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“Birchwood Hotel, Pitlochry”
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Birchwood
Ranked #16 of 18 Hotels in Pitlochry
Certificate of Excellence
Glasgow
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44 reviews
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“Birchwood Hotel, Pitlochry”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2012

My wife and I have just spent four nights in this quiet hotel on the outskirts of Pitlochry. It is well appointed and modernised, withis easy walking distance of shops and theatre, and the service by the resident owners is discreet and attentive. The cuisine in particular was first class, although evening meals require ordering earlier in the day.

Room Tip: Very good quiet room on the ground floor avoiding stairs.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2012

It's a year ago now that we stayed at the Birchwood Hotel, and I still remember it as my ideal hotel, because of the atmosphere, the surroundings and the excellent and friendly care of the proprietors.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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JohnandVivPitlochry, Owner at Birchwood, responded to this review, 7 August 2012
Thanks a lot, kyalving. It's an honour to receive a review which has taken a year to consider - like selecting a good malt whisky! Look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2012

I spent two nights at the Birchwood and was very impressed with the warm welcome, friendly helpful service and value for money. as I was, on this occasion, travelling alone it was great to have a single room with no extra supplement. Viv and John run a very good hotel, where everything works and any minor issues are dealt with promptly. Met some lovely fellow travellers and shared late evening blethers over a drink. great hosts and would not hesitate to go back.

Room Tip: There was no problem.
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
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JohnandVivPitlochry, Owner at Birchwood, responded to this review, 7 August 2012
Thanks, Mo D for a very kind review - it was a lively bunch sharing the Birchwood with you. Trust your photography is now heading towards a whole new level: and remember, PHOTOGENIC PERTHSHIRE is a great place to practice it!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2012

We had a long weekend break here in May, 2012. John and Viv were the most wonderful and attentive host and hostess, the whole place was immaculately clean and very comfortable and the food was out of this world.

We really cannot too highly recommend this small family run hotel which was absolutely perfect for us. However, it might not be quite so ideal or appealing to younger people in search of fun or couples with young children.

Highly Recommended!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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JohnandVivPitlochry, Owner at Birchwood, responded to this review, 11 June 2012
Thanks Circumstantial for your very generous review. We love your picture of one of this year's new crop of RED SQUIRRELS.

While those in search of a rave would be hard pressed to find it here, many younger people enjoy Birchwood as an ideal base for exploring the many attractions of Highland Perthshire. Families with children are always welcome.
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Anstruther, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2012

This was our second visit to the Birchwood Hotel. We came to ride the Caledonia Etape 81 mile cycle challenge. The Birchwood Hotel is an excellent venue for the event. Close to the start. Warm and friendly. The hotel even provides a garage to store your bike safely. The food is good Scottish Fare. Overall an excellent stay.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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JohnandVivPitlochry, Owner at Birchwood, responded to this review, 11 June 2012
Thanks Ollie 9999. Your review is greatly appreciated. The Etape Caledonia weekend always brings a buzz to the town and a flood of familiar faces to Birchwood. The event – an 81 mile, closed-road cycle race through stunning Highland Perthshire – has become an essential fixture on the Pitlochry calendar. Congratulations and Thanks to all who take part – and their supporters.
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Arbroath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2012

My husband and I are just back from a two night stay in this hotel. We had booked a superior room and were very surprised by how spacious the room and en suite were. Both were very clean and cosy and had extra touches such as shower gel and chocolate biscuits added to tea making facilities. There was a king size bed with extra pillows and electric blanket if required which all helped a good nights sleep.Breakfast was very good and plentiful and piping hot.We did not eat in at night so cannot comment on evening meal although there always seemed to be somebody in the dining room at night.The lounge had a real coal fire burning at night and drinks were reasonably priced.Overall the hotel was a great place for a relaxing weekend and we would not hesitate to return in the future.

Room Tip: pay extra for superior room
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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JohnandVivPitlochry, Owner at Birchwood, responded to this review, 19 April 2012
Thanks Diana L for your delightful review. A fine start to the new season. It would be a great pleasure to welcome you back and tempt you to enjoy the evening meal.
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2011

This is a very good value hotel with simple but smart, clean comfort. The rooms have heated towelrails and an electric blanket. The host and his wife are charming and helpful and the food is very good and courteously served. This was my second visit and I hope it will not be my last.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Birchwood

Property: Birchwood
Address: 2 East Moulin Road, Pitlochry PH16 5DW, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Perth and Kinross > Pitlochry
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Pitlochry
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Birchwood 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enclosed by woodland and garden, the Birchwood Hotel provides quiet seclusion in a country-house atmosphere only minutes from the centre of Pitlochry, an ideal holiday location at the heart of Perthshire and Scotland. From the Birchwood there is easy nearby access to the wealth of scenic, historic, cultural, wildlife, sport and adventure opportunities which characterise Perthshire. ... more   less 
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