I have read some of the reviews made by people who have stayed, some are excellent, some not so good. We have just had a 3 night stay to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary. We arrived about 1 pm but could not check into our room until 3 pm. I mentioned that we were here for our anniversary. When we returned at 3 pm we were advised that they had changed our previously allocated room to another one which had just been refurbished. They did not have any rooms available that we could upgrade to. But this was fine because at the time of booking we could have upgraded if we chose to. The room we had was nice enough with plenty of space in the wardrobe. Bathroom was of good enough size too.
We thought the food at this Shearings Hotel was the best we have actually had at a Shearings Hotel. I would agree with someone who said the sausages were not very meaty but contained a lot of bread. The bacon was full of flavour and the grilled tomatoes were lovely. Poached egg was done to perfection. I had the kippers on the other two mornings and they were delicious.
The staff in the dining room were lovely and friendly and we had some interesting chats with most of them. We had no problems at all getting a table. The dining room is very pleasant, nicely decorated and carpeted.
I went for a swim/sauna/jacuzzi and was quite impressed by each of them. I had forgotten my swimming costume so hunted one down in a charity shop! Was lucky enough to find one which was brand new for £5.
We cannot comment on the entertainment as we always went into the town to either The Old Mill or McKays where we met some nice people to chat to whilst enjoying the entertainment.
We would definitely stop at the Hydro again and hope to see some familiar faces in the restaurant again when we do.
It might be an idea to have a bell or something on the reception desk to attract the person who is manning reception - or remove the glass partition there so that the receptionist is aware that someone is needing attention at the desk.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just ten minutes walk from the town centre, the historic and recently refurbished Pitlochry Hydro Hotel overlooks the town of Pitlochry itself. The Pitlochry Hydro hotel offers an excellent range of facilities for visitors, including a modern, well-equipped gym and heated indoor swimming pool. The hotel houses all of the amenities and facilities you would expect from a Coast & Country venue. In addition, our staff will offer you a warm, friendly welcome, and ensure that your stay is as relaxing and memorable as possible. Pitlochry is a superb base for walkers. Ben Vrackie towers above the town, and the Cairngorm Massif is close by to the North. Loch Tummel and Loch Rannoch are also easily explored using the hotel as a base. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pitlochry Hydro Hotel
- The Pitlochry Hydro Hotel Scotland