We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa

Show Prices
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

1,949 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,911: English reviews
Start your review of Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa
 Click to rate
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After climbing Ben Lomond my husband and I stayed here with our dog. We loved our stay. It was very relaxed and the staff were brilliant and so friendly even with our dog who we find not to be welcome in places as hes a German Shepherd but this was not the case here all the staff were very accommodating...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Hannah E
Dalkeith, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

My wife and I stayed at the Forest hills mid April and must say we had a brilliant time from start to finish , we had a suite room 301 and lived it, the dining experience was also great with particular attention to Adrian who made our eating experience perfect as was he .

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Granti999
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a 1 night stay, very friendly staff in both reception and the staff serving food, the room we had was 203, fantastic views of the Loch, very large and spotlessly clean, comfortable bed and good shower. Use of the pool, jacuzz and steam room was great after a long walk around the Loch. We had afternoon tea which was...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank PhilP812
Wetherby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived for a 3 night visit and were given keys to BL3 which turned out to be not cleaned properly and was very dated and quite depressing. The check-in staff offered us BL7 which was much nicer and 3 amazing ladies then came, vacuumed it for us and helped move our bags over. The pool, sauna and steam room...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Jim C
Andrew D, General Manager at Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, I'm really pleased to read that you enjoyed your time with us and that we were able to deal with the initial problem. I hope that its not too long until we see you again.

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked last minute for a one night stay on Easter Sunday so I expected the hotel to be busy. We paid for a deluxe room which was big and comfortable but was on the ground floor annex looking into the car park. A shame when there's such a stunning view from the front of the hotel. Again, it was...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Euan M
Andrew D, General Manager at Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Thanks for the review although I am sorry that you did not enjoy your time with us. I appreciate the comments however and I hope that we will see you again soon.

southern USA
Reviewed 1 week ago

My good rating was only for the room. It was large and comfortable with a beautiful water view. The problem area here was the extremely slow service for dinner. The staff was doing their best to keep up, but it was my least favorite dining experience of my week long trip.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank beach110
Andrew D, General Manager at Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, I'm pleased that you enjoyed your time with us overall. Thanks for the feedback regarding dinner, as always we are putting huge efforts into maintaining a high standard and can only hope to achieve that by listening to our guests, thanks again for the comments and I hope that we'll see you again soon.

Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was Easter Friday and a wedding group was preparing in a separate room, so it was busy and the manager probably knew that! The staff were clearly under a lot of pressure and didn't cope well with the amount of people. It took an hour and 15mins to get our starters and they told us they ran out of...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Truegoy
Andrew D, General Manager at Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, I am very sorry to read that you were disappointed with your meal but appreciate the comments. I do hope that this will not put you off returning again in the future.

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

stayed in a lodge which was a little dated but clean and spacious. two generous bedrooms, two shower rooms and a bathroom/jacuzzi/sauna. No wifi in the lodge which disappointed the kids. No mobile reception anywhere which after a day or so becomes a blessing. the food is improved on previous years although the service is mixed from excellent to comedic!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank pmcd12345
Andrew D, General Manager at Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, its very encouraging to read that you enjoyed your time with us and that you were able to get some peace and quiet. I hope that we'll see you again soon.

Dundee, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked overnight spa package. This included choice of spa treatment, dinner, breakfast. Room was lovely and had a great view of the beautiful surroundings. Room looked like it had recently been refurbished and was spotless and comfortable. The Spa treatment, opted for a massage, was great, the facilities were calming, clean and relaxing. The only thing that stopped me giving...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Sheherizad
Andrew D, General Manager at Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, I'm really pleased that you enjoyed your time with us. I do hope that its not too long until we we you again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pros • The views • The rooms are clean & large • Lots to do for famlies & couples • staff very friendly • Spa is Fantastic with lots of treatments available • swimming pool • waterfalls • 4th time here & it gets better & better • very peaceful Cons • swimming pool quite cold • Prices for food...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Kcc1988D
Andrew D, General Manager at Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, thanks for continuing to stay with us and I do hope that we will continue to see you at Forest Hills!

594 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (568)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (176)
Viewed
Dining (27)
Viewed
Room/Suite (49)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (11)
Viewed
View from Room (44)
Viewed
Bathroom (16)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (1)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (3)
Viewed
Other (241)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (26)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (5)
Viewed
Room/Suite (11)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (1)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (8)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Kinlochard
21.1 km away
Cameron House on Loch Lomond
30.8 km away
Knockderry House Hotel
13.6 km away
Lodge on Loch Lomond
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
17.7 km away
Roman Camp Hotel
Roman Camp Hotel
#1 of 6 in Callander
383 reviews
14.1 km away
Best Western Buchanan Arms Hotel & Leisure Club
12.1 km away
The Lake of Menteith Hotel
The Lake of Menteith Hotel
#1 of 1 in Port of Menteith
638 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • 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: RM611 - RM1,609 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 55
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, Orbitz, Hotwire, Travelocity, Cancelon, Priceline, TripOnline SA, Evoline ltd, getaroom.com and HotelQuickly so you can book your Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel Aberfoyle
Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel And Resort
Macdonald Forest Hills Aberfoyle
Forest Hills Hotel
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa staff and other travellers.
23 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (23)

Questions? Get answers from Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Try to get one of the rooms with a balcony. Stunning views!”
Chandalf, 4 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Dog friendly as well.”
88royg, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Avoid the lodges as you pay a premium and not worth the money , especially due to coldness and damp.”
jackpJ9809AX, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Pay extra for a Loch view”
EdinburghDonald, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“£20 extra for Saturday, £30 for superior room”
45years, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
5 of 5