In 2014, Atholl Palace Hotel in Perthshire was the only British hotel to be included on a rather exclusive list compiled by the influential TravelGround website.
The Highland hotel was named as one of 28 places ‘to stay before you die’. Other entrants included underwater rooms off the coast of Zanzibar and cottages perched on the limestone cliffs of Negril in Jamaica.
We are in no rush to fall off our perch but we are super keen to experience the four star Atholl Palace Hotel with today’s Big Deal on a stay with breakfast and optional dinner.
A splendid example of the Scottish Baronial style, the Atholl Palace Hotel sits in its own, extensive grounds beside the picturesque Highland town of Pitlochry.
Originally opened as the Athole Hydropathic, the hotel retains many features of the traditional country house such as deep, leather chairs, sparkling chandeliers and open fires.
More contemporary attractions include ample free parking and free WiFi in all public areas.
The Big Deal is for two people to stay overnight in a double or twin room, available until 31st March 2019. The offer includes full Scottish breakfast in the morning. There is also the option to include a three course table d’hôte dinner in the hotel’s Verandah Restaurant in the evening.
All residents are welcome to use the facilities in the recently refurbished Lavender Spa.
All of the Atholl Palace bedrooms are unique but each comes with ensuite facilities, TVs and hair driers.
A lift serves the main floors although some rooms are accessed from the entresol levels which are not.
The Verandah Restaurant
The Verandah Restaurant enjoys stunning views over the Tummel valley and much of the produce used in the kitchens comes from the surrounding countryside.
The table d’hôte menu changes every day, but typical main courses might be the fillet of sea bream with a white wine cream sauce or the slow-braised Angus steak pie with root vegetables and creamed potato.
The hotel recently refurbished its Lavender Spa. The makeover includes a new state-of-the-art sauna and steam room.
Guests are welcome to enjoy the Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, swimming pool and gym. Of course, you could also book for a pamper session with the spa’s therapists (not included).
See & do
The hotel’s Pitlochry location makes it the ideal base from which to explore Highland Perthshire.
Alternatively, you could explore the hotel’s beautiful gardens, especially the Black Spout waterfall; work up an appetite on the pitch ‘n’ putt course; improve your short game on the putting green or even visit the hotel’s unique museum.
The Atholl Palace Hotel has been welcoming guests for more than a century. This is what a couple of recent visitors had to say on TripAdvisor. We have edited for length:
‘Beautiful grounds, charming hotel… The rooms are quaint and furniture fits the decor. Bathroom was large. The bed was just right for firmness. No air conditioning so we opened the window at night a tiny bit. Highlight was the dining… Dinner was delicious and the Maitre D’ was welcoming, cheery, and funny… The dining room had fantastic views of the hills and garden…’
‘Relaxed elegance… beautiful inside and out with a sweeping drive through lush grounds to a grand entrance. Warm and comfortable on a cold September day… The Stag’s Head Bar was quiet and comfortable with leather Chesterfield seats and sofas. Our ensuite bedroom was just as comfortable with gorgeous views out of the front and side windows… enjoyed an excellent breakfast in the restaurant at the rear of the hotel with beautiful views over the Tummel Valley. Our return can’t come soon enough.’
Stay in a Scottish Baronial style hotel; enjoy woodland walks and relax in the sauna. If that sounds like a cosy break for two, book in with today’s Big Deal from The Atholl Palace Hotel.