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Pitlochry Hydro Hotel, Pitlochry

Hotel Summary

  • Situated outside Pitlochry, with stunning views over the town, which is close enought to walk to
  • The name 'Hydro' refers to the fact that the waters in the surrounding areas were found to be rich in Hydrogen and benefical to the health
  • Surrounded by many attractions including Ben Vrackie Mountain and Blair Castle
  • Indoor facilities including swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and fitness room
  • Close to town centre
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About Pitlochry Hydro Hotel

Just ten minutes walk from the town centre, the historic and recently refurbished Pitlochry Hydro Hotel overlooks the town of Pitlochry itself.

The Pitlochry Hydro hotel offers an excellent range of facilities for visitors, including a modern, well-equipped gym and heated indoor swimming pool.

The hotel houses all of the amenities and facilities you would expect from a Coast & Country venue. In addition, our staff will offer you a warm, friendly welcome, and ensure that your stay is as relaxing and memorable as possible.

Pitlochry is a superb base for walkers. Ben Vrackie towers above the town, and the Cairngorm Massif is close by to the North. Loch Tummel and Loch Rannoch are also easily explored using the hotel as a base.

Why ‘Hydro’ Hotel?

The building has always been a hotel since its construction in 1890. The ‘hydro’ part of the name was so called because the waters in the surrounding area were found to be rich in hydrogen, and beneficial to health.

Pitlochry Hydro Hotel
Knockard Road
PH16 5JH

Tel: 01796 472 666

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Room Type Details

Pitlochry 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 both bath and shower options. These large rooms will normally offer a comfortable seating area, 32 inch flat screen digital television, hairdryer and the facilities to make a hot beverage.

  • En-Suite bath, shower and WC
  • Luxurious four-poster bed
  • 32" digital flat screen TV
  • Large rooms with comfortable seating

Pitlochry 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 the facilities to make a hot beverage.

  • Flat screen TV
  • En-suite bath, shower and WC
  • Large rooms with comfortable seating
  • Hair dryer and shaving point

Pitlochry Hydro Hotel Standard Plus Room

The above image represents a typical standard plus room

Just launched – our newly redesigned Standard Plus rooms make it even easier to relax in comfort and style. Features include attractive new decor, contemporary furnishings and flat-screen TV.

  • Flat screen Television
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • En-Suite
  • Hair dryer and telephone
  • The above image represents a typical standard plus room

Pitlochry Hotel Standard Room

Our Standard Rooms are charming and have everything you would expect from a modern hotel - private facilities, a TV and everything you need to make yourself a hot beverage.

  • En-suite and WC
  • Telephone
  • Colour TV
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • The above image represents a typical Standard Room at our hotel


  • Night porter
  • Patio area
  • Two lounge areas
  • Dancefloor for entertainment purposes
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Fully equipped gym
  • Putting green
  • Parking for 55 cars

Local Attractions

Places To Visit

  • Blair Castle
  • Castle Menzies
  • Crannog Centre
  • Dunkeld Cathedral
  • The Hermitage
  • House of Bruar
  • Queen's View
  • Pass of Killiecrankie
  • Explorers Gardens
  • Blair Athol Distillery

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Uan and Ann

Motherwell / Scunthorpe

29 June 2014

Absolutely Wonderful

Our first time at the Hydro. Couldn’t fault the hotel. The staff were superb, but not obtrusive, pitched just right. The hotel was spotless, room superb and pool, sauna and Jacuzzi perfectly set. Food over three nights remained at a high standard. The whole ambience of the hotel makes you feel completely relaxed. And has a real friendly atmosphere. Will definitely be back as quick as possible. Feel rejuvenated. Thanks to all.


West Yorkshire

21 April 2014

Highland Escape

Just returned from another relaxing break at the Hydro. The hotel as always was spotless. The staff were very pleasant and helpful, nice to see Frank put in a guest appearance & run the quiz he certainly adds to the experience. Good food, nice spacious room and bathroom the shower was a little short on pressure, worth the upgrade to standard plus. The pool & Jacuzzi great way to relax, shame the sauna was out of order. Will be back again soon.

Mrs Martin


24 March 2013

18th March

Had a great time, our driver was a smashing chap lots of info for us careful driver. Hotel lovely, food very good and plentyful, smashing excursions the scenery was very beautiful, nothing was too much trouble, the lounges were comfortable and smart, will be returning in the near future.

Graham Brown

Musselburgh, Midlothian

22 March 2013

Wonderful Break

First time at the Hydro and cannot fault the hotel in any way. Beautiful room and great meals, dining room staff very helpful as were all the staff. Pool great, enjoyed a swim every day. Public lounges very clean and comfortable and the entertainment great I will certainly be back.

William and Patricia Turner

Eastbourne, Sussex

1 January 2013

Fantastic Christmas Break

Our first Christmas Break away from home and we would like to thank all the fantastic staff for giving us a wonderful Christmas. Nothing was too much trouble and all staff from Manager down did all they could to make us welcome. Excellent food and plenty of it. Lots going on from guess the Weight of the cake to nightly entertainment. Comfortable rooms and pool was an added bonus. All public lounges were well kept and very comfortable.

Linda Graham


13 December 2012

Wonderful Winter Break

First time at the Hydro. Cannot praise the staff and the Manager highly enough. Good hearty food and a very efficient Dining Room Staff, you don’t wait long here! A very comfortable stay in a lovely room and great pool, not too deep (I am not a brilliant swimmer) so I enjoyed a swim most days. What more could you ask for in the dead of Winter! The scenery is spectacular! Thanks again to ALL the staff. We were self-drive and will do so again.

Margaret Blyth


5 December 2012

Great Weekend

First time staying at hydro at The Pitlochry stayed 2 nights. Staff were great very friendly and nothing was to must trouble. Meals very good and restaurant staff lovely. Will stay again hotel was spotless.

Jackie Handley


18 November 2012

Another fantastic week at the Hydro

A very big thank you to all at the Hydro Hotel for giving us a superb week at your hotel. The food and staff in the restaurant were as always friendly and helpful. All the facilities were clean and a pleasure to use. We even got the room we asked for as this was the 3rd visit we never get tired of this hotel. From the moment you walk in there is a smile and informed on how the hotel works. All the staff cannot do enough for you. Many Many Thanks.

Kevin Green


4 November 2012

A Great Stay

We arrived to a warm welcome and the room excellent. The staff in the restaurant were friendly and extremely helpful. The meals were of a good standard and the porridge in the morning true Scots stuff. The leisure facilities were all operating and the Sauna really relaxing. It proved to be excellent value for money for a 2 night stay .The only problem was the bar did not stock the local single malt from the Erandour Distillery which we visited and is highly recommended. Lovely hotel, great location.

Frances Richards

Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire

25 October 2012

Fantastic place to celebrate with family and friends

We gathered together friends and family to celebrate my husband’s 60th birthday and had a wonderful weekend. Most of us are familiar with Pitlochry and the surroundings and once again the outdoors and the weather did not disappoint. This is the third time we have stayed at the hotel and once again we found it very good and wonderful value for money. Can't fault the staff in their willingness to please, they were so patient as well with an eccentric guest who must be very trying at times!

Sarah McLean


13 September 2012

A Great Weekend

This is a great hotel - very spacious, comfortable and had everything we required for a pleasant weekend break, our standard room with a view was clean and well-equipped. The meals were more than adequate and very enjoyable and the dining staff were amazingly efficient and friendly. I have mobility problems and even though the hotel is up a steep hill everything inside and around it is accessible - especially the pool. Big thanks to all the staff without exception for a wonderful weekend.

Phil Dawber


26 January 2012

We could not fault this holiday

Just had a 5 day break staying at the Pitlochry Hydro. The hotel was excellent. The public rooms are all comfortable and nicely decorated. Good choice of food served by pleasant attentive staff. Bar service very efficient, there was no queue at all despite it being all-inclusive! Our driver, George, was very professional and knowledgeable and provided commentary throughout. Thank you and well done to all, we will definitely be returning!

Mrs Harris


21 January 2012

Lovely hotel / poor entertainment

Hotel newly decorated, lovely, food very nice, and night entertainment poor. Piano player/singer! Played cards instead excitement was too much, some people went village pubs instead even given up the free bar. Daytime very quiet hotel, everything in village closed till spring/summer so back to hotel with its swimming pool / Jacuzzi which is great and the hotels saviour. It’s really lovely with views down to the village. This is my 3rd time here & I recommend it but the entertainment makes it boring 9/10.

Ken Holden


14 December 2011


We stayed here as part of a group of 6 organised by Mrs Twist. The Hotel is in a good position overlooking Pitlochry, the public areas are spotless as are the rooms, We all enjoyed a nice swim in the lovely pool, a special mention has to be given to the restaurant staff we found them to be most professional and the food top notch it beats some 5 star Hotels, As one of our group mentioned Didn’t they look after us, Colin the coach driver looked after us in the tricky conditions during the storm.

Paul Beasley


18 November 2011

Brilliant Holiday

Just a quick one excellent break good value for the money only one moan no haggis neaps and tatties on menu room very comfortable all staff very professional and efficient leisure facilities excellent will probably stay here again well done to all the management and staff.

Sandra Dawson


19 September 2011

Lovely Hotel

We have just returned from a weekend break. 1st time at Pitlochry Hydro. Was a bit anxious as reviews in trip adviser were a bit so-so. We needn't have worried. This is a lovely hotel and the decor is very nice. Food was great and staff were so pleasant. Dining room staff were so attentive and service was really good. Can’t think of one complaint about this hotel.

Paul Boyle

South Shields

17 August 2011

Pitlochry and the Hydro

We booked through national holidays and did not know what to expect for the money £99 for 4 days 3 nights. The bus from rowels of Prudhoe a little old but ok the driver Keith excellent. The trip up stopped at Edinburgh trip back stopped in Perth very good with some great tours in between. The hotel is large in a commanding position in Pitlochry alas up a steep bank. Public areas clean and tidy the restaurant very good and the pool excellent. The room needed a deep clean but served its purpose Aye.

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