Looking at the website for The Atholl Palace Hotel we were expecting this to be our "splurge" during a 3 week tour of Scotland. Driving past the gatekeepers cottage up the pretty driveway was lovely, then the manicured garden in front of the magnificent building that is the hotel was amazing. The foyer was large and very promising, nicely decorated corridors off the elevator to our family room. The room itself was almost suite-like, children's bedroom to the left, double room to the right separated by a room with tea facilities/sofa/tv. The room was tired looking, the sofa was badly in need of replacing, sagging horribly in the middle, the view, however, was excellent! We did not eat dinner in the hotel but ate breakfast which was adequate. There is a "pitch and putt" golf course down a lovely wooded walk behind the hotel, clubs and balls provided, which was a fun hour to spent as a family.
I titled this review "disappointed" because that's how we felt during our stay here. The Atoll Palace is a large hotel and felt impersonal, less welcoming compared to the smaller Hotels and B&B's that we had stayed in. It is a nice hotel but not worth the amount we paid for our family room for one night.
- 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 is leisure or business purposes. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Atholl Palace Pitlochry
- Hotel Atholl Palace
- Atholl Palace Hotel Pitlochry, Scotland