My parents have been going on about this place for ages and I have bought holiday vouchers from the hotel several times so I was curious to have a look. I decided to do a surprise visit to see my parents when they were staying there and arranged to stay by email explaining it was a surprise. The staff were very helpful and even booked it in a different name so there was no chance of my parents spotting my name. It is about 15-20 mins walk from the train station and the centre of Pitlochry, although I suspect most guests are drivers not trainers! The staff at reception were very friendly and efficient and I was shown to my room - a nice touch. The room was very nice with some excellent touches such as a pair of binoculars for looking out on the loch and bottles of water and even a chrystal glass! For me the room was too hot - but with the windows open and discarding almost all the bedclothes, it was nearly bearable - but I do like a cold bedroom! The grounds are well maintained with a putting green in front and there are plenty of walks right on the hotel's doorstep. Dinner was simply excellent - a nice choice, changing daily - I paid the extra for the steak and it was simply huge! Breakfast the next day was again very good indeed and the staff, most of whom seem to stay for years, were always very helpful and polite. The hotel has many small civilities scattered around - wildlife books and binoculars by many windows, jigsaws with magnifying glass to hand, free mobility scooters, free afternoon tea & cakes and a nice library room upstairs. It aims totally at the retired, reasonably well off market and does it very well indeed - at 45 I was the youngest guest by about 20 years! If you want a pleasant stay in a friendly and immaculately maintained environment, you could do an awful lot worse.
- 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