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

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

A la carte restaurant

Coffee shop

Picnic area/ Tables

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Pedicure

Manicure

Jacuzzi

Facial

Waxing

Reflex massage

Beauty treatment

Steam room

Turkish bath

Solarium

Treatment room

Overview

Macdonald Highlands is a 4-star traditional hotel offering a captivating view of Cairngorm Mountains. The hotel was opened in 1968, renovated in 2004 and is housed in a 4-storey building.

Many Aviemore sights, including Killiecrankie, University of the Highlands and Islands and Raigmore Hospital are within about 80 minutes' drive. Guests can get to Aviemore city center, which is 1 km away.

The hotel allows quick access to woods and a national park.

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 stereo system, an individual safe, pay television and a writing table as well as a kettle and coffee/tea makers. Some rooms have the mountain view. The guestrooms feature carpet floor and wooden furnishing.

Eat & Drink

Every day a good full Scottish breakfast is served. Residents can try dishes of local cuisine at the restaurant. Guests can enjoy cocktails, malts and whiskies as well as burgers and steaks in the Laggan bar.

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

The venue offers wake up service, shopping service and wedding services.

Relax

Facials, Turkish bath and reflex massage will ensure guests a relaxing stay. Guests may choose from a fitness centre and a gym as well as horse riding, skiing and sailing to spend their time actively.

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

  • No smoking on site
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Limited time reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Luggage storage
  • Ski storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Barber shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Coffee shop

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Horseback riding
  • Golf course
  • Fishing

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Ski pass vendor
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Picnic area/ Tables

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

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

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Beach chairs
  • Live entertainment
  • Garden area
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
  • Turkish bath
  • Steam room
  • Jacuzzi
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure
  • Waxing
  • Facial
  • Treatment room
  • Beauty treatment
  • Reflex massage

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Media

  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-in

  • from  4 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. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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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  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    151

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Bed type: Double bed or 2 Single beds or Double bed or Twin beds
Size: 230 sq. feet
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        Bed type: Double bed or 1 Single bed or Double bed or Twin beds
        Size: 230 sq. feet
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          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  4 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  11 am
          • Number of floors:
            4
          • Number of rooms:
            151

          Hotel Awards

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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  4 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  11 am
            • Number of floors:
              4
            • Number of rooms:
              151

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            UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedAviemoreMacdonald Highlands Hotel

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            4 stars
            0.1 km
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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  4 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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