Spent 3 nights at Fonab Castle as a birthday treat. Took my brother with me and I stayed in a Superior King room in the Castle whilst my brother stayed in a King Room in the modern annex. Upon arrival we were greeted by the receptionist and given our key cards.
A concierge carried our luggage and escorted each of us to our respective rooms and explained the features of the room's many amenities including Smart TV, Nespresso machine, Bluetooth docking station to name but a few.
The setting is magnificent, on the banks of Loch Faskally and its proximity to the nearby dam means that it is just a short walk to Pitlochry town centre.
We stayed B&B but decided to eat each night in the Brasserie restaurant. The food each night and each morning was faultless and the staff struck just the right balance between being attentive without being intrusive. Both the Brasserie restaurant and the upstairs lounge have a magnificent view out over Loch Faskally and after a fine meal you can sit and relax in the lounge whilst watching the sunset over the Loch.
The Sandemans Fine Dining restaurant was unfortunately not open during our stay as it is not open on a Sunday, Monday or Tuesday night and this was a little disappointing as it would have been nice to have experienced the fine cuisine, however, what we did have in the Brasserie restaurant was I have already said - faultless.
The mattresses in all rooms were a little softer than what I am used to but when I brought this to the attention of the receptionist she was able to arrange for housekeeping to add a memory foam mattress topper. Whilst this helped a little, the bed was still a little on the soft side but I am used to sleeping on an extra firm bed.
My only other little gripe was that in the Castle Room (#201) the WiFi signal was a little in and out but I was able to use the WiFi facility in communal areas of the hotel and also in my brother's room and so this was just a minor negative issue.
The Health Spa is currently under construction with an October 2014 completion date and I would definitely be interested in returning to the hotel again when this is fully open.
- 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