if you like good food and a pleasant change from the usual characterless hotels around these days try the park lodge hotel in stirling.
its situated only a 5 minute walk from the centre of stirling in a very nice neighbourhood & theres plenty of parking available.
you have to ring the bell to access the hotel & once youve entered you will feel as though have stepped back in time & you will find a check in process that was so refreshing it made me smile. youre asked to sign in & then shown to your room and presented with your key and any instructions the owners wish to give.
no 15 minutes of presenting credit cards as room guarantees for a hotel employee who may as well be a robot.
just a couple of minutes of friendly introduction and kindly letting you know what you need to know.
the hotel itself is very nice & really is like stepping back in time so you will know what to expect if you come here. period decor & finishes. not rooms from an ikea brochure.
when our friends heard we were staying here they booked us all in for dinner as they had heard very good things about the hotels food.
they do a 3 course menu here for £26 per head & it is excellent. there were 4 different starters, 5 mains & 4 desserts to choose from & id recommend it to anyone whether they were staying in the hotel or not. the steak that 5 of us had was particularly good & was cooked perfectly in the manner asked for by each of us.
unfortunately due to the clocks going forward i slept in & missed breakfast but if it was half as good as the meal we had the previous evening then it would be great.
i wouldnt complain about anything here.
due to the type of place this is you may find a bit of wear but you'd have to be looking for it & the place was spotlessly clean & had everything that we needed.
in the restaurant & lounge they didnt have beer on tap but i had a few beers and they were freezing cold so job done.
if little issues such as these are a problem for you then maybe the park lodge isnt the place for you but then you'd be missing out on a relaxing stay in a really grand old house.
and you wouldnt get to try one of those excellent steaks !!
if ever the need to stay overnight in this area again occurs then id definitely stay here again.
it truly was such a pleasant change from the normal hotel experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the central belt of Scotland in the historic city of Stirling. This lovely Georgian House, built in 1825, has been beautifully restored and is now a Country House Hotel situated near to the town centre of Stirling. The Hotel overlooks Kings Park and Stirling Golf Course with splendid views of Stirling Castle. The Hotel has been privately owned for over 20 years. The interior of the Hotel, with its Victorian wing, has been lovingly furnished to an exceptionally high standard in keeping with the character of the building. The 9 bedrooms each have an individual style, with that personal touch displayed in all. The Hotel also has a beautiful walled garden, at the rear, which guests are free to enjoy at their leisure. The beautiful location, luxurious surroundings, excellent food and wine, and friendly service make the perfect combination and will ensure any visit to the Hotel will be memorable. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Park Hotel Stirling
- Park Lodge Hotel Stirling, Scotland