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Fonab Castle Hotel

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Foss Road, Pitlochry PH16 5ND Scotland
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#5 of 18 hotels in Pitlochry
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Fonab Castle is a wonderful and historic building on the banks of Loch Faskally, by Pitlochry. It has been transformed by the Clark family into a fabulous and glamorous new 5 Star hotel. The hotel offers 42 bedrooms, including 4 suites and a luxurious Penthouse suite (a number with loch views). The hotel brasserie and lounge provide outstanding vistas of the loch itself and Sandemans, our fine dining restaurant, is a tranquil setting for experiencing exquisite cuisine and fine wines. The Woodland Spa at Fonab offers a host of pampering and relaxation experiences, with Thermal Suite, Jacuzzi, swimming pool, treatment rooms, nail bar and pedicures. We look forward to welcoming you to a unique experience.”
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Foss Road, Pitlochry PH16 5ND Scotland
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Turnhouse Airport54 miSee all flights
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A.Wilson wrote a review Yesterday
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Stayed for two nights in a Loch View Room (around £365 a night) and were quite disappointed by the standards here. Kept being asked "Can I help you?" as if they wondered what we were doing there. We are a young family and perhaps not the usual clientele but it's not the most welcoming. The views are outstanding and the food is pretty much fine dining in both eateries (no real alternative), however what really spoiled the stay was the filthy shower head in our room (see pic). There really is no excuse for that and shocking for a 5 star hotel! Mentioned on check out as it was the only time we were asked how our stay was and Manager apologised; nothing offered by way of compensation. I think we'll stick to Gleneagles in future! Wouldn't recommend to family or friends...
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: Alternative to Loch view is car park from what I could tell
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b51x9jjh4c wrote a review Sep 19
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The staff are very attentive, grounds well maintained, the roaming chickens were lovely! We stayed in a loch view lodge and the room was huge along with the bathroom - 2 person shower and deep sunk bath. Bed was massive and comfy and the balcony was very nice to enjoy a drink out on. We dined in the brasserie rather than fine dining restaurant but even the brasserie felt fine dining to us! Breakfast choices are plentiful, continental, cooked, cereals, fruit etc. Overall a very nice stay
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CharleyBear wrote a review Sep 19
Edinburgh, United Kingdom272 contributions113 helpful votes
Having stayed at the Castle 2 or 3 times a year since it opened, it's sad to say it's lost its sparkle. Prices have rocketed and not in line with the service. Bar prices are astronomical - although the barman is very good. One of the concierge is dismal - and is not a good promoter of the hotel. Don't offer a milk "service" if you can't deliver within a reasonable timescale. Staff are hard working but there seems to be lack of training or something. Restaurant prices are high and you don't always get what you asked for - ie chateuabriand came as 2 bits of fillet steak - not exactly how a chateaubriand should be delivered and at the price it should have been brought to our table and carved / served. Not on this occasion it was plonked on a plate. Staying at the hotel for one night you are likely not to see the "cracks" but staying 4 or 5 you certainly do. Maybe the owners Mr & Mrs Clark should make more appearances - they did in the past. You never even see the general manager like you did when Joanne was there. Although we love the hotel and the view - sorry to say there are plenty other places to go to - so it may be a while before we return.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Room Tip: Rooms facing the loch are the best.
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David H wrote a review Sep 16
York, United Kingdom6 contributions3 helpful votes
Just misses the mark in every way - food, service and room. Would be a great review if 4 star but not for a 5 star. Just really about value for money. Examples - dark bathroom, scalding water, inadequate drawer space, rude room service, no changing room in spa etc.
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Janis T wrote a review Sep 16
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Check in was efficient and a hostess showed us around the hotel en route to our room which was in the original castle. Our room was a good size and extremely comfortable with a partial view of the river Tummel. If we required fresh milk for our tea we had only to ring down and a kilted gentleman delivered it! We also had a coffee machine. The bathroom was a great size and had a large walk in shower, although the water pressure in this was a little lacking. Lovely fluffy towels and gorgeous toiletries. The bar and public lounge was very elegant. The barman was very knowledgeable and helpful. We had dinner in the dining room and the food and service were both tip top. Breakfast was also good. My husband used the pool and jacuzzi. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back again. Just what we expected from a hotel of this calibre.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fonab Castle Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Fonab Castle Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Pitlochry Festival Theatre (0.3 miles), Heathergems (0.5 miles), and Robertsons of Pitlochry (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Fonab Castle Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at Fonab Castle Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Fonab Castle Hotel?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Fonab Castle Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurant at Knockendarroch, Escape Route Cafe, and Hettie's Tearoom.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Fonab Castle Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a sauna, and locker rooms available in the fitness center during their stay.
Is Fonab Castle Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Pitlochry.
Are any cleaning services offered at Fonab Castle Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Fonab Castle Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Fonab Castle Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Fonab Castle Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, Romanian, and Finnish.