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Holiday Inn Express - Aberdeen Exhibition
Ranked #26 of 65 Hotels in Aberdeen
Certificate of Excellence
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 8 October 2012

Stayed here on the 5th of October It is a really nice hotel. Our room was nice and well maintained with every thing we needed it suited myself daughter and boyfriend. The staff are really friendly and the lounge area decorated tastefully and nice to sit in and have a couple of drinks. The free continental breakfast was great loads of choice and you can even get some hot food Sausages,Scrambled eggs and Beans. There was plenty for everyone and the lady at breakfast tempted me with a croissant even though I was feeling full when she offered me one straight from the oven. Would stay at this hotel again only tip would be its a little bit out of the way for some things and having been to Aberdeen a couple of times I have found the taxis more expensive here for some reason.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Kathleen M
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aeccexpress, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express - Aberdeen Exhibition, responded to this review, 12 October 2012
Dear Kathleen M,

Thank you for choosing to stay at the Holiday Inn Express Aberdeen Exhibition centre and for taking the time to write a review of your stay.

I am glad to hear that you had an enjoyable stay and found the facilities to your liking and the staff friendly and helpful.
I am sorry to hear that you found the taxis in Aberdeen a bit on the expensive side, however the area is serviced with a regular bus service which can be less expensive than a taxis if you buy an all day ticket.

Once again thank you staying with us and i look forward to welcoming you back i the near future

Yours Sincerely



Jim Thomson
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West Lothian, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 September 2012

Myself & my wife stayed at this hotel last weekend, we had an excellent experience all told, the hotel, staff, room, food were all of an exceptional standard.
we got the room for a good price through a late deals website which meant we got an excellent deal (inc breakfast).
Cannot fault any aspect of our stay and would definatley stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank KandJ080212
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aeccexpress, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express - Aberdeen Exhibition, responded to this review, 26 September 2012
Dear KandJ080212,

Thank you fr taking the time to write a review of your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express Aberdeen Exhibition Centre.

I am very pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable stay with us at the hotel and that you where well looked after whilst you where here. Our weekend deals are always good value for money, and always include breakfast in the rate. It becomes even better value if you have kids that share the room with you.

Thank you once again for taking the time write a review and for staying with us

Hope to see you again in the near future

Jim Thomson
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Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 September 2012

I enjoyed an excellent break in Aberdeen and received the usual top-notch service from the staff on Reception. (I use this hotel fequently).
It is an excellent hotel, spoiled a little by the behaviour of some guests. A large number of them take great delight in slamming the doors from quite early in the morning. (Some of us don't get up at 6.30, okay?).
In addition, since the hot breakfast was introduced a couple of years ago, a number of guests take great delight in pushing in front of everyone else and loading up their plates as if they haven't eaten in weeks. This weekend, I saw a tray of scrambled egg put out and one party of three emptied it in less than thirty seconds. The best staff in the world cannot keep up with this rate of gluttony.
I know this detracts from my excellent review of this great hotel, but be prepared to be pushy if you want a cooked breakfast.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank VeniVidiViaje
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aeccexpress, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express - Aberdeen Exhibition, responded to this review, 26 September 2012
Dear VeniVidviaje,


Thank yo for taking the time to complete a review of your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express Aberdeen Exhibition centre.

I am glad to hear that you keep coming back to us and that we are looking after you each time you.
However I am really sorry that during your last stay, other guests spoiled your stay by their actions and behaviour during breakfast.

Thank you once again for staying with us and for taking the time to write a review. I hope to see you in the near future on your next visit

Yours sincerely

Jim Thomson
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Newport
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Reviewed 21 September 2012

The staff were very pleasant and helpful. Rooms were clean and well presented rooms, with modern bathrooms. Ideal for business trips in Aberdeen, even though it is not in the centre of town, so a car would be useful. Had meal in evening from the bar which was reasonable, there is also the option of the resturant at the holiday Inn next door as well.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
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Thank Philip K
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aeccexpress, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express - Aberdeen Exhibition, responded to this review, 26 September 2012
Dear Philip K

Thank you for taking the time to complete a review of your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express Aberdeen Exhibition centre.

I am glad to hear that you found everything you required to make your stay as enjoyable as possible whilst you where on a business trip to Aberdeen. Whilst we are not city centre we are ideally located next to the Aberdeen Exhibition centre and Aberdeen science and technology park .
Thank once again for taking the time to write a review and for staying with us.I hope that it is not to long before we welcome you back.

Yours Sincerely


Jim Thomson
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glasgow
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Reviewed 17 September 2012

Lovely hotel in a great area. Great parking, and very easy to find. Cant really find to much to fault the hotel. Food served was great and staff were really friendly. Would use this hotel again, for sure.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Thank paradiseseeker398
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aeccexpress, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express - Aberdeen Exhibition, responded to this review, 26 September 2012
Dear Paradiseseeker398,

Thank you for taking the time to complete a review of your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express Aberdeen Exhibition centre.

I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found the facilities to your liking. It is always nice to hear that we have taken care of you and made it a home from home for you.

Thank you for your kind comments , and i look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future.

Yours Sincerely

Jim Thomson
General manager
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 7 September 2012

We recently spent six nights at the convention center Holiday Inn Express. The staff was friendly, efficient, and helpful, room was a nice size and even had a sofa which is always a plus. The daily breakfast with cereal, fruit, pastries, eggs, etc was greatly appreciated as was the reliable Internet connection. A couple of things of which to be aware... there is little storage in the room (no drawers and the rod for hanging clothes is only a foot long). The location is great for the convention center but there are few places to eat (McDonalds or the Holiday Inn) within walking distance. We were glad we had a car for this trip.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled on business
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Thank Jean P
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aeccexpress, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express - Aberdeen Exhibition, responded to this review, 26 September 2012
Dear Jean P

Thank you for taking the time to complete a review of your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express Aberdeen Exhibition centre.

I am very pleased to hear that we made your stay as enjoyable as possible during your recent attendance at a conference at the Exhibition centre. The hotel is ideal as a base when attending conferences, being situated next door to the conference centre. We, as you have discovered, to the north of the city centre, but there is excellent bus connections to the city centre leaving from just outside the hotel if you did not want to drive.

Thank you once again for writing a review and I hope it is not to long before we welcome you back


Jim Thomson
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2012

Stayed here on a Saturday night after attending an event at the AECC.
Staff were helpful - finding alternative cufflinks, and remaining pleasant at a busy bar at 1am - and breakfast was buffet-style but good enough. Not a huge range for a cooked breakfast but I like endlessly refilling on coffee and toast.
The rooms were of a standard size and a good design, but the walls are incredibly thin - a neighbour's snoring and other bodily noises kept me awake, although I'm a lighter sleeper than my untroubled other half. Shower was a bit feeble, but I'm not sure this wasn't because the hotel was full.
No irons available either - only an ironing room. The iron didn't work and the other three were in use as it was a big do on at the AECC, which was a pain.
Overall though, it was only £50 and exactly what we were looking for, so would recommend it for somewhere to rest your head after a big night out.

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Joanna F
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express - Aberdeen Exhibition, responded to this review, 22 September 2012
Dear Joanna F,

Thank you for your feedback. Guest comfort and satisfaction are of the utmost concern to us and our hotel is committed to making every possible effort to provide comfortable, clean and friendly accommodations. I am disappointed to hear that you were not satisfied with your recent stay with us. Please accept our apologies for the shortcomings you may have experienced in your room accommodation particularly with the noise. We try our best to ensure all guests have a great stay and undisturbed sleep. I am sorry that the breakfast selection did not live up to your expectations and that some items were not working. I appreciate your feedback as this is our best resource for improving guest services.

While we understand that your stay was not 100% satisfactory, we would hope that you would give us another chance to make your stay as best as it can be.

Sincerely,


Lera M
Case Manager
IHGCare
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Property: Holiday Inn Express - Aberdeen Exhibition
Address: Parkway East | Bridge of Don, Aberdeen AB23 8AJ, Scotland
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Aberdeen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Romantic Hotel in Aberdeen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express - Aberdeen Exhibition 3*
Number of rooms: 135
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Modern well-situated hotel for the business and leisure interests of Aberdeen, with well-equipped bar and public areas and two fully equipped air conditioned meeting rooms. ... more   less 
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