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Macdonald Morlich Hotel

Highland Resort Inverness-shire, Aviemore PH22 1PN Scotland
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#8 of 12 hotels in Aviemore
One of three 4-star hotels located within Macdonald Aviemore Resort in the centre of Aviemore in the Cairngorms National Park. The hotel itself is home to our popular Giovanni's Italian Ristorante and the contemporary Morlich Lounge and Bar - the best place in Aviemore for afternoon teas! The wider resort offers guests a further 3 restaurants, a luxury shopping centre, a cinema and Aviemore Activity Centre which boasts a huge leisure pool, soft play and activity rooms for children of all ages. There's also Macdonald Spey Valley Championship Golf Course in Aviemore, only 5 minutes along the road, hotel guests can get transfers and discounts on green fees.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Hot bath
Indoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Banquet room
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Flatscreen TV
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dugsmum wrote a review 16 Oct
helensburgh51 contributions73 helpful votes
We spent a very comfortable two nights dinner ,bed and breakfast at the Morlich hotel. Our room was small but good offering a super king size very comfortable bed and a great en-suite shower room. We ate in the hotels Italian restaurant one night and in the neighbouring Aspects restaurant the second night. Both meals were good and waiter service was excellent. Buffet breakfast was as expected with a full range of hot and cold food on offer. The optional porridge was rather bland and not to be recommended. I would happily return to the Morlich for another short break.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Inwanderment wrote a review 16 Oct
Burntwood, United Kingdom1633 contributions173 helpful votes
We stayed here in August 2020 so a tad late in writing our reviews but better late than never! It was just as tourism had opened up and challenging for everyone but they did a good job of managing guests whilst we were there as best as they could. The hotel was nice but compared to other hotels we stayed at during our month-long road trip in Scotland it was not the best or near the best sadly as we expected so much more given the brand and reputation. But this may now have changed as things have opened up, what we can say is that the staff were lovely. There was one gentleman on the front desk and when we said we got married a few weeks before he put a note under our door the next day with some chocolates wishing us congratulations which was so lovely. We would stay again if everything was open and the location is really good with lots to see and do.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Karen wrote a review 13 Oct
Scotland, United Kingdom14 contributions3 helpful votes
Our stay at the Morlich was good. Pleasant staff and the food was good. We did, however, go over to the main hotel for dinner during our stay. The food was amazing, but the service was not. There was a wait for drinks, as there was one girl behind the bar trying to service the full restaurant, lounge & clear & clean glasses. We were eating our starters when the waiter brought our main course - then stood behind us, waiting for us to finish eating - we felt very rushed, even though the restaurant was only half full. In the morning the breakfast buffet was lovely, however, on morning two there were no plates & it took some time to track down a member of staff to rectify this. Enjoyable enough stay, but definate staffing & training issues.
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Date of stay: October 2021
WarwickTraveller wrote a review 7 Oct
Southam, United Kingdom75 contributions19 helpful votes
Beware of Breakfast at the Weekend This is advertised as 'perfect for couples looking for a romantic break', but they forget to tell you that you will be joined for breakfast by every family from the cabins (and there are a LOT of cabins).  Not very romantic at all: noisy, queues out the door and not Covid-safe in any way.  Never seen anything like it !  We fled back to the safety of our room ... Although they appear to have enough staff, the restaurant and hotel reception area are just not big enough for the number of people.  However, the situation could be completely avoided with better planning.  It would seem that this resort is trying to make economies at the expense of its guests. If you can put up with all that, then it's a lovely hotel with nice rooms and comfortable beds.  All the staff we met were lovely too and trying their best in very difficult circumstances. Will not be staying there again, despite being a long time Macdonald Hotel customer, as the management did not seem keen to change anything. After a lot of pushing we may be getting the cost of breakfast refunded, but it really should be the whole amount as it thoroughly spoiled our stay.  Expected better.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Avoid weekends or go to breakfast really early
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valerie23dall wrote a review Sep 2021
Blackburn, United Kingdom7 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed here last year and enjoyed it, so looked forward to our return. The room was nice and clean,staff pleasant and an easy walk into town. We had our evening meal in the Aspects restaraunt and the food was good. When we went to breakfast in the morning, we were surprised to find that it was self serve buffet with everyone using the same utensils to get their food. This is not Covid secure! We also mentioned last year that they needed hand sanitiser by the lifts as they are common touch points, but there is still none there. It is a good place to stay but they need to review their covid measures. We are currently staying at another Macdonald hotel in a different part of Scotland and they do not have their buffet open, it is table service.
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Date of stay: September 2021
US$104 - US$230 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomScotlandScottish HighlandsAviemore and the CairngormsAviemore
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Frequently Asked Questions about Macdonald Morlich Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Macdonald Morlich Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Craigellachie National Nature Reserve (0.3 km), Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe (0.3 km), and Mountain Spirit (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Macdonald Morlich Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Macdonald Morlich Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Macdonald Morlich Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Macdonald Morlich Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Subway, Happy Haggis, and Mambos.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Macdonald Morlich Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Macdonald Morlich Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Macdonald Morlich Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Macdonald Morlich Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Aviemore Railway Station (1.0 km) and Aviemore Ring Cairn & Stone Circle (1.2 km).