DoubleTree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro
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The Doubletree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro is a little luxury in the heart of Scotland. Stay in ten acres of private landscaped grounds in the beautiful Perthsire countryside. Set in a stunning location with breathtaking views, this elegant Victorian-style hotel is under 45 minutes’ drive from Glasgow and Edinburgh and just a stone’s throw from historic Stirling. Indulge in signature dishes designed by a Michelin star-winning chef at The Kailyard by Nick Nairn restaurant. Relax over after-dinner cocktails or a nightcap in one of our bars and lounges. Recharge with a full Scottish breakfast and enjoy a refreshing swim in the LivingWell Health Club.
Feel the warmth of hospitality in every room and suite. Check in to a blend of style, comfort and magnificent views at DoubleTree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro, each one of the rooms and suites is designed to help you feel truly at home, with a hint of luxury. Relax on a lavish Sweet Dreams Bed® while watching on-demand movies. Order one of Nick Nairn’s signature dishes from the 24-hour room service menu. Or cosy up in a fluffy bathrobe and slippers while enjoying a glass of champagne… and those glorious countryside views.
Enjoy a swim or a luxury beauty treatment in our LivingWell Health Club. Or re-discover the great outdoors with a wide choice of outdoor activities and local attractions to explore. Visit the magnificent Stirling Castle, just a few miles down the road, or experience a wild day out at Blair Drummond Safari Park. Don't forget the historic town of Dunblane and its stunning gothic cathedral, which is right on your doorstep.
Hotel Facilities & Services
- Total Rooms Number: 200
- Non-Smoking throughout the hotel
- Lift to all Floors
- Multilingual Staff
- Concierge Desk
- Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
- Internet Access
- Mini bar
- Room Service 24hr: Yes
- In Room Safe
- Pay Movies
- Direct Dial Telephone
- Iron/Ironing Board
- Complimentary Newspaper
- Trouser Press
- Laundry/Dry Cleaning Services
- Housekeeping (daily)
- Cable/Satellite TV channels
- Parking at Hotel Free: Yes
- Indoor Pool Free: Yes
- Sauna Free: Yes
- Name: DUNBLANE
- Distance: 1 mile
- Name: EDINBURGH
- Distance: 35.5 miles
- Cots/Cribs Free: No
- Interconnecting Rooms
Bar and Restaurant
Breakfast served from
- Saturday/Sunday: 07:00
- Monday to Friday: 07:00
Breakfast served to
- Saturday/Sunday: 11:00
- Monday to Friday: 10:00
- Bar in Hotel
- Restaurant in hotel
- Children's Menu available
- Types: Pets accepted on request with hotel
- Cost: £20.00 credit card deposit reqd.
- Nearest Rail Name: Dunblane Distance: 1 mile
- Nearest Airport Name: Edinburgh Distance: 35.5 miles
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SuperBreak Customer Rating
- Overall: SuperBreak Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 5 based on 1 review
- Sleep: SuperBreak Sleep Rating: 4.0 out of 5
- Staff: SuperBreak Staff Rating: 3.0 out of 5
- Location: SuperBreak Location Rating: 4.0 out of 5
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
- Overall: based on 3889 reviews
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Stay Date: 08/09/2014, a customer aged 45-64 who stayed in this hotel wrote this review.
Although we had booked Room B&B through yourselves the hotel claimed it was a Room Only booking. I did forget to take the printout of the booking with me so couldn't prove it was B&B. I tried to phone your Customer Service that night but was unable t… See more
Although we had booked Room B&B through yourselves the hotel claimed it was a Room Only booking. I did forget to take the printout of the booking with me so couldn't prove it was B&B. I tried to phone your Customer Service that night but was unable to get through to speak to anyone as phone never answered by a member of staff. Although it was my fault forgetting conformation I would have thought the hotel had the correct reservation details. This was rather disappointing as the price was expensive just for the Room. Collapse
Overall Hotel Rating: 3 out of 5
- Destination: 4 out of 5
- Sleep: 4 out of 5
- Staff: 3 out of 5
- bar: 3 out of 5
Jekyll and Hyde? Old hotel/new hotel?
Stay Date: 07/2017, john117 wrote this review.
As a Hilton Honours member online check-in was offered some 24 hours before check-in and it enabled me to choose a different room from the ground floor one which had been allocated. I found it difficult to reconcile the layout on screen with the phys… See more
As a Hilton Honours member online check-in was offered some 24 hours before check-in and it enabled me to choose a different room from the ground floor one which had been allocated. I found it difficult to reconcile the layout on screen with the physical layout of the hotel so it was a bit of guesswork. Once you have checked in however no further changes are allowed until you reach the hotel. I was also able to make two reservations for dinner but as we tend to eat early the dining room was never full. Check in (or collecting the keys as no digital key on your phone is available here) was quick and we collected the customary hot chocolate cookies. The receptionist advised us that our room was in the "new" part of the hotel at the rear (hence the title!) and it was a nice spacious room with a part view. The room itself was ok but not special but the dim corridor was badly in need of some TLC and some new carpets. This wing at the rear was probably new some 20 years ago but not now. So if you book a standard room you will probably end up in this rear section not in the part built in 1878. There are some 100+ rooms in this section out of a total of 200 so if you want traditional you will need to upgrade. The rooms are marginally better than premier Inn (and about the same size) but there is no Aircon and the windows only open partially. We found the bed very comfortable and there is a tea and coffee station in the room but no fridge/mini bar. Parts of our room were very dusty and this was not corrected after our housekeeping visit nor was the room vacuumed properly as some bits remained on the carpet. Empty water bottles littered the corridor when we arrived but a call to reception had them removed. The extractor fan in our bathroom sounded like a 747 on full power about to take off but fortunately it cut out as soon as the light was switched off. Judging by the noise from the next room their fan had a similar problem. There was lots of very hot water available and the shower over bath had reasonable pressure. The toiletries were ok but not any better and the bar of soap had almost turned to liquid soap by our second day which wasn't great. The "view" from all the rooms in this wing is of the car parks. We changed our room to the second floor to avoid looking directly into the cars in the main car park (which is quite large and never more than half full during our 2 night stay). The hotel also has tour groups staying and on our second night I counted 4 coaches in the car park. These tours obviously arrive/depart at various times of the day so I recommend you invest in a set of earplugs as we experienced noise from the coaches, wheelie suitcases and slamming doors. We used the restaurant twice as we had a dbb package. There is a wonderful view from the restaurant and it has a lovely parquet floor which unfortunately is not being maintained as it should and is showing wear paths. The menu alternates between two which are slightly different. There is quite a good choice of each course but almost 50% of the choices have a supplement. The food was good and the portions quite large. I am not sure how much of the food is freshly cooked however as the courses appeared very quickly and we were in and out of the restaurant in just over an hour having had two courses. The service was pretty good and apart from the wrong starters arriving on our first night (which was quickly corrected) and a jug of water being unceremoniously dumped on our table without pouring the second night we had little to complain about. The cheapest bottle of wine is £23 which is more than the two courses if you pay for them out with a package so we just had the water and pre/post dinner drinks in our room. Breakfast is the usual buffet and apart from a limited choice of fruit there was a good choice of everything else. The coffee is from a machine which wasn't that good but a black coffee with milk added later was just ok. The restaurant is quite large but when several tour groups descend on it at 07.00 the staff struggle to keep the buffet stocked. My wife tried the swimming pool which is not actually in the hotel but in a separate building in the grounds. All the fitness facilities are open to the public so it may get crowded on occasions. The pool is obviously designed for families on holiday rather than serious swimming as the water temperature was way too high. The changing facilities are very tired and not particularly clean. So on balance we enjoyed our stay here but were a bit disappointed to be in a premier Inn lookalike tucked away at the back and in the pool facilities. Was it value for money? With the dbb package it probably was but I think we will look elsewhere next time. Collapse
Stay Date: 07/2017, Walt221 wrote this review.
After a great day in Edinburgh, this was the perfect hotel to escape to. Beautiful inside and out. Great area away from the city, yet still close to everything. Friendly staff and clean family room. Bonus that I collected Honors points.
After a great day in Edinburgh, this was the perfect hotel to escape to. Beautiful inside and out. Great area away from the city, yet still close to everything. Friendly staff and clean family room. Bonus that I collected Honors points. Collapse
Best buffet breakfast ever
Stay Date: 07/2017, TwRossa wrote this review.
One night business trip, staff very friendly and helpful, easy check in and out. Room has everything you want, updated bathroom with large shower (no bath or horrible shower curtain), not much elbow room when sat on the toilet. TV with full range o… See more
One night business trip, staff very friendly and helpful, easy check in and out. Room has everything you want, updated bathroom with large shower (no bath or horrible shower curtain), not much elbow room when sat on the toilet. TV with full range of freeview channels provided along with iron, fan, safe, tea and coffee. Windows open and bed is comfortable. A proper room for any type of visitor. Breakfast buffet deserves a special mention, and is now the best I have ever tried on my travels, on top of all the usual stuff you would expect there are roll mops and smoked mackerel, black pudding and grey pudding... An exceptional spread. Oh, but I never got a warm cookie on arrival! Collapse
Stay Date: 07/2017, susanrK9320YX wrote this review.
Sunday night saver, date night ! Great value and service, excellent food at restaurant, lovely walk into town, cathedral and museum, great local pubs, views from hotel, pool and spa as well, cheeky night away.
Sunday night saver, date night ! Great value and service, excellent food at restaurant, lovely walk into town, cathedral and museum, great local pubs, views from hotel, pool and spa as well, cheeky night away. Collapse
Would give them 4.5/5 if we could!!
Stay Date: 06/2017, dropthepilot wrote this review.
We stayed here for three nights during June-July and had a highly enjoyable time. We will 'name names' at the end of this review as it will be eaiser to do. Building External/Grounds: The building is breathtaking (originally a Victorian-era health … See more
We stayed here for three nights during June-July and had a highly enjoyable time. We will 'name names' at the end of this review as it will be eaiser to do. Building External/Grounds: The building is breathtaking (originally a Victorian-era health spa) and can be clearly seen standing proud at the top of the hill as you enter through the main gate. The grounds are well-kept and we 'doff our hats' to the groundkeeping staff for this. Arrival/Access: We arrived at the hotel at the same time as a wedding party and started thinking that it may be a bit of bad choice... but we were so wrong. The reception staff and concierge were so helpful, friendly and answered all of our questions professionally and accurately. They, as well as one of the events managers, had also managed at short notice (with the assistance of the Hilton Honors Guest Relations) to upgrade us to the Trek Dunblane package with the picnic lunches at no extra cost. Our room was in a wing accessed from the main building and we weren't disturbed at all by any of the wedding receptions that took place during our stay (3 in all). In fact, after being shown some of the rooms in the main building, we found that all the accommodation is far enough away from the reception room to not cause guests much disturbance. The only let-down in accessing different areas of the hotel are the lifts. They are extremely compact. You are lucky to fit a modern electric wheelchair into them, are a little noisy and take ages to arrive (e.g. reception area lift at Floor 0; we're on Foor 1; the lift goes all the way to the top before coming back down to Floor 1. And if people are in it when it gets to Floor 1 who are going to Floor 0, you might have to wait even longer). There was a queue of people waiting to use the reception area lift at various times of our stay and it took ages to actually get access to it. There is mobility access (with designated car parking spaces) to the rear of the hotel (adjacent to Stirling Wing) but it is a little problematic when wanting to access the grounds, leisure facilities, etc., from the restaurant/bar/reception areas and vice-versa. Note: No blame to Dunblane Hydro but I feel that if the local council allowed the hotel company to upgrade the lifts (I do understand that it is a Grade II listed building), the hotel would be able to increase, as well as provide a better service to, its' clientele and bring even more income to the local area. Building Interior: A good Victorian feel to the older main building and there is a good flow from it to the newer Stirling Wing. Access via the rear business entrance is via a revolving door as well as a buzzer-operated wheelchair-accessible one. Pictures adorn the walls around the whole hotel interior with scenes of countryside and towns along with photos of stars of movie and TV, sport and the like, both past and present. Parts of the public areas we managed to see need some refurbishment (Stuart Lounge and Kailyard Restaurant to name two) as well as a deep-clean (my wife was a manager in a major hotel in Central London so hasn't lost her 'eagle eye' for these things) but, overall, the hotel was kept to a reasonable standard by the housekeeping staff who we noticed were kept busy. Note: If there was a chance of staggering/re-arranging areas to be deep-cleaned (along with refurbishment) the interior would be even more alive. Room: Well-equipped and comfortable. TV, desk, hairdryer, wardrobe, etc were all in their right places. There was no good place to put the kettle without it sending steam into light fittings or towards other electrical items so this needs to be looked at. The shower was powerful and had a good temperature range. The usual sundries were supplied, however I thought that (being a 4*-going-on-5* establishment) razors and shaving cream/soap would be supplied (I did bring my own so wasn't caught short). Again, cleaning (especially at high level) needs to be looked at. Otherwise, the room passed inspection. Restaurant/Bar/Food: Service, both in the restaurant and bar, was excellent. The staff (this mainly applies to the restaurant) managed, by liasing with the chef, to cater for my 'awkwardness' with allergies. Portion sizes were good, presentation perfect and we were always kept 'topped-up' with water and other 'essentials'. All the staff were, as I can put it, professionally friendly, ensured we were looked after and, in one instance in the bar, even stayed after their shift end time to ensure our orders were delivered and that we were satisfied. Health Club: Good facilities with pool, jacuzzi, steam & sauna rooms and a beauty & massage suite (didn't use the gym due to health conditions so I can't comment on this part). It took a while to get from the main building to the health club (due to the previously-mentioned lifts) but were told on the Sunday that we could access it from the rear entrance. This is via a Staff Only area, however, so if this was altered to allow people with wheelchairs/mobility problems to use this route it would make things much easier as well as allowing more people to use the full facilities at the hotel. The locker rooms and main pool area need some refurbing (tiles missing around the pool and jacuzzi) plus some additional signage to show clearly where the pool-side showers and water fountain are located would be helpful. Naming Names: Although all of the staff, as previously mentioned, were extremely helpful, we have to especially mention the following people (and in no particular order):- Restaurant/bar: Greig (superb); India (brilliant!!); Emma; Steven; and, Rafal (who stayed after his shift ended to complete our bar food order). Management/Reception: Melvyn; Sophie; and, Claudio (all of them always smiling and helped with even the smallest of queries). Concierge: Jim (really helpful and good source for info on the surrounding area). Events: Calum Hilton Honours: Katharina (The latter two helped organise the Trek Dunblane picnic lunches - many thanks to them - with Katharina confirming with us that everything was completed before we arrived) We are definitely returning to Dunblane Hydro and look forward to seeing all the familiar, friendly faces again. See you again, folks!!! Collapse
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