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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 July 2015

A sixties concrete block with long dark corridors. But once in the room it was clean and comfortable. Breakfast was a short walk away, not ideal in pouring rain, and probably slightly less glamorous than a motorway service station. the only thing that gave this hotel any atmosphere of Scotland was the tartan carpet in the hall.

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

Dear Platy6 Many thanks for your recent review. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed our newly refurbished bedrooms. We will be completing the refurbishment of the ground floors of 2 of our hotels in the coming weeks and this will see breakfast being served in each individual hotel. I hope we can welcome you back to the resort...

Dundee, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 July 2015

Although a 60's type building, this hotel 's rooms were clean and towels fluffy. Nice toiletries were provided. The breakfast was of very good quality with a good selection of healthy options. We ate in the Aspects restaurant which was excellent. Fine dining service and attractively presented food. We were offered Goivannis restaurant along the road as an alternative to...

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

Dear linda L Many thanks for your review. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the resort and that your evening meal in Aspects was excellent. I am pleased to say that Giovanni's will be undergoing a full reburbishment and relaunch in the coming weeks and this will further improve the dining options available on the...

Pickering, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 July 2015

I stayed here for six nights while visiting Scotland. Rooms were clean, bed comfortable and the standard you would expect from this type of hotel. The complementary water in the room was not refreshed everyday and the bathroom toiletry where never renewed the whole time I was there. The breakfast consisted of a buffet which had a good cooked breakfast...

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

Dear coalmanshoss Many thanks for your review. I am very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the resort. I am sorry to hear that a couple of small things let down the overall experience and I will ensure the Head Housekeeper is aware of your feedback so that they can take the appropriate action. Kind regards Stephen...

Guildford
Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

I've read lots of critical hotel reviews on TripAdvisor and have often thought "well it can't have been THAT bad". My wife made me sleep on this one before posting it. Firstly, we had booked an "adapted room" for a disabled travelling companion and had checked in advance that it had a walk-in shower. It didn't. No satisfactory alternative was...

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

Dear Colin H Many thanks for your review. I am sorry to hear that your stay was not to the standard that I would expect. I can assure you that your feedback will be shared with the management team to enable us to improve the service that we provide in the areas that you have highlighted. I hope that we...

San Angelo, Texas
Reviewed 25 July 2015

My husband and I stayed here for six nights while visiting Scotland. The room was large (we had a king size bed) and well furnished also with a sitting area and a flat screen television. Breakfast was included and was very nice. The restaurant on the second floor was also nice for dinner. There is a bar and the staff...

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

Dear Debbie J Many thanks for your review. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Resort and Scotland. As you mentioned, we are constantly upgrading and refurbishing the resort and in the coming weeks we will open 2 new restaurants and bars. We have a wi-fi throughout the resort in all bedrooms and public areas,...

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 July 2015

We enjoyed a very pleasant stay in this hotel. Room was very nice and bed was extremely comfortable and huge. Bathroom was in very good condition, although a little small. Shower was very powerful and easy to operate the temperature. Staff were very nice at reception and in the restaurant. Breakfast was lovely and had lots of variety. Overall a...

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

Dear joe f Thank you very much for your review. I am delighted to hear that you had such a great visit to the resort. I hope that we can welcome you back again soon. Kind regards Stephen Williams Resort General Manager

Cumbernauld
Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

We spent two nights in the hotel, unfortunately we were really disappointed. The hotel rooms are very small and basis urgently require an upgrade. It is a shame as in theory the hotel should work well all the facilities are there but you can't find it! The signage is very poor, the staff lack knowledge and experience. We asked several...

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

Dear kainic Thank you for your review. I am sorry to hear that you were disappointed with certain parts of your stay. We have taken on a signficant number of new team members in recent weeks and I will ensure that we highlight the various facilities and services on the resort in more detail through their induction process. I have...

North Berwick, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 July 2015

The resort itself is undergoing a large amount of refurbishment, and this is all over the marketing literature. I hadnt factored in for the fact that still so much of it would be so tired. We were misdirected by several staff members on a number of queries and questions, even down to what time the bar opens! On one occassion...

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

Dear MattBrowning Many thanks for your detailed review of your visit to the resort. I have just started working at the resort in recent weeks and I can assure you of my attention to the areas that you have highlighted as being disappointing. The resort is constantly evolving and ongoing refurbishment to improve our bar, lounge and restaurant offering will...

edinburgh
Reviewed 8 July 2015

Originally chose and booked the newly refurbished Morlich Hotel . A couple of days before we were due to arrive I got a phone call to say we were being "upgraded" to the Highlands Hotel. How this was an upgrade I am not sure as they are both 4*. I find it annoying to choose somewhere and then be put...

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

Dear travelmum1 Thank you very much for your review. I am sorry to hear that the move to the Highlands Hotel was not to your liking. We are still in the process of completing the refurbishment of the public areas in the Morlich Hotel so we do see the move to the Highlands as an upgrade at the moment. I...

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 July 2015

First impressions were good , resort well laid out and grounds kept immaculate .No hassle check in and young man on reception was very pleasant .Room was clean and seemed conducive to having a good nights sleep . Wrong .we were above the boiler house so we had noise all night and the heat was very uncomfortable ,spoke to reception...

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

Dear anne c Many thanks for your review. I am delighted to hear that you had such a great time at the resort and that all of your party enjoyed themselves. I am sorry to hear about the issue with the boiler and I will personally investigate this problem in the bedroom you have identified. I hope we have the...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Breakfast included
  • 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: ₹ 6,984 - ₹ 14,051 (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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“Poor Accessibility for Wheelchair Users or People who have difficulties walking”
 of 5 bubbles kristinam98, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Nice to have a view of the Cairngorm mountains.”
 of 5 bubbles Mirren, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“A room in a hotel in the village would be preferable as this place is just characterless and boreing.”
 of 5 bubbles B9653NMstevens, 24 Dec 2016 | Read review
“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
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