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Macdonald Morlich Hotel

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Macdonald Aviemore Resort Inverness-shire, Aviemore PH22 1PN Scotland
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#6 of 11 hotels in Aviemore
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One of three 4-star hotels located within Macdonald Aviemore Resort in the centre of Aviemore in the Cairngorms National Park. The hotel itself is home to our popular Giovanni's Italian Ristorante and the contemporary Morlich Lounge and Bar - the best place in Aviemore for afternoon teas! The wider resort offers guests a further 3 restaurants, a luxury shopping centre, a cinema and Aviemore Activity Centre which boasts a huge leisure pool, soft play and activity rooms for children of all ages. There's also Macdonald Spey Valley Championship Golf Course in Aviemore, only 5 minutes along the road, hotel guests can get transfers and discounts on green fees.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Wifi
Hot bath
Indoor pool
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
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Laundry service
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Frews43 wrote a review Oct 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom49 contributions14 helpful votes
Booked a three night stay at The Morlich Hotel for my husband's birthday but was totally dissapointed.Its not what I imagined it to be from the description on their website. It is certainly not a boutique hotel quite dated with no atmosphere within the hotel,but understandable due to all the restrictions.Good location but definitely not for a romantic getaway,more of a Haven feel to be honest.We never used any of the facilities as we toured around the surrounding area.No maid service but the room was clean on arrival,you had to go to reception for fresh towels,tea & coffee etc but i have never been to a 4 star hotel that does not include bottled water in your room which is always a nice touch.Breakfast needs improvement the staff are very attentive but the food luke warm,a full Scottish breakfast it is not,cost cutting before presentation,very small portion and even half a slice of black pudding,no haggis which surprised me,so breakfast was poor quality.Very dark in the evening not adequate lighting in the hotel grounds.Poor customer service at checkout was not asked if we enjoyed our stay no interaction from member of staff.Avimore and the surrounding areas beautiful but Hotel Morlich needs to step up their game in this current climate just too many negatives for me.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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W3sS wrote a review Oct 2020
London, United Kingdom224 contributions40 helpful votes
This was the 2nd stay of our visit to Scotland Check in is from 3pm which was not a problem as we found something to do after our relative short journey to get to Aviemore Location of the Hotel is relative close to the main road with most of the amenities close by Check in was quick and without much fuss. Room was on the 3rd floor from all the hustle and bustle. Not sure if the hotel was full, but there was relative little noise to disturb us Room was comfortable and clean. The room service was in 2 stages. Any stay less than a certain amount of days (4 I think) and there would be none, although you could request items. This was not an issue as we were only staying 2 nights. This I found actually quite good as it reduced the excessive laundry of towels etc. that you normally find in some hotels and hence doing our bit for conservation) Our package include breakfast as well as vouchers for the evening meal (£25 pp per night but only for the food portion). This you could use at either Giovanni or the Aspect restaurant. For both nights we used Aspects and really enjoyed the food choice. Although on the 2nd night the kept giving us the wrong menus (no biggie). After the meal we popped down into the bar for a few drinks Breakfast was OK but fairly basic and mostly cold. Service could do with improving as we had to keep prompting the staff for items (drinks, condiments and actually to get some service) The biggest issue was that you had to book slots for either off the meals. The slots we could get for breakfast were either very early of late in the morning (half 10 onwards). With the Evening meal we seemed to have a better choice of slots at more reasonable times All in all a most an enjoyable stay
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Dave Scott wrote a review Sep 2020
Aberdeen, United Kingdom8 contributions4 helpful votes
My wife and I decided to have a couple of days away in Aviemore and after searching for deals we decided on the Morlich with getting dinner bed and breakfast for a good rate. The room was good with a comfortable bed, clean and tidy and the bathroom was also good but the shower had a lack of pressure. On reading some of the previous reviews we decided to eat in the other hotel in the resort as the Italian restaurant didn’t have great reviews. On arrival at the other restaurant we were seated quickly and the tables were well spread out. Our order was taken quickly and arrived in a reasonable time also. I had a chicken burger and the wife had a normal burger. Mine was fine but the wife’s burger was still a bit raw inside at the centre so she didn’t finish it. The chunky fries that came with them were good but overall it was a little disappointing. The sweets didn’t fare that much better with my sticky toffee pudding being quite dry and a lack of toffee sauce didn’t help. So we would go back to the hotel but would choose to eat else were for dinner. The breakfast was ok with plenty of choice and tasted great. The Covid precautions were adequate with plenty of hand sanitiser around and social distancing.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sandra C wrote a review Sep 2020
Alnwick, United Kingdom4 contributions
Nearly £150 per night expected a much better experience.A standard hotelroom probably worth £80-85 per night max.Clean but basic,staying 2 people 2 nights had 2 biscuits, one shower gel one shampoo. Shower very slow definately NOT a power shower. Sink had leak noticed in morning after first night, would have left but floor waqs getting a bit flooeded. Reported to reception who said she would add to maintainence mans list. Went for run told reception lady would be out she said fingers crossed he would look at it. FIVE hours later he had not. Rang down to let them know and said I now couldn't relax in my £150 per night room as I had to wait for the man knocking. She let out a long sigh and said he would be round when he could, we were on the list for the day, would I like to move room, I said yes,. So after packing all my kit and my husbands as he was working, the maintainance man came to the door -no mask,no gloves !! in meantime receptionist came to door with new keys.I proceeded to move 2 heavy bags and a few more bags,no offer of help. New room right next to lift so can hear every movement of the lift which is NONSTOP ! so won't be gettingmuch sleep tonight !! Breakfast another discgrace. Had to ask to be served after our initial order for tea and coffee. 15 Mins later they brought husbands breakfast.A further 15 mins had to ask for mine. Husband had left at that point to go to work. Not happy with service or room and definately not worth £290 for 2 nights of my very hard earned money. Will not be staying again andwould recommend a booking at another venue without the stroppy staff and sub-standard rooms !!! No apology for room by the way.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Room Tip: Room 262 Right next to lift VERY NOISY
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raymond p wrote a review Sep 2020
Sunderland, United Kingdom267 contributions115 helpful votes
We booked last minute for this hotel so we didn’t do a lot of checking out, however we were pleasantly surprised to find a really modern and friendly and comfortable hotel set in lovely grounds and within easy walking distance to the centre of Aviemore, our room was very clean and comfortable and the breakfast was excellent, All the staff were very professional and friendly, we would certainly return and recommend this hotel Great stay.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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PRICE RANGE
US$104 - US$230 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandScottish HighlandsBadenoch and StrathspeyAviemore
NUMBER OF ROOMS
65
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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 (0.3 km), Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe (0.3 km), and Mountain Spirit (0.3 km).
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 an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Macdonald Morlich Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast 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 Subway, Happy Haggis, and Mambos.
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.
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 (1.0 km) and Aviemore Ring Cairn & Stone Circle (1.2 km).