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Peterhead, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I are just back from a two day break at the Highlands Hotel. We were dealt with promptly and courteously when we arrived;make sure you know your check in time before you arrive, it's 4.00pm here which is the latest I have ever had to wait to check into a hotel. Our room number was 2310, lovely... More 

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Glasgow
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed here for our 1st wedding anniversary as we were planning a trip to the Highland Wildlife Centre. On arrival check in was quick, and we were asked to pre-authorise a credit card, as everything would be charged to the room to take advantage of the £10 credit applied to our room. At this time we also booked a reservation... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can't recommend the pool enough for anyone training for an expedition to the poles at the height of their respective winters. Utterly freezing. How ice doesn't form on the surface is a miracle. Horrendous for families though. Left after 20 mins. Rest of the hotel is decent enough. No where near as plush as it thinks it is. But passable.... More 

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

Dear 'Cyberstu' Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review here on TripAdvisor I am sincerely sorry that you found our pool to be too cold, and that you found our hotel to not be as pleasant as it thinks it is. It is unfortunate that you had such a negative experience here with us, and for that... More 

ayr
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I decided to choose the Macdonald resort for a short break to celebrate our 10 year anniversary, on arrival at the Highland hotel we were immediately greeted with a lovely warm and welcoming entrance and the same from the staff on duty on check in. Our room was just perfect, warm well presented and perfect for relaxing... More 

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

Dear 'Alan B' Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review on TripAdvisor First of all congratulations on your 10 year anniversary, I am delighted that you chose to spend this occasion with us. It is great to read that you had such a lovely experience whilst staying here, and that you found our staff to be particularly... More 

The Netherlands
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42 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the many hotels in Aviemore, pretending to be luxurious. To get to your room (in the annex opposite to the reception) you have to go through 14 doors, which are not adapted for people who have luggage in their hands. And the doorclosers are very very tightly adjusted. The rooms are reasonably sized but with heavy and large... More 

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

Dear 'Marja D' Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on TripAdvisor We greatly appreciate all feedback that we receive, and aim to improve by listening to our guests, so your comments are welcomed and we will look to improve based on your recommendations. I am sorry that there is no ventilation in the bathrooms, and that... More 

Ayrshire Scotland
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stayed at this hotel on 19th Nov-16. From the minute we checked in we received 1st class greetings and service. We decided to spend the afternoon relaxing in the Laggan bar which was very quiet and relaxing. The service was excellent and the bar staff could not have done any more to make us feel welcome.... More 

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

Dear 'clanmauchlen' Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review here on TripAdvisor It is lovely to read that you had such a positive experience whilst staying with us, your kind comments regarding our members of staff are very pleasing to read. I am glad that you enjoyed your food in the Steakhouse, and that the Laggan bar... More 

Scotland
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an executive room booked, the added extras were wine in the room and bath robes and slippers. The bed was huge and comfortable, clean room and a decent shower. The staff were friendly and helpful. Breakfast was great, lots to choose from. We never ate dinner in the hotel so can't comment on that. The only thing was... More 

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

Dear 'Princess B' Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on TripAdvisor I am very glad that you had such an enjoyable stay in one of our executive rooms on the resort. Your comments regarding the breakfast and quality of our rooms are greatly appreciated, and I will be sure to pass these kind words on to... More 

West Kilbride, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at the Highland Hotel while attending a work conference being held in the complex. The whole place smacks of what happened when there is no competition to raise standards, The place, the service and the accommodation was all just mediocre, I arrived at 11 p,m, to check in and the place was deserted, after 10 mins, during which... More 

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

Dear 'Rowdee' Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review on TripAdvisor I am very sorry that you did not have a fully enjoyable experience here at the resort, and that you felt our standards were not set high enough. I will be sure to pass your comments regarding the service from our staff on, so that we... More 

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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this hotel on an itison deal which included 2 night stay, dinner on the first night and breakfast both mornings. The room was lovely, spacious and clean and with the added luxury of some robes for use in the hotel was great touch to a relaxing stay. The service in the restaurant was amazing nothing was too much... More 

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

Dear 'Steph P' Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review here on TripAdvisor I am very glad to hear that you were able to take advantage of the itison deal that we have running at the moment. Your kind comments regarding the room and service in our Steakhouse restaurant are extremely pleasing to read, so thank you... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the second time (and will not be the last) we have stayed in this hotel. The staff are very friendly and helpful, service impeccable and bed rooms faultless. Breakfast superb and evening meal worth every penny. We have used the restaurant many times on our visits to the area so we know what to expect. Well done all... More 

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

Dear 'richard m' Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review on TripAdvisor Your review is very pleasing to read and we greatly appreciated your returning custom. It is lovely to read that our staff are always friendly and helpful during your stays, and that the service they provide is of a good standard. I am also glad... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the 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 travelers. For relaxation there's direct access to the Leisure Arena, a TV lounge with comfy sofas and a DVD player, and the cozy Laggan whiskey bar. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Highlands Hotel at Macdonald Aviemore Resort

Address: Aviemore Highlands, Aviemore PH22 1PN, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Badenoch and Strathspey > Aviemore
Price Range: ₹ 7,147 - ₹ 14,810 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Highlands Hotel at Macdonald Aviemore Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 151
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Macdonald Highlands Aviemore
Macdonald Highlands Hotel
Hotel Macdonald Highlands
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“Dont get one at the back of the hotel facing the A9.”
 of 5 bubbles Blootoonboy, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“If you get a room in the annex, ask for one facing the swimmingpool. Quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles 656marjad, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Hotel is a bit of a warren”
 of 5 bubbles Monkeyhangers500, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ground floor rooms do not have blinds or nets only large curtains.”
 of 5 bubbles Dazzliedee, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Great location & nice and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles Deb0rahsp, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
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