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4.8 out of 5

"From the moment you arrive you are met by friendly attentive staff always looking to help. The castle and lodge rooms are stunning as are all the spa ... " More

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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they can't get enough of the free breakfast at Fonab Castle Hotel & Spa. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Pitlochry Festival Theatre. Enjoy features like free WiFi in public areas, free valet parking and free train pick-up service. Built in 1892, this 5-star hotel has 34 rooms over 4 floors. Each room includes amenities such as free wired Internet and a pillowtop bed.

  • All rooms offer pillowtop beds, iPod docking stations and 24-hour room service
  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast served daily
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in some public areas
  • Free valet parking
  • For dining with garden views, stop by Fonab Brasserie, one of the property's 2 restaurants
  • Take a swim in the indoor pool or soak in the spa tub
  • Treat yourself to Swedish massages, body treatments or body wraps at the spa
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services and tour or ticket assistance
  • On-site recreation includes a steam room and a sauna
  • Guests have great things to say about the breakfast and the location
  • 9 minutes by foot from Pitlochry Festival Theatre and a 3-minute drive from Bells Blair Athol Distillery
  • Free train station pick-up and train station drop-off shuttle service
  • Dogs welcome for a fee (restrictions apply)
  • Pet-friendly amenities are available, including food and water bowls

Woodland Lodge

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£266* Per night/room 1 Sep - 2 Sep

Castle Signature View Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Loch View Lodge Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Penthouse

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Woodland Superior Lodge

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Castle Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Fonab Castle Hotel & Spa ratings based on 6 verified reviews

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Guest reviews for Fonab Castle Hotel & Spa

Everyone (2) Couples (3) Family (1)
5 out of 5
From the moment you arrive you are met by friendly attentive staff always looking to help. The castle and lodge rooms are stunning as are all the spa facilities. If you are looking for somewhere special Fonab Castle ticks all the boxes

Posted by on 6 Feb 2020

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5 out of 5
This property has class written all over it. From the attention to detail throughout and from the staff it was a unique experience and a real pleasure to be there.

Posted by on 8 Jan 2020

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4 out of 5
Lovely setting, within walking distance to Pitlochry. Advertised as dog friendly but dog not allowed anywhere other than hotel room which was disappointing.

Posted by on 24 Sep 2019

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5 out of 5
Fantastic hotel well worth a visit , staff and service great .

Posted by on 5 Aug 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 18 Mar 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

4 Apr 2019 by Reception

Thank you

5 out of 5

Beautiful hotel in a great setting.

We arrived about 1pm as we had booked massages, room was ready so we shown up right away to a beautiful room with a fantastic view. Staff were friendly, nothing was too much trouble. Breakfast was exceptional. Would definitely return.

Posted by on 28 Dec 2016

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About the Fonab Castle Hotel & Spa

Location Foss Road, Pitlochry, Scotland PH16 5ND

Property Features

Fonab Castle Hotel & Spa offers its guests a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a spa tub. There are 2 restaurants on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is available daily. Public spaces have free WiFi and wired Internet. You'll find a business centre on site. Event space at this hotel measures 35231 square feet (3273 square metres) and includes conference rooms. A sauna, spa services, and a terrace are also featured at the luxury Fonab Castle Hotel & Spa. A train station pick-up shuttle and A train station drop-off shuttle are free. Free valet parking is available. A complete renovation of Fonab Castle Hotel & Spa was completed in July 2016. This 5-star Pitlochry hotel is smoke free.

  • 34 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • 2 dining venues
  • 35231 sq ft of conference space
  • 3273 sq. m of conference space
  • Built in 1892
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (free)
  • Bar or lounge
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Charging station for electric cars
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Free valet parking

Transport

  • Airport: Edinburgh (EDI) (109.3 km / 67.9 mi)
  • Train station: Pitlochry Station (2.7 km / 1.7 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free train station pick-up; area shuttle within 0.5 miles available for a surcharge
  • Parking: Free valet parking

Room Amenities

Fonab Castle Hotel & Spa offers 34 forms of accommodation with iPod docking stations and espresso makers. Pillowtop beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. A pillow menu is available. 40-inch Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include bathrobes, slippers, designer toiletries and complimentary toiletries. This Pitlochry hotel provides complimentary wired Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers and telephones. Additionally, rooms include a safe and complimentary bottles of water. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis. Amenities available on request include an iron/ironing board.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • iPod dock
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Espresso maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Pillow options
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10 AM.

Fonab Brasserie – Overlooking the garden, this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Sandemans Fine Dining – This fine-dining restaurant only serves dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required. Open selected days.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a sauna.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Game viewing nearby
  • Game drive nearby
  • Waterskiing nearby
  • Safari nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Motor boating nearby
  • Rock climbing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Cave exploring nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Boat tours on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby

Spa Services

The on-site spa has 4 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages and Swedish massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub and a steam room.

The spa is open daily. Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.

  • Number of treatment rooms 4
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Sauna in spa
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Steam room in spa
  • Sports massage
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • In-room accessibility
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business centre

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

24-hour train station shuttle service is available. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Train station transport is offered 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Cots (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: GBP 30.00 per pet, per night
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room
  • Food and water bowls are available
  • Certain rooms only
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmationService animals are exempt from fees.

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Safety features at this property include carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser

Contactless check-out is available

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. For guests' safety, the property includes carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards in all accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property.Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.Contactless check-out is available.Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Car recommended
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Gloves are available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Individually wrapped food options are available through room service
  • Debit cards
  • Gap period enforced between guests' stays 24 hours

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: GBP 30.00 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Castle Fonab
  • Fonab Castle
  • Fonab Castle Hotel
  • Fonab Castle Pitlochry
  • Fonab Hotel
  • Fonab Castle Hotel Pitlochry, Scotland
  • Fonab Castle Hotel Pitlochry
  • Fonab Castle Hotel & Spa Hotel
  • Fonab Castle Hotel & Spa Pitlochry
  • Fonab Castle Hotel & Spa Hotel Pitlochry

You should know

  • Fonab Castle Hotel & Spa offers transfers from the train station. Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation 72 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details.
  • Pool access available from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Reservations are needed for golf tee times, massage services, and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Pets are welcome in specific rooms only, which can be requested by contacting the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).

National Rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.

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