Acquisitions & Hotel Openings

Four Months to Go until The Dunalastair Hotel Suites Grand Opening

Everything You Need to Know About the New Luxury Highland Hotel

KINLOCH RANNOCH, U.K. January 9, 2017 - Based in the picturesque village of Kinloch Rannoch, the Dunalastair Hotel Suites has recently undergone a massive, multi-million pound renovation, upgrading the traditional, Victorian-era venue into a luxury highland hotel which offers the height of modern comfort and contemporary style.

With just four months to go before their official grand opening, we look at the newly transformed boutique hotel, and detail everything you could possibly need to know if you’re thinking of booking ahead for a Scottish holiday in 2017.

Where are the Dunalastair Hotel Suites?

Situated on the eastern side of Loch Rannoch, just on the banks of the historic River Tummel, the Dunalastair Hotel Suites can be found less than 20 miles from Pitlochry in highland Perthshire.

The luxury hotel is also only 18 miles away from Rannoch Station, meaning it’s easily accessible by train from major destinations including Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, and even London Euston.

When is the Grand Opening?

Earlier this month, the Dunalastair Hotel Suites announced that they would officially be welcoming their first guests from Monday, April 10th, 2017.

At time of writing, the date itself was a little less than four months away, just enough time for the boutique hotel to add the final flourishes to work carried out as part of their big, multi-million pound makeover, something they are counting on to establish themselves as the premier destination for romantic Scottish breaks and highland getaways.

What was Involved in the Refurbishment Project?

In short, everything. Talking to a Dunalastair Hotel Suites spokesperson recently, we learned that the brand had spared no expense and left no detail untouched as they worked to not only accentuating the traditional highland features of the hotel architecture, but also to complement those very same features with a fresh, new design and modern technology. This includes a state-of-the-art eConcierge system, innovative, in-room entertainment, and even the latest mod-cons installed in the mini-kitchens found in most of the newly redesigned suites.

The decor itself is at once both subtle and elegant, with soft, muted colours combining to create a soothing, calming environment that is perfectly in keeping with the calm, relaxing ambiance of the Scottish Highlands.

It isn’t just the luxury hotel suites which have been given a modern makeover, either. The reception area, hallways, and even the hotel’s own in-house eatery, The Mekalia’s Eatery, have all been given a new lease of life, adding an enduring, contemporary style to this traditional Scottish hotel.

Who Does This Luxury Highland Hotel Cater for?

For a hotel who describe their bridal suite as the pièce de résistance of their entire offering, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to learn that the Dunalastair Hotel Suites are really going all out to cater for honeymoons, Scottish weddings, and romantic highland getaways. Yet rather than show off the jewel in their boutique accommodation crown to all and sundry, the hotel are actually restricting availability to that bridal suite, a move which aims to retain the sense of magic, prestige, and luxury that couples expect from a first class romantic break.

That said, you don’t have to be hopelessly in love to enjoy a stay here. The luxury Scottish Hotel have redesigned several of their suites to cater specifically to families and large groups, making them ideal for those looking to take advantage of the numerous outdoor activities made possible by the highland landscape.

Located close to numerous hiking, walking, and cycling trails, popular fishing spots, and a host of Perthshire’s top golf courses, the Dunalastair Hotel Suites are well placed to serve as a home base for those planning to explore the hills, woods, and waters on a Scottish adventure holiday.

What Services and Amenities are Available?

Everything you’d expect from a top luxury hotel.

A first class concierge service is available throughout the day and into the evening to help guests with everything from booking transport to reserving a table at a nearby restaurant, recommending local attractions, and more.

Most concierge services -including evening room service- can be accessed either via the front-of-house reception area, or directly via the in room eConcierge system.

As you'd likely expect, full housekeeping services are provided daily, whilst additional conveniences such as on-site laundry service are also available at a small extra charge.

What About Dining?

As we’ve already mentioned, the Dunalastair Hotel Suites own and operate Mekalia’s Eatery. Based on site, the cafe is open everyday from early morning until late evening, and caters for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A variety of light snacks are also available throughout the day, and those heading out on a Scottish Highland adventure can even order a packed lunch to take with them.

Elsewhere, the hotel is conveniently located to a number of restaurants and cafes, some within walking distance, others a short drive away.

What Attractions and Activities are Nearby?

Where do we begin? Loch Rannoch itself is famous for its salmon, making it one of the top destinations for Scottish fishing holidays. Meanwhile, Perthshire is well served by a number of local golf courses, walking and hiking trails, and horse riding centres.

For a unique experience, you might want to try your hand at deer stalking, or head out into the wilderness on a magical Scottish safari. Meanwhile, if history, heritage and culture are more your thing, you'll find sites like the 700+ year-old Blair Castle and Gardens, the Scottish Explorers' Gardens in Pitlochry, and the Queen’s View Visitor Centre nothing short of fascinating.

If you’re planning a child-friendly family holiday in Scotland, attractions like the Nae Limits Adventure Centre in Ballinluig are a must, whilst those looking for something a little quieter can simply enjoy a gentle stroll around the banks of Loch Rannoch.

What’s the Best Way to Get Around on my Scottish Getaway?

Most visitors to Loch Rannoch prefer to arrive either via car or by train. For those coming by car, the Dunalastair Hotel Suites offer free parking, whilst a number of services are available to help those travelling by train to make the most of their Scottish break.

The hotel runs a dedicated shuttle service for guests arriving at -and departing from- Rannoch Station. Car hire is also available for those planning to venture out and explore Perthshire.

Meanwhile, those planning to stay a little closer to Loch Rannoch can also hire bicycles, or simply head out on foot among one of the many nearby walking trails.

Are the Hotel Running Any Special Offers or Discounts?

Yes. To celebrate their grand opening on April 10th, 2017, the Loch Rannoch hotel have just introduced a special ‘introductory rate,’ enabling guests to book their romantic Scottish getaway, family break, or group activity holiday for less than they would at other times. This limited-time offer is available only through the hotel website. See below for details.

What Else do I Need to Know?

Only that, as from today, you can officially book boutique accommodation at the Dunalastair Hotel Suites in Loch Rannoch directly via their website. To book, or for more information, see www.dunalastairhotel.com

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