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Macdonald Highlands Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Aviemore Highlands, Aviemore PH22 1PN, Scotland
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Ranked #4 of 8 hotels in Aviemore
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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 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had one night only here in May but it was a beautiful room but it was a small pity it overlooked the car park and entrance and below the window they were doing laundry and deliveries etc, staff were very friendly and there were lots of amenities within the complex. We also had a meal in the restaurant and... More

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

Thank you for your positive review on trip advisor. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed the food within the resort. We have a number of restaurants in the resort from Italian to Steak. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kindest regards Lindsey Randall Operations Manager More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had high hopes for this hotel. I had visited Aviemore on many occasions for study trips with University and stayed in the hostels. In evenings you always noticed the grand entrance and expected nothing but quality. My girlfriend and I both love animals, so for her birthday I decided the Highland Wildlife Park would be a good visit and... More

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

Thank you for your review on trip advisor. I am pleased to read that you found the staff to be very helpful. During the winter the Highlands Hotel underwent major refurbishment in which all the bedrooms were refurbished. On your next visit please contact myself directly on lindsey.randall@macdonald-hotels.co.uk and I will personally look after your reservation. Kindest regards Lindsey Randall... More

London
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for two nights at the end of a busy week driving around Scotland. Large hotel that was fairly busy with coach loads of visitors who made loads of noise wheeling suitcases around early in the morning when leaving. The room was, v clean and comfortable with a clean good sized bathroom. Communal areas were all clean and... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on trip advisor. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay in particular breakfast. I hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back to the hotel in the near future. Kindest regards Lindsey Randall Operations Manager More

Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't say enough good things about this hotel. This was our 2nd visit in two years and going to book again for next year. Staff are lovely rooms are large and very well designed. Great pool that is free to guests and a wonderful child play area also free to guests. Wish we had time to try the new... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave a positive review on trip advisor. The staff all work extremely hard in the resort and appreciate when people take time to recognise their hard work. Our new children's activites centre has been getting great reviews so you definately need to come back and visit soon. Don't forget out Santa weekend's starting... More

aberdeen
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for a long weekend with my hubby and daughter in June. The room was clean but very dark and at about 5 in the morning was woken by loud noises coming from pipes or something thro the building! The breakfast was lovely think it was served in the aspect we ate in the Italian 1night to also nice.... 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 and sharing your resort experience. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the resort accommodating for yourelf and your family. I apologise about you being woken up during the night, but I am happy that you did not let that spoil... More

norfolk uk
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the third year we have stayed here and once again we were not disappointed. Our stay of 6 nights in June could not have been better. Aspects restaurant was particularly good with friendly and helpful staff. The food was excellent, breakfast and evening meal. Already booking for next year and looking forward to doing it all again. Our... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your wonderful review, it is a pleasure to hear that you had such a great stay with us. I am delighted that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay and I am happy that the staff was so helpful and welcoming. Please note that your lovely feedback has been passed on. We look forward to... More

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Just back from a wonderful weekend away to celebrate anniversaries. Can't complain about hotel as it is wonderful and both parties were up graded at no extra cost. However we chose the in-house food deal which sadly was not worth the money. The italian restaurant's food was cold, dry and tasted tinned. Everything was grilled to death or precooked and... 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 sorry to hear that you were left feeling disspointed with your dining experience. I do wish you would have mentioned this whilst dining with us as I am certain that the staff would have been happy to replace any item you were not completely happy with.... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Stayed at weekend for business meeting. Room unbelievably dated, bed very dusty. Food passable but service beyond dire: slow, rude, unwilling to rectify mistakes. Naff bagpipe music everywhere. All this for an incredibly ambitious price to boot. Back to the worst days of the 1970s all round.

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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 share your resort experience. I am sorry to hear that you were left feeling dissapointed with your recent stay with us. I do wish you would have mentioned during your stay that you were not satisfied with your room - I am sure we would have been able to find a... More

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Stayed one night following a long day climbing Braeriach! All staff were very friendly and accommodating, from reception on arrival, bar in the evening and breakfast in the morning. Room was comfortable, clean and well maintained. Good buffet breakfast. Would defiantly use again.

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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 sharing your resort experience. I am delighted to hear that you had such a wonderful stay with us. Thank you for your wonderful words regarding our staff, I am happy that they made you feel welcome and were helpful. We look forward to welcome you back again. Best... More

Edinburgh
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Hotel was a good base for our weekend stay! Room was nice, staff attentive. Amazing open fires in the bar area! Recommend this to anyone heading up to aviemore in any season! Check out live music at the bar at bottom of the hill from hotel! They also have a good lunch menu!

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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 had such a wonderful stay with us and enjoyed the facilities and the friendlines of our staff - it is a pleasure to read. We look forward to welcome you back again. Best regards, The General Manager More

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Address: Aviemore Highlands, Aviemore PH22 1PN, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Aviemore and the Cairngorms > Aviemore
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Hotel Class:4 star — Macdonald Highlands Hotel 4*
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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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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