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Macdonald Highlands Hotel

Aviemore Highlands, Aviemore PH22 1PN, Scotland
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Ranked #6 of 12 Hotels in Aviemore
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3 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
Edward L L Glasgow, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This whole resort (?) just feels deserted & abandoned. Hotel is basically a Reception,a bar , restaurant & function room with an Accommodation Block (their words not mine) tied on. Room was good & loo was spotless. We were B&B & breakfast was ok but at least they made your toast - my wife's pet hate is having to make... More 

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stirling,scotland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for one night as a test for my birthday as we travelled up north Scotland! Was a bit apprehensive after reading some reviews! However I had not need worry! Place is fantastic! I didn't realise how big the resort was and lots to see and do! Wish we had stayed longer! Check in was good! Short bread at... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the good fortune to stay at this resort hotel in May. The weather was unpredictable which, is part of the magic. Four seasons on one day is something g everyone should put on their bucket list. The staff were attentive and friendly - no request went unsatisfied. Food was imaginative and of the highest quality. Room was newly... More 

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14 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for 2 nights here with family and had chosen this particular hotel because of the Activities available for the grandchildren. The corridor smelled a bit musty ( not the rooms) The pool was huge and had a great flume, but due to the fact there were only a few people using the pool they closed the slide and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Second weekend at Aviemore (the first one at Hilton) and actually we prefer this one because of location and facilities for toddlers are complete new, cute and nice. Our son is 2yo and we enjoyed a lot the outdoor playground area and we "use" the free 3h fully supervised at the activity centre (rainy weekend), our little man was very... More 

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

Love Aviemore but will stay at Hilton Coylumbridge again next time. Rooms and food much better value. Kids new activity centre is excellent - apart from that over priced and a little shabby. Take plenty pennies you'll need them! I asked for a refurbished family room in Highlands hotel - was ensured this would happen when booking. On arrival informed... More 

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

A two night stay got off to a bad start when told if I wanted to use credit card to settle the bill there would be £3 charge?? So called executive room was well appointed but poky and facing the gable end of the building, not what we had expected for the price. Staff were very responsive and relocated us... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed only for 1 night as part of our Trafalgar Tour. An absolutely beautiful hotel. Bed was so comfortable (which was a welcome site after a long day on the tour coach) and it was bliss to discover that in addition to the comfy bed there were lovely feather pillows (my favourite!) The room was clean and well presented. Eating... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the website details I was expecting something a bit more sophisticated than we actually got. There was little described In the resort description that was actually available on site. Boasting several restaurants on arrival we were informed that only one was actually open, lifts were broken, cinema was broken. Rooms are very basic and larger areas of the hotel... More 

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday and had hoped to make the stay special for us. However, I was quite disappointed in the hotel and its facilities, as I had imagined they would be more luxurious than practical. It would be a good place for a holiday with children, as there is a pool and play area. The... More 

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