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 2437 reviews
- Sleep Quality:
Very good, but small things let it down.
Stay Date: 02/2018, Me-from-the-UK wrote this review.
The ground floor areas (at least) and the spa area seem to have had money spent on them recently, and all look great. But the hotel is let down by lots of small things. On arrival the car park was absolutely full, with cars parked on the lawns. But … See more
The ground floor areas (at least) and the spa area seem to have had money spent on them recently, and all look great. But the hotel is let down by lots of small things. On arrival the car park was absolutely full, with cars parked on the lawns. But there is a further car park available round the back - it is just not signposted and the entry past a skip does not look too promising. The bedroom was comfortable, if a bit on the cramped side. Only real drawback for a shaver is that the bathroom lighting seemed designed to minimise the light on your face! The swimming pool does not have enough loungers. On Saturday afternoon the place was busy, and guests had adopted the policy of claiming a lounger with their towel while they were in the pool. The evening meal was tasty and very well presented, although unfortunately one our main courses was tepid when served. Breakfast is a self-service buffet. The food is in an awkward corner area, and there was a long queue to serve yourself - I queued 10 minutes on Sunday morning. Collapse
Fantastic setting and I’d recommend you eat up the view which will be significantly better than the meals you will get
Stay Date: 02/2018, allan y wrote this review.
The setting is fantastic as are the walks around the grounds. Although the hotel has been refurbished, it still feels shabby, paper coming off in our room, paint peeling off radiator and Wi-fi non existent in the bedroom (and not fixed despite raisi… See more
The setting is fantastic as are the walks around the grounds. Although the hotel has been refurbished, it still feels shabby, paper coming off in our room, paint peeling off radiator and Wi-fi non existent in the bedroom (and not fixed despite raising with reception). The dining experience is poor. We ate there on our first night and choice is limited with lots of supplements. Quality was average. If your idea of 4 star is tepid food, wine splashed over your bread and a napkin in your “jus” this is the place for you. Oh, and you get the same menu choice each night of your stay and you serve yourself breakfast. If you must stay, I’d recommend paying £5 for Taxi to the Atholl Arms where food and service was excellent. Given that the cheese board supplement @ Dunkeld House is £3.95 for a chunk of cheddar and a soft cheese, the taxi is great value. And don’t worry, you’ll still be eating with your fellow guests. On the night we went, there were 5 other couples who’d decided that a second meal at Dunkeld was a challenge beyond them. A poor review is generally greeted with thanks and that feedback will be discussed with team so action can be taken - given frequency of poor reviews, clearly no action is being taken. Collapse
Lovely setting but bit disappointing
Stay Date: 02/2018, Jammy101 wrote this review.
You can see that money has been spent on the downstairs area here but our room was a bit tired. Paper was peeling, paint flaking off radiator, bathroom ceiling was mouldy and room was very small. This is a beautiful spot so we had High hopes but th… See more
You can see that money has been spent on the downstairs area here but our room was a bit tired. Paper was peeling, paint flaking off radiator, bathroom ceiling was mouldy and room was very small. This is a beautiful spot so we had High hopes but they are just getting it wrong on so many levels. The food in particular was a let down, breakfast is a buffet which is ok but there were a lot of people here and the buffet area is small so you queue for too long and a lot of the dishes were empty, felt a bit like school dinners - table service would be better here. The evening meal was poor, my main was cold, we asked for water twice before we got it and skipped pud even though it was a set menu as it just wasn’t appealing. The staff seemed unsure of what they were doing, wine was splashed on to the table as it was opened and the lady who delivered my dinner had a napkin in the sauce which made a mess of the plate. We cancelled our restaurant booking for the second night and headed in to town by taxi which was much better. My advice would be don’t eat here in the evening, the taxi to town is less than £5 and the food is fab at the atholl arms or howies, we were surrounded by escapees from dunkeld house, which speaks volumes! This was really more of a 3 star place struggling to sort itself out! Collapse
Beautiful hotel - on the up
Stay Date: 02/2018, katiedreamtraveller wrote this review.
Stayed at this hotel a couple of weekends ago and was a very nice stay. The hotel its self is situated on the banks of the river Tay, really stunning position - even if the Scottish weather decides not to play ball! Our room looked like it had been r… See more
Stayed at this hotel a couple of weekends ago and was a very nice stay. The hotel its self is situated on the banks of the river Tay, really stunning position - even if the Scottish weather decides not to play ball! Our room looked like it had been recently refurnished, now to a high standard and very comfy bed. I was up in the area to explore some of the country side. There are plenty of walks nearby, both gentle river walks and longer ones. I did a walk up to Deuchary Hill and Loch Ordie. For those interested, there is a great view from the top of Deuchary hill, but the route described on Walkhighlands is a long one - I would do Deuchary Hill one day and then go up to Loch Ordie another time. So nice to do these walk though and then come back to the hotel and sit in-front of a fire in the bar. The meal in the restaurant was nice - I believe the hotel has just come under new management. I hope the hotel continues on the same tracks as when I was there - the hotel has all the necessary facilities and could therefore be something very special. I will be back. Collapse
Stay Date: 02/2018, adeno_34 wrote this review.
We had a weekend break here. The setting is delightful next to the River Tay in a classic country house hotel. The room was was intermediate in cost but was not worth the additional expense. The entrance was narrow die to cupboard and the TV did not … See more
We had a weekend break here. The setting is delightful next to the River Tay in a classic country house hotel. The room was was intermediate in cost but was not worth the additional expense. The entrance was narrow die to cupboard and the TV did not face any of the sitting area. The shower/bath was small but adequate. the biggest disappointment was the food. The evening service was bland and salty and service oddly rushed and impersonal. Breakfast was from the standard buffet playbook but without imagination. The grounds and riverbank are a delight to explore but this is somewhere I would be unlikely to return to. Collapse
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