The Gleneagles Hotel is a magnificent ‘French chateau’ set amid gently rolling hills in the heart of Scotland. Established in 1924, the hotel was soon acclaimed ‘the palace in the glens’ and continues to attract those in search of rest, relaxation and exhilaration. There are 232 rooms in the hotel, including 26 sumptuous luxury suites. Each room is individual in design and layout, with the amenities and thoughtful touches expected of a five red star resort. Guests can choose a traditional or modern approach to interior design. Hospitality is the heart of the Gleneagles experience. Four restaurants set the highest culinary standards, including Scotland’s only two Michelin stars in Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles. Elegant bars and public spaces encourage intimate conversation and quiet contemplation. Outdoors, Gleneagles makes the most of its 850 acres. Three championship golf courses are among the very best in the world; The King’s, The Queen’s and The PGA Centenary, host venue for the Ryder Cup 2014. Other outdoor leisure pursuits include shooting, fishing, falconry, off-road driving and horse riding, as well as swimming in The Club’s two indoor pools.
Gleneagles is one of the world’s grand resorts. Yet each and every one of its 232 luxury bedrooms and 26 suites has the individuality of an intimate hotel. Choose from traditional or modern interiors, many with fine open views over the hotel grounds.
These beautifully appointed inner-facing rooms may be the most compact, but they’re certainly not short of style or luxury.
Choose from larger, inner-facing rooms or slightly smaller rooms with views over the hotel grounds. Fresh flowers, elegant, spacious bathrooms and modern amenities complete this most relaxing of pictures.
The quintessential Gleneagles experience, the Estate rooms offer wonderful views over grounds, gardens and the wider Perthshire countryside. With king-sized beds, generous space and modern amenities, it’s little wonder they are our most popular rooms.
Dining is an essential part of the Gleneagles experience. Inspired by the pick of field, wood, river and sea, our menus are bursting with flavour and imagination. From the grand formality of The Strathearn to the bustling vibe of Deseo, from the Michelin Star magnificence of Andrew Fairlie to the clubby ambience of The Dormy Bar & Grill, we have a restaurant to suit all tastes and occasions.
With two Rosettes to its name, The Strathearn serves classical French/Scottish dishes in an atmosphere that recalls the glamour of the hotel’s art deco origins. From mountain lamb to game off the moor, aged beef to smoked salmon carved and flambéed at your table, each dish has been lovingly prepared by a dedicated team of award-winning chefs. The refined setting encourages you to dress for dinner but jackets and ties are not essential. A recent refurbishment has created a more intimate dining experience for The Strathearn, while losing none of the room’s famous grandeur.
This vibrant dining experience brings a real flavour of the Mediterranean menu to Perthshire. Designed like a bustling food emporium, Deseo is full of fresh ingredients and tempting aromas. Your Deseo experience might be a beautiful steak, a perfectly grilled fish, tapas or pizza – whatever you want, served your way. Food inspired by the world, ingredients sourced in Scotland.
Andrew Fairlie is one of Scotland’s most celebrated chefs and, with two Michelin stars, his exquisite restaurant is a sumptuous setting for a meal that will live long in the memory. Trained in the southwest of France, Andrew oversees a menu that blends the best in French and Scottish cooking, with an emphasis on outstanding ingredients from the Parisian markets and fine suppliers closer to home. A highlight among many on both a la carte’ and degustation’ menus is Andrew’s signature smoked lobster, its intense smokiness coming from a twelve-hour infusion over whisky barrels.
The Dormy Bar & Grill:
Fresh from a major renovation, The Dormy Clubhouse Bar & Grill is a wonderful place to sample a menu full of delicious surprises. Beautifully appointed, with a choice of distinctive seating areas, the Dormy offers an all-day menu built around modern bar food classics and spicy selections from the restaurant’s own tandoor oven. A central open fire and elegant soft furnishings encourage you to linger the whole day through. With fine views over the 18th holes of both the King’s and Queen’s courses, The Dormy is perfect for golfers and non-golfers alike.
On The Map: Auchterarder is locasted in Central Scotland. The town can be reached via the A9 road, which connects the major cities of Stirling to the southwest, and Perth to the northeast.
Auchterarder is a small town located north of the Ochil Hills in Perth and Kinross, Scotland, and home to the famous Gleneagles Hotel. The 1.5 mile long High Street of Auchterarder gave the town its popular name of “The Lang Toun” or Long Town. In the Middle Ages, Auchterarder was known in Europe as ‘the town of 100 drawbridges’, a colourful description of the narrow bridges leading from the road level across wide gutters to the doorsteps of houses. The name appears in a charter of 1227 in a grant of land transaction to the Convent of Inchaffray. The Jacobite Earl of Mar’s army torched the town in 1716, but it quickly rose to prominence again thanks mainly to the handloom industry. In 1834, a controversy over patronage in the selection of a parish minister was the first in a chain of events which would ultimately lead to the 1843 schism in the Church of Scotland. The remains of this church – the tower – have recently been renovated, and there is a plaque explaining what the church used to look like.