My husband and I walked from the train to Dunkeld house through the main gates and followed the road through the extensive grounds, feeling like we had already made the right decision on location. We booked this hotel as we wanted an escapee from the city, somewhere we could get to on public transport, but that felt a bit removed from the hustle bustle, and the setting was perfect. We arrived to a warm reception, and were checked in with no problem although we were a little early. Our room was on the ground floor. It was a medium size, with all of the basics you need (kettle, TV, hair dryer etc) and had a nice clean bathroom with a bath as well as shower. We were a little disappointed that our window opened onto the car park with little view as we've never booked a spa break in a place like this before, so if we were to return we'd request a room higher up with a view. Also, the bed was a little hard for us, and obviously two singles pushed together as there was a gap down the middle, but that wasn't a big problem. Our package included breakfast, dinner and one lunch in the restaurant. The dinners we had were delicious, and the service outstanding. We enjoyed sitting in the conservatory with a view over the river. Only criticism is that, although we were encouraged to book our stay through spa breaks, at time of paying for dinner each night there was confusion over our package subsidy and we had to send the bill back to be corrected, but they struggled to do it so we felt like we were causing a bit of a scene. The waiting staff were very gracious about it, I just think they need to be informed before as I could see they were so busy and I felt a little embarrassed. Lunch was no problem at all with regards to this, and we thought the included spa lunch menu was very generous.
For us, the setting of the hotel, the brilliant service and the attached spa are what made this stay special. We enjoyed walking in and around the grounds and relaxing in the spa.