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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for a one night stay in Aberdeen. The hotel is outside the city centre but handy for main roads, the building itself is quite possibly the ugliest building in Aberdeen, it looks more like a council office building than a quality hotel, however inside the hotel is actually very nice, well decorated, comfortable and modern. We had an...

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

Dear colprimus, Thank your taking the time to share such a wonderful review! I'm so pleased to hear you had an enjoyable experience with us here at The Aberdeen Altens Hotel. I hope we see you again soon! Kind Regards Kris Manship General Manager

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 July 2016

we attended our grand-daughters wedding in this hotel and must say that their organisation was first class. the room that we stayed in was very clean and comfortable. it was also well equipped, the staff were extremely professional and helpful.

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

Dear Hugh S, Thank you for sharing your kind words and wonderful review of your recent stay at The Aberdeen Altens Hotel. I am thrilled to hear that that you were made to feel special by our welcoming attentive team and the organisation of your grand-daughters wedding was "first class". Please pass on our best wishes to the happy couple...

Dundee
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This was my second visit to this hotel after discovering it on an itison voucher in April. I was delighted to return, having thoroughly enjoyed my first visit. I contacted the hotel in advance to let them know I would like same room style as previously as our 9-year old was thoroughly enamoured with having his own double bed and...

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

Dear steveangus2016, What a fantastic review! Thank you for taking the time to share it on Tripadvisor and for the 5 star rating! I'm thrilled to hear you and your family had another "wonderful experience" with us and the team took good care of you and accommodated your request to have the same room. I will share your kind comments...

Elgin, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Check in was easy. upgrade room offered and accepted. Comfortable accommodation Food (dinner and breakfast) was very good, staff were friendly and helpful. Plenty of parking. Have stayed here once before and will return.

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

Dear Anne, Thank you for taking the time to share a review following your recent stay with us here at The Aberdeen Altens Hotel. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your return stay with us and I look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind Regards Kris Manship General Manager

Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

I booked an overnight stay for my partner and I. We had a great time. Our room was an executive King room - bed was huge and very comfortable. Hotel was really nice the only thing I would say was some of the staff in the bar were quite arrogant! My partner had ordered drinks and the women just stared...

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

Dear, Katie, Thank you for choosing to stay at The Aberdeen Altens Hotel and for taking the time to share your feedback. I'm pleased to hear that overall you and your partner had a pleasant stay and found your room to be comfortable, especially the large king size bed. Very concerned to hear the service you received in the bar...

Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

This is a great hotel . Clean modern room with Wifi , flat screen TV, tea and coffee making facility. Great gym downstairs with an indoor pool , spa , steam room and sauna , conference room and restaurant . Hotel is about 10mins from city centre but good if you have a car as there is plenty of parking...

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

Dear Leanne, Thank you so much for the fantastic 5 star review! I'm really pleased to hear you enjoyed the hotel facilities and had a great stay with us. I hope we can welcome you back to The Aberdeen Altens Hotel soon. Kind Regards Kris Manship General Manager

Livingston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Went there for a weekend break only to find out it has changed owners and no longer under Thistle. We stay here several times a year and was disappointed with room we were given. Normally have a king size bed but was resigned to a double bed. We spoke to reception but not much help. When we arrived we had...

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

Dear Wiglet30, Thank you for taking the time to share a review following your recent stay with us. I was so disappointed to hear you left the hotel feeling disappointed and would like to extend my personal apologies The hotel became a part of The Hotel Collection a year ago, although the branding has changed the day to day to...

Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Nice enough but nothing special given its four star rating. rooms were comfortable enough. Spa ok. Staff very friendly and helpful. Breakfast disappointing. Very little choice particularly if you want something healthy. An average hotel saved by superb staff.

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

Dear Brian R, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback, I'm pleased to hear your stay was "nice enough" and your found your room to be comfortable. Sorry to hear our breakfast did not meet your expectations in terms of healthy choices. We do offer porridge, muesli, freshly cut fruit, cold meats, poached eggs, kippers but the...

Stirling, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Good weekend at the Aberdeen Altens, great sized room with a huge bed. Staff are brilliant couldn't complain about any of them they look after you from the start to the finish. Food is excellent well done chef so tasty and presentation really good. We will be back.

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

Dear merc48, Thank you for taking the time to share such a wonderful review! I'm really pleased to hear you had a great weekend and thank you for highlighting the excellent service provided by the team. I will share your comments with them and we all look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards Kris Manship General Manager

Erskine, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 July 2016

After searching online for a good deal on a mini break, we opted for here. Its a five minute car journey to the city centre or a 30 minute leisurely stroll. On arrival at the outside, my initial thought was oh dear.......very brown and tired looking, but the weather can be harsh in Aberdeen so that probably hasn't helped over...

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

Dear Kaiya J, Thank you for taking the time to share such a detailed review and for the fantastic 5 star rating! I'm delighted to hear you had the "perfect mini break" and enjoyed your spacious room and huge bed. Great to hear you would stay with us again, we look forward to it! 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
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  • 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: $60 - $132 (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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#2 Spa Hotel in Aberdeen
#4 Best Value Hotel in Aberdeen
#4 Luxury Hotel in Aberdeen
#8 Family Hotel in Aberdeen
#11 Business Hotel in Aberdeen
#18 Romantic Hotel in Aberdeen
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“If you get the chance choose an apartment”
  • Microwave in Room!
 of 5 bubbles alanfF9694JS, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“On side away from main road”
 of 5 bubbles ForresMike, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“No 3 bus takes you to and from city centre. Bus stops a stones throw from hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles daviddT6626EK, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms probably have the same fittings.”
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“High floor”
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