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Macdonald Aviemore Resort

Aviemore | Inverness-shire, 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Edinburgh
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very clean rooms and friendly staff. A bit difficult to find our accomodation block in the large complex at first: emailing out a map beforehand or a heads-up would have helped! We were initially put in a non-family room by mistake but staff moved us straight away when this was pointed out. There was a £10 bar voucher advertised which... More 

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Edinburgh
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Service was excellent throughout our stay , we arrived early to find out our room was ready this was great. The young girl on the reception desk was very helpful. The pool is great very clean plenty changing rooms. Hotel is very central , our only fault would be the cafe is very dear and not a lot of choice.

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argyll
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Have stayed in Dalfaber Resort over the years since 1983! Great place for children and adults with lots of choices of activities within the Dalfaber resort itself. The patio lodges are very comfortable and well equipped. The buildings and outdoor patio areas really need a makeover. If you have small children beware of the treachorous steps out of the patio... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Resort built across beautiful landscape. Rooms facing cairngorm mountain range gives a picturesque view. We stayed for Christmas for 4 days. Place was beautifully decorated with fake ice fields (as the place had not experienced any snow within that season) to revive the festivities. We visited the Cairngorm mountains through funicular rail and experience was heart throbbing. Overall a lovely... More 

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Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with hubby and 2 kids. Staff were lovely, room was nice, modern and clean. Facilities were good, the pool could be made better with a few more things at the pool for the kids. The play park wasn't open due to maintenance (didn't see any going on tho). Breakfast was good but didn't rate the Italian restaurant, slow service... More 

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

Dear fyoScotland Many thanks for your review. I am very pleased to hear that you had such an enjoyable visit to the resort. The kids play park is undergoing a full upgrade and will be open again very soon. Kind regards Stephen Williams Resort General Manager More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked room for the night via trip advisor. Classic double for £155 for the dinner & B&B for the night. Hotel boasted leisure facilities, bar, restaurant etc. What it doesnt say is that they are all in separate buildings and you have to walk sometimes half a mile whatever the weather. We decided not to get soaked 4 times going... More 

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Tain
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit, lots of activity in Aviemore. Hotel is very central and our experience in June was very peaceful although plenty people on the go. Have been before to the Macdonald Resort and have never been dissappointed. Looking forward to our next stay.

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

Dear margaretmS6748WM Many thanks for your review. I am delighted to hear that you are never disappointed with a visit to the resort and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Kind regards Stephen Williams Resort General Manager More 

Dundee
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Difficult to check in when the hotel we were staying (Morlich) had an unmanned desk with a notice to go to the Conference Centre to check in but this reception was also unmanned and had a notice to go to the Aviemore Hotel reception! Eventually found the desk with helpful and friendly staff only to be told we had been... More 

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

Dear 536lianet Thank you for your review. I am very sorry to hear of the confusion you experienced on arrival at the resort. We are working to improve the signposting and flow of guests around the resort so that your experience will not be repeated by future guests. I am pleased to hear that the room was to your liking... More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in one of the lodges in the macdonald resort. Overall lodge was clean but in need of a refurbishment. Double bed was very uncomfortable as the mattress dipped in the middle, carpet was thread bear on the stairs, wood coming away for the bannister, couches have seen better days. Apart from that we had a good holiday, got the... More 

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

Dear Brenda W Thank you for your review, I am very pleased to hear that you had a good holiday in Aviemore. We have an ongoing refurbishment programme which has seen us spend £5 million in the last 2 years and we will continue to invest in the resort in the coming months and years to ensure that the quality... More 

Wick, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Weekend breakfast chef was very nice and friendly. Handy location for fishing. Wi-fi kept disconnecting. Disappointed with Italian restaurant, found hair in lasagne. Overall, staff were very accommodating.

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

Dear Ronald F Many thanks for your review. Overall I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay. I will follow up on your comments that were not as positive with the relevant managers. I hope that we see you again in the future. Kind regards Stephen Williams Resort General Manager More 

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