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“Very traditional B&B”

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McKays Hotel, Bar & Restaurant
Ranked #28 of 65 Pitlochry B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Glasgow
Level 6 Contributor
92 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Very traditional B&B”
Reviewed 5 September 2011

This is a quaint B&B at the end of the main street in Pitlochry above a fish and chip shop. The rooms were clean and comfortable but the decor was a bit traditional for my taste, with the same pattern on the wall paper, curtains and chairs. Nice enough for a night or two in Pitlochry.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Dallas, Texas
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42 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2009

The MacDonald's Guest House is centrally located in Pitlochry and we enjoyed walking on the shopping street and checking out the very nice shops. This hotel was spotlessly clean and our room was on the top floor and was en suite and included a kettle and preparations for tea and coffee; which we enjoyed after dinner.
I believe the owner greeted us upon arrival and showed us the hotel. He was polite and gave a good explaination of how to work the locks, and when breakfast was, etc.
We returned fairly early in the evening but after the restaurant had closed, the main entrance being used both for the hotel and the restaurant. During the night the hotel was nice and quiet and although the evening was quite cool we were snug in our room.
Of all the beds in Scotland which I became familiar with over a two week period this mattress must be the absolute worst. Sleep was fitful and no position comfortable and some positions felt dangerous lest a spring fly through the covering and impale the one lying on top. I was further dismayed the next morning as I read over the comment book while having early morning coffee in the room. Many comments, over a significant period of years were aimed at the same, now nearly infamous mattress....it's past time to improve the bed with a new mattress and (hopefully) a box spring underneath.
Breakfast was very good. A nice variety served promptly and efficiently. I wished the waitress would have smiled, even briefly as she was having a busy time of it.
This is a nice place to stay, the rate is reasonable and the facilities will score an 85 out of 100 with me only because of the dodgy matress.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Aberdeen, Scotland
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 8 October 2009

Spotted this place as we were driving past advertising £30pppn, great value for money. Staff were helpful and rooms were very comfortable. Amazing wallpaper/curtain/tablecloth combo, definitely worth checking it out!

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Cacapava, SP
Level 6 Contributor
174 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2009

I went to Mac Donald guest house in February and had a beautiful time. The rooms are lovely, the guest house is very well located with restaurants and little shops around it. Pitlochry village is just beautiful! The only thing that really ruined my trip was the rudness of the breakfast staff. Apart from that , I rated 5 STARS!

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled as a couple
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2008

We have just come back from our 2 night stay at Macdonalds and have to say that we cannot fault it at all. Although the decor was busy, the rooms were very clean and spacious and had tea/coffee making facilities, tv and en-suite bathroom with power shower. The breakfast was fab, there was plenty to choose from and the portions were huge. It is ideally located on the main street in Pitlochry and is close to the train station, shops, restaurants, bars and the loch. Mckays bar next door plays loud music until the early hours of the morning but we were in the room right next to the bar and it wasnt loud enough to keep us awake. The staff were friendly and the B&B in general was lovely. We will definately be going back to Macdonalds and would recommend it to anyone. Great value for money.

  • Liked — Location, breakfast, room
  • Disliked — At times it was difficult to communicate with non-english staff
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about McKays Hotel, Bar & Restaurant

Property: McKays Hotel, Bar & Restaurant
Address: 138 Atholl Road, Pitlochry PH16 5AG, Scotland (Formerly Macdonalds Restaurant & Guest House)
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Perth and Kinross > Pitlochry
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #28 of 65 B&Bs / Inns in Pitlochry
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — McKays Hotel, Bar & Restaurant 3.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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