Encompassing towns like Kenmore and Pitlochry, Perth and Kinross is a county in the north east of Scotland. Travelers to this area of Scotland enjoy stunning castles, boating on lakes, and playing on excellent golf courses. We visited the region's most popular hotels to see how they stack up against the competition -- from the guest rooms, to the restaurants, to the location. If you're looking to take a posh getaway to the gorgeous area, you've come to the right place. Here are the best luxury hotels in Perth and Kinross, Scotland.
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.
The Mains of Taymouth Country Estate and Golf Course is a four-pearl resort composed of 43 self-catering cottages, apartments, and villas. Situated on the banks of the River Tay, the 120-acre estate is surrounded by scenic hills and woodlands, and makes for a tranquil countryside retreat in a fairly secluded location (the village of Kenmore is close by, but bigger cities require a drive). The upscale units vary in size from one-bedroom Cottages to a six-bedroom Farmhouse. All have tastefully muted contemporary decor, and come equipped with flat-screen TVs and full kitchens. Many have hot tubs and private gardens, and some even have Finnish saunas and game rooms. The property is also home to riding stables, a nine-hole golf course, a gift shop and deli stocked with local products, and a cozy restaurant and bar.
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.