Travel Blogs from Pitlochry
We were packed and on the road around 8am bound for Scotland in Maureens little mini. Our first port of call, Edinburgh. It was a somewhat pretty, but largely uneventful two and a half hour drive from Durham to Edinburgh. Its a nice city, old buildings, cobblestone roads, a relaxed feel and castle towering over the city. That was to be our primary …
... bloody. With ~5000 Jacobites against ~10,000 English, over 700 men perished in the first 2 minutes on the front line. In the end, around 1500 Jacobites perished while only 50 British soldiers died. Bonnie Prince Charlie went into hiding.
The Battle of Culloden represents the end of Highland culture as Gaelic language, kilts, tartan, and bagpipes were banned in an attempt to destroy the powerful Highland Clans. Thankfully, the culture ...
... Arden House at Kingussie provides a wonderful respite after a long day of driving and exploring. Old and elegant, the service is 'white linen and crystal'! Blood pudding for breakfast! We foray on - the countryside is peaceful, dotted with castle-like structures and winding streams. "Filled with trout no doubt" suggests she. The roadside flowers are bright with pink, purple and yellow. The yellowed, ...
Haggis is the national dish of Scotland. It consists of the liver, heart and lungs of sheep. Minced and mixed with suet (this is what we feed birds!!!), oatmeal and spices. Its then placed in a casing of animal stomach and boiled for three hours. YUM!!!! Traditional sides are Neeps (turnips) and Tatties (mashed potatoes). It's also traditionally served with scotch whiskey.....Gee, I wonder ...
The heavy competition is referred to as "The Heavies" by the locals. The men compete for a small monetary prize and the title of the winner of the heavies competition. All of these men were on the bigger side but two of them in particular were monsters! Pete Hart is the bigger of the two men I show pics of here. The other guy (I really wish I could remember his name!!!!) was the winner of the ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Decent place to stop over. Simple, but comfy enough. Kind staff and good breakfast. Bit noisy
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What do you expect for 3 ***'s
Stayed for two nights B&B, in a single room.
It was okay, the staff in the restaurant were quite attentive, but late evening at the reception, were conspicuous by their absence. This gave me cause for concern re security.
I might stay here again but if so, would take my key out on the town!!
We liked it very much good valentines weekend
we went to the fishers hotel last year for valentines weekend found it very good food very well presented but after all we are scottish and dont find any problems not like the english always compaining about everything
My wife and I stayed in the Hotel for two nights, when we arrived, we parked in the car park, which is about 500+ meters away. First impresions were off puting as the receptions is poor and all the staff are young. The first room we were given was in poor order, dirty and it had no shower. It did have a bath which had all the enamle peeling off. The second room we were moved to was cleaner, but the bed needed the bible put under one of the legs to stop it rocking. the curtians were also off the rail. It did have a shower but no bath. The shower was only big enough to stand in, but you could not bend to pick anything up. The halls were in poor condition and the carpets could have done with a good clean. the food in the resturant was ok, but nothing to write home about. the gents toilets did not have any hand driers fitted and the towel holders were empty the full two days we were there, even although, we reported it. Overall a poor hotel with little to offer, I am well traveled and I would never use it again.
took my mum away for the night to what i thought would be a lovely quite hotel. got a good deal through a sunday paper (£90 DB&B).
Having read previous reviews of this hotel, I was dubious about staying, however it could not have been better. The managemnet, staff and service were first class and the food etc was superb. We were made feel totally at home and nothing was ever too much trouble.
I cannot recommend this hotel highly enough and the refurbishment of the puiblic areas has certainly made this one of the best hotels in Pitlochry.
Very shabby hotel
We spent two nights here on a week long trip to Scotland. The hotel was disappointing to say the least. The room was shabby, in desperate need of an overhaul. The curtains were hanging off the rails, the shower was the smallest I have ever seen. The breakfast itself was OK (although one was bought out way before the other) but we had to wait 20 minutes before we could be seated which is unheard of in a hotel. Plus, most of the staff couldn't understand English so we didn't get what we ordered. Making matters worse, the restaurant manager was very unfriendly, making us feel like we a total inconvenience to have the cheek to complain as we didn't get what we ordered.
I would not recommend this hotel at all!!!
we arrived at the hotel at 3pm for chekck in - a lovely entrance and check in desk - staff were polite and friendly. We had 2 double rooms booked for 1 night - we ended up with a triple room and a twin room so no problems! we reserved dinner as it was very busy - it was a great meal - very traditional scottish menu and for the money it offered excellent choices. breakfast was good too you really cant go wrong with a full scottish to start the day! There are 2 lounge areas smoking and non smoking all refurbished to a high standard and very nice. The bedrooms are a good size but my only suggestion would have been that when they took the time to decorate the place why on earth did they put the same curtains and bed covers back on as that made it feel old and tired.
We found this hotel overcrowded, our room was up in the roof. Curtains would not close, were 18" from top of window. Room was dingy & cold. Bathroom, shower would not work and we reported this twice. Food O.K. entertainment average. Would definitely not use this hotel again.
My new Husband and I arrived on the third day of our honeymoon. We had booked the room some time before and had explained that we were on honeymoon and so, obviously, booked a double bed. On arrival, we found that the reception area was dirty, tatty and certainly very unwelcoming. We held our breath and went up to our room. Imagine our disappointment on discovering they had put us in a twin room. That was bad enough but the room was horrible. Wallpaper peeling off the walls, the carpet hadn't seen a vacuum cleaner for some time, the bedding was ripped and all in all it was just terrible. I immediately went down to reception where they duly apologised for the 'misunderstanding' and offered to find us accommodation elsewhere in Pitlochry. This they did and so we ended up in a beautiful 3 star hotel which was far superior to Fishers. How on earth Fishers got 3 stars is an absolute mystery to myself and my Husband. We will never recommend anybody to even go near the place.
Great Time had by all
My husband, in-laws and myself had the pleasure of staying at this hotel and I can highly recommend it. The staff were helpful and polite. The food was good and the accomodation very comfortable. The town of Pitlochry itself is beautiful. I would definately return.