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Review of Arkaig Guesthouse

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Arkaig Guesthouse
Ranked #49 of 102 Aberdeen B&B and Inns
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Good accommodation”
Reviewed November 20, 2013 via mobile

I recently put my mum and my gran up here during a visit to Aberdeen. Having turned up late to check in I was very happy to be greeted by the understanding owner who was more than happy to fit our needs. They were happy with their rooms, their bathrooms and their cooked breakfast in the morning. Their only complaint was that it looks a bit like a care home and is warm like one too. It's situated in a quiet area with a bus stop nearby for quick entry into the city centre.

Stayed November 2013
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Lima, Peru
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Reviewed November 10, 2013

Lovely couple. They try hard. Great breakfast. It is a dependable 3 star B&B. Friendly feel. Well insulated (so the busy street at the front is not a bother unless you are a very, very light sleeper). Warm but the heating comes on a bit late in the morning. Mattress has seen better days. Bathroom clean and works but a very flimsy door to the bedroom which doesn't give much privacy. Ample parking which is not in a private yard but has CCTV and is safe and convenient. Well located for the University and getting to the centre (on bus routes). This rating may be a bit harsh vs others in Aberdeen but so far none are really up to top quality elsewhere in Scotland and England.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Edinburgh
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 24, 2013

This is a perfect Guest House to stay for business or pleasure. The Arkaig is well appointed and efficiently run. Breakfast is very enjoyable and the owners are extremely friendly and helpful.
Ample parking is also a great help.
Mr & Mrs Gibson
Edinburgh

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, Canada
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

The couple that runs this bed and breakfast is super friendly and accommodating. They ensure that dietary needs are met for breakfasts and serve up delicious, cooked-to-order full Scottish breakfasts (eggs, meat or veggie sausage, hashbrown, beans, tomato, toast with jam, tea or coffee) and you can take what you want from the ample continental breakfast offerings. They are keen to assist you with navigating Aberdeen and have a map conveniently placed to point guests in the right direction (and even printed me off my own little map of the city!). The rooms are spotless and cleaned daily, with linens changed or refreshed, tea and coffee facilities topped up and towels replaced. If you plan on sleeping in, things do get a bit noisy during the breakfast hours, so earplugs may come in handy. A fantastic value overall, and a lovely stay!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Denver
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125 reviews
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Reviewed May 31, 2013

The hosts are very friendly and helpful. The gave us directions to a nearby hike that was amazing. The room itself wasn’t anything fancy and the "living room" area felt much more like a doctors waiting office. It was about a 20 min walk into the main road of Aberdeen. They do have plenty of parking, which was very helpful. The breakfast was one of the best we had on the trip. For the price I think this was a good Bargain.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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53 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2013

We spent a week camping in the Highlands and stopped afterwards for two days in Aberdeen enjoying some comfortable beds and hospitality. We arrived by taking the bus from the central bus station. We had a really warm welcome and were shown to our room containing three single beds on the second floor. The beds were really comfy and the sheets nice and clean. Like every good B&B this one also offered a selection of teas, coffee, hot chocolate and cookies on the rooms. The bathroom was quite small but functional. The shower worked well with a reasonable control of the temperature. After a very wonderful night we down for our full scottish breakfast. The room however was rather small, nearly cramped. It could have been more comfortable. However, the breakfast was still very good and did make up for that.
Compared to other options, this one is a little bit further away from the city center than others but also slightly cheaper. For me in the future it is already settled where I will stay again in Aberdeen, namely here.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Sevilla
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2013

Good location close to centre, but great for parking. Aberdeen in February, warm room, very friendly reception, proactive service and excellent food. We would have no hesitation in recommending this for Bed & Breakfast, great place to stay.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Arkaig Guesthouse
Address: 43 Powis Terrace, Aberdeen AB25 3PP, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Aberdeen
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Ranked #49 of 102 B&Bs / Inns in Aberdeen
Number of rooms: 9
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