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The Portcullis Hotel
Ranked #9 of 21 Hotels in Stirling
Certificate of Excellence
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88 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Loved it”
Reviewed August 21, 2013 via mobile

We had a wonderful few days here. Location is perfect right next to castle entrance. Quiet location. Lovely pub downstairs. Great food. Breakfasts were fabulous. Lynn and her husband and staff were great. Loved the porridge - even though not on the menu Lynn made it for us every morning. Will def stay again.

  • Stayed August 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Glenmoore, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

My wife and I stayed here and absolutely loved it! I stayed here last year also. We both agree that this is our favorite B&B in Scotland. My wife is gluten free. I emailed ahead of time and Lynn bought gluten free bread specifically for us and also dairy free creamer. We had great conversations with Lynn as well as her son, Jimmy. The decor is spectacular. Perfect for being right next to Stirling Castle. Very clean and classy. The room was clean and very up to date. New windows and newly renovated large bathroom. You can't get a better location to Stirling Castle than the Portcullis. We will stay here every time we go back to Scotland!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2013

the food is fresh the steaks to die for staff brill it is a really good atmosphere near the town centre and you cannot beat the sreaks lol omg it keeps taking me back to review all i can say its the best stirling has

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Doha, Qatar
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed May 29, 2013

We stumbled on this place several years ago when looking for wedding venues in Scotland. We were too tired to look any further for a room, and they offered us a dinner booking in their otherwise packed (and fully booked) restaurant if we stayed. The common areas were a bit below standard, but the rooms are very nice, and the view of the castle from the corner room is stunning. The food at the restaurant is wonderful (I recommend the Highland Chicken) and after eating in several other places in town, we doubly appreciated it! The staff is very friendly and the breakfasts generous. We stayed here again for our actual wedding (room with the castle view, please) and then again just last week when we took our kids to Scotland for the first time. You can probably find "nicer" places but I like a bit of character...and my kids like the biscuits and hot chocolate in the rooms.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Hamilton, Canada
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

I booked this visit for the end of a 3 week stay in Scotland...and I'm glad I did! Just yards from Stirling Castle and a view to die for. The staff were friendly and helpful and the room was beautiful. The bathroom was all modern with nice tiling. The town was also worth the visit, so full of history...just like the Porcullis! We will definitely be back!!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2013 via mobile

We stUmbled in here through sheer lack of planning and the first two places we expected to stay we're booked or closed. we were just too tired to keep looking, and...have noooo regrets! In short, we ate lunch and dinner here (both surprisingly good and interesting options) as well as our breakfast! The place was just friendly and yummy and felt homey. (In our defense it was cold out and many things not yet open for the tourist season...and this place just too inviting to fight!)

It looks as though it's been recently rerfurbished. Stylishly done with new carpets, etc. As someone else mentioned on here our room was freezing at first but we just mentioned it Downstairs in the pub, they came up to check the heat and it was right toasty within 15minutes. No problem. We totally enjoyed our stay here.

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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646 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 279 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2013

This was my first visit to The Portcullis and I was impressed with the quality of the food.
The decor/chairs could be doing with an update and the staff were not as professional as could be (waiter told us of a previous customer wanting to come back to fight him??) but it was a relaxed atmosphere and to be honest my expectations were not too high for what I was looking for

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about The Portcullis Hotel

Property: The Portcullis Hotel
Address: Castle Wynd, Stirling FK8 1EG, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Stirlingshire > Stirling
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
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Ranked #9 of 21 Hotels in Stirling
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Portcullis Hotel Stirling
The Portcullis Hotel Stirling, Scotland

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