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The Stirling Highland Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Stopped in while looking for a place to stay for the night and we were accommodated quickly. VERY nice room and easy access to shops, restaurants and castle. Excellent bed, clean room and very good breakfast. Highly recommended!

Excellent stay here. Central location, half way up to the Castle. Lift was out of action when we stayed so stairs a bit of a problem! Friendly staff. Dinner menu not to our choice but plenty of other eating places within walking distance. Older building and some parts in need of upgrade, but on the whole a pleasant stay.

We booked a BBEM package for £122 and had an excellent experience. I had stayed for 1 night about 25 years ago, but have had no need to overnight in Stirling since. The hotel is the old Stirling High School which has been tastefully converted into a very comfortable hotel with leisure facilities. We spent a couple of hours enjoying these (pool, steam room, sauna, jacuzzi) but didn't feel the urge to use the gym! My wife lost a pendant, and within minutes of notifying the staff, one of the leisure staff found it in the jacuzzi and RAN to our room to return it! The room we had was a good sized double with a compact but more than adequate en-suite. There were the usual things like an iron and kettle etc. The bed was firm and very comfortable. I had a little concern at reading some reviewers comments - sullen restaurant staff for example - but our dining experience was excellent. Our two waitresses were foreign, sisters I believe, with immaculate English. Couldn't fault their manner or service at all. The food was from a relatively limited menu (6 starters, mains, sweets) but a good choice nevertheless, and beautifully presented. It certainly won't be so long till we return, and I know this will be our hotel!

Hotel is in need of an upgrade. It is too expensive for what you get. No lift it was out of order all of the three days we were there. Breakfast was not exceptional, bacon was hardly cooked, had to rummage in the pile to find some to my liking. Bathroom was out of the seventies , exposed pipework and a toilet that flushed intermittently, For a four star hotel very dissapointing, have been in a lot that are miles better value.

Not having an operational elevator is a good sign that things need to be worked on. Rooms were pleasant enough, but age is setting in. Restaurant was OK with a decent enough meal, but seemed over priced. Location is great for Stirling Castle.

It was my first visit to Stirling but it definitely won't be my last. Climbing the street from the train station up to the hotel is certainly worth the effort. The formerly old school is now a most handsome hotel with a touch of luxury. I had a wonderful spacious room on the third floor with some magnificent views over Stirling. The staff was very friendly and helpful and made me feel most welcome. I wanted to have a later check out and was happily surprised how little it cost. Unfortunately it was too cloudy at night. Otherwise I would have loved to see the observatory of the hotel and the stars above Stirling night sky. (Next time..?) After a very well slept night I enjoyed the delicious and plentiful breakfast before visiting the castle in a short walking distance. I can only imagine how wonderful and cozy it could be to spend a Christmas in Stirling Highland Hotel!

We stayed for one night to check out the castle and the Wallace tower. The location for the historical sites cannot be beat as it's only a short walk to the castle and Old Jail town. The check in was great and our room was easy to get to, even with the broken lift. Breakfast in the morning was a big spread of foods. The room itself was nice, but nothing special, even as a delux. The extra few bucks, though, were worth the use of the bath robes, the water an wine in the room, and the later check out time.

We stayed here for 5 nights. Not only are the staff dog friendly, I would go as far to say that they are hugely dog welcoming! The hotel is ideally located for the town and castle, the room we stayed in was a good size for 2 adults, a baby and a dog. They and made up the travel cot with towels and toiletries all set out beautifully for our baby, which was a lovely touch. The room was a little dated looking, especially the bathroom, and we felt the food was a little expensive, but other than that it was a great trip! Definitely recommend a trip to their observatory, very interesting!

Our visit was extremely comfortable and restful. The hotel was centrally situated with easy access to the castle and the town center. It has a spa which adds to the luxury feeling of the hotel. Situated with easy access to surrounding historic venues, close to Glasgow and Edinburgh also.

We booked 3 rooms, 2 Delux and 1 standard and on arrival we were told there was a mix up and no rooms for us. After half hour we were eventually given 3 rooms. The delux rooms are so well over priced and not worth it - £ 184.00 per night The Hotel is not a 4 star as the rooms badly require updated and the bathrooms are so tired and old fashioned. There was a part missing from the WC, the shower was absolutely awful and we the rooms were not clean. A used cotton bud was on the carpet of our room Breakfast was awful - they ran out of food and we all had to wait. We had to clear our own dishes from the table and is think if you are paying £184.00 per night the at least could give you a service to your table and not buffet !! Would no use this hotel again. The lifts were not working and they have been out of commission for over 2 weeks. disgraceful !!

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 2006 reviews