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Sat 8am-6pm | Sun 9am-6pm

The Pitlochry Hydro Hotel



In total, the Pitlochry Hotel offers 73 beautifully furnished bedrooms. They’re set over four floors, and have all been styled in keeping with the property’s character. All rooms are en-suite, and in Standard rooms you’ll find great features like a TV, a hairdryer and a selection of light refreshments. Upgrade to a Standard Plus room, a Premier room or a Superior room and you’ll enjoy further luxury with facilities that can include four-poster beds, living areas and full en-suite bathrooms.

The Pitlochry Hydro Hotel Premier Room

The Pitlochry Hydro Hotel Premier Room

Often our most luxurious room option. Most premier rooms have four-poster beds and spacious en suite bathrooms that have been beautifully re-fitted to accommodate separate bath and shower options. These Premier Rooms normally offer a 32 inch flat screen digital television, as well as a comfortable seating area. The rooms also include a hairdryer and shaving point as well as tea and coffee making facilities.


  • En-suite bathroom with bath and separate shower.
  • Luxurious four-poster bed.
  • 32 inch digital flat screen Television.
  • Large rooms with comfortable seating.
  • Hair dryer, shaving point and telephone.
  • The above image represents a typical Premier Room.
The Pitlochry Hydro Hotel Superior Room

The Pitlochry Hydro Hotel Superior Room

Our Superior rooms typically have luxurious beds, 26 inch flat screen digital television, and a spacious en suite bathroom with shower over bath. These Superior rooms also have a hair dryer, shaving point and facilities to make a hot drink.


  • Flat screen Television.
  • En-suite bathroom with bath, shower and WC.
  • Large Rooms.
  • Hair dryer, shaving point and telephone.
  • Tea and coffee making facilities.
  • The above image represents a typical Superior Room.
The PItlochry Hydro Hotel Standard Plus Room

The PItlochry Hydro Hotel Standard Plus Room

These newly redesigned rooms offer attractive decor and contemporary furnishings. The rooms have been designed with comfort and relaxation in mind. All our rooms have En-Suite facilities and hairdryers.


  • Newly redesigned
  • Attractive decor and furnishings
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • En-Suite
  • Flat screen Television
  • The above image represents a typical Standard Plus Room
The PItlochry Hydro Hotel Standard Room

The PItlochry Hydro Hotel Standard Room

Our standard rooms contain everything you come to expect from a modern hotel. All our rooms have en-suite facilities as well as a television, hair dryer, telephone and tea and coffee making facilities.


  • En-suite and WC.
  • Television.
  • Hairdryer.
  • Tea and coffee making facilities.
  • The above image represents a typical Standard Room.

Local Attractions

Surrounding Pitlochry are some of the best historic and modern attractions in Scotland. This part of the country is also famed for its walking and cycling trails, perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. You’ll love the towering mountain scenery, the calm waters of Scottish lochs and the serenity of wide open spaces far from the rush of the city and the intrusion of artificial light, along with other interesting venues ranging from imposing castles to picturesque gardens.

Drummond Castle Gardens
Described as being amongst Scotland’s finest, the Drummond Gardens are carefully designed and painstakingly preserved. Set to the castle backdrop you’ll find landscaped spaces influenced by Italian design, combined with wild woodland and smooth-surfaced lakes. Unusual statues, fountains and water features add to the appeal of this garden, which has been around since the 17th century. It’s a colourful and ever-changing attraction, open throughout the summer and autumn months.

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Scone Palace and Gardens
Throughout the year, the Scone Palace Gardens are constantly changing and evolving. Snowdrops, daffodils, bluebells, rhododendrons and azaleas create a rainbow of colour through the seasons, and make the perfect surrounding for the red and green ivy-clad palace that has been a crowning place and seat of parliament through the ages. Tours of the opulent palace provide a rich and interesting insight into its history, whilst the grounds and gardens include a maze, a gift shop and a food shop that sells a selection of Scottish produce. There are also organised activities for children, as well as resident animals including cows, ponies, peacocks and a donkey.

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Blair CastleBlair Castle
A perfect white building, including turrets topped with black, Blair Castle is a wonderful attraction in the pretty Perthshire Highlands. It’s a private home, but is open to the public for organised tours. Surrounding the castle, the grounds include the peaceful wooded Diana’s Grove and the colourful Hercules Garden. The grounds contain a sculpture trail, and there is an outdoor adventure playground. Other on-site features are a lovely restaurant, and a gift shop stocked with traditional Scottish crafts, foods and souvenirs.

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Cluny GardenCluny House Gardens
At Cluny House you’ll find exquisite woodland gardens carpeted with colourful British wildflowers, and home to impressive towering trees. The Cluny Sequoiadendrons are some of the oldest trees in Scotland, and are an awe-inspiring and overwhelming sight. Paths wind around the gardens, taking you to the most beautiful spots and places where you’ll see an abundance of wildlife. Red squirrels have made their homes in the garden, and you can buy some plants to take home after your visit.

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Pitlochry Theatre
The Pitlochry Festival Theatre is the place to go for high quality productions including drama, comedy and music performances. More than 100,000 visitors attend shows each year, and there’s a different show every night of the week. Visiting the theatre’s website you can see what’s on during your visit to the Pitlochry Hydro Hotel.

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Knockard Road,
PH16 5JH
Telephone: 01796 472 666

By Car

The Pitlochry Hydro is approximately 30 miles from Perth. If you are travelling from Edinburgh or Fourth Road bridge head north on the M90 and take the Junction 10 exit to Inverness, Stirling and Crianlarich. Take the exit signed Inverness to join the dual carriageway. At the Inveralmond Roundabout, take the second exit on to the A9 for Crianlarich and Inveness travel for 24 miles then take slip road to Pitlochry. Come in to centre of town and turn right on to A924 West Moulin Rd sign for Braemar, then turn right on to Knockard Road at the Craigvrack Hotel. The Hotel is just down on right.

Car Parking

The Pitlochry Hydro Hotel has a car park located at the front.

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By Train

The nearest train station is Pitlochry, half a mile away from the hotel, this is about a 5 minute drive or a 15 minute walk.


Food Hygiene Pass It’s a pleasure to dine at the Pitlochry Hydro Hotel, where a regularly-changing menu includes traditional favourites and modern meals. From pasta dishes to deep-fried fish and chips, you will be able to savour the delights of both Scottish cuisine and an international influence. Finish your meal with a delicious dessert, such as a fruit pudding or a lemon tart.

Sample Table D'hôte Menu


Chorizo and Potato Frittata
Diced chorizo and sautéed new potatoes served with seasonal leaf garnish and Mediterranean dressing

Homemade Mushroom Soup (v)
Deliciously creamy and packed with flavour. Served with freshly made croutons

Prawn Salad
With a homemade marie-rose sauce on a bed of lemon dressed leaves served with farmhouse granary bread

Main Course

Fish and Chips
Deep fried battered fish served with chipped potatoes, minted pea puree and homemade tartare sauce

Slow Roast Loin of Pork
Roasted tenderloin with a sage and apple gravy and roasted potatoes

Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni (v)
Pasta tubes filled with a mixture of spinach, ricotta cheese and white sauce served with Italian dressed mixed leaves


Fruits of the Forest Pudding
A soaked sponge filled with a medley of fruits served warm with custard

Baked Lemon Tart
A slowly baked lemon curd tart served with pouring cream

A selection of Ice Cream
Served with a crispy wafer

Freshly brewed Douwe Egberts Coffee and Mints

Why not upgrade?
To improve your dining experience and give you more choice we have introduced an à la carte menu to supplement our Table D'hôte offering. Guests staying on any of our half board package breaks are now able to upgrade to our à la carte menu for a reduced rate. Bon appetit.
Meal Times

Monday to Sunday 8am to 9.30am

Monday to Sunday 6pm to 8pm


The Pitlochry Hydro Hotel

Furnished in a classic but contemporary style, and equipped with a host of wonderful leisure facilities, the Pitlochry Hydro could easily be considered to be amongst the best hotels in Scotland. The stone building stands at the end of a gravelled driveway, with views over the countryside and down to Pitlochry town. Behind the town you’ll see the majestic Ben Vrackie Mountain, which gives an insight into some of what will be on offer during your stay in the Perthshire Highlands.

At the Pitlochry Hydro, you’re free to go at your own pace. Relax in quiet lounge areas or outside on the patio, work out at the gym or leave the hotel and find the pleasant surrounding walking trails. Make your way to the indoor swimming pool, or head out onto the putting green to test your golfing skills. With a 24-hour reception and on-site parking, as well as free WiFi, the hotel also boasts convenience.

You’ll spend your stay within easy reach of some of Scotland’s most beautiful natural scenes, as well as historic houses and castles with their own stories to tell. Whisky distilleries offer tours and samples, whilst public gardens contain plants and flowers from all over the world. You’re sure to feel relaxed and refreshed by the time you leave the hotel, and will return home with hundreds of photos to share.


  • 24 hour reception with night porter
  • Patio area
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Fully equipped gym
  • Putting green
  • Car Parking
  • Check in time 3 pm
  • Check out time 10 am
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas

Get in touch

Photograph of Chris, Hotel Manager of The Pitlochry Hydro Hotel Hotel

Chris, Hotel Manager

A Warm Welcome To The Pitlochry Hydro Hotel…

Highland Perthshire is a stunning place to visit at any time of the year. Each of the seasons bring a different feel to the area and always deliver spectacular scenery, in all directions, for you to explore.

Choosing The Pitlochry Hydro as your base rewards you with a lovely location and great views from our scenic accommodation. Our comfortable lounges provide a relaxing place to unwind with Leisure facilities you can access all day.

The hotel has a proud reputation for providing great value breaks all year round.


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What some of our guests have to say…

Customer Rating:

A magnificent historic building which commands some stunning views across the local hills and forests. Lovely and quiet and it was a joy to wake up to the sound of wood pigeons gently cooing. We upgraded to a superior room to get these scenes along with a King size bed and larger TV. There was lots of parking and the two lounges were spacious and comfortable and the bar well stocked. As with all Coast and Country breaks we enjoyed the extensive dinner menu and the large breakfasts. Thank you!

M Wallace Uddingston
Customer Rating:

We came with our friends to celebrate our Golden Wedding Anniversary and their 45th, we had stayed at the Hydro last August for a short break and really enjoyed it, so we booked again and we weren't disappointed, everything about the break was superb, hotel, staff, food, even the weather. Thanks to all for an excellent break - I am sure we will be back again before too long. Pam and Alan Bradley and Val and John Mills.

Mrs Pam Bradley Huyton, Nr Liverpool
Customer Rating:

My partner and I really enjoyed our stay in this hotel, I am disabled, there was a lift to all floors, bar and lounge was ok for disabled, the staff in the restaurant were very help full making sure I had the perfect seating, the service was excellent and no waiting time for your meals to be served, as was the breakfast, staff are very pleasant, attentive to detail and smartly dressed, well worth the price, we will be back to this hotel.

Mr R Goodall Fife

Swimming PoolThe Leisure Club forms part of The Pitlochry Hydro Hotel and is free to be used by hotel guests, for those who live locally we offer a number of membership types.  The Health Club includes multiple pieces of gym equipment including treadmills, rowing machines, cross trainers, weights, bicycles and Flabelos Vibrating machine.


  • Swimming Pool
  • Well equipped Gym
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Changing Rooms with showers
  • Lockers

Membership Types

We offer the following types of membership:

  • FREE for hotel guests
  • Single Under 55
  • Single Over 55
  • Couple Under 55
  • Couple Over 55
  • Student
  • Young Person – 16 to 21
  • Child – 6 to 15
  • Child Under 6 – Free of Charge

Membership Benefits

  • Members can bring up to 2 guests at a time to the leisure club for only £5.00 per person for each visit
  • Exclusive discounts on our dinner and lunch menus
  • Free Wi-Fi access in our lounges
  • Use of our sister clubs in Chollerford, Harrogate and Rushyford

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Opening Times

Monday to Friday – 7am  to 9pm
Saturday and Sunday – 8am to 8pm

Contact Us

Telephone: 01796 472 666