Macdonald Aviemore Highland Hotel

Star Rating
4 out of 5
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3.8 / 5Good
445 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Spa


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Cairngorm Brewery
    8 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Extreme Dream Climbing Centre, Aviemore
    9 min walk
  • Restaurant
    5 min walk
  • Restaurant
    Route 7 Cafe
    11 min walk
  • Airport
    Inverness (INV)
    39 min drive

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020 3564 4853

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    About this area


    In a rural location and near a train station, Macdonald Aviemore Highland Hotel is in an area with good shopping. CairnGorm Mountain and Boat of Garten Golf Club are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those looking for area attractions can visit Speyside Wildlife and Cairngorm Reindeer Herd.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Cairngorm Brewery - 8 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Extreme Dream Climbing Centre, Aviemore - 9 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Spey Valley Championship Golf Course - 13 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Strathspey Steam Railway - 2 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Craigellachie National Nature Reserve - 4 min drive

    Getting around

    • Aviemore Station - 2 min drive
    • Inverness (INV) - 39 min drive


    • Giovannis — 1 min walk
    • Spey Valley Carvery — 1 min walk
    • Pizzariach — 5 min walk
    • Route 7 Cafe — 11 min walk
    • Mackenzies — 15 min walk

    About this property

    Macdonald Aviemore Highland Hotel

    Family-friendly hotel with 5 restaurants and golf course
    5 restaurants, a golf course and an indoor pool are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include 2 bars/lounges, a health club and a coffee shop/café. All 151 rooms provide complimentary wireless Internet access, 24-hour room service and satellite TV. Other amenities available to guests include hairdryers, ironing boards and desks.
    Macdonald Aviemore Highland Hotel offers 151 forms of accommodation with a hairdryer and an iron/ironing board. Televisions come with premium satellite channels and pay-per-view films.
    Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit. This Aviemore hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.
    In addition to a golf course, Macdonald Aviemore Highland Hotel features an indoor pool and a health club. Dining is available at one of the hotel's 5 restaurants, and guests can grab a coffee at the coffee shop/café. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of the hotel's 2 bars/lounges. A computer station is located on-site and wireless Internet access is complimentary.
    10 meeting rooms are available. This family-friendly hotel also offers a kids' pool, a sauna and spa services. On-site self-parking is complimentary.
    Macdonald Aviemore Highland Hotel is a smoke-free property.
    Guests can play rounds at the 18-hole golf course and enjoy other recreation facilities including a health club. An indoor pool and a children's pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include a sauna.
    The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

    Property amenities


    • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
    • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Parking and public transport

    • Free self parking
    • Ski shuttle nearby

    Food and drink

    • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–10:30 AM: GBP 18.00 for adults and GBP 12.50 for children
    • 5 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/cafe
    • 2 bars/lounges
    • 24-hour room service
    • Coffee/tea in a common area

    Things to do

    • 18 holes of golf
    • Arcade/game room
    • Bike hire
    • Children's pool
    • Golf driving range
    • Health club
    • Hiking/biking trails
    • Indoor pool
    • Mountain biking
    • Playground
    • Sauna
    • Shopping
    • Spa services
    • Steam room

    Family friendly

    • Arcade/game room
    • Children's pool
    • Dry-cleaning service
    • Free children's club
    • Indoor pool
    • Laundry facilities
    • Playground


    • Lift
    • Gift shop/newsstand

    Guest services

    • 24-hour front desk
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Dry-cleaning service
    • Laundry facilities
    • Luggage storage
    • Multilingual staff
    • Porter
    • Ski equipment hire
    • Ski storage
    • Tour/ticket assistance
    • Wedding services

    Languages spoken

    • English

    Business services

    • 10 meeting rooms
    • Computer station
    • Conference centre


    • Picnic area


    • 2 treatment rooms
    • Aromatherapy
    • Body treatments
    • Body wraps
    • Facials
    • Manicures and pedicures
    • Massages
    • Massage/treatment rooms


    • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
    • Accessible bathroom
    • In-room accessibility
    • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
    • Wheelchair-accessible parking
    • Assistive listening devices available
    • Braille signage


    • Fireplace in reception
    • Smoke-free property
    • TV in reception

    Room amenities


    • Blackout drapes/curtains
    • Hypo-allergenic bedding


    • Hairdryer
    • Shower/bathtub combination


    • pay films
    • premium channels
    • satellite channels


    • Connecting rooms available
    • Desk
    • Iron/ironing board

    Nearby things to do


    • Cross-country skiing
    • Downhill skiing
    • Golf lessons
    • Golf
    • Kayaking
    • Rafting
    • Sailing
    • Ski area
    • Skiing
    • Skiing lessons
    • Sledging
    • Snowboarding
    • Theme parks
    • Waterskiing
    • Windsurfing

    Where to eat

    • Giovannis – Serves dinner. Reservations required.
    • Spey Valley Carvery – Family restaurant. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Reservations required.
    • Scottish Steak Club – Restaurant offering British cuisine. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
    • Spey Burger Aviemore – Restaurant. Serves dinner.
    • Osprey Alehouse Kitchen – Restaurant offering British cuisine. Serves dinner.
    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    4/5 Good

    Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

    4/5 Good

    Short break

    Very enjoyable stay.have stayed a few times and always left satisfied

    Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019


    Stayed in this property earlier this year and was impressed both with accommodation and food, so returned when had to be in the area this weekend. Standards have slipped immensely on all fronts. Building shabby, in need of a good clean, general maintenance, modernisation and redecoration. Staff less than helpful, for instance shrugging when disabled lift would not operate: a guest who we didn’t know carried wheelchair up steps for us. Just one example. As for dinner: totally inedible. Cold, greasy, tough meat, and we left all after two mouthfuls and dined on the mini shortbread on the room hospitality tray. Many complaints noted from other diners noted also. We couldn’t get out quick enough. So disappointing, won’t survive much longer unless there is a radical improvement in facilities, quality and service

    Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

    4/5 Good

    Winter break

    It is great. We got a great deal. Food was brilliant. They do need to work on their environmental impact. For example we had 8 large towels for 2 days, 2 adults and a child. No need. Also what happens to half used loo rolls? They replace them daily..again no need for this. Clean, slightly dated in places but staff very attentive.

    Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019

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