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The Stirling Highland Hotel
Ranked #6 of 20 Hotels in Stirling
Certificate of Excellence
Stirling
1 review
“Stirling Highland Hotel”
Reviewed 27 May 2014

Lovely building complemented by friendly and efficient staff; nice pool and gym facilities; good breakfast with wide choice; nice bar; ideal location for seeing Stirling, and for the Prudential office in Craigforth which I visit for a few days about once every 3 months.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Stewart B, General Manager at The Stirling Highland Hotel, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
Dear davegoble

Thank you for the review of your stay.

Glad that the staff looked after you and that you enjoyed your stay and that you had time to use the leisure facilities.

Regards
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 May 2014 via mobile

Stayed for two nights on business. Lovely service from all staff I encountered. Had room service which was very nice both nights. Only complaint was that there was poop in the toilet when I arrived and the window didn't shut properly. An oversight from housekeeping perhaps and the window got reported so will hopefully get fixed. Would definitely stay here again.

Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Stewart B, General Manager at The Stirling Highland Hotel, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
Dear massie_le,

Thank you for taking the time to pass on your comments after your stay.

Please accept my apologies for the lapse in our normally high housekeeping standards.

Glad than on the whole you had an enjoyable stay.

Regards
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York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 May 2014 via mobile

Having attended Stirling University, and having lived opposite the hotel for 2 years, I was taken for a weekend stay. Beautiful hotel, excellent breakfast, rooms clean and spacious - windows a bit small but not a worry as this is only a place to eat and sleep! The view at breakfast was amazing! Centrally located so easy to walk into the centre.

  • Stayed November 2013
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Stewart B, General Manager at The Stirling Highland Hotel, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
Dear PumpkinPye04,

Thank you for the 5 star review.

Delighted that you enjoyed your stay.

As you say we are very centrally located and Stirling Castle and the main shopping area are all within a few minutes walk.

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Woodnewton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

A perfect Hotel to see the Castle just a short walk away and easy road trip to Wallis Memorial. Very hilly so a good stout pair of shoes needed. Venues have good information with toilet and drink facilities. All excellent. To upgrade room to include slippers and robes was easy. The setting is just as I expected and we would cetainly go again

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Stewart B, General Manager at The Stirling Highland Hotel, responded to this review, 23 May 2014
Dear Su W,

Thank you for the 5 star review after your stay.

Great that you found time to visit the local attractions and delighted that you will stay with us again.

Regards
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Inverness
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Reviewed 19 May 2014

I would say the hotel is a 3 star and not a 4, it needs a refurbishment in a few places however this is an old building and understandably fairly hard to maintain. I found the staff to be pleasant but could be a little slow in coming forward with requests. The rooms were great, comfortable and a reasonable size. The free wifi is great once you get connected, give it time as I found it took at least 5 mins for it to connect with your device. The swimming pool, jacuzzi, steam room and sauna are lovely and we'll worth making use of. Breakfasts are fine, buffet style with the usual selection. I went along with a friend for a conference and on the Saturday night a 3 course meal was part of the deal. This was a really great evening, the tables laid out beautifully and the meal was very tasty. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Stewart B, General Manager at The Stirling Highland Hotel, responded to this review, 23 May 2014
Dear LighthouseFanatic,

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments after your recent stay. Disappointing that you felt we were 3 stars, your comments would appear to support our 4 star rating.

As you state we are an old building dating back to 1854 and the original building was the High School for Stirling, the building does require a fair bit of TLC but we do a fairly good job of keeping on top of it.

Delighted that you found the time to use the leisure facilities and enjoyed the event on the Saturday night.

Thanks again for passing on your comments.

Regards
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Newcastle
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Reviewed 16 May 2014 via mobile

We booked into this hotel on the way back to England. It is in a really good location with plenty of bars and restaurants within walking distance. It's very clean and done out nicely. Beds are very comfortable and most of the rooms have a great view. If we stopped in Stirling again we would definitely book this hotel.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Stewart B, General Manager at The Stirling Highland Hotel, responded to this review, 19 May 2014
Dear Bella1230,

Thank you for taking the time to post your positive feedback.

Delighted you enjoyed your stay and will stay with us again.

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Sandy, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

This was our first trip to Stirling and our stay was made all the more pleasant by the hotel and the staff.
The management seem to have put together a good team of young and helpful staff happy to help and interact with the guests. The room we had was well appointed overlooking the courtyard of this old school with an interesting skyline over the rooftops of this historic city.
It was comfortable and clean and well serviced during our stay. The food was of very good quality and variety presented with care and enthusiam. While I carried out my work my wife was able to enjoy Stirling as a city and found everyone in the shops to be warm and helpful.
The area has much to see and we took the opportunity while in the area to take in the views and attractions.
The staff seemed pleased with and proud of their hotel and the city.
I would not hesitate to recommend staying here and will do so again as the opportunity presents itself

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Stewart B, General Manager at The Stirling Highland Hotel, responded to this review, 19 May 2014
Dear Martin H,

Thank you for the 5 star review delighted that we exceeded your expectations and made your trip to Stirling more memorable.

Please come back and stay with us again soon.

Regards
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Property: The Stirling Highland Hotel
Address: 29 Spittal Street, Stirling FK8 1DU, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Stirling > Stirling
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 20 Hotels in Stirling
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Stirling Highland Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 96
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The 19th Century, four-star Stirling Highland Hotel used to be the city’s high school and is just a few minutes walk from Stirling Castle and the attractions of the city. Its 98 bedrooms include 18 premium bedrooms and 2 deluxe rooms and Stirling is the gateway to the Scottish Highlands so majestic mountains and tranquil lochs are close by. Enjoy the Trossach’s National Park before sampling a single malt in the hotel’s new on-site Stirling Whisky Shop. Unwind in the spa, enjoy award-winning food in the 2 AA Rosette Scholars Restaurant then relax with a nightcap in the Headmaster’s Bar. ... more   less 
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