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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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Mountain View
Centrally Located


Full view
85Good for walkers
Grade: 85 out of 100
26Restaurantswithin 1 km
4Attractionswithin 1 km
100Room tips
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I'm travelling Scotland on bike, and I've been in three hotels in the last week. Not only was Beata, your receptionist the most polite, warm and helpful out of those three she may well be the best out of any hotel I ever recall being in. My original stay was for a night, but I
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The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Any issues with our meals were happily rectified immediately. Outside looks tatty but who cares; the room was impeccably clean and plenty big enough. The pool was also very clean. Very handy that the ski hire was on site. So many
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We are coming to aviemore every six months. And this weekend was the best as always,we had a lovely dinner in Giovanni's on the first night and the best Burgers in Spey Burger on the second night.We had a pleasure to meet Dennis again,this young gentleman has been working in the
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Response from General M, General Manager at Macdonald Aviemore Hotel at Macdonald Aviemore Resort
Responded 4 days ago
Dear Mr McWillam Many thanks for taking the time to post your positive comments on trip advisor and i was happy to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. I was very impressed to read your comments about individual team members and I wonder if I could reach out to you to discuss further? Once again many thanks and see you again soon Chris Harrington Aviemore Resort General Manager
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Andreea on the reception in Aviemore Hotel been very helpful and the manager which was on duty helping her sorting our room been helpful too. Me and my family enjoyed staying at Macdonald Aviemore Resort a lot of activities and a range of Restaurants open. Been very impressed of
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Response from General M, General Manager at Macdonald Aviemore Hotel at Macdonald Aviemore Resort
Responded 5 days ago
Dear Daren Many thanks for your kind comments about your recent stay and also for taking the time to post your review on Trip advisor. I personally met with Andreea to thank her for her kindness and good service. I am also really pleased that you and your child enjoyed our entertainment offering. Hope to see you gain soon... Best wishes Chris Harrington Resort General Manager
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This resort could be great but it is far from it! This particular hotel feels completely forgotten about. Nowhere to sit or get a drink during the day. A bar open in the evening that only serves burgers. With one staff member acting as barmaid, waitress and everything else in
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Response from General M, General Manager at Macdonald Aviemore Hotel at Macdonald Aviemore Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Laura Many thanks for taking the time to post your review on trip advisor and I was sorry to read that you did not enjoy your experience with us in the Aviemore Hotel. I will cascade your comments across the team for their review and we will strive to improve our business based on your feedback which I found helpful and constructive. We are currently reviewing our Giovanni restaurant experience and working hard on improving food quality and service delivery. Kind regards Aviemore Resort General Manager
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Comfortable double bed
Room view
Gorgeous bedroom
Pool was freezing any time I’ve been, wouldn’t recommend for a baby! Sorry
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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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"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"
"Rooms are nice and quiet, Reception service terrible."
"avoid the hotel!"
US$102 - US$244 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
macdonald aviemore highland hotel aviemore
United KingdomScotlandBadenoch and StrathspeyAviemore
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