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Leaving Aberdeen we took the "Castle Route". We toured Corgarff Castle, Kildrummy Castle and Glenbuchat Castle. We stopped to see Craigievar Castle, Balmoral Castle and Braemar Castle. Near Pitlochry we saw the "Queen's View" of the Tummel Valley. We took a scenic drive around Loch Tay and saw the Falls of Dochart. The next day we took a white …
It's currently 1.23pm and I'm on the bus, we are about to leave Pitlochry (our lunch stop). We left the hotel in Edinburgh at 8AM and so far have stopped at St. Andrews where we saw the golf course and walked around the cemetery and ruins of the church that was built over the bones of Saint Andrew. Then we traveled for about another hour and have just stopped at ...
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dinner was wonderful. We were piped in by Logan dressed in full regalia. There was some highland dancing by Claire's daughter Emma. We even had a rendition of Waltzing Matilda which was fabulous and was finished by loud cheers and claps. Dinner finished at about 8:45 and there were some Scottish traditions that went around the table. There is a small whisky cup with two handles. Each person holds the cup out to another person who takes ...
... aged children who come in for after school care build all sorts of shelters around the trees. The fire pit is a round room with a large hole in the roof to allow the smoke to escape. There are low walls around the building and seating where the children are in safe distance from the flames. They toasted marshmallows on long sticks and popped popcorn in a double metal sieve. The children do all the cooking, whittling for the marshmallow sticks and they are ...
Saturday 28th September,
We discovered a web site called 'Secret Scotland' that promises to lead you through the 'Real' Scotland - uses roads that it tags - 'the most scenic road in the highlands' - or - 'runs beside the prettiest waterway in Scotland'- and it hasn't disappointed. We've had a terrific day following their incredibly precise ...
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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.