Everyone wants their Christmas presents to get an A+.
Expect top marks from your nearest and dearest if you enrol them for today’s Big Deal with The Stirling Highland Hotel, formerly the city’s High School.
The chalk dust has long settled in this four star hotel on Spittal Street but you can still spend hours of happy research in the Headmaster’s Study bar.
Within easy reach of Glasgow and Edinburgh, The Stirling Highland Hotel is perfectly located for short breaks in Stirlingshire, the Highlands and the Scottish Lowlands.
The hotel sits in the heart of Stirling and offers panoramic views across the Forth Valley.
Seven days a week
Available seven days a week, this offer is for two people to enjoy an overnight stay in one of the hotel’s lovely double or twin rooms with a full Scottish breakfast in the morning.
A bottle of house wine will be waiting in your room on arrival.
The offer also includes a three course table d’hôte dinner in the Scholar’s Restaurant and full use of the excellent leisure facilities.
Saturday night stays will be charged a supplement of £20 per room.
Retaining the charm and character of the original building but with the contemporary comforts you would expect, guest rooms are light and airy. Features include free WiFi, complimentary refreshment trays, an iron and ironing board.
As well as a full Scottish breakfast, the offer includes a three course table d’hôte dinner for two in the stylish Scholars’ Restaurant.
The restaurant has been awarded an AA Rosette for its regularly changing menus which feature both traditional Scottish dishes as well as choices from further afield.
Typical starters might be the crayfish cocktail while popular main courses include slow cooked Scottish beef with creamed potato, carrots, green beans, pancetta and a bacon and mushroom sauce.
Certain dishes, such as the fillet steak will incur a supplement.
After dinner, guests can enjoy a nightcap in the Headmaster’s Study bar. A late check-out to 2pm on your day of departure means that you won’t need to rush your morning.
Swim for it
As well as a relaxing spa, The Stirling Highland Hotel features a Health Club which offers fantastic facilities including an extensive fitness suite with Technogym Wellness System; indoor heated swimming pool; soothing spa pool; sauna and steam room.
Hotel guests are welcome to use them all during their stay.
The Stirling Highland Hotel has plenty of admirers on TripAdvisor. This is what a couple of recent guest had to say:
‘Stunning hotel. Loved it. Lovely room in fantastic location. Staff couldn’t do enough…’
‘Perfect. Just returned from a two night break at the hotel. We knew the area was very central and the hotel website made it look idea for us. Couldn’t believe the size of the hotel on arrival, and just how beautiful the hotel actually was. I don’t think the website does it justice. We had absolutely no complaints whatsoever… Couldn’t recommend this hotel highly enough. If returning to Stirling, we would definitely re-book this hotel.’
Vouchers for this Big Deal are valid from early January to the 30th of March and would make thoughtful Christmas presents.
Alternatively, buy a couple, gift one and use the other to treat yourself to a relaxing hotel getaway in early 2015.
And that’s how you get top marks for initiative.