Macdonald Highlands Hotel - Aviemore

Aviemore, Inverness-Shire, Aviemore, United Kingdom, PH22 1PN  show map
 4 stars
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Macdonald Highlands Hotel - Aviemore

 Paid Wi-Fi
 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Golf course

Horseback riding

Sailing

Fishing

Mini golf

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Solarium

Turkish bath

Steam bath

Jacuzzi

Overview

The luxury 4-star Macdonald Highland Hotel is set in the center of Aviemore.

Major Aviemore sights, such as Loch an Eilein, CairnGorm Mountain and Landmark Forest Theme Park are located nearby. You can see Cairngorm Reindeer Herd only 650 meters from the property.

Quick access to golf courses, shopping centers and bars is provided.

Inverness airport is 45 minutes' drive from the hotel.

Rooms

The hotel offers 150 rooms. All of them feature a trouser press and TV. Some rooms offer splendid views of the mountain.

Eat

In the morning a good buffet breakfast is served. The signature restaurant serves fresh Italian meals. At the contemporary authentic bar guests will enjoy a selection of coffee.

A full english breakfast is served at the price of GBP 6 per person per night.  The hotel offers a buffet breakfast at the price of GBP 6 per person per night. 

Services

Guests can use bicycle rental and room service and such facilities as currency exchange and a cloakroom.

Relax

The property features a pool, a play area and a game room for children. Fitness classes and a gym are provided on-site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for additional charge

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms   419.

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Facilities

General

  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Souvenir shop
  • Currency exchange
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Ski storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Activities

  • Sailing
  • Horseback riding
  • Fishing
  • Mini golf

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Bicycle rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Ski pass vendor
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shoe shine service
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Poolside snack bar

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Paid babysitting/Child services
  • Children's play area
  • Children's pool
  • Game room
  • Paid kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Live entertainment
  • Golf course
  • Fitness center
  • Health club
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Turkish bath
  • Steam bath
  • Solarium
  • Jacuzzi
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Garden area
  • Theater

Room facilities

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Living room
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  4 pm

Check-Out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • All children under the age of 5 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Aviemore, Inverness-Shire, Aviemore, United Kingdom, PH22 1PN

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City Center
  • Aviemore
    600 m
Airports
  • Inverness (INV)
    41.4km
  • Dundee (DND)
    95.5km
  • Bus stop
    7.4km
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    419

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          How to reach hotel

          hotel Macdonald Highlands Hotel - Aviemore Aviemore location
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          Hotel Address:

          Aviemore, Inverness-Shire, Aviemore, United Kingdom, PH22 1PN

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Aviemore
            600 m
          Airports
          • Inverness (INV)
            41.4km
          • Dundee (DND)
            95.5km
          • Bus stop
            7.4km
          Hotel information
          • Check-In:
            from  4 pm
          • Check-Out:
            until  11 am
          • Number of rooms:
            419

          Hotel Awards

          UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedAviemoreMacdonald Highlands Hotel

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          What's nearby

          Tourist attractions

          • The Strathspey Railway - 300 m

          Popular areas

          • City Center - 500 m

          Places of interest

          • Royal British Legion - 1.1km

          Amusement

          • Extreme Dream Ltd - 1.5km

          Local Attractions

          • Loch an Eilein - 4.1km
            AviemoreScotland
          • RSPB Loch Garten Osprey Reserve - 10.2km
            Loch Garten, Aviemore
          • Cairngorms National Park - 11.5km
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          • Highland Wildlife Park - 8.4km
            Kincraig, Kingussie
          • CairnGorm Mountain - 11.5km
            CairnGorm Ski Area, Aviemore

          Near the hotel

          • Cairngorm Reindeer Herd - 610 m
            Glenmore, Aviemore
            Hotel information
            • Check-In:
              from  4 pm
            • Check-Out:
              until  11 am
            • Number of rooms:
              419

            Hotel Awards

            UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedAviemoreMacdonald Highlands Hotel

            According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
            Best Design Hotels in United Kingdom

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            Macdonald Highlands Hotel Reviews

            Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Macdonald Highlands Hotel

            Average guest rating

            6.4out of 10
            Good
            Based on 132 reviews

            Rating by category:

            Location
            10.0

            Individual guest reviews

            • Older travelers
              8.2

              Friendly staff and good service

              The extortionate price of the drinks in the hotel bar! Outrageous. Hotel bar lacked atmosphere because no one was there. No wonder at £17.80 for two drinks (doubles) but very small measures.

            • Family with children
              7.0

              The location is excellent, especially as a base for a family with children. The Highland Wildlife Park, Cairngorm Funicular Railway and Landmark Adventure Park are all reasonably close by with lots of other attractions not far away. It's also handy for a short wander into Aviemore itself for an evening meal. Good places to eat close by include Papa Rocks and especially the Cairngorm Hotel (right next to the main entrance to the McDonald Resort). If you have young children the soft play area is fantastic - huge in size and on many levels! The pool isn't bad either.

              It's looking a bit dated. The rooms could do with freshening up, some of the furniture could do with replacing and the bathroom had lots of cracks & general signs of plenty wear'n'tear. To be honest it felt more like a 3 star hotel than a 4 star. I would have expected a small fridge and a better selection of tv programmes (especially for the kids).

            • Older travelers
              10.0

              Excellent room , super friendly and respectful staff .The room we were allocated took into consideration my partners special needs as she cannot walk upstairs due to a chest complaint. I would stay again and would recommend the Macdonald to anyone.

            • Couple
              6.6

              Great location in the centre of Aviemore. Reception and breakfast were friendly and I would definitely recommend the breakfast.

              Overall the room and bathroom were as clean as they could be however both are in desperate need of a refurb.

            • Couple
              8.8

              Great location with an excellent room.

            • Older travelers
              9.4

              Very good. Marvellous location. Excellent breakfast! Have stayed here on several locations and would certainly stay again

              No hot water in morning (apparently a boiler problem) otherwise no problem

            • Older travelers
              10.0

              Everything about the hotel is great. We have stayed several times and are never disappointed with anything - from service to food !!! The staff are great, nothing is a problem for them. I love that there is everything within the complex so you dont have to venture far for something to do if you dont want to. Overall - great hotel and fabulous staff - cannot recommend this hotel high enough.

            • Older travelers
              10.0

              Its location to surrounding activities as well as the ones on offer at the resort

              We were disappointed that the jacuzi and steam room were ouit of otrder during our visit

            • Older travelers
              5.4

              Convenient for local restaurants and facilities

              Hotel building and layout very old fashioned and dated

            • Couple
              7.4

              The room, food and staff were very good.

              The bar prices were too high, the steam room and jacuzzi were out of order, the spa treatments were fully booked, there was no fridge/CD or DVD player in the room as advertised, and our bed wasn't made on the Saturday.

            • Older travelers
              7.8

              It is centrally located in Aviemore and yet still retains an air of being in the countryside. The leisure facilities were extensive, especially the swimming pool, which was very large.

              If anything, the room was maybe slightly worn but it was large, clean and comfortable.

            • Older travelers
              7.0

              everything close together as the weather was very poor

              Food and drink veryexpensive

            • Older travelers
              7.8

              great staff excellent breakfast

              rooms in good condition but could do with a bit of a upgrade

            • Couple
              10.0

              Had a great stay! Need the televisions updated tho. Also waited 4 hours on a dvd player

            • Couple
              10.0

              Excellent rooms and the best hotel breakfast we have had.

              The hotel is one of four on a large complex and it took us about thirty minutes from arrival to find our hotel and room. Better signage would be a great benefit.

            How to reach hotel

            hotel Macdonald Highlands Hotel - Aviemore Aviemore location
            Show big map »

            Hotel Address:

            Aviemore, Inverness-Shire, Aviemore, United Kingdom, PH22 1PN

            Get directions
            City Center
            • Aviemore
              600 m
            Airports
            • Inverness (INV)
              41.4km
            • Dundee (DND)
              95.5km
            • Bus stop
              7.4km
            Hotel information
            • Check-In:
              from  4 pm
            • Check-Out:
              until  11 am
            • Number of rooms:
              419

            Hotel Awards

            UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedAviemoreMacdonald Highlands Hotel

            According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
            Best Design Hotels in United Kingdom

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