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“Enjoyable short break!”
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Killin Hotel
Ranked #7 of 14 Killin B&B and Inns
Falkirk, United Kingdom
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“Enjoyable short break!”
Reviewed March 24, 2013

Two night Groupon B&B offer which we upgraded to a four poster room. The room was lovely but rather an odd shape. Bed was possibly the most comfortable hotel bed which I have slept in ? Lovely view of the river. The only down point was the en suite, which was badly in need of upgrading but in its favour it was spotlessly clean. Breakfast was excellent, lots of choice on the buffet and the cooked menu. Plenty of excellent coffee available. The tartan dining room is a quirky place to eat! There is a gluten free menu for dinner but not much gluten free choice as a bar meal. There is also a dairy free menu for dinner. Unfortunately there was no gluten free bread available, which is a shame as it easy to keep gluten free bread in the freezer! Would definitely stay here again as staff were very friendly and welcoming. Obviously owners are working hard at refurbishing this old building and try to ensure a good experience for visitors.

Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

Our family gave us a Groupon voucher for a two night stay at this hotel and we booked it a month ago when the weather was relatively pleasant. Most of the drive was so-so except the last 15 miles when the weather closed in and the road became slightly trickey with drifting slow. We arrived at the hotel and received a warm welcome from the staff which was almost as invitng as the log fire in the bar.
There is a small elevator for guests and although it gives the appearance of being ancient, it does the job smoothly and quietly. Our room was on the first floor overlooking the main entrance and car park and was spotlessly clean and well appointed with toiletries and the biggest bath towels that I have ever had in any hotel. Some people had complains about the quirky shower but ours was fine.
We went down to the bar for a nightcap and the reception from all the staff to us and total strangers was most welcome and made us feel at home.
We had a great undisturbed sleep and went down for breakfast and must admit that the variety and quality of breakfast was most impressive, once again complimented by the excellant rapport from the staff.
Due to the weather and a leg ailment , we were unable to walk very far but after a stroll down the main street, we decided to totally chill out [forgive the pun as the temperature was about -3] in the hotel and just lounged for a few hours in front of the roaring fire.
With the snow covered mountains surrounding the village, the views were magnificent especially the ones along the riverside at the side of the hotel.
We had dinner in the restaurant and once again were not disappointed by the quality of the food.
We had the garlic mushrooms and Beetroot soup for starters which I must recommend and the seafood platter with the mussels, prawns and linguistines in a creamy soupy sauce with warm bread did the trick. I must admit to being spolied by the selection on the menu and would challenge anybody not to find something from this mouth watering selection. The dessert selection was sorely tempting, to say the least.
The hotel was fairly busy with a large proprotion of guests appearing to be into hill-walking and they would have been spoiled by the choice of hills in the vicinity.
I would imagine that in the summer this hotel and the surrounding area would be a treasure trove for tourists and I look forward to returning to this hotel.
The staff could not do enough and are a credit to the hotel with their friendly and welcoming attitude.
The only thing I found rather strange was that the check out for this hotel is 10;30 which I thought was rather early, but did not pose any real problem

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Wigton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

I must be honest and say I didn't stay at this hotel, so cannot comment on the rooms. However, after stumbling in on the Wednesday evening after a longish drive from Loch Lomond for food it was with such a warm welcome from both the staff and the general atmosphere of both Killin it's self and this quaint hotel that I found myself unable to leave. The plan was to only be in Killin for one night then move on but I found myself unable to leave the area and continuously drawn back on an evening to this one place. This one place that without it, it would seem my trip would've been nothing meaningful.
The staff here were both friendly and accommodating. The first night I arrived they were fully booked in the restaurant yet they still managed to find somewhere for me to sit and eat.
Travelling alone and busying myself with plans and maps for the next day the staff allowed me, a none guest might I add, the full use of their lounge with the same courtesy they showed their guests.
I have now spent FOUR evening meals here simply due to the warmth of the staff.
In those four evening's I've witnessed many guests walk past me all of which were greeted by the Happiest staff I've ever seen in this country. A group of co-workers who you can tell aren't here to do a job to get paid, their attitude and service is that which only comes from those whom love their job. This shows and this is something that in this day and age is more valuable when looking to book your trip than how close it is to local amenities or what's the bus links like.
When you visit (and if you're choosing to holiday here, you Should visit the Killin Hotel) you will more than likely come across their star performer "J'aime". Coming in from the harsh winter conditions you can see ever guest warm to her instantly. Through the snow and wind that instant embrace of her warming Australian accent instantly puts a smile on the faces of all the guests I've witnessed walk through those doors. It's that which makes the trip here worth while.
Enough about the Staff: The food... I ventured for a different dish every evening to get a varied range and they failed to disappoint!
Local amenities, well everything is within walking distance and with the nations gritting base located just behind the hotel you can be assured there's no chance of getting stuck in snow and whilst on the news there's nothing but people trapped in cars due to the weather, you find that you walk out the door here and the paths are cleared the roads unblocked and accessibility is not an issue. This is a place that has won me over and somewhere I look forward to coming back to year after year.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

We received the gift of a voucher for a 2 night stay in this hotel from our daughter and son-in-law as a christmas gift and decided to extend our stay for a further 2 nights as it was a 6 hour car journey from home.
We were allocated an attic bedroom on the 3rd floor overlooking the front of the hotel This room had been recently decorated and therefore was clean and tidy.The bathroom was fairly basic but a good size. The bed looked good however the mattress was old and really uncomfortable.The tea and coffee supply was really plentiful and the toiletries replenished daily.The hotel'lounge fire was an attraction but you almost had to book your spot to sit in front of it.The conservatory was more like an orangery and you could eat in there even though it was very cold outside.The meals were excellent and we ate in the hotel every night although there were no specials and the menu did not change. The staff were very friendlyand the bar was livened by the locals who came in for a drink.
The position of the hotel was in a beautiful area with lots of walks in the village and surrounding area.There were numerous other attractions which we did not have time to visit and it is certainly an area and hotel we would love to come back to in the future.

Room Tip: Try to avoid a room on the third floor as these appear smaller than the rest of the hotel
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

Set in amongst the mighty hills of Scotland yet within reach of Glasgow, Edinburgh,Perth , and Callender it's a quiet little spot
The hotel staff are friendly and welcoming the food in the riverside restaurant is to die for packing on the pounds on a three day stay and there is a good choice for breakfast. The rooms are clean nice carpets and shower that works. Downstairs in the bar there is ago fire and the conservatory is new and modern. There are walks around the loch and cycle paths if you just want to recover from the mad life this is a good place to do so stunning scenery all round smoking chimney tops and a nice wee whiskey what more can you ask for would definitely come back

  • Stayed March 2013
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Carlisle, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

3 night stay in March 2013, the room was fine and overlooked the river. The shower was ok but could have been better, the shower room was very small. The bed was very comfortable. The breakfast was very good. The meals are very good especially the chicken, haggis and stornoway black pudding. The drinks are not too expensive (around £3.50 per pint) The staff were all helpful and friendly. The lounge is comfortable, the log fire in the bar is welcoming and the best place to eat is the conservatory, with it's river views.

Room Tip: Ask for a river view room.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Aberdeenshire, SCOTLAND
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

Just spent 3 nights here with my wife and were very pleasantly surprised by the whole experience. My wife booked this to celebrate my birthday and it also let us chill out for a few days. The whole hotel speaks of warmth and character as does the all the members of staff. We had a corner room on the second floor which had a super kingsize bed, 2 seater couch and an easy chair. The décor in the room was dated but this only added charm and warmth to this gorgeous setting in amongst the hills and lochs. The shower room was very cramped and poorly lit but it was very clean and it had a powerful shower. With the room being on the corner, the front window looked out over the front of the hotel and up to Glen Dochart, the side window overlooked the river which runs to Loch Tay and in the distance you could see Ben Lawers. The room was very comfortable and warm, even although it was -7'C outside.
The staff were very polite and we were made to feel very important to them as they would bend over backwards to make your stay special and memorable.
We had dinner on our 1st night and it was really tasty, plentiful and so relaxed. We enjoyed our meal so much we booked dinner again on the 2nd night and again it was truly scrumptious. We didn't book dinner for our 3rd night as we were going to be arriving later in the evening to the hotel but we did order dessert on the 3rd night.
You had your breakfast in the tartan room and again the food was lovely and plentiful and a good choice.
At the side of the hotel there is a huge conservatory which looks out across the river and across to the snow covered hills and we had our afternoon tea there. The afternoon tea was again very tasty and plentiful. I would highly recommend this as a nice way to spend a lazy afternoon. The bar area boasts an open fire which was burning the whole day through and it was so relaxing having a drink in front of the open fire.
The area around Killin has plenty of walks and most are a modest 1 - 2 1/2 hours long, most of them easy going underfoot. The Falls of Dochart are an attraction you must see.
We can't wait until we go back there again.

Room Tip: Room 27 on the second floor is the corner room with two different views.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Killin Hotel
Address: Main Street | Killin, Killin, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park FK21 8TP, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park > Loch Tay > Killin
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Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
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Ranked #7 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Killin
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Hotel Class:3 star — Killin Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 32
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