The Atholl Palace Hotel Pitlochry; mixing classic Victorian styles with modern facilities
Initially built during the Victorian era as the Athole Hydropathic the Atholl Palace Hotel sits on a large plot of land in the old town of Pitlochry, set in the scenic Scottish Highlands amidst a truly romantic backdrop. Visitors can expect to experience a fantastic natural environment complete with lush rolling hills dotted with multi-colored flowers in bloom, lush vegetation and characteristic rugged terrain. Though the hotel offers guests a wide selection of activities including on-site health, relaxation and sporting facilities there is also plenty to see and do in the nearby area. You may want to head into the inviting small town of Pitlochry for a bite to eat or for those looking to adventure further off the beaten track, hiring a car or bicycle for the day is a definite must in order to take in the untouched surroundings.
Surrounded by scenic gardens the Atholl Palace Hotel Pitlochry offers guests an experience of elegant country living that was prevalent amongst the upper-classes during the Victorian era. The large estate retains much of its old era charm on both its exterior and interiors boasting a range of spacious, fully furnished modern guest rooms that come in a range of different sizes and have stunning views of the surrounding area. Visitors can select from the single, double, twin, standard family, larger family rooms and the turret suites depending on how many people are accompanying them during thier visit. For those booking into the Atholl Palace Hotel for a special occasion such as a honeymoon or anniversary there is a number of exquisite four poster bedrooms to help you celebrate in style. All rooms come complete with a selection of top of the range amenities and fittings that ensures a cozy home away from home feel. Expect to find a private bathroom with complimentary toiletries, a direct telephone line, tea and coffee making facilities, a trouser press, an iron and a color television. Room service is available at most times and the hotel also offers guests free parking and wheel chair access for those who require it.
Whether you take pleasure from relaxing in the vibrant on-site gardens that surround the hotel or prefer a more active approach to your leisure time, there are plenty of activities available to help keep you engaged and smiling. For visitors who enjoy a daily jog, there are several walking paths that will take you on a tour of the estates vast woodland area, also golfing enthusiasts can get a little practice in on the front-side putting green or the 9-hole pitch and putt for those who want a longer swing. There is a professional sized tennis court and a range of weekly tours that take visitors into the highlands for scenic walks or fishing down by the lakes. In terms of relaxation the Atholl Palace Hotel Pitlochry offers one of the best spas in the region which includes a wide selection of health, facial and massage treatments as well as a heated swimming pool, sauna and fully equipped gymnasium.
In terms of dining the hotels Verandah Restaurant offers guests a mouth watering choice of modern and traditional Scottish cuisine prepared using only the freshest seasonal produce from the local and Perthshire areas. There is something to suit all tastes, including sumptuous game and fish specialties or vegetarian options for those who prefer it. The Atholl Palace Hotel Pitlochry is also home to the Stags-head Bar with its inviting warm and lively atmosphere heated by an open fireplace and serving a wide range of wines, spirits and beers from all over the globe.