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Macdonald Morlich Hotel

Highland Resort Inverness-shire, Aviemore PH22 1PN Scotland
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4.0 of 5 stars
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
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Business Centre with Internet Access
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Heated pool
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nessie35 wrote a review Feb 2024
Inverness, United Kingdom129 contributions109 helpful votes
We stayed at this hotel on their Valentines weekend deal and we really enjoyed our stay. For a very good price we had a lovely quiet room decorated with rose petals and chocolates and a very welcome bottle of prosecco. Also included was a lovely 2 course meal in the italian restaurant with a bottle of wine and then 2 free cocktails. The hotel also put on some entertainment which was very enjoyable. Our room was warm and spotless, all staff were welcoming and friendly and the deal was definitely worth it. I would recommend this hotel and we would visit and stay again in the future.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 5 Mar 2024
Dear Guest, We are delighted to hear you had a great time while staying with us on our Valentines package, we want to give our guests the best experience possible and feedback like this shows we are definitely going in the right direction. Thank you for your kind comments on rooms, staff, entertainment and food. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to the resort again in the future. Best Wishes, Resort Management Team
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Andy M wrote a review Sept 2023
United Kingdom17 contributions7 helpful votes
Bedroom was tired and needed a proper clean, bathroom door was rotten at the bottom from shower water, bathroom extractor fan did not work. Also, they do not serve breakfast in this hotel - you need to walk to the Highlands Hotel about 300 metres away for breakfast, NOT a great idea in Autumn in Scotland when it's raining. The only restaurant is Italian - if you don't want that then again you need top walk to another of the resorts hotels. Altogether and very poor set up./
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded 20 Nov 2023
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're truly sorry to hear that your stay didn't meet the high standards we strive for. With new management on board, we're actively enhancing our services and facilities to ensure that every guest enjoys a memorable stay. Your comfort and satisfaction are our top priorities. We value your feedback as it provides us with the necessary insights to improve. We would appreciate the opportunity to discuss your experience in more detail and would be grateful for the chance to demonstrate the high quality of hospitality we are dedicated to providing on your next visit. We hope to welcome you back to MacDonald Aviemore Resort and exceed your expectations. Kind regards, Resort Management Team
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Lee M wrote a review Sept 2023
Bangor, United Kingdom11 contributions10 helpful votes
Called the reception to explain to them my AirPods had been left on the side table, they contacted house keeping to then tell me nothing had been found. Be careful with your items in this hotel in what you leave lying about. I
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Responded 20 Nov 2023
Dear Valued Guest, I sincerely apologize for the issues you encountered during your recent stay. With new management on board, we're actively enhancing our services, including addressing cleanliness concerns and enhancing our housekeeping team's training to ensure that every guest enjoys a memorable stay. Your satisfaction is our priority. I'm sorry for any inconvenience you experienced. This does not reflect the high standard we strive for. We hope to welcome you back to MacDonald Aviemore Resort and exceed your expectations. Kind regards, Resort Management Team
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James M wrote a review Sept 2023
5 contributions1 helpful vote
Bad experience from start to finish. Booked the Macdonalds Morlich hotel for a 3 night stay. Things didn't get off to a good start when we entered the room, there were flies all around the window (counted 10) luckily the window opened fully so I was able to get rid of them. We were on the third floor in room 351, from a health and safety point of view there were no safety catches or security screens on windows which I found a little concerning? In addition, a squeaky toilet door and radiator not attached properly to the wall just added to our initial concerns. We choose to ignore all of this as it is an aging hotel and does need some serious refurbishment although not cheap by any means. The straw that broke the camel’s back was next morning around half 5 when we were awakened by the constant noise of the lift in use not only by a coach party leaving early but every other customer who used the lift after that, it was incessant and annoying to the point of giving my wife a severe headache, even the noise of the tv wasn’t enough to drown it out. We eventually gave up and my wife contacted reception and spoke to the night manager who said he would speak to his manager and call us back. He called back promptly and informed my wife that he had spoken to his manager and we would be moved to an executive room in the Highlands Hotel later that day. We duly continued our holiday with a wonderful walk around Loch an Eilean which I would recommend to anyone, but before we left we spoke again to a new receptionist to clarify the situation and she said the information had been passed on. On arrival back at the hotel late afternoon, we spoke to the same receptionist, who then informed us that the duty manager had stated there were no rooms available. We immediately asked to speak to the manager and informed him of our complaints and the promise made to us by the night manager. The manager was adamant that they were fully booked and there was nothing he could do, no explanation was given as to why the room promised to us in the morning was not available now. Apparently our only options were to endure another 2 nights in the same room or cut our holiday short. We chose to leave immediately which was a really sad and disappointing end to what we hoped would be a well earned break in Aviemore. We have had a few enjoyable holidays in Macdonalds hotels over the years, namely Forest Hills in Aberfoyle, Holyrood Hotel in Edinburgh including Highlands Hotel many years ago but never encountered such an unacceptable and unprofessional standard of service. Furthermore, if we had been informed in the morning that there were no rooms available we may have been able to find accommodation elsewhere in Aviemore but as you can imagine at such a late stage in the day and after a long frustrating time web browsing we were unsuccessful and returned home. Your customers deserve to be treated with more respect and empathy and I would not recommend this hotel to anyone. Cue yet another apology from the hotel!!!
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Stay away from room 351
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Responded 20 Nov 2023
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're truly sorry to hear that your stay didn't meet the high standards we strive for. With new management on board, we're actively enhancing our services and facilities to ensure that every guest enjoys a memorable stay. Your comfort and satisfaction are our top priorities. We value your feedback as it provides us with the necessary insights to improve. We would appreciate the opportunity to discuss your experience in more detail and would be grateful for the chance to demonstrate the high quality of hospitality we are dedicated to providing on your next visit. We hope to welcome you back to MacDonald Aviemore Resort and exceed your expectations. Kind regards, Resort Management Team
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Roger F wrote a review Sept 2023
Saratoga Springs, New York40 contributions9 helpful votes
This place is possibly the worst hotel we have ever stayed in. We are on a tour, and we were stuck here. There is no AC and no ventilation in the rooms. The 2nd day we figure out how to fully open the window but there are no screens. Even with the window open, the room was stifling hot. Sweated sitting still. Everything in the room is dated. The carpet is old and the bathroom door was warped from water from the shower. It was 80+ F degrees outside and they had a comforter and wool blank on the bed with no bed sheet. We forgot a razor, they don't have them. Advertised a pool, it was closed. No face clothes, they haven't had them since Covid-19 for some reason. Our bus of 42 people went on a tour of the area and we returned, nobody's key worked. The person at the desk asked "did you go in any shops?" The cards are deactivated if you do for security reasons for who knows why. If you can, avoid this place.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Avoid this hotel
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Responded 20 Nov 2023
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're truly sorry to hear that your stay didn't meet the high standards we strive for. With new management on board, we're actively enhancing our services and facilities to ensure that every guest enjoys a memorable stay. Your comfort and satisfaction are our top priorities. We value your feedback as it provides us with the necessary insights to improve. We would appreciate the opportunity to discuss your experience in more detail and would be grateful for the chance to demonstrate the high quality of hospitality we are dedicated to providing on your next visit. We hope to welcome you back to MacDonald Aviemore Resort and exceed your expectations. Kind regards, Resort Management Team
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Will T wrote a review Aug 2023
2 contributions3 helpful votes
Quite possibly the worst hotel I've stayed in, the walls are paper thin and hasn't seen any maintenance in the last 10 years. There is a stale smell in the room and corridor. Just stay somewhere else.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're truly sorry to hear that your stay didn't meet the high standards we strive for. With new management on board, we're actively enhancing our services and facilities to ensure that every guest enjoys a memorable stay. Your comfort and satisfaction are our top priorities. We value your feedback as it provides us with the necessary insights to improve. We would appreciate the opportunity to discuss your experience in more detail and would be grateful for the chance to demonstrate the high quality of hospitality we are dedicated to providing on your next visit. We hope to welcome you back to MacDonald Aviemore Resort and exceed your expectations. Kind regards, Resort Management Team
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Jennifer J wrote a review Aug 2023
Tampa, Florida292 contributions85 helpful votes
I spent 2 nights in Aviemore. The rooms at Morlich Hotel at Macdonald Aviemore Resort are small, but comfortable. No more than 2 people per room and that's pushing it if you've got a lot of luggage. The bathroom and room were clean for my stay and I was satisfied with the service received. Be mindful in the dining room, steps are the same tile throughout the entire room so they are easy to miss. Definitely a tripping hazard.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 20 Nov 2023
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us and for your kind feedback regarding our value for money, location and service. We're truly sorry to hear that some parts of your stay didn't meet the high standards we strive for. With new management on board, we're actively enhancing our services and facilities to ensure that every guest enjoys a memorable stay. Your comfort and satisfaction are our top priorities. We value your feedback as it provides us with the necessary insights to improve. We hope to welcome you back to MacDonald Aviemore Resort again in the near future and exceed your expectations with the improvements made. Kind Regards, Resort Management team
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Conor66 wrote a review Jun 2023
Dublin, Ireland3 contributions2 helpful votes
Appalling reception, greeted with the words; "are you alright?" Not: "hello", "welcome", "how are you?" The room had old spider web in the corner, dirty cups - that had to be washed before they could be used, shower drain not draining and a receptionist who told us that the resolution would have to wait until morning, noisy restaurant/breakfast room. The outside is in need of major attention. The inside is tired, the public toilets in the lobby are shabby and in keeping with a motorway service station, many of which are better. Overall, terrible experience, to be avoided.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Responded 20 Nov 2023
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're truly sorry to hear that your stay didn't meet the high standards we strive for. With new management on board, we're actively enhancing our services and facilities to ensure that every guest enjoys a memorable stay. Your comfort and satisfaction are our top priorities. We value your feedback as it provides us with the necessary insights to improve. We would appreciate the opportunity to discuss your experience in more detail and would be grateful for the chance to demonstrate the high quality of hospitality we are dedicated to providing on your next visit. We hope to welcome you back to MacDonald Aviemore Resort and exceed your expectations. Kind regards, Resort Management Team
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William B wrote a review May 2023
San Francisco, California174 contributions73 helpful votes
The hotel is close to restaurants and is in a good location to explore the highlands. Loc Ness is close by as is Inverness. The hotel is designed for skiers and the accommodations reflect that design. There is a good buffet breakfast for an early morning start to your sightseeing.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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chrisdavids2016 wrote a review May 2023
Cumbria, United Kingdom15 contributions3 helpful votes
After reading some of the other reviews I was a little nervous about the stay. I needn’t have been. The staff were helpful, the room comfortable and everything was clean. The hotel is a little tired and the TV just showed the BBC channels but neither were significant. Plentiful free parking. Very close to Aviemore town centre. Breakfast was a decent buffet with a nice long period of serving which meant we could squeeze a swim in beforehand. The pool was warm, the slide fun and the sauna was appreciated. Think more like a leisure pool than a spa and you won’t be disappointed. Tip: check the pool opening times in advance.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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United KingdomScotlandScottish HighlandsAviemore and the CairngormsAviemore
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Frequently Asked Questions about Macdonald Morlich Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Macdonald Morlich Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Craigellachie National Nature Reserve (0.2 miles), Aviemore Ice Rink (0.08 miles), and Young's Auld Sweetie Shop (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Macdonald Morlich Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at Macdonald Morlich Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Macdonald Morlich Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Macdonald Morlich Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Happy Haggis, Miele’s Gelateria, and The Cairngorm Hotel.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Macdonald Morlich Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Is Macdonald Morlich Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the centre of Aviemore.
Are any cleaning services offered at Macdonald Morlich Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Macdonald Morlich Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Macdonald Morlich Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Aviemore Railway Station (0.6 miles) and Aviemore Ring Cairn & Stone Circle (0.8 miles).