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Strathspey Hotel at Macdonald Aviemore Resort

Macdonald Aviemore Resort, Aviemore PH22 1PN, Scotland (Formerly Macdonald Four Seasons Hotel)
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Falkirk
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Booked this for our stay in late august last year. We were told that £5m was being spent on upgrades. The carpets in the room were threadbare and an extra bed had been shoehorned in front of the window which we had to climb over to open and close the carpets. The bathroom had cracked tiles and mould. I had... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

We stayed here as part of a group tour. We liked this place but we only stayed one night after arriving late and leaving early. The rooms are nice, if a bit tight on space but the best part of our stay was the view. Wake up looking out over the Cairgorm mountains and everything will seem much better. We... More 

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Bridgeport, West Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

This was a quaint older styled hotel, sitting high above the others on the hillside. The picture window from the dinning room, reminded me of home growing up as a child at my Scottish grandfather's home in Bristol, New Hampshire USA. There wasn't proper staffing, and I had to seek out a staff member when a new guest in the... More 

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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

This is the 4th of the hotels stayed in at the resort and this was a big let down. The whole place needs a face lift. Rooms are very old looking, curtains falling off hooks, dated is the word to describe the ensuite. Reception had one person on and I believe he got confused as a number of people were... More 

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Yamba
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

I had a 2 night stop over here, it was good to be able to do some laundry and get it dry on the heater, which will not turn off,, No soap Holders, No hair conditioners, No cooling, Bed ok but not wonderful. The room is very overcrowded, poorly designed, however the Hotel is set in a beautiful area.

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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

The most positive thing I can say is, the hotel is in a beautiful setting with lovely views. The entire hotel is in dire need of renovation. The room had peeling wallpaper & was dark & dingy. Our adapters would fit into the room outlets we had to charge our phones, tablets & camera in the reception area. That was... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here with dozens of other Harley-Davidson owners for the annual Thunder in the Glens event. This is the 19th year and brings hundreds of thousands of £££ into the Macdonalds resort and the local economy. This 3 star hotel is a disgrace to the Macdonalds group so it wasn't a surprise to hear that, having taken our money, they... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Having read the reviews on TA and not wanting to be disappointed after a 500+ mile journey I rang the hotel to check that our room, a suite, would be acceptable. The extremely helpful lady with whom I spoke assured me that I would not be disappointed with my room but that the rest of the hotel "has not yet... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Canopy bed, fireplace, in the Lakes district in Northern England. I think I was lucky with my room selection. Because they really pack them in here. I was with a Trafalgar tour and they just couldn't handle the group with food service. But the room was gorgeous and clean.

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Thank sharon k
Sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

The Strathspey Hotel is an older style grand hotel. The room was larger than average with a great view over the valley towards the mountains. The dining/breakfast room is huge but the breakfast wasn't up to expectations. Free wi fi in the room.

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