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Macdonald Academy Hotel

Macdonald Academy Hotel

4 Stars

Aviemore Highland Resort Aviemore PH22 1PN


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Rating criteria
Rating
Cleanliness 4
Facilities 3
Service 3
Location 4
Pricing 5
Overall 3.8
Offering cosy accommodation and convenient facilities, the Macdonald Academy Hotel is a perfect place for both business and leisure travellers.

Location
Situated at the foot of the spectacular Cairngorm Mountains, Macdonald Hotel nestles amidst the ancient Caledonian pine forests, home to an abundance of wildlife. The resort's location in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, offers boundless opportunities to experience numerous outdoor activities all year round and to enjoy the best of Highland hospitality.

Rooms
The Macdonald Academy Hotel, nestling in a delightful woodland setting, are imaginatively designed woodland cottages. They feature their own spacious living room, en-suite bedrooms and fully equipped kitchen.

Restaurant
You will find a wide choice of dining options on offer throughout the resort, from innovative, contemporary cooking in the hotel restaurants to a choice of hearty pub lunches.

General
Conference organizers can be assured of world-class conference facilities at the Macdonald Hotel . The property's Leisure Arena pool is the perfect venue for exercise and fun. Furthermore, a state-of-the-art gymnasium featuring the very latest Techno gym Excite equipment with unique integrated television screens is available for your convenience.

Hotel Facilities

  • Banquet Facilities
  • Children's Playroom
  • Dining Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Internet Access - High Speed
  • Lift / Elevator
  • Photocopying Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Spa / Wellness Centre
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Children's Swimming Pool
  • Disabled Facilities
  • Golf Course
  • Internet Access - Wireless
  • Parking Facilities
  • Reception
  • Sauna
  • Steam Room
  • Business Centre
  • Conference Facilities
  • Faxing Facilities
  • Gym / Fitness Facilities
  • Jacuzzi / Whirlpool
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke Free Hotel
  • Swimming Pool - Indoor

Room Facilities

  • Ensuite / Private Bathroom
  • Kitchenette

Macdonald Academy Hotel Guest Reviews (20)


Macdonald Academy Hotel
5 out of 5

central for aviemore centre. hotel facilities near by. staff friendly and helpfull. excellent breakfast wirh lots of choice well presented.

Anonymous wrote on August 25, 2010


Macdonald Academy Hotel
3.6 out of 5

The reception staff were very friendly on arrival and at check out. The breakfast is very good.

Anonymous wrote on August 21, 2009


Macdonald Academy Hotel
3.8 out of 5

More signs/directions urgently needed. Hotel entrance very hard to find in the dark and rain. Was low season, hotel nearly empty, so lots of areas closed. Aspects restaurant was in an annex of the bar - utterly unacceptable; all other restaurants closed, so went into Aviemore. May be a 4 star in high season, was comfrtable enough - very nice room and would stay again, but did not feel I was in a 4 star.

Geoff Taylor wrote on December 14, 2008


Macdonald Academy Hotel
4.8 out of 5

The first rom we were offered had a rather unpleasant musty smell. We talked to reception about this and we were offered an alternative room. Our concern was dealt with politely and effeciently. The rest of the stay was faultless I would recommend this hotel for families and couples alike. Thank you for a very enjoyable stay.

marcello facchini wrote on October 24, 2008


Macdonald Academy Hotel
3.6 out of 5

Stayed for only 2 nights, but no way would I have paid the amount the hotel was charging for a room!!. The resort itself is very nice, but again a little on the expensive side. Leisure facilities were decent enough but not exclusive to the resort guests.I could have stayed at another hotel and paid the £6 per day to use them.Quiet enough at night, worth the stroll into Aviemore for a bit more variety, but beware of the many golfers who stay and rise at first light, very noisy then, or at least it was in the part in which we stayed.All in all though, we did enjoy it.

Paul Marley wrote on October 9, 2008


Hilton Coylumbridge hotel 2 Stars
Macdonald Four Seasons Hotel 4 Stars
Macdonald Academy Hotel Aviemore 3 Stars
Macdonald Aviemore Highland Hotel 4 Stars

Overall Guest Rating

Overall3.8 out of 5
Cleanliness4 out of 5
Facilities3 out of 5
Service3 out of 5
Location4 out of 5
Pricing5 out of 5

Macdonald Academy Hotel Guest Reviews

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5 out of 5

central for aviemore centre. hotel facilities near by. staff friendly and helpfull. excellent breakfast wirh lots of choice well presented.

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed August 25, 2010

3.6 out of 5

The reception staff were very friendly on arrival and at check out. The breakfast is very good.

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed August 21, 2009

3.8 out of 5

More signs/directions urgently needed. Hotel entrance very hard to find in the dark and rain. Was low season, hotel nearly empty, so lots of areas closed. Aspects restaurant was in an annex of the bar - utterly unacceptable; all other restaurants closed, so went into Aviemore. May be a 4 star in high season, was comfrtable enough - very nice room and would stay again, but did not feel I was in a 4 star.

Review by: Geoff Taylor
Date stayed December 14, 2008

4.8 out of 5

The first rom we were offered had a rather unpleasant musty smell. We talked to reception about this and we were offered an alternative room. Our concern was dealt with politely and effeciently. The rest of the stay was faultless I would recommend this hotel for families and couples alike. Thank you for a very enjoyable stay.

Review by: marcello facchini
Date stayed October 24, 2008

3.6 out of 5

Stayed for only 2 nights, but no way would I have paid the amount the hotel was charging for a room!!. The resort itself is very nice, but again a little on the expensive side. Leisure facilities were decent enough but not exclusive to the resort guests.I could have stayed at another hotel and paid the £6 per day to use them.Quiet enough at night, worth the stroll into Aviemore for a bit more variety, but beware of the many golfers who stay and rise at first light, very noisy then, or at least it was in the part in which we stayed.All in all though, we did enjoy it.

Review by: Paul Marley
Date stayed October 9, 2008

4.6 out of 5

Excellent facilities, great location, good choice of food will definately be returning

Review by: Sharon Milburn
Date stayed July 17, 2008

4.8 out of 5

lovely hotel, friendly staff stayed twice now great location.

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed June 30, 2008

3 out of 5

VERY disappointed with our stay in this hotel. Bathroom dirty, and hotel room not 4 star. Reception unmanned, however, dining room very impressive and waiting staff helpful. Would not recommend this hotel

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed March 31, 2008

5 out of 5

I spent the Easter weekend at the resort, the resort was excellent. Lots to keep you active, ski ing within the local mountain ranges. The resort had a brilliant spa complex. All the staff very nice, well mannnered and alway at hand if you needed help or a question answered. I would reconmend and will also revisit with my family. L Kerr Client/Quest

Review by: lee kerr
Date stayed March 27, 2008

5 out of 5

Had a fantastic night at the MacDonald Highlands Hotel Aviemore. After a days hard skiing it was lovely to come into a nice warm room, have a nice hot bath and relax. My only advice would be to offer some further information on restaurants/pubs in Aviemore as we weren't fully aware where was good to go and also what time restaurants closed etc. Breakfast was fabulous.

Review by: Marion Hutchison
Date stayed February 13, 2008

4.6 out of 5

Lovely hotel to stay in. Prices were very good!

Review by: Kelly Isted
Date stayed November 14, 2007

3.4 out of 5

More facilities within the centre would be good, centre not as good as it used to be, eg no go karts, amusements, ice skating. more pubs and resturants in the centre would help too

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed October 18, 2007

4.8 out of 5

Had a great stay - only complaint it was slightly cold in the hotel, had to ask to put the fire on which should of been a feature anyway. Apart from that good stay all round.

Review by: Richard Black
Date stayed October 5, 2007

4.6 out of 5

It was a bit confusing finding reception when arriving on foot with trailing luggage from the railway station. The weather was good, but the walk would not be good in bad weather. Staff in the hotel, and particularly the restaurant Aspects, were very friendly and helpful.

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed September 10, 2007

4.8 out of 5

Polite staff, excellent breakfasts! Excellent entertainment programme in the evenings. Lovely swimming pool.

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed August 9, 2007

4.4 out of 5

Very plush hotel in beautiful surroundings. Only comment is that the reception is not in the same building as we were staying, however, that was the only grumble.

Review by: Mark MacLeod
Date stayed March 22, 2007

4.4 out of 5

Clean,spacious room. Excellent breakfast. Aviemore facilities all close by

Review by: Innes Wilson
Date stayed February 23, 2007

3.6 out of 5

Hotel room was nice but corridors a bit dreary and hotel had little atmosphere. However facilities good and breakfast lovely.

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed December 7, 2006

4 out of 5

The Quality of the room was exceptionaly good; Large and comfortable

Review by: Ian McIntosh
Date stayed September 1, 2006

3 out of 5

check in times rubish after a journey you dont want to wait until after 4pm to get settled .only 2 people on reception for four hotels, no seating area for anyone waiting to check in.having booked on line found no one really knew who I had payed my visa to and they didnt seem to know if it was b&b or with dinner the staff do not seem to be informed about guests booking on line .

Review by: PETER MARSHALL
Date stayed September 1, 2006

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