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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they can't get enough of the comfortable rooms at DoubleTree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro. During your stay, you'll be within walking distance of Dunblane Museum. You'll find features such as free self-parking, plus an indoor pool and a restaurant. Built in 1878, this 4-star hotel has 200 rooms over 4 floors. Enjoy your stay with amenities like a TV and WiFi in each room.

  • All rooms offer 24-hour room service, TVs and electric kettles
  • Free self-parking
  • Grab something to eat at the restaurant or stop for a drink at the bar/lounge
  • Full breakfast served daily for a fee
  • WiFi for a fee
  • Take a swim in the indoor pool
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services and luggage storage
  • On-site recreation includes a health club, a steam room and a sauna
  • Guests speak favourably about the clean guestrooms and the location
  • 9 minutes by car from Stirling Castle and 9 minutes from Doune Castle
  • Dogs welcome for a fee (restrictions apply)

Family Room (Plus)

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Family Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Junior Suite

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Double Room (Plus)

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Double Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

DoubleTree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro ratings based on 12 verified reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for DoubleTree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro

Everyone (4) Couples (4) Family (2) Other (1)
3 out of 5

Posted by on 21 Sep 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

23 Sep 2019 by SCran

Thank you again for sharing your valuable observations. We hope to have the opportunity of seeing you again soon.

5 out of 5
The staff couldn't be more helpful and we felt very welcome. The food in the restaurant was delicious. It would have been nice to have had air conditioning as the weather was hot whilst we were there but other than that the hotel was wonderful.

Posted by on 5 Aug 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

12 Aug 2019 by SCran

Dear Anonymous, Many thanks for the wonderful review posted recently and for taking the time to tell us of your experience with us. Your comments are very encouraging and an absolute pleasure to read. I will most certainly pass on your praise and gratitude to our team at the hotel. It is always a pleasure to receive such positive feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel next time you are in the area. Kind Regards, Stuart

4 out of 5
Room was a bit dusty Thought the pool was small and didnt like that we had to go out the hotel to get to it Food and service were excellent

Posted by , from dunblane hydro on 30 Apr 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

30 Apr 2018 by LHammond

Hi Jan Sorry to hear you were disappointed with some aspects of your stay. Our leisure club is very close by but we can understand it can be an inconvenience to some that it is in a separate building. We hope to see you back again soon.

4 out of 5

Not built for hot summer days!

Welcoming and friendly. Although had pre-booked an evening meal with package was told had to book in quickly whilst checking in to reserve a table as it was busy that day. Luckily we were able to reserve a table but others just after were disappointed. It would have been nice to have been told re the requirement to reserve a table at the time of booking. Room was far too warm despite open windows and the fan provided (it was a very hot day). Air con would have been so much nicer especially with two adults and two restless children in the room. Food was fantastic. Would stay again.

Posted by , from Merseyside on 29 May 2017

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4 out of 5

Nice off season break

Pros: The room comfort, breakfast and the pool was good
Cons: A refurbishment of the rooms would improve the rooms, also the showers etc in the pool changing area.
Location: On the edge of the town.
Comfortable clean room, although would benefit from refurbishment. Reception staff were efficient and polite, but the waiting staff in the dining room let the hotel down with a poor service over dinner.

Posted by on 28 Dec 2016

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2 out of 5

We tried 3 rooms before given a half-decent one

Pros: Not much.
Cons: Service, accommodation and food.
Location: Pretty location.
We tried 3 rooms before given a half-decent one. The first had the lift built into the room space. The secomd was over the kitchen extractor fans and the third which we settled for had an internal view with frosted windows. The male Duty manager said that is all that was available in our pay band, ut at £129/night In Dunblane, I would expect better. We ate in the Nick Nairns restaurant the first night. Shockingly bad. Poorly cooked food with stone hard root vegetables. When I complained staff were disinterested. I intend to contact Nick to tell him to check the chef is on par. Breakfast was a bun-fight with 200 conference delegates on a death and bereavement programme. Again most food badly cooked. Some sausages were undercooked, while bacon over-cooked and rashers all stuck together. Horrible machine coffee. Staff were scarce, and again disinterested. Very very poor overall. A bad experience, and I think there is much nicer, friendlier alternatives available. Doubletree is usually so good.

Posted by , from London on 11 Nov 2016

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5 out of 5

Great overnight stay

Second visit to this hotel. Staff were great from start to finish. Room was amazing again. The restaurant was lovely. Would recommend anyone to try out this hotel

Posted by on 21 Apr 2016

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5 out of 5

Husbands 70 th birthday

Been going to this hotel for years, always had good time, food is brilliant, and the staff very friendly. Good place to go for special treat.

Posted by on 13 Oct 2015

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4 out of 5

couple of days away

Hotel on the whole quite good,although duvet was a bit worn and some of the furniture in the bars was looking a bit sorry and bashed about.Food in restaurant was good for breakfast and dinner,coffee was awful everywhere.

Posted by on 17 Aug 2015

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4 out of 5

Dunblane Hydro

Great staff, lovely hotel and grounds. Food was superb! Room was a bit basic and bed was rock solid. Spa facilities were above average but nothing amazing.

Posted by on 30 Jun 2015

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About the DoubleTree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro

Location Perth Road, Dunblane, Scotland FK15 0HG

Renovations + Closures

This property is closed from 24 March 2020 to 13 June 2020 (dates subject to change).

Property Features

DoubleTree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro offers its guests an indoor pool, a health club, and a sauna. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have WiFi for a fee. Event space at this hotel measures 11000 square feet (1022 square metres) and includes conference rooms. Spa services, a terrace, and a garden are also featured at the eco-friendly DoubleTree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro. Free self parking is available. This 4-star Dunblane hotel is smoke free.

  • 200 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • 11000 sq ft of conference space
  • 1022 sq. m of conference space
  • Built in 1878
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Television in lobby
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free cots/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Edinburgh (EDI) (57 km / 35.4 mi)
  • Train station: Dunblane Station (1.4 km / 0.8 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

DoubleTree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro offers 200 forms of accommodation with laptop-compatible safes and a safe. This Dunblane hotel provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and blackout curtains. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Television
  • Electric kettle
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cots (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Heating
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast on weekdays from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM and at the weekend from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

The Kailyard Restaurant – On-site restaurant. Reservations are required.

Late-night fare is available from 24-hour room service.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool, a health club and a sauna.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing on site
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Rock climbing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Ziplining nearby

Spa Services

  • Deep tissue massage
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, this property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival.

For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cots (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets: GBP 30 per pet, per stay
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 1 per room
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmationService animals are exempt from fees.

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Additional fees apply to children age 6 and older for meals. Children age 6 and older may order from the children's menu at a fee or may choose to dine from the adult menu for the prices listed on the menu. There are no charges for children under 5 years old when meals are ordered from the kids menu.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Debit cards

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 15.95 for adults and GBP 7.95 for children (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: GBP 12.99 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: GBP 12.99 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Pet fee: GBP 30 per pet, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • DoubleTree Hilton Dunblane Hydro Hotel
  • DoubleTree Hilton Hydro Hotel
  • DoubleTree Hilton Dunblane Hydro
  • DoubleTree Hilton Hydro
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro Hotel
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro Dunblane
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro Hotel Dunblane

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Programme, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

  • Green Tourism Programme
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