My boyfriend surprised me for our 3 year anniversay by taking us here for an overnight stay. I wasn't sure what to expect at first but I can say that this is one of the best hotels I have ever stayed in. We were warmly greeted upon arrival and were very impressed by a member of staff accompanying us to our car to take our luggage up to our room, upon which he told us of everything the room and hotel had to offer. Our room was in the new part of the hotel (less than a year old) and the decor was sublime, as was the view from the balcony! Everything in the room was state-of-the-art and the bed was one of the most comfortable I have slept in. We were lucky enough to bump into the hotel owner who reserved our preferred table in the Brasserie restaurant for us for dinner that night.
There is a lovely walk around the loch that I would recommend, especially for those that are lucky enough to take their dogs (available for rooms on the ground floor). Pitlochry is only a 5 minute walk away from the hotel, and absolutely charming. The view from the Brasserie was stunning, and throughout dinner our gaze kept turning towards the sunset over the loch - and the food in the Brasserie for dinner was very good and reasonably priced.
One thing not to miss at the hotel is the breakfast in the brasserie, which has been recently voted the best hotel breakfast in Scotland. There is a menu, but it is very flexible and I was encouraged to pick and choose whatever I wanted from it, all of which was delicious!
The best part of our stay, besides the beautiful room and scenery, had to be the staff. All of the staff were so welcoming and personable, and even knew us by name on the second day. The owner of the hotel spoke to many of the guests personally, which you do not see in many hotels! This is a real gem, and has recently been awarded a well-deserved five stars. I cannot recommend this hotel enough. What a wonderful stay!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Fonab Castle Hotel Pitlochry, Scotland