The Palm Court is in a suburb of Aberdeen, about an £8 taxi fare from Union Street. I was given Room 2, which is at the back of the hotel, next door to the kitchen and the bins. It is a most unusual room, more like a room in a private hospital than an hotel room. The bathroom was clearly designed for disabled people, including an emergency pull-cord. It was only when I went to bed that I realised that the twin beds were only about three inches off the floor. When I rolled over in bed during the night, my hands hit the floor, which was a first since scout camp. The wardrobe was narrow, and had decent hanging space, but no shelves for anything else. As a result, shirts and underwear were placed on top of the wardrobe. It was definitely one of the most bizarre hotel rooms I have ever experienced, and I slept very badly.
I did not eat in the hotel, because the menu was pretty uninspiring.
I did, however, have a drink and The Whisky Bar is obviously a well-known watering hotel for local oilmen and other businessmen. It was busy at 6 p.m. and equally busy at 10 p.m.
Staff were quite responsive and seemed mainly local.
It is a difficult place to dislike, because it is clearly popular and has some good features, but definitely avoid Room 2.More
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