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Reviewed yesterday NEW

When I booked this place the photos and price led me to believe it would be a luxury trip. The building itself and the rooms looked quite old and outdated. The room was clean but the furniture, carpets and decor was very old and it looked worn out.

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Edinburgh
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed in 'Lodge' lovely big rooms comfortable and stunning views over gardens and over to Loch. Although it is a 4pm check-in (Yes 4pm!) we managed into our room earlier thanks to help of staff all very helpful. Didn't have breakfast as we self catered. Kitchen lovely with all utensils plates/cutlery you will need. Probably will return maybe once weather...

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Ayr, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were staying in a B&B nearby and needed a quick bite to eat, as we'd been working all day and travelled 2 hours to get to Kinlochard. We ate in the Bistro. Food was very average, and the side orders were a rip off in our opinion. Seasonal vegatables was basically a stew pack for £4, and onion rings...

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Thank JoyofFood61
Linlithgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have visited this hotel before a few years ago and saw a deal so revisited. My husband and I were not disappointed as it still has a very good standard. Our room was massive but too the side which was fine for us. There is a bistro bar above the pool which is very comfy but has gaming room...

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Thank Angela E
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Yep, a beautiful setting and that's where the wow factor ends. The lodges are nice & a good size but require a deep clean as there is a staleness which I'd imagine us there due to them catering for smokers in the past. The swimming pool, jacuzzi, steam room & sauna were on the cold side there didn't seem to...

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Thank jackieashworth
Paris, France
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very nice room in this big hotel which is situated in a fabulous location, surrounded by nature and lochs. The swimming pool was very large, with a fitness center. Breakfast was OK in a very nice room with amazing views on the loch. We do recommend this hotel for families. The only bad point was that some rooms were being...

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Thank Olivier D
Ayrshire
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here for one night, one night was enough. After staying in other MacDonald hotels this was a great disappointment. It's a lovely hotel and in lovely setting. It's over heated and badly organised. We arrived at two pm to be told brusquely we were too early. It was 3.40 before we were give our rooms which had a...

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Thank lindaayrshire
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

We didn't stay at the hotel but had spa access as part of.our accommodation up the road. All I can say is I know council leisure centres that are nicer than this spa! Women's changing room was like a school sports hall changing room, rubbish, discarded swimming costumes/goggles lying around, lockers missing keys, missing the safety pins to attach keys...

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Thank LauraEWD
Dundee, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Lovely warm welcome from the staff at reception and our room was very comfortable. we had our evening meal included in our stay which was very well done and the steak was amazing. Only down side to the stay was our breakfast....the full Scottish breakfast was below standard for a hotel of this size and star. My partner was really...

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Thank jgow87
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had requested the room we had 3 weeks earlier on our last stay. The hotel had 21 days to contact us to say that room was unavailable they never did not a major problem but why put request box on their booking page and then ignore requests. The manager very nice and made up for it. The room was nice...

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Andrew D, General Manager at Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, sorry to read that you had some problems in the restaurant. I will certainly discuss those with the team. I can assure you that we do not view any of our guests as a captive market and care very much about the quality we deliver, all of the comments and feedback are taken very seriously and...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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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 

Additional Information about 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
Price Range: €85 - €262 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 55
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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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“Ask for loch view”
 of 5 bubbles angelae748, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The nice rooms overlook the loch”
 of 5 bubbles lindaayrshire, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Book a suite overlooking the loch. Well worth the additional supplement.”
 of 5 bubbles MAUREENC227, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Room 302 is a nice large room at the front of the hotel with views over the gardens and loch.”
 of 5 bubbles mattpreece87, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms at front for best view”
 of 5 bubbles Ianlivi, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
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