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The Aberdeen Altens Hotel
Ranked #6 of 65 Hotels in Aberdeen
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 10, 2013

Stayed here as the hotel was conveniently located to visit family and friends, on arrival the staff were very friendly and could not be more helpful. The room was an executive style and very spacious, the kids loved the reclyning chairs. Also included in the cost was access to the healt suite, once again my boys loved the pool. Breakfast the following morning was very well presented and high quality..would reccomend!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Thistlehotels, Manager at The Aberdeen Altens Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2013

Dear Mark,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review following your stay with us, It's great to hear you and your family enjoyed your time at the hotel.

I hope myself and the team get to welcome you back soon

Regards

Kris Manship
Operations Manager

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Reviewed January 8, 2013

High quality service on the Hotel side. Rooms are clean, well equipped and beds are of decent quality. F&B side could be better and food variety very monotonous altough the dishes are of a good quality. The hotel location is suitable is you have transportation. Overall this is an excellent business hotel for its facilities and service. I have stayed at the Thistle Altens Aberdeen for an average of 4 months in year 2012.

Room Tip: Excellent Business hotel
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled on business
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Thistlehotels, General Manager at The Aberdeen Altens Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2013

Dear CM,

Thank you for taking the time to write a tripadvisor review, I was delighted to hear you found the hotel to be of a high quality. We have recently introduced a new "Market Menu" which changes every Wednesday, this is an additional menu so offers extra choice. Our chefs are always on hand to make up any dish you require, so please don't be afraid to ask for something that's not on the menu!

We really appreciate your loyalty and choosing to stay with us for 4 months in the year!

We look forward to welcoming you back soon

Regards

Kris Manship
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Reviewed January 8, 2013

This was our second visit to this hotel and our opinion has not changed. It had everyhing we needed to make our stay comfortable and relaxed.The room was spacious and spotless as was the bathroom, and had all the toiletries you required should you have forgotten them.plenty of hanging space and draws, and no worries about taking any valuables as the was a safe in the room at no extra charge.A great place to stay for a short break or long stay, wih great location.will certainly visit again.

Room Tip: ground floor room was lovely decorated,quiet and very easy access, although stayed in upper floor la...
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thistlehotels, General Manager at The Aberdeen Altens Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2013

Dear dorothy m,

Thank you for choosing to stay with us a second time, we really appreciate the loyalty. I was delighted to read you had an excellent stay, and I will share your kind comments with the team.

Look forward to seeing you soon!

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Kris Manship
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

We expected high quality facilities and services and we weren't disappointed. On our one-night stay, unfortunately there was no opportunity to sample the cuisine or the leisure facilities. Our room was both comfortable and spacious and the bathroom in particular was an example of thoughtful design. Everything was in just the right place, especially the illuminated make-up/shaving mirror. It's a shame such details are so rarely found in other hotels.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thistlehotels, General Manager at The Aberdeen Altens Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2013

Dear Alison S,

Thank you for staying at Thistle Altens and for taking the time to share your experiences. I'm really pleased you found the facilities to be of high quality and I hope you think of us the next time you are staying in Aberdeen

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Kris Manship
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

Always good service and smiling staff. Rooms that you find comfort in, a swimming-pool and a Gym for charging the batteries. All those things makes it a good place to be when you are away from home.

When you stay at the same hotel time after time it is important that you feel comfort and can feel a bit like home. Many hotels is just a rom and bed, and you never feel "at home". Thistle in Altens gives me that "home feeling" and makes it a good choice for me.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled on business
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Thistlehotels, General Manager at The Aberdeen Altens Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2013

Dear Dag Rune G,

Thank you for choosing to stay at Thistle Altens week in and week out. I am delighted to read you consider the hotel a "home away from home". I will ensure the team read your kind comments and we all looking forward to welcoming you back soon.

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Kris Manship
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

Stayed there in November, everything about the hotel was good, apart from the fact they put 2 single beds together, with 2 single mattresses to attempt to make it into a double. Needless to say my back was aching the next day.

Im going back next week, so fingers crossed the bed is comfy.

But apart from that, the staff etc were 1st class.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thistlehotels, General Manager at The Aberdeen Altens Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2013

Dear stm1978,

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed the hotel and found the staff "1st class". I was obviously disappointed to hear you had issues with your bed. I will be following up with the housekeeping team regarding the matter, so thank you for taking the time to highlight the issue.

I hope this does not deter you from staying with us again

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Kris Manship
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Reviewed December 24, 2012 via mobile

Every review I have ever put on for this hotel has been great I hope this continues its disappointing some of the other hotels in town don't invest money in there hotels also we would not stay anywhere else in Aberdeen now we will remain thistle guests for many years to come when staying in Aberdeen

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Thistlehotels, Manager at The Aberdeen Altens Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 30, 2013

Dear Jonathon M,

Thank you very much for your kind review, which myself and the team were delighted to read, your comments are greatly appreciated.

It's great to read we are your hotel of choice and we appreciate your loyalty

Myself and the team look forward to welcoming you back to Thistle Altens in the near future.

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Kris Manship
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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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Aberdeen
#1 Spa Hotel in Aberdeen
#4 Luxury Hotel in Aberdeen
#8 Family Hotel in Aberdeen
#11 Business Hotel in Aberdeen
#18 Romantic Hotel in Aberdeen
Price Range: $48 - $108 (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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