook and cranny. Small rant but has to be said.

I won't go into detail of the costing of our wedding but we truly feel we got great value for money. We were able to create an amazing 4 choice 3 course menu for 80+ guest and the end results were outstanding. Massive well done to the chef and his team.

Again, a massive thank you from us. You guys were amazing and we'll be back soon. We won't be paying for 80+ people this time, just the two of us :-)

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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BroomhallCastle, Manager at Broomhall Castle, responded to this review, 10 July 2014
Hi Guys

What more can I say other than it was an absolute pleasure hosting your wedding and you are more than welcome back any time, and that goes for all your guests (granted they can pay for themselves next time!!!)

Really really glad you enjoyed it and cant wait to see you again soon

Regards and thanks again

Rod

ps... nice to bump into you in town the other day :)
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Lee, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

The castle looks nice from a distance, and the staff were friendly, but our room did not have the best view (a rooftop) and lacked a "castle" feeling inside. Enjoyed our stay but the food was very average and not a great deal of choice on the menu.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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BroomhallCastle, Guest Relations Manager at Broomhall Castle, responded to this review, 10 July 2014
Hi there

thank you for leaving a review, not sure what to say other than I am sorry the meal and view were not what you expected, yes some of our rooms are to the rear of the castle and one looks out over a flat roof to the Ochil Hills behind, alas if the hotel is full we need to use all rooms.. The food being average and not a lot of choice does concern me as we never have complaints about the food, either the quality or variety so I will be bringing this up with the kitchen team!
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Property: Broomhall Castle
Address: Broomhall Castle Long Row, Menstrie FK11 7EA, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Clackmannanshire > Menstrie
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Menstrie
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Hotel Class:3 star — Broomhall Castle 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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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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