Since our wedding anniversary is on the first of April ( no witty comments, please....) we are not likely to forget it; and this year we chose to celebrate it in this charming Pitlochry Hotel. We chose the hotel partly because we hadn't been to Pitlochry for a very long time; and partly because the deal it was offering - dinner, bed and breakfast for a total of £182 pounds for one night - seemed to represent very good value. Having taken advantage of these kinds of deals before, I fully expected that we would be comfortably placed in one of the less desirable rooms, since these deals are often used to fill up rooms at less popular times of the year. However, not in this hotel. We were actually given possibly the nicest room in the hotel. On the upper floor of the main building, it is a huge room, with twin aspects - a bay window at the front overlooking the loch, and a side window - which also means that light pours into it. The furnishings are fresh and attractive, and the toiletries of a high standard. But here was the nicest touch - waiting for us, on a little table, was a bottle of sparkling wine ( brut, very nice), a bowl of sweets and a personalised card, congratulating us on our anniversary. At no extra cost. And it is touches like this, little things that make the visitor feel welcome and valued, that lift this hotel from very good to excellent. Similarly, the complimentary tea/coffee and cakes, and sherry before dinner all ramp up the feel-good factor. The food is unpretentious and delicious. There is a particularly good selection at breakfast, and the small dinner menu is carefully chosen and perfectly cooked - my husband said that his steak was probably the best he had ever eaten. The hotel is very well located - only a five minute walk from the centre of Pitlochry. I note with interest the complaint of a previous reviewer that the clientele tended to be 'old' and it is certainly true that the majority of the guests were sixty plus - probably because they have lived long enough to know a good thing when they see it. I am in my fifties and my husband in his early sixties. We are active travellers and have stayed in all sorts of hotels, all over the world. One day we will be very old, and I hope that we will continue to have interesting conversations with people of all ages, who can look past the wrinkles, to the person beneath. One thing is for sure, we will be visiting this hotel again - in fact we have already booked for the first of April next year. Maybe see you there??
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Green Park hotel is to be found on the western outskirts of Pitlochry, enjoying unrivaled views over Loch Faskally from its lochside position. Set in three acres, the Green Park is within strolling distance of the shops and a pleasant walk from the Pitlochry Festival Theater. The Green Park hotel is run by two generations of the McMenemie family, in a manner suitable to the character of the house and its setting. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Green Park Hotel
- Green Park Pitlochry
- The Green Park Hotel Pitlochry, Scotland