Surprisingly Great Overnight Stay in Stirling
This was an overnight stop-off en-route to our main holiday in Shetland, and as such we did not really expect to do much sightseeing.
The parking within the courtyard was perfect for easily unpacking our luggage, and after an early check-in into our very nice and spacious room we decided to pop up the road to visit the castle. It should be noted that the bed really IS a king-size one..some hotels state their beds are that size but are not...here the bed certainly was and was fabulously comfortable !
We 'discovered' a couple of items which should not have been left in our room, namely a slipper and some wiring (?), along with a couple of stray hairs around the bathroom sink but apart form that, everything about our room was great.
Following a lovely educational trip to the castle...not far from the hotel...we decided to have a bar meal in the hotel (steak & ale pie and cheese board), and then retire to bed.
Breakfast was a plentiful self-serve buffet, with the usual hot and cold spread.
Check out at 11am was okay but could have been improved by the two young ladies on duty asking how we enjoyed our stay,etc instead of what I perceived to be 'going through the motions' and not really taking much interest in us as departing guests. I make this comment, having recent experience working in the hotel industry.
That aside, we would recommend this hotel and not hesitate to return....which is definitely on our to do list, as there is more to Stirling then previously thought!