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Macdonald Highlands Hotel

Aviemore Highlands, Aviemore PH22 1PN, Scotland
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  • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We booked a suite (D,B&B) at the Macdonald Highlands Hotel for a weekend away before we had read any reviews - very unlike us! I then spent some time reading the reviews and was a bit concerned but we always take reviews with a pinch of salt. We arrived on the Friday evening around 5pm and were quickly checked in... More 

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Kidlington, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights as part of a coach tour. The rooms were well appointed and comfortable.The food however was poor . The portions were small with little or no vegetables. The desserts were also of an inadequate size for adults.The service was very slow and badly organised.Our expectations from this 4 star hotel were sadly... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to Aviemore on many occasions but as this was a last minute desicion the Macdonald Highlands was all that was available. Vastly overpriced, and not what I would rate as a 4* hotel. The building itself is very dated and the rooms can be very awkward to locate, especially if you are carrying luggage. The rooms have... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well well what can I say..my first job many many years ago (40)..was at this hotel so I was very excited to return.in the hart of the resort the hotel still looks llke the jewel of the highlands.reception and staff very well presented.my room was emaculate as was the whole of the hotel.food was very good indeed .all staff should... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had booked 3 rooms at the Morlich Hotel in this Aviemore resort run by Macdonalds Hotels as we were hoping to photograph ospreys in the local lochan. Just before leaving home, we were told that we were being up-graded to the Highlands Hotel which they call their "signature" hotel on the resort. There are 4 hotels in the resort... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As we arrived we were quite lost as it was our first visit to the hotel. We travelled by train and it was just a 2 minute walk away across the road. Very easy access. We found ourselves at the Strath Spey hotel of the resort and as we went in we were greeted by a friendly smile. The night... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were 'upgraded' to this hotel. Very nice room with a huge bed. Very comfortable clean and tidy. The reception staff were great as were all of the hotel staff. The restaurant was very good. Well organised and good food at a reasonable cost.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for 2 nights on a bed and breakfast basis. We were on the 3rd floor in a spacious room with double bed and additional single. We have no complaints about the room which was well decorated and furnished. Bed was large and comfortable with clean linen. Bathroom was well maintained with thick, fluffy towels and toiletries which were... More 

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came here for a three day break, bed and breakfast at a cost of nearly 450 pounds. Apparently there has been a 5 million investment in the resort, my family did not witness any of this in this hotel or the leisure pool. Room was exactly the same as four years ago but now the small internal fridge was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A sixties concrete block with long dark corridors. But once in the room it was clean and comfortable. Breakfast was a short walk away, not ideal in pouring rain, and probably slightly less glamorous than a motorway service station. the only thing that gave this hotel any atmosphere of Scotland was the tartan carpet in the hall.

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

Dear Platy6 Many thanks for your recent review. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed our newly refurbished bedrooms. We will be completing the refurbishment of the ground floors of 2 of our hotels in the coming weeks and this will see breakfast being served in each individual hotel. I hope we can welcome you back to the resort... More 

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