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 2237 reviews
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Stay Date: 07/2017, a customer wrote this review.
We stayed here for 3 nights this week. The hotel is in a beautiful location & on arrival we were very impressed. We were given a room on the ground floor which overlooked the car park. It was obviously newly decorated but was very dark & gloomy. We a… See more
We stayed here for 3 nights this week. The hotel is in a beautiful location & on arrival we were very impressed. We were given a room on the ground floor which overlooked the car park. It was obviously newly decorated but was very dark & gloomy. We asked for a room with a better view & were immediately accommodated in a lovely room on the first floor overlooking the garden & river. It was traditional style but lovely on first impressions. However, the bathroom was awful. Actual dirt & hairs around the toilet & under the sink unit, the floor was not clean at all. The shower was barely a trickle (not good when you have thick hair), there was an old shower curtain which was stained. There was no phone in the room to contact reception or any info/contact numbers. We did ask at reception if these issues could be addressed - they were not. As we were away without the children to relax for a few days we didn't want to have to keep going to reception to complain. We ate in the restaurant on the first evening. We could only get a table at 9pm & it didn't seem too busy. We didn't get our pre-dinner drinks until after our meal had started. The meal was ok, nothing spectacular. We are elsewhere the next 2 nights. Breakfast the first morning can only be described as chaotic. Huge long queue despite there being lots of staff around to clear tables. It looked very inefficient. Other mornings were better. Some of the staff were absolutely lovely but some were distant & unfriendly. Overall, very disappointed with the cleanliness of the rooms & the lack of a decent shower. Collapse
Stay Date: 07/2017, Gordon_the_Scot wrote this review.
Hi First time visiting since Hilton sold it. Las t visit was in 2014, and it was in need of a make over and the food in the restaurant was woeful. No imagination of use of local ingredients. What a change!! main areas have been re-furbished and outsi… See more
Hi First time visiting since Hilton sold it. Las t visit was in 2014, and it was in need of a make over and the food in the restaurant was woeful. No imagination of use of local ingredients. What a change!! main areas have been re-furbished and outside landscaped and new entrance making it easier to enter,. Revamped restaurant with conservatory extension. And what a difference in the menu. Local food used, and the food was excellent, now on par with a high end restaurant in a Glasgow or Edinburgh. Beautifully prepared and served. Staff look as they are still learning how to work in it. Downside was the room, we had one not yet refurbished and had a well doggy standard lamp, falling apart and dangerous. Otherwise it would be an excellent score. Will definitely return soon, as we have always enjoyed the location and the walks along the banks of the River Tay. Collapse
Stay Date: 07/2017, SergioDubai57 wrote this review.
We just finished a wedding last weekend where I was the bestman for my brother. I just wanted to say a massive Thank You to Anthony and his team managing the event in the marquee. Anthony was an amazing host and made everything run like clockwork. Th… See more
We just finished a wedding last weekend where I was the bestman for my brother. I just wanted to say a massive Thank You to Anthony and his team managing the event in the marquee. Anthony was an amazing host and made everything run like clockwork. The event ran quite far behind schedule as the vicar was held in traffic, which can cause chaos for the team working (especially food prep) - but you wouldn't have known it. The team did an amazing job of adapting to a different schedule at no notice. The young bar staff were very interactive and pleasant to speak to as well - sorry didn't get names but both were about 18, one girl, blonde and blue eyes who was working the bar the next morning as well, one boy, quite tall, dark spiky hair. The more senior girl was really nice too - so thanks to all of them. The hotel itself was very good in a very nice setting with good food. Thanks again to Anthony and his team! Craig A Collapse
Booked Room 412 Thistle Cottage, part of Fishermans Cottage Annexe adjacent to main hotel
Stay Date: 07/2017, JohnLyndaReid wrote this review.
Very comfortable accommodation, living room, bedroom, bathroom and small kitchen very pleased, very tranquil with lovely views within hotel grounds. Many interesting places to visit within I hour drive, ie Aberfeldy, Pitlochry, Perth etc. The staff … See more
Very comfortable accommodation, living room, bedroom, bathroom and small kitchen very pleased, very tranquil with lovely views within hotel grounds. Many interesting places to visit within I hour drive, ie Aberfeldy, Pitlochry, Perth etc. The staff at the Dunkeld House Hotel were very friendly and obliging and the food was excellent, we will definitely be back Collapse
Lovely hotel and location but needs to improve in a few areas
Stay Date: 07/2017, AP19Glasg wrote this review.
Positives to start with - this is a lovely building in a gorgeous location. We would most definitely go back. There are however a few negatives. Was just about to write our review, but first read the other recent one entitled "Stunning surrounds but … See more
Positives to start with - this is a lovely building in a gorgeous location. We would most definitely go back. There are however a few negatives. Was just about to write our review, but first read the other recent one entitled "Stunning surrounds but tired rooms and inadequate service level”. This review is pretty much spot on and we agree with the points made. We booked a Double Plus room type (the 'Plus' element appeared to be a dressing gown). The room was tired, dated and gloomy - fairly basic by today's standards (no cushions or throws, although this doesn't particularly matter, but the bed wasn't presented in any way and was purely functional). The lighting was poor.There were no modern touches that most hotels have now such as good wifi, smart tv or docking station. Although not essential for a country hotel, these features could still be incorporated into a contemporary meets country style decor and would meet modern standards. The bathroom (shower over bath) definitely needs a refit. There was no mirror in the bathroom and the sink was in a separate section outside the bathroom door and separate to the wc. The shower was DREADFUL, barely a trickle, but we didn't know this until the following morning. We should have complained, but we'd already been given the wrong room and couldn't face moving. The upstairs corridors were also pretty tatty looking. The public areas downstairs were nice and better presented than upstairs. On the first night it was candle lit which was very appealing (though bizarrely no candles and brightly lit on the second night) and there was a pianist playing, so some live music added atmosphere. Will be lovely in winter with the fires on. The bar area and restaurant are both appealing, however we would agree with the other reviewer, service was extremely slow. Things we ordered never appeared or were very late, we were given a bill for something we had already paid for and we were having to repeatedly catch the attention of the staff in order to order and waited a long time between courses. The food was good, although the small menu was identical on both nights which was disappointing. There was a special, but a little more choice over consecutive nights would improve things (as presumably a lot of guests stay 2 nights). The DBB package is worth doing overall, however more training and organisation is needed in the restaurant and bar, although the staff were nice. The location is lovely, by the river with some lovely trees and grounds. With improvements and upgrades to the bedrooms and service these glitches could make it an excellent hotel. The pro's outweigh the cons and any issues are fixable. Despite the above, we hope to return! Collapse
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