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Highlands Hotel at Macdonald Aviemore Resort

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice hotel, professional welcome.superb breakfast with nice service. I did find a lot of dust at low levels, under the chairs and tables. Beds a bit firm but I suppose it's expected in hotels. Disappointed that I didn't have a bath in the ensuite. Maybe I should have asked though.

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General M, Manager at Highlands Hotel at Macdonald Aviemore Resort, responded to this review

Dear 'JanisC31' Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review here on TripAdvisor I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay at the resort, and that you found our breakfast to be of a high standard, along with our staff. I am sorry you did not get a room with a bath, if you mention this next...

Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Clean,comfortable,pleasant staff and good food 👍 The two of us enjoyed a nice midweek break here and think we could make a return trip to this hotel, good place to use as a base for exploring the surrounding areas.

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General M, Manager at Highlands Hotel at Macdonald Aviemore Resort, responded to this review

Dear 'Alan D' Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review here on TripAdvisor It is wonderful to see that you had such a pleasant experience when staying with use recently, your kind words regarding the staff and food are lovely to read. I hope that you can return to the resort soon. We look forward to welcoming...

Yorkshire
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

This hotel makes a great base for a visit to Aviemore. The prices are reasonable and the rooms are fine. We had two nights in a standard room B&B for £170. Check in was smooth and quick, and as others have mentioned the complimentary shortbread and water are a nice touch. We enquired about a possible massage treatment in the...

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General M, Manager at Highlands Hotel at Macdonald Aviemore Resort, responded to this review

Dear 'nickbuchan' Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review here on TripAdvisor I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us here at the resort so much. I will be sure to pass your comments regarding you check-in experience, the dinner in the steakhouse, and your experience at breakfast on to the rest of our...

Wigan, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful stay at this hotel for my birthday weekend. Our room was clean, the towels were fluffy and the complimentary shortbread in the reception area were a winner for our 2 year old son! :) the staff are polite, professional and warm, whilst the views are just spectacular. Perfect for small children with an excellent outdoor play...

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General M, Manager at Highlands Hotel at Macdonald Aviemore Resort, responded to this review

Dear 'martinejenna' Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review here on TripAdvisor It is wonderful to read that you had such a lovely stay with us, and that you found the service our staff provided to be of a high standard. I will be sure to pass your kind comments regarding the staff, leisure facilities and restaurants...

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

I stayed here with work commitments. I won't stay again. The location is lovely, Scottish highlands, perfect. However, upon arrival at the hotel the receptionist was very unwelcoming and I felt I was in the wrong and shouldn't be here. Once I got checked in, I was then told, I had to leave the hotel and go across the road...

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General M, Manager at Highlands Hotel at Macdonald Aviemore Resort, responded to this review

Dear 'bennybgoyek' Many thanks for leaving a review here on TripAdvisor I am sincerely sorry that you did not enjoy your stay here at the resort, I will be sure to pass your comments on to our team so that we can improve and prevent such issues in the future. We hope to welcome you back to the resort in...

Troon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 March 2017

You will find the usual high standards of MacDonald hotels here. Decor is traditional style. Feels like you're in the Scottish Highlands. This is a resort with 3 hotels and 18 lodges. We chose the Highland hotel because it's restaurant was the steakhouse and it was attached to the leisure centre. I'm sure all 3 hotels are of the same...

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General M, Manager at Highlands Hotel at Macdonald Aviemore Resort, responded to this review

Dear 'gillianalex2017' Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review on tripadvisor. I am very glad to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you had a good time at our resort. I will make sure to pass on your feedback to our team. We are looking forward to welcoming you back...

Glasgow
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

We were booked into the macdonald hotel so I though ? Turned out it's only used for coach parties ? We were put into another part of the macdonald avemore resort , I was not impressed , on opening the door . We were greeted by a pungent smell ? Which was overpowering ! At that I immediately phoned the...

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General M, Manager at Highlands Hotel at Macdonald Aviemore Resort, responded to this review

Dear 'marionlbl' Thank you for taking the time to leave a review here on TripAdvisor I am sincerely sorry that you did not enjoy your stay here at the resort, some of the issues you have raised are worrying and we would like the opportunity to dicscuss this further with you. Please send an email through to guestservices.aviemore@macdonald-hotels.co.uk so that...

moray
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We have just returned from our complementary stay at your Aviemore Highlands Hotel after our disastrous stay last year. We Were in the same room we had last year and I must say this room is really showing it's age the carpet was full of stains and really could be done with replacing or a really good clean. The mini...

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General M, Manager at Highlands Hotel at Macdonald Aviemore Resort, responded to this review

Dear Heather Thank you for taking the time to also leave us a review on TripAdvisor. Thank you also for giving me the opportunity to discuss your recent stay with me on the phone. I am very glad that you have decided to come back to the resort this summer and we are looking forward to seeing you and your...

Berkshire
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Had a great week here last week for half term. Nice hotel but the Highlands building could do with smartening up a bit, especially the corridors. Family room was a reasonable size and standard, but the fridge didn't work (apparently we shouldnt have even had one) and we had to have the wardrobe door fixed on before we could unpack...

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General M, Manager at Highlands Hotel at Macdonald Aviemore Resort, responded to this review

Dear 'sparkeyp' Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review on TripAdvisor. I am very glad to read that you liked your bedroom, the entertainment on site, breakfast and our staff. Please be assured that your comments regarding housekeeping and the lack of advertising for the entertainment on site have been passed on to the relevant teams....

Dundee, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 February 2017

The hotel room itself was fine but the corridor and hotel in itself appeared a little tired. Receptionist was friendly to the point of being unprofessional. Nice breakfast and a fairly average evening meal. However, the hotel is very central to Aviemore, is amazing for kids and there's loads to do close by.

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General M, Manager at Highlands Hotel at Macdonald Aviemore Resort, responded to this review

Dear 'SteveDundee' Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review here on TripAdvisor I am glad you found the room and breakfast to be to your liking, and that you enjoyed the location of the resort along with the amount of activities provided for children. I am extremely sorry that you did not particularly enjoy your evening meal,...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Relax in style and complete comfort at the 4-star Macdonald Highlands Hotel. With 151 luxury rooms-with-a-view and its own signature restaurant, Aspects, boasting spectacular views of the Cairngorm Mountains, the Highlands Hotel is ideal for discerning business and leisure travelers. For relaxation there's direct access to the Leisure Arena, a TV lounge with comfy sofas and a DVD player, and the cozy Laggan whiskey bar. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Highlands Hotel at Macdonald Aviemore Resort

Address: Aviemore Highlands, Aviemore PH22 1PN, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Badenoch and Strathspey > Aviemore
Price Range: $166 - $376 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Highlands Hotel at Macdonald Aviemore Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 151
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Macdonald Highlands Hotel
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“restaurant for the Highland Hotel is on 2nd floor, so I think, a room on the 2nd floor would be most convenient.”
gillianalex2017, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Poor Accessibility for Wheelchair Users or People who have difficulties walking”
kristinam98, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Nice to have a view of the Cairngorm mountains.”
Mirren, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“A room in a hotel in the village would be preferable as this place is just characterless and boreing.”
B9653NMstevens, 24 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Dont get one at the back of the hotel facing the A9.”
Blootoonboy, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
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