Ratings based on 197 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.1 out of 5
93% of guests recommend
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
3.8 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Tired and disappointing!

Posted Aug 20, 2015
Pros: The grounds.
Cons: The decoration urgently needs to be refreshed and the staff need to be (re-)trained to behave as though they are working in a posh hotel.
The strength of this hotel lies in its location: acres of ground at the edge of the river on the edge of the truly picturesque town of Dunkeld. But that's as far as it goes. the hotel itself is tired and shabby, with stained carpets, chipped wainscoting and drab, featureless rooms (at least in the dreary new wing where we stayed). The staff try their best, no doubt, but their best is often not good enough. There is no excuse for having a waiter who addresses his customers as "Yous"! the hotel seems to have degenerated into a venue for lower-class wedding parties. By no possible stretch of the imagination could it properly be described as a luxury hotel (or whatever Hilton imaginatively call it on their website. We booked a room for five nights at this hotel and checked out without even waiting for breakfast on Day 2. If you really want to stay at a luxury hotel (such as the Goring in London or the Peninsula in Hong Kong, don't even dream of staying here!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Glasgow

Nice hotel in beautiful surroundings

Posted Aug 19, 2015
Pros: Location and peaceful setting
Cons: Deluxe room was quite cramped although comfortable bed and good bathroom. Wifi in room was bit of hit and miss could be better.
Location: Good location walk along riverbank to Dunkeld cathedral or town Main Street. Good walking at Hermitage with waterfalls - very photogenic
Hotel is in great location by river and surrounded by lovely garden an old tall trees. Good base for exploring town and nearby countryside
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Elegant Retreat

Posted Aug 9, 2015
Pros: The staff is excellent. This hotel is such a wonderful place to be on rainy days. I like the dog friendly aspect of the hotel.
Cons: Nothing really
Location: We travelled to St Andrews and Pitlochry. ( a fabulous place to buy woolen goods/rain gear. The next day we travelled to Glamis and Balmoral Castles.
A fantastic 'find'! This hotel is situated in the charming town of Dunkeld...easy to find on the main street of the village. The hotel staff are extremely welcoming and even have a free taste of Scottish whisky on checking in. The principal rooms are spacious and dog friendly. There is a beautiful indoor spa area that includes a hot tub and pool. The grounds are expansive and beautiful. Lots of fishing and areas for hiking. Our room was VERY comfortable and large. A big tub in a well equipped bathroom ( soaps, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, heated towel rack and trouser press as well as an iron.) Many patrons book a meal plan that includes breakfast and dinner. We only had a breakfast plan. ( very complete and yummy) The dinners were 24 pounds for 2 courses and 28 pounds for 3 courses. We ate at Dunkeld twice for dinner. Good food. Fine wait staff. They do like their sauces/gravies here..perhaps too heavy handed. We ate in town one night at a charming bistro. There is a good pub in Bankfoot, an easy drive down the road.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Good in parts

Posted Jul 21, 2015
Pros: The staff in general and the rooms were fine. We had a superior with a balcony which allows you to have plenty of air.
Cons: Better staff training in the restaurant. Remove anti suicide locks on the windows in older rooms. There are not enough staff. Some are amazing though.
Location: We were working
Some really lovely staff. Helen on the front desk is a treasure. The grounds are lovely, but with the A9 across the river a truly peaceful walk isn't possible. The rooms are fine and beds comfortable.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from lm

Beautiful area

Posted Jul 20, 2015
My partner and I had an amazing time, will definitely be back
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Other
by A verified traveler from Central Scotland

Good stay hotel as always very good.

Posted Jun 28, 2015
Pros: Location, ambience, surroundings, peace and tranquillity and they have facilities for dogs.
Cons: Room had a torn curtain, the carpet has some noticeable marks and the skirting board was marked/dirty and these could have been sorted very easily.
Location: Location excellent with plenty of good walking locations round about and good eating places..
The experience at this hotel was all we expected for the type of holiday we wanted.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Jun 9, 2015
So happy we stayed here. It's in a beautiful location near a charming town. There were vegetarian options at the hotel restaurant and at many of the restaurants in Dunkeld.
2 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveler from Suffolk.

Spacious grounds, peaceful, excellent food.

Posted Jun 1, 2015
Pros: Ditto!
Cons: Parking space.
Location: We used it to take the Train up to Aviemore and the Strathspey Railway.
See above! I really cannot add much else. If not enough, then so be it!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler

Relax by the Tay

Posted May 23, 2015 on Hotels
Perfect getaway location, needs some upgrading.
2 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Corinne from Great Yarmouth

Whatever happened to the Hilton Dunkeld Hotel

Posted May 17, 2015 on Hotels
This hotel is in need of refurbishment. The bedrooms are very tierd and dreary. The beds are very uncomfortable.