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Foss Road, Pitlochry PH16 5ND Scotland
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
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#4 of 17 hotels in Pitlochry
Location
4.9
Cleanliness
4.8
Service
4.7
Value
4.3
Travelers' Choice
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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Free shuttle or taxi services
Electric vehicle charging station
Valet parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Special diet menus
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Salon
Steam room
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
VIP room facilities
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Modern
Mountain View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Finnish, Romanian
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Lorna H wrote a review Yesterday
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Fonab Castle is in a beautiful setting with great views but for us lacked a bit of authenticity. The food was good, the room spacious and clean though the bathroom was a bit dated. The room got quite hot as no a/c. Spa not quite 5 star but the masseuse was brilliant. All the staff were lovely and helpful. Just felt the decor and facilities on the whole were slightly short of 5 star. Slightly disappointed for the money spent.
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Nicbut wrote a review Yesterday
Grangemouth28 contributions42 helpful votes
Loved the hotel, room, location and the staff were lovely, however it is very expensive, and with that level of price there is an expectation. Therefore the niggles we had were annoying. Paper scraped off the wall in the bedroom, door broken to the outside seating area in the lounge, breakfast was cold, wasn't allowed to get a glass brought to our room, furniture on balcony was poor quality. Our dinner in the brasserie was nice, not amazing and not representative of the price. In summary, very relaxing break in a lovely hotel, but very expensive which caused us a few niggles.
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Jaimie M wrote a review Jun 27
Inverness, United Kingdom8 contributions5 helpful votes
I had booked this hotel for our 7th wedding anniversary and what an incredible experience we had. We were first greeted by Davie the concierge and he couldn't have done more to make us feel more welcomed. He congratulated us on our anniversary, gave us a guided tour of the hotel, and then took our bags up to our room. The room itself was within the Castle and it was just perfect! the bed was super comfortable and the bathroom was very modern with a very large shower. We had afternoon tea in the Brasserie and could not fault it. We were led to our table and promptly offered water; the menu was given and we did not feel rushed. Our server Oliver was very professional and polite. The lady that seated us came back with a tray of chocolates with "Happy Anniversary" written on it with chocolate which was a very lovely and sincere touch. We had dinner in the Brasserie as well and that was perfect. the portions were the perfect amount and full of flavour. the wine recommended by our server complimented our meal perfectly, it really was such a beautiful setting. After dinner, we went upstairs to the bar and the barman was very professional and very informative. the bar itself was decorated just beautifully, perfect place to have a couple of after-dinner drinks! On the day of check out, we headed over to the spa and that place was amazing! The facilities were sublime! the outdoor hot tub in the rain was such a good experience! 100% guarantee that we will be back hopefully very soon!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Sharon O wrote a review Jun 26
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I booked Sandeman’s restaurant 3 weeks prior to our trip to celebrate our 42nd anniversary. When we got there they took us to a table in the Brassiere. I asked if this was Sandeman’s, not understanding what was happening. They confirmed the reservation in writing but refused to honor it as they had overbooked the restaurant. They offered to show us the restaurant we could not eat in which was a real slap in the face. We got up and left and had the most amazing meal and service from the restaurant at Knockendarroth Hotel. Shame on you Sandeman’s.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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grahamritchie481 wrote a review Jun 26
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Thoroughly enjoyed our 3 day at Castle and would recommend a visit for a special occasion The food and service were exceptional and The Castle is very close to Pitlochry with a nice little path to walk in for shopping or entertainment
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Baggers44 wrote a review Jun 23
Copenhagen, Denmark26 contributions5 helpful votes
Fonab Castle is a stunning building in the classic baronial scottish style. It is in a perfect location, on the loch adjacent to Pitlochry's famous salmon ladder. On arrival we were greeted by a perfect caricature Scot dressed head to foot in tartan with a Glaswegian accent that even I (having lived in Scotland for many years) struggled to understand. Our room was what you would expect, but lacked a mini-fridge for our planned picnic lunches. There was no soap dish in the bathroom so the standard hotel soap bar skated around the sink top at will. Little things like his would have made a big difference. We ate in the hotel at Sandemans and indulged in the 7 course taster menu which was excellent and provided a wonderful four hour dining experience. Service was friendly but lacked the sophistication, knowledge and passion for the food that might have made it contender for a Michelin star. We had been planning a stay in a Scottish Castle for many years and Fonab is certainly that. We were disappointed, however, that once inside and when the caricature scotsman had left there was no trace of the history, tradition and culture that might be expected. The high fashion decor has dated a little since the early 2000's. We christened the lift to our room on the 2nd floor "the disco lift" due to the mosaic mirrored walls. Overall the hotel is certainly very good, but lacked a few of touches, and certainly the character that would have made it excellent
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HerbFlorida wrote a review Jun 22
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida95 contributions43 helpful votes
We stayed at Fonab Castle Hotel for one evening as wish we could have stayed longer. Our room overlooked the loch and had windows which opened for some fresh air off the lake. Bedding was very comfortable, and the linens were high quality. The room was also quite large with ample closet space. The bath was also expansive.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Penny A wrote a review Jun 20
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Lovely surroundings with an amazing pool and gym. The front desk girls and the outside guys were amazing. Service was slow with our wine being served after our starter despite x 3 asks. £30 pounds a night for your dog is far too expensive and not at all justified.
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for taking the time to pass on your comments, please accept our sincerest apologies if we have failed to meet your expectations. I am pleased to hear that you found the team to be both welcoming and accommodating. I would like to thank you for bringing your concerns to our attention and hope that one day we may have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Fonab Castle Hotel. Kindest regards
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ase1707 wrote a review Jun 17
Armonk, New York302 contributions342 helpful votes
We could not have had a better stay. Everyone went out of their way to help us and make us feel right at home. This is a fine hotel and rates with the best around the world. I would highly recommend this hotel.
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Thank you for taking the time to pass on your kind comments. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us, and found the team to be both welcoming and accommodating. I hope we will have the great pleasure of welcoming you back to Fonab Castle Hotel in the future. Kindest regards
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Michael R wrote a review Jun 16
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We were greeted as soon as we pulled up in our car by a Scotsman in a kilt who was very helpful and informative, He was very engaging and gave us a true Scottish hospitality welcome. We stayed in the castle and the room was large, very comfortable with a historic feel. It is a great location with fantastic views from the bar and Brassier. Their fine dining restaurant was excellent with great service. We will definitely return on our next trip to Scotland.
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Thank you for taking the time to pass on your kind comments. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us, and found the team to be both welcoming and accommodating, and I'm pleased to hear your enjoyed your evening meal. I hope we will have the great pleasure of welcoming you back to Fonab Castle Hotel in the future. Kindest regards
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PRICE RANGE
$307 - $415 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandPerth and KinrossPitlochry
NUMBER OF ROOMS
42
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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), Robertsons of Pitlochry (0.5 miles), and Heathergems (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 Escape Route Cafe, Restaurant at Knockendarroch, and Fern Cottage Restaurant.
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.