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Atholl Arms Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

11.30pm and stranded after a family wedding a couple of miles away. We were informed all taxis (2!) were booked up until 2am. In desperation we phoned the Atholl Arms with our plight and within 10 minutes the General Manager arrived to drive us back before he clocked off himself.Jackson was on duty to welcome us....even at that late hour! Room was lovely and quiet. Breakfast set us up for the day before we continued our travels. I have stayed in many establishments all over the globe but this is definitely up there for first class customer care. Would highly recommend!!

Enjoyed our very spacious and quiet room, the terrific view over the river, the excellent towels, linens and amenities, and the delicious breakfast with homemade muesli, roast Scottish salmon and scrambled eggs. The town is a pleasure to wander, and we enjoyed our visit to the beautiful cathedral. The gracious docents shared the amazing history that has taken place in this village.

We stayed in a budget double. Hotel is in a good location next to the river and in town, and a short drive to the Hermitage which is very nice to walk in. Bar was very nice with plenty of lounge space. We ate dinner here as well and enjoyed it too. Staff were friendly. Room is basic and cozy, priced higher than similar accommodation we have had during our stay. Cooked breakfast was adequate.

Views are spectacular over the river Tay to mountains... lovely beer garden beside river. Staff cannot do enough for you and really cheerful. Yes it's a wee bit dated, and no lift, however really adds to the "old world charm". Lovely reception area with great fog as and chairs.. lovely to relax with coffee (which is excellent). Their food is superb, we had a steak meal on our first evening which would not ave been out of place in top London restaurant. Breakfasts brilliant. This is an old fashioned, gentile hotel, with full modern services and excellent, knowledgeable staff.

We stayed for two nights which was very pleasant. We were warmly welcomed by the manager who was friendly , helpful and eager to please. Our ensuite river view room was clean and seemed freshly decorated. The bed was comfortable. Wi-fi was efficient throughout. The large lounge was very comfortable. The food quality was excellent and there was a good variety of choices at breakfast and dinner. The riverside terrace where snacks and lunches are served is a beautiful place to sit on a sunny afternoon or evening. Service in the restaurant was a little slow but not hugely so. Staff seemed to be employed in more than one dining area so perhaps more serving staff would be the solution. An enjoyable stay over all.

Been before for a light lunch, comfy seat in an empty main lounge,order for drinks and meals quickly taken then, after a lengthy wait, forced to ask when we might expect food. Discovered,large lunch party in garden area so, two fairly simple ceasar salads would take their place in chef,s queue . Very good salads when they eventually came, Reminder in future,check all areas of hotels for hidden diners!

My husband and I stayed in room 17 the was huge spotless and had superb views of the river Tay.. however at £169 b/b it wasn't worth it..not one small biscuit to have with your tea..I found that to say the least quite poor! The bath needs re enamelled as the black marks are not so inviting. My daughter and son in law were in room 15 which was £119 and you could hardly swing a cat in it...however breakfast was appalling ..the plates were son in laws poached egg was like a brick as were our fried eggs ...bacon was over cooked .. cold mushrooms...and the complete lack of clearing our starter plates and glasses away was slow. I'm not sure if there was a problem with a chef on our stay but it wasn't worth any more than one star. This hotel is hugely overpriced...shame really as the location is perfect.

Saw the lovely riverside setting at the terrace & decided to have a drink as the weather was glorious. Tables were all clean & had ample shade should you need it. The down side was an older chap behind the bar who obviously had just had a personality bypass or was having an off day. It was a shame as we were surrounded by foreign tourists who must have been greatly disappointed not to see the true Friendly Scottish hospitality that we are known for : (

This is my 3rd review on this place for the terrace bar, and my last review wasn't the best, in relation to the staff friendliness and cleaning the tables, but I'm glad to report that i went today 25th July and the young guy behind the bar couldn't have been more welcoming and friendly. I even sat and watched him not only clean the tables, but sweep under them as well, and his bar area was spotless and very tidy. The food was excellent as was the service. Maybe my last visit was a blip, but this member of staff is a credit to this establishment and long may it continue 😍

Stunning location looks fantastic from exterior by the river next to a chapel looks gorgeous, inside whoever feels a little dated, rooms spacious but cheaply furnished, tin bath had enamel missing in places and grime soaked in. Booked a total of 9 properties from Gretna green up to Inverness back down to Gretna via Loch Ness and Luss.out of all this was the most expensive ( only because we stayed in the witchery in Edinburgh) and was the least favourite although location was beautiful. Breakfast was average but adequate.

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

Double Room (Budget)

Full 1 | 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 504 reviews