Macdonald Highlands Hotel - Aviemore

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

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

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

Outdoor swimming pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Pedicure

Manicure

Jacuzzi

Facial

Waxing

Reflex massage

Beauty treatment

Steam room

Solarium

Treatment room

Overview

The traditional Macdonald Highlands Hotel offers comfortable rooms with a captivating view over Cairngorm Mountains. Offering accommodation in the 4-story building, the hotel combines Italian architecture and modern facilities.

Because of Macdonald Highlands Hotel location in the heart of a recreational area, it is easy to get to Raigmore Hospital, Loch an Eilein and CairnGorm National Park. Macdonald Highlands Hotel is within about 10 minutes' walk of the center of Aviemore.

A short walk to a national park and a wildlife park as well as ski lifts.

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

Rooms

There are 151 guestrooms featuring family double room, executive single room and classic twin room equipped with a wardrobe, hi-fi, multi-channel television, an iron with ironing board and climate control. The rooms look on to the mountain. They come with a kettle and coffee/tea makers as well as bathrooms with terry bathrobes, bath sheets and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

In the morning a good full Scottish breakfast is served. The a la carte restaurant offers fresh local cuisine. Guests are welcome to the Cocktail bar to relax 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

The hotel provides guests with bicycle rental services.

Relax

The beach facilities include towels and chairs. Macdonald Highlands Hotel offers sports activities including horse riding, skiing and sailing.

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
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Limited time reception
  • Late check-in
  • 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
  • Lobby

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Horseback riding
  • Tennis court
  • 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
  • Picnic area/ Tables

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
  • Beach chairs
  • Live entertainment
  • Garden area
  • Theater
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Jacuzzi
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure
  • Waxing
  • Facial
  • Treatment room
  • Beauty treatment
  • Reflex 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
  • Towels

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.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Aviemore, Aviemore, United Kingdom, PH22 1PN

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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

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Rooms and availability

Macdonald Highlands Hotel photos Room
Standard Single Room
  • Room size:

    15 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 2 Single beds, 1 Double bed

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  • 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
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Media:TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Non Refundable TWIN CLASSIC

Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
Family Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Radio
Macdonald Highlands Hotel photos Room
Executive Double Room
  • Room size:

    20 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private pool
    • 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:

Bed and Full Scottish Breakfast - Executive Room

Macdonald Highlands Hotel 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

  • Loch an Eilein4.0 km
    AviemoreScotland
  • RSPB Loch Garten Osprey Reserve10.4 km
    Loch Garten, Aviemore
  • Cairngorms National Park11.6 km
    Highlands [Invernesshirebb]
  • Highland Wildlife Park8.3 km
    Kincraig, Kingussie
  • CairnGorm Mountain11.5 km
    CairnGorm Ski Area, Aviemore

Near the hotel

  • Cairngorm Reindeer Herd750 m
    Glenmore, Aviemore
    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

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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
      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 Hotel

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

    Use Badge