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“A superb hotel” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Doubletree by Hilton, Dunblane-Hydro

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Doubletree by Hilton, Dunblane-Hydro
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Dunblane
Berkhamsted
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82 reviews
35 hotel reviews
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“A superb hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014

This Old famous hotel, has been sympathetically renovated, and modernised where applicable.
The rooms have excellent decor and are comfortably furnished together with up to date bathrooms. I love the large bath towels.

The bar and restaurant ar excellent with many interesting food items on the menu's.

I have a issue, and that is the star of the rear lift which on the ground floor has the push button assembly fixed to the wall with tape, and the doors together with the surrounds all in brush aluminium have not been cleaned for some time, and the bottom runners of the lift when the doors are open who a large build up dirt.

Another problem is the the fact there is only one lift and at times there is along wait.

I ave a blue badge but could not find a bat because there were cars without badges using the spaces, when I mentioned this i was told there really wasn't anything they could do.

Not what one expects from Doubletree

Room Tip: Try to get a room in the front main building as it is along walk to the rear
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Paisley, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

We booked this hotel to celebrate a 50th birthday. We had 2 very good meals in the Kailyard, however at lunchtime the service was slow and our plates were left on our table too long after completing our main meal. Service was very good for the evening meal. The real dampner was that there was no hot water the following morning before breakfast, so we could not have a bath or shower. I contacted reception but there was still no hot water until we checked out. Also right in the middle of breakfast we had to endure a fire alarm check that was part of procedures in the run up to various events this summer. The hotel gave their excuses that Police Scotland had prompted this.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Review collected in partnership with DoubleTree by Hilton

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2 Thank Alan F
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Ciaran m, Front Office Manager at Doubletree by Hilton, Dunblane-Hydro, responded to this review, 11 July 2014
Dear Alan F,
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at DoubleTree by Hilton Dunblane. We welcome the valuable constructive feedback you have given and may I express my apologies that we fell short of your expectations on this occasion.

I was disappointed to read about your unfortunate issue with hot water, please rest assured that this is an extremely rare occurrence as such I have forwarded your comments to Maintenance for a full investigation. We appreciate your patience during our recent evacuation drill, although evidently this was an inconvenience, such practises are in line with our Health and Safety obligations and helps us to maintain the necessary levels of response and efficiency required in the rare event of a full scale emergency situation.
I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
1 review
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

Had a lovely stay - very busy when we arrived due to a wedding so there ws a bit of a wait to checked in but reception staff very courteous. We upgraded our room which was nice but still fairly small. I was travelling with my elderly mother and used the lift a fair amount of time - very small lift for the size of hotel! A training session fire alarm evacuation took place on the Sunday morning - was very impressed with the staff who came and got my mother (whilst I was in the fitness centre) and looked after her till it was over. Croissants offered to everyone for the disruption which was a nice thought. Good to see that the evacuation seemed to work well. All in all a nice stay in beautiful surroundings and the staff were extremely helpful at all times.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Review collected in partnership with DoubleTree by Hilton

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Ciaran m, Front Office Manager at Doubletree by Hilton, Dunblane-Hydro, responded to this review, 11 July 2014
Dear Fiona m,

Thank you for sharing your experience of your recent stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton Dunblane-Hydro.

I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed our DoubleTree hospitality and I’ll be only too pleased to pass this onto the entire team. Thank You for your patience during our evacuation drill, although unfortunately this can be a disruption and inconvenience it does help to ensure that we can consistently provide the expected levels of assistance and professionalism required in the rare event of a full scale emergency.

I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014 via mobile

Hi,

Have stayed in many Hiltons before but this is the worst thus far. While I appreciate this hotel has retained its ambience but rooms lacks sheer quality and dull lights. No minibar (but menu available), ironing board but no iron. Alarm clock dirty.. Review required

Stayed July 2014
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Ciaran m, Front Office Manager at Doubletree by Hilton, Dunblane-Hydro, responded to this review, 11 July 2014
Dear Viji m,

Thank you for the feedback of your recent stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton Dunblane-Hydro.

We find that the vast majority of our guests really appreciate the look and quality of our bedrooms so we’re very sorry to hear that during this stay your room did not meet with your expectations. Nevertheless I will however ensure that your response is shared with our senior management team and I do hope that this will not put you off revisiting us in the future.
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

This was a return visit after a disappointing visit in April . This was better however still things need looked at dirty cutlery on table at breakfast no milk on table the stairs on way to our room were badly knocked needed repaired the room could have had a lick of paint in places.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Review collected in partnership with DoubleTree by Hilton

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Ciaran m, Front Office Manager at Doubletree by Hilton, Dunblane-Hydro, responded to this review, 11 July 2014
Dear Fionag43,

We really appreciate the time taken to review your return stay here at DoubleTree by Hilton Dunblane-Hydro.

I am happy to see you had a far more enjoyable stay and thank you for the specific notes around your room and Dining experience which helps us to continually improve our guest experience.
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Dundee, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

We travelled here for a wedding reception and were impressed with the hotel room, especially the chocolate chip cookie which was yummy! The bed was comfortable and the bathroom also very nice. The shower had one of those large heads that was maybe 8" in diameter, so I had to try that and now want one for my own bathroom! The room was quite warm overnight so we didn't have the best night's sleep, air conditioning would be a welcome addition, also the towels were a bit rough, would have liked them to be softer. All in all we were happy with our stay here.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Review collected in partnership with DoubleTree by Hilton

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2 Thank Jenny V
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Ciaran m, Front Office Manager at Doubletree by Hilton, Dunblane-Hydro, responded to this review, 11 July 2014
Dear Jenny V,

I loved your 'Ideal Wedding Venue' title, we think so too! At DoubleTree by Hilton Dunblane-Hydro we firmly believe that the little things mean everything so I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed our freshly baked on property welcome cookies and our bathroom showers.

Unfortunately we experienced an unusually hot and humid period during your trip but on your return please do not hesitate to contact our team who will be more than happy to provide a fan or a room move to cooler part of the hotel where availability allows.

Look forward to seeing you again sometime soon.
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Leeds
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

Any of you out there who want a wonderful and relaxing break should get themselves along to the Dunblane Hydro. From the moment you arrive you are treated like an old friend and you know that the staff would do anything to help you not matter what the request maybe. The restaurant is superb, the health club and facilities are second to non. The location and views make the experience even greater. Go on treat yourself you are worth it!!!!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Review collected in partnership with DoubleTree by Hilton

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2 Thank David E
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Ciaran m, Front Office Manager at Doubletree by Hilton, Dunblane-Hydro, responded to this review, 11 July 2014
Dear David E,

Thank you for your time spent reviewing your recent visit and your extremely kind words. I throroughly enjoyed reading your review and cant wait to share your feedback with the team who will be delighted for the confirmation of the hospitality and service which we pride ourselves on here at DoubleTree by Hilton Dunblane-Hydro.

We hope to Welcome you back again very soon
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Property: Doubletree by Hilton, Dunblane-Hydro
Address: Perth Road, Dunblane FK15 0HG, Scotland
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Stirling > Dunblane
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Dunblane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Doubletree by Hilton, Dunblane-Hydro 4*
Number of rooms: 200
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Also Known As:
Doubletree By Hilton, Dunblane-Hydro Hotel Dunblane
Hilton International Dunblane
Dunblane Hydro
Hydro Dunblane
Dunblane Hilton International
Doubletree By Hilton, Dunblane-Hydro Stirling

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