Fodor's Expert Review Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel

B829, Kinlochard, Stirling, FK8 3TL, Scotland

This is a traditional Scottish country resort hotel for families and those who simply want to take it easy, though it also offers numerous sporting and fitness activities. More than 20 acres of gardens and grounds surround the building, which sits on a grassy hillside overlooking Loch Ard. Plaid or chintz drapes and reproduction antiques set the mood in the bedrooms. The restaurant (£29.50 and £35 fixed-price menus) has tartan decor that makes an appropriate backdrop for Scottish game, salmon, beef, and lamb.

PROS

  • stunning views
  • 20-plus acres of grounds to explore
  • good children's programs

CONS

  • restaurant is pricey
  • a great deal of tartan
  • feels slightly anonymous

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Views
Casual
Countryside
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 08448-799057

HOTEL DETAILS

55 rooms
Rate Includes: All-inclusive

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