Atholl Palace Hotel

Atholl Road, Pitlochry

Hotel information


4.25 out of 5 stars


In 2014, Atholl Palace Hotel in Perthshire was the only British hotel to be named one of 28 places ‘to stay before you die’ by the influential TravelGround website. In part this was because of the hotel’s thoroughly romantic, Scottish Baronial style architecture. Plus the 48 acres of grounds, award-winning gardens (including a Japanese and herb garden), waterfall, woodland walks, putting greens and four tennis courts probably didn’t hurt either.

The hotel also has many traditional country house features, including deep, leather chairs, sparkling chandeliers and open fires. More contemporary attractions include ample free parking and free WiFi in all public areas.

Individually decorated rooms

Each of the bedrooms at Atholl Palace is uniquely with quirky original features. These include an ensuite bathroom, TV, tea and coffee making facilities, trouser press and hairdryer. A lift serves the main floors, although some rooms don’t have lift access.

Dine with a valley view

The hotel’s 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 mains might be the fillet of sea bream with a white wine cream sauce, the slow-braised Angus steak pie with root vegetables and creamed potato, and the spinach & ricotta tortelloni with vegetable ragout, cheese sauce and garlic flat bread.

Explore the museum

There can’t be very many hotels with a museum. The one at Atholl Palace charts the history of the hotel from when it first opened in 1878. You can even touch and handle various exhibits, making this a great place to explore for young and old alike. Highlights include a genuine antique rail carriage, doctor’s cupboards and even a chance to dress up as a hotel servant.

See & Do

The hotel’s Pitlochry location makes it the ideal base from which to explore Highland Perthshire. Alternatively, you could enjoy rambling around the hotel’s beautiful gardens and woodlands, including lingering by the Black Spout waterfall. Don’t forget to also try out the pitch ‘n’ putt course, take in the scents of the herb garden and try your hand at tennis.



Atholl Road



PH16 5LY


Customer Reviews

4.25 out of 5 stars

Based on 4 reviews on Kooble

Lacks Leadership

3 out of 5 stars

Value for money



Beautiful place downstairs shame about the room

4 out of 5 stars

Just because it is a deal doesn't mean hotels should punt people off into awful rooms. We rarely get away and viewed this as a big treat. I have contacted the hotel and sent in photos of the areas I have spoken about. I emphasised the positive about staff and the downstairs but also the things they need to sort out in the room. I haven't heard back as yet. That was 4 days ago.



Great Value

5 out of 5 stars

Great deals with 5pm!




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Cancellation Policy

Once a booking has been made no refund can be provided. You may be able to cancel and re-schedule your booking 72 hours prior to arrival, depending on availability.