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Anyone planning a visit to Fortingall should get hold of ‘Fortingall’ by SPB Mais – a prolific journalist, BBC broadcaster and author in the 1930s. Stuart Mais visited Fortingall some 80 years ago – it was he who said Fortingall was a delightful discovery. He was in raptures about the hotel, its food and service. He was enchanted by the village and Glen Lyon. Nothing much has changed at the hotel – well there are en-suites, TVs and Wi-Fi – and that’s about it. This is truly a place where time stands still. There is usually a copy of the Mais book in the hotel library. It is an excellent guide to Glen Lyon – one of the most under-rated Wonders of Scotland.

Just about Perfect Reviewed May 2016 - 5 out of 5

'Spent one night in this understated, luxurious but cosy hotel with welcoming staff. Our room was clean and comfortable with wonderful views of Glen Lyon. The setting is idyllic: not only Glen Lyon but thatched Fortingall village with its famous yew. No charge for dogs in this dog-friendly hotel.

Although we enjoyed our vegetarian meal, we would have appreciated more choice for starters and mains.'


'My husband and I have just spent two very relaxing days at this hotel. The location is just idyllic, we so enjoyed waking up each morning to the sight and sound of the new lambs. James, Roxy and Mags were so welcoming and helpful with any request during our stay. The hotel was very clean, food was delicious and very well presented, little touches made our stay just perfect.

Thank you'


Just an utter delight.... Reviewed  April 2016 - 5 out of 5

'This was a brief visit on our way home but we will be returning. Our room was just lovely full of 'Arts and Crafts' furnishing as is the whole hotel. We had lots of space and added extras as well as a lovely view over the fields and strath. Everywhere was spotless and service superb being both efficient and friendly. Dinner was really tasty and interesting though the large portions eventually defeated me. Breakfast was excellent with really good coffee, bacon and smoked salmon. The owner/ manager is clearly 'hands on' and is doing a fantastic job providing us with a really personalised visit.

Room Tip: Best views from rooms at front of hotel'


’Full marks to this delightful team of enthusiastic owners and outstanding staff for having organised an amazing Hogmanay celebration. Our three-day stay was a masterclass in perfect Scottish hospitality. The interesting and relaxing programme of entertainment was topped off by some of the best cuisine we’ve ever enjoyed – anywhere! Cue the applause and standing ovation.’’ See Trip Advisor – page 9.


Please see Peter Irvine’s book ‘Best in Scotland’.

Stay 500

dine 500

Do 500

Celebrate 500 IainStruthers copyright

Evening Entertainment 500

Local attractions 500

Activities 500

around fortingall 500

Heart 200 Logo Final all our bedrooms are