After reading some average reviews concerning this hotel I felt I had to put my comments on record.
We have been visiting the Pine Trees for `in between` breaks for several years now and visit at least three times each year which include either the Xmas or New Year package.
We always take the suite if its available as we have a dog and appreciate the extra room although we have also stayed in other rooms and have always found them to be spotless and very comfortable.
The staff have changed little over the last five plus years and this speaks for itself.
They are like a friendly family and are totally comitted to making your stay a happy one.
Many of the staff trained at the prestigious Gleneagles before moving north and settling with Mrs Kerr at the Pine Trees..where they have stayed!..that should tell you something about the level of professionalism.
From the moment we arrive we are made to feel special and welcome.
Each member of staff as we first meet always greets us with a smile and welcomes us back.
The food is very good but bear in mind this is a private small luxury hotel not a large west end establishment with a kitchen full of top chefs so don`t expect a huge and diverse menu but in saying that there is always several choices of meat and fish dishes including vegetarian and always they are cooked to perfection.
If the menu has a weakness it is probably in the dessert department but as said this is not a large hotel with several specialist chefs..and a bill to match!..so bearing that in mind it is top notch.
I can`t say enough about this hotel and this is high praise from myself as our main holiday usually involves some of the best hotels in the world.
Dining at the Cliff in Barbados is special but so too is looking out over the snow on the lawns while sipping a nice wine on Xmas Eve at the Pine Trees.
As an example of the care taken we arrived on Xmas Eve to find a decorated tree in our room and a welcoming gift and bottle of wine.
We only visit the Pine trees for a break a few times a year as an `extra` but I always look forward to it and will hopefully be returning for many years to come.
The owner Mrs Kerr is highly professional and cares very much about her guests wellbeing and manages the hotel to an extremely high level.
Criticisms?..honestly can`t think of any other than perhaps lines defining parking spaces rather than relying on the guests to park properly which they often find difficultybin doing.
Also I would like to see a larger screen tv in the suite..its ok but the room is such a fabulous size it means someone of my years finds the old eyesight struggling to view it from the plush sofa!
Looking forward to my Autumn break already.
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- Also Known As:
- Pine Trees Pitlochry
- Hotel Pine Trees
- Pine Trees Hotel Pitlochry, Scotland