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 2329 reviews
- Sleep Quality:
Not as good as it was
Stay Date: 10/2017, Emma C wrote this review.
My partner and I stayed at Dunkeld House Hotel around one year ago, and loved it. It was one of our best trips together. However, this time we were disappointed. Firstly, the hotel has undergone large scale renovations. These are mostly welcome c… See more
My partner and I stayed at Dunkeld House Hotel around one year ago, and loved it. It was one of our best trips together. However, this time we were disappointed. Firstly, the hotel has undergone large scale renovations. These are mostly welcome changes. However, our room was decorated in a way that neither of us liked. It was wallpapered in a dark grey, with orange and green accents. The wallpaper in the bathroom was peeling in two places. Secondly, the service was inconsistent and not to the same standard as the previous year. Minor mistakes kept being made. Staff were sincerely apologetic but it's a shame that these things happened. For example, we arrived at 3pm and our room was not ready, a drinks order in the restaurant seemed to be forgotten about. Our room was not cleaned at all during our full day in the hotel. We explained this in the evening and were assured that it would be dealt with while we had dinner. We were very disappointed to return two hours later to our room to find that it still hadn't been cleaned. The duty manager was very apologetic about this and explained that there had been a communication error, she offered us a small discount as a token of good will. But it's a shame that things had gotten to this stage. We still enjoyed our trip. The hotel still benefits from a great location and impressive grounds. But it feels like there is room for improvement for it to truly be considered 4 stars. Collapse
The Fisherman’s Cottage – abandoned by The Fisherman and left to rot.
Stay Date: 10/2017, MoiraJMitchell wrote this review.
Last weekend my husband and I stayed for two nights at the Dunkeld House Hotel, selecting to stay in The Fisherman’s Cottage which is described on the website as, “Housing two of our ten suites, this is a charming building with all the luxury and spl… See more
Last weekend my husband and I stayed for two nights at the Dunkeld House Hotel, selecting to stay in The Fisherman’s Cottage which is described on the website as, “Housing two of our ten suites, this is a charming building with all the luxury and splendour you’d expect to find in a Scottish Country House.” Luxury and splendour you say? Let my photographs bear evidence that I am staunchly defending every Scottish Country Householder when I state that the interior of The Fisherman’s Cottage does not reflect at all what one would typically expect to find in a Scottish Country House and neither does it offer anything remotely approaching the realms of ‘luxury and splendour’. First impressions count they say, and the stained-glass panel in the front door complete with poem by Rabbie Burns would have been a nice feature were it not for the giant crack across it being held together by duct tape. Walk in and you find, in the hallway, a creation in MDF rather resembling a very cheap wardrobe which, when opened reveals a sink and a fridge. It’s great to have a sink and a fridge and I consider them essential basics when we are talking about a ‘suite’, but this hulking feature in Formica has no place next to the lovely church pew it sits beside. The wallpaper throughout is certainly unique and no doubt authentic to the period. I’d even go so far to guess that it might be the original selected by The Fisherman’s wife back in the day. I’m certain she would not have selected the curtains though as they and the wallpaper will keep you up all night with their arguing. Better not to even mention the carpet which disagrees wholeheartedly with the both of them but does appear at least to be – relatively – new. There is a showcase of different styles of radiator and they hang off the walls in quite an alarming fashion, as do the shower fixtures. The bathroom is a dark and window-less space in which to sit (on the wooden toilet seat) and contemplate the cunning of The Fisherman in selling his property to the hotel and making a packet and moving to a much nicer house. Dark green tiling, dark wood panels, dark mouldy sealant and dark rings and dirt in the cabinet and up the walls. “Enjoy the space allowed by the roomy lounge” says the website. It neglects to mention that the roomy lounge resembles a depressing and depressed war-era sitting room complete with original furniture including a very sad-looking fake fire (disconnected), an excess of wood panelling, plenty of empty shelving, a stained and faded sofa and two plastic-looking armchairs most likely lifted from the closing-down sale at an old people’s home (sold as not comfy enough for the older generation). The TV is enormous though so you don’t need to huddle around the wireless. That, by the way, was a reference to the old-fashioned radios of the Churchill era, not a reference to the wifi which the hotel claims is available in all its rooms but which we found sadly does not reach across the car-park to the cottage. Ah yes, the car park. “Look out over our gardens and the Scottish woodland wildlife that roams our grounds” says the website. Look out over the car park and the rear of the hotel is the reality, which begs the question why the bedroom has privacy curtains at the side window to prevent the elusive red squirrels from peeking in, but none at the front window and so you are forced to close the black-out curtains (continuing the war-time theme) if you want to get dressed without an audience of wedding guests and hotel staff as they go about their duties. The bed was very comfortable. Collapse
Weekend get away
Stay Date: 10/2017, Nicky M wrote this review.
Beautiful setting, lovely outdoor areas which due to the lovely sunny weather we got to enjoy. Room was lovely but slight criticism was distance from mirror to plug meant hair dryer stretched to its very limit and on speaking to another lady guest sa… See more
Beautiful setting, lovely outdoor areas which due to the lovely sunny weather we got to enjoy. Room was lovely but slight criticism was distance from mirror to plug meant hair dryer stretched to its very limit and on speaking to another lady guest same in her room too . Our dining experience was mixed Saturdays dinner was very average but Sundays was excellent. Breakfast on Sunday was very good but Mondays was very disappointing empty containers especially eggs unlike Sunday no one seemed to be in charge of refilling and checking result was lots of guests loitering waiting for cooked food. Hasn't put us off going back as lovely area but hopefully dining experience would be better. Collapse
Good, we'll be back
Stay Date: 10/2017, Fiji777 wrote this review.
We had an excellent stay as part of a stop over on a trip north. We used the leisure facilities, the room was newly decorated and comfy. Breakfast was great, the only criticism - a slightly unfriendly and grumpy waiter but that hasn't put us off comi… See more
We had an excellent stay as part of a stop over on a trip north. We used the leisure facilities, the room was newly decorated and comfy. Breakfast was great, the only criticism - a slightly unfriendly and grumpy waiter but that hasn't put us off coming back Collapse
Stay Date: 10/2017, Kinguss wrote this review.
Lovely location, reasonable food and rooms but need some serious staff training. No bar staff around to take drink order and when they did arrive we had to order at bar and no table service. Dining room service ok but some language difficulties and… See more
Lovely location, reasonable food and rooms but need some serious staff training. No bar staff around to take drink order and when they did arrive we had to order at bar and no table service. Dining room service ok but some language difficulties and on Saturday morning informed they had run out if kippers and this was just the start of the weekend. Collapse
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