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The Royal Dunkeld Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Atholl Street, Dunkeld PH8 0AR, Scotland   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Dunkeld
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Leyland, United Kingdom
1 review
“john b”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Grate little hotel the staff are very helpful and accommodating the rooms are cleaned everyday
excellent breakfast and superbe evening meals and a cracking little bar all in all fantastic stay and will be back

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Have stayed here for several years now with a group of friends to enjoy the Niel Gow Festival. Excellent value for money with friendly, helpful staff and a lively bar. The breakfast is excellent and can be varied to suit all tastes and appetites. The dinner menu seems to improve every year and the wine list is more than adequate and well priced. On checking out we re-booked as a group for next year!!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

We stayed overnight with family. Staff were very helpful in accommodating our request to have rooms together as my son wanted his own room and we wanted to be nearby which meant we had our own "wing" of 4 bedrooms. Lovely character hotel with great food and bar. Especially enjoyed retiring to the upstairs lounge after dinner to play monopoly from the selection of available board games. Would definitely return and next time bring our dog as the hotel is dog friendly. Overall a fabulous stay.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Inverkeithing, Scotland, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

We had our parents 60th wedding anniversary dinner at the hotel and we all stayed over. The food and menu was ideal for a mixed bunch of people with different food likes/dislikes. The hotel has a nice cosy bar where we all watched the rugby in the afternoon. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. The rooms were comfortable and clean - we thought it was good value and would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

We presumed the man on reception was the owner of The Royal Dunkeld Hotel, he greeted us, after giving us the key to our room, with "Welcome to the mad house"! No idea what he meant by that but it may have been better if it had been a "mad house". The first thing that we noticed was the stairs, on how old and sloping they looked! The carpert looked very tired and not so clean! Later a woman in her senior years with a walking stick commented that she was frightened on coming walking down the steps. Our room key was dropped and it fell THREE steps before it stopped falling!!

The room could have been cleaner and was cold for our arrival and cold through the night! The floor sounded like we were walking on crisps, very creaky and we were so conscience of walking across floor late at night, not wanting to disturb our neighbours! We headed down for a meal but while waiting around for attention we heard that staff hadn't arrived for work yet, (around 6pm) so we decided to eat at a neighbouring hotel instead!

At breakfast, staff were uninterested with their guests! No grace or personality about them! Too quiet and softly spoken! You need bright and confident staff! Send them on a course of hotel management skills if you must have them at all!

Our breakfast of poached eggs on toast took half an hour to arrive, when it arrived apologies were given by the owner saying, "because you ordered eggs and everything is cooked to order"! Come on! You can cook a steak in half and hour!
The table was too small for everything, our toast in a basket was removed and put onto the high sill to allow room for the OLD stainless steal teapot! The lid did not close properly therefore the tea got cold quickly!

On our way home we stopped by a small cafe and received better public relation service! A smile and confidence goes a long way in the catering business!

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Dunfermline, Scotland, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

This is the second time we have visited The Royal Dunkeld Hotel for a bar lunch, and I will be back. Out GSP Rosa was made very welcome, and was offered a bowl of water and some biscuits on arrival. The first time we visited was in the Summer of 2012, and we sat out the back, very nice. This time we sat inside, as we were still in Winter-Spring season. I am very pleased that we went back. I had the special Jumbo Haddock, cracking piece of fish, almost melt in the mouth. My wife has a Panini, which just hit the spot. Thinking about staying overnight the next time. Well worth a visit. Dunkeld is very picturesque, and has loads of various dog walks, and some nice things to see. Recommend a visit to The Royal Dunkeld Hotel.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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95 reviews 95 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

I've stayed here a few times on business. It's an old building and as such pretty awkward/expensive to heat with it's single glazed windows but I have found that some rooms are better than others. I can't imagine this is a problem during the summer but I have been staying here in the depths of a snowy winter.

I spent my first night in room 105 which was very cold, regardless of having my heater on full blast all night. The bathroom was less than 5 degrees celcius so I used it as a fridge (true story). I also could not get online here so the next time I stayed I asked for a room close to one of the hubs.

Since then I have stayed in room 201, which is above the 1st floor lounge where the router is kept and is where they suggest you go if you can't get internet in your room.

The bedroom decor is dated but the place is clean, the beds are comfortable and, in room 201 at least, you can turn the heating up until it is nice and toasty.

I've had breakfasts and lunches in the hotel and both have been good although my boiled eggs are occasionally undercooked. Today I had two eggs: one was fine and the other was raw around the yolk... I don't know how they managed that one to be honest.

I'm going to go for a "full scottish" next time.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Royal Dunkeld Hotel

Address: Atholl Street, Dunkeld PH8 0AR, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Perth and Kinross > Dunkeld
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Dunkeld
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Royal Dunkeld Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 35
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Also Known As:
Royal Hotel Dunkeld
Dunkeld Royal Hotel
The Royal Dunkeld Hotel Scotland

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