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4.0 out of 5

"Hotel was lovely and facilities great.Only downside was the fire alarm going off in the early morning but that wasn’t the hotels fault. " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 08 Jul 2019

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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they can't get enough of the comfortable beds at Macdonald Aviemore Highland Hotel. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Cairngorm Brewery. You'll find features such as free WiFi in public areas and free self-parking, plus 3 restaurants. This 4-star hotel has 149 rooms. Enjoy your stay with amenities like free WiFi and satellite TV channels in each room.

  • All rooms offer 24-hour room service, satellite TV and ironing boards
  • Free WiFi
  • Free self-parking
  • Drinking and dining options include 3 restaurants, 2 coffee shops/cafés and 5 bars/lounges
  • Full breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Take a swim in the indoor pool or soak in the spa tub
  • Amenities include 10 meeting rooms, a conference centre and a gift shop
  • On-site recreation includes a golf course, a fitness centre and a steam room
  • Guests speak favourably about the family-friendly amenities and the helpful staff
  • 8 minutes on foot from Cairngorm Brewery and a 4-minute drive from Craigellachie National Nature Reserve

Standard Room, 2 Single Beds (Highlands)

Bed Count 2 Single Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£139* Per night/room 15 Jul - 16 Jul

Family Room (Highlands, Family 4)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Family Room (Highlands, Family 3)

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.SofaBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 1 Double Bed, Accessible (Highlands)

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite (Tomatin)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 1 Double Bed (Highlands)

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Macdonald Aviemore Highland Hotel ratings based on 15 verified reviews

Review Summary
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Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Macdonald Aviemore Highland Hotel

Everyone (6) Couples (4) Family (5)
4 out of 5

Posted by on 2 Nov 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

5 Nov 2019 by Michael Hall - Front Office Manager

Dear Guest Thank you for your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future

4 out of 5
Hotel was lovely and facilities great.Only downside was the fire alarm going off in the early morning but that wasn’t the hotels fault.

Posted by on 8 Jul 2019

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3 out of 5
The building was lovely but the staff were not trained enough at all. No one greeted us in any area, we were kept waiting unnecessarily, nobody else was there! In the swimming pool no staff told us about the wave machine, hurt my back with the unexpected force of it. At breakfast we asked for a jug of hot water as coffee was like treacle, however coffee was cold when finally hot water was brought, after more stewed thick coffee arrived in a teapot, to name just some of the issues.

Posted by on 14 Jun 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

25 Jun 2019 by VMT

Hi Thanks for your feedback. I have to say that I am surprised and disappointed that the staff were not more friendly, we encourage, positiveness, friendliness and to reach out to our guests, so sorry for that. I will follow through with our leisure manager regarding the wave machine.

4 out of 5
Ideal for our purpose. Pleasant surroundings with ample meeting area. The heating in the room was a bit difficult to regulate. Sadly our sleep was disrupted due to a false fire alarm at 0100hrs that staff couldn’t really explain. The breakfast was first class.

Posted by on 26 Sep 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

1 Oct 2018 by Christo Botha, General Manager

Thank you for your review. I do apologise that the fire alarm was activated during your stay, we highly value the safety of our guests. Very happy to read you enjoyed your breakfast!

5 out of 5

Lovely hotel close to Cairngorms for skiing

Great hotel close to Cairngorms for skiing daily & has lovely pool with sauna, jacuzzi & steam room to relax in at night before eating in one of the lovely restaurants at the hotel or in Aviemore which were great too - particularly the Indian.

Posted by , from Banff on 14 Feb 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

19 Feb 2018 by General Manager

Dear AC, Thank you for your lovely review, I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. I do hope that we will have the chance to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards Christo Botha General Manager

4 out of 5

Good hotel for family with young kids

Stayed for a few nights. 2 double rooms. Travelled with mum, and my 2 daughters ages 3 and 6 months. Hotel great for kids- lovely pool, great soft play and park. Breakfast ok. Staff friendly. Food a bit of a let down as can't eat anywhere but the burger place if you want to eat early, give the that there is so much for kids at this hotel is probably expect a better choice of food. Saying that would come again but eat elsewhere

Posted by on 5 Jun 2017

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2 out of 5

Hotel not bad but facilities could be better

Spa closed, some restaurants closed, over priced, over all we were bored on day 3 of our 5 day stay. We would of come home but McDonald's hotel group wouldn't transfer our remaining day to another location with more facilities.

Posted by , from K on 30 Jan 2017

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3 out of 5

Tired hotel

Pros: Breakfast, quiet location
Cons: Rooms and access within the hotel
Location: Know Aviemore well. Always worth a visit.
I thought this had been upgraded a few years ago and whilst the reception area has the rooms have not and are the same as I stayed in 15 years ago. Entrance is basically via a fire door on opposite side of road from reception. First room we got smelt damp and we got a quick upgrade to a much bigger and better room. Staff were fine about this. Breakfasts good.

Posted by on 20 Sep 2016

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4 out of 5

Stopover

Excellent staff service even though I arrived and booked the hotel late and the breakfast was fantastic. Didn't use any other facilities due to late arriving and early leaving.

Posted by on 9 Oct 2015

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5 out of 5

aviemore stay

OUR STAY IN AVIEMORE WAS MADE GREAT WITH OUR STAY AT THE 4 STAR MCDONALD

Posted by on 19 Feb 2015

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About the Macdonald Aviemore Highland Hotel

Location Macdonald Aviemore Resort, Aviemore, Scotland PH22 1PN

Property Features

Macdonald Aviemore Highland Hotel offers its guests a golf course, an indoor pool, and a spa tub. There are 3 restaurants and 2 coffee shops/cafés on site. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 5 bars/lounges. WiFi is free in public spaces. There are 10 meeting rooms available. A kids' pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna are also featured at the family-friendly Macdonald Aviemore Highland Hotel. Free self parking is available. This 4-star Aviemore hotel is smoke free.

  • 149 guestrooms or units
  • 3 dining venues
  • 5 bars or lounges
  • 2 coffee shops
  • Ski equipment storage
  • Ski equipment rentals
  • Charging station for electric cars
  • Conference centre
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Wedding services available
  • Games room or arcade
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • On-site shopping
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Indoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Arcade/game room
  • Playground on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Inverness (INV) (58.3 km / 36.2 mi)
  • Train station: Aviemore Station (1.7 km / 1.1 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Macdonald Aviemore Highland Hotel offers 149 forms of accommodation with a hairdryer and an iron/ironing board. Televisions come with premium satellite channels and pay-per-view films. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit. This Aviemore hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Films for purchase
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a full breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 10:30 AM.

Aspects – This restaurant only serves dinner.Reservations are required.

Giovanni's – This family restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Chick-Fil-A – On-site restaurant. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

Guests can play rounds at the 18-hole golf course. An indoor pool, a children's pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a sauna and a fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Golf driving range on site
  • Waterskiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Mountain biking on site
  • Cross-country skiing nearby
  • Sledding nearby
  • Playground on site
  • Rafting nearby
  • Ski lessons available nearby
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Ski equipment rentals on site
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby

Spa Services

  • Number of treatment rooms 2
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business centre

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cots (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation. Safety features at this property include carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; enhanced cleanliness; enhanced cleanliness.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; an acrylic shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast and through room service.Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation. For guests' safety, the property includes carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards in all accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; enhanced cleanliness; enhanced cleanliness.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; an acrylic shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast and through room service.Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually wrapped food options are available through room service
  • Gap period enforced between guests' stays 24 hours
  • Online Penalty Collection

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 18.00 for adults and GBP 12.50 for children (approximately)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Aviemore Highland
  • Aviemore Hotel Macdonald
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  • Aviemore Macdonald Hotel
  • Highland Aviemore
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  • Macdonald Aviemore Highland
  • Macdonald Aviemore Highland Hotel
  • Macdonald Highland Hotel
  • Macdonald Highland Hotel Aviemore
  • Macdonald Aviemore Highland Hotel Aviemore
  • Macdonald Highland
  • Macdonald Aviemore Hotel At Macdonald Aviemore Resort Scotland
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  • Macdonald Aviemore Highland Hotel Aviemore
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You should know

  • Reservations are needed for golf tee times, massage services, and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

National Rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.

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