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“Very nice break”
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Atholl Arms Hotel
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Dunkeld
Certificate of Excellence
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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“Very nice break”
Reviewed October 19, 2013

We stayed here for a short break and enjoyed the experience very much. Staff were very pleasant and helpful, especially with our 2 year old grandson. Rooms were comfortable and extremely clean. Breakfast was very good, much better to get a freshly cooked breakfast than the buffet style offering in most of the big hotel chains. Lunch menu was very good value and food was good.Evening meals were a little pricey, but nice. Overall a very good hotel to use as a base to explore this part of Scotland.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Christine S, Owner at Atholl Arms Hotel, responded to this review, October 21, 2013
Hello and thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review.
We do take pride in offering a great freshly cooked breakfast to order, this is one of the nicer things about a smaller hotel. Our buffet of fresh fruit and home made muesli is also enjoyed by many guests.
This week our chefs developed a new dessert menu and are now working on the main dishes to reflect our wonderful Perthshire larder of local produce. Everything is made from scratch in our kitchen by award winning chefs. Once the menu is done we will post on our web site and specials are often listed on our facebook page.
It sounds like you enjoyed Dunkeld, it is lovely at this time of year with the trees changing and the cooler weather approaching. This month we will see the start of the Dougie MacLean festival.
Thank you again for a great review, we all hope to see you back again soon at the Atholl.
Warm Regards,
The Atholl Team
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

We stayed here using Itison deal. The room was comfortable and clean.
We payed extra for the river view but it was worth it.
The food was superb and the staff were excellent.
We will definitely return again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Christine S, Owner at Atholl Arms Hotel, responded to this review, October 27, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review. Guest satisfaction is paramount at the Atholl and it is clear you enjoyed your stay with us.
Our team of chefs continue to offer creative dishes using local and seasonal food. We are members of Scotch Beef club, Gourmet Society, Vegetarian Society and Scottish Hotels 2013.
In January we will close for 3 weeks in order to do some renovating in the rooms. It will be fun to post on Facebook as we decorate and get ready for another successful year.
I hope its not too long until you can come back and see us again, maybe Christmas or New Year.
Thanks again for a great review.
Warm Regards,
The Atholl Team
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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

great hotel staff great food great and the music on a Friday night is not to be missed when we return we will book the suite it was being renovated so we were able to a look for £20 more book it as it is fab thanks you Atholl Arms Hotel.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Christine S, Owner at Atholl Arms Hotel, responded to this review, October 21, 2013
Hello and thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am glad to hear your stay with us was everything you expected from us, great food, ambiance and above all friendly and attentive staff.
Our music nights continue to be popular and everyone is welcome to join in with the playing and singing, a relaxed atmosphere is what we strive for here.
All of our specials and events are listed on our web site and links are on facebook and twitter.
May I mention most of the renovations will start mid January. Our suite (room 17) will have some plaster work done, re-painted and new furniture. It will be fun to watch the daily postings on Facebook.
Thank you again for a great review, we all hope to see you back again soon at the Atholl.
Warm Regards,
The Atholl Team
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

Stayed here to attend a wedding. The room was very comfortable and not too hot - as hotels frequently are for me! The food in the restaurant was delicious, well cooked and well presented. The breakfast was superb - it was great to eat properly made porridge - with a good selection of choices. The view from the dining room over the River Tay (when sitting at the "correct" table) was stunning.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Christine S, Owner at Atholl Arms Hotel, responded to this review, October 11, 2013
Hello and thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review. We really do feel lucky to have such a wonderful spot in Perthshire especially at this time of the year as the trees are so rich with colour reflecting on the river.
We are a small hotel and enjoy offering a freshly cooked breakfast along with the buffet we offer. Glad to hear you also enjoyed your meal in our award winning restaurant. Just this week our chefs have developed a new dessert menu, I am not a huge dessert fan but this chocolate cola cake is something else, amazingly fresh with homemade chocolate sauce and ice cream that just seems to melt in your mouth, delicious.
For your interest, there are links to events in Dunkeld and surrounding area on our web site and facebook pages.
Thank you again for a wonderful review, I hope your travel plans bring you back up this way soon.
Warmest Regards,
The Atholl Team
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Wettingen, Aargau, Switzerland
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

Since many years, we spent our fishing holidays at the Atholl Arms end of september, and it was just perfect!!! Absolutly frindly stuff, great rooms and the meals: absolutly amazing!!! We are travelling to scottland since more than 30 years, and this hotel is just great!!! May thanks to Allan, since you are there, a lot has changed and it's great to stay at aour hotel, we are lloking forward to see you all next year again!
By the way, if you stay in the atholl Arms for your salmon fishing holidays and if you are able to catch a small fish about 4-5 pounds, than you have to give the fish to the chef and just tell him, to prepare it the way he like... Our fish was the best salmon, that we ever had, many thanks!!!
Best regards to all of you, hope to see you all again next year

Silvio Erne from Wettingen, Switzerland

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Christine S, Owner at Atholl Arms Hotel, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Hello and thank you for taking the time to write a review. It is always a pleasure having you stay with us. Alan and his team work incredibly hard to make all our guests feel at home. Guest satisfaction is paramount to us.
Our kitchen staff are brilliant, as you mention, leave it in their hands to create that perfect dish. You really could not get better than that.
We are gradually improving the rooms with new, heavier curtains, new carpets and beds and the windows are being redone in January when we close for three weeks.
Thanks again for a wonderful review, it was lovely looking after you and we look forward to seeing you next year. I hope the weather will be as good as this year.
Warmest Regards,
The Atholl Team
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Elgin, Scotland
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

Stayed here on our way to Edinburgh airport and what a nice stay it was! The food was lovely I'm the bar and the breakfast was nice too. The room was a great size and had lovely comfy sofas and a table and chairs which overlooked the river. For the price we thought it was a great hotel and would certainly stay again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Christine S, Owner at Atholl Arms Hotel, responded to this review, September 21, 2013
Hello and thank you for taking the time to write a review. It's nice to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us and that you loved the food in our bistro. Our menus will be changing soon as we get into the winter months but don't worry, we will keep all the Atholl favourites on there.
Dunkeld is a special place and the walks along the river are beautiful at this time of the year.
The Dougie McLean Amber Festival will be starting at the end of October and this always brings us much excitement as there are musicians playing in various venues around town. The festival runs for 10 days, info is on our web site.
I hope you made the journey to Edinburgh ok and we look forward to seeing you again soon here at the Atholl. Some great offers for Christmas and New Year are listed on our web site.
Warm Regards,
The Atholl Team
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

As a couple travelling with a dog it was a joy to find such a nice hotel that would accommodate all 3 of us. The hotel is in a great location right by the river. We were lucky enough to be upgraded to the suite which was simply stunning. Huge and very tastefully decorated. Stunning views across the river.

We ate in the bistro which was very quiet but the food was really nice. The bar staff were very friendly and the evening was completed with us enjoying live music in the lounge.

A very special place and a joy to find such a dog friendly hotel. We will be back.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Christine S, Owner at Atholl Arms Hotel, responded to this review, September 21, 2013
Hello and thank you for taking the time to write a review. Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us here at the Atholl.
Most Fridays we have music in the lounge. Everyone is welcome and can join in or just sit back and enjoy the music led by Doug and Hilary, two talented musicians.
We make all our dishes from scratch and use seasonal produce whenever we can. The menus will be changing soon as we come into heavier winter dishes while keeping all the Atholl classics. All will be posted on facebook and on our web site.
Just after New Year we will close for three weeks for refurbishment. The rooms are being freshened up with new curtains and blinds with some receiving new carpets and beds.
Thank you again for a great review and we hope to see you back again soon at the Atholl, Dunkeld.
Warm Regards,
The Atholl Team
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Property: Atholl Arms Hotel
Address: Tay Terrace, Dunkeld PH8 0AQ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Perth and Kinross > Dunkeld
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Dunkeld
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Hotel Class:3 star — Atholl Arms Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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