My husband booked this through a travel agent for a suprise 50th birthday for me. We were in a family suite with my 2 children, 9 and 12.
You can see this hotel from the A9 and it looks like a fairytale palace. After reading some remarks about it I was worried as it stated it was'nt very suitable for the disabled. Wrong.
We parked in the disabled bay, one of 2, outside the front door. Although the rest of the car park was just as suitable. The ramp was at the side like most hotels. We were welcomed with a whisky liquer as we checked in. The staff were very friendly and although we were'nt offered help with the baggage, I'm certain if we'd asked there would have been no problem. The lift is small but big enough for the 4 of us, my electric scooter and 2 suitcases. We had a family suite which was on the 3rd floor and had fantastic views over Pitlocherie and the extensive gardens. The childrens beds were in the living area with a wardrobe, dresser, table and chairs and tv. You went through their room to get to ours and the bathroom. All in all the suite was a good size, larger than most hotels we'd stayed in.
There was plenty of tea, coffee, milk and sugar, with the usual biscuits and some complimentary chocolates.
The evening meal was excellent. There were childrens menus but they could also have half portions from the main menu. The meals, including starters, were extremely large, and the half portions were exactly the same size as ours.
Breakfasts were buffet although you could ask for porridge, kippers etc. if you wanted. There was a good selection of cooked produce and cereals as well as cold meats, fruit etc.
The staff throughout the hotel were very helpful and everyone said hello.
I found everywhere was accessible apart from the spa treatment area, which had 2 steps, although you could enter from outside if you went through the garden.
The bedrooms were very clean and the beds extremely comfortable. The furniture is a little dated but this all adds to the character of the hotel. It is'nt your usual run of the mill hotel, and even has its own museum in the basement showing how and when it was built and the history of it - worth a visit.
- Also Known As:
- Atholl Palace Pitlochry
- Atholl Palace
- Hotel Atholl Palace
- Atholl Palace Hotel Pitlochry, Scotland
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Scottish Highlands, wild and rugged, have a timeless romantic quality. At their very heart, where the River Tummel flows to the Tay, sits the historic small town of Pitlochry. The Atholl Palace Hotel, the epitome of Scottish Baronial splendour, stands overlooking wooded parkland grounds and the town to the surrounding hills. Originally opened as the Athole Hydropathic in Victorian times, the hotel retains many features of the traditional large country house, with bedroom facilities and standards which often exceed expectations and complement spacious, relaxing public areas.With 107 bedrooms, self-catering lodges, apartments and 10 function suites we can cater for your needs whether it so leisure or business purposes. ... more less
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