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Macdonald Highlands Hotel at Macdonald Aviemore Resort

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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good33%
  • Average23%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible7%
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“executive room”(24 reviews)
“leisure centre”(30 reviews)
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What's included
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Free Breakfast
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Room Service
Suites
Bar/Lounge
Fitness centre
Multilingual Staff
Spa
Wheelchair Access
Business Centre
4 Star Hotel
Relax in style and complete comfort at the 4-star Macdonald Highlands Hotel. With 151 luxury rooms-with-a-view and its own signature restaurant, Aspects, boasting spectacular views of the Cairngorm Mountains, the Highlands Hotel is ideal for discerning business and leisure travellers...
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Aviemore Highlands, Aviemore PH22 1PN, Scotland
41,3 km to Inverness Airport
17 restaurants are within a 0,5 km radius
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Myself and my family were on a break in February at the McDonald resort in Aviemore. We were locked out of our room due to hotel error (they charged us for other people's desserts) and my 4 year old picked up a used medical needle...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Location is very good, right in the centre of aviemore. We used as a stop off to visit both the funicular railway and landmark. The hotel itself had very friendly staff. Our room was very spacious and clean apart from the window being covered in...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last year we had a great time so went back and it was not so good, inadequate staff to man the pool meant the kids missed out on the water slide and wave machines, other activities for kids were also limited by shortages. For the...More

Thank Faisal B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights last week. Opted for here as I have stated here many times before and thoroughly enjoyed it, and it was a special birthday occasion. This time however was a different experience and I feel somewhat let down by macdonald hotels....More

3  Thank tjc334
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here for 5 nights. We know the area well and have stayed here before. Staff were fabulous. Gary and Carl were great in the Laggan bar. Gary in particular was superb with customers and made every effort to get to know people. Taking time...More

Thank Sue S
Response from General M, General Manager at Macdonald Highlands Hotel at Macdonald Aviemore ResortResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Sue S, Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a positive review. We are very proud to have such fantastic and hard working team members, so really appreciate it when their efforts are recognised. Looking forward to welcoming you back...More

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Amenities
Top amenities
Pool
Restaurant
Room Service
Free Parking
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Hotel Amenities
Room Service
Free Parking
Business Centre with Internet Access
Breakfast included
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Wheelchair Access
Meeting Rooms
Laundry Service
Banquet Room
Multilingual Staff
Conference Facilities
Non-Smoking Hotel
Breakfast Available
Things to do
Pool
Restaurant
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Heated pool
Indoor pool
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Price range
US$167 - US$326 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Price range
US$167 - US$326 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Stephanie m
11 April 2018|
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Response from llanwinno | Reviewed this property |
Go for the bunk rooms if you are a family of 4, well worth it, children have separate area with two bunks, tv etc ,
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AZJNB70
30 July 2017|
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Response from bigbobski | Reviewed this property |
The hotel doesn't have a laundromat but if you google Aviemore Laundromat there is information available about a self service facility in the Main Street not far from the hotel.
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Kaz313
9 January 2017|
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Response from gyhobson |
There are no open fires in the Highland Hotel
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"Stay in Kingussie!"
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"Rooms at the back have views of the Craigellachie Nature Reserve"
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"Close to car park when had kids and snowboarding equipment to carry."
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"Book the restaurant."
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