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The Stirling Highland Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This hotel is in a great location for exploring the historic parts of Stirling being an easy walk to the famous castle. Made from an old school it has lots of features that remind you or its earlier life. Great views from the hotel across the rooftops and countryside beyond as location is on a hill. Well maintained standard double room was a good size an bathrooms have lots of marble. All very clean. Opening windows but no aircon in bedrooms. Lots of room upgrades options. Interesting public spaces good looking pool. Bean burger in the library bar was OK but nothing special. Breakfast was a good standard with fast service but coffee poor. Worth returning again.

You feel the history. Good clean rooms, Nice swimmingpool and spa. Top location. Ask the reception to see the observatory on the roof. Just WoW! What a view over the area. Unfortunatky we Just slept and eat, so no sightseeing. Maybe next time...

We stayed 3 nights here. The location is a short but uphill walk to Stirling Castle and the Church of the Holy Rood. Going downhill is a moderate walk to the main shopping area. The hotel staff were helpful and eager to please. The restaurant served very good food and a breakfast with limited selections but several hot items. The lift was not operating while we were there, and this made the climb to the second floor difficult for my wife, with her knee issues. The rooms were large and comfortable. This is an historic building and the decor is very traditional (and perhaps a bit worn). We did not use the spa and meeting place facilities. The town of Stirling is a wonderful place to stay and this hotel is quite adequate.

Just returned from a 2 night stay and had a very pleasant and enjoyable stay. The reception staff were friendly and efficient and the room was nicely decorated, clean and comfortable. Breakfast had a comprehensive choice on offer. We only visited the leisure facilities once and I would agree that this area is a little tired. We were also disappointed that the Jacuzzi was closed for cleaning. The best part of this hotel has to be the location it is ideally situated for both city centre shopping/bars/restaurants or stirling castle. The only downside to our stay was that as it was nice weather the rooms and breakfast area were uncomfortably hot with no air. I suppose this is a rarity given the Scottish weather so wouldn't let this put you off.

We stayed at The Stirling Highland Hotel whilst visiting Stirling for the Crit Under The Castle. There was ample on site car parking and we were checked in very efficiently. The staff were friendly and the rooms were of a reasonable size. Breakfast was excellent, a large selection of both continental and cooked items, although unfortunately no square slice. Our only criticism would be that the hotel itself was very warm and as there is no air con in either the public areas or rooms it can feel very warm and humid. They did provide us with a fan for the room on request though. Free wifi access in the rooms and public areas was a welcome bonus.

Stayed here for only 1 night but could have easily stayed longer. Hotel is an old school that has been converted. Lovely big room and bed. Leisure facilities are very nice although changing rooms could do with a makeover. Lots of restaurants and bars nearby about 10min walk to the castle. Be warned tho it is on a hill and it is quiet steep down to the town and up to the castle. One tip is you can cut through beside whiskey shop if going to and from town.

Stayed one night booked on the day we stayed Warm and friendly reception the room was clean and the bed was excellent. The hotel is in an excellent location for both the castle/ old town and the city centre We didn't eat in the hotel as there are so many places to eat in Stirling centre but there was a good selection on the bar and restaurant menu at reasonable prices. The pool sauna and gym were an added bonus and we more or less had them to ourselves in the afternoon Will stay here again

stayed one night on an Itison deal. Breakfast was above average as was the three course meal with a glass of champers. The staff were helpful and polite. I didnt realise until i got there that the actual castle was a 7 minute walk up the hill. Great location. Ok the rooms werent top drawer but overall it was a good stay. The hotel is actually converted from an ancient school. The deal cost £129 dinner bed and breakfast. Worth every penny

Really enjoyed my stay here. It's a very convenient location for sightseeing central Scotland and located at the top of the hill in the town of Stirling. Good shopping here and has the Castle and Wallace monument of historical interest. Spa is really gooda and enjoyed pool, steam room and jacuzzi. Room was spaciusmand ned comfortable. Breakfasts are quite good.

We stayed here from the 9th-11th June and our stay at the Stirling Highland Hotel was just incredible. I booked directly with the hotel for a birthday weekend for my fiance and we were both blown away with everything. A lovely lady called Erin was on hand via email to answer my many questions and queries. I think I only mentioned that it was for a birthday treat once, maybe twice, right at the start of our correspondence, which must have been over a month before the stay, and there were chocolates in the room on arrival wishing him a happy birthday from the hotel. I was so touched and thrilled with that. When we arrived there was plenty of parking, in fact at least three areas of parking were available. We were greeted by extremely polite and very friendly staff who told us everything we needed to know about breakfast times, summarised the booking I'd made, and there was a note on my booking that said we wanted an observatory tour, which they said was no problem. We were offered help with our bags (which we declined politely but with joy of being asked, we only had two really anyway) We went up to the room and it was brilliantly well appointed, clean, plenty of plug sockets, bathroom was great, again totally spotless and well appointed. The chocolates were a surprise and so appreciated. There was even bottled water for the kettle, which was a lovely touch too. The hotel itself is so gorgeous and well looked after and the respect the staff and the hotel group itself obviously shows to the original school building shows through. We couldn't decide on whether to have dinner in the hotel or go out so we decided to shower, which was great, and wander down the road about a minute to the local Weatherspoons for some beer and a laugh before seeing what time we would stumble back to the hotel. Went to leave the hotel and pushed back the observatory tour, which they had no issue with at all, and asked for a fan for our room (the weather was really muggy) and they had it sent to our room. Discovered a short cut into the hotel through the whiskey shop entrance 'porch' and that saved us quite a few steps up the hill on the way back after the pub and used that to get back to the reception, and went to the room and ordered room service, which was AMAZING. We'd never done that before and were excited and felt like rich toffs (we're really not) and the wine and food that came up, even at 1/4 to midnight (or so, I forget when we ordered, but it only took max 15 minutes to arrive) was brilliant. Breakfast buffet was fabulous, loads of choice, I had some continental choices and my fiance went for the cooked buffet, which he said was great (difficult to get right but they nailed it). Even though there were tea and coffee machines they still asked if we'd like tea or coffee and brought a fresh pot of tea over to us when I said yes please, which I loved. We went out the next day, came back in the evening and went out again for dinner at the local Indian (also excellent, I'll review that soon) and then stumbled back to the hotel, had the observatory tour, which was fantastic (thanks to Tam, very informative and patient, letting us ooh and aah all we wanted, even though it must have been half 11 by the time we went back down, the view was breathtaking and he even pointed out views of interest to us) and we went to bed. The sleep we had on both nights was great, no noise coming from the car park even though the windows were open and the curtains were so good we slept in past 8 30 both mornings, which we never do, but adored. The TV in the room was an excellent size and had freeview (I believe). We sat up with it going for background noise while eating our room service the first night and unlike most other hotels were you have to squint to see it from the bed and watch 3 news channels over and over we got to watch Top Gear and the Jewellery channel (we scoff at the pieces on there for fun) and just really relax and totally chill. The bar staff were wonderful and let us take drinks back to our room which was perfect in the muggy evening when we were thirsty and just wanted some cola for our night stands. Breakfast on our last morning again was great. When we left they were so perfectly lovely and were really genuinely pleased when we said we'd had an amazing stay (they asked first too). Honestly the weekend couldn't have been better and I will most certainly go back again to the Stirling Highland Hotel. We didn't want to leave. I'm thinking of booking myself in with my grandmother and mother in law in August for a 'hen weekend' of using the spa and eating lovely food. Nothing was too much trouble and I'd be more than happy to take such important women in my life there. Thanks again to Erin for being so patient when answering my many emails and those chocolates with the birthday message were so lovely. Really touching and made my fiance feel really special. Oh yes, and not forgetting the free WiFi, which worked perfectly at all times.

29 Spittal Street Stirling Scotland

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

The Stirling Highland Hotel places you next to Old Town Jail and Tolbooth. This 4-star hotel has 96 rooms and welcomes guests with a restaurant, a full-service spa, and an indoor pool. It's in central Stirling and also a short walk from Mar's Walk and Church of the Holy Rude.


This hotel serves as home to a bar, along with a restaurant that specializes in international cuisine. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. Start each morning with breakfast, served for a fee from 7:30 AM to 10 AM.


All 96 rooms feature coffee makers, safes, and ironing boards. Guests can expect free WiFi and satellite TV. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. In-room massages are available, and rooms also include desks.

Property features

At The Stirling Highland Hotel, guests enjoy a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a health club. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this spa hotel include a spa tub, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas.

Room options

Standard King Room

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

69% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1952 reviews