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Fonab Castle Hotel

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#5 of 18 hotels in Pitlochry
Location
4.9
Cleanliness
4.8
Service
4.7
Value
4.3
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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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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
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
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
VIP room facilities
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Romanian
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4.5 of 5 bubbles4,215 reviews
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Fonab Castle Hotel garners admiration for its blend of comfort and luxury, nestled in a serene, picturesque setting that many guests find ideal for tranquility. The rooms, often described as spacious and well-equipped, offer stunning views, though a few guests have expressed concerns regarding cleanliness and noise. While the hotel's amenities, including a sumptuous spa and diverse dining options, earn praise, some visitors consider the pricing steep, questioning the value. Service is generally highlighted as warm and attentive, despite occasional reports of inefficiencies.
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Comfortable
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Expensive
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Graham F wrote a review Apr 9
Scotland35 contributions51 helpful votes
Recently stayed for one night in a loch view room in the main part of the hotel. Everything about the hotel is first class from the greeting of the concierge from when you first arrive to the quality of the food. The concierge team in particular make every effort to make you feel special. The view from the room and the lovely lounge space were spectacular. The vegetarian dinner that we had was excellent with a reasonable selection of options. The breakfast offered a wide selection of continental and cooked options that were all made to order. We did not partake of the spa treatments but use was made of the small gym that had a treadmill and other standard equipment. The 15m pool was quiet and there are numerous hot tubs for you to enjoy. If you are looking for a relaxing break in a beautiful location, I strongly recommend Fonab Castle.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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DonsBedfordshire wrote a review Apr 2
Bedfordshire77 contributions42 helpful votes
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The staff are absolutely fantastic, personable and friendly…. Receptionists, Davey and Arthur, the concierges, Ivana a waitress, Darcy in the bar and Jamie in the Sandemans to name a few are an absolute credit to the hotel. From Darcy’s cocktails and Jamie’s knowledge of wine, you can’t go wrong. The food is tasty, although our main course in the Brasserie on the first night could have been warmer. The Sandeman fine dining was lovely, would recommend it with the wine pairing. The room is comfortable and spacious although it could be cleaner for a 5 star hotel… the walls are marked in areas and the carpet could be hoovered better… but he Nespresso machines etc are a good touch. The SPA could be better but then we were told that this is being done in a few months time. Walks around the area are lovely, plenty of routes which are scenic and enjoyable.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Jacqueline wrote a review Apr 2
Edinburgh, United Kingdom88 contributions60 helpful votes
Beautiful location, large well furnished, well equipped rooms with luxurious bed linen. Fabulous views. On the other hand the bathrooms could have been cleaner. My daughter found a used contact lense and hairs which was unpleasant. Other than that, the food is good, breakfast very good and staff efficient and friendly. Would recommend private dining pod. As for the spa, again it’s looking a bit tired, pool area and jacuzzi worn around the edges and lacklustre. Only one spa treatment available on the day so as we had three women in group we could t enjoy getting our nails done together. Another tip would be to modernise the Spa products to something recognisable like ESPA or similar. In general I think the hotel will succeed under the new management and I will definitely give it a second visit in a year to see if any improvements have been made. It is 5* but needs to improve to retain this rating in all the areas mentioned. We had a great stay overall which is why it was hard saying anything negative.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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LSCost wrote a review Mar 2024
Glasgow, United Kingdom1 contribution
Stayed for our anniversary on Saturday night and had a great time. Beautiful hotel in a beautiful location, rooms lovely and clean. The food was amazing and possibly one of the nicest meals we’ve had.
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louloub28 wrote a review Mar 2024
Glasgow, United Kingdom14 contributions2 helpful votes
We received the gift of an overnight stay at Fonab Castle as a Christmas gift from our children. Everything was just wonderful. We had a room in the castle, which had a lovely view of the loch. The room was perfect. All of the staff are to be commended - the greeters/concierge services, reception, restaurant, spa and anyone we came across. The friendliness and level of service are second to none. We had dinner and breakfast as part of our stay. The quality of the food cannot be faulted - it is a long time since we ate such beautiful dishes - a true showcase of local produce. We both had a Drift Away massage in the spa, which was just amazing. We loved our stay in Fonab and will definitely be back.
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John M wrote a review Mar 2024
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The staff do all they can to make their guests feel honored and important. We were met at the train station, helped with our luggage and driven to the Castle, where we were greeted at reception as though we were bestowing some great honor on the place by our presence. Our room was of course impeccable and spacious with stunning views. We dined at the brasserie where the meals were so delicious and wonderfully presented that I strain to imagine what dining at Sandeman's must be like. All the staff we encountered comported themselves with an evident pride and satisfaction to be of service to guests in such an elegant place. Yes, the Castle is costly, but you really do get every penny's worth!
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David R wrote a review Mar 2024
Menstrie, United Kingdom64 contributions61 helpful votes
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Here on our annual visit having been coming now for 10 years. Room amazing. Spa amazing. Treatment amazing. Sandemans 7 course tasting amazing. Cocktails amazing. Breakfast amazing. Staff amazing. A special mention to the two door men who always give you the nicest welcome and take an interest in your stay actually sang happy birthday to my wife as we walked in. Also, the sommelier is the most welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable member of staff I’ve encountered at any hotel. He went absolutely above and beyond for us which only added to our incredible meal. Staff like him make hotel stays memorable. Another fantastic stay on our tenth year coming here. If you’re thinking of booking, do it as it’s simply the best.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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JR wrote a review Mar 2024
County Down, United Kingdom8 contributions2 helpful votes
From the minute you enter the tree lined driveway you can see this is a very impressive castle hotel. The building itself is beautiful and the surround is breathtaking. Stunning views from bistro and from lounge. Check in is seamless, welcoming and friendly. Concierge is just as welcoming and eager to show off the castle, highlighting all areas and explain its history. Our Woodland suite was generous and cosy. Very pleasant lounge with sofa, TV, coffee machine and bathroom; separate bedroom (another bathroom) with comfortable bed. Breakfasts outstanding. Evening meal in bistro excellent as was lunch with some guests on our second day. Our whole experience was faultless. Staff amazing - friendly, approachable, helpful and eager to make you feel that nothing is too much trouble. Thank you. Fabulous stay.
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Carole W wrote a review Mar 2024
Paisley, United Kingdom21 contributions33 helpful votes
Not sure why we have never been here before! Gorgeous hotel, main restaurant has the most amazing view over the loch and Ben Vrackie. Food is exceptional, and especially so in the fine dining restaurant which is very special. Staff without question were all very down to earth and service was immaculate throughout. Spa was lovely although some of the jacuzzi pools were a bit cold. Massage was excellent. Surrounding countryside is walkers dream. Will be back!
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Trevor D wrote a review Mar 2024
Wishaw, United Kingdom11 contributions8 helpful votes
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We attended a wedding here and spent 1 night at the hotel. It’s an amazing location with excellent staff. The concierge at the front door was so friendly and made us feel as if we were regulars and even friends. The room with loch view was delightful and the breakfast was fantastic with great attentive staff. Bar staff the night of the wedding were so helpful and no request was refused. Highly recommended. The hotel looks great inside and out. If there was 1 thing I would love to see is more outside seating, benches in the grounds as I like to take a stroll and have a seat and ponder life while just relaxing.
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$360 - $463 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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 Pitlochry Dam Power Station And Fish Ladder (0.07 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 The Bridge Restaurant, Fern Cottage Restaurant, and Victoria's 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, and Romanian.