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The Marcliffe Hotel and Spa
Ranked #9 of 65 Hotels in Aberdeen
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 September 2017

This establishment is the jewel in Aberdeen's crown!
Hubby and I decided to have a 'Bar Lunch' in the so comfortable
lounge bar at The Marcliffe at the weekend.
We were heartily welcomed and offered a drink and shown the Bar Menu
which had actually umpteen choices to suit everybody.
We plumped for the haddock goujons with skinny fries also the langoustines with hand cut fries and hubby added sweet potato fries also!
When it came it looked so appetising and the food did not disappoint !
So tasty to say the least and reasonable to boot!
Never disappoints and whether its the Bar or the restaurant you are all ways well looked after and the cuisine is top notch!

Room Tip: All rooms of a high standard and quiet!
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  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank jacksmumjoy
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Marcliffe_Management, Manager at The Marcliffe Hotel and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Dear jacksmumjoy

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review.

I am glad that you enjoyed your bar meal with us in our Drawing Room this weekend and hope to be able to look after you just as well in future visits to us.

Kind Regards

Scott Fraser

Marketing Manager & PA to Mr J S Spence (Owner)

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Reviewed 31 August 2017

We stayed for one night as a joint birthday celebration. The food was amazing and the staff were excellent, so it is a shame that our lasting memory is being woken up at 7.45 a.m. by a petrol powered hedge trimmer just outside our window. Maybe I am being unrealistic, but for a hotel with such a reputation I would have expected everything to be perfect, not just 95%. We did receive a letter of apology from the owner who assured us that in future the gardeners would not be starting their work as early

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Notsteve
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Marcliffe_Management, Manager at The Marcliffe Hotel and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

Dear Notsteve

Again Myself and the Hotel would like to apologise for the rude awakening you received because of the gardeners, to which we have ensured that they do not start as early. We are severely disappointed that this event ruined your stay with us that had been going so well up to this point.

We do hope that you would give us another chance in the future should you choose to return.

Kind Regards

Scott Fraser

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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

We are so impressed by our whole experience of staying at the Marcliffe Hotel.
We were married at the Marcliffe when located on Queen's Road 25 years ago and the service is still as good as ever.
We were sadly only staying one night, but were so impressed, we will definitely return soon.
The dinner was amazing, as was the breakfast. Every member of staff offered a first class service with a smile.
The pianist in the lounge/bar was fabulous.

It was our 25 wedding anniversary and that of our friends who were also staying. We arrived to our lovely rooms to a complimentary chilled bottle of champagne, glasses and chocolates.
After dinner we were presented with a lovely selection of chocolates and fudge together with an iced anniversary message. All this was arranged as I'd briefly mentioned it being our silver wedding anniversaries, they had no idea that we had actually got married at the Marcliffe 25 years ago.

Can't wait to go back again.

Thank you Marcliffe Hotel.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Fiona D
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Marcliffe_Management, Manager at The Marcliffe Hotel and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Dear Fiona D

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review.

Congratulations again on your silver wedding anniversary, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and dining with us so much and that we could look after you as well as we did back on your wedding day at Queens Road.

We look forward to helping look after and helping you celebrate more milestones in the future.

Kind Regards

Scott Fraser

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Reviewed 18 August 2017

As a local I've been to the Marcliffe a number of times over the years and have never had anything but exceptional customer service.
This past trip was for a day at the spa. Unfortunately there was a mix up with my booking which meant I couldn't get the treatment I had originally booked for. However, the staff were so lovely and accommodating, they went as far as giving me a wee goody bag as an apology for the mix up. My facial and manicure were also very professional and wonderfully relaxing.
Thanks to all the spa staff for a great morning!

Stayed: August 2017, travelled solo
Thank stephweir17
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Marcliffe_Management, Manager at The Marcliffe Hotel and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Dear stephweir17

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review.

I would also like to thank you for your continued patronage over the years and that we had been able to meet your needs. I would like to apologise again for the mix up, but am happy that we could accommodate yourself and hope you enjoy the goody bag.

We look forward to continue helping to look after you.

Scott Fraser

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Reviewed 16 August 2017

A nice location on the outskirts of Aberdeen, in quiet gardens. Our junior suite was very spacious with a lovely bathroom. Everything very clean. A nice touch is having many items in the minibar complimentary. Staff were friendly and helpful throughout. Dinner was very nice, and well priced. Excellent breakfast. The one negative was the noise from bins being emptied and deliveries coming in early in the morning (7am)

Room Tip: Ask for something away from the service area
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Momma61
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Marcliffe_Management, Manager at The Marcliffe Hotel and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Dear Momma61

Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review.

I would like to apologise for the noise experienced, we were informed of it probably by yourselves on checkout and have taken steps to move the times deliveries are made to the Hotel to ensure our guests can have a great nights sleep. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and that we were able to look after you well.

I do hope that we have the opportunity to look after you again in the future.

Kind Regards

Scott Fraser

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Reviewed 7 August 2017

A group of 6 of us (and a 3 year old!) had lunch on Saturday in The Marcliffe and it was a lovely experience. We had hoped to eat in The Drawing Room but we booked last minute and it was fully booked but they offered us a table in the restaurant and confirmed that we could still choose from The Drawing Room menu which was perfect. The menu offers a good variety of light lunch options and we all chose something different. The children's menu went down well with our youngest guest! Everything was presented beautifully and tasted delicious. The staff who served us were pleasant, polite and professional and the whole experience just felt special. I'm sure we'll be back! Highly recommend :-)

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Thank Alibali226
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Marcliffe_Management, Manager at The Marcliffe Hotel and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Dear Alibali226

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review.

I am glad that you all enjoyed your lunch on Saturday and that you liked the selection we had to offer. I am happy that all of your party (including the youngest guest) enjoyed their food and service.

We look forward to looking after you on a return visit in the future.

Kind Regards

Scott Fraser

Marketing Manager & PA to Mr J S Spence (owner)

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Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

The Marcliffe at Pitfodels is a beautiful, seductive and exquisite five-star country hotel set in its own picturesque grounds on the outskirts of Aberdeen. It remains aberdeens only world class 5 star hotel and restaurant. Facilities are top class, staff are well trained and professional. The restaurant is one of the best around, sample the best local and Scottish produce. This family orientated yet still exclusive feeling hotel is one in a million and a credit to its owners & staff.

Stayed: July 2017
Thank Bob G
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Marcliffe_Management, Manager at The Marcliffe Hotel and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

Dear Bob G

Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review.

I am pleased that you enjoyed our hotel so much and that we were able to look after you and make you feel special.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Kind Regards

Scott Fraser

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Additional Information about The Marcliffe Hotel and Spa

Address: North Deeside Road | Pitfodels, Aberdeen AB15 9YA, Scotland (Formerly The Marcliffe at Pitfodels)
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Aberdeen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Aberdeen
#6 Luxury Hotel in Aberdeen
#6 Romantic Hotel in Aberdeen
#9 Business Hotel in Aberdeen
Price Range: $229 - $290 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Marcliffe Hotel and Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Opened by Mikhail Gorbachev in 1993, this is one of the cities more exclusive hotels.I am delighted to inform our valued clients that we have now upgraded all our TV's to slimline models with plenty satellite channels.Thank you all for your patience.J Stewart Spence, Owner ... more   less 
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