The hotel, part of the Macdonald chain, is on the north shore above Loch Rannoch, about 25 miles west of Pitlochry, and has wonderful views of the loch and hills. The hotel is in quite a remote setting, and in some way forces you to relax. The building is of an older style traditionally, but was looking a bit tired in some areas, though in a strange way I felt added to the authenticity of it and in keeping with the heritage. It has a restaurant, two bars, steam room, swimming pool, sauna and gym.


If you are able to get a room with a loch view it is spectacular. Our room was at the end of the corridor so we just has a side view of the water, but the room was spacious and comfortable. The hotel also welcomes pets, there were dogs staying during our visit.


We dined in The Ptarmigan Restaurant on the first evening and in the Schiehallion Bar the following. It was good to have that choice as I feel it is sometimes too much to dine formally on both nights. The food was fantastic and we couldn’t fault the service of the staff. I am a fussy eater so I do struggle when I eat out if there is no chicken on the menu, but I was able to choose my main dish from the bar menu on the first evening.


Location, Location, Location – this hotel is in a great spot and has something to suit everyone. If walking is your thing, Tay Forest Park is close by, which has various walking routes. We walked into Kinnloch Rannoch and up the hills for spectacular views of the area. Pitlochry is a 30-minute drive away with Blair Castle, The House of Bruar and Bruar Falls all close by.

Winter breaks start from £79 per room

and include breakfast. Two nights accommodation with a glass of prosecco on arrival, two-course dinner on the first evening and full Scottish breakfast both mornings is from £139 per room. For

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