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We left the cottage at Sterling this morning and headed to Glasgow to swap cars. We got a Mazda 7 and drove off to Loch Lomond. We stopped at Luss to get the best view. It was overcast and misty. Driving in the highlands was an experience. The hills were steep and there was remnants of snow. Carla and ...
... did they put a **** load of horseradish in the mix? nope. it was all b/c I had asked for mustard as who can have a tuna melt without it? smeared it on before testing. mustard here is different. very very different. lesson learned. test everything first.
so now I sit. on my bed. with a plan of getting up early tomm to look at some local sites before I catch the train to my first house sit of the trip. no more forcible hiking!
... a boring read doesn't it? besides, I don't think my feet would allow me to run anymore. I managed to get the blister sores to a point of bearing but frequent stops were made due to the set in of a fire sensation to the whole underside of my feet. these shoes really do suck.
all whining aside, the views of today's walk really were stunning. worth the effort ...
... as although it had stopped raining it was cold and windy. I set off to find a suitable spot for lunch and left them to enjoy the freewheeling. Blairgowrie was a maze of one way street and traffic lights but I spotted a picnic spot just before the town that had a table and parking close by. I settled down to make up the rolls to speed the lunch process up so we could all get to the hotel a bit earlier and maybe explore Perth before an evening meal. ...
... expecting to be bored on this tour but I learned so much and even though I still don't like whisky I understand why they're vary so much in quality and cost. Afterwards we headed back for a late lunch before driving in a different direction to the Atholl Palace Hotel and Museum - where you stay if you have a lot more money than us. Still you can use this venue as the start of a number of local walks. We headed off towards Moulin, along a path following a small creek leading to ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Scotland's Hotel & Spa Pitlochry
Just arrived home today after a 2night weekend break at the Scotlands without the kids, it was marvelous! Had read the couple of bad reviews listed on trip adviser so was a bit weary but we were not disappointed at all. Got a good deal through [-------------] and use this site rather than Best Westerns! We got 2 nights DB&B for 118pounds and it was a bargain. We nearly booked the Fishers as it was listed at the same price however, we met people staying at the Fishers and they were a bit disappointed. The service from all staff from cleaners to head waiters was exceptional, everyone friendly and the food was out of this world, haven't eaten so good in a long time. The leisure complex is great and myself and hubby had the pool to ourselves when we arrived on the Friday. There's a mini-gym, sauna and solarium (should you wish to pretend you holidayed further a field). The room was maybe a bit on the small side but was spotlessly clean with all the usual bits and bobs you'd expect in a hotel room. You'll not spend much time in the room though as plenty to do. There hotel is a stones throw from the main street where theres lovely shops and a couple of nice drinking establishments. All in all we had a superb break and will be back very soon but with the kids next time as they'd love the pool and all the things to do around Pitlochry and the hotel is very child friendly too! Go book it now and don't listen to those earlier bad reviews!!!
We stayed at this hotel for a short break (myself, husband and child).
We have just returned from a short break at Scotland's Hotel. I don't drive, so the location is excellent for local shops, Pitlochry Theatre and bus stop.
Fine as a base
My husband and I stayed here in June for two nights. It's rated 3* and was fine as a base. Our room and bathroom were a good size and the location was perfect - right in the heart of Pitlochry. We were in the annex which was fine but you have to park in the hotel and walk so not really suitable for older people. The junior staff were lovely however one of the senior male managers spent a great deal of time getting on to them in full view of guests - not very professional! Luigi's restaurant was fine for pizza and pasta but I wouldn't recommend eating in the main dining room. The food was pretty awful! Stay here if you're looking for a base to explore the area but don't expect much and eat elsewhere!
Was not impressed with this hotel at all. Graded as a 3 star - they should drop a star or two! The hotel is shabby and has a musty smell. We booked at the very last minute on a Saturday at lunchtime to spend 1 night away. The price we were quoted was £65 DBB per person or £55 B & B - not cheap. I asked if there was anything cheaper as it was a late booking and was told "No sorry". I then informed the receptionist that I had e-mailed them the previous evening late on and had got a reply that morning at 9am stating £55 DBB per person. She apologised and said it was her mistake that it was £55 DBB!!! Anyway, got to the hotel and our room was in the main building and okay but the bathroom ceiling was starting to come away, like they had had a flood and not fixed it. Drink is very expensive and you'll wait ages to be served. One pint of lager and a half lager shandy - £4.75. One diet coke poured out of a Diet Coke bottle in front of you was £1.75. Go down the Co-op and buy your own, it would be cheaper. About the prices - on their website they quote £72 B & B but if you go on to laterooms.com they advertise this at £60 per room B & B and this is not discounted.
Just spent two nights dinner bed & breakfast at Scotlands Hotel. Our family room was in the main building and what a great size it was with two single beds at one end and a double bed and the other end of the room. Plenty of space for everyone to relax in. Table and very comfortable chairs also in room. The bathroom was also larger than normal and very clean and bright. Plenty of hot water too.With two large windows in the room we also had a great view of the hills and town.
Great Location. Good staff
Spent night here on dinner bed and breakfast basis.Dinner had limited choice but was well cooked and presented by friendly staff. Entertainment was provided by a good 2 piece band which added to atmosphere in dining room. Bar was less than intimate as you had to walk through both it and dining room to get to swimming pool. Breakfast selection was ok but cooked version a bit geasy.
Our bedroom heating was not working,on a night that was -5c, but helpful girl at reception arranged for a fan heater. Room was small but clean and good supply of tea coffee etc.
Above all location is ideal,right in town centre within easy walk of all sites with ample parking.
On the whole we enjoyed stay and would return.
Another reviewer wondered if the staff were as bad at other times of the year than at Christmas. Well, after a weekend break at the Scotlands Hotel, I can report that things have yet to improve.
Comfortable hotel, lovely room, beautiful bathroom.Meals excellent, manager and reception staff couldn't have been more helpful. Waiters and waitress in dining room were lovely and most pleasant, always had a smile. Lovely pool area. Our room was in the Bank annexe and didn't present a problem because the weather was lovely (May 2004), but when I go again I will ask for a room in the main building, because you have to leave the annexe and walk out in to the street and down (50 yards) to the main door of the hotel, not too convenient if it is raining and you're heading for the dining room or if you are coming back from a swim in colder weather. I wish they would provide a box for staff gratuities because it was impossible to tip every-one and they were all so nice.