Skip to main content
Beginning of main content

"Beautiful hotel with stunning views and very nice leisure facilities. Excellent sized room which was very clean and well maintained. " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 29 Apr 2018

Enter dates to see availability

Hotel Description

The quiet rooms at Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa get good marks from our customers. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. Features include free WiFi in public areas and free self-parking, plus 2 restaurants. Built in 1904, this 4-star hotel has 55 rooms over 2 floors. All rooms offer free WiFi and digital TV channels.

  • All rooms offer iPod docking stations, 24-hour room service and digital TV
  • Free WiFi
  • Free self-parking
  • Enjoy regional cuisine at The Garden Restaurant, one of the property's 2 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges
  • Full breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Take a swim in the indoor pool
  • Treat yourself to manicures and pedicures, massages or facials at the spa
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage and wedding services
  • On-site recreation includes 2 outdoor tennis courts, a health club and a steam room
  • Guests have good things to say about the accommodation, from cleanliness and overall comfort to nice bathrooms and low noise level
  • Steps from Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park and 7 minutes by car from Aberfoyle Golf Club
  • Dogs welcome for a fee (restrictions apply)

Classic Double Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£63* Per night/room 27 Oct - 28 Oct

Family Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Family Room (Family 3)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Executive Double Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Classic Double Room (Accessible Double)

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive Suite

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa ratings based on 15 verified reviews

Review Summary
3.7 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa

Everyone (11) Couples (3) Family (2)
5 out of 5
Beautiful gardens in a magnificent lochside setting at the edge of thevTrossach hills. Lovely family room with a spectacular view,

Posted by on 14 Jun 2019

Was this review helpful to you?
Comment from Hotel Management

16 Jun 2019 by Duncan Johnston

Dear Guest Many thanks for your 5 out of 5 feedback! We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Yours sincerely Duncan Johnston Resort General Manager

4 out of 5
Room excellent large spacious with very comfy king size bed Crystal glasses and ice bucket Good range of tea and coffee facilities Wifi very good and easy to connect which was good as no signal on mobile Spa facilities excellent good size swimming pool with sauna steam room and jacuzzi. Well equipped gym Bistro closed for winter Hotel expensive for food and drink

Posted by on 27 Mar 2019

Was this review helpful to you?
Comment from Hotel Management

2 Apr 2019 by sw

I'm glad you enjoyed your time with us and thank you for recognising this publicly. I shall tell the team this morning and I'm sure they will be delighted!

3 out of 5
Nothing much unique about the place. Prices were outrageous. My visit was ok at best. Dont think i would ever retuen

Posted by on 26 Feb 2019

Was this review helpful to you?
Comment from Hotel Management

7 Mar 2019 by sw

Thank you for taking the time to make us aware of your experience. I apologise that you found the prices expensive but we are only in line with other four star hotel hotels in the area. We will share your feedback with the team and work to improve so that your next visit is more positive.

5 out of 5

Posted by on 18 Feb 2019

Was this review helpful to you?
Comment from Hotel Management

2 Apr 2019 by sw

Thanks for taking the time to let others know about your experience whilst staying with us – I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay!

5 out of 5
Excellent customer service and very good quality of food.

Posted by on 18 Feb 2019

Was this review helpful to you?
Comment from Hotel Management

7 Mar 2019 by sw

Thank you very much for letting us know that you enjoyed your stay with us. We will discuss your rating with the team later today

4 out of 5
The hotel was lovely, friendly staff, however there was a slight mix up with the room I booked, but was rectified.

Posted by on 15 Oct 2018

Was this review helpful to you?
5 out of 5
Beautiful hotel with stunning views and very nice leisure facilities. Excellent sized room which was very clean and well maintained.

Posted by , from Reading, UK on 29 Apr 2018

Was this review helpful to you?
3 out of 5

Beautiful location, disappointing hotel

Good: Beautiful location with spa facilities and good (expensive) food. If you want to escape the world, this is the place with no other amenities nearby and no phone signal. Bad: musty smell in halls and noise from generator throughout the night Could do better: burnt, dry, tasteless cooked breakfast of which the only good thing was there was little on the plate. A shame because the evening meal was very good.

Posted by , from Cardiff on 17 Mar 2018

Was this review helpful to you?
3 out of 5

Secluded hotel with wonderful scenery

The hotel is in an amazing setting and is a four star. The staff are always friendly but would have hoped for a little entertainment through the festive period. Everywhere is clean and reasonably up to date. We have only ever stayed one day and I’m the winter it would be hard to envisage staying any longer as other than the leisure facilities and a walk it is limited. Overall a nice night away with my wife and two girls.

Posted by , from glasgow on 31 Dec 2017

Was this review helpful to you?
3 out of 5

Dirty and becoming dated in the decor

Windows in bedrooms where so dirty outside and the room was very dusty also the blinds had fallen off the wall. The steam room in the Spa wasn't working along with the Jaccuzi. I've been here several times before but just feel like they've let their standards drop drastically.

Posted by , from Glasgwo on 31 Aug 2017

Was this review helpful to you?

Property Features

Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa offers its guests a full-service spa, outdoor tennis courts, and an indoor pool. There are 2 restaurants on site. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. Public spaces have free WiFi. A health club, a sauna, and spa services are also featured at the business-friendly Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa. Self parking is free. This 4-star Stirling hotel is smoke free.

  • 55 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • 2 dining venues
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • Built in 1904
  • 1 conference room
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Wedding services available
  • Games room or arcade
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers for purchase
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Outdoor tennis courts -2
  • Laundry facilities
  • Arcade/game room
  • Playground on site
  • Free cots/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Glasgow (GLA-Glasgow Intl.) (62.3 km / 38.7 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa offers 55 forms of accommodation with iPod docking stations and complimentary bottles of water. Televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • iPod dock
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Television
  • Digital channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a full breakfast daily from 8 AM to 9:30 AM.

The Garden Restaurant – This fine-dining restaurant specialises in regional cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner.

Rafters Bar and Bistro – This bistro specialises in regional cuisine and serves lunch, dinner and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

Outdoor tennis courts and a health club are featured at the hotel. In addition to an indoor pool, other recreational amenities include a sauna.

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

  • Playground on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Spa Services

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa. Services include deep-tissue massages, facials, body wraps and body scrubs. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy. The spa is equipped with a sauna.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa.

  • Deep tissue massage
  • Sauna in spa
  • Minimum age to access spa is 18
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facial treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 15.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets: GBP 15.00 per pet, per night (maximum GBP 25.00 per stay)
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

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 are 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. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Additional policies and fees may apply when booking more than 7 rooms. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Guests must contact this hotel in advance to reserve a crib (infant bed) or a rollaway bed. Please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

This property charges consumption-based electricity fees. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

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 are 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. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation.

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 18.00 for adults and GBP 12.50 for children (approximately)
  • Pet fee: GBP 15.00 per pet, per night (maximum GBP25.00 per stay)
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 15.0 per night

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

Hotel Names

  • Forest Hills Macdonald Hotel
  • Macdonald Forest
  • Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel
  • Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel Stirling
  • Macdonald Forest Hills Stirling
  • Macdonald Forest Hotel
  • Macdonald Hotel Forest Hills
  • Macdonald Forest Hills & Spa
  • Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa Hotel
  • Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa Stirling
  • Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa Hotel Stirling

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Guests may experience noise disturbance due to nearby construction work.
  • To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact 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.

url importing https://www.ebookers.com/Stirling-Hotels-Macdonald-Forest-Hills-Hotel-&-Spa.h1158093-p2.Hotel-Reviews?rm1=a2&
*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.