We often visit Bridge of Allan where we have family and sometimes have stayed at the Adamo when there is no room for us at the family " Inn". It is very conveniently located on the Main Street close to shops, restaurants, bars and the other attractions of this charming village. The hotel was expensively renovated in a very modern style within recent years but has by now become a little tired and neglected - some updating is needed again and the maintenance and housekeeping leave a lot to be desired.
We have in the past stayed in Room 9 which is spacious if rather "up and down" in levels. On booking most recently the receptionist warmly recommended Room 12 in preference. It is on the third or so-called "penthouse" floor; the lift stops at floor two.
Room 12 is decidedly not an improvement on Room 9! The double bed is narrow and the room(without the heating on) is very warm. In common with the experiences of some of your other reviewers we again found the maintenance and housekeeping unacceptably neglected. The shower tray overflowed because the drain was blocked, the shower head was defective, the fridge was (as a previous commentator noted) devoid of any milk for the ample supply of tea and coffee provided. No bottled water was to hand.
The staff and management are young and (mostly) enthusiastic. The bar is a friendly "happening" place but the basement nightclub which runs until 3 am at weekends causes a good deal of noise and disturbance for sleeping residents at throwing out time. The breakfast buffet is fairly rudimentary and at weekends is presided over by a rather tentative but pleasant young man and a somewhat aloof "Riverdance" lookalike, plainly waiting to be discovered.. The service of cooked breakfasts is slow but when it does arrive the food is well cooked if not overly generous in its portions.
The restaurant is adequate for evening meals but rather overpriced. The new "Jam Pot" restaurant next door provides much better food with friendly, enthusiastic, service at fair prices so book there in preference.
On-site car parking is, as previous reviewers have said, not easy to secure. The former barrier that controlled entry to it it is now missing so that anyone can (and does) park there. Fortunately on- street parking is no great problem.
All in all this hotel is, as your commentator Sally Tibberton recently commented, "almost good".Very little in the way of some refreshment, more skilled and active management and greater attention to maintenance and housekeeping would put it to rights. As matters stand it is is too expensive for the experience it provides.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the up-market village of Bridge of Allan, 2 miles from Stirling Town Centre, the Queen's hotel, Bridge of Allan is a luxury boutique hotel with a range of contemporary designed rooms from doubles to suites and a Penthouse available. With a great Restaurant, Cocktail and Lounge bar it caters for all tastes and for the more energetic its very own late night venue. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Adamo Bridge Of Allan Hotel Bridge Of Allan
- The Queen's Hotel Bridge Of Allan, Stirling