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Macdonald Aviemore Hotel

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2 indoor pools
2 indoor pools
Water slide

Overview of Macdonald Aviemore Hotel

Macdonald Aviemore Hotel

4 out of 5

3.5/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Breakfast available

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided
Macdonald Aviemore Resort, Aviemore, Scotland, PH22 1PN

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationRothiemurchus Estate Visitor Centre2 min drive
  • Popular LocationLoch an Eilein5 min drive
  • Popular LocationCairngorm Reindeer Herd18 min drive
  • AirportInverness (INV)41 min drive

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About this area


Located in Aviemore, Macdonald Aviemore Hotel is near a train station and near theme parks. Cairngorms National Park and Rothiemurchus Estate Visitor Centre reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Speyside Wildlife and Cairngorm Reindeer Herd. Take in the nearby slopes with cross-country skiing, downhill skiing and snowboarding, or try out other outdoor activities such as sledging. Guests appreciate the hotel's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Rothiemurchus Estate Visitor Centre - 2 min drive
  • Loch an Eilein - 5 min drive
  • Loch Morlich - 7 min drive
  • Cairngorm Reindeer Centre - 9 min drive
  • Cairngorm Reindeer Herd - 18 min drive


  • Royal Tandoori - 4 min walk
  • Happy Haggis - 4 min walk
  • Skiing Doo - 5 min walk
  • Snow Mountain Chinese Take Away - 5 min walk
  • The Coffee Pot - 6 min walk

Getting around

  • Aviemore Station - 4 min walk
  • Inverness (INV) - 41 min drive

About this property

Macdonald Aviemore Hotel

Family-friendly hotel with 2 indoor pools and health club
Along with 2 indoor pools, this smoke-free hotel has a restaurant and a health club. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a sauna and a conference centre are on-site. All 108 rooms offer free WiFi, coffee makers and TVs with satellite channels. Hairdryers, phones and ironing boards are among the other amenities that guests will find.
Macdonald Aviemore Hotel offers 108 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Televisions come with satellite channels and pay-per-view films.

Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and complimentary toiletries. This Aviemore hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and blackout curtains. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

2 indoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool. Other recreational amenities include a waterslide, a health club and a sauna.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


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

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–10:30 AM: GBP 18.00 for adults and GBP 12.50 for children
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar/lounge

Things to do

  • 2 indoor pools
  • Bike rentals
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Playground
  • Sauna
  • Shopping
  • Steam room

Family friendly

  • 2 indoor pools
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
  • Water slide


  • Lift
  • Gift shop/newsstand

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Ski passes
  • Ski storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Business centre
  • Conference centre
  • Meeting rooms 10


  • Garden
  • Picnic area


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


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord
  • Braille signage
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Low-height worktop and sink
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Heating


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Towels


  • Films for purchase
  • Satellite channels
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM
Express checkout

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 18.00 for adults and GBP 12.50 for children (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard and American Express; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

National rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.

Property is also known as

Macdonald Academy Aviemore
Macdonald Academy Hotel
Macdonald Academy Hotel Aviemore
Academy Hotel At Macdonald Aviemore Resort Scotland
Macdonald Aviemore Hotel
Macdonald Aviemore
Macdonald Aviemore Hotel At Macdonald Aviemore Resort Scotland
Macdonald Aviemore Highland Hotel Aviemore
Macdonald Aviemore Hotel Hotel
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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 92 out of 415 reviews
5 - Excellent 22%
Rating 4 - Good. 138 out of 415 reviews
4 - Good 33%
Rating 3 - Okay. 100 out of 415 reviews
3 - Okay 24%
Rating 2 - Poor. 60 out of 415 reviews
2 - Poor 14%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 25 out of 415 reviews
1 - Terrible 6%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
Perfect stay, we will use again
Aviemore Hotel is one of 3 hotels in the Aviemore Resort. For a family of 3, plus our dog, the room was adequate enough. Room perhaps a little dated, but bathroom was very clean and had clearly been recently refurbed so very happy with that. No bedding or towels changeover due to Covid but we were told that at checkin and told we could ask for anything. We did ask for a change of towels and more toiletries, which was no problem. We were on a dinner bed and breakfast rate, which worked out fantastic as Aviemore didn’t appear to have much choice within walking distance. Sadly the Spey Burger restaurant in our hotel was closed but we made use of the restaurants in the Morlich and Highland sister hotels within the resort, a few minutes walk away. we visited Giovanni’s twice and Aspects once and both were superb. Great choice and superb quality. We had £25 towards our meal and this enabled us to have 3 courses with only drinks to pay for. Service was fantastic and we were accommodated well in both restaurants with our dog. Whilst we didn’t visit we did have use of the pool during our stay, located within the resort. Hotel had day and evening entertainment on for kids and (paid for) activities located on the resort. There was also a fantastic play park for young kids on site. We made use of nature trails accessed directly from the grounds, which was perfect for our dog. Hotel easy walking to town & less than 10mins from many tourist activities, including Loch Morlich
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Macdonald Aviemore
Had a great stay! Food was great and the staff were lovely!
Stayed 5 nights in Aug 2021

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2021

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family and small children, Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities
Disliked: Staff & service
The staff were not particularly friendly or welcoming. The entertainment staff were an exception to this.
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2021