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Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We went here on our first night in our Aviemore break. The pool/pool table area was nice and relaxing and wasn't overly busy. We went into the restaurant and even the though the food was ok, the service was pretty crap. Took them ages to serve us and in the large restaurant, they had a grand total of 3 tables...

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

Dear Sars40 Thank you for your comments. Delivering the highest standard of service for all our guests is at the heart of our core values and I would always welcome feedback where you feel this has not been the case. I was surprised to read your comments concerning slow service however this has been addressed and the staff have been...

Leslie, Michigan
Reviewed 23 September 2016

We stayed here for 1 night because we waited too late to find a hotel for the night. VERY expensive!! The breakfast was as expected ( a buffet ). Again, nothing special. Rooms in several buildings. Only chose this because nothing else was available.

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

Dear howery2016 Thank you for your feedback, I am unsure if it is meant for Spey Valley Golf & Country Club as you mention breakfast (a buffet) which is something we don't currently offer here at Spey Valley golf & Country Club. Also your description of rooms doesn't fit with the resort as we don't have rooms but self catering...

Kissimmee, Florida
Reviewed 19 September 2016

There is something for everyone - young families, families with dogs & loads of energy, and great views & local woodland walks for the more senior citizens like us. A small golf course is freely available for the solo or relaxed golf player whilst the nearby Champion golf course offers a greater challenge. The indoor pool was very popular. We...

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

Dear Marion L Thank you for your feedback following your recent stay at the Spey Valley Golf & Country Club. As you state something for everyone, the leisure facilities prove to be very popular with all our guests. It is always a pleasure to read that someone has enjoyed their time with us. We do hope to see you back...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Accommodation is excellent. There is a indoor pool at the club house that my girls enjoyed, that includes sauna and steam room. We come here to relax due to being in high pressure jobs. The air is fresh the weather was excellent. We went to the beach near Glenmore the sand was grainy. The view and walk around the lock...

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

Dear angel111610 Thank you for your feedback. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to welcome you back to the resort in the near future. Kind Regards Georgina Macpherson Resort Manager

Cumbria
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Very nicely located close to the banks of the River Spey and with wonderfully manicured grounds, which include the new Spey Valley 18-hole golf course and a 9-hole golf course (the latter free to guests). We stayed in a patio apartment, which slept 6-8 in two bedrooms, with a very small bunk room off the twin bedroom (really only suitable...

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

Dear jayemcumbria Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at Spey Valley Golf & Country Club. I am delighted that you found the staff across the resort to be excellent and that you enjoyed your stay with us. As you say lots to see and do in the area and can be difficult to fit it all...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 August 2016

My husband and I didn't intend playing golf every day of our holiday but we couldn't resist it. Lovely course, challenging, amazing views, well maintained, great staff nothing was too much trouble. Make sure you have plenty of balls.

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

Dear debbieM3582NN Thank you for the great feedback, we’re glad you enjoyed the course and hope to welcome you back soon. Jonny Chaisty Director of Golf

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 August 2016

we go every year and they never manage to get it right. Bar service was painfully slow. Some people gave up waiting. Not enough staff. The swimming pool ran out if towels. They should NEVER run out of towels. It happens so often they have a sign made to tell you that they have no towels left. Just order more...

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

Dear stallion20000 Thank you for your feedback. We have always had passionate approach to hospitality, and I would always welcome comments and suggestions moving forward from guests who do not feel we have succeeded in this. Please be assured we have taken on board your feedback and hope to welcome you back to the resort in the future. Kind Regards...

Gloucester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 August 2016

The main problem was breakdown of communication. The accommodation was not as we had booked which caused great embarrassment. After two days we were offered another house, but with a further charge. The house was well equipped, clean. Bathrooms needed a little TLC. Patio area was very tired. BBQ was not fit for purpose and garden furniture was poor with...

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

Dear Jennifer130147 Thank you for your feedback. It was most unfortunate that the accommodation was not quite as you expected, please be assured that this has been addressed with the third party agent that you booked your accommodation with. I know that there was an issue with the patio umbrella, but I understand this was replaced as soon as you...

Sacramento, California
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

My reservations were made through Intervals International. This place was rated as one of the "premier" locations; pictures of rooms looked good and comfy. Unfortunately the reality was not so much. The first accommodation we (my cousin and I) were given was a "chalet". Nope, not what you would think! Pealing paint inside and out. Dank, moldy smell. Sofa in...

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

Dear Beachy647 We note your review and the points made regarding the chalets. Please be advised that we do operate a rolling refurbishment programme across the resort and the majority of units have been refurbished however there are still some to do but I am hopeful that these will be completed in the next year. Spey Valley Golf & Country...

Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Timeshare exchange with DAE for a family holiday in Scotland, allocated to a Chalet, a wooden version of a slightly large static caravan (I haven't been in a caravan since I was 10!) wasn't sure what to expect as we're used to our own space, extra bathrooms, wifi etc. It is small but actually quite cosy, it's not luxurious but...

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

Dear Emmamarie70 Thank you for your comments following your recent visit to the Spey Valley Golf & Country Club. We have always had a passionate approach to hospitality and it is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. The new menu in the Opsrey Alehouse & Kitchen was introduced earlier this year and is proving to be...

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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
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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: $158 - $258 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 95
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Macdonald Dalfaber Golf & Country Club Hotel Aviemore
Macdonald Dalfaber Golf And Country Club
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“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
“Go for a different hotel chain or even a bnb would be much better”
 of 5 bubbles 895hb, 24 Jul 2016 | Read review
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