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Macdonald Aviemore Hotel at Macdonald Aviemore Resort

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Fife , Scotland
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

One of the worst holiday experiences ever. Thought we would book a lodge for the family. A very drunk man burst into our lodge at 9pm scaring my children and I had to force him out the door. He then continued to try and get into the lodge. Phoned reception and the assistant manager showed him to his lodge leaving...

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Inverness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The resort is made up of several hotels. We stayed at the Aviemore hotel which isn't the most obvious one to find. A couple of the hotels, Aviemore included, did look a little 'tired' on the outside, but inside it was very much the opposite. We stayed in room 3128 which is a family room with two double beds and...

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

Dear 'Minijim2012' Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review here on TripAdvisor I am glad to see that you had an enjoyable stay with us in our Aviemore hotel, that you found your room to be comfortable and that you thoroughly enjoyed the breakfast that we offer. I am sorry you felt the hotels looked tired from...

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Be careful when you book a hotel in this resort as there a few options. I booked what I think is called the Aviemore Hotel, which was terrible. Wifi did not work in room, no bar, the most exciting thing being it is near the Tesco. That fact alone makes me quite sad. Due to the wifi problem however I...

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

Dear 'glen g' Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on TripAdvisor I am sincerely sorry that our Aviemore hotel did not live up to expectations upon your arrival. It is good to read that our staff remedied this situation with a move across to another hotel which you would enjoy much more. I hope the initial...

Hermiston
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

rooms small clean, very overpriced definately not four star, The restruant was average or less. went for breakfast at 7. am, out of bread rolls, fruit bar not stocked and chefs stayed in kitchen, not brilliant

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

Dear 'gofarm' Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review here on TripAdvisor I am very sorry that you felt our resort did not meet your four star expectations and was overpriced. Your experience at breakfast is unfortunate, and I will pass your comments on to our team to ensure this does not happen again. We hope to...

Crieff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located on ground floor, made it easy to take dog out for toilet. Room lovely and comfortable. Bar nice and food good in bar too. Food court breakfast very nice. Great shopping and pool is fantastic. Great family visit.

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

Dear 'reviewsarehonest' Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review here on TripAdvisor I am very glad that you had such a pleasant stay here at the resort, and that you enjoyed our pet friendly rooms. Your kind comments regarding our leisure facilities and food services are greatly appreciated, we aim to provide a great experience when guests...

Helensburgh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lacks a warm friendly atmosphere. bars are absolutely freezing cold and that's with the fire on!! Only one person serving on each of the bars took 15 minutes to get a drink - and that was it very quiet.

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

Dear 'Y8470WNjoannem' Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review on TripAdvisor I am sincerely sorry that you felt our resort lacked atmosphere, and that you found our bars to be too cold and slow in serving. These are all comments that I will pass on to our team to ensure that no future guests encounter similar issues....

Erskine, Renfrewshire
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great hotel in the centre of Aviemore. Very clean and comfortable rooms. The food was very nice and the staff were helpful and friendly. Swimming pool and sauna included in the price. I would highly recommend this hotel.

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

Dear 'David H' Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review on TripAdvisor I am glad that you had such an enjoyable stay, and that you enjoyed the use of our leisure facilities during your time with us. Your comments regarding the rooms, food and service are also extremely pleasing to read, we aim to provide high levels...

Tranent
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hotel was lovely couldn't have pick a better place to go with my husband. We both loved it we just wished we could have stayed longer. Everyone was so welcoming can't wait to come back and loved the shop as well. Everything is right next to each other so you don't have to go to fair to go for dinner...

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

Dear '830bethd' Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review on TripAdvisor It is with great pleasure that I read your review, your kind comments on how welcoming the resort is are very enjoyable to read. I am glad that you enjoyed our Spey Valley shopping, and that you do not have to travel far to gain access...

Glasgow
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very tired looking and no atmosphere particularly in reception and areas leading to room - not welcoming and wouldn't recommend at all! Swimming pool water cold and we were told by number of people this is always the case - unacceptable and never going back to this complex of hotels.

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

Dear 'K4925CRmichaelb' Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on TripAdvisor Your review is particularly worrying, I am very sorry that you felt there was no atmosphere and that the public areas were not welcoming as we have just had a large refurbishment with the aim to update our hotels. I am also sorry that you felt...

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Double room is tight. The on site restaurants are not value for money. I had what was basically fish and chips in the Scottish steak house (which was tasty) but it was half a fish. I would rather have been charged more for a decent sized fish.

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

Dear 'yerweepal' Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review on TripAdvisor I am sorry that you felt our double room was smaller than expected, and that you did not enjoy your meal in our restaurant due to the portion size. We always aim to provide the best service possible in our resort, and I am sorry that...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Banquet Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The hotels of our Macdonald Aviemore Resort are situated at the very heart of the Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands - a magical location. Stay amidst ancient Caledonian pine forests at one of our four distinctive hotels or our luxury woodland lodge accommodation. You'll find the perfect room for your stay in one of our luxurious Scottish Highlands hotels at Aviemore. Our Highlands Hotel offer four-star luxury for all the family along with our newly refurbished Morlich and Aviemore Hotels which are due to open Spring 2015. Choose one of our Luxury Woodland lodges for a stunning escape in the forest surrounding our resort. You'll find everything you need and more at Macdonald Aviemore Resort - luxury brand shopping, 3D cinema viewing, top-class restaurants, our brand new, state-of-the-art Aviemore Activity Centre, family activities, swimming pool - and for golfers, the Spey Valley Championship Golf Course. Recently voted one of the best in Scotland, this course boasts some of the most breathtaking views in the world. Designed by Dave Thomas, former Ryder Cup player, it features the longest hole in Scotland - a par 5 measuring 635 yards. Are you up for the challenge? ... more   less 

Additional Information about Macdonald Aviemore Hotel at Macdonald Aviemore Resort

Address: Macdonald Aviemore Resort, Aviemore PH22 1PN, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Aviemore and the Cairngorms > Aviemore
Price Range: $118 - $211 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Macdonald Aviemore Hotel at Macdonald Aviemore Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 404
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“Do not choose a Suite. You might be advised to go 'room only' and obtain your breakfast elsewhere.”
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