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“Best so far in Pitlochry” 4 of 5 stars
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Birchwood
2 East Moulin Road, Pitlochry PH16 5DW, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #11 of 22 Hotels in Pitlochry
Glasgow
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Best so far in Pitlochry”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Ideally situated right at the edge of town the Birchwood is an attractive looking building set in its own wooded grounds. The entrance hallway is almost baronial with its illuminatated display of copper plates and its immediate old world charm.

A large and bright lounge is situated adjacent to reception which offers comfortable seating and provides the opportunity to meet and chat with other guests. The downstairs dining room is again very bright and airy looking out to the gardens and woods.

Upstairs the old baronial theme is tastefully continued and almost transports you back to visiting a country family home. Our allocated room was very large with an ample amount of room to comfortably move about. Being an old building where in the past en suite was never heard of it must prove a bit of a nightmare to owners to achieve its construction. In our room this seemed to have been managed without intruding on room space. The bathroom itself was plain but spotless and adequate for our needs. My only comment was the room decor was quite bland. The introduction of a touch of colour would have transformed its appearance.

Breakfast and evening dinner were very good. The staggering of dinner times for guests ensured the meals were individually cooked to perfection. The menu itself provided a varied selection of really good quality.

This is, as previous contributors have noted, a very laid back relaxed establishment which for people like myself who are getting on a bit is ideal.The atmosphere is helped by the quite charming hosts who were always available to attend to your whims.

Being regular visitors to Pitlochry we have stopped at a few town hotels but this has been our best experience to date. Just one note of caution to you all however. In comparison to other areas, hotels in Pitlochry seem to be pretty expensive. Don`t drive away the many foreign tourists who enjoy the town.

Room Tip: There are superior rooms but other rooms seemed good as well
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JohnandVivPitlochry, Owner at Birchwood, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
We are very grateful, Couperthwaite, for your generous and detailed revue. It was a pleasure to have you here and we look forward to your return
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Keswick, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

nice place to be layed back, and pressure free.good value ,clean and tidy .
hosts always there to help you and very welcoming and always helpful
porriage was fantastic never had it made that way before

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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JohnandVivPitlochry, Owner at Birchwood, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
Thanks pep 67_11 for your generous comments. If you come back this way we'll see if we can arrange for the fish to cooperate more!
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Upminster
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

John and Viv, the owners of The Birchwood, are perfect hosts. Their hotel is ideally located, very close to the centre of town. Nothing is too much trouble, everywhere is beautifully decorated and maintained, their food is good old fashioned cooking with a flair and the rooms are super comfortable. They even have a family of red squirrels who are regular visitors to their garden.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a garden view
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JohnandVivPitlochry, Owner at Birchwood, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
Thanks Brettington 14 for your generous revue. It was a pleasure to welcome you here and we look forward to your next visit - so do the squirrels!
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Kirkintilloch, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

This family run hotel is very warm and welcoming. Situated in in one of the most beautiful parts of Scotland. I had a very peaceful break on my drive to Aberdeen. A good nights sleep followed by an excellent breakfast.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JohnandVivPitlochry, Owner at Birchwood, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
Thanks Examiner 2010 for your generous revue. Haste ye back!
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Bremerhaven, Germany
Top Contributor
194 reviews 194 reviews
57 hotel reviews
Reviews in 76 cities Reviews in 76 cities
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

What a personal welcome! This hotel is a cosy countryside mansion and the owners give you a warm welcome. The room had everything you need, but the best was both breakfast and dinner offered for the hotel guests.

For breakfast you chose from a menu with several options, everything served with distinction and in excellent quality. So was the four course menu for dinner with some great wines. I stayed three nights and would have loved to stay longer.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Edinburgh
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84 reviews 84 reviews
31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Having stayed previously in some of the bigger Pitlochry hotels (which now seem intent on pricing themselves out of the market!) it was a refreshing change to stay at the Birchwood which is competitively priced and does not charge extra for a single room. Well located just off the main road through the town but with an easy walk into the centre, the hotel was quite quiet during our stay and run by the resident proprietors. Very clean throughout although my room would have been cosier with curtains rather than a venetian blind but I still slept well. Excellent cooked breakfast. We will certainly return next year.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Lovely old House, charming owners and staff nothing to much trouble, large room, large bed,not many bits and pieces in the bathroom. sleep quality was poor as the bed should now be replaced as it was more tired than we were, breakfast was good and hot, The Hotel is clean in all the areas we came into contact with, yes would stay again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2 East Moulin Road, Pitlochry PH16 5DW, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Perth and Kinross > Pitlochry
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Pitlochry
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enclosed by woodland and garden, the Birchwood Hotel provides quiet seclusion in a country-house atmosphere only minutes from the centre of Pitlochry, an ideal holiday location at the heart of Perthshire and Scotland. From the Birchwood there is easy nearby access to the wealth of scenic, historic, cultural, wildlife, sport and adventure opportunities which characterise Perthshire. ... more   less 
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