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 2213 reviews
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Stay Date: 06/2017, Carol A wrote this review.
I had booked a 2 night midweek break as part of my husbands birthday on a db&b basis in a balcony room, hoping for some nice weather.. The location of the hotel and the setting is stunning and the well kept grounds are a credit to the gardeners..We … See more
I had booked a 2 night midweek break as part of my husbands birthday on a db&b basis in a balcony room, hoping for some nice weather.. The location of the hotel and the setting is stunning and the well kept grounds are a credit to the gardeners..We were told the hotel was under new management but still don't know who it is..After reading some reviews we were also aware that the hotel was being refurbished.. On arrival we were met by very friendly staff, check-in was quick, efficient, we were early and told or room wasn't ready however we only waited 10 minutes and it was available, we were offered a glass of whiskey or sherry when registering which was a nice gesture.. Our room was on the first floor (118)..Unfortunately this was not one of rooms which had been refurbished, however it was a good size, lovely and bright with a bay window which had doors leading to a balcony with 2 chairs (not very comfortable) although there is room for a small table there wasn't one, we were lucky the weather was good when we arrived so managed to make use of the balcony..Inside there was a sofa and table which weren't in good condition as was the dressing table/cupboards, but as I said this wasn't a refurbished room..There wasn't a safe which is unheard of in a 4* hotel but that may change during the upgrade, the bed and pillows were comfortable..The bathroom also needed work done on it.. I believe a lot of work has gone into the areas that have been refurbished the bar and restaurant were especially nice as was the outside patio which overlooked the river and was a lovely place to sit.. Dinner was booked for 7pm and we enjoyed pre-dinner drinks in the bar, these were expensive £10.50 for wine and £9.00 for prosecco, the bar was busy and only one bar person working, there was also large groups in so if she was serving them everyone else had a wait, eventually we to ask if another bar person was coming to serve us as there were a number of guests also waiting.. We were shown to our table in the Riverside restaurant this was a fixed menu with specials, I ordered the beef Wellington which was well presented but too salty, my husband had the chicken but didn't enjoy it as it was overcooked..The next night we were shown to our table given menus then it was about 15 minutes before someone took our order, we then waited 20 minutes on our starter, after a patient wait of 40 minutes for our main course, we were going to call someone over when they realised we hadn't been served, the meals had been forgotten, we both ordered the special, sirloin of steak cooked medium but again wasn't good, the meat for me was over cooked and my husbands was partialy raw, we did say and it was going to be changed however we didn't fancy another long wait..Although there were lots of staff on duty it didn't appear to be organised so some work needs to be done in the restaurant.. Breakfast on both mornings was excellent, a choice of juices, fruits, cereals, pastries, bread and a good selection of hot food also porridge, omelet, poached eggs and specials cooked to order, I'm pleased to say everything in hot buffet was good, tea and coffee were offered when we sat down, again the staff were efficient and very friendly.. We didn't use the pool or the fitness centre but the pool was a good size and we'll kept.. I have given the overall rating as 4 this was because of the friendly service and the stunning setting..Would I stay again, yes I would, however it was the kitchen/restaurant organisation that let the hotel down and if this improves then I would be happy to stay again.. Collapse
Stay Date: 06/2017, Hammi2565 wrote this review.
Phoned to request a pet friendly room, to be told that our small dog would have to go into their kennels. Unfortunately that did not suit us, so we booked elsewhere. This is a hotel we have loved in the past, and we had noted, that now it was not … See more
Phoned to request a pet friendly room, to be told that our small dog would have to go into their kennels. Unfortunately that did not suit us, so we booked elsewhere. This is a hotel we have loved in the past, and we had noted, that now it was not under the 'MacDonalds hat, we could bring the dog. Shame really, to be told otherwise. Ps the web site says pets allowed, but does not make it clear that it is not in the hotel. Collapse
Lovely hotel in a beautiful setting
Stay Date: 06/2017, travelmum1 wrote this review.
Stayed here for one night last week and arrived on a beautiful warm sunny evening. The Hotel really is in a lovely location and the drive up is very picturesque as others have mentioned . We were checked in very quickly by helpful friendly staff. My … See more
Stayed here for one night last week and arrived on a beautiful warm sunny evening. The Hotel really is in a lovely location and the drive up is very picturesque as others have mentioned . We were checked in very quickly by helpful friendly staff. My only complaint would be I had emailed 2 days before to book a table using the reservations email address. I never received a reply so assumed our dinner table was booked. However on checking we discovered it had not been. This was rectified straight away and we were able to get the time we wanted. Our room was very nice, if a bit dark for our taste. Would be good to have much brighter lights at the mirror in the wash hand basin alcove as impossible to put make up on! No safe in the room though which I would expect for a 4* hotel. The dinner included in the DBB rate was superb and we both enjoyed every course. Service was very good and efficient. We had breakfast the next morning in the conservatory overlooking the river in the sunshine. Good choice at breakfast though it would have been good to have some cold meats and cheeses as well as hot food. Would come back again. Collapse
Food for thought
Stay Date: 06/2017, Patrick T wrote this review.
As we had two small dogs with us, we stayed in an upgraded garden room, about 100yds from the main building. This was quite pleasant though the furniture was a little worn and dated. What lets this place down, for us, is the poor standard of meals. … See more
As we had two small dogs with us, we stayed in an upgraded garden room, about 100yds from the main building. This was quite pleasant though the furniture was a little worn and dated. What lets this place down, for us, is the poor standard of meals. Dinner menu appears to be ready made meals, including desserts. Our vegetables looked like a mixed packet of veg thrown into, and mixed with, coursely mashed potatoes. Requested some mustard but the waitress was never seen again. She could hardly understand English. The breakfast is self service which is ok for quantity but mainly cold and unappetising. Saying that, the place was very busy...but mainly with coach trippers. We have stayed on other occasions hoping it would improve but I think we will give up now.It has lovely open grounds. Collapse
Disappointing but beautiful location
Stay Date: 05/2017, Mary W wrote this review.
Stayed here for two nights mid-May with a frail aged aunt. Very disappointed with some aspects: renovations and changes meant the rooms had no phone directory, so you had no way of knowing how to ring reception, the spa or anyone else. For a property… See more
Stayed here for two nights mid-May with a frail aged aunt. Very disappointed with some aspects: renovations and changes meant the rooms had no phone directory, so you had no way of knowing how to ring reception, the spa or anyone else. For a property of such alleged distinction the rooms were very sparse- no extra blankets, no safe. Food was a mixed bag: crepe dessert one night was inedible, obviously heated in microwave to cardboard status. One of the disabled parking spots had the passenger walk out into a deep hole- marked by a witch's hut, but nevertheless dangerous if it was the only remaining parking spot. I really wanted to like this place, and the location was magnificent and almost made up for the shortcomings, but really it was not performing well. Some staff were polite, some extremely unhelpful and monosyllabically rude. I would have to read of great improvement to stay there again. Collapse
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