We've travelled throughout Scotland almost every year for the past 33 years but only recently came across this hotel by chance on a local website.
It is superbly located, whether you want to use it as a base to discover the Highlands or Tayside, or even just to relax and enjoy its setting in the lovely village of Blair Atholl. It's right in the centre of this village with stunning views and comfortable riverside walks.
The locals make a point of saying hello as you pass by. Everyone seems pleased to see you.
The hotel is furnished true to its scottish traditions and there are many objects on display to take your interest without having to visit the nearby museum for the area. Throughout our stay the staff greeted you with a smile and were always anxious to please. The breakfast team were particularly pleasant with a wee bit of banter if you wish. Check in-out was effortless and friendly.
OK so the room we stayed in was a bit in need of a refresh. The TV was very dated and the electric shower a tad challenging to master the extremes of temperature being piped through without warning but that did not detract from the fact that the room was otherwise spotlessly clean, tidy and well furnished with a wonderful view out to the southern cairngorms. The jewel with this hotel is the Bothy bar at the rear. An historic inn for this was originally a coach house on the road between Inverness and Edinburgh. If you love real ale (Moulin brewery), great food and a good old fashioned pub with atmosphere then you will be in heaven here.
Blair Atholl train station is right next to the hotel but fear not you don't notice or hear the trains slipping through. On the contrary it's a fabulous reason for getting on and travelling to nearby Pitlochry or north to Inverness through the stunning mountain scenery.
Even though we live over 400 miles away, we'll be back. We really enjoyed our stay here and can't wait to return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Atholl Arms offers guests comfortable highland grandeur, standing proudly at the northern end of the quiet highland village of Blair Atholl near Pitlochry. Traditional with a wonderful heritage, Atholl Arms is a perfect base for a short leisure break. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Atholl Arms
- Atholl Arms Pitlochry
- Atholl Arms Hotel Pitlochry, Scotland