Macdonald Aviemore Hotel

Star Rating
4 out of 5
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3.6 / 5Good
342 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Air Conditioning


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Strathspey Steam Railway
    4 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Spey Valley Golf Course
    5 min walk
  • Restaurant
    1 min walk
  • Restaurant
    Caffe Bleu
    1 min walk
  • Airport
    Inverness (INV)
    41 min drive

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  • Standard Room, 1 Double Bed

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
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  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
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  • Family Room (3 - Double + Pull Out Bed)

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 3
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  • Family Room (3)

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 3
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  • Room (Double Bed + Double Sofa Bed)

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 4
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  • Family Room (4)

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 4
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  • Room (Double + Bunk Bed)

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 4
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About this area


Near a train station and near theme parks, Macdonald Aviemore 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 wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Cairngorms National Park and Rothiemurchus Estate Visitor Centre. Travelling with kids? Consider Speyside Wildlife and Cairngorm Reindeer Herd. Our guests appreciate the hotel's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Strathspey Steam Railway - 4 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Spey Valley Golf Course - 5 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Craigellachie National Nature Reserve - 17 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Speyside Wildlife - 2 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Spey Valley Championship Golf Course - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Aviemore Station - 1 min walk
  • Inverness (INV) - 41 min drive


  • Mambos — 1 min walk
  • Caffe Bleu — 1 min walk
  • The Coffee Corner — 1 min walk
  • Ashers — 1 min walk
  • Smiffy's Fish and Chips — 1 min walk

About this property

Macdonald Aviemore Hotel

This smoke-free hotel features 2 indoor pools, 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.



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


Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out

Children and extra beds

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


  • Pets not allowed

Property payment types

American Express

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 are 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 guest room reservation.

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel 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.

Property is also known as

  • Macdonald Aviemore Hotel
  • Macdonald Aviemore
  • Macdonald Aviemore Highland Hotel Aviemore
  • Macdonald Aviemore Hotel At Macdonald Aviemore Resort Scotland

Property amenities


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

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking

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

Things to do

  • 2 indoor pools
  • Bike hire
  • Children's pool
  • Health club
  • Playground
  • Sauna
  • Shopping
  • Steam room

Family friendly

  • 2 indoor pools
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
  • Waterslide


  • 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

  • 10 meeting rooms
  • Conference centre


  • Garden


  • 2 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • 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.
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Climate control (air conditioning)


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower/bathtub combination


  • pay films
  • satellite channels
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Nearby things to do


  • Cross-country skiing
  • Downhill skiing
  • Golf lessons
  • Golf
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain biking
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Ski equipment hire
  • Skiing lessons
  • Sledging
  • Snowboarding
  • Surfing/boogie boarding
  • Theme parks
  • Waterskiing
  • Windsurfing
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition


I did not like finding the tea and coffee facilities had not been tidied up from previous guest also private information about previous guest on floor in cupboard. It would appear that room had not been thoroughly cleaned.

Stayed 1 night in Oct. 2019


Having stayed here on several ocassions the rooms are very dependant in which building you are placed, we were at the ‘resort’ closest to Tesco’s and it’s seen better days. clear that rooms have been refreshed but doesn’t escape the worn feel that exists Breakfast in this building doesn’t compare to what I’ve experienced in the building next to the leisure centre. Food put out in hap-hazzard style. Plastic cups for juice and frequently running out of food on the servings. Just lacked finesse that would expect given the costs of a DBB stay Our dinner at Giovanni’s the Italian was hard to fault. Only downside was a bit of a slow service but food was tasty and fresh and staff friendly

Stayed 1 night in Oct. 2019


This is a very dated property in beautiful surroundings, which means lovely views! However, the staff are just there to pay lip service, we told 3 different members of staff that we were unhappy with our room (which was a nice room) and all 3 listened then replied "OK" and did nothing. We chose a room with a double bed and a double sofa bed but instead we're given a double bed and single sofa bed! As you can imagine the 3 of us sharing the double bed did not have a good night's sleep! Also my husband and son struggled with the fact that the toilet seat would not stay up and had to be held (apparently this is a big deal for men😁) The on site facilities were good, we visited the cinema and the swimming pool, the pool has a flume which my kids were desperate to play on but we were not told in advance it is only open from 11am-3pm, we arrived at 9am.The staff also brought out mats and other pool toys at that time too. Not sure why they were not available to the children in the pool at 9am? Unfortunately, the spa pool did not work and neither did the sauna. Soft play was up to 5yrs only and in the 2nd room the xbox did not work for the older kids. My 8yr old son was very disappointed. We did not eat on site as we arrived to find that everywhere was booked and that we should have booked in advance (this is not specified at the time of reservation or confirmation) Overall, we were all fairly disappointed with our stay and won't be rushing back anytime soon.

Stayed 1 night in Oct. 2019

4/5 Good

Fabulous location on very expansive grounds close to train station.

Stayed 1 night in Sep. 2019


After staying at other Macdonald hotels I was very disappointed with this one. It was very dated and in need of renovation. I felt it was overpriced and even though there was a good choice at breakfast it was poor quality. We didn’t use the resort facilities such as the pool, but these looked much better than the accommodation.

Stayed 1 night in Oct. 2019

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