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“DOGS in the bedrooms!” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Macdonald Loch Rannoch Hotel

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Macdonald Loch Rannoch Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Kinloch Rannoch
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Glenrothes, Scotland
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“DOGS in the bedrooms!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

This hotel wasnt bad for the price but it is yet another hotel that allows dogs into the bedrooms, and not just selected bedrooms either. Personally I hate the thought of someones animal sleeping on a bed I am going to sleep in. Makes my flesh crawl. The hotel say that dogs are restricted to the bedrooms as if that made me feel better: that makes me feel worse not better!

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2012

Set in one of the most picturesque, parts of Scotland - feels remote but is only 18 miles from the A9 - this hotel is well worth a visit, especially for those who value peace and quiet.

The staff are excellent - 9.5 out of ten, the only gripe being a misunderstanding over the bill - which should not have happened. Everything else was perfect.

Recommended.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2012

I bet this place is buzzing in summer. It's right on the edge of the Loch with stunning views of the mountains beyond. My visit was in the dead of winter which had its own merits. Mainly that it was deadly quiet; the handful of guest that were staying were amply served by the staff that were on.

Despite the football in the bar area, I was struck by the calm that flowed through the place. I spent the evening in the pool and steam room (which is excellently hot) then enjoyed a paper and a pint sat before the open fire.

A good night's sleep was helped by total silence, the like of which I've never known before. And in the morning, with this being winter, we saw the sun rise over the mountains while scraping the car.

Well done to the staff for keeping the standards so high when there are so few guests to care for.

Room Tip: A view room will be worth it.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2012

I need to begin to apologising for adding this review so late after my stay at MacDonalds Loch Rannoch Hotel.

My Fiancee and I stayed at Loch Rannoch at the end of May last year. We drove across Country from Aberdeen and for the most part it was a nice drive, as much as the A9 can be nice, the Roads towards the Hotel get quite tight at times but the views on the way and finally arriving to a scenic Hotel on the banks of the Loch made it worthwhile.

We were greeted by smiling, welcoming staff who had us checked-in in no time at all. I had opted for a superior room and it met my expectations. The Hotel and Room had character, was clean, the views from the room over the Loch were lovely. I could add a gripe about bigger windows would be nicer but that is nit-picking.

During our stay we left the Hotel on the short drive to the car park at the foot of Schiehallion and climbed up to the Summit upon arriving back with tired legs and being hungry we enjoyed the seating area within our room along with some wine and once readied we headed down for a meal. The meal didn't disappoint and was of good quality. Being fed and watered we relaxed in the Hotel Bar/Seating area and played some of the Board Games they had available.

I will be back to visit this hotel in the future and would recommend it to couples and people/families looking for getaways in the Countryside.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2012

This was a fantastic mini break, scenery is spell binding with an endless amount of walks from Novice to Fiennes like. Hotel was ideally situated, staff very professional and friendly. Room was clean and very pleasant. Food was superb and to cap it off the dog loved it as well.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Macdonald Loch Rannoch Hotel

Property: Macdonald Loch Rannoch Hotel
Address: Kinloch Rannoch, Kinloch Rannoch PH16 5PS, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Perth and Kinross > Kinloch Rannoch
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Kinloch Rannoch
Price range (per night): RM341 - RM739
Hotel Class:3 star — Macdonald Loch Rannoch Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in the heart of the Highlands, the hotel is situated on the north shore above Loch Rannoch and the picturesque village of Kinloch Rannoch with majestic views of the loch and hills that are simply breathtaking. The magnificent setting is the ideal location to enjoy a break away from busy lives or a romantic retreat. Steeped in tradition and rich in heritage, the hotel invites one to step back to a quieter time, while still enjoying the comfort of a superb hotel. Looking for somewhere to enjoy quality Scottish food? There is a fine selection of meals to be enjoyed in The Ptarmigan Restaurant or the Schiehallion Bar. Here at our Loch Rannoch Perthshire hotel we use only the freshest of ingredients to provide fantastic food, expertly prepared, in beautiful surroundings with superb service. And when you need to unwind, our Leisure Club is the ideal way to relax after a long day. Heated swimming pool, steam room, sauna and gym are on offer to relieve stress and leave you feeling refreshed. For the more energetic, Schiehallion - our local Munro - beckons. There are numerous woodland walks nearby too, which are suitable for all the family. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Macdonald Loch Rannoch Hotel And Resort
Macdonald Loch Rannoch Hotel Kinloch Rannoch
Macdonald Loch Rannoch Kinloch

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