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Longford, Ireland
Reviewed October 5, 2016

was fine, thought it was expensive for hostel accommodation (maybe € conversion didn't help), stayed Sutton Hall, rooms v clean, nice & warm, were near kitchen so could hear fire doors bang every time someone went through. kitchen was excellent, though bring all you need as no shops near hand. cleaning staff v nice. grounds are nice for walking, though...

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Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

I stayed in Mackie hall for 7 nights as Aberdeen is notoriously steep for short term accommodation and a little lean on the range of hostels or cheap bnbs available. At £150 for a 7 night stay I thought it was a good deal.. the rooms were reasonable, clean and generic selection of teas, coffees etc. The breakfast which was...

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Craibstone E, Manager at Craibstone Estate, responded to this review

We're sorry that you were let down by our level of service during your recent stay with us. We were concerned to hear about the issues you raised, especially because we usually receive positive feedback about our accommodation. The problems you encountered with the blocked showers was rectified during your stay. We would always encourage our guests to let us...

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 26, 2015

I spent a comfortable and enjoyable week in Mackie Hall. Being student accommodation it's ideal for the single traveller, as you have the privacy of a single room and the ability to self cater using the well equipped kitchen. Craibstone is out of town, just off the A96, and the location suited me as I was there to explore Aberdeenshire...

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Rzeszow, Poland
Reviewed March 30, 2015

I stayed in Sutton Hall for one week in single room and I was impressed. Taking into account the price, the service is wonderful. Everyday cleaned room, new tee/coffee, fast internet. No one disturbing your rest time.

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Inverness
Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

Stayed in Mackie hall for one night. Lovely clean room, basic but has all you need for a short stay. Excellent selection for breakfast- v impressive! The grounds are lovely. Would recommend pay by cash if arriving late, as otherwise the night porter has to take you on a bit of a walk through another building to find the card...

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Hi ! I have staid in Mackie Hall, in August 2013 for five days to do course in Aberdeen. I had an enjoyable stay.. The single room, kitchen, bathroom were nice clean.. The people were very friendly at Mackie Hall, especially Admin Facility Office Ferguson Building. Craibstone Estate is really great value for money too.. Thanks again, Regards Tibor

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Ayr, Scotland
Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here with work and have to say wasn't that impressed. I was very rarely in the room due to working and the bed was VERY soft but comfortable and was good getting a breakfast bag every morning with cereal, a croissant, milk, fruit and a carton of juice in it. This would have been better if there was a...

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CraibstoneEstate, Manager at Craibstone Estate, responded to this review

We're sorry that you were let down by our level of service during your recent stay with us. We were concerned to hear about the issues you raised, especially because we usually receive positive feedback about our accommodation. We have addressed the problems you encountered to ensure they don't happen again. We would always encourage our guests to let us...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed October 7, 2011

Craibstone Estate is really great value for money. It’s very clean, the grounds are beautiful; everything is very well kept. It’s close to the airport, and in a nice quiet neighbourhood. There are buses that run frequently into town. And if you have a car there is lots of parking. The kitchens are pretty good, you get fresh towels daily,...

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Kitchenette
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Craibstone Estate is set in 800 acres of glorious woodlands, secluded grounds, woodland walks and wonderful wildlife. It provides good value accommodation with easy access to Aberdeen's city amenities, beach and amusement park and central for exploring Grampian's distilleries and Royal Deeside. Single and twin en-suite rooms are available with excellent wheelchair accessibility. All bedrooms have Freeview television, tea/coffee making facilities and internet access. Bed linen and towels are also provided. On-site facilities include cafe/shop (open Monday-Friday, 8.00am-2.00pm), lounge bar (open during busy spells), snooker room, TV lounge, multi-gym, sauna, practice putting green, floodlit Astroturf sports area, walled garden (ideal for barbecues), Arboretum, woodland walks, 18-hole pay & play golf course (2 minutes by car). ... more   less 

Additional Information about Craibstone Estate

Address: Scottish Agricultural College | Craibstone Estate, Bucksburn, Aberdeen AB21 9TR, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Aberdeen
Price Range: $35 - $40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Craibstone Estate 3*
Number of rooms: 97
Also Known As:
Craibstone Estate Aberdeen, Scotland
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