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Culcreuch Castle Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Fintry
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 January 2014

My husband booked me two nights here on a 5pm deal. We got a family room in the castle with a cot for our son. The room was beautiful and great care had been taken to ensure an authentic period look. We ate in the bar. The food was lovely and there was a kids menu. The manager even wheeled The wee one around for five minutes when the food arrived so we could eat some of it in peace! Breakfast was one of the best I've had and it was no problem to get an extra egg for our son. It was so good we've booked in again as our family Christmas present to ourselves!
if you want an American chain style hotel don't stay here but if you want to go somewhere a bit different with bags of character and a couple of quirks then look no further. I look forward to this being our regular family weekend away spot.

  • Stayed: November 2013
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Reviewed 9 January 2014

We were very disappointed having read some of the reviews we were optimistic however our room was very tired in need of new furnishings and a carpet on the bathroom floor!!! Drinks in the bar were very expensive however you have no option once your there. Dinner in the restaurant was poor as was the presentation whoever serves watery mash with a steak? Breakfast sadly was worse we left hungry and won't be rushing back.

Room Tip: Avoid room 8
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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lairdielardie, General Manager at Culcreuch Castle Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2014

I have read your comments with interest and a wee bit of confusion.
It has been quite some time since we served mash with our steak and if you look in many menus you will see steak is not always served with chips! So your visit must have been a while ago. Also as I always say why not tell us at the time you are unhappy with your meal when we can do something to rectify the situation.
Our breakfast are usually well enjoyed, but again if you had an issue you should have said there and then when we could have done something about it. We freely admit we do not always get things right, but writing on here weeks & months later makes it more difficult to resolve the issue.
I do not think our drinks are expensive for a Country Hotel, maybe for a city centre chain with huge buying power or compared to low lost leader Supermarket offers.
Finally you say avoid Room 8 which makes me believe this is the room you allegedly stayed in?
Room 8 DOES NOT HAVE A BATHROOM CARPET and has been designed and refurbished by a well known interior designer so certainly not tired or in need of TLC.

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Reviewed 4 January 2014

Stayed in Room 4 (Napier Suite) for New Year! Had such a wonderful time that we extended our stay one day before and one day after! Would have stayed longer if the Castle had not closed for their Winter Break! We must all come back to reality at some point I dare say! All the Staff from the Culcreuch made us feel so at home, from The Laird himself down to every aspect of their Management Team.........be it Bar Management, Kitchen or Cleaning......These Guys know their job and do it well and every aspect was excellent......Have stayed in many rooms over the years and love the Napier Suite but just the relaxed atmosphere of the Culcreuch keeps us coming back for more......even managed a few walks between the rain showers, made a few friends and loved sitting in front of the Dungeon Bar Fire chilling out with a Beer or 3 and Great Food xxxxx

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 November 2013

I just looked at some poor reviews and though... "a bit unfair".

My wife and I stayed in Culcreuch a number of times and loved it every time. We like staying in castles and places with character when we go back to Scotland. Culcreuch is our favourite!

Food was always great and the dining room makes you feel more like being at a private dinner party rather than a restaurant.

Stuff are very friendly... yes, I saw other reviews, and I know there is this lady that is... not very happy. Everybody else is fantastic though so don't burn the place for the sake of a one grumpy lady! ;) The manager, Robert is the nicest and most helpful person you can imagine. There is never a problem!

We stayed in a number of rooms and liked all of them. Themed rooms are fantastic! So full of character and far away from the plastic 5* hotels some may expect. I imagine that's why people want to come to Culcreuch.

One recent disappointment however is the change in the dog policy... we got a german shepherd last year so, not happily, but will need to move to dogs friendly castles now :(

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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lairdielardie, General Manager at Culcreuch Castle Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2013

Thank you for your lovely comments my staff and I greatly appreciate them. On the dog front we have been a bit wary about this since the last remaining pet room - Courtyard Double was pretty badly damaged. However this is more the dog owners fault rather than the animal. As you are a regular please give me a call when you wish to book again and I will ensure you and the dog can stay in the courtyard room.

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Reviewed 25 November 2013

Was here at the weekend with my husband and 4 friends. We stayed on a 5pm deal which included money towards a meal in the dungeon restaurant/bar. The food and wine was good as was the friendly accommodating service. The castle has an interesting history and is a mixture of old meets new which works very well. It has a welcoming, cosy feel with open fires and a good range of whiskies.
We stayed in the Chinese Bird room which was huge and going with the right attitude you should enjoy the quirky 300 year old wallpaper and cracks to match...we did! It sure makes a difference from staying in the cloned rooms you get in other hotels. Warning though, the shower room was tiny so if you're 'big boned' i'd consider another room.
The deal also included an interesting and tasty chocolate and whisky matching tour at the Glengoyne distillery which was about a twenty minute drive away.
We will definitely be back!

Room Tip: Chinese Bird Room if you are looking for something a bit different.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 November 2013

Stayed at Culcreuch on Sat 23rd November in a courtyard room. This is our 5th stay at the castle since getting married here in Oct 2011. As always there were no disappointments, wonderful location, comfortable room, open fires, excellent food and staff that are extremely helpful. Can recommend a stay here for any occasion!

Room Tip: Splash out on the Baron suite if feeling flush otherwise a courtyard room or lodge are great value a...
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 November 2013 via mobile

Lovely setting with friendly staff. Rooms were basic but functional and clean. Castle building was interesting. Was there on special deal wouldn't be happy paying full price. Was nice to sit by log fire on a cold evening. Food was average. Was a good deal overall.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: Fintry G63 0LW, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Stirling > Fintry
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Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Fintry
Hotel Class:3 star — Culcreuch Castle Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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