Hogmanay in the Highlands: Experience an Authentic Scottish New Year with the Dunalastair Hotel Suites

There are some occasions that really have to be there for in order to experience them exactly as they should be.

Think St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland, Oktoberfest in Germany, or July 4th in the heart of the United States: All events that are so synonymous with a specific location that to celebrate them anywhere else just wouldn’t be the same.

There is, of course, another one we can add to that list:

Hogmanay in the Highlands

Renowned for our deep-rooted sense of tradition, for our warm and friendly hospitality, and yes, for giving Auld Lang Syne to the world, nobody does New Year’s quite like we do here in Scotland and here at the award-winning Dunalastair Hotel Suites in Perthshire, we like to think we do it even better than most.

Perfectly encapsulating that famously friendly hospitality and sense of pride in our ancient Scottish heritage, we take everything that makes a traditional Scottish Hogmanay special and combine it with our own unique brand of five-star luxury.

From our fantastic, five-course New Year’s Eve set-menu to the wonderful light entertainment we’ll have planned for the night itself, everything we do is done to ensure that we’re ready to welcome in 2019 in truly grand style.

Starting to feel a little left out?

Don’t worry, we weren’t planning on keeping all of this to ourselves.

In fact, we’ve put all of this -all the delicious food, entertainment and first-class service- together into one complete Gourmet Hogmanay Break package, designed to help you see out 2018 in the kind of opulent luxury you and yours truly deserve.

What’s in store when you stay at our award-winning Perthshire hotel this New Year’s Eve?

Read on to find out.

Dunalastair Hotel Suites Reception

December 30th: The Warmest of Welcomes from Your Dedicated Guest Ambassador

If there’s one thing we really recommend to help you make the most of your New Year’s getaway – it’s that you take your time driving up to see us on December 30th.

After all, that’s the best way to take in and truly appreciate the spectacular scenery that surrounds you as you wind your way through the idyllic Scottish Highlands.

Soft blankets of snow rest gently on the ancient pine trees that stand, bold and proud, on the edge of mystical, enchanted forests as tranquil lochs glisten in the sunlight. The snow falls further, over rolling hills and deep valleys, over breathtaking vistas the likes of which you simply won’t find anywhere else, and finally, over the rugged, weathered face of the mighty Schiehallion Mountain that overlooks our hotel.

Take it all in as you make your way to us, then step out of the cod and into the warmest of greetings from your Guest Ambassador, who will be on hand with a toasty, traditional winter drink.

After breezing through check-in, you’ll be shown to your boutique hotel suite, where exquisite comfort and contemporary elegance meet with a timeless sense of style and luxury to leave you feeling like royalty.

Afternoon Tea at Monadh Dining: What the Holidays Were Made For

If you can bear to leave the remarkable comfort, quality and convenience of your suite behind for a while, you’re welcome to join us for one of our signature afternoon teas in the hotel lounge – the perfect way to relax and unwind after the long drive and get your New Year’s break off to a wonderful start.

Later, we cordially invite you to join us in our own fine-dining restaurant, Monadh Dining, where a delectable three-course candlelit dinner will be served.

Sightseeing in Kinloch Rannoch

December 31st: A New Year’s Eve to Remember

Spend the night enjoying the kind of perfectly peaceful night’s sleep that dreams are made of courtesy of our premium quality bespoke mattresses with 10,000-count air pockets, custom-made exclusively for Dunalastair Hotel Suites and adorned in the finest blend of Egyptian cotton.

When you’re ready, be sure to join us for a traditional Scottish cooked breakfast, or choose from one of our vegetarian and vegan options, before spending the day at your leisure.

Maybe you’ll enjoy a gentle stroll around the village of Kinloch Rannoch, stopping for a moment to save the peace and quiet to be found down at Loch Rannoch, or maybe you fancy spending the last day of the year on an epic adventure, exploring the nearby fells with a good, hardy hike.

Too cold to venture outdoors? You’re more than welcome to spend the day relaxing in our lounge with a good book or a classic board game.

Let the Celebrations Begin

However you decide to spend the day, make sure you’re ready for 7 pm, when our Hogmanay celebrations begin.

We’ll start with celebratory drinks and enchanting light entertainment before moving onto Monadh Dining for the pièce de résistance of our New Year’s Eve getaway package:

A set five-course menu, lovingly prepared by our talented chefs using only the finest, in-season ingredients sourced from local providers.

After dinner, our light entertainment continues in the lounge, though if you feel like enjoying a truly authentic Scottish Highland Hogmanay, simply take your complimentary ticket for the annual Ceilidh over to the village hall and dance the night away in true Scotland style.

Dunalastair Hotel Suites in winter

January 1st: A Relaxing Start to 2019

Just because it’s your last day with us, that doesn’t mean that there’s any need to rush.

On New Year’s Day, we’ll be swapping breakfast for brunch so you can hang up our specially designed ‘Do Not Disturb’ signs and start 2019 with a wonderfully long lie-in.

When you’re ready, come and join us for brunch any time up to 12 noon before allowing us to bid you a fond farewell, at least until Christmas and New Year 2019.

Your Complete New Year’s Getaway Package

A two-night stay from only £669 per room based on two-adults sharing a deluxe suite.

Package includes all the following:

December 30th

  • Traditional winter drink on arrival
  • Afternoon cream tea
  • Delicious evening meal

New Year’s Eve

  • Breakfast
  • Celebratory drinks and light entertainment
  • Set-five-course dinner
  • Light entertainment in the lounge
  • Free ticket to the Kinloch Rannoch Ceilidh

Children: £90 supplement per stay


Soft drink on arrival, cream tea, children’s menu for dinner, breakfast, soft arrival drink before NYE dinner, half portion of NYE Menu, juice with dinner, brunch)

Please see our special offers page for details of optional upgrades.

Book Your Five-Star Gourmet Hogmanay Break Exclusively at Dunalastair Hotel Suites

Prices for our exclusive, two-night New Year’s Eve package start from just £669.00 per room based on two adults sharing a deluxe room.

Book your New Year getaway in Scotland online today, or call our team now on +44 (0)1882 580444.

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