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The Aberdeen Altens Hotel

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Buckie, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 July 2016

We really enjoyed our stay at the hotel. The staff were friendly, polite and helpful. The pool was good and the jacuzzi was a nice treat! Also available was a circular children's pool. Room was upgraded and the bed was a super king size which was fantastic. Room was clean and tidy as were other areas of the hotel. Breakfast...

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KrisManship, General Manager at The Aberdeen Altens Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ruth, Thank you for taking the time to share such a fantastic review following your recent stay with us here at The Aberdeen Altens Hotel. I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed you time with us and hope we can welcome you back in the near future. Kind Regards Kris Manship General Manager

hamilton
Reviewed 5 July 2016

I stayed at the Altens on a deal though a website and I have to say that it is probably overall the best hotel I have stayed in and that includes some 5 star establishments, the staff were friendly and helpful, the dinner was fabulous and the room has everything you could want, beds very comfortable. I would advice anyone...

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Dear Sam, Thank you for the amazing 5 star review! I'm so pleased to hear you consider The Aberdeen Altens Hotel to be the "best value in Aberdeen". I will share your kind comments with the team and hope we can see you again soon! Kind Regards Kris Manship General Manager

Perth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Stayed overnight 2nd July. Great room and very comfortable bed. Lovely staff and breakfast was lovely in the morning and an excellent price for one night. Will definitely be back as it is a bit out of the city centre but £4 each on the bus return was so cheap. Hope to be back soon and use the leisure complex...

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KrisManship, General Manager at The Aberdeen Altens Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Elaine, Thank you for sharing your 5 star review following you recent stay with us here at The Aberdeen Altens Hotel. I'ts great to hear you found the hotel to be "excellent" and I'm delighted you will be back soon, we look forward to it! Kind Regards Kris Manship General Manager

West Lothian
Reviewed 1 July 2016

I stayed here for a week on a business trip and found the facilities to be excellent, Food was of a very high standard. Staff were very helpful and friendly. The room was nice and clean and very modern. Top marks.

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KrisManship, General Manager at The Aberdeen Altens Hotel, responded to this review

Dear daitcho, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback following your recent stay with us and for the fantastic 5 score! I'm delighted to hear you found the facilities to be excellent and the team took good care of you. I will share your kind comments with them and we all hope we get het chance to...

Glasgow
Reviewed 1 July 2016

This hotel is just outside Aberdeen next to an Industrial estate. From the outside it doesn't look like much but I can't fault our stay here. Check in was quick and easy and the staff were friendly. Our room was a lovely size and was very nice. We also got breakfast in the hotel and for a buffet there was...

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KrisManship, General Manager at The Aberdeen Altens Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Leann2910, Thank you for the great review following your stay with us here at The Aberdeen Altens Hotel. I'm so pleased to hear you had an enjoyable stay and could not fault anything. I hope we get the chance to welcome you and your husband back soon. Kind Regards Kris Manship General Manager

Cornwall
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Whilst not particularly attractive from the outside, the hotel is lovely inside. We had a good sized room and en-suite and a comfortable bed. The food was good, reasonably priced and the service was prompt with friendly staff. The swimming pool was very clean and not too busy, but as there are no radiators in the rooms on which to...

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Dear sel88, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback, I'm so pleased to hear you had a pleasant stay with us. I hope we can welcome you back to The Aberdeen Altens Hotel soon. Kind Regards Kris Manship General Manager

Scotland
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Checking in friendly and efficient. Our room on 3rd floor was spotless, spacious, good decor and very comfy large bed. Bathroom lovely with usual toiletries and great fluffy white towels. Location maybe a little out of town but No 3 bus ran almost every 10 minutes into Aberdeen centre so that was no problem. Excellent breakfasts and restaurant dining also...

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Dear PatsyScotland, Thank you for taking the time to share a review following your recent stay at The Aberdeen Altens Hotel. I'm very pleased to hear you had an enjoyable stay with us and found your room spotless and the breakfast excellent. I hope we can welcome you back in the near future. Kind Regards Kris Manship General Manager

Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Picked this hotel as its close to coast and to city centre for our anniversary weekend. very clean and fresh room, lovely helpful staff. The hotel was very busy on the Saturday with a big wedding. The only disappointment was Saturday and Sunday breakfasts off the hotplate were cold.

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Dear Eileen332, Thank you for choosing The Aberdeen Altens Hotel for your anniversary weekend, I'm so pleased to hear you had an enjoyable time with us. I've shared your comment regarding the breakfast with the team and this is being looked into, please accept my apologies for this. Thank you for taking the time to share this review and for...

Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Stayed here for 5 days . large hotel in middle of industrial estate, a good hours walk down a very busy road into town centre, there is however a bus stop 3min from hotel that takes you to Union square shopping centre, I think it was around £2.40.Not the best for shopping which I was surprised about, union square looks...

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KrisManship, General Manager at The Aberdeen Altens Hotel, responded to this review

Dear kez990, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback following your recent stay with us. I was so disappointed to hear you had an uncomfortable stay due to your room being too warm, please accept my apologies for this. I would really appreciate if you could contact me directly so I can find out which room you...

Ormskirk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Very comfortable stay, excellent clean rooms and a nice atmosphere. Bar area was nice and airy, and the food was great. The location is perfect for a short drive into Aberdeen, and is close to the main A90 route in, right near an industrial area.

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Dear jonbirch2016 Thank you for choosing to stay with us at The Aberdeen Altens and for taking the time to share such a fantastic review. I'm so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay, in particular the "excellent clean rooms and nice atmosphere" Hope we get the opportunity to welcome you back soon. Kind Regards Kris Manship General Manager

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities

Additional Information about The Aberdeen Altens Hotel

Address: Souter Head Road, Aberdeen AB12 3LF, Scotland (Formerly Thistle Aberdeen Altens)
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Aberdeen
Price Range: ₹ 3,012 - ₹ 6,613 (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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Also Known As:
Thistle Aberdeen Altens Hotel Aberdeen
Thistle Hotel Aberdeen
The Aberdeen Altens Hotel Scotland
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#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
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“All three rooms we had were great.”
 of 5 bubbles mariabB1396VF, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“This is not a rating on staying here, just on a function night”
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“Ask for a room nearer to reception otherwise you feel that you are walking for miles don corridors”
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