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Macdonald Highlands Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Aviemore Highlands, Aviemore PH22 1PN, Scotland
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Ranked #6 of 11 Hotels in Aviemore
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed here with my Wife & 5 year old Daughter after getting a pretty decent deal online through a booking agency. My original plan was to stay with my Wife only, however we had to change our plans as we were let down with a babysitter at the last minute. When we checked in we asked for an extra... More

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Glasgow
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4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed at the Highlands Hotel this week with my wife and two sons. Having read very mixed reports on this site I decided to give the place a go. First the pros: the pool is good with decent changing facilities although a few more family changing cubicles would be good to make life easier for those with prams. There... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were given a complimentary upgrade to the Highlands Hotel from the Academy Hotel. Our room was lovely, although I would say that it wasn't as comfortable a bed as I would have expected for a 4* accommodation. It was great being so close to pool which was lovely and warm. We had breakfast included with our stay which was... More

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Witney, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is potentially a great place to stay, beautiful country in a 4 star hotel ......marred by lack of training and a holiday camp attitude by the hotel staff. They have no idea how to deal with proper travellers, treat all with a 'I am the Manageress and that is final' attitude. The rooms are well finished and comfortable but... More

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here last Friday ( 03 Oct ). We had a lovely time. On arrival we were greeted by Duncan in the main reception area who was welcoming, helpfull and enthusiastic. Our room was spotlessly clean , warm and had the most comfartable hotel bed we've ever slept in. Breakfast the next morning was very well... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have just returned from a 2 night stay in the highland hotel with my boyfriend which was amazing. Got a great deal (which included "free cream tea") through the autumn offer last minute. Room was lovely, clean and comfortable. Wood was chipped at bottom of door, no mini bar (probably a good thing). Massive great telly, massive comfy bed,... More

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

I guess my title may speak for itself I.e. Dated hotel, Staff that didn't really care, badly maintained, rip off prices, bad food, bad service. But giving me a room with a key card and getting to said room only to discover all I had to do was push the door as the handle and key card lock were missing... More

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

Dear Guest, I am sorry to hear that you have not enjoyed your stay with us. I can assure you that this is not our usual standards. Can I please ask you to contact myself or Lindsey Randall, Operations Manager, to allow me to investigate further. I look forward to hearing from you. Kind regards Christopher Wayne-Wills Chief Executive Officer... More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I stayed here for a couple of days and loved it staff were very welcoming rooms nice and clean and located a short walk from wherever you may need to go in Aviemore. My one complaint if you can call it that was that the shower was so hot and that was at its coldest so do... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your kind review on Trip Advisor. If you send my Operations Manager your room number she will get maintenance to investigate the issue with your shower. Please email lindsey.randall@macdonald-hotels.co.uk I look forward to welcoming you back to the Resort in the near future. Kind regards Christopher Wayne-Wills Chief Executve Officer Macdonald Aviemore Resort More

Newtonmore, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
23 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Swimming Pool on September 25th 2014: Good points nice & quiet, had a swim lane to myself;water lovely & warm;pool tiles very clean (which is unusual); arcade games next to the entrance have GONE. Hooray. Downside 4/6 poolside showers out of order; sink in male toilet out of order;light not working on sauna; piped music in pool amounted to no... 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 leave a review on trip advisor. Please be assured that we are working with our pool plant operatives to ensure that the issues in leisure are resolved as soon as possible. Fixing these issues is really important to us and is high on my agenda. I do hope that we have... More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely room, big bed, clean and tidy, tea/ coffee making, hair dryer, safe . Quick helpful check-in. Breakfasts were great all you could want and plenty no matter what time you went. Used the pool it was nice, not that deep but ok for a swim. Sauna good but unfortunately spa pool and steam room were closed when we went.... 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 leave a positive review on Trip Advisor. I look forward to welcoming you back to the Resort in the near future. Kind regards Christopher Wayne-Wills Chief Executive Officer Macdonald Aviemore Resort More

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Address: Aviemore Highlands, Aviemore PH22 1PN, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Aviemore and the Cairngorms > Aviemore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Macdonald Highlands Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 151
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Hotel Macdonald Highlands
Macdonald Highlands Hotel Aviemore, Scotland

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