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'.
- 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