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Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Kinlochard
Tucson, Arizona
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“Timeshare has seen better days”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014

We just returned from the Forest Hills Resort. We stayed in the timeshare on the property. Beautiful setting on the loch but units in desperate need of updating. No washer/dryer in individual units. Instead we had a huge sauna that went unused. Didn't appreciate having to lug laundry 1/2 mile uphill and then pay 1.2 pounds to wash and same to dry. Units need screens on windows to keep out the thousands of mosquitoes that breed on the lake. Ceiling fans or air conditioning would have been appreciated since there was little airflow with windows closed. Beds were hard and worn out. Living room furniture also broken down and uncomfortable. There were over 8 fire doors in unit that constantly auto closed. All we did was open doors, sweat and scratch our bug bites. Further insulted at check out that we were charged an additional electricity fee! Very disappointed in property and with RCI. Units could be great with some updating and TLC.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014 via mobile

Stayed here through a great deal online for 2 nights mid week.
Double room was massive, and although could do with a little facelift it's evident most of the hotel has been refurbed recently.
Facilities are excellent with a lovely steam room, jacuzzi, pool and sauna which was mostly quiet when we were there. Really lovely.

Staff were very helpful and friendly, and the food in both the main restaurant and bar menu was excellent.


Hotel is right on the loch with beautiful scenery, just a few mins walk is a lovely little tea shop and plenty cycling and waking routes around too.

Would definitely return as we had such a lovely break.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014 via mobile

If you fancy waiting a half hour ploughing your way through pressing various telephone keys in order to reach a person then have a go at booking something. I tried. Got shoved from pillar to post and finally lost the will to give them my money. Apparently the rooms in this 'resort' have no air-conditioning and this time of year there's a problem with flying, biting bugs coming through the open windows. That alone should drop this 'resort' down to 2 stars. The inability to take a reservation? One star.

Stayed June 2014
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Warminster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

Love this hotel, we've returned again, just for the night, and once again we were not disappointed. The staff are all so helpful and welcoming. The rooms are charming and the views excellent. The restaurant was as good as ever,and all the meals delicious. Hopefully we'll be back soon!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

This an hotel plus timeshare resort,the self catering accommodation is luxurious with everything you would expect in first class resort .There are two restaurants ,one is formal the other is a bistro,food was very good in both.
The Resort is set in floral gardens overlooking Loch Ard,it is situated 4 miles from Aberfoyle which has a supermarket and a multitude of small shops.
Opposite the resort entrance is a water sport center sited on the shores of the Loch

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Windermere, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014

Having just returned from a brilliant one night stay, I cannot praise this hotel highly enough, not only for the excellent service they deliver but also the high calibre members of their team. Thank you, and I will be back!!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Alexandria, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

Stayed for 5 days in one of the lodges early May. Our party consisted of 5 adults and the lodge slept 6 albeit one of the beds was a pull down type in the lounge/diner which was a bit of a hassle. Have stayed here several times before and this is the first time we found dirty dishes in the cupboards and a spider's web in the main bedroom that Spiderman would have been proud of. The location is fantastic with great views and plenty of walking and cycling tracks close bye. The wet leisure facilities are good albeit the jacuzzi was not working whilst there. If you like the outdoors this is a great place to stay. "Rafters" which is the bar/lounge/dining area is lacking in atmosphere. We did not dine on site so are unable to comment on the food. Two of our party tried spa treatments which, were not cheap, but very good. All in all a very good short break.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa
Address: Aberfoyle, Kinlochard, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park FK8 3TL, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park > Kinlochard
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Kinlochard
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 55
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled within the breath-taking scenery of The Trossachs, Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa provides a luxurious getaway right on your doorstep. Our hotel in Aberfoyle is located just 20 minutes from Stirling, 40 minutes from Glasgow and less than an hour from Edinburgh, offering the perfect retreat from city life. Indulge in award-winning dining in the Garden Restaurant, or enjoy a delicious afternoon tea on the terrace while watching over Lake Ard. Our sumptuous spa is just the thing if you need to relax, with a fabulous selection of Elemis treatments on offer or, for the more adventurous, why not take to the surrounding hills or venture out on to the lake. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel Aberfoyle
Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel And Resort
Macdonald Forest Hills Aberfoyle
Forest Hills Hotel

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