Hilton Dunkeld House Hotel
Reviews - Hilton Dunkeld House Hotel
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- From: United Kingdom
- Traveller type: Special Interest/Event
- Age Group: 51 - 60
- From: Italy
- Traveller type: Mature Couple
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Great break!!from heathertowie
We upgraded to the' Bothy ' - a large room with a bed looking like a boat. - plus double shower. The room was original and comfortable but only outlook was onto the rather scruffy back of the building. Never mind - we didn't plan spending too much time there! We were both sorely in need of a break and did enjoy our stay. Being totally objective though ,I would make the following comments -
Our room was in need of a good clean. There was an abundance of dust in the corners of the carpets, in the button back chairs and under the wardrobe. I did not search for this - it was very evident! I did pull out the plug in the washbasin and found it to be clogged with hairs!! Perhaps the room had been well used throughout the summer and will be sorted out in the quiet season. Apparently the Bothy room comes with' champagne and canapes' on the first night of your stay. Canapes were fine - champagne turned out to be a rather sweet Australian sparking wine. Was this because we had booked an 'Autumn Break'? (See below)
The hotel is a bit tired in places but no more so than a lot of country hotels we have stayed in.
We booked an Autumn break and apparently paid half price for our room - £144 pernight including breakfast. According to the tariff displayed in the reception area the high season price for the Bothy is in the region of £280 per night. No comment!
As stated in previous reviews the bar prices/restaurant wine prices are high. Mark up is phenomenal!! Breakfast was excellent with a large variety of food offered (including optional whisky and/or cream with the porridge! The dinner menu was priced at £26 for two courses and £31 for three. The food offered reflected the price charged. Anything like venison and smoked salmon was subject to a hefty surcharge. There was no beef or lamb on the menu at all during our stay.The hotel was very busy all the time we were there with corporate functions and coach parties. The busyness if the place probably accounts for the mistakes in our bill. Good idea to watch this carefully. The staff without exception were friendly and efficient and one of the reasons why we will probably return to Dunkeld.
Excellent stay at the Dunkeld House Hotelfrom Welshtravellers4
We had a family room, which was spacious and spotless. Breakfast was superb and the grounds were as good as ever.
I have stayed in this hotel once to twice a year from 1988 - 2000. I have also stayed in the lodges, which are superb.
Relaxing retreatfrom 32
Nice location, but outdated interior.from jhamers
Breakfast on the other hand was very nice and worth its money.
Seclusion and historyfrom Ibadan
What of the services ? The staff were friendly helpful & efficient. The breakfast buffet was comprehensive and the atmosphere relaxed and unhurried. Dinner menus gave a good choice and what we had was well presented and cooked if a little on the expensive side, especially the wines. The estate itself contains all sorts of other attractions including recently built time share lodges, 4 x 4 courses, quad biking, tennis, putting, clay pigeon shooting and, of course, infinite walking possibilities.
You will get some idea of the hotel and its surroundings by looking at the attached pictures. The whole area is steeped in history - religious, literary & political with Shakespeare's Birnam Wood and Beatrix Potter connections but a short walk. However, if you do go there, don't be tempted to throw stones into the Tay - allegedly it disturbs the salmon !
Fast forward to Jan 05 for a birthday treat my hubby booked us a lovely room and arranged champagne and chocs, I even got a card from the manager. We had a very nice meal, they had even written happy birthday in icing sugar around my dessert. Then they brought the cake which my husband had bought, we had a slice each - stuffed to the brim! The cake then dissapeared not to be seen again.
I love the grounds and the walks, I love the breakfast, the price of drink is rather expensive, we have stayed in quite a few higher class hotels and this is one of the most expensive we have encountered. The staff are friendly and helpfull, there must be something about the place as we are going back in May for our fourth visit.
I agree with an earlier posting get rid of the Chavs, people going to dinner in denim when everyone else has made the effort to dress for the setting is dissapointing, the management should be a little more strict. We did note on our last visit that the place could do with a freshen up - maybe this time??????
Wonderful locationfrom Boss_Hogg
Beautiful surroundings, excellent stayfrom Rhona_J
The surrounding area is amazing, lots of walks along the river, would be absolutely amazing in summer.
A wonderful break away from the hustle of the city, I would definitely recommend this to friends and we'll definitely be staying again.
romance at its bestfrom Westie53
s all going downhill ....from EdinburghTourist
Top Local Tips for Dunkeld
Dunkeld rambles along the Tay River visit the Dunkeld cathedral ruins adjacent to the hotel, and take a walk down the path from the hotel into town that goes along the river bank. if you eat in town, the hotel shuttle will come to pick you up
ear your heart out New England visit this part of perthshire in October,not for nothing is it known as Big Tree country,breathtaking!
Nice place IIn theory quiet
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- Address: Dunkeld - Dunkeld - Scotland - PH8 0HX - United Kingdom
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