Macdonald Highlands Hotel - Aviemore

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

 Free 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

Reflex massage

Steam bath

Jacuzzi

Overview

Macdonald Highlands Hotel is located in Aviemore and provides guests with a ski pass, ski rental and a ski storage room. This contemporary hotel was opened in 1968 and renovated in 2004.

The hotel lies in the heart of Aviemore just a 10-minute drive from Loch an Eilein, CairnGorm Mountain and Landmark Forest Theme Park. The property is located within a 10-minute walk to the center of Aviemore.

A short walk to woods and a national park as well as ski resorts.

Macdonald Highlands Hotel can be reached in 45 minutes by car from Inverness airport.

Rooms

The property comprises 151 elegant rooms appointed with an iron with ironing board, a work desk, a safe, heating and a dressing area. Some rooms feature a captivating view over the mountain. They provide bathrooms with a separate shower, terry bathrobes and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

A good breakfast is served daily. The innovative restaurant serves fresh meals. The hotel’s modern Laggan bar welcomes guests for soft drinks.

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 are welcome to use parking, a beauty shop and currency exchange for general purposes and a photocopier, a conference room and an internet terminal for business needs.

Relax

Along with a solarium, a hot tub and a health club the hotel offers Ayurveda therapy, reflex massage and steam baths. Macdonald Highlands Hotel provides a fitness center and a gym to help guests keep trim.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   151.

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Facilities

General

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

Sports & Fitness

  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Horseback riding
  • Golf course
  • 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

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Children's play area
  • Children's pool
  • Game room
  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Live entertainment
  • Health club
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Turkish bath
  • Steam bath
  • Solarium
  • Jacuzzi
  • Garden area
  • Theater
  • Reflex massage

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer

Media

  • Television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 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. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Aviemore, Aviemore, United Kingdom, PH22 1PN

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City Center
  • Aviemore
    2700 ft
Airports
  • Inverness (INV)
    25.8 mi
  • Dundee (DND)
    59.4 mi
  • Bus stop
    4.7 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    151

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Size: 230 sq. feet
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        Size: 230 sq. feet
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            How to reach hotel

            hotel Macdonald Highlands Hotel - Aviemore Aviemore location
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            Hotel Address:

            Aviemore, Aviemore, United Kingdom, PH22 1PN

            Get directions
            City Center
            • Aviemore
              2700 ft
            Airports
            • Inverness (INV)
              25.8 mi
            • Dundee (DND)
              59.4 mi
            • Bus stop
              4.7 mi
            Hotel information
            • Check-in:
              from  3 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  11 am
            • Number of floors:
              4
            • Number of rooms:
              151

            Hotel Awards

            UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedAviemoreMacdonald Highlands Hotel

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            Best Design Hotels in United Kingdom

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            What's nearby

            Tourist attractions

            • The Strathspey Railway - 1000 ft

            Popular areas

            • City Center - 2300 ft

            Places of interest

            • Royal British Legion - 4000 ft

            Amusement

            • Extreme Dream Ltd - 1.1 mi

            Local attractions

            • Loch an Eilein - 2.5 mi
              AviemoreScotland
            • RSPB Loch Garten Osprey Reserve - 6.4 mi
              Loch Garten, Aviemore
            • Cairngorms National Park - 7.2 mi
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            • Highland Wildlife Park - 5.1 mi
              Kincraig, Kingussie
            • CairnGorm Mountain - 7.2 mi
              CairnGorm Ski Area, Aviemore

            Near the hotel

            • Cairngorm Reindeer Herd - 2500 ft
              Glenmore, Aviemore
              Hotel information
              • Check-in:
                from  3 pm
              • Check-out:
                until  11 am
              • Number of floors:
                4
              • Number of rooms:
                151

              Hotel Awards

              UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedAviemoreMacdonald Highlands Hotel

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              Best Design Hotels in United Kingdom

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              3 stars
              0.1 km
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              3 stars
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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 135 reviews

              Rating by category:

              Location
              10.0

              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, Aviemore, United Kingdom, PH22 1PN

              Get directions
              City Center
              • Aviemore
                2700 ft
              Airports
              • Inverness (INV)
                25.8 mi
              • Dundee (DND)
                59.4 mi
              • Bus stop
                4.7 mi
              Hotel information
              • Check-in:
                from  3 pm
              • Check-out:
                until  11 am
              • Number of floors:
                4
              • Number of rooms:
                151

              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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