Visiting excellent museums, boating on gorgeous lochs, and conversing with locals at fun pubs are just a few of the things travelers can do in the area of Perth and Kinross in Scotland. With so much to do and see, it can be hard on your wallet; this is why we’re always scoping out the best deal. We visited the area’s top hotels to see how they compare — from the rooms, to the location, to the restaurants — to make sure you get the best bang for your buck. So if you’re looking for a budget-friendly pick that doesn’t skimp on the amenities, you’ve come to the right place. Take a look at the best value hotels in Perth and Kinross, Scotland and start planning your getaway.
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.
Scenically located on the banks of Loch Tay and surrounded by picturesque hills and woodlands, the upper-middle-range Kenmore Club is a collection of quaint, self-catering cottages. The 58 cottages range from one to three bedrooms, have fully equipped stainless steel kitchens, and cream-tone decor. There is a large heated indoor pool on the property, a tiny fitness center with three machines, and spa facilities, for which non-Diamond club members pay a fee. The on-site bar and restaurant offer beautiful views over the lake from the floor-to-ceiling windows, but decor is dated and lackluster. Wi-Fi is available for a daily fee.
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.
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.