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Macdonald Lochanhully Woodland Club

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Grantown Road, CARRBRIDGE, PH23 3NA

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About the hotel

A nature lover's paradise set in 35 acres of peaceful silver birchwood between the Cairngorm Mountains and the temperate coast of the Moray Firth. Lochanhully is a small secluded resort, with its own trout lochan (lake) and is situated close to Loch Garten where magnificent ospreys can be seen nesting in the Spring. The resort is close to Aviemore and the terrific family attraction of Landmark Visitor Heritage Centre at Carrbridge.

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Showing Thursday 30 June 2016 to Friday 1 July 2016

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Family friendly
Cots available , Children's Facilities - Outdoor , Pets Allowed
Parking (charges may apply)
Car parking available onsite
Dining
Restaurant , Bar
Leisure
Gymnasium , Indoor Pool , Sauna , Steam Rooms , Solarium , Tennis Courts , Table Tennis , Snooker/Billiards , Fishing
In room entertainment
Video/DVD Player , TV , Video/DVD Library , Radio
In room facilities
Iron And Board In Each Room
Hotel services
Limited Hours Room Service

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Check-in
From 17:00 hours
Check-out
Until 10:00 hours
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Pets
Pets are allowed

Customer Reviews

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93% would recommend it to a friend

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  • Joe v

  • March 2016

Not ideal for short stays

The "club" offers isolated cabins on their grounds which hold 1 double bed, 2 single beds and 1 double pullout couch.

The cabin easily fitted the myself and my 3 companions on our trip through Scotland. The club features many activities and local attractions, there were daily events and things going on throughout our stay, which was one night. The decoration and design of the area was more familiar of a retirement village than any kind of holiday retreat, unsure what is normally expected of Macdonald establishments but as 23/24 year olds we felt a bit out of place. Thankfully as the cabins are isolated we could keep to ourselves for the night, despite there being a quiz on.

The cabins are self catering, however they come with ovens, microwaves kettles and hobs, even a dining table and living room area. Some of the pictures showed quite aged televisions, however they appeared to have been upgraded as when we stayed we had a reasonably sized flat screen through which we were able to plug in a HDMI entertainment device. Wi-Fi is provided in the main bar/lobby, however none is provided at the cabin, and mobile signal is sketchy at best, ranging from absolutely nothing, to 3G. The biggest let down was the way electricity usage is handled. Each cabin pays for their own usage via the electric meter outside, however every appliance in the cabin is electric, including the water and space heaters which are constantly on and cannot be switched off. In a single night we used more electricity than my flat does in a month, and we were charged a flat rate (something energy companies don't even do) including an absolutely extortionate daily standing charge (my house charges 13p a day standing charge, they charge £1.30 a day, 10x the amount for a domestic property) this rip off was something that turned this from a reasonable rest stop to a bad experience. The cabin was already expensive with self catering, adding electricity consumption on top of that is a bit of a kick in the crotch, they also use a fancy networking system which I noticed as I was checking out the metering system, which is another kick in the crotch as they don't provide Wi-Fi, but will happily enough take a router out to your cabin to take meter readings. Attaching a wireless radio to that existing connector would not be a difficult or expensive job. All in all we were charged an extra £16 on our stay, not exactly a huge ordeal divided by 4 guests but for the reasons above was an unwelcome and frankly crude expense on top of an already expensive stay.

At checkout the receptionists spent 20 minutes shouting at a printer as she had added 30 documents to the print queue by accident, I offered to help her cancel the print job as I was keen to move on with my journey back south and she didn't seem to know what it was she was doing, she refused my help and continued to argue with the inanimate object. After 30 minutes (and now past the checkout time) I received my slap in the face bill and not so much as an apology. Which left a very bitter taste in my mouth upon leaving.

Out of the 3 nights stay we had in various spots around Scotland, we all agreed this was the worst. Not great if you're just passing through however we imagine if you enjoy the simpler side of life you may enjoy.

  • J Murphy

  • September 2015

McDonald Lochanhully Woodland Club

Went for long weekend with 2 adults, 2 kids (8 & 12 yrs) and dog on 19h September 2015.

Couldn't fault the chalet or equipment. Very clean. Booked through Laterooms.com so it was great value for the money. Chalet could have slept up to 6. Only complain from the kids was lack of wifi signal, but this was minor. We enjoyed the swimming pool, went 2 days in a row. Staff were helpful when asked for ball and floats to play with in pool. Not a very large pool but was ok when went. It was very convenient for Landmark which the kids and dog really enjoyed. Kids have asked to go back to chalets and Landmark again.

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