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Highlands Hotel at Macdonald Aviemore Resort

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Lanark, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 May 2015

We were upgraded to the Highland Hotel from the Academy (as it's being refurbished). We had originally booked the Highland but as we wanted to travel with the dogs they didn't accept them in the Highland. We got to stay in the Highland due to the timings of the renovations. The room was excellent for us and the dogs. They...

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General M, General Manager at Highlands Hotel at Macdonald Aviemore Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for leaving a positive review on Trip Advisor. The Resort is situated in the heart of the Cairngorms and is an ideal base for walking. All the staff and management look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards Christopher Wayne-Wills Chief Executive Officer Macdonald Aviemore Resort

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 May 2015

This whole resort (?) just feels deserted & abandoned. Hotel is basically a Reception,a bar , restaurant & function room with an Accommodation Block (their words not mine) tied on. Room was good & loo was spotless. We were B&B & breakfast was ok but at least they made your toast - my wife's pet hate is having to make...

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General M, General Manager at Highlands Hotel at Macdonald Aviemore Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Than you for taking the time to leave a review on Trip Advisor following your recent stay. I am sorry to read that certain aspects of your stay were disappointing. I will ensure that the highlighted areas are focused on for improvement. If you do wish to discuss the issues you experienced further please do not hesitate to...

stirling,scotland
Reviewed 19 May 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for one night as a test for my birthday as we travelled up north Scotland! Was a bit apprehensive after reading some reviews! However I had not need worry! Place is fantastic! I didn't realise how big the resort was and lots to see and do! Wish we had stayed longer! Check in was good! Short bread at...

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General M, General Manager at Highlands Hotel at Macdonald Aviemore Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your kind review on Trip Advisor. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your birthday stay with us. I look forward to welcoming you back in the future...hopefully for a couple of nights to let you enjoy all the facilities that the Resort has to offer. Kind regards Christopher Wayne-Wills Chief Executive...

Reviewed 17 May 2015 via mobile

We had the good fortune to stay at this resort hotel in May. The weather was unpredictable which, is part of the magic. Four seasons on one day is something g everyone should put on their bucket list. The staff were attentive and friendly - no request went unsatisfied. Food was imaginative and of the highest quality. Room was newly...

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General M, General Manager at Highlands Hotel at Macdonald Aviemore Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave a positive review on Trip Advisor. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay and I hope that we can welcome you back soon. Kind regards Christopher Wayne-Wills Chief Executive Officer Macdonald Aviemore Resort

Scotland
Reviewed 16 May 2015

We stayed for 2 nights here with family and had chosen this particular hotel because of the Activities available for the grandchildren. The corridor smelled a bit musty ( not the rooms) The pool was huge and had a great flume, but due to the fact there were only a few people using the pool they closed the slide and...

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General M, General Manager at Highlands Hotel at Macdonald Aviemore Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on Trip Advisor. I am sorry that the hotel did not meet your expectations however I think there may be a few misunderstandings. The slide in the pool operates for 20 minutes on the hour each hour. The water in the rooms is complimentary however if you wish...

Reviewed 15 May 2015 via mobile

Second weekend at Aviemore (the first one at Hilton) and actually we prefer this one because of location and facilities for toddlers are complete new, cute and nice. Our son is 2yo and we enjoyed a lot the outdoor playground area and we "use" the free 3h fully supervised at the activity centre (rainy weekend), our little man was very...

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General M, General Manager at Highlands Hotel at Macdonald Aviemore Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your great review following your recent stay. I am delighted that your son enjoyed the children's activity centre. It really is a fantastic facility. I hope that we can welcome you back soon. Kind regards Christopher Wayne-Wills Chief Executive Officer Macdonald Aviemore Resort

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 May 2015

Love Aviemore but will stay at Hilton Coylumbridge again next time. Rooms and food much better value. Kids new activity centre is excellent - apart from that over priced and a little shabby. Take plenty pennies you'll need them! I asked for a refurbished family room in Highlands hotel - was ensured this would happen when booking. On arrival informed...

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General M, General Manager at Highlands Hotel at Macdonald Aviemore Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on Trip Advisor. I am sorry to hear that you will not return to the Resort. Unfortunately the family rooms are not refurbished in the Highlands Hotels however our newly refurbished Aviemore Hotel is our family hotel. On your next visit to Aviemore please contact myself or Lindsey...

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 May 2015

A two night stay got off to a bad start when told if I wanted to use credit card to settle the bill there would be £3 charge?? So called executive room was well appointed but poky and facing the gable end of the building, not what we had expected for the price. Staff were very responsive and relocated us...

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General M, General Manager at Highlands Hotel at Macdonald Aviemore Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on Trip Advisor. I am sorry to hear that the Resort did not meet your expectations. If you wish to discuss your stay further please contact myself or Lindsey Randall, Operations Manager, on 01479 815100. I do appreciate your feedback and hope we can welcome you back in...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 11 May 2015 via mobile

Stayed only for 1 night as part of our Trafalgar Tour. An absolutely beautiful hotel. Bed was so comfortable (which was a welcome site after a long day on the tour coach) and it was bliss to discover that in addition to the comfy bed there were lovely feather pillows (my favourite!) The room was clean and well presented. Eating...

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General M, General Manager at Highlands Hotel at Macdonald Aviemore Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave a positive review on Trip Advisor. I do hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back for a longer stay on your next visit to the Scottish Highlands. Kind regards Christopher Wayne-Wills Chief Executive Officer Macdonald Aviemore Resort

Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 May 2015

From the website details I was expecting something a bit more sophisticated than we actually got. There was little described In the resort description that was actually available on site. Boasting several restaurants on arrival we were informed that only one was actually open, lifts were broken, cinema was broken. Rooms are very basic and larger areas of the hotel...

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General M, General Manager at Highlands Hotel at Macdonald Aviemore Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on Trip Advisor. I am sorry to hear that you experienced so many issues during your stay. Please be assured that this is not the usual high standard that the team deliver here at the Resort. If you wish to discuss the issues further please do not hesitate...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Relax in style and complete comfort at the 4-star Macdonald Highlands Hotel. With 151 luxury rooms-with-a-view and its own signature restaurant, Aspects, boasting spectacular views of the Cairngorm Mountains, the Highlands Hotel is ideal for discerning business and leisure travelers. For relaxation there's direct access to the Leisure Arena, a TV lounge with comfy sofas and a DVD player, and the cozy Laggan whiskey bar. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Highlands Hotel at Macdonald Aviemore Resort

Address: Aviemore Highlands, Aviemore PH22 1PN, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Badenoch and Strathspey > Aviemore
Price Range: $152 - $351 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Highlands Hotel at Macdonald Aviemore Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 151
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Macdonald Highlands Aviemore
Macdonald Highlands Hotel
Hotel Macdonald Highlands
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“Dont get one at the back of the hotel facing the A9.”
 of 5 bubbles Blootoonboy, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“If you get a room in the annex, ask for one facing the swimmingpool. Quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles 656marjad, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Hotel is a bit of a warren”
 of 5 bubbles Monkeyhangers500, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ground floor rooms do not have blinds or nets only large curtains.”
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“Great location & nice and quiet.”
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