Good Hotel Guide Review
‘A real centre of hospitality.’ Trusted Guide readers visiting Struan and Louise Lothian’s small hotel were impressed this year by the ‘attentive but never intrusive service and the superb meals’. The ‘good-humoured’ hotel team went the extra mile. ‘When our car slipped on the icy drive, we were immediately rescued by a staff member. Next morning, while surrounding roads were snowy, the drive was immaculate.’ Two fires burn in the ‘inviting’ lounges with a whisky cabinet, shelves of books, well-matched sofas and leather armchairs. A ‘comfortable without being luxurious’ premium room had ‘a sofa, attractive bedside lamps, thick full-length curtains, a small bathroom with Scottish Fine Soaps toiletries’. A balcony and binoculars exploit widescreen views from the top-floor bedrooms; a vista of Ben Vrackie can be seen from those at the front. Come evening, promoted chef Nick Imrie’s daily-changing menus earn high praise. ‘The outstandingly delicious pecan cheesecake trifle was worth the calories. Equally fine was a crab cake, followed by a perfectly cooked rack of lamb.’ Breakfast was ‘just as good’, although ‘no freshly squeezed juice’. (Robert Gower, GF)
Perth and Kinross
14. 2 on ground floor.
2 lounges, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 2-acre wooded garden, bicycle storage, unsuitable for disabled.
in restaurant in evening.
not under 10.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B £155–£305, D,B&B £205–£355. Set dinner £46. 1-night bookings sometimes refused Sat.