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“Ideal base for a relaxing weekend whilst visiting for football” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Aberdeen Altens Hotel

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The Aberdeen Altens Hotel
Ranked #4 of 63 Hotels in Aberdeen
Certificate of Excellence
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
73 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Ideal base for a relaxing weekend whilst visiting for football”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2013

We stayed a Friday/Saturday at an excellent rate, when in town for the football, having travelled up from Edinburgh by car to watch Aberdeen fc win.

The double deluxe room, which was upgraded to an executive on arrival, was lovely and spacious as there were 3 of us and a guide dog. Room was spotlessly clean with bathrobes, slippers, and toiletries supplied.

There was plenty free parking as the hotel is mostly catering for oilworkers through the week.

Staff were friendly and helpful.

The pool was quite busy on Sunday morning at 8am, which surprised me, and there was no deep end, all one depth. We also used the spa, the steam room and the sauna.

Will defintely stay again in the future.

Room Tip: double deluxe room, 2 double beds, very spacious. ideal for families
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank scottishlassie64
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KrisManship, Manager at The Aberdeen Altens Hotel, responded to this review, December 7, 2013
Dear scottishlassie64,

Thank you for choosing to stay at Thistle Hotel Aberdeen Altens and for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to read you had a relaxing weekend with us and it's great to hear you will be returning in the future.


Regards

Kris Manship
Hotel Manager
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Constanta, Romania
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102 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2013

We stayed for four nights, rooms were clean and comfortable. We've got a room on the ground floor looking out to a Burger king restaurant and a busy road. I tried to relax at the pool one afternoon but it wasn't possible, they only had to uncomfortable chairs there.
The restaurant and bar are nice and breakfast was great with very friendly service. We asked at the reception if they please could help us to find a rental car, the young lady at reception offered to call us and let us know. She never did. She also asked us if we want a newspaper in the morning. Because we are not from the UK we kindly asked what newspaper are on offer. The answer was: Many. For a holiday it's to far from the city centre.

Room Tip: Ask for a room away from the street
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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KrisManship, Manager at The Aberdeen Altens Hotel, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
Dear Anleeb,

Thank you for taking the time to review the hotel, I'm pleased to hear you found your room clean and comfortable and the team took good care of you.

Hope we'll get to welcome you back the next time you're in Aberdeen.

Regards

Kris Manship
Operations Manager
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London, England, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2013

I went to this hotel in the summer with my wife and friends. We shared one room with two big double beds. This is a nice hotel with nice resturant, gym and swimming pool. I will recommend this hotel to others.

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank NoisyMartin
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KrisManship, Manager at The Aberdeen Altens Hotel, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
Dear NoisyMartin,

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback following your recent stay at Thistle Hotel Aberdeen Altens. It's great to hear you and your family enjoyed your time with us and we really appreciate the recommendation!

Hope we get the chance to welcome you back in the near future

Regards

Kris Manship
Operations Manager
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Macduff
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

Arrived at reception met with smiling friendly faces. This attitude continued all through our stay. The lady at pool and staff at breakfast couldnt do enough to help us and kids. Beautiful rooms and spotless. Eating was lovely plenty of choice and good portions. Wasnt bothered with noise or adjoining rooms a very pleasant relaxing break. Bring on the next one!

Room Tip: Search online for deals but go for a delux room minimum
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Steven C
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KrisManship, Manager at The Aberdeen Altens Hotel, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
Dear Steven C,

Thank you for choosing to stay at Thistle Hotel Aberdeen Altens and for the fantastic 5 star review! I'm pleased to read you had a relaxing break with us and the team took good care of you and your family.

I'll be sure to share your kind comments and we all look forward to welcoming you back soon

Regards

Kris Manship
Operations Manager
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

Modern hotel. Room was well designed, comfortable and spotless. Family friendly. Staff were welcoming and helpful. Pool was clean and nice size. Restaurant, leisure and reception staff very friendly. Will definitely stay again

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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KrisManship, Manager at The Aberdeen Altens Hotel, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
Dear kath C,

Thank you for choosing to stay at Thistle Hotel Aberdeen Altens and for the great 5 star review! It's great to read you and your family had a lovely stay with us and the team took good care of you.

Looking forward to welcoming you back soon

Regards

Kris Manship
Operations Manager
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Walvis Bay,Namibia
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013

I was booked in here by my office for a course in Aberdeen,the room was clean and comfortable,
The staff where friendly and helpfull, the food was average and on two night's the service was on the slow side.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank IAMMILLPORT
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KrisManship, Manager at The Aberdeen Altens Hotel, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
Dear IAMMILLPORT,

Thank you for finding the time to provide your feedback. I am pleased to read you found your room clean and comfortable and thank you for your kind comments regarding the team, its greatly appreciated.

I was sorry to hear you had issues with slow service and would appreciate the chance to discuss this with you further. My email is kris.manship@thistle.co.uk

I look forward to hearing from you

Regards

Kris Manship
Operations Manager
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Clermont-Ferrand, France
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80 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013 via mobile

I am staying here only because it is close to office otherwise there is no reason to come to this part of Aberdeen as there is nothing else around. For food you need to go to town (if you don't wanna eat in hotel). I did not have dinner yet and I don't believe I will if breakfast is something to judge by. I have never seen in my life eggs being deep fried and they do it in front of you, I guess they want to show how fresh eggs are, but honestly I would prefer if I didn't know how they do it.

Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Barbara d
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KrisManship, Manager at The Aberdeen Altens Hotel, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to provide a review, I was sorry to hear you had issue with the eggs at breakfast. As you mentioned, we do have an egg chef on duty to cook eggs to your liking. If there is a specific way you like your cooked all you have to do is ask.

There are several restaurants in the area within walking distance. The reception team can provide details and even book a table for you, again all you have to do is ask. The team are here to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

Regards

Kris Manship
Operations Manager
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Additional Information about The Aberdeen Altens Hotel

Property: 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 Spa Hotel in Aberdeen
#2 Best Value Hotel in Aberdeen
#3 Luxury Hotel in Aberdeen
#8 Family Hotel in Aberdeen
#11 Business Hotel in Aberdeen
#18 Romantic Hotel in Aberdeen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Aberdeen Altens Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 251
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