I have stayed three times now (review delayed by my computer playing up and then by technical problems submitting photos). The first time I ended up buying one of their timeshares before the week was out; the second time I stayed on an extra week, and I'm by no means a big spender. Which says a lot about this gem of a resort. It's addictive! From the blissfully uncomplicated check-in onwards it is pure relaxation, freedom and space to chill out and enjoy whatever kind of holiday you want; be it active and energetic, scenic and social or simply getting away from it all, though there is an Internet connection available in the units for those who need or want it. The units are set out in such a way as to give security and a feeling of complete privacy though the resort is compact and situated only a few minutes' walk from the main road and facilities of lovely, lively Aviemore. The buildings are surrounded by grassed spaces and evergreens creating a feeling of being deep in the countryside yet there is ready access included to neighbouring leisure facilities and a varied and buzzing hub of cafes, pubs, restaurants and quality local shopping only minutes away; one really does get to have it both ways in terms of quiet seclusion and convenience. In addition to all this, whether driving or using public transport it is central enough to easily access the full rich range of Highland sport, nature and culture related activities in and beyond Aviemore itself. The staff are warm, friendly, genuine people who create an atmosphere of a large extended family into which one is instantly welcomed; at the same time they are in no way intrusive, there when needed and a mine of local knowledge. I have stayed in a villa and an apartment; both types of accommodation are very comfortable, serviced weekly with additional maintenance available if required, warm in the winter and airy in the summer with very reasonable electricity costs and excellent modern facilities which are easy to use. The decor is bright and tranquil with the Scandinavian influence so evident in the proliferation of light, natural wood complemented by the best of sleek, stylish up to the minute technology; the bedrooms have a sense of hushed, soothing rest which is so deep it seems to have grown by absorbing over the decades the profound contentment of a succession of thankful guests relaxing into a healthy, restorative sleep after sparkling days. The Scandinavian Village is the Far North within the North; a bubble of the qualities of the Scottish Highlands in especially intense concentrations; an ideal place to run to for all who are drawn to the mountains, forests, snow, long summer days and vivid clarity of natural light which characterise the Highlands and Scandinavia beyond.
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- Also Known As:
- Scandinavian Village Hotel Aviemore
- Scandinavian Village Aviemore, Scotland