Ratings based on 320 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.0 out of 5
86% of guests recommend
4.2 Room cleanliness
4.1 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
3.8 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4out of 5
by A verified traveller

Posted 20-Sep-2016
It was fine. good to have parking available. room pleasant.
3out of 5
by A verified traveller

Very poor wifi

Posted 18-Aug-2016
Went there for 2 days where I could isolate self and concentrate on work and enjoy facilities, facilities great but wifi so poor couldn't work.
4out of 5
by A verified traveller

Good location, could use a better shower

Posted 13-Aug-2016
Nice hotel, comfortable bed, but the pillows sucked. The location is excellent, particularly for taking the backwalk along the old town wall to get to the castle. The shower was functional, but never got above lukewarm.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller from CT

Small Town Hotel 30 Minutes from Edinburgh Airport

Posted 11-Aug-2016
Pros: King sized bed.
Cons: Wedding music from neighboring hotel's courtyard was loud. Reserve rooms on that side for wedding guests?
Location: Stirling Castle next door.
Was a good stopover on way back from Highlands on way to the airport. Small, walkable old town pleasant enough.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller from malaga

Muy bien situado

Posted 10-Aug-2016
Habitación y limpieza correctos. Ubicación perfecta. Desayuno excepcional. Parkin excepcional.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller from Edinburgh

Easy access in town centre.

Posted 07-Aug-2016
Pros: Retained school history and information and the town centre location.
Cons: Cheaper breakfast.
Location: Perfect old town location close to the castle and shops.
Excellent location and lovely easy place to be - parking easy and within Hotel grounds. The spa was lovely and staff really helpful. Bar open for food all day which was useful as we wanted to eat soon after arriving. Really interesting setting within an old school, including the Headmasters Room and subject rooms!
5out of 5
by A verified traveller from Fredericton, NB, Canada

The mini castle experience

Posted 06-Aug-2016
Pros: The Victorian style of the hotel, and helpful staff.
Cons: Remind visitors to wear comfortable foot wear as there is a fair amount of uphill walking on cobble stoned streets.
Location: Centrally located, close proximately to Stirling castle and other historical attractions. Pubs and shops are nearby.
As the hotel used to be an academy and is over a hundred years old, it was almost like staying in a small castle. Set on rock and an uphill climb from the train station it is an imposing structure with beautiful architecture. It is very large and spread out with a courtyard in the middle which has parking, and there was ample parking in back of the hotel too. We were pleasantly surprised to have our room upgraded to a deluxe room which gave us an amazing view of the city, all the church steeples and many clocks. The staff were gracious and helpful, ordering taxi for us, recommended car rental agencies, and offering to hold our luggage so we could explore the city the next day after checking out. The room was very clean, lots of lighting, mini fridge, spacious bathroom. And best of all they had a modern indoor pool and jacuzzi.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller from Florida

Nice Hotel, Needs Some Staff Training

Posted 29-Jul-2016
Pros: We loved the location and being able to walk to attractions, like the castle and old jail, as well as restaurants, shops, and the train station.
Cons: It seemed that the hotel was in a transition and hadn't gotten their procedures down, but the employs tried hard to take care of our needs.
Location: The hotel is right down the hill from the castle and old jail and is also in walking distance to restaurants, shops, and the train station.
The hotel is in an old high school and has a lot of character. It is in the perfect location for exploring Stirling, right down the hill from the Castle. The hotel staff was very attentive and provided an extra sheet and fan when the weather became unusually warm. The service in the restaurant and bar was a little confusing when it came to service and how to sign for our meals. It seemed that there wasn't a set procedure or the staff wasn't instructed how to communicate with the guests. We hope they have resolved the issues with the room key cards, as we had to have new keys programmed for our room 3 times while there.
4out of 5
by A verified traveller

Back to School

Posted 27-Jul-2016
Spent one night here and found it a pleasant experience. The fact that it was a grammar school is evident within the open reception area and the long corridors with old classrooms leading off them, all with new uses. The bedroom was a reasonable size but a bit dark and slightly dated, some TLC needed all round. The bed was comfortable enough but the duvet was a bit heavy. The swimming pool and spa area feels and look newer and is in good condition. The building overall has a good mix of styles with exposed stonework and winding staircases. The staff were friendly and helpful. There seems to be plenty of parking on site and it is close to the city centre. Walking into the city is easy as it is downhill but it is it is a steep walk back up. We didn't eat here so can't comment on the food.
2out of 5
by A verified traveller from Peterhead

Most certainly an Overpriced and Overrated Hotel

Posted 24-Jul-2016
I was very disappointed with the standard of this hotel. Yes looks wonderful from the outside but definitely not the case once inside. Supposedly upgraded to a deluxe room I dread to think the condition of the standard room. Our room was very, very shabby with torn wallpaper, a bathroom door which had been badly patched as it had previously had 2 holes punched through it. The entrance light was filthily, full of flies and the curtain pelmets were hanging with dust, not the standard of cleanliness I would have expected for a 4 star hotel. Even the little extras such as a pen and pad were missing. I do not know why this is categorised as a 4 star hotel and certainly not worth the money we paid for a 2 night stay.