We recently got married in Blair Castle and chose to stay here for convenience as it enjoys a good location in the village.
First off the hotel operates a minimum 2 night policy and point blank refused to offer us a room for one night. Additionally as I booked well in advance I enquired as to the possibility of booking the entire hotel for our wedding guests and what price we could expect. They refused any discount whatsoever and informed me that all guests would have to pay full price for a minimum of 2 nights.
On our first night we booked our evening meal as part of our room package and as there were further wedding guests who wished to eat out that evening we attempted to make a booking for a party of 20. We were informed in the most exasperated manner that this was not possible, and they would have to take their chances in the casual bar area to the rear of the hotel.
Upon our arrival for dinner we were seated in a cavernous dining room which consisted of only three couples for the duration of our dinner whilst the rest of our party was crammed into the bar.
They therefore had the opportunity to completely fill their hotel for two nights with paying customers and refused. I would think they would be glad of potential business, rather than treating customers as an inconvenience to bear.
Our dinner took a ridiculous time to arrive although the quality was good. During our meal we were forced to enquire at reception as to how the dinner menu was incorporated into our room package. We were informed there was £25pp limit and they offered no explanation as to why I had to come and find this out for myself. Perhaps they prefer to keep patrons uninformed so this can be added to the bill upon checkout?
The room itself was acceptable and clean. Although I would have been as well laying my head on a brick as opposed to the pillows supplied.
On the morning of our wedding my wife got ready in the hotel and it has to be said they accommodated this with a minimum of fuss.
If you can find somewhere else to stay in this beautiful area of Scotland, please do.
- 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