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The Stirling Highland Hotel

29 Spittal Street, Stirling FK8 1DU Scotland
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  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#12 of 20 hotels in Stirling
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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Facial treatments
Head massage
Steam room
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Polish
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owenl wrote a review 23 Sep
northern ireland2 contributions
Spent a night here earlier in the week. Pre booked and paid 5 weeks ago. Charged again on arrival although mistake corrected and refunded. Room nice but rest of Hotel tired and in need of refreshments, floor coverings paint, furnishings. Breakfast really tasty. Outside bar area had no functioning heaters that werent able to be fixed when we were there. All in all a nice location but attention to detail in terms of service and environment would need revisited before I would be tempted back.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Eilselsebrof wrote a review 23 Sep
Houston, United Kingdom130 contributions33 helpful votes
Yes, like hundreds of others we experienced a miserable two days in the Stirling Highland Hotel. It is past It's best and a disgrace to continue in It's present deplorable state. But remember this hotel is owned by one of the UK's most profitable hotel groups. Make your real complaint to the Cairn group. Give them a hard time. Or just let your lost money go down the drain.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Lorna K wrote a review 22 Sep
Oban, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
The hotel is in an unique and interesting building. Very historical! The public areas are fresh, bright and airy. Our bedroom was comfortable and clean although the bathroom was a little tired. The staff are extremely helpful and cheerful. The hotel is situated fairly centrally although it is a steep climb if on foot. The food at dinner was outstanding with a varied choice and generous helpings. We booked our break directly with the hotel and it was very good value. I have stayed before and will certainly return again.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Ann M wrote a review 22 Sep
Edinburgh, United Kingdom3 contributions
Third visit to this hotel. Itison deal good value. Staff professional and friendly. Restaurant quality very good. Rooms comfortable and clean. Plenty car parking. Didn't use leisure facilities on this occasion.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
MrsBearapproved wrote a review 22 Sep
Rothesay, United Kingdom15 contributions8 helpful votes
The hotel is in a fabulous building, formerly a school and reminiscent of Hogwarts. The room was very comfortable and warm. We had an excellent lunch there but the breakfasts were just average which was particularly disappointing after the lunch. The staff were helpful and friendly, they deserve five stars.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
US$91 - US$187 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Stirling Highland Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Stirling Highland Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Tinsel & Tartan (0.2 km), Tinkerbells Emporium (0.2 km), and The Old Town Jail (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Stirling Highland Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Stirling Highland Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Stirling Highland Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Stirling Highland Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mint Leaf, The Allan Park Pub & Restaurant, and Caffe Pompei.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Stirling Highland Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Is The Stirling Highland Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Stirling.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Stirling Highland Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Stirling Highland Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Stirling Highland Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Stirling Highland Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Polish.