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Scandinavian Village
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We swapped our DVC points for a week here. Not up to DVC standard, a bit dated. In a good area in walking distance to Aviemore shops and restaurants. Nice walks at the back of the accommodations into woods. Beware the electric costs - we were told to put the water heater on and leave it on the whole time so we'd always have hot water. It's an immersion heater and as we used to have one at home I know how expensive they are. We just put the water heater on for an hour when we needed it - that was enough for 2 showers and to wash a sink full of pots. For just washing pots I used the kettle. Our electric bill was £13 for the week, and we had the heating on every night. Dread to think how much it would be if we'd left the water heater on all week!, The water tank is huge - its in the corner of the living room boxed in. There's no way you'd want that much hot water all the time. And the water is VERY hot. I nearly scalded myself washing pots the first time.
Dishwasher was useless - all plates dirty and the tablet didn't dissolve even though it got very hot. Didn't use it again. Lots of things supplied i.e. kitchen rolls, washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, but only 2 toilet rolls! I did ask if we got more but was told they only provide them at the beginning of your stay. Never had to buy toilet rolls before at any self catering place we've stayed, even in a static caravan. Tesco is only 5 mins walk away though so not a big problem. Bedding not changed, but towels can be changed midweek if you request them.
We had 2 single beds and 2 bunk beds in the bedroom. Not ideal for a couple but we put up with it for a week. Not enough room if there were 4 of you. We just managed with 2 of us. Had to turn the dining table round as too big in the room and the nest of tables were also big for the room. 1 sofa and 1 wooden chair so 4 people wouldn't be able to sit comfortably to watch TV. Fridge is tiny - under the counter size with the freezer being a third of it.
Laundry is free if you're in an apartment - soap powder is supplied free too.
You have to strip the beds when you leave and leave linens in the hallway. You have to clear your rubbish and wash pots and put them away. We always do this anywhere we stay so not unusual for us.
We were kept busy the whole week with walks and trips to Loch Ness, Inverness and Elgin. Locals told us the skiiing season hadn't been great this year and although we could see snow on the mountains it wasn't a lot. Lots of the ski runs were closed. Good job we didn't go for the snow! There's lots to do and see around Aviemore even without the snow. We enjoyed our week here, the scenery is amazing.

Room Tip: Upstairs apartments are quieter and have better views.
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  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

Comfortable 1 bed unit though very small. For all that there is quite a lot of cleverly designed storage space so quite adequate for 2 but would think that 4 staying (which the apartment is meant to accommodate) would fall over each other and no room for children to play. Few amenities on site but not really a problem as plenty on offer within 10 mins walk - for a fee. Also convenient for shops and lots of eating places.

  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed here as a family of four in a one bedroom apartment that could sleep six. The resort is within a a few minutes walk of the town centre and all the local attractions are a short drive away. The accommodation has everything you need for self catering and could sleep six although the bedroom had two singles and bunk beds so not really suitable if you are not a family. The main lounge had a double sofa bed. The staff on in reception were very helpful and quickly sorted out a problem with the booking that wasn't a fault of theirs. Overall a really good stay

Stayed: February 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

This is the second year we have stayed at Scandinavian Village. The first time we rented someone else's villa. We liked it so much we bought our own timeshare week. The two bed villas are ideal for a family of 4 or more.
The villas may be a wee bit dated but are absolutely spotless, very well equipped and have free wifi. The reception staff are friendly and helpful and your located only a couple of minutes walk to the village centre. I've seen some reviews where people were complaining about the electricity charge. Our week was in February, we had the heating on a lot and our bill was only £30 which we thought was reasonable. The check in time on a Saturday is listed as 5pm but we arrived earlier and had no problems checking in so it's probably worth phoning ahead if your arriving early. I'd have no hesitation in recommending this place to anyone as it's great value for money.

Stayed: February 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Very impressed with Scandinavian village, never having been here before we weren't sure what to expect. Easily parked outside where we were staying (it was end of January so quiet season) and was happy to see we had a double bed room (I was worried after seeing some reviews). The apartment was cosy, clean, had a well stocked kitchen, powerful hot shower, and cosy comfy double bed. Plenty of space for the two of us. Also only a very short walk from Aviemore centre where the shops, cafes and Tesco are, so handy location. Would definitely stay here again :)

Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Qtowngirl1
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Address: Aviemore Centre | Cairngorm National Park, Aviemore PH22 1PF, Scotland
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Badenoch and Strathspey > Aviemore
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #6 of 25 Speciality Lodging in Aviemore
Price Range: $177 - $294 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Scandinavian Village 3*
Number of rooms: 66
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