A Night at Fisher’s Hotel for the Enchanted Forest Pitlochry, Scotland

Hospitality can not be taught…

Fisher’s gets the seal of approval from The Fairytale Traveler

photo by Fisher's Hotel

photo by Fisher’s Hotel

Thinking of heading to Pitlochry for the 2014 Enchanted Forest event, Scotland’s #1 Cultural Event of the Year? Then think Fisher’s Hotel. During my visit from sunny Florida to the rainy highlands of Scotland, I decided to stay here. Mainly in part because of its location in Pitlochry, and also because this is where they shuttle you to the Enchanted Forest which, is situated in the Faskally Wood near town.

Fisher’s Hotel is a small 19th century property in the heart of Pitlochry. Recently purchased by two highly experienced hoteliers, Mr Fionn MacCumhaill, Managing Director of The Atholl Palace and Mr Jim Staunton, a former Director of the Atholl Palace, they have made it their mission to build its reputation on hospitality. So far I would have to say they are right on target.

by Christa Thompson

by Christa Thompson

My room was clean, well arranged and furnished. The in suite amenities were perfect. I am fairly certain I ate more of those delicious cookies than I should have… Mr. Kieran Whyte was kind enough to send me to my room with some fruits and water, he knew I had been traveling all day from Manchester, England, it was incredibly thoughtful of him.

by Christa Thompson

by Christa Thompson

I had a little time before the event so I made my way to the hotel pub where, I had a zero calorie appetizer of fried brie and for dinner (another zero calorie) baked potato topped with mac n cheese. WHOA!!! Let me tell you about the Scots, much like the Irish, they like to feed you, and feed you, and feeeeeed you until you pop… then they are done and smiling.

The view, by Christa Thompson

The view, by Christa Thompson

I love Scotland, and I love Scots. The entire experience at Fisher’s Hotel was great. The team was fantastic. As I have said many times, hospitality is not something you can teach, it’s not about going the extra mile because your boss tells you to, it’s about going the extra mile because you can’t wait to. Well done Fisher’s Hotel. Thank you.

Click here for a behind the scenes look at me getting spooked in the hallways of the Fisher’s Hotel


About Christa Thompson

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Christa Thompson is the Founder and Senior Editor of The Fairytale Traveler. Christa has been traveling the world since 2003 when she attended a summer abroad study at the University of Cambridge in England. Since then, her wanderlust has been fierce. Her three passions in life are her son, traveling, and being creative. The Fairytale Traveler brand gives Christa the opportunity to do all of these things and to live intentionally every day.

“It’s never too late to believe in what you love and to pursue your dreams.” -Christa Thompson

2 Comments on this post

  1. […] Stay at the Fishers Hotel, most convenient and centrally located in town. […]

  2. […] After a late night of working on my laptop in the Fishers hotel lounge (closed and all alone), I decided to head back to my room. Lights out! Totally creepy, even creepier when I heard a moaning in the hallway. Time to go back to my room! This wouldn’t stop me from staying there again, it was a great place to stay! Check out my review of Fishers Hotel here. […]

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