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Macdonald Aviemore Resort

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About this rating

Rated from 1 to 5, a higher number of stars indicates a better quality, range of services and facilities with an emphasis on 6 key areas – cleanliness, service, food, bedrooms, bathrooms and hospitality.

The merit score for this hotel is 73%. This helps you to compare quality between hotels of the same star rating.

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Customer rating 8 / 10
Based on 1110 reviews

Modern hotel with its own steakhouse and great leisure facilities

AA Inspector

At a glance

Family rooms
Wheelchair accessible

The Highlands Hotel is part of the Macdonald Aviemore Resort, which boasts a wide range of activities including a championship golf course. The modern, well-equipped bedrooms suit business, leisure guests and families, and the Scottish Steakhouse offers a fantastic selection of grilled dishes. In addition there is a state-of-the-art gym, spa treatments and a 25-metre pool with a wave machine and flume.


  • En-suite rooms: 151
  • Family rooms: 10
  • Ground-floor rooms: 44
  • Broadband available
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Free satellite TV in rooms
  • Freeview TV in rooms

Opening times

  • Open all year


  • Night porter
  • Lift available
  • Outdoor parking spaces: 500


  • Accessible bedrooms: 3


  • Children welcome


  • Indoor swimming pool, heated
  • Golf course
  • Number of holes: 18
  • Gym
  • Spa
  • Private fishing
  • Other leisure facilities: Steam room, sauna, children's indoor and outdoor playgrounds
  • Christmas entertainment programme
  • New Year entertainment programme


  • Theatre-style holds (maximum): 1000
  • Classroom-style holds (maximum): 610
  • Boardroom-style holds (maximum): 38


  • Holds a civil ceremony licence
  • Maximum number of guests: 300

Getting here

From north: Exit A9 to Aviemore (B970). Right at T-junction, through village. Right (2nd exit) at 1st roundabout into Macdonald Aviemore Resort, follow reception signs. From south: Exit A9 to Aviemore, left at T-junction. Immediately after Esso garage, turn left into Resort.

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