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Leisure Club and Spa at Macdonald Aviemore Resort

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Not as good as it used to be.

We have either stayed or visited this resort at least once a year for the past 9 years. We have... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2017
Colin M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Pool is of a good size and there is a sauna, jacuzzi and steam room. The only thing was the showers... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2018
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
via mobile
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5 Mar 2018
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1 Jan 2018
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

We visit Aviemore every year and enjoy using the leisure facilities at the Macdonald resort. We felt the weekly pass was reasonably priced. Very disappionted this year to be told by reception staff that we are no longer able to buy a weekly pass. The...More

Date of experience: March 2018
9  Thank 998jimmymac
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Pool is of a good size and there is a sauna, jacuzzi and steam room. The only thing was the showers were freezing!! Great hall facility

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Lauzza24
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

For as long as we can remember we stay for a weekend during July at the resort, but this year our youngest decided he'd like to go camping, but we still wanted to factor in the usual swim or two at the leisure club whilst...More

Date of experience: July 2017
8  Thank Mumz08
Reviewed 19 July 2017

We have either stayed or visited this resort at least once a year for the past 9 years. We have enjoyed it so much, when invited to join the Club we did not hesitate. We had stayed at the lodges here about 3 years ago...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Colin M
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Wanted to either go to the gym or a swim one day and got told no day passes available can only buy for a week at £30 each! Absolute rip off and not worth your time! You would need to go at least everyday to...More

Date of experience: June 2017
4  Thank Natalie W
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

We were on holiday in Aviemore but not staying at the MacDonald hotel. completely shocked when we were told it would be £30 per adult and £20 per child for a swim as we were non resident. This was for a week pass. Day passes...More

Date of experience: June 2017
6  Thank gingerwill
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Despite advertising that non residents are welcome it the pricing strategy is clearly aimed at preventing non residents form using the facilities. The only option is a weekly pass which meant a 1 hour swimming session for my 2 year old, me and my Dad...More

Date of experience: May 2017
3  Thank Callum S
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Our family had a great time playing around in the pool and using the slide. It's magic when the waves come on. Nice clean and warm facility with very friendly staff.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 26 February 2017

The Macdonald Resort 'Activity Centre' offers non-residents a 3 day swimming pass which was reasonably priced. I don't believe you can pay a cheaper price for just one days swim. We visited with a young family of toddlers, but the pool was enjoyed by all...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank Tim C
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Paid for a three day pass for the swimming pool. Good value although try to swim during the day when the wave machine is on (once an hour). At night most of the main pool is roped off for lessons. There is also a steam...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Nibbs007
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