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4.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   422 King Street, Aberdeen AB24 3BR, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #3 of 97 Aberdeen B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Toronto
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68 reviews 68 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2009

My husband and I stayed at the Jays Guest House while settling my son into the University of Aberdeen. We have stayed in many hotels and B&B's but never one so clean, comfortable, quiet, and with easy access to everything we needed! Alice sent us off every morning with a wonderfully delicious large breakfast and George was always spot on with advise on what to see and where to shop. We did not drive while we were there. We didn't have to. The Jays Guest House was a short walk to the University of Aberdeen, the beach, and to downtown Aberdeen. If we wanted to use public transit we could jump on a bus just a few short steps from the front door. Thank you George and Alice for making us feel at home right from the moment we arrived and for all of your help. See you again soon!

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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lexington, s.c.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2009

Having lived in Aberdeen many years ago as a University graduate student, I was anxious to find a place that afforded easy access to the King's College area, especially as we arrived in the city by train from Edinburgh and were without a car. Jay's fit the bill perfectly as you can walk to King's in about ten minutes. Interested in going to Union Street in the opposite direction? Again, Jay's is on target, being on King Street makes it easy to hop a bus or hail a cab. This was especially important in showing my wife, who had never been to Aberdeen, around the city.

There is more to life than location though. Our hosts were wonderful--George and Alice couldn't have been more gracious and helpful. The breakfasts were perfect, the conversation fun and friendly. My wife and I needed somewhere to eat for our second night and George directed us to a wonderful Italian restaurant in the Castlehill area and even had a dicount card for us. Our room was clean, neat and we felt right at home. Having stayed in and visited many homes in Scotland when I lived there, the Guest House felt clean and comfortable with the warm ambience one finds there.

Thank you both for making my long awaited return to the Granite City after thirty years away so perfect!

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2009

From arrival to departure I was made to feel really welcome by Alice and George. I chose to stay here because of their location and am not surprised to find them listed as the best B&B in Aberdeen.

Only a 15 minute walk to Union Street, and a great breakfast to rise to in the morning.

Traffic noise and vibration was a little irksome in the morning, but that's no-ones fault and failed to spoil an excellent stay.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Seville, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2009

Traveling from Seville, Spain to Aberdeen was quite a trek but our home in Aberdeen made it worth it.
My wife and I stayed at The Jays while I attended a conference at the University of Aberdeen's King's College. The location was ideal (a 5 minute walk to the conference and brisk 15 minute walk into the centre of town or a short bus ride). The rooms are lovely and comfortable, the breakfast, a pleasure, well-cooked and tasty. But it's Alice and George who are the stars, really. They give a warm reception and are always willing to help out in any way by booking taxis, making restaurant reservations, giving good advice as to which restaurants are the best in town etc. There should be an award for best hosts in Scotland as they more than deserve the title. We will certainly return when we find ourselves in Aberdeen again.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GeorgeJennings, Owner at The Jays Guest House, responded to this review, September 26, 2009
Thank you for your kind words and it was a pleasure to be of assistance. Reviews such as yours, make the effort to please, worthwhile,
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Address: 422 King Street, Aberdeen AB24 3BR, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Aberdeen
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 97 B&Bs / Inns in Aberdeen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Jays Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Jays Guest House is a centrally located 4 star bed and breakfast establishment, that caters for the needs of business and/or leisure visitors. The ten recently decorated and tastefully furnished bedrooms have either en suite(8)or private(2)facilities. Complimentary WiFi internet connection is provided and there is also a private car park. The Jays is the only guest house in Aberdeen to have been awarded 4 Stars by both Visit Scotland and the Automobile Association. A genuine home from home where friendliness matters. Close to Aberdeen University, AECC, Sports Village, Sea Beach Leisure Complex and golf courses. Also handily located for shopping, cinemas, theatre, restaurants and all the amenities of a cosmopolitan city. ... more   less 
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The Jays Guest House Aberdeen, Scotland

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