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Academy Hotel at Macdonald Aviemore Resort

3.0 of 5 | Macdonald Aviemore Resort, Aviemore PH22 1PN, Scotland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice hotel in a great location. Our room was clean and well maintained although one day it wasn't serviced and we had to go to reception for milk as no one answered the phone. The food was plentiful and lovely, hot and cold buffet breakfast with someone to meet and greet you and show you to your table. The facilities... More 

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Derby
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in this hotel 1st January for two nights. I booked through their website which detailed the hotels and facilities as top notch. We were looking for a high quality stay to rewind after the hectic Christmas break. We had never stayed at a Macdonald hotel before and we were in the mind set that it would be a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

This hotel is in an amazing location and has great facilities. Despite this, again on our second stay at this property, the rooms were freezing! Last time stayed in one of the 4 star property and could not fault the cleanliness or state of repair. This time was a family get-away so went 3star. Was disappointed by poor state of... More 

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Comfortable spacious room.The room was lovely and clean and a well fitted enough suite .This hotel is good value for money the public areas could do with updating.A good buffet breakfast sets you up for the day .

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on Trip Advisor. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards Christopher Wayne-Wills Chief Executive Officer Macdonald Aviemore Resort More 

Elgin, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Disappointed with receptionist to start with, having booked 2 double rooms including breakfast @ £103 each, for 2 adults and 1 adult and 1 child (17 and under) the receptionist wouldn't accept this and said I'd only booked for 3! Therefore I would have to pay £15 extra for my sons breakfast, couldn't understand this having paid exactly the same... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on Trip Advisor. I am sorry to hear that you had an issue on check in. To allow us to investigate further can I please ask you to contact Lindsey Randall, Front of House Operations Manager, on lindsey.randall@macdonald-hotels.co.uk. Kind regards Christopher Wayne-Wills Chief Executive Officer Macdonald Aviemore Resort More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Stayed for a night in the Academy and had a room on the ground floor in the annexe section. The room was just what I would expect from a 3 star hotel. The corridor leading to the room was a bit basic- painted breeze block, but the room was fine. Cleanliness was up to standard and the bed was comfortable,... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on Trip Advisor. I am pleased to read that you found the cleanliness to be up to standard. As part of the refurbishment of the Academy and the requirements of a 4 star hotel I am pleased to announce that breakfast as of April 2015 will be served... More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

this is our 3rd time to the academy hotel, I can see from feedback that they are due to close and refurb the hotel and not before time, its a shame that it doesnt reflect in the price as it is very run down for a steep nightly rate Our room was clean which was the main thing, breakfast great,... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on Trip Advisor. I am pleased to hear that your children enjoyed their visit to the new Children's Activities Centre. I look forward to welcoming you back to the newly refurbished and newly named Macdonald Aviemore Hotel. Kind regards Christopher Wayne-Wills Chief Executive Officer Macdonald Aviemore Resort More 

2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

How anyone can charge near £200 for 2 nights in this hole is a mystery. The owners/investors seriously need to spend a night in room 3338 and genuinely ask themselves if they would be happy if they spent their hard earned cash to sleep there. Am I not right in saying a holiday in a hotel should be a stress.... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on Trip Advisor. The Academy Hotel is rated as a three star Hotel and the current physical condition of the Hotel, as well as the rates charged, reflect the criteria required for this rating. However acting on customer feedback such as yours, I am pleased to advise that... More 

Glenrothes, Scotland, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Stayed here in the eighties and had a feeling of deja vu on my return. Whilst the reception area of the resort is very good, this does not forewarn you of the 'quality' of the Academy Hotel. This place is pretty poor. The reception when we arrived was empty and the walk to the rooms resembled something from Cell Block... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on trip advisor. On resort we have a range of 3 star and 4 star hotels. The Academy Hotel is currently one of our 3 star hotels. Acting on customer feedback the Academy will close in January and reopen in April 2015 as a 4 star family hotel.... More 

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318 reviews 318 reviews
41 hotel reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I booked into the hotel not that long ago and expected a lot more for a 3 star hotel, When walking down the corridor towards the room the smell was not very nice, there was a dark patch in the corridor no sure what it was. When walking to my room there seems to be towels along the corridor and... More 

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

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review on trip advisor and for highlighting the issues that you encountered. Please be assured that this is not our normal standard and I can assure you that this will be addressed with the operations team. Kind regards Christopher Wayne-Wills Chief Executive Officer Macdonald Aviemore Resort More 

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Address: | Macdonald Aviemore Resort, Aviemore PH22 1PN, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Aviemore and the Cairngorms > Aviemore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Academy Hotel at Macdonald Aviemore Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 102
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