Best Boutique Hotels in Perth and Kinross

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We visited the top hotels in Perth and Kinross to compare their guest rooms, amenities, and level of service, and find out which were the best of the best. So if you're looking for a charming, unique boutique experience while in the northeast region of Scotland, you've come to the right place. From quaint cottages to a stunning castle, these properties are a cut above your typical chain hotels. Check out the best boutique hotels in Perth and Kinross and start planning your getaway!

  1. The luxurious 26-room Fonab Castle Hotel is a luxury property located on the scenic shores of Loch Faskally. Built in 1892, the hotel tastefully blends tradition and modernity -- its beautiful, contemporary interiors include a cozy lounge and two restaurants, a fine-dining establishment serving multi-course gourmet meals, and a more relaxed brasserie with stunning views over the water. The hotel’s sleek and modern spa has a sauna, steam room, pool, and fitness center. Spacious, upscale rooms and suites are located in both the main castle building and an abutting modern annex, offering chic decor and such amenities as flat-screen TVs, Nespresso machines, and designer toiletries. A large, vaulted-ceiling penthouse with an egg-shaped soaking tub is also available for guests seeking extra indulgence.

  2. The 51-room Green Park Hotel is a family-run upper-middle-range hotel scenically located on the shores of Loch Faskally, surrounded by lovely gardens and green lawns that tumble down to the water’s edge. The picturesque location is complemented by a friendly atmosphere; guests can expect such attentive touches as a tasty, extensive breakfast that’s included in the room rate, free coffee, tea, and cake during the day, and a host of activities that include painting, photography, and dance classes. Traditional interiors are elegant and pleasant (though might be too fusty for some), with lots of armchairs to settle into by a fireplace, and linger over one of the thousands of books on hand. Rooms are spacious, with beautiful views over the gardens and lake, and include flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, mini-fridges, and coffee- and tea-making facilities. There’s also an on-site restaurant serving traditional Scottish and French fare.

  3. The 10-room Atholl Villa Guest House is a mid-range property conveniently located on Pitlochry’s main street, which is lined with restaurants, bars, and shops. The traditional Scottish stone house is homey and inviting. It has a cozy lounge with an open fireplace, and its creamy-hued rooms include flat-screen TVs, tea- and coffee-making facilities, and free Wi-Fi. A one-bedroom apartment with a kitchen, living room, and private entrance is also available for families or groups. A full Scottish breakfast is included in the room rate, served daily in a sunlit dining room.

  4. Housed in a former corn mill that dates to the 18th century, the family-owned and operated 12-room Old Mill Inn is a charming, four-pearl property located in the center of Pitlochry. Surrounded by scenic hills and mountains, it attracts a wide range of travelers looking for a dose of the outdoors. Modern rooms include flat-screen TVs, tea- and coffee-making facilities, and free Wi-Fi; Deluxe rooms come with surround-sound systems, iPod docking stations, and bathrooms with underfloor heating and separate rainfall walk-in showers, soaking tubs, high-end toiletries, and fluffy robes. An on-site restaurant and bar, both serving tasty, local fare, are frequented by local residents as well as guests -- the bar offers live music on weekends. 

  5. The 14-room Craigatin House and Courtyard is an upscale boutique bed and breakfast surrounded by woodlands and scenic countryside in Pitlochry. The 200-year-old house mixes tradition with stylish, contemporary design. Spacious, modern rooms have coordinated color schemes, and come with flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi -- free bottled water and cookies are thoughtful touches. A tasty and extensive breakfast, included in the room rate, is served in a bright, airy dining room with a log stove and huge windows overlooking the grassy lawn. The atmosphere is hushed and tranquil -- be aware that the property does not allow children under 13 years old.

  6. The 29-room upper-middle-range Pine Trees Hotel is a lovely Victorian country house set on 10 acres of green grounds in the picturesque small town of Pitlochry. Dark-wood interiors are elegant and cozy, warmed by log fireplaces and imbued with old-world charm; there are plenty of comfortable couches to settle into with a book, or guests can indulge in a fine Scotch whiskey at the bar. The hotel’s Garden Restaurant serves tasty classic Scottish fare and a free breakfast. Rooms are individually decorated and vary in size, but are bright and pleasant, with flat-screen TVs, tea- and coffee-making facilities, and free Wi-Fi, though some rooms are small, and thin walls might mean noise. 

  7. The 12-room Knockendarroch House Hotel is an upper-middle-range property set on a hilltop with lovely views over the small town of Pitlochry and its countryside. The charming country house hotel has elegant and cozy interiors that match its warm and friendly atmosphere -- the sunlit lounge is full of comfortable couches and armchairs to settle into in front of the fireplace, and has a large selection of books and magazines on hand. Rooms are pleasantly furnished in contemporary decor, and come with flat-screen TVs, tea- and coffee-making facilities, and free Wi-Fi; some have balconies with beautiful views. The renowned hotel restaurant serves fine Scottish classics with a dinner menu that changes daily (both breakfast and dinner are included in the room rate). The quiet atmosphere makes for a relaxing countryside break. Be aware that children must be at least 10 years old to stay here.

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