Located on Spittal Street, The Stirling Highland Hotel is rated a very comfortable four stars by The AA.
However, it is surely the only hotel in Scotland which can offer guests entire galaxies of white dwarves, shell stars and hypernovas?
Formerly the city’s High School, it comes equipped its own observatory which pupils once used to look at the night skies.
Even if you have more interest in astrology than astronomy, today’s Big Deal on a getaway break will transport you light years away from your daily routine and into a luxurious new world of relaxation.
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, option one 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.
The offer also includes a three course table d’hote dinner in the Scholar’s Restaurant and full use of the excellent leisure facilities.
Option two is for a two consecutive night stay and, as well as a full Scottish breakfast each morning, includes a three course dinner and a bottle of wine in the Scholar’s Restaurant.
Option two also includes use of the leisure facilities and a 25% discount on any treatments in the hotel’s relaxing Beauty Rooms.
Treatments must be pre-booked when you make your reservation.
Saturday night stays will be charged a supplement of £30 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’hote 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 seared pigeon breast with Stornoway black pudding, beetroot dressing and a micro salad while popular main courses include breast of chicken served with creamed potato, haggis, kale and a whisky 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.
Swim for it
As well as the Beauty Rooms, 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 can use all of them during their stay.
The Stirling Highland Hotel has plenty of admirers on TripAdvisor. This is what a recent guest had to say:
‘Hotel with character. Just returned from Stirling Highland Hotel. It’s a hotel full of character (an old school converted to a hotel) which has preserved many features. The rooms are comfortable and clean (we were in a Premium room with a view over Stirling); the buffet breakfast excellent; the staff couldn’t be more helpful and friendly. It’s a five minute walk to the centre of Stirling and a five minute walk to Stirling Castle. We really enjoyed our stay and are returning in June. Would recommend this hotel. Beds are very comfortable.’