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 2272 reviews
- Sleep Quality:
Unique and beautiful setting
Stay Date: 08/2017, dbbremner wrote this review.
Having visited this hotel for over 25 years it has the most fantastic and unique setting. Now in private hands after many years as a Hilton. Money has been spent and the communal areas are looking good. The drinks prices are exceptionally reasonable … See more
Having visited this hotel for over 25 years it has the most fantastic and unique setting. Now in private hands after many years as a Hilton. Money has been spent and the communal areas are looking good. The drinks prices are exceptionally reasonable and there are plenty of staff about, although not all speak great English. Sadly the double room was pretty basic, the windows filthy, a plastic toilet seat and shower curtain. The money has clearly been spent elsewhere. The bed was comfy enough but don't expect 4 star here. When we checked in, for some reason they have decided to direct everyone round to the front entrance rather than the entrance off the car park, I assume to give it a grander feel. No one to greet you and don't expect help with bags. It's not that type of hotel. We were told to go along to the dining room to book as they were very busy that evening. Why couldn't the reception staff do that. Turned out they were not that busy and unfortunately dinner was pretty poor. In fact appalling to be honest. The staff were pleasant and keen to please but the kitchen let them down. The hotel is very much geared to weddings and they do them very well, who wouldn't want to get married there ! So great setting, lovely hotel but don't set your standards too high and you will have a nice relaxing break. Collapse
Need to sort staff out!!
Stay Date: 08/2017, mel_1978_x wrote this review.
So me and my husband spent what we thought would of been a lovely night away together in this beautiful located hotel. Upon arrival reception were very friendly and approachable, when we got into our room it was nice but think the decor was slightly … See more
So me and my husband spent what we thought would of been a lovely night away together in this beautiful located hotel. Upon arrival reception were very friendly and approachable, when we got into our room it was nice but think the decor was slightly dark for our tasting but we wouldn't fault it! We had a lovely meal in the restaurant and even had a river facing view in the conservatory. My only main problem was, as a guest I shouldn't really witness it but a gentleman followed by the name of Anthony, I do not like his manners, the way he speaks to his fellow team mates is shocking. Not someone I would want to work alongside with. Management need to really sort this out as this actually disgusted me and my husband. Despite that though, I definitely would be back! Collapse
Relaxing afternoon tea in scenic, historic hotel
Stay Date: 08/2017, Rachel7890 wrote this review.
We dropped in for a few drinks and afternoon tea after an afternoon's walking. The scones were light and buttery - really moreish! We got two and they were accompanied with jam and a generous portion of clotted cream. Delicious! Service was friendly … See more
We dropped in for a few drinks and afternoon tea after an afternoon's walking. The scones were light and buttery - really moreish! We got two and they were accompanied with jam and a generous portion of clotted cream. Delicious! Service was friendly and very efficient. Atmosphere in the hotel was restful and felt historically classy. I was sorry not to be staying on for dinner or the night. I hope to return! Collapse
Stay Date: 08/2017, Duncan M wrote this review.
We arrived for a two night stay to enjoy the area. The hotel had remarkably good reviews and the location is fantastic. We booked a table for dinner whilst leaving Fort William to avoid being disappointed, and were rather surprised that already at 17… See more
We arrived for a two night stay to enjoy the area. The hotel had remarkably good reviews and the location is fantastic. We booked a table for dinner whilst leaving Fort William to avoid being disappointed, and were rather surprised that already at 1700, we could only be squeezed in at either 1815 or 2015, and unless we had a helicopter the early time would have been impossible so we accepted the later time. On arrival we were checked in quite quickly but given a room that was totally unacceptable (as with my wife, my 13 years old son and me a tiny room with one small double bed was a complete joke). Having struggled with our bags to find our room (124 is nowhere near 123 or 125 in case you get it), we then had to struggle all the way back. Our only option was at a nearby building and whilst it was going to have to be ok, we accepted it, had good help getting our bags there by a very helpful young guy and we hurried back through the pouring rain to make our dinner date. From there the wheels fell off big style. We were forgotten, on several occasions whether for drinks at the bar or at the table, had to wait to be seated, couldn't even get a coke for the lad in good time. The food was as bad as it gets. The plates were so hot they were dangerous. The beef wellington was probably plated an hour before being put into an oven and recooked on the plate. The meal resembled pulled pork and was tasteless. I sent mine back to be replaced by a chicken stuffed with haggis which was almost as bad. Interesting that the waitress nearly burned her hand when collecting our plates after the meal. We didn't dare risk a desert. We didn't even dare try breakfast! In the morning, the sympathetic front desk couldn't believe that we had had such a rough time of it. This wasn't helped by having been given a room next to the kennels where guests can put the furry friends for the night. Some dogs just hate being kennelled and the constant barking was not at all pleasant. The manager listened carefully and duly removed the cost of the meal, and gave us another 100 quid as a sweetener. The hotel is fine, the surroundings fantastic. The staff seem honest and very nice, but the total experience is faulty towers and some. The food is the worst I have ever experienced. We checked out and headed for home and will never be back. This totally ruined our week in Scotland and I doubt I will ever be able to convince my wife to return which is really sad. Things can go wrong, but the kitchen processes are a perfect setting for Gordon Ramsay's kitchen nightmares! Collapse
New owners: improved service.
Stay Date: 08/2017, 638valeriev wrote this review.
We have stayed at this hotel on the River Tay by Dunkeld for years. In the past it was a passably reasonable hotel when owned by hotel groups but was impersonal as one finds. Now it is seemingly privately owned and excellent in every way ( except the… See more
We have stayed at this hotel on the River Tay by Dunkeld for years. In the past it was a passably reasonable hotel when owned by hotel groups but was impersonal as one finds. Now it is seemingly privately owned and excellent in every way ( except they have a terrible coffee machine which makes awful coffee). The staff are friendly, attentive and most professional. They have excellent chefs including two Italian chefs so the food is first class and we stayed dinner, bed and breakfast. The hotel is large, it being a former country retreat house. It is comfortable and overlooks the Tay with salmon fishing and a ghillie, and other sports such as clay pigeon shooting and off road driving on the large estate can all be arranged. The grounds are especially well lNdscsped and beautiful. No matter how full the hotel is there is always somewhere quiet to sit. Collapse
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