Rural bliss is terrific – especially when that blissful spot happens to be in the Scottish Highlands among the mountains, eagles and deer.
But let’s face it, a few little urban comforts always make a welcome addition to amazing scenery.
The Macdonald Aviemore Resort offers plenty of that. Situated in Cairngorms National Park, it boasts a Sony 3D cinema, multiple restaurants, bars and even luxury brand shopping outlets.
If that wasn’t enough, it also has a huge leisure complex as well.
From the Aviemore Activity Centre to the Spey Valley Shopping centre and from the Sony 3D cinema to the beauty treatment rooms, the resort is bursting with fun and relaxing things to do.
As well as a swimming pool, wave machine and flume, the activity centre also has a sauna, steam room, whirlpool bath and gym.
The Macdonald Spey Valley Championship Golf Course is just a five-minute drive away and was recently voted one of the best in Scotland.
One or two night stay
Available seven days a week until 6th July, this Big Deal is for two people to enjoy a one or two night break in the resort’s Highland Hotel. You will be staying in an extra comfy Executive Double Room.
Your package will include a three course dinner for two each night in the Aspects Restaurant, an additional £10 food & drink credit for snacks or lunch, a full Scottish breakfast and a late checkout of 2pm.
Note that there will be a £40 supplement for Friday and Saturday stays, payable directly to the hotel at the time of booking.
Three course dinner
The Aspects Restaurant is a classic dining spot offering the finest seasonal ingredients combined with spectacular views over the Cairngorms.
Choices can change but to whet your appetite, here is a sample menu:
Macsween haggis bon bons served with heritage beetroot and grain mustard mayonnaise
Smoked mackerel salad with pickled cucumber, truffle cream and samphire
Slow-braised blade of Scotch beef served with Dauphiné potatoes, baby carrots, green beans and a red wine jus
Grilled fillet of salmon with roasted new potatoes, tenderstem broccoli, asparagus and caper butter
Pumpkin ravioli with Parmesan cream, truffle oil and pea shoots
Vanilla panna cotta with forest fruits and homemade shortbread
Sticky toffee pudding with butterscotch sauce and vanilla ice cream
Selection of cheese, chutney, grapes and oatcakes
Turn it into a family trip
Children are welcome to accompany you and will be kept more than entertained with the 3D cinema, leisure facilities, fully supervised play centre and much more.
Children are welcome to accompany you when staying in a suitable room. Family rooms for up to two adults and two children can be booked (subject to availability) at a £30 per child, per night supplement. This is inclusive of breakfast and dinner from kids’ menu. Please arrange this with the hotel directly.
Although there is plenty to do by way of entertainment at the Macdonald Aviemore Resort, the surrounding area is rich in Highland attractions as well.
From wildlife spotting to invigorating hikes to mountain biking, this would make a brilliant summer mini-break.
This TripAdvisor reviewer loved their stay at Macdonald Aviemore Resort Highland Hotel:
‘Fantastic stay! Our stay was great! The facilities are all really good and it was nice to enjoy some time in the pool! Breakfast was abundant and delicious with a choice of buffet and cooked dishes too. We had some drinks at the bar which were really nice and enjoyed them in a cosy atmosphere. The staff both at the bar and reception were also very attentive and caring. Unbeatable central location too!’
Escape to the Cairngorms
If you love the idea of combining peaceful mountain scenery with entertainment, shops and plenty of restaurants, then Macdonald Aviemore Resort is definitely for you.
This one or two-night Executive Double Room stay has everything you need for a relaxing break. Your package will include a three course dinner for two, additional £10 food & drink credit, full Scottish breakfast, late checkout and full leisure access.
Whether you fancy some intimate time with your other half or a family adventure, this Big Deal offers a little something for everyone to enjoy.