Serene glens, lush forest, rushing rivers, sparkling waterfalls. Perthshire is one of the most beautiful counties in Scotland, and the fabulous Dunkeld House Hotel is the jewel in its crown. Just 90 minutes from Glasgow or Edinburgh, this spectacular resort hotel nestles amid 280 acres of stress-busting countryside, so get ready to reconnect with nature as you unwind, recline and drift deeper into zen.
Getting away from it all is easy here. Even the journey is relaxing, as it takes you through Dunkeld, Perthshire’s prettiest village, through a stone arch and down the hotel’s sweeping, one-mile drive, complete with fields full of frolicking deer.
And then there’s the Grade II listed mansion itself. Although there is an outside entrance to the spa for those who are coming for a day package, it’s worth taking a quick peek at the former country home of the Dukes of Atholl if only to admire the famous stained glass window.
A tree-lined path leads from the hotel down to the banks of the glorious River Tay. Follow it for a mile further and you’ll reach the centre of Dunkeld. Be sure to set aside some time to explore independent shops and cafes, while Dunkeld Cathedral and Blair Castle are both within easy reach. The Tay Forest Park is ideal for a long, lazy walk amid the most picturesque scenery, while a little further afield you’ll find the fascinating Scone Palace. If you’re a culture vulture, make sure you spend some time at the exceptional Perth Museum and Art Gallery.
There are more than 90 sumptuous bedrooms at Dunkeld House, so turn that day of decadence into an overnight escape if you can. You’ll find two stunning treatment rooms in the spa, a top quality gym and an extremely popular restaurant with stunning riverside views.
- Swimming pool
- Steam room
- Relaxation rooms
- Foot spas
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|Towel and robes provided||Yes|
|Length of pool||10m|
|No. of treatment rooms||2|
|Dual treatment rooms||No|
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- Swimming pool
- Steam room
- Relaxation rooms
- Foot spas
The Spa & Wellness at Dunkeld House Hotel
We all feel the need for an escape every once in a while, and you can find the ultimate getaway here in this oasis of true calm.
Take a look at the tempting list of soothing treatments and pick the one that is perfect for you. You could try a powerful, detoxifying seaweed body wrap to eliminate toxins and boost energy, or book a luxury anti-aging facial that deeply exfoliates your skin.
You could even choose one of the spa’s express treatments including a hot stone back massage or salt and oil scrub to regenerate your skin - so you can leave feeling truly radiant.
They also have treatments for mothers-to-be that promote relaxation and boost emotional and physical well-being for both mama and baby.
With a list of treatments like theirs, there is no denying that being thoroughly spoiled is par for the course at the Dunkeld House Hotel, so be sure to savour every exquisite moment.
The Gym & Fitness at Dunkeld House Hotel
Enjoy a workout with a difference at Dunkeld House Hotel. Yes it’s packed with modern equipment, mats and screens to keep you feeling fresh and focused. But the views across the grounds to the hills beyond, you’ll feel like you’re exercising in the great outdoors, without actually setting foot outside.
But should you wish to venture out, you’ll find plenty of ways to work up a sweat in the fresh air. Bring your walking boots because the hotel has 280 acres to explore, with walks along the River Tay to Dunkeld village a particular favourite. Called the Dunkeld Tree Trail, the easy, circular 2 mile trail takes you through magical woodland to the pretty village of Dunkeld, and back again. A great way to work up an appetite before your afternoon tea.
Prefer to travel by two wheels? Try road or off-road cycling using the hotel as your base. Here you can easily access one of Scotland’s finest routes along the 100 mile non-stop cycle path.
Restaurants & Food at Dunkeld House Hotel
Days of indulgence should always include some foodie treats and Dunkeld House Hotel doesn’t disappoint. Its eating spaces are contemporary, light-filled and airy, with floor-to-ceiling windows making the most of the stunning views outside. .
On the menu you’ll find a mix of Scottish and international meals including lamb neck fillet, Scottish salmon and, for vegan appetites, roasted squash. All of these are served alongside a superb wine list and the finest collection of scotch whiskeys.
Be sure to leave some room though, because the desserts include toasted milk iced parfait, a candied lime dark and white chocolate mousse, and a collection of award-winning Artisan chocolates bursting with flavours.
Bar and lounge
Enjoy a pre-spa coffee (or post-spa cocktail) on a plush sofa in front of the roaring log fire at the cosy bar and lounge. The heart of the hotel, it has an incredible range of malt whisky, craft gins and wines from around the world. You’ll want to settle in for the night!
Here on an afternoon tea spa package? You’re in for a treat. Served in the Orangery, everything stops for tea at Dunkeld House Hotel. Enjoy dinky mini bagels, savoury treats, dainty patisserie and warm, crumbly scones with Chantilly cream. There’s a whole menu of aromatic blends to choose from (there’s even a whisky tea, or opt for something sparkly.
How to get to the Spa?
By train: Dunkeld & Birman train station is around 1.3 miles away for trains from Edinburgh and Glasgow, a journey of about an hour and a half. It’s a five-minute taxi ride from the station to the hotel.
By bus: Buses run throughout the village - the nearest stop is at Rose Cottage, a short drive from the hotel and spa.
By car: From Edinburgh take the M90 towards Perth. From Glasgow, take the M80 towards Stirling/Perth. The postcode for your sat nav is PH8 0HX.
Parking: Complimentary parking spaces are available for guests. They also have eight electric vehicle charging points.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Dunkeld House Hotel do afternoon tea?
Yes it does, and the hotel has a room totally devoted to partaking in this indulgent treat. The spectacular Orangery offers incredible views of the fast-flowing River Tay and the mature trees in the hotel grounds, whilst botanical decor and oversized pots bring the outside in.
Served between 12pm and 3pm (booking your time slot is a must), you’ll find three tiers groaning with sweet and savoury treats. Try mini bagels filled with smoked salmon and cream cheese, tasty arancini balls and strawberry lemon scones with generous helpings of Chantilly cream. Wash it down with something aromatic, add some fizz or choose an expertly mixed cocktail or mocktail.
Does Dunkeld House Hotel have a swimming pool?
It sure does. The 10m swimming pool isn’t just a pristine spot for a dip or some leisurely lengths. Those floor-to-ceiling glass windows also give you the chance to swim while admiring stunning views of the nature that surrounds you.
Does Dunkeld House Hotel have accommodation?
Can’t bear to leave after your spa experience? We don’t blame you. Luckily, Dunkeld House Hotel has 100 bedrooms that let you extend your spa day into a spa stay. From cosy doubles to deluxe rooms with their own balconies, you can choose to stay in the original Grade II-listed building, the recently refurbished extension or one of the pet-friendly annex buildings in the grounds.
Is Dunkeld House Hotel accessible?
Yes. There are two fully adapted bedrooms and ramp and lift access to all floors and general areas.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Dunkeld House Hotel?
Coming to Dunkeld House Hotel on a spa day? Arrival time is generally 10am but do check your booking confirmation as arrival times can vary. If you’re tempted to stay overnight, you can check-in to the hotel from 3pm, while check-out time is 11pm.
Is Dunkeld House Hotel family friendly?
Yes it is. Although children under 16 can’t use the sauna or steam room, they can splash in the pool between 10am and 12pm, and 3pm to 6pm. Family rooms are located within the main hotel building, and each comes with a sofa bed which can sleep up to two small children.
Is Dunkeld House Hotel dog friendly?
Don’t want to leave your furry friend behind? Luckily, well-behaved pooches are welcome at Dunkeld House Hotel but they’ll need to save up their paw-cket money as it costs £20 per room per night. For that you can bring two small dogs or one large one, but they can’t stay in the main hotel or go into public areas.
Does Dunkeld House Hotel have a golf course?
No, but there is one very nearby and it’s a real Highland beauty. Just an eight-minute drive takes you to Dunkeld and Birnam Golf Club. The course here has a heathland setting that makes it one of the most picturesque in Perthshire.