Gleneagles Hotel Perthshire

“Luxury grand dame resort hotel in the heart of stunning Perthshire countryside. With three championship golf courses, top notch spa and more activities than you can imagine, this is the perfect resort for all the family.”

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“Almost as famous worldwide as whisky itself, Gleneagles Hotel is quite simply the Grand Dame of Scottish accommodation. Originally built in 1924 and owned by the Caledonian Railway Company (it boasts its own station), it is now part of Diageo. As you would expect this resort hotel oozes luxury throughout - kilted gentlemen greet you at the entrance and impeccable service is standard. There are more activities on offer than you could possibly contemplate achieving in one short stay: world famous golf courses, superb ESPA, equestrian school, falconry centre, clay pigeon shooting, tennis, shooting, fishing and much more. Not forgetting it'll be hosting the 2014 Ryder Cup tournament too. There are plenty of dining options too; not to be missed is Andrew Fairlie's award winning restaurant - the only establishment with two Michelin stars in Scotland, The Strathearn Restaurant boasting two AA Rosettes and if you prefer things a bit more relaxed Deseos or the Dormy House.”

Written by  Hugh Graham-Watson

They say

“Why do people love staying in your hotel?
They love luxury, but more than that, they love the warm friendly staff, the genuine welcome and desire to please and un-stuffy atmosphere. They tell us that Gleneagles is a place where memories are made, it’s a magical side-step out of real life and a place people return to again and again for landmark celebrations. Every member of the family has a different favourite place or activity at Gleneagles and we see the same families returning year after year, until the children are bringing their own children.

What is there to do in the area?
If you can manage to work your way through all the activities on offer on site – from spa to golf, to shooting, falconry, horse-riding, gun-dog training, falconry, fishing, swimming, cycling, tennis, pitch n putt, and still have energy left, then Gleneagles is only an hour from Glasgow and Edinburgh and so makes a perfect base for exploring Scotland. Perthshire itself is a beautiful county with tranquil glens, ancient forests and amazingly well preserved castles and country homes. Adventure tourism is booming with water sports, mountain activities, bungee jumping, canyoning, flying and much more on offer locally. Edinburgh, much of which is a UNESCO world heritage site, and home to the Edinburgh Festival, is a must visit whenever you stay, and cosmopolitan Glasgow, host venue to the 2014 Commonwealth Games, is equally close. Stirling Castle is also a short drive away to the south and is one of the oldest and most historically important castles in Scotland.

What kind of breakfast do you offer?
The Gleneagles breakfast is legendary! We offer a huge range of buffet food, and also a cook-to-order menu, available in the Long Dining Room in the Strathearn Restaurant and also by room service.

Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally?
We have four restaurants in-house:
1) The Strathearn is one of the last great formal dining rooms, with a theatre of food on offer, where salmon is carved and steak flambéed at your table. The focus is on using the best local produce to create a menu inspired by the flavours of France and Scotland.
2) Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles offers an exclusive dining experience. The restaurant holds not one, but two of the highly coveted Michelin Stars, earned through Andrew’s exciting and inspiring culinary style – combining the best of produce and skill to create the ultimate dining experience.
3) Less formal dining is available in DESEO. Serving a range of flavours from Spain, Italy and Greece as well as some family favourites, the menu caters for all tastes and moods. It also boasts a range of steaks and cuts of meat, all expertly chosen. You can select your cut from our ‘Meats of Gleneagles’ book, or have one of our chefs recommend one.
4) The Dormy Clubhouse Bar and Grill offers a more relaxing atmosphere with less formal sittings; its distinctive bar and grill style allows for a variety of options. Located overlooking the 18th Greens of both The Kings and The Queens courses, it serves an all-day menu inspired by great modern bar food.

Afternoon tea is also served daily in The Bar.

Which are your most popular room types, and why?
Our Estate Rooms which have rooms over the grounds and gardens are probably the most popular, for special occasions and families our Whisky Suites are firm favourites.

What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers?
For the discerning traveller Gleneagles offers a wealth of opportunities for exploration, both within the resort itself and in the wider area.”

Other reviews

Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire: Telegraph Review

Gleneagles, in Auchterarder, Perthshire, is a luxury hotel offering championship golf courses, an excellent choice of restaurants, understated interiors and a wide range of activities.

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Facilities

Restaurant
Andrew Fairlie Restaurant is the only establishment in Scotland with two Michelin stars.
Spa
Top Notch spa facilities
Child friendly
Great facilities for children of all ages with organised activities and childcare available.
In room DVD
Family Suites
Bar
Wedding license
Bicycles available
Rooms with balcony/terrace
Fireplace
Shops
Parking
Towelling robes
Safe
Conference facilities
Business Centre
Kids Club
Games room
Free wifi
Walking distance restaurants
Outdoor dining
Sit-out Terrace
Billiard/pool table
Private dining room
Bicycle hire
Massage
Cots available
Meeting Room
Hairdresser/Beauty Salon
Sauna/Steam
Internet
Good wine list
Pet friendly
Gym
Garden
Swimming Pool
Outdoor and Indoor Pool
Self catering to rent
Sitting Room
Wifi
In room music system
Satellite / Cable TV
Concierge
Hot Tub
Suites
Disabled access
24 Hour room service
Room service
Air conditioning

Activities

Riding
Superby equipped equestrian school on site.
Other Activities
Shooting, fishing, falconry, gun dog training, off road driving to name a few!
Golf
Three championshire courses and PGA National Golf Academy on site.
Trekking
Archery
Mountain biking
Wine tasting
Cycling
Cycle paths around the hotel grounds.
Fishing
Great walks
Tennis
Sights nearby
Birdwatching
Tennis coaching
Designer Shopping
Wildlife Area

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Recommended for

Spa
Top Notch spa facilities
Riding
Superby equipped equestrian school on site.
Restaurant
Andrew Fairlie Restaurant is the only establishment in Scotland with two Michelin stars.
Golf
Three championshire courses and PGA National Golf Academy on site.
Child friendly
Great facilities for children of all ages with organised activities and childcare available.
Views
Stunning views over the surrounding countryside
Other Activities
Shooting, fishing, falconry, gun dog training, off road driving to name a few!
Country Escape
Romantic Break
Active Holiday
Foodies
Families
Spa breaks

Activities

Trekking
Archery
Mountain biking
Wine tasting
Cycling
Cycle paths around the hotel grounds.
Fishing
Great walks
Tennis
Birdwatching
Tennis coaching
Designer Shopping
Wildlife Area
Sights nearby

Other highlights

Rooms with balcony/terrace
Wedding license
Family Suites
Conference facilities
Kids Club
Free wifi
Good wine list
Sit-out Terrace
Outstanding location
Pet friendly
Gym
Self catering to rent
Luxury
Traditional
Disabled access
5* Luxury

Hotel size

206 rooms, 26 suites
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