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“Needs investment & words of caution” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Brentwood Hotel

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The Brentwood Hotel
Ranked #39 of 63 Hotels in Aberdeen
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San Diego, CA
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Needs investment & words of caution”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2012

My wife and I selected the Brentwood due to it's location and their many positive reviews. The location was good, but our experience definitely didn't match our expectations.

PROs
The associates were generally friendly and the location was within walking distance of restaurants, pubs, and shops.

CONS
Our room (the Express "suite") was in dire need of a renovation. It looked like a college dorm room from the early 90s. The bed felt like an old futon mattress and the linens were uncomfortable. The bathroom didn't even have soap! We asked for some and all they provided was a tube of Dove body wash.

Another word of caution is the car park. We Americans are much less adept at parking in ultra-tight spaces as our friends in the UK. (I'm sure it's a breeze for the locals.) If you are from the U.S., expect an adventure each time you park unless you have the skills of a NYC parking lot attendant.

THE SKINNY
There has got to be a better place to stay in Aberdeen!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Toister
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Orkney
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012

My partner and I stayed here for 2 nights, the reception staff were very friendly, and were available to help with any questions we had. The room was clean and very warm. It was also well stocked with teas and coffees. It is a short walk from shops and restaurants which is handy.
We did not eat in the hotel restaurant for dinner. We used the hotel carpark, which is great if you do have a car and you do not wish to pay alot for parking.
Breakfast was the only thing that brought the hotel down. The staff didn't appear to be interested in making sure guests were happy.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mailand1
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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235 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012

Really welcoming family run hotel near centre of Aberdeen. Rooms very clean, well furnished (modern furniture), staff very friendly and helpful; very good breakfast; en-suite very spacious and well-appointed; would definitely use again.

  • Stayed August 2012, 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
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Jack_Bosworth
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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303 reviews
118 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2012

This is a hotel that is welcoming, helpful and has good rooms. The rooms could be a little bigger and it would be good to have a shower rather than a dribble but generally a hotel that is doing its best with what it has.

Seagull noise can be an issue and picking a room that does not have a window opening onto the late night smokers courtyard is probably advisable.

Upside was the very fast wireless internet.

Room Tip: Avoid a window opening onto the Smoker courtyard.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank StephenCKendal
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Ålesund, Norway
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2012

Fine hotel, very close to the train and bus station and also handy for the town centre. The rooms are clean, the staff friendly and a very enjoyable breakfast. The room was very quiet with no outside noise whatsoever and the bed was comfy. The shower pressure in my room was very low though which is why I gave it 4 instead of 5.
I paid £45 including breakfast for one night which , I think, is very reasonable.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank JaKenn
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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235 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2012

An excellent hotel extremely well situated for the city centre and outstanding in terms of service, cleanliness and value. Food is very good; bar is spacious and comfortable; rooms are decent in size (not huge) but nicely furnished with contemporary furniture and have very comfortable beds.
Will be our first choice when we visit Aberdeen again!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jack_Bosworth
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Alice Springs, Australia
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2012

This is a central hotel in a heritage listed part of Aberdeen and is in a great location. Staff excellent and the evening meal, cheerfully served in either restaurant or bar. Due to the fact that it is heritage listed are no lifts, the rooms are modest sized and the building can be a bit hard to find your way around if you are travelling with others and your rooms are not side by side. Very small car park - fine for small cars.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank AMoy_12
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Property: The Brentwood Hotel
Address: 101 Crown Street, Aberdeen AB11 6HH, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Aberdeen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
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Ranked #39 of 63 Hotels in Aberdeen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Brentwood Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 65
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