The natural beauty of Perth and Kinross in Scotland is a treat to explore, especially with the warm hospitality and superb food that its hotels, inns and restaurants with rooms have to offer.
Showcasing the variety of some of its best, here the Good Hotel Guide shares 10 top hotels in Perth and Kinross…
A luxury country house hotel in Scotland, Killiecrankie Hotel is small but perfectly formed.
Decorated in traditional and cosy style, with fine linens, fresh flowers and garden views all round, it sits in four acres and is surrounded by natural beauty and blissful walks.
The restaurant has awards for its menu, featuring home grown veg from the kitchen garden as well as traditional local produce.
Meanwhile, local attractions such as The Victorian town of Pitlochry, Blair Castle and the famous House of Bruar are all just a few miles away.
A family run hotel, The Green Park sits on the edge of Highland Scotland in a beautiful location that takes in views over Loch Faskally.
It’s a strolling distance to the shops and the Pitlochry Festival Theatre.
With 16 rooms and sweeping lawns to roam in, the hotel is very much a place for relaxation, but they also host lots of activities with tailored breaks for painting, photography, film and history and more.
Meanwhile, meals are served in a traditional setting, featuring local fare in Scottish and French dishes.
This traditional Scottish hotel prides itself on being a home from home. In truth, it is significantly more grand than most of our homes and is more like staying in something of a countryside fairytale.
Luxurious rooms and suites take you back in time, while features such as the oak-panelled hall, staircase and portrait gallery enhance the sense of occasion.
That said, the atmosphere is one of informality as you spend your days roaming 25 acres of woodland and parkland, and tucking into superb food and wine on your return.
This award-winning restaurant with rooms is the perfect place to really and truly relax and unwind, not least because you will find no TV radio, WiFi or mobile signal.
Described as ‘the perfect antidote to the modern fast paced world’, and ‘one of the most romantic railway destinations’, it is perched high on the moor surrounded by wildlife, and invites you to spend your time hiking, reading, talking, being and eating its super food from a menu that consists of three starters, four main courses and four desserts as well as tea/coffee and home-made petit fours.
Perhaps best known for its food, Barley Bree is a multi-award-winning restaurant with rooms in Perthshire.
Serving French food using local Scottish ingredients, the menu changes daily and prides itself in particular on the finest seafood and local game accompanied by an eclectic wine list.
Enjoy it to the full by staying in one of the six bedrooms, all of which resulted in it being named as the Good Hotel Guide’s Editor’s Choice Restaurant with Rooms in 2019.
A four star country house hotel in central Pitlochry, Knockendarroch Hotel has 14 bedrooms and spectacular views of the surrounding hills of Highland Perthshire.
Once a lavish private house, today it continues that sense of traditional luxury.
Log fires add to the warm welcome, while guests delight in the award-winning restaurant after a day exploring mountain and woodland surroundings with its many lochs, rivers and waterfalls.
An 18th century country house bed and breakfast set in beautiful woodland surroundings, Dalshian House is stylishly decorated with a mixture of contemporary and traditional furnishings, but it’s the sense of tranquillity that really sets it apart.
The perfect place to simply enjoy time out, read a book, go for a walk and observe the local wildlife (note the resident red squirrels), owners Martin and Heather are masters at the art of a warm welcome. Food is also a real treat so make sure to take your time over abundant breakfasts.
This four star country manor house in the gateway to the Scottish Highlands is the place where the Queen Mother once partied the night away the year before she married the Duke of York.
On the banks of the River Tay, it’s a favourite amongst those who want to spend their days fishing, but it’s also a treat for walking, cycling and clay pigeon shooting, returning for superb food and/or taking a scrumptious picnic with you provided by the hotel.
Guests can stay in the grand main house where there are 25 rooms, in the 16 restful Riverside House Bedrooms, in the Sportsman’s Lodge in the grounds, or you can hire the main for exclusive use – perfect for weddings and special occasions.
A small, family run hotel surrounded by charming gardens, Sunbank House has the benefit of feeling isolated whilst being just a 10 minute walk from the centre of Perth.
The four star hotel has 11 rooms to choose from, all carefully and elegantly styled with everything you could need.
Meanwhile, food and drink is informal, friendly and carefully considered, with many ingredients sourced from Scotland’s natural larder.
With panoramic views over Loch Tummel, The Inn at Loch Tummel is in a magical location by the water and surrounded by endlessly beautiful countryside.
Keeping hungry passers-by fed and watered since the early 1800s, the inn is perfectly placed for hiking in the forests and watching the local wildlife go by.
It’s also close to the famous Scottish retail outlet – House of Bruar – for retail therapy on the wetter days, and in the summer sailing on the loch is also a treat.
All that outdoor activity makes returning for their beautiful food a treat, especially with so much grown in their own herb garden.
Rooms and suites are also stylishly decorated – a snug antidote to chilly evenings.