Nestled on the banks of the enchanting Loch Rannoch in the heart of the Perthshire Highlands, the Dunalastair Hotel Suites reopened its doors to the public this past May following the completion of a multi-million pound renovation project.
Since then, this historic, Victorian-era venue has become the talk of the travel media, earning glowing reviews from publications as prestigious and diverse as The Scotsman, Forbes, and The Sunday Times.
Yet it isn’t just critical acclaim that is making the Kinloch Rannoch hotel so high in demand among those looking for the unique combination of Highland tradition and contemporary design; the guests love it too.
To discover just why the hotel has become such a five-star favourite, we went through the Dunalastair Hotel Suites Facebook and TripAdvisor pages to bring you some of the highlights of guests’ recent stays.
“Can’t recommend this hotel enough”
TripAdvisor user Kev enjoyed a two-night and was quickly won over by the contemporary design and the exquisite menus prepared by the team at Edina’s Kitchen, the in-house restaurant.
“[The] hotel is finished to a very high, modern standard. Breakfasts and evening meals were excellent. [I] can’t recommend this hotel enough, Many Thanks to Richard and staff, we will definitely be back.”
“Above and beyond”
Kev wasn’t the only one impressed with Edina’s Kitchen and the team’s commitment to going all out to deliver first class customer service no matter what.
Writing on the Dunalastair Hotel Suites Facebook page, Alannah praised staff for opening up and preparing a delicious meal for her hungry family, even though they arrived when the restaurant was closed.
” Every staff member we met was lovely & couldn’t do enough for us. The food was delicious. Would love to go back with my husband for a romantic meal as the ambience of the restaurant was perfect”
A Magical Anniversary
Sticking with Facebook, Carolyn and her husband enjoyed a very special three-night stay to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary.
As a luxury Kinloch Rannoch hotel that recently launched its own boutique wedding packages, the Dunalastair Hotel Suites prides itself on being the perfect destination for a romantic Scottish getaway, so it should come as no surprise to hear that Carolyn and her husband were more than well-looked after on such a special occasion.
Writing on Facebook, Carolyn said:
“Richard [the hotel manager] welcomed us as soon as we arrived, personally guided us around the hotel, and offered a [complimentary] upgrade to a three-room suite…
“Nothing was too much trouble, and any extra requests were not a problem.
“We would definitely love to return and stay here, three days wasn’t enough.”
“The Perfect Scottish Escape”
You don’t have to be celebrating an anniversary to enjoy a romantic Scottish break at this luxury Kinloch Rannoch hotel.
Back on TripAdvisor, Paul Goodwin called the Dunalastair Hotel Suites ‘The perfect Scottish escape,’ and wrote that the hotel offered everything he and his wife needed to truly ‘’get away from it all’ for a few days.
“Treated Like a King & Queen”
By now, you’ve likely noticed a theme among the hotel’s most recent reviews:
Whilst guests are drawn in by the luxurious comfort, the elegant interior design, and the exceptional cuisine, it’s the care, attention, and commitment to five-star service provided by the Perthshire hotel’s staff that leaves the biggest impression.
Such was the case with TripAdvisor user, JJ_Bellski, who stayed as part of a couple in September 2017 and writes that they and their partner were ‘treated like a king and queen,’ throughout their stay, praising the friendliness and efficiency of staff, as well as the ‘beautiful views’ and the hotel’s unique policy of offering a ‘very generous checkout time.’
Finally, we leave the last word to Lynn, who stayed overnight with her husband to celebrate their wedding anniversary.
Praising the hotel for its ‘excellent’ value for money, ‘incredible comfort’ and ‘impressive, beautiful’ interior design, Lynn was particularly taken with the attention to detail the team have put into every aspect of the Scottish hotel experience.
Writing on Facebook, Lynn says:
“Our room was lovely, very new smelling. Very clean and loved the wet room bathroom. The bar and restaurant area along with the outside seating was gorgeous.
“Waiting for our table on the most comfortable of sofas, sipping a Campari felt very luxurious and excellent attention was given especially to my evening meal [as] the chef had made a tomato risotto to suit my vegan diet.
“[We] highly recommend this hotel and hope we get the opportunity to return.”