On a long trip, sometimes I wake up in a hotel room and there is nothing to indicate what part of the world I might be in. The big chains all run along parallel tracks, select their decor from the same text, plan their layouts in an efficient fashion and they all have the same bloody menu.
Not the Globe. Tucked away in a quiet street only a couple of blocks from the city centre, it is an old neighbourhood pub with a few rooms for accommodation. The heart of the establishment is the downstairs bar, which is also the office and the dining room. We had a meal and a drink there on arrival, went out to take a look at the town and then came in late - the place was still buzzing.
Can be a bit noisey, but it's good, boisterous, joyous noise. The rooms upstairs are shielded a bit, but still it's not going to be silent on an open-mike night.
Good bed, generous sized bathroom, definitely not a chain room. Plenty of character here!
Aberdeen itself is a city of silvery-grey stone. Sometimes hard to tell where the city ends and the rain begins. Full of history, full of alleyways and kirks and old buildings. Plaques abound.
Staff were generous in time and helpful in recommendations. I'd stay again.More
- Free Wifi