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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful views of the Cairngorm's snow capped mountains, well maintained, comfortable apartment with all modern amenities, excellent leisure facilities, an array of dining options, close to the busy town of Aviemore. A lovely relaxing half term break. Only negative for a family with teenagers, patchy wifi due to remote location.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 January 2017

We visited in November 2016 -- this was a RCI swap from a lodge we own at Craigendarroch (Ballater). Like the accommodation -- every bit as good as Craigendarroch: we stayed in the short two story terraces which were well maintained. Very much support their dog-friendly policy -- we have a well trained Labradoodle. Resort was in good shape --...

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Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

My family and I visited on Boxing Day for 3 nights. We have stayed at the resort a few times, primarily because of the location to the golf course as my husband and son are keen golfers. Positives - friendly staff, location, pool to entertain the kids. Nice bar area to relax in. Negatives- lodges are now getting a bit...

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gm_speyvalley, General Manager at Macdonald Spey Valley Golf & Country Club, responded to this review

Dear Evans1972 Thank you for your comments following your stay at the Spey Valley Golf & Country Club. I am delighted that you found the staff to be friendly and enjoyed the bar area to relax in. I note your feedback concerning the lodges please be advised that we run a rolling refurbishment programme across the resort and I am...

Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Aviemore was a first for us as a family. We usually go to Wales. The accommodation itself is nice and similar to other Macdonald resorts, we stayed in a three bedroom apartment. It was set out in a chalet style and had a lovely view over the trees from the rear. We ate in the restaurant once which was nice,...

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gm_speyvalley, General Manager at Macdonald Spey Valley Golf & Country Club, responded to this review

Dear ELP4665 Thank you for your feedback after your recent stay at the resort. I am glad that you found the accommodation nice and enjoyed your dining experience with us. As you state spa treatments are available at the nearby Macdonald Aviemore Resort. The soft play and the cinema prove to be very popular with many visitors stating in Aviemore....

Moray, Scotland
Reviewed 4 December 2016

We stayed in a lodge and it left a lot to be desired. The floor tiles in the conservatory were sinking and most doors were difficult to open or close. We had a problem with the oven which was sorted for us within a few hours of reporting it. The swimming pool, changing rooms, jacuzzi, steam room and sauna were...

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gm_speyvalley, General Manager at Macdonald Spey Valley Golf & Country Club, responded to this review

Dear TheFeb Thank you for your comments following your stay at the Spey Valley Golf & Country Club. Please be advised we operate a rolling refurbishment programme across the resort and the majority of units have been refurbished however we have a number still to do with another five due to be completed in February 2017. We hope to welcome...

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 November 2016

We arrived on the 12th Nov and checked in. As this was our free week this was the last goodbye so to speak and having not been for many years i asked the parents if i could have it...We were allocated our keys to Patio 15 and from the front door my heart sank...the smell of wet dog hit us...

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gm_speyvalley, General Manager at Macdonald Spey Valley Golf & Country Club, responded to this review

Dear mattbristo Thank you for your feedback following your visit to the resort. |It is unfortunate that you had an issue with dog hairs in the patio apartment however if you had reported them to reception so after arrival we would have arranged for housekeeping to have the unit thoroughly cleaned for you. I am unclear with regards to your...

Reviewed 13 November 2016

For some reason this place has got rid of all of the staff who were its greatest asset. They have been replaced by people who have been imported from the South, who have no idea how to run a Club, and indeed have little knowledge of golf..! We spoke with some local Members who say that they are not likely...

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gm_speyvalley, General Manager at Macdonald Spey Valley Golf & Country Club, responded to this review

Dear Brian M On reading your review I believe your feedback is about Spey Valley Championship Golf Course and as such I have passed a copy on to Jonny Chaisty the Director of Golf. Kind Regards Gina Macpherson

Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed the warm and comfortable chalet on the golf course. The river provides an interesting walk as does the nearby brewery. Well stocked shops are a short drive away. Staff are competent. Remember you will have to pay extra for electricity.

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gm_speyvalley, General Manager at Macdonald Spey Valley Golf & Country Club, responded to this review

Dear Donovan S Thank you for your feedback following your stay at the resort I am delighted that you found the chalet to be warm and comfortable. There are a number of lovely walks in and around Aviemore. As you state everyone has to pay electricity at the end of their stay and this is advertised on our website and...

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 November 2016

I've been here before and i really enjoyed it! We stayed as a couple with our 2 labradors, so we were put into a Craigellachie Chalet. It was still light when we checked in just after 5pm. I did notice a few people who's chalets/accommodation weren't ready either, a bit of a let down after a long drive! Anyhow, we...

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gm_speyvalley, General Manager at Macdonald Spey Valley Golf & Country Club, responded to this review

Dear Lisa F Thank you for your feedback, check in time for the chalets is 4pm and the rest of the accommodation is 5pm and where ever possible we ensure all units are ready for this time. My apologies if your unit was not ready for you. We do offer an internet and movie package in the units however the...

Reviewed 27 October 2016

We have been 'members' of this resort since 1982 and over the years it has served us and our family well due mainly to the location, not necessarily the quality of the resort. Over the past 4 years, our family members have used it but we had not. The staff were very friendly and accommodating and the check-in system went...

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gm_speyvalley, General Manager at Macdonald Spey Valley Golf & Country Club, responded to this review

Dear Barstooler Thank you for your feedback it is disappointing that the unit had not been cleaned properly and if you had reported this to reception we would have arranged to have had the unit thoroughly cleaned for you. We have recently employed a new head housekeeper and I am confident housekeeping issues will not be an issue moving forward....

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Golf Course
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Tennis Court
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Spey Valley Golf & Country Club borders the famous River Spey with spectacular views of the surrounding Spey Valley and Cairngorm Mountains. The Resort is close to the lively village of Aviemore.Spey Valley Golf & Country Club offers luxury lodges, spacious apartments and cosy Scandinavian style chalets scattered around a nine hole, par 3 golf course. The reception area, swimming pool, sports hall and other leisure facilities, along with an excellent restaurant and relaxing bar are all located in the Clubhouse.Whether you are here to enjoy an exciting activity holiday or a break in glorious scenery, you're sure to find what you are looking for at Macdonald Spey Valley Golf & Country Club. We wish you an enjoyable stay! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Macdonald Spey Valley Golf & Country Club

Address: Dalfaber Drive | PH22 1ST, Aviemore, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Badenoch and Strathspey > Aviemore
Price Range: $160 - $261 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Macdonald Spey Valley Golf & Country Club 3*
Number of rooms: 95
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Macdonald Dalfaber Golf & Country Club Hotel Aviemore
Macdonald Dalfaber Golf And Country Club
Macdonald Spey Valley Golf & Country Club Aviemore, Scotland
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“Families with young children should select a ground floor apt to minimise noise for those underneath!”
 of 5 bubbles 981mandieg, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Go for the most modern accommodation.”
 of 5 bubbles donalda810, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Chalets overlooking the golf course looked best... chalet 6”
 of 5 bubbles 619lisaf, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“There is a variety of lodges & chalets so the choice is personal based on requirements”
 of 5 bubbles Barstooler, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The Timeshare Chalet was great but a little basic More suitable for a couple than the 4 adults and 2 children that it was advertised for.”
 of 5 bubbles 304MarionL304, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
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