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Atholl Palace Hotel
Ranked #8 of 18 Hotels in Pitlochry
Wilmington, North Carolina
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“Gorgeous setting!”
Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

We stumbled across this place quite by accident, and we were glad we did. Yes, it is old, but it is well maintained. The rooms were quite small, but the ambiance of the place was great. The grounds were beautiful in spring. Everything seemed quite fresh to us.

Just a note, in town there is a live theater. The play we saw was quite good.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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APManagement, Atholl Palace Management Team at Atholl Palace Hotel, responded to this review, 19 June 2014
We were delighted with your review of our wonderful hotel. We are so lucky to have such picturesque grounds and we quite agree...the ambience is truely lovely!

Thank you for taking the time to review us and we hope to welcome you back soon.

Kindest Regards,

Atholl Palace Management Team
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

My girlfriend and I stayed here for 2 nights under the impression that dinner was included in the price. We were told on multiple occasions that dinner was included and so decided to eat in the hotel restaurant both nights. Whilst the staff in the restaurant were friendly they were clearly inexperienced and poorly organized. Both nights we were served our starters before drinks orders were taken and on the second night I was served the wrong main course whilst the couple next to us, who had been waiting much longer, were still waiting to be served their starters when we had both finished our mains. To add insult to injury, upon check out our bill was £110 more than expected. Although we were told several times dinner was included the manager insisted that they were not and there was nothing she could do and we were forced to pay an extra £110. It should be said as well that the group checking out in front or us seemed to have the same problem. Money was discussed and they were visibly upset. This lovely hotel was ruined by incompetent staff that left my girlfriend very upset.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kieran A, General Manager at Atholl Palace Hotel, responded to this review, 7 June 2014
Hi there

The heading to your review is indeed very misleading. You and I both know that you were not overcharged and you failed to acknowledge that your confirmation clearly stated that you had booked on a bed and breakfast basis. We have a very simple and honest booking process and I do get defensive when our good name is taken on such a public profile.
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Antrim, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

My wife and I spent one night in this grand old hotel on the outskirts of Pitlochry. Whilst elements of the hotel are old fashioned and it's décor somewhat faded in places this adds to the charm and "magic" of the establishment. The staff were very welcoming and friendly and service at all levels was very good. We were upgraded to a small suite which had all the facilities you would expect of a four star hotel. The restaurant enjoys a superb view over a large wooded glen with hills beyond - whatever seat or table is used the vista remains spectacular. The food in the restaurant was very good, although my wife felt that her selection was a little plain (I thought mine was very good), and the price was very reasonable. This is a great hotel to use as a base to explore the wonderful town of Pitlochry, or the Cairngorms National Park. Equally it's a very nice hotel to enjoy as an indulgent treat. Give it a go!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kieran A, General Manager at Atholl Palace Hotel, responded to this review, 7 June 2014
A lovely review thank you. The Atholl Palace hotel is indeed a grand old dame and we are all immensely proud of her. Thank you for taking the time and trouble to post your thoughts and we look forward to welcoming you back
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Peebles, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

My boyfriend and I spent an evening here and it was wonderful, as if the grandeur of the hotel wasn't enough the views that surround it are truly stunning! Fantastic atmosphere, food, and service from all the staff. Thanks for such a great stay!!! Would highly recommend!!

  • Stayed May 2014
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Kieran A, General Manager at Atholl Palace Hotel, responded to this review, 7 June 2014
I am so pleased you had a wonderful visit to the hotel and I sincerely thank you for your kind comments. The setting is wonderful as is the whole of the area. I hope to welcome you back soon

Kieran
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Donegal Ireland
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

We stayed here for a family wedding in May and it was just superb. The ambiance of luxury, the attentiveness of staff and the food was excellent. There is a "casual" atmosphere in the lounge where we had a meal on the evening prior to the wedding. We really appreciated this, as some top of the range hotels have a "stuffy" atmosphere which is not relaxing. As a wedding location it is simply beautiful with stunning gardens and features. The room was a good size and the bed was extremely comfortable. Variety of food for breakfast was ample and enjoyable. I left behind a pair of shoes when I checked out and returned the next morning hoping, but not really expecting that they would be there - they were - in the 'lost and found', marked according to room number and date. I was impressed. I would certainly recommend The Atholl Palace hotel and hope to return again in the future.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Kieran A, General Manager at Atholl Palace Hotel, responded to this review, 7 June 2014
Delighted you enjoyed the wedding at the hotel. We do strive very hard to make that ambience just right and according to your feedback we seem to be getting there. This is of course helped by such a friendly bunch of staff for whom I have he greatest admiration.

I sincerely thank you for your wonderful comments
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

On a 5 night tour of Scotland, we had the pleasure of staying one night at Atholl Palace. When driving in, the entrance was impressive to say the least. We were fortunate in that we had a 4th floor triple room. The only negative is that we had to carry our bags ( 3 checked bags) up a flight of stairs. We we're a little surprised the front desk didn't offer assistance with carrying the bags. Would definitely suggest staying at Atholl palace if you want a relaxing stay while being close to town,

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Kieran A, General Manager at Atholl Palace Hotel, responded to this review, 7 June 2014
Its such a pity you only managed a one night stay with us but I hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday. I have reminded all the front office team that they must offer assistance with luggage and I apologise this did not happen on arrival.

I do hope I can welcome you back sometime soon

Kieran
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Reviewed 1 June 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed an overnight stay in a double room on the third floor, room was in one of the turrets and was small but ok for one night wouldn't have wanted to spend a week in it. Hotel is in a Very peaceful location away from the town with lovely grounds to walk around. Breakfast menu was great and food delicious good variety.

  • Stayed May 2014
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Kieran A, General Manager at Atholl Palace Hotel, responded to this review, 7 June 2014
Thank you for your terrific feedback. I am so glad you enjoyed our food and we have just this week launched our new summer menu into the restaurant and it to is getting rave reviews. All our bedrooms do vary so much in size and hardly and two are alike which I feel makes us more individual as a property.

Kind Regards
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Property: Atholl Palace Hotel
Address: Perth Road, Pitlochry PH16 5LY, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Perth and Kinross > Pitlochry
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Pitlochry
#6 Luxury Hotel in Pitlochry
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Atholl Palace Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 107
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Scottish Highlands, wild and rugged, have a timeless romantic quality. At their very heart, where the River Tummel flows to the Tay, sits the historic small town of Pitlochry. The Atholl Palace Hotel, the epitome of Scottish Baronial splendour, stands overlooking wooded parkland grounds and the town to the surrounding hills. Originally opened as the Athole Hydropathic in Victorian times, the hotel retains many features of the traditional large country house, with bedroom facilities and standards which often exceed expectations and complement spacious, relaxing public areas.With 107 bedrooms, self-catering lodges, apartments and 10 function suites we can cater for your needs whether it is leisure or business purposes. ... more   less 
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