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“A friendly and comfortable hotel with great staff and in a good location”
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Atholl Arms Hotel
Ranked #10 of 18 Hotels in Pitlochry
Reviewed 17 January 2011

We stayed on one of the hotel’s December/January breaks which represent good value at 5 nights for the price of 3.

Our rooms were very comfortable, warm and well serviced as were the rest of the public areas of the hotel. Unfortunately the Bothy Bar is closed on weekdays during winter months so we used the hotel bar which was fine. When the Bothy Bar is not available the price charged for real ale was the same in the hotel bar.

We ate in the hotel for our entire stay and found the food to be good and nicely presented.

The staff were helpful and friendly and Heather the owner, who was often present is charming.

The hotel is well situated and there are several great walks which can be accessed straight from the hotel without the need to drive anywhere. A few hundred yards away is Blair Castle, open to visitors and a museum. If you want to go further afield the railway station is only a few minutes walk. Pitlochry is only 7 miles away where you can find good shops, restaurants, two distilleries, and a theatre.

This was our first stay at the Athol Arms, we normally stay in the sister hotel at Pitlochry however having now discovered it I’m sure that we’ll be back.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 January 2011

This hotel situated in the village of Blair Atholl,is a truly relalaing venue, add to that the value for money that it gives then you are on a winner. I have read some of the negative reviews of the hotel, but we decided to see for ourselves, and for the price paid it was excellent value. The welcoming log fires, cheery and helpful staff, and sensibly priced food in the bar.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 January 2011

Stayed on New Years Eve and found the staff exceptionally friendly. Dog was made very welcome in hotel and bar (Bothy Bar) . Food was exceptional although a tad expensive.
If you want modern - chrome- glass-mirrors then this is not the hotel for you . If however you want traditional Scottish hospitality and a building of character and charm - then this fits the bill.

  • Stayed: December 2010
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Reviewed 28 December 2010

We have stayed at the Atholl Arms for a number of years,usually in December and if time permits another visit during the year. We find it excellent value, and the staff have excellent customer facing skills, they can't do enough for you. Another plus for the hotel is that the staff hardly ever seen to change except for seasonal staff, Caroline, Jennifer, Zoli, and of course the gaffer Heather. We find the food is excellent, rooms comfortable, but the major points scorer is the log fire in the lounge, just what you need on a cold winter night. We love the place, well worth the drive to get off the everyday roundabout. We have recomended the hotel to family,friends and work colleagues and their opinion is the same.

Alan and Helen

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 December 2010

Rooms were spotless, well decorated and roomy. The funishings in the room were of top quality. The staff were friendly, efficient and went out their way to help. The Breakfast was excellent. It was also served warm AND with a smile. There was no rush to push you out the door and there was a welcoming coal fire in reception. There was also a coal fire lit in the dining room for breakfast. You couldn't get this quality and service for what we paid anywhere.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 31 October 2010

We stopped off at the Atholl Arms in Blair Atholl as a stopover. We normally stop at House of Bruar but did Blair Atholl instead - mistake. The hotel has a lovely menu with a wide selection and is set it in a lovely location. We had problems which the meal which was resolved by the manager. However, these problems were over quality of food and in a highly competative market should never have occurred. We did not stay at the hotel so cannot comment on the food. There is a large garden with children's play area and the station is on the door step. The hotel is on the main street with lovely views all around. We just felt that there are many other hotels in Pitlochry or House of Bruar or Dalwhinnie which we would use in future.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 October 2010

I was very excited when I entered the hotel,as the carpet was my family tartan. The room was very clean and the service was great. The breakfast and the 2 dinners we had on our tour were exceptional!! We has excellent service in any area, the dining room, the Boothy Bar was fun and the food was great. We were treated very well during our stay.

  • Stayed: September 2010
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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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