Macdonald Highlands - Aviemore

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

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

A la carte restaurant

Coffee shop

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Massage

Solarium

Spa & wellness center

Overview

Located close to ski lifts, Macdonald Highlands Hotel offers a ski storage room, ski rental and a ski pass. Offering accommodation in a 4-story luxurious building, the hotel was remodeled in 2004.

Aviemore center can be reached within 10 minutes' walk. This contemporary property is located in the heart of Aviemore.

Macdonald Highlands Hotel offers a captivating view to its guests.

Macdonald Highlands Hotel is placed within a 50-minute drive from Inverness airport.

Rooms

The hotel has 151 comfortable rooms with standard décor featuring climate control, multi-channel TV, an iron with ironing board, a wardrobe and hi-fi. Guests will enjoy views of Cairngorm Mountains from their rooms. They have carpet floor and simple furniture.

Eat & Drink

The dining options include a good full Scottish breakfast served daily. The onsite large restaurant specializes in local cuisine. Guests are invited to the Cocktail bar to unwind with a drink.

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

Macdonald Highlands Hotel offers a business centre, a conference room and a photocopier along with room service, porter service and shopping service.

Relax

Macdonald Highlands Hotel provides guests with babysitting, a mini club and an arcade/game room for their children. The hotel's activities include sailing, horse riding and skiing.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

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

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Wi-Fi
  • No parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour check-in
  • Limited time reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Reception
  • No pets allowed
  • No wheelchair access
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Luggage storage
  • Ski storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Barber shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Coffee shop
  • Lobby
  • Mobile phone network

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Mountain biking
  • 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
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Poolside snack bar

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

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

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Live entertainment
  • Garden area
  • Theater
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Hair dryer

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 4 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 2 years
Crib FREE
Existing bedding FREE
All children
3 - 5 years
Existing bedding FREE
There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Macdonald Highlands - Aviemore Aviemore location
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Hotel Address:

Aviemore, Aviemore, United Kingdom, PH22 1PN

Get directions
City Center
  • Aviemore
    800 m
Airports
  • Inverness (INV)
    41.5 km
  • Dundee (DND)
    95.5 km
  • Bus stop
    7.5 km
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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Best Design Hotels in United Kingdom

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Rooms and availability

Macdonald Highlands photos Room
Classic Twin Room
  • Room size:

    15 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private pool
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Internet access
  • Safe deposit box
  • Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Connecting room
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Cable/satellite TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

These en suite rooms feature a hairdryer and tea/coffee-making facilities.

Macdonald Highlands photos Room
Classic Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private pool
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Connecting room
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Media:TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

These en suite rooms feature a hairdryer and tea/coffee-making facilities.

Family Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Check Prices
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
Macdonald Highlands photos Room
Executive Double Room
  • Room size:

    20 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private pool
    • Private bathroom
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Internet access
  • Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Clothes rack
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Cable/satellite TV
  • Radio
Room Description:

These spacious rooms come with a TV, bathrobes in the en suite bathroom and tea/coffee-making facilities.

Macdonald Highlands photos Room
Executive Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private pool
    • Private bathroom
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Clothes rack
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Media:TV
Room Description:

These spacious rooms come with a TV, bathrobes in the en suite bathroom and tea/coffee-making facilities.

Macdonald Highlands Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • The Strathspey Railway300 m

Popular areas

  • City Center700 m

Places of interest

  • Royal British Legion1.2 km

Amusement

  • Extreme Dream Ltd1.7 km

Local attractions

  • Cairngorm Brewery1.6 km
    Unit 12 Dalfaber Industrial Estate Dalfaber Drive
  • Landmark Forest Adventure Park10.1 km
    Landmark Landmark Main Street
  • Cairngorms National Park 11.5 km
    Highlands [Invernesshirebb]
  • Aviemore School of Snow Sports2.3 km
    Ski Lodge Coylumbridge
  • CairnGorm Mountain11.5 km
    CairnGorm Ski Area, Aviemore
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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Best Design Hotels in United Kingdom

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Macdonald Highlands Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Macdonald Highlands

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 - Aviemore Aviemore location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

Aviemore, Aviemore, United Kingdom, PH22 1PN

Get directions
City Center
  • Aviemore
    800 m
Airports
  • Inverness (INV)
    41.5 km
  • Dundee (DND)
    95.5 km
  • Bus stop
    7.5 km
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

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Design Hotels in United Kingdom

Use Badge