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Macdonald Aviemore Hotel at Macdonald Aviemore Resort

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Room & Suite (84)
Dining (36)


This is one of three 4-star hotels located within Macdonald Aviemore Resort situated at the very heart of the Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands. This hotel is most popular with families who enjoy the special family rooms featuring special bunk rooms giving kids their own space within their parents room - a popular option with all family members! You'll find everything you need and more within the wider resort - luxury brand shopping, a cinema, top-class restaurants, state-of-the-art Aviemore Activity Centre, family activities, swimming pool - and for golfers, the Spey Valley Championship Golf Course. Recently voted one of the best in Scotland, this course boasts some of the most breathtaking views in the world.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room service
Banquet Room
Business Centre with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Indoor pool
Kids pool
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
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Room features
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located


Full view
85Good for walkers
Grade: 85 out of 100
26Restaurantswithin 1 km
4Attractionswithin 1 km
100Room tips
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Booked two nights to have a pleasant highland weekend. How wrong that idea was! When we arrived they did not have details of our booking and had to make a fresh one. The bill came out over £100 less than we paid for it back in January when we booked it. Needles to say no refund
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Nice location and selections of activities but absolutely run down. Swimming pool was far too cold and we need to leave within 20mins. The lockers for swimming are an absolute joke !!! It wont take the new £1 coin. There are only six showers close by each other and you have to
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This is more a hostel than a hotel. The rooms are nice but the communal areas are basic to say the least. The burger bar was grotty and the breakfast room felt like being at Butlins. We were moved for the second night of our stay to the Highland which was more like what we
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Response from General M, General Manager at Macdonald Aviemore Hotel at Macdonald Aviemore Resort
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Sara Many thanks for posting your feedback on the trip advisor website. All feedback be it positive or negative is used as a useful instrument to help drive our business and improve our service delivery and quality. As I have written to you privately with regard to our stay I will conclude by once again thanking you for your constructive feedback which I found fair and balanced Kind regards Resort General Manager
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Very nice surroundings plush fittings. Staff attentive and friendly ... we used there advertised facilities .. Went for a swim expected to have a spa !! But it was covered up the excuse was it was too cold warm enough for me .. but it had no bubbles it tells you the cycle goes
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Response from General M, General Manager at Macdonald Aviemore Hotel at Macdonald Aviemore Resort
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Traveller Many thanks for taking the time to post your feedback on trip advisor website. I took on board your remarks about the spa and I will look into that. I would also thank you for the positive feedback you have left. Kind regards Resort General Manager
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The hotel grounds are lovely but i felt out room was very dated looking which was a shock because we had actually been upgraded to an executive suit i believe! The room looked a bit old fashioned with a tv that had little channels and not much functionality! The pool was great,
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Response from General M, General Manager at Macdonald Aviemore Hotel at Macdonald Aviemore Resort
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Ryan Many thanks for your feedback place don trip advisor and I have taken your comments on board with regard to the presentation of the room and particularly the TV channel offering It was great to read your positive comments and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regard and once again many thanks Chris Harrington Resort General Manager
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Comfortable double bed
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We are visiting with a 1 year old - is the pool warm enough?!
Pool was freezing any time I’ve been, wouldn’t recommend for a baby! Sorry
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We are visiting with a 1 year old - is the pool warm enough?!
Yes it’s roasting!
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We were here last year and didn’t but we had booked a package so don’t know if that’s different.
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Found the Italian very poor in quality of food and service. The Aspect was expensive and the burger bar not our thing. We went into town and had a great time both food and entertainment was spot on.
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What is the phone number of the hotel?
"Dont go. Find a nice B&B instead"
"Some rooms overlook the tesco carpark, ask for one that is mountain facing. The hallways are cold, pack a coat to get around in."
"Book b&b only, eat dinner elsewhere"
"stay elsewhere"
"Find another property and in review process would not allow me to rate Service, Rooms, nor Value which I would only select a 1"
US$112 - US$268 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
macdonald aviemore highland hotel aviemore
United KingdomScotlandBadenoch and StrathspeyAviemore
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