Good Hotel Guide Review
Pitlochry’s renowned Festival Theatre was born in 1951 in the grounds of this Victorian mansion, run today as a welcoming hotel by Struan and Louise Lothian. Bedrooms are traditionally furnished, with Scottish art, perhaps a wall of statement wallpaper, floral and plaid accents, a balcony or dual-aspect windows, views of woodland and mountains. Suites have a coffee machine, a drinks cooler, smart TV. We hear praise for a ‘polite European receptionist’ and ‘prompt service'. Barely had a guide trusty sunk into a leather armchair by a roaring log fire, than ‘canapés of smoked haddock mousse and haggis were brought’. A cabinet is stocked with more than 50 malt whiskies. A lounge menu offers light lunches, while in the dining room Nick Imrie’s nightly-changing menus include such dishes as assiette of seafood, braised feather blade of Highland beef, and a creative veggie option. At breakfast there are free-range eggs, Perthshire sausages, smoked haddock. Summer packages include a pre-theatre dinner and transport across the river to catch, as it might be, Private Lives or The Pasadena Roof Orchestra. (RG, and others)
Perth and Kinross
14. 2 on ground floor.
2 lounges, restaurant, in-room TV (Freeview), 2-acre wooded garden, bicycle storage, car park (electric charging points), unsuitable for disabled.
in restaurant in evening.
not under 10.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B £175–£345, D,B&B £225–£395. Set dinner £49. 1-night bookings sometimes refused Sat.