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Atholl Arms Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Stayed here one night while travelling north. The hotel is just a few minutes off the A9. The hotel has a private car park which was full but there was plenty of on street parking. The corner location on the Tay in Dunkeld is lovely. The breakfast room overlooks the river and makes the most of the view. The rest of the hotel feels in need of an upgrade. My room was small with an ok double bed. In need of redecoration. The bathroom was a good size with an excellent power shower. The hotel bar was empty and characterless but I took a pleasant evening stroll around the town and went to an ok bar down the road. Breakfast was good with a buffet and fine Scottish breakfast cooked to order. Overall fine for a stop over but don't think I'd go for a longer stay.

There is no doubt that this is a beautifully situated small hotel with lovely views of the river and room to eat right on the banks of the Tay if the weather permits. The staff are friendly and our room had everything you needed for an overnight stop but, like other parts of the hotel, it could have done with a bit of a facelift. We were unlucky in that some rather selfish guests chose to sit in the foyer at 2.00am and talk very loudly thereby waking us up. Not the fault of the hotel but it did upset our stay. The hotel could also do with more staff at breakfast as the waiter was working really hard but could not keep up with the number of guests. The free tables still had dirty dishes from previous people and we - along with other guests - had to wait until they were cleared and reset

Enjoyed 3 night stay here in this charming old style hotel for fishing and writing a book. Wonderful location and the weather was sunny and warm. Hotel staff friendly and efficient, but not large hotel and breakfast a bit confused.

This is a wonderful, historic hotel right on the River Tay in Dunkeld. We had a big, comfortable room that overlooked the river, with a large bath and separate dressing room. Staff was friendly and helpful. We had a great meal in the hotel restaurant, which has plenty of vegetarian options. Free parking is just across the street from the hotel. Both Dunkeld and Birnam are within easy walking distance. We paid a little extra for a river view room, which I think was worth the money because the river and 19th century bridge are quite picturesque. I would highly recommend this hotel for someone staying in the area. Only downside is there is no elevator, but staff took our bags to our third-floor room so this was not an issue with us.

Very nice room overlooking the bridge and river lovely view and a lovely little bar at the river and car park. The new manager was lovely and could not do enough for us as were the rest of the staff. The night we had diner in the restaurant was great the food was superb and we enjoyed the whole experience thank you

Had a 3 night break on a B+B basis with my wife and 2 year old Black Lab. Room very clean and comfortable, staff were excellent, very attentive, nothing was a problem with plenty of attention and treats for the dog. Food (Breakfast) was good and served in a corner of the Hotel lounge with having the dog. We ate dinner in the Meeting Place bar on 2 nights, 1 night we had Pizzas and 1 night Burgers. Pizza's were delicious, stonebaked crust with plenty of toppings, spicy chicken/meat feast recommended.Tues night is 1/2 price burger night and Beef/Venison burgers were polished off post haste. We paid £198 for 3 nights B+B on a special deal with x2 bottles of house wine included. Dog charge was £13 per night. Overall great value in an excellent location. Highly Recommended.

We ate at the Atholl Ams 3 nights in a row, twice in the bistro and once outside in the lovely gardens by the river. The vegan menu is brilliant, I had a different meal each night, there is a set menu and also a special on each day, I thought I had died and gone to heaven. The food was tastier than anything I have eaten in Glasgow and Edinburgh. I can't wait to go back and try the taster menu on a Thursday night. My omnivore partner also enjoyed his food - the quality is excellent. The staff were busy but friendly, I would highly recommend.

Delighted to find this place has a whole vegan menu! I noted there was a mention of honey in some capacity on the menu though, which isn't vegan, however maybe it's just a flavouring of some sort? I didn't ask about it. Staff were very friendly and food was fantastic.

Stayed at the Atholl Arms on a little city break from Glasgow and it was just what we wanted. We were upgraded to a lovely river view room, the staff were very welcoming and the hotel has a warm and cosy feel with a fantastic location for exploring Dunkeld and the surrounds. Free and easy parking, a nice cooked breakfast and comfortable beds. We were here in low season on a Monday - would advise that a lot of the lovely shops and restaurants are closed in Dunkeld on Mondays/Tuesdays so be advised of that. Still lovely to have a wander round the town and finish up with a pint of the local brew in the Hotel's Bistro.

We had the slow/gourmet/tasting menu (call it what you wish) on the last Thursday of the month. The food and service were exceptional. Far from being slow, the courses were served in a timely manner when we were ready for each one. The food quality was excellent, cooked well and a well-balanced menu choice .... throw-in sitting overlooking the River Tay and you have a thoroughly enjoyable evening .... as they say, it would be silly not to ! (They also offer a dinner/room deal so you don't have to worry about driving home later and you can relax and enjoy the evening)

Bridgehead Dunkeld Scotland

Hotel highlights

  • Free full breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located within a 5-minute walk of Dunkeld Cathedral, Atholl Arms Hotel is within a mile (2 km) of Birnam Oak. This 3-star hotel has 17 guestrooms and offers conveniences like 2 restaurants, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Also nearby are The Hermitage and Loch of the Lowes.


Start your day off right with a free full breakfast, served each morning from 8 AM to 9:30 AM. Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including Riverview Restaurant, which specializes in local cuisine. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.


All 17 rooms feature coffee makers and desks. Guests can expect to find flat-screen TVs and stay connected with free WiFi. Free toiletries are also standard.

Property features

Guests staying at Atholl Arms Hotel enjoy free WiFi in public areas, laundry facilities, and a garden. Free parking is included with your stay. Front-desk staff can help with luggage storage, and provide local restaurant recommendations. Additional amenities include barbecue grills and wedding services.

Room options

Twin Room (Budget)

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Standard Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Double Room, River View

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Twin Room, River View

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

78% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 489 reviews