We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Just right”
Review of The Acarsaid

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
The Acarsaid
Ranked #7 of 18 Hotels in Pitlochry
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersBronze level
Scottish Borders
Level Contributor
35 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Just right”
Reviewed 28 July 2014

We stayed here for four nights after getting a late booking via Booking.Com. We visit Pitlochry regularly but it was our first stay in the Acarsaid. Although externally the hotel looks a mish-mash of styles with various additions over the years, internally it is stylishly well-appointed with a lot of thought having gone into the décor. The staff are friendly, efficient and helpful.I have no hesitation about recommending this hotel.

Room Tip: WiFi varies because the core of the building is old with thick stone walls. Couldn't get WiFi in...
See more room tips
Green Features: Definite evidence of being efficient in the use of resources without any sense of mean-ness.
  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Rooms
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank HomingPigeon49
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Richard M, General Manager at The Acarsaid, responded to this review, 1 August 2014
Thank you so much for taking the trouble to write about The Acarsaid - I and all of the small team here really appreciate your kind comments.

Kind regards

Richard D Main
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

344 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    229
    92
    15
    7
    1
See reviews for
55
217
8
6
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (79)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
60 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2014

Just back from two night stay when we arrived we were greeted by a friendly lady in reception area we had room 1 it was small but clean and tidy but very hot asked for a fan but there wasn't any had a problem getting to sleep due to heat both days we sated it was very warm outside.
All the staff were very good and helpful nothing to much trouble good choice at breakfast evening meals were good but on the second night we had the pre theatre menu which we found not to our taste but the food was nice drink reasonably priced all in all an enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Sandy D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Richard M, General Manager at The Acarsaid, responded to this review, 26 July 2014
Thanks for your comments - as you say there is very little we can do when it is as hot outside as it has been, air conditioning is just not needed in Scotland & a fan would only have circulated already hot air !
We can but try

Kind regards
RICHARD
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
37 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2014

I cannot understand why they do not all rate this as an excellent hotel though I note that all those that don't say it is very good; it is unusual for any hotel, or restaurant for that matter, not to attract an adverse comment and this in itself speaks for itself. Spent 3 days here. Its a gem. Immaculate throughout with friendly and professional staff led by Richard the admirable 'boss'. Breakfast was all that you could ask for and more; had a meal in the restaurant (open to the public) and found that it was 'better' than the two other very highly rated restaurants, and deservedly so, we visited during our stay.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank joenorthumberland
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Richard M, General Manager at The Acarsaid, responded to this review, 26 July 2014
Thank you so much for your very kind comments & for taking the time to write your review.
I've said so many times, it really does make a difference to us all here.
Thank you again & we hope to see you back again with us soon.
Kind regards

Richard D Main
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Level Contributor
8 reviews
Reviewed 6 July 2014

A one night stay at the Acarsaid with my elderly and not very mobile mother. No fuss telephone booking got us a growing floor ro with walk in shower. The manager Alan was so courteous and efficient, as were the dining staff. A courtesy bus took us to the festival theatre and back and the driver could not have been more helpful to my mother. Although not the most attractive building from the outside this was more than made up for by everything else being excellent!

  • Stayed July 2014
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Ermyngarde
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Richard M, General Manager at The Acarsaid, responded to this review, 26 July 2014
Thank you for your kind comments - we hope you will have the opportunity to visit us again sometime soon.

Kind regards
Richard D Main
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Stayed overnight when attending a wedding in Pitlochry. Hotel is gorgeous as are the rooms. Service was very friendly, chatty and extremely efficient. The presentation and taste of the food we ordered would match that of a higher rated restaurant. Delighted with our stay. 100/100 faultless. Genuinely appear to want everyone to enjoy their visit. Refreshing to see. Should the management and staff read these reviews. Take a bow. I applaud you.

Room Tip: Eat in the hotel. Food will not be bettered in Pitlochry. Service perfect.
See more room tips
  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Ian4tennis
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Richard M, General Manager at The Acarsaid, responded to this review, 4 July 2014
Thank you, Thank you for your very kind comments about The Acarsaid.
We do indeed read the reviews & I can assure you that it really does make a big difference to our small team here to read them.
We hope that you will be back to see us sometime again soon.

Kind regards
Richard D Main
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
glasgow, Scotland
Level Contributor
26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2014

Pitlochry offers so much - Theatre, walks and water sports, caelidith, good food, golf, distilleries and more. We stayed at Arcasaid. Comfortable small rooms. Excellent relaxing spaces. The dinning/breakfast room is spacious attractive bright with large windows with good views. Very pleasant service and excellent menus, well planned and tasty or also available a Steakhouse option that was delicious.

If you are driving north or to the islands worth a stopover here.

Room Tip: we got a cheaper option by booking via an agent
See more room tips
  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank redbreast33
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Richard M, General Manager at The Acarsaid, responded to this review, 4 July 2014
I'd like to thank you for your recent review of The Acarsaid & we look forward to your next visit.
Thank you again & Kind regards
Richard D Main
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Central Scotland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 June 2014

First time staying at this hotel and as a solo traveller. Couldn't fault it. Keep up the good work. Nice room, good food and staff very friendly and attentive and as such will have no hesitation in booking there again.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Moira D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
LondonMurray123, General Manager at The Acarsaid, responded to this review, 26 June 2014
Thank you, we are glad you enjoyed your stay & we will be delighted to see you back again soon
Kind Regards
Richard D Main
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Pitlochry hotels
0.3 mi away
Atholl Palace Hotel
Atholl Palace Hotel
#8 of 18 in Pitlochry
4.0 of 5 bubbles 1,729 reviews
0.2 mi away
Knockendarroch Hotel & Restaurant
0.7 mi away
Pine Trees Hotel
Pine Trees Hotel
#6 of 18 in Pitlochry
4.5 of 5 bubbles 748 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.4 mi away
East Haugh House
East Haugh House
#4 of 18 in Pitlochry
4.5 of 5 bubbles 625 reviews
0.3 mi away
Fisher's Hotel
Fisher's Hotel
#10 of 18 in Pitlochry
3.5 of 5 bubbles 1,146 reviews
0.6 mi away
Fonab Castle Hotel
Fonab Castle Hotel
#3 of 18 in Pitlochry
4.5 of 5 bubbles 1,827 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to The Acarsaid? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Acarsaid

Property: The Acarsaid
Address: 8 Atholl Road | Pitlochry, Pitlochry PH16 5BX, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Perth and Kinross > Pitlochry
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Pitlochry
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — The Acarsaid 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Family owned Acarsaid is THE small hotel destination in Pitlochry. Our renowned highland hospitality, great service, delicious food, cosy lounges, well stocked bar, free off street parking & free WIFI all contribute to make your stay with us special. The hotel is in an enviable position only a short level walk from the centre of Pitlochry & its variety of shops & cafes. See a play at "The Theatre in the Hills" visit a castle or malt whisky distillery or simply enjoy the beautiful Perthshire scenery. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Odigeo, Priceline, Ebookers, Hotels.com, TripOnline SA, Evoline ltd, Cancelon and Hotel.de so you can book your The Acarsaid reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Hotel Acarsaid Pitlochry
The Acarsaid Pitlochry, Scotland

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing