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Atholl Arms Hotel
Ranked #10 of 18 Hotels in Pitlochry
Reviewed 19 May 2014

This is an old hotel that is dirty, things don't work, the staff argue with you about what an americano is, and meals are wanting. The first bathroom had a malfunctioning shower that almost scalded me. After changing rooms, the second bathroom was windowless, dark, and fabless. The mattresses are hard and uncomfortable. The best thing about this hotel is the location. It is across the street from the Blair Atholl Castle and the snug Bothy Bar. Have a pint, see the castle and move on.

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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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pink4167, Owner at Atholl Arms Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2014

As owner of the Atholl Arms Hotel I take very seriously complaints in our establishment.I am sorry we did not meet your expectations.I have spoken to all my staff involved with your complaint and have found as follows.My staff strive to maintain a clean, tidy hotel as inspected recently by Visit Scotland on the 30th of April 2014 to 3 star requirements.You brought to our attention that a shower was malfunctioning which had not been reported until you used the room.We moved you to another room due to this issue.You were origionally in our four poster suite and then moved to another larger room which as with other hotels does have an internal bathroom.The shower issue was addressed the following morning by our plumber.My staff are not aware of any arguement regarding Americanos and assure me that your breakfast cups were removed from your table and Americanos were prepared rather than our breakfast coffee.I find this review very unfair as I know the standards of my staff and the hotel.

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Reviewed 18 May 2014

Stayed overnight on 15th May for my husbands birthday, just the two of us. When I phoned to book Caroline the receptionist obviuoly took note that it was for a birthday treat and on arrival we were upgraded to a beautiful large room with a HUGE four poster bed and a super en suite with large jacuzzi bath, shower etc. We also booked in for afternoon tea which was really tasty and yummy and also in front of a big roaring log fire. The whole hotel has a very good olde worlde ambiance and we really felt quite spoilt the whole time we were there. We spent the evening in the very welcoming Bothy Bar (which also had a lovely log fire) and met and chatted to fellow guests. The staff were always very welcoming and helpful at all times. Our breakfast was full english (or scottish we were told)! in the very impressive banqueting hall. All round a great hotel and we would heartily recommend it and will of course visit again.

Room Tip: Although our room was at the front of the hotel on a main road it was very quiet - not much traffic!
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 May 2014

We stayed from 7th to 9th May Bed, breakfast & evening meal. Staff were just fantastic & so friendly, nothing was too much trouble. The main dining room is very impressive! Food was just great and the breakfasts were really good. I especially liked the black pudding, and the kippers! Loved the log fires in both the dining room and reception areas. Rooms were spotless floors were a bit creaky, but it is an old building.

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2  Thank EmeraldLight3
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

We found this hotel excellent for our needs. We stayed an extra night because the staff gave excellent service and made us feel at home is the beautiful surrounds.
Having breakfast is the grand dining room was magnificent.

Room Tip: I would say all rooms are good in this hotel.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank hanmer88
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

our group had a dining area for ourselves
food service excellent
food quality great and portions large to large for me age 66 the rest of the group could clear there plates
we went to THE HOUSE OF BRUAR and up the waterfalls it was stunning
stay was 3 nights 2 nd may till 5 may 2014

Room Tip: all our group found rooms very good no outside noise therefore any room would do country village...
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Thank kevin19472013
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

The Atholl Arms Hotel is what it is. A Scottish country hotel where things are just that bit different, although it must be unique in some respects. We stayed at the early May Bank holiday on a DBB basis in a superior room.

The room was well appointed and very comfortable. The bedroom floor wasn't all on the same level so a bit of a steep incline to get from the bay window to the room door - wonderful!

The dining room is superb in character and ambience although some of the table ornaments may scare small children or people with a nervous disposition. The food was very good indeed as was the service and politeness of the waiting staff. In fact all of the staff we spoke to were very able and helpful..

All in all a pleasant stay in a Perthshire hotel that has character and charm by the bucket load.

Go, take a big deep breath, and then enjoy the hotel with its great location and quirkiness.

Room Tip: The front facing rooms are well located. We were in 105.
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2  Thank SmithyWanderers
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Reviewed 18 April 2014 via mobile

Stayed one night in the hotel on our road between Stirling and Inverness. Nice stay for a "stop by". Quiet and perfect to rest - less busy than the bubbling Pitlochry and very good food/drinks/atmosphere at the little bar nearby, generally full-filled bu local ppl.
Blair castle super nice to visit.
Second breakfast at the watermill.
Bot more not less!

Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Atholl Arms Hotel

Address: Blair Atholl, Pitlochry PH18 5SG, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Perth and Kinross > Pitlochry
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Pitlochry
Price Range: £75 - £102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Atholl Arms Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 31
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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