For some people, the office is the best reason to bounce out of bed in the morning. For others, work is the best reason to stay hidden under the covers.
Whether you are an enthusiastic desk jockey or a dedicated desk dodger, today’s Big Deal with the Atholl Arms Hotel offers a golden opportunity to escape the workplace and grab some rest and recreation in the Highland village of Blair Atholl.
Charming Victorian hotel
Built in 1832, the imposing Atholl Arms Hotel sits next to the village railway station and almost adjacent to the entrance to famous Blair Castle.
Around an hour from Glasgow or Edinburgh, The Atholl Arms prides itself on being a traditional Scottish Highland hotel, big on heritage and hospitality.
It has thirty-one bedrooms – each one elegantly decorated in its own unique tartan. They all feature en-suite facilities, colour TVs, direct dial telephone and tea and coffee making facilities. Large towels and extra bedding are standard.
The deal is for a one night stay, Sunday to Friday. Guests who want to stay a Saturday night will need to book in for a minimum of two nights. There will be an extra charge of £49, payable to the hotel, for the Saturday night.
Afternoon tea or Prosecco
This Big Deal includes a full cooked breakfast and a choice between two luxury treats.
Guests can choose between a bottle of chilled Prosecco to enjoy during their stay or afternoon tea in the elegant bar lounge.
The Atholl Arm’s skilled kitchen crew are dab hands with the fresh local ingredients which the area produces in abundance. Should you choose to take lunch or dinner in the hotel then you can look forward to freshly cooked, uncomplicated cuisine that lets the local flavours shine through.
Hotel diners can choose between eating in the glorious Baronial Dining Room, complete with minstrels’ gallery; the lounge bar or the Highland Bothy Bar.
Wide range of activities
The area surrounding the hotel is liberally sprinkled with some of the best of tourist attractions and outdoor activity opportunities in Scotland. From distillery visits to excellent River Tay and Tummel salmon fishing via Highland Adventure Safaris to wonderful rafting and kayaking, you need never be bored.
The Atholl Arms Hotel has scored some great reviews on TripAdvisor. This is what TJ had to say after a stay at Hogmanay:
‘Family and friends spent four nights over Hogmanay, had a fantastic time, staff were attentive and very friendly, cosy open fires and excellent food in truly traditional Scottish surroundings. Will definitely return!’