Soprano St Magnus Court Hotel
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Soprano St Magnus Court Hotel

20/22 Guild Street, Aberdeen AB11 6NF Scotland
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#51 of 56 hotels in Aberdeen
4.1 of 5 bubbles
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3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Boutique baronial style hotel in the heart of Aberdeen's city centre. Adjacent to the train station, harbour and airport bus link. At the entrance of the city's Merchant Quarter with it's independent boutiques, bars and brasseries. Two minutes walk from all the key theatres, art galleries and museums. Superb Wine Bar and Mediterranean restaurant with live entertainment at weekends.
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Property amenities
Paid wifi
Bar / lounge
Karaoke
Board games / puzzles
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Restaurant
Wine / champagne
Room features
Housekeeping
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian, Latvian and 2 more

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20/22 Guild Street, Aberdeen AB11 6NF Scotland
323Reviews2Q+A58Room tips

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Bryan M wrote a review Jun 2021
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Ok place to stay for a night , location not too bad either . Friendly staff though make the hotel worth it. Hotel is clean with nice showers, unfortunately they have a problem with the heating and no windows in room and no lift.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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simon f wrote a review Aug 2017
Glasgow, United Kingdom29 contributions59 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
hotel is cheap, single room is fine clean, you check in at the bar where the most miserable reception staff checked me in. He was still miserable in the morning. The room does not have a kettle & though it is cheap I would expect the room to have soap which is didn't, luckily I had some with me.
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Date of stay: August 2017
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: take ear plugs the seagulls are noisy
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u33db wrote a review Dec 2016
Kemnay, United Kingdom18 contributions11 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here to save commuting home after a works Christmas party.

On checking I was greeted by a friendly receptionist who directed me to my room which, although may not have been extravagantly decorated, was clean, tidy and perfectly serviceable bearing in mind the £35 price I had paid.

After coming back from my party I was hoping for a good nights sleep but unfortunately didn't get this; this wasn't really the fault of the hotel but some of their rooms have the misfortune to overlook a pub called "Wagleys" in the next street.

Being a Friday night there was quite a lot of noise well past midnight from people singing, standing outside smoking and then come 6AM the sound of the street cleaners coming past to tidy up the aftermath. I see from a previous review there was mention of the windows only being single glazed rather than double glazed to help with the heat in the room which i'd echo, and this would probably go some way to cutting down the outside noise.

To be fair though it is a hotel in the centre of the city and on a busy thoroughfare - I would guess most Aberdeen hotels in this position have similar problems.

Worth the money though.
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Date of stay: December 2016
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Ask for a room several floors up to minimise outside noise.
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Michael C wrote a review Oct 2014
Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom4 contributions9 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed last night at this hotel. It was booked as a single room but did have a double bed. When i checked in my friend was with me only to be reminded twice that the room is single occupancy.. So my friend left his bag in my room and came back for it later only to be told that he wasn't aloud in my room... The attitude that i got from two different members of staff was absolutely inappropriate and disgusting. Clearly because i am gay i was singled out. The room was ok not up to much. Damp on walls. Single glazing. No hot water at night which was ridiculous. Discovered a pubic hair in the bath. Bed was not comfy. Wish i had stayed else where to be honest. Wifi also didn't work. When i went to check out and complain about my stay there was nobody even on reception.
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Date of stay: October 2014
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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sean t wrote a review May 2014
Aberdeen, United Kingdom3 contributions10 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I was given the passionatta suite, when myself and my partner first arrived it looked lovely, big room, big bed, nice bathroom. but when I first lay on the bed I realised it was just 2 single beds pushed together! I have never in all my experience of hotels came across this. the room itself was an utter joke, i realised that the furniture did not match, they were just in the room to fill up space. Around 1am i went to reception to compain where i was met with a grunt. the receptionist was very unhelpful and instead of dealing with me he simply put up a sign that said "the desk was currently unmanned". this is a shocking display of customer service and we checked out shortly after that as I was appalled at this hotel and I for one will never be returning or recommending this hotel. i would expect a full refund for this outrage.
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Date of stay: May 2014
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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MDHS wrote a review Feb 2007
UK Manchester4 contributions6 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Awful, smelly, rough area.This hotel is nothing more than a hostel! Plastic table cloths, worn out carpets and paint work. One of the worst I have stayed in. Some of the guests seemed like down and outs.
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Date of stay: February 2007
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Hazel B wrote a review Aug 2018
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom25 contributions14 helpful votes
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Omg shocking just aswell this hotel in in planning for a refurb old and dated furniture it’s a hostel / hotel think the only decent thing in my single room is the mirror & tv sat on loo and felt it lift up
I paid through Expedia for full English breakfast but was told they no longer do it and had to take it up with Expedia said they not did it for 2 years and same is happening with the new owners so don’t book for bfast unless your cooperative booking
Personally I think if it’s been paid for they should have honoured it
Room just basic room the seat to where the tv sits is not straight thought tv was gonna slide off it
Bar / lounge area is very old fashioned like going back into the 70s furniture pics will be uploaded
No lift stairs are stone and filthy so all in all go for bed/breakfast as it be much cleaner for the cheap price never again will I stay here
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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Lo T wrote a review Feb 2017
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom14 contributions7 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
On arrival it was very confusing as to where the entrance for the hotel was. Turned out to be the entrance for the bar/restaurant which you had to walk through to gain access to the stairs/ rooms.
It is not wheelchair or pram friendly.

When cheeking in we where made to squeeze in behind the bar fount door. I'm so glad the two of us only brought backpacks with
us as their was no way I would have got a suitcase through the
bar/ restaurant then all the way up those small stairs.

As soon as we opened the room door we could feel how cold the room was and their was no way for us to turn on the radiators.
The windows had condensation which I am not surprised by as
their was lack off heating and over sized curtains.

We did have hot water coming out of the tap but it took longer to
heat the shower. The bath was covered in mould spores witch
put us off wanting to use it. Please avoid if you have Asthma. I
ended up sitting with my boots on to keep warm when watching
tv.

I thought that being a couple we would have a nice big bed to roll around on but very disappointingly to our surprise it was 2 single beads pushed together. As for the beading it was stained and their
was no cover on top of the quilt to keep us warm.

The room seamed to not have a do not disturb sign witch would have been handy as the housekeeper came before 10am.

At the beginning of our trip my partner had taken unwell and was more or less room bound. On our last night I had gone out to the near by Boots to get him some stuff. I felt like I was disrupting people who where having dinner as I was coming and going.

The place has a no take away in rooms policy witch meant
because he was room bound and I did not fancy walking about
on my own I ended up having a sandwich from the near by supermarket for my dinner.

Later on that night the first problem we faced was that the toilet
has stopped working. The second problem was the couple next door decided to disrupt us. We didn't have a room phone to call down stairs and no phone signal.

It sounded like they where going to kill one and other and that lasted for hours. The staff member supposedly dealing with this decided to add to the noise with words I shall not be repeating.

Over all I feel that we can't even give this place a 1 out of 10 because this has been the worst experience ever of staying somewhere.
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Date of stay: January 2017
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Please avoid if you have Asthma
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Nikki Not Just Travel wrote a review Feb 2017
Aberdeen, United Kingdom56 contributions33 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Booked a room last minute as I needed to be near the station. As I've used the restaurant and bar several times and loved it I assumed the rooms would be ok. After a speedy check in with a lovely member of staff I was directed to my room. As soon as I walked in I was hit with a smell - can only be described as rotten turnips and drains. The room was dusty and didn't feel clean. Cold shower. Most uncomfortable bed on planet earth. I checked out at 5.45 this morning because I couldn't bear to be in there a minute longer. I was also itching all night and covered in bites. Poor show Sopranos! I've been hosteling round Europe and it was better than that stay :(
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Date of stay: February 2017Trip type: Travelled on business
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Jana_Toronto wrote a review Nov 2015
Toronto16 contributions25 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We chose this hotel based on the close proximity to the rail station and the online photos. Upon arrival there was some confusion as to whether we'd wandered into a bar, restaurant or the hotel itself. However, the woman at the reception cubbyhole (immediately to the right of the front door and very easy to miss) was friendly and accommodating.

There is no lift to the upper floors, and while not a problem for us it might be for older or disabled guests. (One must walk through the restaurant in order to access the stairs to the guest rooms. This isn't bad during the day, but when the restaurant is open at night it's a bit awkward to say the least.) Our room was very spacious and at first we were quite pleased. The first problem occurred when we realized we had no heat or hot water and had to make a trip to the front desk to notify them. We eventually received mild heat from the quite outdated radiators, but had to run the tap for nearly 7 minutes every time before we received water approaching hot.

The shower had no shelf on which to store items, and a step up with no rail. There was one hook in the entire washroom on which to hang towels for two people, and the room temperature never rose above the near-freezing mark which meant the tiles were ice cold. The blind covering the window actually swayed from the draft coming in.

The windows are of the old weighted variety, not sound-proofed, and the curtains were hanging off some of the rings. All of this meant that the noise (from the very busy street and bus stop directly below our room) and cold that poured in from both the washroom and bedroom windows disrupted our sleep every night we were there. Earplugs and a sleeping mask were vital.

The staff was very friendly but not particularly helpful when called upon for directions or suggestions on how to find certain places. In addition, every time we returned to our room the heat had been turned off so we had to start from scratch with the outdated radiators and the taps.

The final straw came on our last evening when we chose to dine at the ground level restaurant. We were seated in a high-traffic, noisy section even after asking for something else in the quieter, back section. The gentleman we spoke to said they were expecting more people but, as guests of the hotel, we should have been afforded some manner of preferential seating. The food was delivered without so much as a smile and we never saw our server again to ask us if the food was acceptable, whether we needed beverages, cutlery, etc.

In addition, on the weekend the restaurant/bar is open on both sides (two entrances to both the restaurant and hotel) which meant that the unlocked front doors (which lead directly up the stairs to the rooms) were unattended by hotel staff. Any person off the street would be free to enter and head upstairs to the 1st and 2nd floor guest rooms.

This establishment wants to be all things: restaurant, bar, lounge, and hotel. It's better to do one thing well than multiple things shoddily. I am a low-maintenance traveller and expect neither luxury nor coddling; however, I do expect basic amenities: heat, hot water, a good night's sleep and security. I wouldn't stay here again. I also strongly urge the owner(s) to stay in one of the rooms for multiple nights and take note of necessary features that are sorely lacking.
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Date of stay: November 2015
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Neil C asked a question Aug 2018
Dundee, United Kingdom8 contributions10 helpful votes
Is there a car park?
ronaldamacdonald wrote a tip Mar 2018
Kirkwall, United Kingdom2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Helpful tip...stay somewhere else"
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simon f wrote a tip Aug 2017
Glasgow, United Kingdom29 contributions59 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"take ear plugs the seagulls are noisy"
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Martin R wrote a tip Jun 2017
Oxford, United Kingdom111 contributions33 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Not facing main road if you want quiet."
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Nigel G wrote a tip May 2017
South Wales9 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Suits available. All rooms good!."
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LRGillott wrote a tip Apr 2017
Glasgow, United Kingdom5 contributions3 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a harbour view double executive room."
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Nearby attractions include Aberdeen Maritime Museum (0.1 miles), The Tolbooth Museum (0.2 miles), and Aberdeen Art Gallery (0.3 miles).
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Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and dry cleaning.
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Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
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Conveniently located restaurants include Monsoona Healthy Indian Cuisine, Triplekirks, and Revolution Aberdeen.
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Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the centre of Aberdeen.
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The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, Russian, Polish, Lithuanian, and Latvian.
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Many travellers enjoy visiting St Machar's Cathedral (1.7 miles), The Tolbooth Museum (0.2 miles), and Provost Skene's House (0.2 miles).
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