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The Aberdeen Altens Hotel

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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Came here for my birthday, we stayed 3 nights. Never been to Aberdeen before so we arrived with mixed thoughts but the thoughts we left with were very clear. Hotel had no faults during our stay, facilities were brilliant and the staff very helpful. Our room was amazing for the price we payed, the leisure club was very nice as...

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KrisManship, General Manager at The Aberdeen Altens Hotel, responded to this review

Dear LouissiuoL, What a fantastic review! Thank you so much for taking the time to share it on Tripadvisor. I am delighted to hear you had an enjoyable stay here at The Aberdeen Altens Hotel, especially as it was your birthday! Its great to hear you are coming back in August, we look forward to seeing you then. Kind Regards...

Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Booked a double room with £42 per night (Saturday) and didn't expect too much but when we arrived at the hotel we had a nice surprise. It is indeed very clean, the room big enough; the bed....super king size (huge), the breakfast was very tasty- open buffet and lots of choices. Not far from the city centre. I'm so sorry...

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KrisManship, General Manager at The Aberdeen Altens Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Griveteanu A, Thank you for taking the time to share your fantastic 5 star review! I am so pleased to note you had a pleasant stay with us and the hotel manged to exceed your expectations. I do hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to The Aberdeen Altens Hotel in the near future for another...

Edinburgh
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have stayed here before with my husband but this time was here with my daughter and grandson for an overnight visit to attend a football game. Lovely hotel, lovely large room with two great big beds. Nicely decorated and very clean. Plenty of parking available. Nice swimming pool and hot tubs. Easy access to centre of town and Pitoddrie...

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KrisManship, General Manager at The Aberdeen Altens Hotel, responded to this review

Dear roman12, Thank you very much indeed for the lovely review and the 5 star rating. I am so pleased to hear that you and your family had a great stay with us here at The Aberdeen Altens Hotel. I am delighted to hear you will always consider us when visiting Aberdeen, hopefully its not too long till we can...

Motherwell, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Myself and my husband stayed here for a weekend in October for our wedding anniversary and our experience wasn't a good one as we weren't made aware of a wedding reception and the guest where so noisy running up and down corridor all night. Growing adults acting like silly little children . The items that my husband paid for to...

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KrisManship, General Manager at The Aberdeen Altens Hotel, responded to this review

Dear leanne a, Thank you very much for sharing a review following your stay with us but more importantly thank you for giving us another chance. It is unfortunate the actions of some selfish guests spoilt your last stay but I am so pleased to hear we have managed to restore your faith in the hotel. Thank you for highlighting...

Longniddry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

4 Days spring break at the "Aberdeen Altens Hotel" I must say, ticked all the boxes. From check-in to; room, friendly staff, cleanliness, food it proved to be excellent value all round. Will definitely be returning.

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KrisManship, General Manager at The Aberdeen Altens Hotel, responded to this review

Dear traveller1746845, Thank your for the fantastic 5 star review. I am so pleased to hear your 4 day break with us at The Aberdeen Altens Hotel was an enjoyable experience. I hope we can welcome you back to the hotel the next time you are in the area. Kind Regards Kris Manship General Manager

Randwick, Stroud
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Driving up to the hotel we thought - oh no, as it looks quite old and dated on the outside, and it is out of the centre, but wow!! Lovely hotel, can't fault it at all. Amazing service from staff, with a courtesy call to make sure everything was ok. Large room with very comfortable bed and modern decor. Blackout...

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KrisManship, General Manager at The Aberdeen Altens Hotel, responded to this review

Dear apcamps, Thank you for the wonderful review, I am so pleased to hear you a comfortable stay and the hotel exceeded your expectations. I really appreciate you highlighting the amazing service the team provide, I will be sure to share your kind comments with them. Hope we can welcome you back to The Aberdeen Altens Hotel soon. Kind Regards...

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a one night stay on Saturday. This is a really nice hotel with good facilities. The staff are very helpful and accommodating. My only complaint would be the beds are very hard and would benefit from memory foam as we did not sleep very well, we kept waking up with dead arms and legs. But overall very nice hotel

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KrisManship, General Manager at The Aberdeen Altens Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Derek M, Thank you for taking the time to share a review following your recent stay. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed the hotel and its facilities. Our beds are made by Hypnos but if you have a personal preference, let us know at time of booking and we will make up a bed to suit your requirements....

Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed Saturday to Sunday, very nice room and staff were great, but the most expensive drinks we have ever had in a hotel including London etc. Would definately return to this hotel but only if they lowered the drink prices.

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Dear weemancat, Thank you for taking the time to share a review following your recent stay. I am pleased to hear you had a pleasant stay with us and the team looked after you well. I have noted your comments regarding drink prices and I will look into this with the team. I hope we have the opportunity to welcome...

Birmingham
Reviewed 1 week ago

Travelled to Aberdeen to visit my son and daughter in law and meet our first Grand child Maddie! As we also had my parents in the car, we opted to stay at the Altens which is very near my son. The outside of this hotel is concrete and not very inspiring, but the car park is very large, and the...

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were part of a party of six at the Altens for a weekend break, and we had a very enjoyable and relaxing weekend. The bedrooms are not massive but are well furnished and equipped with a table and two comfortable chairs to sit on, it is amazing how many hotels have double rooms with only one chair?? The bedrooms...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities

Additional Information about The Aberdeen Altens Hotel

Address: Souter Head Road, Aberdeen AB12 3LF, Scotland (Formerly Thistle Aberdeen Altens)
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Aberdeen
Price Range: $45 - $101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Aberdeen Altens Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 251
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Also Known As:
Thistle Aberdeen Altens Hotel Aberdeen
Thistle Hotel Aberdeen
The Aberdeen Altens Hotel Scotland
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#1 Spa Hotel in Aberdeen
#2 Best Value Hotel in Aberdeen
#4 Luxury Hotel in Aberdeen
#8 Family Hotel in Aberdeen
#11 Business Hotel in Aberdeen
#18 Romantic Hotel in Aberdeen
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“All three rooms we had were great.”
 of 5 bubbles mariabB1396VF, 1 week ago | Read review
“This is not a rating on staying here, just on a function night”
 of 5 bubbles SheenaF863, 1 week ago | Read review
“Ask for a room nearer to reception otherwise you feel that you are walking for miles don corridors”
 of 5 bubbles Y4327OWmikec, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“If you get the chance choose an apartment”
  • Microwave in Room!
 of 5 bubbles alanfF9694JS, Feb 13, 2017 | Read review
“On side away from main road”
 of 5 bubbles ForresMike, Feb 7, 2017 | Read review
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