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Macdonald Highlands Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Aviemore Highlands, Aviemore PH22 1PN, Scotland
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Macdonald Highlands Hotel

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Ranked #4 of 8 hotels in Aviemore
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed in the Highland Hotel Aviemore for a family break on 14th April for two days. We had a lovely time and staff were excellent. I telephoned prior to arriving with our room requests which were all fulfilled pleasantly and efficiently by the lady on reception. We were also looked after very well by Mariella in the cocktail lounge,... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stay for couple of nights with young family, room very spacious and immaculate, staff very pleasant & very helpful food great also. Plenty to do with kids.Took the kids swimming at complex kids loved the slide & wave machine, older kids had game of football while younger ones played in soft play. Will return great family break A+++++++

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for the time taken to write a review on Trip Advisor. I am delighted to hear that you had such a wonderful break with your family. It is great that you had the chance to make use of all the leisure facilities and enjoyed them. Thank you for all your wonderful comments - it is a... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had stayed at the Macdonald Crutherland House Hotel previously in Feb and couldn't fault it. With this in mind, I decided to book the Aviemore Highland Hotel for my boyfriend's birthday, upon arriving I could identify that this would not be the same quality as the Crutherland as unbeknown to me there were building works being carried out. When... More

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

Dear kimflo97 Thank you for taking the time and effort to write a review and share your resort experience with us. I am sorry to hear that you were left feeling dissapointed with your stay - here at the resort we always aim for the highest possible guest service and take it seriously if guests leave feeling this was not... More

Biggar, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am elite member of the MacDonald Hotels group loyalty programme and have stayed in many MacDonald hotels; this was my first trip to the 4* Highland Hotels in Aviemore. There was construction going on at this hotel and this caused some issues with car parking and general access. On arrival we were acknowledged as a member of the loyalty... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time and effort to write a review and share your detailed resort experience with us. Guest comments are very important to us - and I would like to thank you for the contructive feedback given in order for us to improve our service and facilities on the resort. I apologise for the inconvenience... More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Used this hotel as a base for some biking up around Sutherland. £80 for a twin room bed and breakfast is a pretty good deal, although they were originally going to charge over £100 until I mentioned the deal I'd seen on the internet. Room was clean and quiet. The staff were very helpful and the buffet breakfast was excellent.... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and share your resort experience. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the resort and facilities on onsite accommodating. Thank you for your kind words regarding breakfast - it is something that our guests always tend to enjoy. We look forward... More

Glasgow
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for 2 nights mid week a couple of weeks ago. We really enjoyed the stay, while we were here we had a couple of days skiing. The hotel is lovely and very well positioned in Aviemore. The bed is one of the comfiest I've slept on and the room is nice and spacious, we were on the ground... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and share your resort experience. I am delighted to read your review and hear that you had such a wonderful time whilst staying with us. Thank you for all your lovely comments - it is a joy to read and we cannot wait to welcome you back to... More

Inverness, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Spent a lovely 2 nights here. The bedroom we had was refurbished and spotless, bright and tastefully decorated. Ongoing upgrade to hotel but hardly noticed. Some of public areas decor a bit dark but presumably that will change soon. Staff very friendly and attentive. Evening meal in restaurant was great. Lovely freshly prepared food, not the cheep end of eating... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for the time taken to write a reivew on Trip Advisor. I am delighted to hear that you had a lovely stay with us and found the hotel accommodating. Thank you for mentioning our staff - it is something that we work hard on and always a pleasure when noticed. We look forward to welcome you... More

Lancaster, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We used the Macdonald Highlands Hotel as a base on a recent 2 day skiing trip to Cairn Gorm ski area and found it to be perfectly adequate. As other reviewers have said the hotel is undergoing refurbishment at the moment but it caused us no inconvenience or annoyance whatsoever. Yes there was plastic on some of the carpets on... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for the time taken to write a review. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the resort accommodating. Thank you for your kind words regarding our staff - that is something that we work very hard on here at the resort. We look forward to welcome you back again,... More

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83 reviews 83 reviews
30 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Recently enjoyed another weekend break at the Macdonald Highland and again had a great time. Our room and bathroom were spotless as usual, although the latter was showing some signs of wear and tear. Heated towel rail also not working, which is disappointing. We ate at Aspects and Giovannis and these both exceeded the expectations which one might have about... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for the time taken to write a review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the resort accommodating. It is great that you had the chance to dine in our restaurants and enjoyed both - your comments have been passed on to the relevant department. We look forward to welcome you... More

North Berwick, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We used hotel to break a long journey. Room very good as recently refurbished -make sure you get a refurbished room as work ongoing. Of particular note is the very friendly staff. Only slight negative was the toiletries in the bathroom were a tad minimalist. Lovely dish of fruit in room though.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the room you stayed in accommodating. Thank you for your wonderful words regarding our staff - it is something that we work very hard on and your comments have been passed on. We... More

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Additional Information about Macdonald Highlands Hotel

Also Known As:
Macdonald Highlands Aviemore
Hotel Macdonald Highlands
Macdonald Highlands Hotel Aviemore, Scotland
Address: Aviemore Highlands, Aviemore PH22 1PN, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Aviemore and the Cairngorms > Aviemore
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 8 hotels in Aviemore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Macdonald Highlands Hotel 4*
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 
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