Skip to main content
Beginning of main content
4.5 out of 5

"Converted school, pleasant enough. Used the gym, it was grubby and unloved but the pool and spa were good " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 18 Jun 2018

Enter dates to see availability

Hotel Description

The Stirling Highland Hotel puts you in the heart of Stirling, within steps of Tolbooth and Old Town Jail. Highlights at this hotel include a full-service spa, a restaurant, and an indoor swimming pool.

All 96 rooms feature free WiFi, satellite TV, and coffee/tea makers. Additionally, 24-hour room service, in-room massages, and hair dryers are available.

A day of pampering at Leisure Club can include deep-tissue massages, body wraps, and body scrubs along with access to the sauna and spa tub. The restaurant, Scholars Restaurant, serves international cuisine and is open for dinner. Headmasters Study is the hotel's own bar, serving drinks along with dinner and light fare. Enjoy the health club, spa tub, and sauna as well as access to aerobics classes. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. Buffet breakfast is available on weekdays between 7:00 AM and 10:00 AM and on weekends between 7:30 AM and 10:30 AM. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Sights within a 10-minute walk of this 4-star Stirling hotel include Smith Art Gallery and Museum and Stirling Castle.

Standard Accessible

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$114* Per night/room 20 Feb. - 21 Feb.

Standard Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard King Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Premium Double

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Family Room, Multiple Beds

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Double or King

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Stirling Highland Hotel ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Stirling Highland Hotel

Everyone (6)
5 out of 5

Close to castle and city centre

Converted school, pleasant enough. Used the gym, it was grubby and unloved but the pool and spa were good

Posted by on 18 Jun. 2018

Was this review helpful to you?
5 out of 5
We checked in late in the day, they stored our luggage for the following day, great breakfast and courteous staff.

Posted by , from Australia on 22 May 2018

Was this review helpful to you?
4 out of 5

Nice hotel. Close to town Centre

Pros: The exterior of the Hotel is amazing.
Cons: The interia needs work. I think furnishings just need a face lift.
Location: Location is great. Close to town centre, Stirling Castle etc
Staff were very accommodating. Meals were very nice. Breakfast a great variety.

Posted by on 12 Oct. 2017

Was this review helpful to you?
5 out of 5
Pros: Friendly helpful staff. Lovely comfortable bed and large room. Nice building with a lot of character.
Cons: If the lift was fixed
Location: Short walk to Visitors Centre, Cathedral and Stirling Castle. Hotel restaurant looked great, many restaurants nearby. Lovely countryside.
Friendly helpful staff. Lovely hotel, comfortable large rooms. Enjoyed a nice swim, spa and sauna in the indoor complex. Unfortunately the lift was not working during our stay. Lovely area, we could have stayed here a lot longer as there is much to see. We recommend the walk up to the Wallace Monument and pretty much everything thing else.

Posted by , from Australia on 30 Aug. 2017

Was this review helpful to you?
4 out of 5

Great old building, close to Castle

Pros: Staff were friendly and helpful. The food was delicious and well priced. The room was spacious and clean.
Cons: Prepare for unexpected hot weather!
Location: Well located, close to the Castle and not very far from the town centre. Also not too many miles from the Falkirk Wheel and the Kelpie Horses.
We enjoyed our stay here, although we visited Stirling during some unexpected hot weather. The structure of the old building is not suited to hot conditions (no air-conditioning, only radiators for winter warmth), which made for a slightly uncomfortable stay. The staff did their best by offering a fan, which helped, although the bar and dining areas were still hot. We would certainly stay here again, just not in Summer!

Posted by , from Queensland, Australia on 6 Jun. 2017

Was this review helpful to you?
4 out of 5
Pros: Very close to town
Cons: Facilities were quite basic
Location: Close to everything
Facilities: Modest; Service: Professional, Friendly; Cleanliness: Spick and span;

Posted by , from Australia - NSW - Regional NSW on 27 Apr. 2014

Was this review helpful to you?

About the The Stirling Highland Hotel

Location 29 Spittal Street, Stirling, Scotland FK8 1DU

Property Features

The Stirling Highland Hotel offers its guests a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a health club. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. Event space at this hotel measures 1302 square feet (120.96 square meters) and includes conference space. A spa tub, a sauna, and spa services are also featured at the business-friendly The Stirling Highland Hotel. Free self parking is available. This 4-star Stirling hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 96 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 1302 sq ft of conference space
  • 120.96 sq m of conference space
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Free parking nearby


  • Airport: Edinburgh (EDI) (52.4 km / 32.5 mi)
  • Train station: Stirling Station (2.2 km / 1.4 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Stirling Highland Hotel offers 96 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered daily and in-room massages can be requested.

  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Satellite channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast on weekdays from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM and on weekends from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

Scholars Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves dinner only.

Headmasters Study - This bar specializes in international cuisine and serves dinner and light fare. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Spa Services

  • Deep tissue massage
  • Sauna in spa
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Steam room in spa
  • Number of treatment rooms 4
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Massages

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.


  • Pets: GBP 10.0 per pet, per night
  • Only dogs are allowedService animals are exempt from fees.


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Debit cards


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: GBP 14.95 for adults and GBP 3.50 for children (approximately)
  • Pet fee: GBP 10.0 per pet, per night
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Highland Hotel Stirling
  • Highland Stirling
  • Highland Stirling Hotel
  • Hotel Stirling
  • Hotel Stirling Highland
  • Stirling Highland
  • Stirling Highland Hotel
  • Barcelo Stirling
  • The Stirling Highland Hotel Scotland
  • The Stirling Highland
  • The Stirling Highland Hotel Hotel
  • The Stirling Highland Hotel Stirling
  • The Stirling Highland Hotel Hotel Stirling

You should know

  • Pool access available from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

National Rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.

url importing
*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.