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 2086 reviews
- Sleep Quality:
Overnight stay before Land Rover experience
Stay Date: 02/2017, peakdistricttravel wrote this review.
Had high expectations. Lovely location near river. Pretty buildings plenty of parking. Very friendly reception check in, very helpful. Lovely refurbished room, very comfy bed and blackout curtains. Low rating due to not being informed of refurbish… See more
Had high expectations. Lovely location near river. Pretty buildings plenty of parking. Very friendly reception check in, very helpful. Lovely refurbished room, very comfy bed and blackout curtains. Low rating due to not being informed of refurbishment works in hotel in particular restaurant. Only offered 6 or 0830 pm dinner reservation, tempOrary bar pathetic, no staff service I. The "lounge area". Lighting terrible many bulbs not working. Service at dinner apart from head waiter who was from Hungary and excellent, was terrible. Food very average. Disappointing overall Collapse
Stay Date: 02/2017, Natalie M wrote this review.
I have been a regular visitor of this hotel for years...probably at least the last 20 years. I have always loved the cosy country house atmosphere with traditional old Scottish decor of dark wood panelled rooms, tartan furnishings and cosy grand fire… See more
I have been a regular visitor of this hotel for years...probably at least the last 20 years. I have always loved the cosy country house atmosphere with traditional old Scottish decor of dark wood panelled rooms, tartan furnishings and cosy grand fireplaces with plenty of old paintings exhibiting huntsmen and their catches from centuries past. The central hallway at the foot of the grand staircase was a fantastically cosy seating area for guests to enjoy a drink by the fire...however now the only people graced with the joy of this area are the receptionists sitting randomly behind a big reception desk. I just cannot understand what was wrong with leaving the reception as it was right at the main entrance to the hotel?! Please reconsider this change? We booked up for a two night stay from Friday to Sunday and were surprised to find major renovation works being made to the main diningroom as well as a new extension being added to the hotel front. This would not have been a big deal to us at all had there been an apology for the inconvenience and the fact we were not notified of these works and perhaps some goodwill offering for putting up with it! There was literally no mention or acknowledgment of the fact the place was in upheaval with no bar, no diningroom and bits of rubbish scattered around corridors etc. Adding to that, there was apparently a limited stock of food and drink, as we were informed at lunch there were 2 main items unavailable (salmon and venison sausages). Drinks were limited and at dinner there were no bottles of still water, so we opted for tap which was fine but it was just very obvious that they hadn't bought in despite a full hotel full of guests. Most members of staff were polite and the waiter at dinner in the evening was very polite and apologetic for any issues. However, the staff who were responsible for receiving guests into the diningroom for breakfast and dinner were not organised, there didn't seem to be a process in place at all for booking people in which probably led to the flapping overwhelmed staff who were trying to serve too many people arriving all at the same time!! We thought the woman who was on duty in the mornings/lunchtime could have been nicer - she was a bit abrupt and was also lacking in organisation. There was a fire alarm that went off 4 times at dinner and nobody made any announcements to say what was happening! Food at breakfast was of a high quality however again, due to guest to staff ratio it was clear they were struggling to turnaround the volume of food that was required! They were constantly running low on something and staff seemed stressed to the max. Dinner was pretty good although my risotto was full of cream and lacking flavour - didn't seem to be any parmesan in it so I wonder if that's something they didn't have and thought that cream would be a sufficient replacement!! Wine was expensive at about £8 a glass but cheap tasting. The new decor is I suppose what many people would deem as contemporary and 'boutique chic' but for the style of this house I just feel the original style was far more appealing. As a previous reviewer has said, it feels like the soul has been lost. Having said all this, the hotel is in a gorgeous location in magnificent grounds with lovely walks along the river Tay, the rooms are vastly improved upon with just a few more points of attention to detail to make it a truly luxury stay. I think I would come back as I love the area and the leisure facilities are decent. Once all renovations are complete and once staff processes have been smoothed out, I see the hotel running a lot more efficiently and as I'd expect of a hotel charging around £150/night. I do hope that the new Dunkeld House Hotel can listen to their guests comments and refine the offering. Collapse
Stay Date: 02/2017, MatthewMR1986 wrote this review.
I booked a room for the weekend as a surprise for my partner on a special occasion. When we arrived at the hotel we immediately noticed there was major renovation work happening which we were told absolutely nothing about at the time of booking. I ex… See more
I booked a room for the weekend as a surprise for my partner on a special occasion. When we arrived at the hotel we immediately noticed there was major renovation work happening which we were told absolutely nothing about at the time of booking. I expected a well stocked country house bar with fine ales and whiskys only to find out there was a makeshift bar consisting of a dining table and a couple of chiller fridges with absolutely no draught beer or lager. Instead they had the audacity to charge £4.25 for bottles of budwised and the like, which i had actual got from a supermarket on the way up for 50p per bottle. The main function room wasnt even carpeted. A lot of noise with work going on, banging etc, not even remotely relaxing. the sunroom was out of bounds and covered in scafolding. our requested "room with a view" looked on to a carpark. The jacuzzi didnt work neither did the steam room. There were no spaces at all for any treatments at the spa the whole weekend due to shortage of staff. The pool and gym its self was third rate at best and the prices were exorbitant. The first night we actually had to go away from the hotel for dinner in to Dunkeld as there was such a wait and we were starving. The buffet breakfast was a shambles... we sat for 20min waiting on coffee and had to ask 3 times then it was the same again for milk. We had no tea or coffee making facilitates in our room. not even glasses or water. I took a long time deliberating ofver places to stay to make this specail and If I was told about the state of the place at the time of booking I would have never have picked here. Everyone we spoke to was disgusted and felt completely duped! Collapse
Stay Date: 02/2017, Esther D wrote this review.
Stayed early Feb 2017 in one of the wing suites which had views overlooking the river. Fantastic rooms. Huge, comfortable bed. Excellent cleanliness. Reception staff friendly and chatty. Gave us a free sherry by the fire on arrival plus were informa… See more
Stayed early Feb 2017 in one of the wing suites which had views overlooking the river. Fantastic rooms. Huge, comfortable bed. Excellent cleanliness. Reception staff friendly and chatty. Gave us a free sherry by the fire on arrival plus were informative about local walks. Delicious 3 course dinner each night. Hotel is undergoing a large amount of renovation work but this did not interfere with our stay or inconvenience us in any way. We would be delighted to stay here again! Collapse
NOT A LUXURY HOTEL!!!
Stay Date: 02/2017, Stevenmfit wrote this review.
Described as a luxury hotel and certainly charging luxury prices but on arrival sun 12th we were so disappointed we ended up walking out. We arrived at 2pm and the room wasn't ready which is fair enough since 3pm official check in. We went for lunc… See more
Described as a luxury hotel and certainly charging luxury prices but on arrival sun 12th we were so disappointed we ended up walking out. We arrived at 2pm and the room wasn't ready which is fair enough since 3pm official check in. We went for lunch in the restaurant which was being refurbished and a table for a bar was set up. There was little space to relax with a drink given the refurb that was going on and clearly many rooms were not ready as over a dozen people sitting around waiting. The lunch itself was a very overpriced unsatisfying sandwich which had the crusts cut off and cut into 3 soldiers. I was still hungry after this and my soup but given the top dollar price while sitting in a room going through refurb that was had no atmosphere and any sentiment of luxury I wasn't impressed. After lunch at 3pm we went to get our room to find out it still wasn't available and would be at least 30 minutes. Looking around and seeing the number of people waiting I suspected it would have been longer and there was no offer of an apology from the female receptionist. The other male receptionist was very friendly and professional but this wasn't enough to overcome the bad first impression made. The ground did indeed look nice but compared with many other actual luxury hotels this needs allot more work for the prices they are commanding before it qualified in my opinion. Wont be returning. There are much better options for the price being charged. Perhaps not within that area but if looking for a romantic luxury retreat, look elsewhere. Collapse
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