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“Comfortable room and good food.....the perfect combination.”

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Mackenzies Highland Inn
Ranked #26 of 29 Aviemore B&B and Inns
Scottish Highlands
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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“Comfortable room and good food.....the perfect combination.”
Reviewed 16 September 2013

We had an overnight stay at Mackenzies recently and were not disappointed. The accommodation was comfortable and spotlessly clean, extra tea bags were no trouble and the offer to help with the luggage was much appreciated.

We were persuaded to try the special menu and were surprised by the quality and QUANTITY of the portions. The regular menu choices were also good and contained something for everyone.

I overheard a chap being offered tasters of beer when he couldn`t decide what kind he wanted, and all the staff were very friendly and helpful.

There is a comfortable residents lounge where the wifi reception seems to be the best.

Plenty of car parking and outside seats and a sheltered, conopied area with tables and benches for the smokers.....or those who just wanted to take the evening air.

Breakfast was HUGE.............when we go back we would share a breakfast between us.

The hotel has recently been taken over by Belhaven brewery and my advice to them is not to try to make this hotel into yet another in a chain......its unique character is something special.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Dollar, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

Great food, service, staff and rooms, can't fault it....Great parking,
wi-fi....friendly bar ...it has everything you need, and I felt more than comfortable as a woman on my own....excellent value too...I will be back for sure!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Aviemore
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

Stopped by for a late lunch with friends. Menu has a good selection and there is also a specials board with a selection of main courses for £5. Had a Mackenzies sharing platter for 2 @ £10. In a word - fantastic. Friends had filled rolls of pulled pork with melted cheese and red onion - looked tasty and we were informed, were very tasty. No hesitation in recommending this place. Food good, service good ans all reasonably priced.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2013

I went here with my wife, we where drawn in by 2 meals for £10 which is very good. I was not expecting much but I was surprised when my burger game out, the portion size was very good and it tasted great! My only complaint would be that they forgot to put the pasta in my wife's pasta bake but I think is was a genuine mistake and over all the food was good and I would go back again.

  • Stayed August 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 August 2013

We had a lovely stay here. There was a slight problem with our room that was handled extremely professionally and I can honestly say that I think the customer service skills of all staff at McKenzies is exemplary. The food is amazing and very reasonably priced. We will definitely be coming back.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 August 2013

Spent one night here, on way to Elgin. Hotel is in need of some TLC, rooms were clean and had everything needed but were rather shabby. Shower was tiny with an electric shower that had very little pressure. Had dinner which was excellent, no complaints. waitress at night was a bit dour and harassed but at breakfast we had a lovely breakfast served by a smiling lady who was ever so helpful. Entertainment on Friday night was excellent, a guy playing guitar and singing, asking for requests, he managed to play most of the songs requested.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 August 2013

Gourmet burger and a pint ( or wine or soft drink ) £8.50 - we all had burgers , they were delicious , it's free pool until 5 pm and they let us play on a bit after that. Loved the sunken hammocks in the garden . Great value for money .

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Mackenzies Highland Inn
Address: 125 Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1RL, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Badenoch and Strathspey > Aviemore
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in Aviemore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Mackenzies Highland Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Contepory Scottish Inn serving fine fayre, great grog and highland hospitality. Come join the Clan!!! ... more   less 
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