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scotland
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I have just returned from an overnight stay bought by our daughter. She likes to choose places she knows we would love but this has been her best choice ever. The minute we walked in we were greeted by Kitti. She was so pleasant and friendly we had a nice wee chat and got booked in feeling...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hotel is very secluded. It is not good for a home base if you plan to travel to Edinburgh or Glasgow (both are min 1.5 hours away through very tiny one lane 2 direction roads). This is a great place for a summer outdoors trip- just be sure to drive as you will need a car to get to...

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Edinburgh
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This resort is in a beautiful location. The Macdonald resorts website is awful, but we managed to book for a 3 night family stay. Requested to be located near another family also staying but on check-in turned out they were at opposite end of the resort (in fairness this is only a 5 minute walk). We were in the self-catering...

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 The building itself and the rooms looked quite old and outdated.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 1 week ago

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

Thanks for the review. Im pleased to read that your stay was good, I look forward to welcoming you back very soon!

Ayr, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thanks for the review, I'm sorry that you felt the prices were too high, we feel that we are competitive given the quality of produce used but appreciate the feedback nonetheless. I hope that we will see you again if you are staying in the area.

Linlithgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thanks for the review, its great to read that you enjoyed your stay so much. Thanks for staying with us and I hope that it will not be too long until we see you again.

Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thanks for the review, I am pleased to read that there were positives to your stay. We are in the process of upgrading many of our lodges and I hope you will have the chance to enjoy one of them i the future. I hope we see you again soon.

Paris, France
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thanks for the review, Im pleased to read that you enjoyed your time at the hotel. I very much hope that we will see you back at Forest hills very soon.

Ayrshire
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thanks for the review. Its disappointing to read that you did not enjoy your time at Forest Hills as much as you should. I am very sorry of there were any delays in the restaurant and I will speak with the team regarding the card machine as I'm not aware of there being any issue with this. Thanks for passing...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • 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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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Dry Cleaning
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: €88 - €264 (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”
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“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.”
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“Rooms at front for best view”
 of 5 bubbles Ianlivi, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
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