Very impressive building; I thought it had been built as a castle but it turned out to have been designed as a spa hotel (there is a museum in the basement outlining the history). Our bedroom, although on the small side, was clean and adequately furnished. Nice shower ensuite. Evening meals (included in our package) were good, although at times the waiting staff were under pressure as they had a bus party in an adjoining room to serve each night of our stay. Most of the staff had recently arrived from other parts of Europe to learn English and were still "learning the ropes" so there were the occasional few glitches. I couldn't comment on the cooked breakfast as neither my husband or I bothered (too stuffed from the meal the night before). It would have been nice to have preserves available in small jars; serving yourself from a large jam pot was rather messy and unsightly.
My husband particularly liked the swimming pool, hot tub, sauna, steam room and stated "they were the best bit about the place".
- 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