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The Aberdeen Altens Hotel

#12 of 64 Hotels in Aberdeen
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Souterhead Road, Aberdeen AB12 3LF, Scotland (Formerly Thistle Aberdeen Altens)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent accommodation in room 145, well appointed and clean room. Quiet, nice Nespresso machine :). Thoroughly enjoyed my stay. It's a bit out of town but makes up by its facilities and executive rooms . Will certainly be back in the future . The restaurant food was delicious

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended a tribute night here which wasn't great in comparison to other tribute nights which we've been to. The food was a big disappointment (particularly the crème brulee). However, our overall stay was very pleasant - little extras in the bathroom like a toothbrush and razor, a shower which was easy to use and a great selection at breakfast.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here with my husband as he had a course. Our first room had an awfull smell of damp or mould or something and was so strong we had problems breathing so asked for different room. The second room was ok. The cleaners though never took dirty empty glasses out. Never refilled tea and coffee and when i opened a... More 

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Elgin, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic room. Very quiet area on the bus route and close to the city centre. great facilities, phenomenal leisure suite which was free to guests along with the gym. very helpful staff who go the extra mile to make your stay extra special and great food, the breakfast was phenomenal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here lots of times before- but it's recently changed it name- so I was happy to find that the hotel and staff have kept up their standards of cleanliness and politeness-- wonderful stay- again-added bonus was phone chargers installed in the sockets in rooms

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have now stayed here for 3 weeks, and I must say how warm, polite and friendly the staff are and nothing is to much trouble during my stay. The rooms are always clean and tidy and the beds are comfortable. The restaurant staff are always very polite and helpfull from Hannah who is on front of house to Tracey... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at this hotel Sat 8th August 2015. Hotel from the outside looks like a prison, inside it gets better. I am Scottish staying in a Scottish hotel so you would expect the reception to have staff on who can understand what you are saying. Unfortunately not. Room OK. Drinks very expensive and watered down only had the one wasn't... More 

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Marstal, Denmark
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is situated on the outskirts of Aberdeen and it is very clear that this hotel is not for people coming for vacation in Scotland. The food quality is fair, set after Scottish standards, but the hotel is missing a "soul". It is very apparent that this hotel is for business only and it is, as many other hotels... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've stayed at the 'Altens Thistle' dozens of times over the years, mostly to attend training courses in Altens - still the majority of the hotel's clientele I guess. The hotel was always functional, but nothing special. In the last 2 years though they've upgraded a number of rooms and improved the quality of food (and service) in the restaurant... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We booked this hotel as we could not book a city centre hotel due to graduations taking place. Looked like a large council house block but on entering the reception area it was clean, bright and very welcoming. Check in was slow. We had booked 4 rooms although the receptionist apologised for the delay but explained she wanted to give... More 

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