We arrived at the hotel late on a Friday afternoon, were warmly greeted at reception and quickly and efficiently checked in and given the key to our room. We had upgraded our room online to a superior room, and were very glad we did. The room was lovely, very contemporary, large and airy. It had a seating area by the double windows, flatscreen TV, tea and coffee making facilities, which were replenished daily.
Breakfast, and dinner could not be faulted, the food was plentiful, well presented and very tasty. It is worth paying a little more for the steak which we found delicious.
On the Saturday evening we were entertained by Trisha, an excellent singer who sang a wide range of songs from 50's to current day. She also done a quiz which was good fun. We normally don't bother with hotel entertainment because it is not usually to our taste but I defy anyone to say they did not enjoy Trisha's singing.
The leisure facilities at this hotel are good too, the pool and jacuzzi are great and never too busy.
Pitlochry itself is looking a wee bit tired, there a a few empty shops now which is sad to see. We asked Mr Robertson who owns the whiskey shop (excellent deals on malt whiskey) and he said they are receiving the same number of visitors but that people are just not spending the money they used to. Just a sign of the times!
We really enjoyed our weekend to Pitlochry and would definitely return again in the future, we were lucky that the weather was really nice while we were there which really helps of course.
- 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