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“Splendid elegance, even if a little faded”
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Dalmunzie Castle
Reviewed 30 January 2014

We loved this place! It is so different from the chain hotels that could be anywhere in the world. But it would not suit you if you like modern furniture and fittings or if you're a minimalist! Our room was quirky with a big comfy sleigh bed. We had a wee hall and a toilet separate from the bathroom. The room was cosy, but the toilet and (large) bathroom were a bit on the cold side (it was snowing and blowing a gale!). The furniture was old, dark wood and suited the room, but it would not pleease everyone. The armchairs were a little too worn, but we didn't mind. Our only complaint was the lack of really hot water. I showered and washed my hair in warm water, thinking it would become hotter, but it didn't! Also we had only small handtowels in the bathroom (I'm sure they woukd have given us bath towelsh ad we asked, but I was already in the shower when I noticed!). By the way, the complementary toiletries were unusual and lovely. The public areas were very comfortably furnished with big sofas and lots of cushions by the log fire. There were a selection of newspapers, local and national, and other reading material scattered around. Everywhere there are old pictures and mirrors in huge, ornate gilt frames. You really feel like you're in someone's home, not a hotel. I loved it! The dinner was fabulous! Perfect service, beautifully presented food, and absolutely delicious. It ranks number two in my list of the best meas I have ever had (number one was in a Michelin starred restaurant). The wine list was a bit pricey, though (cheapest was £23, and was out of stock!). Breakfast was delicious with a buffet for juice, cereal and baked goods, and cooked to order choices including eggs benedict ( fabulous!). Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay, but would have preferred the heating turned up a bit, and hotter water.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Nick J, Manager at Dalmunzie Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2014

Thank you for your review of the castle. We are refurbishing the hotel over the next few years and have started in the bed rooms and new furniture in the lounge area,
I was glad to see that you enjoyed your meals with us and we are very proud of our head chef Joes work to ensure our guests enjoy there stay.
Sorry to see we did not have the wine you wanted as we do have several wines between £20 and £25. We look forward to welcoming you to the Castle again.

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Reviewed 20 January 2014

My fiance and I stayed here for 1 night as a Christmas gift. It was delightful! The staff were extremely helpful and we were given a complimentary room upgrade, the room was amazing. We were over the moon with the restaurant, everything we ate was delicious - it couldn't be faulted. The only small criticism I have is that it was pretty cold this however could be expected in January in an old castle - I should have packed an extra jumper. Overall we wouldn't hesitate on returning.

Room Tip: The McIntosh room was lovely
  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Nick J, General Manager at Dalmunzie Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2014

Thank you for your review and we look forward to welcoming you back to the castle.

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Reviewed 15 January 2014

My husband and I recently stayed here, The rooms were very comfortable and the dinner was culinary perfection on a plate. The meal started with beautiful hot home baked rolls and then there was the most delicious cauliflower veloute, My starter of goat's cheese pannacota was beautifully light and flavoursome with tasteful accompaniments. This was followed by a sorbet which beautifully cleansed the palate Our main courses of guinea fowl and salmon were cooked to perfection. and then there were lovely deserts and fudge and coffee. So, having had perhaps the most beautifully planned, executed and presented meal ever we looked forward happily to breakfast. However this was a dish of a different colour altogether. the "Full Scottish breakfast " arrived minus egg - my choice - as an overdone tough rasher of bacon under which lay a hard-baked half slice of haggis and a half slice of black pudding and half a mushroom and one skinny sausage- the meanest least well cooked breakfast one could imagine - a real disappointment after the sumptuous meal of the previous night.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Nick J, General Manager at Dalmunzie Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2014

Thank you for your review. We have just completed fitting new Tvs and sky to each room. We have also just finished fitting 2 log burners to the lounge area. We are in the proses of refurbishing the hotel which is likely to take several year. We look forward to welcoming you back the castle.

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Reviewed 13 January 2014

I stayed in this hotel for the weekend, and also tried the food, the bar and the breakfast.
The staff was great since the moment we arrived; the dinner in the hotel restaurant was simply amazing. We stayed in the tower room, which is more conformable and bigger than the normal ones. Our room was huge and comfy. I highly recommend this hotel. PS: the breakfast is awesome too.

Room Tip: Go for one of the tower's rooms.
  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 January 2014

Myself, partner and our dog stayed at Dalmunzie for 3 nights as part of a wedding party who booked the hotel exclusively. Firstly, we were delighted that the hotel is dog friendly (for a very small charge) and he was free to enjoy most areas of the hotel along with us.
We were warmly greeted by the staff and this warmth and hospitatlity remianed for the duration of our stay. Staff were very obliging and accomodating of any requests and they are all an asset to this hotel. Our room was lovely, spacious with a very good sized bathroom although perhaps the bathroom is needing a little moderinsation in there, however perfectly adequate and very clean. Bathroom shampoo etc was Arran Aromatics and this is a lovely brand. Our bed was extremely comfortable and I slept very well (I am not a good sleeper so I judge hotels on how well I manage to sleep!). Breakfasts were a mix of cereals, fresh fruit, yoghurts, pastries etc and then a hearty selection of hot, this is buffet style. A good selection of fresh juices and the orange juice was freshly squeezed. The evening meals we had were wonderful, the wedding dinner was fantastic and served in a beautiful room. The room was set up so well for a wedding. On the last night, the hotel had accomodated the bride's requuest for a hog roast and a selection of hot and cold buffet food and again we can't praise highly enough. In the evenings we enjoyed drinks in the bar and also sitting in front of the log fire.
We really enjoyed this stay and we will return soonish. Many thanks to all staff members for their hospitality.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

My husband and I, along with 30 or so family members and friends, have just spent the last 3 days at Dalmunzie Castle. The staff went above and beyond to make our stay absolutely magical and we would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone who wants a truly bespoke country getaway. We chose Dalmunzie because of its location, along with the nearby Parish of Glenshee at the bottom of the driveway, and Jen and Nick ensured that both our wedding day and Hogmanay celebrations went off without the slightest of hitches. If I had to pick a highlight it would be hard to choose between the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff and the outstanding quality of the food. We will definitely be back to celebrate our anniversary!

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 December 2013

Myself and my wife got given a voucher from itison for our anniversary. We were excited yet dubious as we have been let down from other rural hotels whom advertise on discount websites, but our expectations were surpassed on every level. On arrival we offered a complimentary tea and coffee with shortbread as our room we originally were getting wasn't ready, no issue as we were freezing and coffee by the roaring fire was a very nice touch. As we vacated to our room the hallways and other rooms which we glanced into on way all had a very homey feel which is delightful as we cannot stand the cold and cooperate feel to many branded hotels. Supper was one of the best meals (if not the best) myself and wife have ever tasted. We upgraded to the al a carte menu for a cheap cost as the itison menu was not to our tastes. All six courses were mind blowing from the warm crusty bread to the mouth watering after dinner sweets. Service was exceptional too, we were greeted by a professional and charming young lady who catered to our every needs. We did feel the restaurant was a bit dark but not an issue as it was quite romantic. Breakfast was sublime too, a continental breakfast buffet which was the size of a continent itself was a real nice touch as was the eggs benedict and the worlds best scrambled eggs and crispy bacon. On a whole it was a truly warming experience and we will definitely will return in the new year. Thanks to all the staff which made our experience a one to remember for all the right reasons.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Dalmunzie Castle

Address: Glenshee, Spittal of Glenshee PH10 7QG, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Perth and Kinross > Spittal of Glenshee
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Spittal of Glenshee
Price Range: £108 - £193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Dalmunzie Castle 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In an elegant, turreted castle and former laird's residence dating from 1510, Dalmunzie Castle is a traditional hotel on a 6,500-acre estate with mountain views, and is situated 5.9 miles from the Glenshee Ski Centre and 24.8 miles from Pitlochry train station. The individually designed, antique-furnished rooms all include en suite bathrooms. Complimentary breakfast is served in an expansive, white-tablecloth dining room, which also offers a fine-dining menu of Scottish cuisine made from locally sourced produce. There are wood-panelled lounges, a library and a snug bar, as well as a 9-hole golf course, a tennis court and numerous hiking trails. ... more   less 
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Dalmunzie Hotel Blairgowrie
Dalmunzie Castle Spittal Of Glenshee, Scotland

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