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Atholl Palace Hotel & Spa, Pitlochry

Pitlochry, Pitlochry, Perthshire, PH165LY, UK
Atholl Palace Hotel & Spa, Pitlochry Atholl Palace Hotel & Spa, Pitlochry 01796 472 400 Pitlochry Pitlochry
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  • Free Wifi
  • Accessible Rooms
  • Lift
  • Leisure with pool
  • Spa Treatments
  • Family Friendly
  • Public Transport Nearby

Atholl Palace Hotel in Pitlochry is a lavish and majestic place to stay. Scottish in styling and atmosphere, the hotel commands an elevated position overlooking Pitlochry & Perthshire countryside, so all rooms have open views.

Rooms & Facilities
Facilities: swipe to see more
  • Free Wifi
  • Accessible Rooms
  • Lift
  • Leisure with pool
  • Spa Treatments
  • Family Friendly
  • Public Transport Nearby

Number of Bedrooms: 108

Parking Spaces: 60

Steps into Hotel: 3

Check In Time: 3pm

Check Out Time: 11am

The Atholl Palace Hotel in Pitlochry is prominently located in a unique hilltop location, where every room has an open view. In fact, the hotel can be seen from miles around and is considered to be the "Gateway" into Pitlochry. You will not forget your stay in what can only be described as one of the most majestic hotels in Perthshire. The comfort throughout the Atholl Palace Hotel exudes luxury with soft furnishings and creative décor.

You can walk through the hotel grounds and into Pitlochry. It takes approximately 15 minutes.

Each of the 108 bedrooms is unique, due to the history and location of the Pitlochry Atholl Palace Hotel. Many of the rooms have original features and outstanding views. The Mountain View Rooms look over the gardens to Ben Y Vrackie while the Valley Rooms have stunning views over the Tummel Valley towards Pitlochry.

The Verandah Restaurant in the Atholl Palace Hotel is famed for its stunning views over the immense hotel grounds, and the reputation for its cuisine is now well established. In the lively conviviality of the Stagshead Bar, a fine selection of malt whiskies awaits your delectation. Pre-theatre and evening suppers are also available at the Atholl Palace Stagshead Bar.

The Atholl Palace Hotel was originally opened as the Athole Hydropathic in Victorian times. The Pitlochry Atholl Palace Hotel still offers Spa facilities to this day. The hotel has created the Lavender Spa. The spa draws on its heritage as a Victorian health hydro using the powers of the natural spring water, which comes from the mountain of Ben- Y -Vrackie. These waters are used as a tonic and are unique to the Atholl Palace as is the fresh Highland air.

The Atholl Palace Hotel in Pitlochry offers great late deals and special offers on short breaks throughout the year



tick TV
tick Tea/Coffee
tick Trouser Press
tick Toiletries
tick Hairdryer
tick Telephone
tick Room Service
tick Cots Supplied
tick Ground Floor Rooms
tick Spa Bath in Bedroom(s)
tick Wifi
tick Family Room for 3
tick Family Room for 4

The Atholl Palace Hotel, Pitlochry has 108 bedrooms that have all been decorated to the highest of standards. 

As well as Doubles, Twins and Family Rooms the Atholl Palace Hotel offers upgrades to may your stay extra special (additional supplements apply):

Valley View Rooms  - These rooms offer superb views of the Tummel Valley and south towards the Tay.

Superior Family Room - Spacious family room sleeps 4 and contains 1 double and 2 single beds. Each room is unique

The Atholl Palace Hotel also has a four-poster room and four double-bedded rooms for that special occasion.

Turret suites (Suites) offer a separate round-shaped lounge and are located at the top of the hotel with 360-degree views.

Disabled Assisted Room - There is one bedroom on the ground floor that is most suited to wheelchair users. It has both a double and single bed and the en-suite bathroom has all the facilities required by wheelchair users.

Bar & Restaurant

The Atholl Palace Hotel Verandah Restaurant’s team of chefs use the very best of local Perthshire produce. This allows them to create a choice of mouth-watering menus full of game and fish from Scotland’s larder. The restaurant is open throughout the day offering wholesome lunches and traditional afternoon teas " with a view" in elegant surroundings.

The Stagshead Bar allows guests to relax in the comfort of the leather armchairs and be warmed by the log fire and try some of Scotland's finest whiskies. The Stagshead bar also serves traditional bar meals until 9 pm.

Breakfast is served from 8am - 9:30 am (Mon-Fri) 8 am - 10 am (Sat-Sun)

Traditional Afternoon Tea is served on the Verandah between 2.30 pm and 5.00 pm every day.

Dinner is served from 6:30pm - 9 pm

Restaurant Sample Menu

Lounge Sample Menu


tick Fitness Suite
tick Sauna
tick Steam Room
tick Beauty Treatments
tick Indoor Heated Swimming Pool
tick Jacuzzi
tick Plunge Pool

The Atholl Palace Hotel has an extensive leisure club with a swimming pool, Jacuzzi pool, plunge pool, steam room, sauna and gym and fitness room. The swimming pool water is still the spring water, filtered through the volcanic rock of Ben y Vrackie, famed for its healing properties.

The Lavender Spa at Atholl Palace Hotel gives guests the opportunity to have some of the most relaxing and beneficial treatments on offer from a simple manicure to hot stone therapy.

Opening Hours - Lavender Spa
Monday - Sunday 10.00 – 18:00

Pool and Gym Facilities' opening hours

Monday - Friday 7.00 - 21.00
Saturday & Sunday 7.00 - 19.00

The last entry to the pool and gym facilities is 1 hour before closing.

Lavender Spa Brochure

Location & Directions

Directions to Atholl Palace Hotel in Pitlochry

By Road
Approaching Pitlochry from the South, take the A924 (signposted for Pitlochry) off the A9. After passing the Blair Athol distillery, on your right, continue under a railway bridge and turn right into the Atholl Palace entrance.

From the North, take the A924 (signposted for Pitlochry) off the A9. The A924 is the main street through Pitlochry. Continue right through the town and turn sharp left just before the railway bridge.

By Train
Pitlochry Station is on the main line between Edinburgh and Inverness.

Notice Board

Hotel Notice Board

No pets allowed.

Family Rooms

Prices for Family Rooms quoted are for a maximum of two adults. Any more adults in the room may be charged extra for meals. 

Things to See and Do
tick Walking
tick Tennis
tick Quad Biking
tick Horse Riding
tick Clay Pigeon Shooting
tick Nature Reserves
tick Sailing
tick Cycling
tick Fishing
tick Childrens Play Area
tick Golf in Local Area
tick Wildlife Watching
tick Putting Green

Guests can easily spend a whole day exploring the Pitlochry Atholl Palace hotel and its stunning gardens. The Atholl Palace hotel also has a museum telling the stories of the people who built, worked at, and visited the Atholl Palace from the time building began in 1874, until the present day.

The Atholl Palace Hotel can organise a wide range of activities to suit any need for example - Golf at the Pitlochry Golf Course, 4x4 Highland Safari, Scottish & Line Dancing Classes, Fishing on River Tummel and Tennis on the all-weather courts nestled in the hotel grounds. Visit the Local Distillery Blair Atholl Distillery

The Atholl Palace Museum, set in the old servant's wing of the Atholl Palace Hotel, charts the history of the hotel from when it first opened as a Hydropathic establishment in 1878 through to its re-opening after World War II and beyond. There are tales of bankruptcy, colourful entrepreneurs, Victorian servants, unusual and torturous spa treatments, renovations, and wartime evacuees turning hotels into schools.

Room settings and tactile exhibits will be packed full of historical insights and anecdotes, perfect for minds both old and young to enjoy.

The Atholl Palace Museum is the only museum of its kind to celebrate the social history of a hotel. In 2005, when it first opened it was the first hotel museum in the UK. The Atholl Palace is the first hotel in the world to have its building recreated in Minecraft blocks as an educational tool for a museum.
Complimentary entrance for hotel residents

For more information on things to see in and do in the area, check out our Destination Guide in Pitlochry.

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