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Macdonald Aviemore Highland Resort

4.0 of 5 Resort   |   Highland Resort, Aviemore | Inverness-shire, Aviemore PH22 1PN, Scotland
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked 4 rooms: Lock broke locking a person in the room. If there had been a fire they wouldn't get out. This room was then not cleaned for the rest of the stay. Bar man didn't know how to make a bloody Mary and when it did come they charged for it twice at £16.20 for a bloody Mary... More

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Telford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the opportunity whilst on holiday to visit the the day facilities at this hotel. We looked forward to a spa day in line with other Macdonald hotels. The Spa was being refurbished, you could access the pool for £10.50. The poolside steam room was out of order as was the jacuzzi. Many of the locks in the changing... More

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General M, Manager at Macdonald Aviemore Highland Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review on trip advisor. In order for me to invesitage further can I please ask you to email me your contact telephone number to lindsey.randall@macdonald-hotels.co.uk. I look forward to hearing from you. Kindest regards Lindsey Randall Operations Manager More

Perth, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The first challenge we had was finding the room, directions and signage is lacking and needs to be better for the size of this place. The boom was a good size for UK standards, the bathroom was small and had a shower only (happy not to have to climb into a bath) bedding was clean and fresh, pillows were feather... More

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General M, Manager at Macdonald Aviemore Highland Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review on trip advisor. I am pleased to hear that you found the room to be a good size. On your next visit if you would like pillows other than feather please let reception know and they will ensure that this is done for you. I look forward to welcoming you back to the resort in... More

Ayr, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a 2 night break at the Highlands hotel, I have to say we had a fantastic stay . The room was exactly as pictured in photos which is rare. Lovely big comfy bed, bathroom was nice and clean although the shower was more like a drizzle lol! The thing that really made our stay was the staff nothing... More

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General M, Manager at Macdonald Aviemore Highland Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a positive review on trip advisor. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay and particulary enjoyed Aspects. We are very passionate about the high levels of service that we deliver and our continued approach to offering only the finest ingredients in our menus. I will certainly pass on your... More

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fot the prices this "resort" charges the facilities and accommodation should be better..We stayed in the Academy Hotel and the room was dated and because I'm Dad I got the sofa bed that was about as comfortable as sleeping on a pallet...My daughter went to see the Magician show only to be told that he was no longer employed and... More

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General M, Manager at Macdonald Aviemore Highland Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on trip advisor. Feedback is such a valuable way for us to monitor our operation and make improvements where necessary. I am sorry to hear that you did not think the facilities were up to par. This year we have invested over £2 million in the resort and next year... More

Sunderland, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself, wife and daughter paid £42 for a family day pass to include Soft Play, Swim and 2 course lunch. First up was soft play, the little one enjoyed this while we overpaid for bland 'Costa' coffee. We headed over to the main building for lunch and were greeted by something which looked like it wouldn't be out of place... More

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General M, Manager at Macdonald Aviemore Highland Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time and trouble to leave a review on trip advisor. I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your day with us. I can assure you that all our food is freshly prepared on site by our dedicated kitchen brigade. In regards to the issues with the hot tub, steam room and wave... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

we are still here while I write this so still quite angry and glad to be checking out tomorrow. We are a family of 4. kids aged 2 and 4. Breakfast - familys are treated as outcasts as u get taken to the back section "out of the way" ? Room service - poor. Food in general is tasteless. Now... More

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General M, Manager at Macdonald Aviemore Highland Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on trip advisor. I am sorry to read that you did not enjoy your stay. We are very proud of the service and food that we provide at Macdonald Hotels hence why I was very shocked when I read your review as the senior management do not and will not... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here 1 night on a bus tour . Very nice . Good bed. Clean . A little bit knocked around but very roomy . Wifi great . Very quiet . Breakfast very good . Plenty of room in dining room . Staff lovely . Shame about the weather . Beautiful country. .

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General M, Manager at Macdonald Aviemore Highland Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on trip advisor. I hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back to the resort in the near future...finger's crossed for better weather. Kindest regards Lindsey Randall Operations Manager More

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
23 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Decide to give this hotel a try as we had heard some good reviews about it. It is divided up into 4 different hotels and lodges. We stayed at the 4* Highland Hotel for one night as we got a cheap deal through a 3rd party online booking site other wise we would have been double the price. The young... More

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General M, Manager at Macdonald Aviemore Highland Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review on trip advisor. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay. I look forward to welcoming you back to the resort in the near future. Kindest regards Lindsey Randall Operations Manager More

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So, we were looking forward to a stay at a lovely looking resort. We were disappointed. On arrival it all looks super, but a LOT of cracks started to appear which undid a lot of hard work that the young inexperienced team think they may be putting in. We were checked into the 'Academy Hotel' - A second class (3*)... More

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General M, Manager at Macdonald Aviemore Highland Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on trip advisor. I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay. Please be assured that the comments you have raised have been taken very seriously and addressed thoroughly. I can assure you that this is not the normal standard we strive for in our daily routines... More

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Address: Highland Resort, Aviemore | Inverness-shire, Aviemore PH22 1PN, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Aviemore and the Cairngorms > Aviemore
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Hotel Class:4 star — Macdonald Aviemore Highland Resort 4*
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