Macdonald Aviemore Hotel

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2 indoor pools
2 indoor pools

Overview of Macdonald Aviemore Hotel

Macdonald Aviemore Hotel

4.0 star property
4-star hotel in Aviemore with restaurant and bar/lounge

7.0/10 Good

437 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Bathtub
Macdonald Aviemore Resort, Aviemore, Scotland, PH22 1PN
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • 2 indoor pools
  • Breakfast available
  • Ski storage
  • Ski passes
  • Health club
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Children's pool
  • Waterslide
  • Massage/treatment rooms
For families
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Playground on site
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Cairngorms National Park - 16 min drive

Getting around

  • Inverness (INV) - 50 min drive
  • Aviemore Station - 1 min walk
  • Kingussie Station - 17 min drive
  • Newtonmore Station - 20 min drive

About this property

Macdonald Aviemore Hotel

4-star family-friendly hotel near a train station
You can look forward to shopping on site, a garden and a playground at Macdonald Aviemore Hotel. Active travellers can enjoy cycling at this hotel. For some rest and relaxation, visit the sauna or steam room, and indulge in aromatherapy, a body scrub or a body wrap. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with dry cleaning/laundry services and a bar.
Other perks at this hotel include:
  • 2 indoor pools and a children's pool, with a waterslide
  • Free self-parking
  • Full breakfast (surcharge), bike hire and massage treatment rooms
  • A lift, tour/ticket information and a gift shop
  • Guest reviews give top marks for the location
Room features
All guest rooms at Macdonald Aviemore Hotel include amenities, such as complimentary wireless Internet access.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with shower/bath combinations and free toiletries
  • TVs with satellite channels
  • Coffee/tea makers, heating and daily housekeeping



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

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.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 108 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 10:00 PM
  • Express check-in/out
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)
  • Supervised childcare*
  • Children's club*


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


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

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

Travelling with children

  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Water slide
  • Playground
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)

What to do

  • Ski passes
  • Shopping
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Skiing lessons nearby
  • Surfing/body boarding nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby

Working away

  • Business centre
  • 10 meeting rooms
  • Conference centre


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Bike hire
  • Ski storage


  • Built in 2000
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Health club
  • 2 indoor pools
  • Sauna
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Steam room
  • Water slide


  • Braille/raised signage
  • Lift
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Low-height worktop and sink
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Satellite TV channels
  • Films for purchase

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 18.00 for adults and GBP 12.50 for children (approximately)

Children & extra beds

  • Supervised childcare is available for an extra charge
  • Children's club access is available for an extra charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool, health club or fitness facility without adult supervision
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast and through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards on site.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

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 credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Macdonald Aviemore Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Macdonald Aviemore Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Macdonald Aviemore Hotel?
As of 3 October 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Macdonald Aviemore Hotel on 1 November 2022 start from €175, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Macdonald Aviemore Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Macdonald Aviemore Hotel?
Yes, there are 2 indoor pools and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Macdonald Aviemore Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Macdonald Aviemore Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Macdonald Aviemore Hotel?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-in and check-out and contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Macdonald Aviemore Hotel and nearby?
Have fun with nearby winter activities such as cross-country skiing, snowboarding and sledging, and in warmer months, enjoy a round of golf at the nearby golf course. Go for a swim in one of the 2 indoor swimming pools or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a water slide and a sauna. Macdonald Aviemore Hotel also has a steam room and a picnic area, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Macdonald Aviemore Hotel?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Cheese and Tomatin (4-min walk), Happy Haggis (4-min walk) and Skiing Doo (5-min walk).
What's the area around Macdonald Aviemore Hotel like?
Macdonald Aviemore Hotel is a short 1-minute walk from Aviemore Station and 17 minutes' walk from Craigellachie National Nature Reserve. Travellers give top marks for the hotel's prime location.

Overall score and ratings






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Property conditions & facilities



2/10 Poor

martyn, 2-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Hotel needs a little bit of an upgrade. The bar is never open so you have to walk to another hotel on site to get a drink, nothing in hotel at all.
Nadine, 2-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

Roielle, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

3-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Great stay
Great base for exploring Aviemore with lots to do on site. We had the dinner and breakfast included tariff and this was really good value.
Claire, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Staff at this hotel couldnt do enough to help. The ease of booking restaurants for dinners was faultless. Staff in both restaurants were very helpful. Giovannis especially..
Anne-Moira, 3-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Needs upgrading but ok
I’ve stayed here a few times in the past and this visit was very similar. The hotel itself is a bit run down but the room was okay (double with bunk beds). Ours was clean and did the job for the 3 days we were there. The staff were excellent, breakfast was good and plenty to go round. The pool was open with no restrictions and the wave machine kept the kids happy and we even managed a 10 minute sauna and 30 minutes in the gymn. With half board we booked dinner in the Italian as it had stuff the kids would eat. Overall expensive but an enjoyable time had by all.
Ronnie, 2-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

Alan, 7-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Hotel like a youth hostel with pool not open.
Hotel is done for. Pool and kids play center not open till 1pm on the sunday. At £240 a night you would expect it to be open all day. Hotel just not worth the money.
Steven, 1-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

Nabeil, 3-night trip
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