Recently returned from a very lovely stay at the Dunblane Hydro Hotel where we partook of a meal at Nick Nairn's Kailyard Restaurant within the hotel.
The place is looking thoroughly spiffing having been recently taken over by the Hilton Doubletree group of Hotels and they have not held back on the smart refurb. The staff I met were a delight, so I though I'd give everyone a heads-up that, despite a few small teething problems, this hotel is definitely one to consider as a base for touring the area, or just a couple of nights R&R. We visited Stirling Castle ( brilliant tour!), Wallace Monument and the picturesque surrounding area.
Is sounds as though the swimming pool is next in line for a make-over. Try and get a room with a view if you book a stay. I've written reviews of hotel and restaurant. Has anyone else tried the place recently?