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Strathspey Hotel at Macdonald Aviemore Resort

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Macdonald Aviemore Resort, Aviemore PH22 1PN, Scotland (Formerly Macdonald Four Seasons Hotel)
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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54 reviews 54 reviews
7 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The MacDonald Strathspey Hotel is over-heated, grubby, with worn out carpets & furniture, chipped baths & toilets. Simply awful & certainly not 4 star. Nice enough staff & breakfast but that's all. The building is ugly, unwelcoming and is usually deserted. It looks & feels like the sort of place that littered Eastern Europe in the 1990's - a decrepit... More 

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Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed two nights here with my husband for Valentine's weekend. Very disappointed with the hotel itself. Apparently this hotel which is part of a complex of hotels & leisure facilities, is due to be pulled down within the next year to be replaced with serviced appartments. Check in was a prolonged affair as there was only one member of staff... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
10 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked this hotel at the last minute for a get away weekend break and it was not cheap (even on a discount deal site) so I expected it to be excellent quality Check in was fine and staff were polite and helpful The Macdonald resort consists of several different buildings and this is definitely the resorts poor relation! We... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I decided to book in to the Strathspey as we found a very good price and wanted to see for ourselves what the hotel was like. It has been many years since we last stayed there, and tripadvisor reports did not look too good. We were delighted with our room requested on the first floor as my... More 

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hubby and I decided last minute to stay over night so we cld snowboard Saturday and Sunday so jumped on late rooms and found this place. Doesn't look amazing from the outside and the rooms a little dated but I have to stay Outstanding customer service from both reception and breakfast staff. Breakfast was excellent plentiful and warming for early... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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18 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have stayed in the Highland hotel a few times which is quite expensive so when I found a great price for the Strathspey we thought we'd give it a try. The hotel is only open at the weekends at the moment so there isn't much life, I didn't find it a big issue checking in at the central reception... More 

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

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time leave your comments on Trip Advisor. I am pleased to read you had an enjoyable stay. As you mentioned the Strathspey is our 3 star hotel on Resort therefore is not up to the high 4 star standards of Macdonald Hotels. This year we are investing a further £5.5 million bringing two... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The important thing to understand is that the Macdonald hotel chain is referring to their collection of hotels in Aviemore as a 'resort' As a resort, everyone is well catered for and there is plenty to do on site - fantastic pool area, children's play area, cinema, shopping, a choice of places to eat, entertainment, a small gym. (Although everywhere... More 

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

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to post your review on Trip Advisor. May I firstly sincerely apologise for the problem you have encountered. Our primary aim her at Macdonald Hotels I to achieve and exceed our guest’s expectations and I am very sorry that we appear to have failed upon this occasion. We operate a Resort environment... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been in Macdonald resort in Aviemore so many times, and we really love it there- great location, superb swimming pool and the most welcome latest addition - first class Kids Activity Center. We've stayed in each of the hotels in the resort and I must say the Strathspey isn't as good as others. It desperately needs a refurbishment indeed.... More 

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

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to post your review. Our Strathspey Hotel is rated as a 3 star property. This year we are investing a further £5.5 million on bring two further hotels up to 4 star standard. In April 2015 the Macdonald Aviemore Hotel will open as our new 4 star family hotel and the Macdonald... More 

Carnoustie, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hotel is indeed needing updated but our room was very clean. Our deal was for dinner , bed and breakfast with a show ticket and also a voucher for the bar or coffee shop. Dinner was good and better than expectations as was breakfast. Staff were very friendly and I found nothing to complain about for a one night stay.... More 

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

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to post your review on Trip Advisor. I am pleased to read that you would return. The Strathspey is our 3 star property on Resort. This year we are investing a further £5.5 million bringing two further hotels up to 4 star standard. I hope you will return soon so we can... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

Such a shame it's an old hotel With potential but it's so out of date.... Reception staff need customer relation training. Excellent breakfast staff. Yes i would return as it is very central And it was just a bed for the night.

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

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I am pleased to read your kind comments regarding the breakfast staff. I can assure you that I will be speaking to the Reception Manager in regards to the lack of customer service reception provided. This year we are investing a further £5.5 million improving the Resort. I... More 

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Address: Macdonald Aviemore Resort, Aviemore PH22 1PN, Scotland (Formerly Macdonald Four Seasons Hotel)
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Aviemore and the Cairngorms > Aviemore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Strathspey Hotel at Macdonald Aviemore Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 88
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Also Known As:
Macdonald 4 Seasons Hotel
Four Seasons Hotel Aviemore
Four Seasons Aviemore
Aviemore Four Seasons
Strathspey Hotel At Macdonald Aviemore Resort Scotland

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