Hilton Dunkeld House
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Discover a highland escape at Hilton Dunkeld House. Once the summer residence of the Dukes of Atholl, the hotel is idyllically set on the banks of the River Tay in the heart of Perthshire's Big Tree Country. Located in the charming town of Dunkeld, just an hour's drive from Scotland's main cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow this country house hotel combines scenic seclusion with excellent proximity to local attractions.
Positioned on a 280-acre woodland estate, Hilton Dunkeld House is home to the Dunkeld Activity Park offering outdoor activities including falconry, fishing, quad biking, archery, and clay-pigeon shooting. Play 9-holes on the hotel's putting course or challenge family and friends to a game of tennis. Treat yourself to a massage at the spa, work out at the fitness center, or enjoy a swim in the heated indoor pool with whirlpool, sauna, and steam facilities.
Sample Scottish specialty dishes prepared using the freshest local ingredients at the Garden Restaurant overlooking the River Tay and enjoy a single-malt in the Garden Bar. Relax in the cozy atmosphere of the River Lounge with a light lunch or aromatic coffee.
Hotel Facilities & Services
- Total Rooms Number: 98
- 24 hour front desk
- Lift to all Floors
- Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
- Room Service 24hr: Yes
- Pay Movies
- Direct Dial Telephone
- Iron/Ironing Board
- Complimentary Newspaper
- Housekeeping (daily)
- Cable/Satellite TV channels
- Parking at Hotel Free: Yes
- Tennis Free: No
- Name: Dunkeld & Birnham
- Distance: 2 miles
- Name: DUNDEE
- Distance: 28.5 miles
Bar and Restaurant
- Bar in Hotel
- Restaurant in hotel
- Children's Menu available
- Nearest Rail Name: Dunkeld & Birnham Distance: 2 miles
- Nearest Airport Name: Dundee Distance: 28.5 miles
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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
- Overall: based on 2036 reviews
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Stay Date: 12/2016, MiriEdinburgh wrote this review.
We've been coming to this hotel for 15 years and although there is renovation work going on it is nice to see it being given some much needed TLC! Seems like a new improved approach with staff bending over backwards to help you. Much better service… See more
We've been coming to this hotel for 15 years and although there is renovation work going on it is nice to see it being given some much needed TLC! Seems like a new improved approach with staff bending over backwards to help you. Much better service in the restaurant than when owned by Hilton. Food much better too. Excited to see it when it's finished. Bought gift vouchers we liked it so much! Collapse
A welcome break in an ideal setting
Stay Date: 11/2016, John B wrote this review.
The Dunked House Hotel is set in a beautifully secluded location beside the river Tay just outside Dunkeld. The hotel is currently under refurbishment but this didn't affect us at all. Our room was very modern and comfortable and the meals were fine … See more
The Dunked House Hotel is set in a beautifully secluded location beside the river Tay just outside Dunkeld. The hotel is currently under refurbishment but this didn't affect us at all. Our room was very modern and comfortable and the meals were fine dining standard expected of a 4 star hotel.The menu selection was a tad restricted in choice however we enjoyed all courses. We were on a Spa Deal which listed a four course dinner, however there were only three courses on the menu so the coffee was interpreted as a course?The Spa centre is immediately behind the hotel and the pool, sauna, dream room were all as expected. We also had a massage treatment as part of the package and both masseurs were excellent. There was a pianist playing during the meal and she was exceptionally talented and this added atmosphere and enjoyment to our dining experience. We would like to return to the hotel during Summer months once the refurbishment is completed Collapse
Lovely hotel and lovely location.
Stay Date: 11/2016, David G O wrote this review.
The driveway is a mile long and a stag welcomes you at the door. This was my 4th visit to Dunkeld house hotel and the first since it's Hilton divorce. The hotel perhaps needed a new love and it seems the new owners are the knight in shining armour gi… See more
The driveway is a mile long and a stag welcomes you at the door. This was my 4th visit to Dunkeld house hotel and the first since it's Hilton divorce. The hotel perhaps needed a new love and it seems the new owners are the knight in shining armour giving it the needed spruce up without straying too far from the formula that makes this a nice hotel. As always on this visit the staff were friendly, food good and the hotel a relaxing place to be in a great setting. The big tree walk to Dunkeld town alongside the River Tay is tremendous. The new rooms set a darker but relaxed tone so this hotel is less Stag party and more honeymoon. Collapse
Wonderful stay, but shame about the rip-off electricity costs!
Stay Date: 10/2016, chriscar2014 wrote this review.
We stayed in one of the lodges and had a wonderful time, The lodge was right up there, with some of the best we have ever experienced whilst self catering. Our every need was satisfied, space, comfort and glorious views from the sun room when we enjo… See more
We stayed in one of the lodges and had a wonderful time, The lodge was right up there, with some of the best we have ever experienced whilst self catering. Our every need was satisfied, space, comfort and glorious views from the sun room when we enjoyed a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. However, knowing that we were paying for power and warmth, we 'togged up' wore several layers, and switched the heating off more often than it was on, We were slugged for £74 at the end of the week. What is so shocking is that there is no way consumption can be checked, and the system is open to abuse. A meter reading should be available for tenants to check upon arrival, and again when leaving. It is tantamount to signing a blank cheque and it is wrong Collapse
A weekend of such promise, that unfortunately the hotel did not live up to
Stay Date: 09/2016, linda m wrote this review.
When we drove up the driveway to the Hotel, we all felt excited. It looked amazing. Our suite looked great and it was really a great start to the weekend. However, unfortunately the hotel did not live up to initial first impression and I have to s… See more
When we drove up the driveway to the Hotel, we all felt excited. It looked amazing. Our suite looked great and it was really a great start to the weekend. However, unfortunately the hotel did not live up to initial first impression and I have to say, it was just lack of organisation and due diligence that let it down. On the first morning we had a lovely breakfast, everything was well stocked, the dining room was relatively relaxed and it seemed a good start to the day. As a family we all had different activities that day but had kept a window for lunch together. I had a really nice morning in the spa and pool, my husband took the children off to to the river to play in the sand and burn off some energy. Then, when we met for lunch in the bar everything went downhill. The staff could not have been less interested if they tried. We waited for ages to be acknowledged, then longer to be served then what seemed like forever for food to arrive. We had only ordered very plain sandwiches. These were neither difficult not time intensive to prepare and yet we could have driven into Dunkeld itself and bought the items, driven back and still have eaten them by the time we were served food. Unfortunately our planned family lunch then became a rush because my husband was heading off to his booked activity. However before he headed off we went back to our room, only to be approached by house keeping staff to be asked why we were still there, they thought we should have left that morning. We explained that we had another night and they confirmed they would therefore service our room that afternoon. The reason for our visit, was to celebrate a very special birthday with a friend, so after an afternoon in the sand by the river with the kids, I headed back to the room to get us all ready. No one had been to our room but we just assumed it would happen later. Once ready we went off to celebrate with our friend. Unfortunately, the location for our reception drinks had been changed from our invite by the Hotel staff at very short notice. This was no fault of our friend but we ended up on a landing having drinks with other guests trying to get past us to their rooms. Not comfortable for us, or them. and certainly not relaxing for the parents of young children at the top of a large stair case. The celebration itself was in one of the private rooms in the Hotel. From here we could see and hear another celebration in a marquee in the grounds. This was no problem in itself but I do think this had a negative impact on the service we received that evening and certainly the next day. The food we ordered and received was lovely but I can only describe it as "just warm". I believe this had more to do with the lack of staff serving than any temperature decision made by the kitchen. We were sat at one long table at a private dinner and I would have expected us to all be served at around the same time. Obviously we got people to just start eating when their meal arrived but it would have been nice to have all started together. Although the children's meals were imaginatively presented, I would question the judgement of the chef who put crisps on the plate of the main meal for the children. I can see there are lots of children who would enjoy this but for my children this was just confusing. After the meal, it seemed to take forever for the tea and coffee to come, and when it did come there was no milk. Our birthday boy spent more time going up and down the stairs sorting these issues than actually relaxing and enjoying his night. After the meal the menu had cheese and oat cakes available. What actually arrived was cheese and chunks of bread. We had just eaten a 3 course meal, we did not need a sandwich, but a nice piece of cheese and oatcake would have been lovely. This meant that this was hardly touched. Such a waste. I have to say I felt really sorry for my friend who not only had planned this evening with such a clear vision of what he wanted, but also with an attention to detail that had it been achieved, it would have been a perfect evening. How hard can it be? You plan a party with a menu months in advance. The kitchen not having oat cakes when that is exactly what you have on your menu is just sloppy and smacks of lack of care or attention to the guests. Once the evening was over, we returned to our rooms, still no one had been at ours and I had to go back to reception to get clean towels. Had we known that the promised room service had not been forthcoming we would have hung up our wet ones, rather than try to be helpful by putting them all together in the bath. The next morning was chaos! There were far too many people at breakfast with staff running around but doing very little to help. We arrived at the dining room well within the stipulated breakfast time, and had to join a queue for the dining room that started at the dining room/bar area and snaked through the hallway, right back to reception. We waited 20 minutes from the end of the queue before we could give our names to then wait another 20 minutes for a table. With two young children, this was torture! Once in the dining room, stocks were low, it was very difficult to see what was available as everything was empty. You therefore made a choice, only to see something you would rather have had, arrive, eventually to the serving area. Staff were clearly under pressure, no one had a smile, no interaction with guests, except to field complaints about lack of produce or the wait. I have to say, the Hotel knew they had two events on the previous evening, they knew how many people they had in the Hotel and therefore it was entirely predictable that this amount of people would want breakfast. The lack of planning around this was more than disappointing. I summary, I feel that we had a good weekend, in spite of the Hotel, not because of it. The area surrounding the Hotel is beautiful and you cannot fail to be impressed by that, but that is Mother Nature, not the Hotel. The additional activities made the weekend for many people, but these were private activities and not the Hotel. This Hotel is in a beautiful location and that will draw people in for their first visit but this utter lack of attention to things that can easily be foreseen as required will mean that people will simply not come back and feedback like this will put people off going. . Collapse
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