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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Fonab Castle Hotel

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Fonab Castle Hotel
Ranked #3 of 18 Hotels in Pitlochry
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Beauly, Inverness-shire
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“Fantastic place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2014

Pass this hotel regularly on my travels up and down the A9 and been curious to see what it was like. The answer - it's fantastic. The little balcony outside our window gave us the chance to fully appreciate the setting and the views. Sadly we were going out for dinner but had lunch and breakfast and both were excellent. The staff were all delightful and helpful. I don't tend to get very excited about hotel toiletries as I never use them, but they were so stylish they have to get a mention. They weren't just shampoo and shower gel containers - they were beautiful pieces of design.
The whole place was beautiful and they had managed to achieve a combination of traditional and modern which really worked which is very hard to do. Have been raving to people ever since about how good it is and already planning my next trip.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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FonabCastleHotel, Manager at Fonab Castle Hotel, responded to this review, 9 May 2014
Good morning.

Thank you for the excellent review.

The Thierry Mugler toiletries are amazing, so much so that i bought a case when we first opened for my own personal use!!

The staff are really great from Housekeeping, to Reception & Concierge, to Kitchen and our Food and Beverage team - all first class and i'm pleased that you enjoyed the service provided.

We look forward to seeing you again.

Best regards,

Gary White
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014 via mobile

Stayed at this amazing hotel, wow the building is set in the most beautiful setting and no expense is spared on the quality inside and out. The staff were very friendly and could not do enough to make our stay amazing. I would highly recommend this luxurious retreat to anyone. The high cost is nothing compared to the level of service and attention to detal that you get from the staff and surroundings well worth every penny. Will definetly be back.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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FonabCastleHotel, Manager at Fonab Castle Hotel, responded to this review, 9 May 2014
Good morning.

Thank you for your kind review. Its pleasing to see that you enjoyed the hotel and the services provided throughout. We work very hard to ensure we appeal to all and its great to see that this has shone through in your review.

We look forward to welcoming you back again,

Best regards,

Gary White
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

Took my husband as a surprise for his birthday. Also took my westie hamish. The room was fantastic, the attention to detail unbelievable. Just great to be able to open the patio and take our dog straight out to the grass. Didn't eat dinner in the hotel as obviously could take my dog into the restaurant. Didn't want to leave him on his own. Now I understand that perfectly but I think it would be great for us dog lovers to have a public area we could go to with them ( just a suggestion) may I also suggest it would be a nice touch to have some treats for the dogs that stay as I seen quite a few. This is not a complaint as the stay was wonderful. I took a 'selfie' photo of my husband and I and the dog in the fonab bathrobes to which I friend if mine suggested a robe for the dog would be cool but I think that might be a stage too far! Lol all in all an amazing experience I would love to stay again when your spa us open. If it's anything like the hotel it will be fabulous! Thank you

  • Stayed April 2014
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FonabCastleHotel, Manager at Fonab Castle Hotel, responded to this review, 9 May 2014
Good morning PamF.

Thank you for your review. We are pleased to read about your visit and your suggestions for Hamish and dogs alike. We are looking into having doggy treats and other we surprises for dogs when they come to stay - unfortunately though, i don't think it includes robes for dogs.

Its a shame you didn't eat dinner, we could have set you up a nice wee table in your room and brought rooms service from the full a la carte menu. Maybe next time.

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Gary White
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

Stayed for one night in room 602 and loved it. It was very very clean, bed was very comfortable and had a balcony with a brilliant view. Food in the brasserie was great and breakfast was the best I've ever had in a hotel. The decor throughout is stylish and the bar upstairs is a lovely place to sit and sip a wee beverage! Will return.

Room Tip: Second floor with a view over the loch. 602 has a balcony and a neighbour only on one side, great vi...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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FonabCastleHotel, Manager at Fonab Castle Hotel, responded to this review, 9 May 2014
Good morning.

Thank you for the great review. Viktorija and her team work extremely hard to ensure the Hotel is spotless and really your review is a great credit to the Housekeeping Team. Thank you.

Room 602 is my favourite in the whole hotel with the view straight down Loch Faskally towards Killiecrankie, so i am glad you enjoyed it. The lounge is spectacular and recently won Bar of The Year in it's regional heats at the Scottish Hotel Awards.

We look forward to hopefully seeing you again.

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Gary White
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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2014 via mobile

Just returned home from a fantastic stay at Fonab Castle. We were only at the hotel for one night but will certainly be back again. Everything about the hotel, from the rooms to the staff to the food was first class. Can't wait to visit again especially once the spa is open.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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FonabCastleHotel, Manager at Fonab Castle Hotel, responded to this review, 9 May 2014
Good morning AlisonM.

Thanks for the review. Its great to see that you enjoyed the food, rooms and the service provided by the team.

We look forward to seeing you again.

Best regards,

Gary White
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2014

Just back from an amazing two nights at Castle Fonab. Wonderful hotel and setting. The staff could not have been any nicer. We enjoyed it so much I've just booked again for the end of May to celebrate my daughter' first wedding anniversary. Well worth a visit.

Room Tip: Loved room 607 facing the loch
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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FonabCastleHotel, Manager at Fonab Castle Hotel, responded to this review, 9 May 2014
Good morning!!

Thank you for your review.

Its great to see that you were well looked after by our team and that your enjoyed it so much you're coming back.

We shall see you at the end of the month!

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Gary White
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014 via mobile

Such a friendly hotel. Good food in wonderful surroundings. Beautiful decor and high quality feel to everything. Beyond all that, however, it is the fabulous views that make this place special. Call in for coffee if you are walking round Faskally - so reasonably priced, including a shortbread biscuit and views to die for! April is a great time of year for visibility through the trees and autumn/winter are probably spectacular too. Huge picture windows look out over Pitlochry and beyond. Or sit outside in the sunshine on the terrace and take in a vista beyond compare. The tourist crowds seem to stop short at the Festival Theatre but keep going up and park right outside the hotel if you don't fancy the walk. Well worth a visit and probably even better to stay there! Another time ...

Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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FonabCastleHotel, Manager at Fonab Castle Hotel, responded to this review, 9 May 2014
Good morning.

Thank you for your review of Fonab Castle. The views across Loch Faskally and Ben Y Vrackie are stunning and the decor withing the Brasserie, Lounge and outdoor terrace has been done with this in mind.

We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to Highland Perthshire.

Kind regards,

Gary White
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Property: Fonab Castle Hotel
Address: Foss Road, Pitlochry PH16 5ND, Scotland
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Perth and Kinross > Pitlochry
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Pitlochry
#3 Luxury Hotel in Pitlochry
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — Fonab Castle Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 26 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 Spa at Fonab is our brand new Spa offering a host of pampering and relaxation experiences. With Thermal Suite, Jacuzzi, swimming pool, treatment rooms and nail bar and pedicure. We look forward to welcoming you to a unique experience. ... more   less 
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