I returned to Forest Hills after a break of nearly ten years. The lodges used to be fitted to the highest spec and were wonderful for family holidays. It is really disappointing to see how things have been allowed to deteriorate with minimal investment in the lodges (despite owners paying £450 each for every week of the year for their upkeep - I would love to know where this money is going as it is certainly not being put back in to the accommodation!) Returning with my own young family now we had to leave after only 2 days. Things started badly when I had to get the vacuum cleaber out to hoover up all the dog hair from a previous resident - I have nothing against dogs but don't want my toddler daughter playing amongst their sheddings. On a trip across to the main hotel the staff found it difficult to make a coffee and it was obvious that the hotel is also suffering. Top prize for grumpiest receptionist in Scotland goes to the 30-something sourpuss behind the desk. The leisure facilities used to revolve around the curling rink which is sadly gone and now although the pool is an improvement the restaurant upstairs has completely lost all its ambience. This place could be so good given its location but all the evidence is that the management just can't be bothered (or can't afford) to maintain reasonable standards. I won't be going back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled within the breath-taking scenery of The Trossachs, Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa provides a luxurious getaway right on your doorstep. Our hotel in Aberfoyle is located just 20 minutes from Stirling, 40 minutes from Glasgow and less than an hour from Edinburgh, offering the perfect retreat from city life. Indulge in award-winning dining in the Garden Restaurant, or enjoy a delicious afternoon tea on the terrace while watching over Lake Ard. Our sumptuous spa is just the thing if you need to relax, with a fabulous selection of Elemis treatments on offer or, for the more adventurous, why not take to the surrounding hills or venture out on to the lake. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel Aberfoyle
- Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel And Resort
- Macdonald Forest Hills Aberfoyle
- Forest Hills Hotel