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Atholl Arms Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stopped here on a snowy evening and had a good meal - not great but very good. The place was very welcoming, had a fire in the fireplace, and was a nice respite from the winter driving conditions. The burgers were good and the pizza OK but overall it was a decent experience.

We have visited Dunkeld many times and love the place and the area. However unfortunately the Atholl Arms was very disappointing. Our television didn't work and when queried several times turns out it was never going to work as aerial not connected! So they knew when we checked in. We had tea first morning we were there and the cups were never washed and the tea and the milk was not replaced. There is no lift and we were two steep flights up. Which was ok for us but if you were not able make sure you check the access to your room before you book.

Dunkeld village has very little to offer after one day, so I'm happy that was all I stayed. The room was very simple, no thrills extras, the food was pretty good, however the dining area is dated and unwelcoming, really needs some love, the bar though was cozy and work a sit down for a drink. I would stay here again if I was staying in Dunkeld, but I won't be.

Had a very enjoyable stay in Feb. Food excellent at River view restaurant. All staff very welcoming. Hotel very clean, bar has real fire. Vegan breakfast available and good Vege options available. Beautiful view of river in spacious room with tea and coffee making facilities. Can't wait to go back.

The hotel has charm and friendly staff. As it is a three star the accommodation is rather tired and old fashioned but it is clean and comfortable. The water tank in our room was a little challenged in providing a full bath. The bedroom was small but had a nice view over the river. There are few toiletries provided but they were not really needed and the towels were large and fluffy - not always the case. The food was good quality with a decent selection of wines at reasonable prices. You can choose from either a more formal or informal setting for meals. There is a nice, comfortable lounge for relaxing. The location is ideal with easy access to Dunkeld and lovely surrounding walks. It is very dog friendly which I think is both a plus (we are planning to get a dog soon) and a minus although most of the dogs were quite well behaved. There was a slight wet dog smell in the Meeting Place restaurant (the more casual restaurant) which could put some people off. We would definitely go back. The weekend was good value booked through

My friend and I visited the Riverview restaurant for an early dinner before going to the Enchanted Forest. I was really pleased to see an entire vegan menu as I find Highland Perthshire definitely isn't the most vegan friendly area. My friend and I were the only ones in the restaurant so we had a table by the window with a lovely view. The waiter was very friendly and personable. They had run out of dessert but the waiter recommended the homemade vegan ice cream which was delicious! For mains we had the ravioli - it was nice but I would really love if it was actual ravioli and not crispy. We both enjoyed the food nonetheless and will definitely be back to sample the rest of the menu.

Stopped in for some lunch on a Saturday afternoon and it was perfect for what we were looking for - tasty, reasonable food right next to the fire to warm up. Service was great, never left too long waiting to anything. Will definitely be back next time I'm up that neck of the woods!

We had a four night break in a lovely spacious room overlooking the river. The staff were very attentive and helpful. They couldn't do enough for you. The breakfast menu in the Waterfront Resturant was varied and delicious. We dined in the Bistro and the pub, again the food was excellent and the staff were attentive and friendly. They all helped to make our stay so enjoyable.

This is a traditional hotel set right beside the river Tay, in the heart of Dunkeld. The welcome is very warm and extends to kids and dogs. Our kids are grown up but we took our old lab and she could stay with us everywhere except the formal dining room. Since the staff are incredibly helpful you can eat just about anywhere so this was not a problem at all. She got so many pats it was hard to pesuade her to leave at the end of our stay. The food is really good and the menu offers many vegan and gluten free choices. The hotel is full of charm and character, with open fires and stoves and plenty of comfortable corners to enjoy the peace and quiet, without canned music to disturb. The bathroom can be cold first thing and it pays to let it warm up while you have breakfast before heading for the bubble bath. The beds are comfortable and there are plenty of drawers, though not much wardrobe space - since the need for creaseless formal wear in the heart of hills is pretty limited this did not cause us any issues. I'd recommend this hotel without hesitation we certainly plan to go back often.

We were a large group of 20 people who had the Hogmanay Dinner, followed by the ceilidh. The restaurant was well set out for us , in 2 tables of 10. The Food was very good, although the venison went back because it was cold. Service was good but the drinks service a little slow. Once dinner was finished we were allowed to move the tables to allow us to see the Ceilidh dancing. This meant our group could stay put but still join in with the dancing. The staff were very helpful and A good night was had by all.

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.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

78.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 539 reviews