Macdonald Aviemore Resort
The Macdonald Aviemore Resort has it all. A family friendly, action-packed destination in the Scottish Highlands, it has something for everyone, whether you’re travelling with family and friends, for a business meeting, or a relaxing holiday. The Macdonald Aviemore Resort is set amid Caledonian pine forests and views of the Cairngorm Mountain. The resort is filled with fun and relaxing leisure activities. There are also shops, restaurants, bars and a sizeable conference centre.
The accommodation is wide-ranging, with no fewer than four hotels and 18 luxury lodges to choose from. The Highlands Hotel and the Luxury Lodges both provide four-star stays, while the Academy Hotel, the Macdonald Strathspey Hotel and the Aviemore Inn has each have a three-star rating.
Guests of the hotels and lodges have a good selection of options when their stomachs start to rumble. Choices range from the signature Aspects Restaurant and Giovanni’s Italian through to the Scottish steak club and the Spey Valley Sport Bar & Carvery.
A mention must go to the impressive capabilities of the meeting and event rooms. The facilities at the Macdonald Aviemore Resort are excellent if you’re looking to hold a small scale meeting, a gala dinner or an exhibition for hundreds of people. The Osprey Arena, the Peregrine Suite and the 650-seater auditorium form the bulk of the resort’s meeting power.
As you’d imagine this is a great spot for teambuilding, with gorge walking, dog sled racing and clay pigeon shooting amongst the activities on offer.
The resort's central village has a Spey Valley theme. It includes shops and cafes, as well as a cinema. There's plenty of children's entertainment, from face painting and crafts to sports days and bingo.
A visit to the Macdonald Aviemore Resort isn't complete without some splash time in the swimming pool, which has a flume, wave machine, sauna, steam room and hot tub. Parents can keep an eye on their children from the comfort of Cafe Revitalise (which also overlooks the soft play maze). Other indoor activities include the spa and gym, the teen zone arcade, the dry ski slope, the inflatable fun factory and the Smarty art pottery painting centre.
There is more to do outdoors, as you might expect. The Spey Valley Championship golf course is known for its stunning scenery and wildlife. It also has Scotland’s longest hole, which stretches out over a tricky 635 yards. Go for a nature walk or hire mountain bikes and enjoy a few hours’ exploration. Fly fishing is another of the many possibilities at the Macdonald Aviemore Resort.
The Macdonald Aviemore Resort lies within the town of Aviemore on the edge of the wonderful Cairngorms National Park. The Scottish Highlands are stunning. They are filled with beautiful sights and bursting with local flora and fauna. The Cairngorms National Park is a hotspot for skiing, hiking, biking and other winter sports.