Victorian style hotel with a wide spread view of the Trossachs
Set amidst 10 acres of private gardens, the Dunblane Hydro Hotel offers an ideal location for leisure and corporate visitors alike.
Overlooking the Trossachs, a small woodland glen thatís situated amongst many of Scotlandís famed lochs (lakes), this luxury hotel offers peace and quiet for those looking to complete a work project or those looking to take a step back from busy everyday life.
The hotelís 200 well-appointed guestrooms have been designed with comfort in mind. Each room is equipped with en-suite bathroom facilities and a range of high-standard amenities. As well as luxury furnishings and bedclothes, LCD television, telephone, and beverage making facilities are included as standards.
A range of room styles, including suites, is available and with each incremental rise comes an extra bunch of features. Certain rooms are equipped with work desks, internet access, extra toiletries, Nintendo Wii, and on-demand movies. The top-of-the-range rooms include private beauty rooms and spa baths. Many also include stunning views of the Perthshire landscapes outside.
The hotelís restaurant, the Kailyard, serves authentic, locally sourced Scottish dishes for guests to enjoy. Certain packages include a meal within the price of a stay. The Stuart Lounge provides a relaxed location to enjoy a morning paper or afternoon tea. A cocktail bar and the Wallace Lounge are ideal for those looking for an evening nightcap or a refreshing afternoon drink. Of course a variety of Scotch Whiskies can be found on the drinks list.
The Dunblane Hydro Hotel features a health and leisure club for those wishing to exercise or unwind, or even both. For those looking to exercise, a 17 metre indoor swimming pool and a gymnasium featuring modern cardiovascular equipment provide the perfect playground. Those hoping for something a little more relaxing can visit the sauna or steam room. A long list of holistic and beauty treatments are also available, perfect for those looking to enjoy a spa weekend.
The hotel also has a number of outdoor activities that may interest guests. One of the most unique of these is falconry. Guests can watch and interact with falcons that have been trained by falconers. If birds make you a little nervous, thereíre plenty of other activities on offer.
As well as walking, the Trossachs make for good horse riding ground. Boat trips on the nearby Loch Katrine are often popular, whilst golf is always greeted heartily. The Dunblane course provides golfers with a very good set of holes. Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument provide historically interesting destinations, whilst Stirling itself offers a glimpse back into city life.
With such stunning scenery around it, and with beauty inside and out, the Dunblane Hydro Hotel understandably attracts wedding parties and other celebratory events. Itís not all about pleasure though. The Perthshire hotel also accommodates businesses thanks to a number of meeting rooms that include high-end audio and visual equipment. Regardless of the purpose of the stay though, itís safe to say this is a perfect venue for a relaxing visit. Guests shouldnít be surprised to see all those city stresses ease away.