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Great Western Hotel Aberdeen
Ranked #20 of 103 Aberdeen B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Food review: really very good!”
Reviewed 19 December 2013

We did not stay at the Hotel, only went to the Lounge for dinner.
We had previously been when it was run by Paula McEwan. The decor is excellent, a really nice room to eat in. Comfortable and also private with good table spacing. Menu was a good size with a few specials, a set Christmas menu, and the standard dinner menu. There was a separate wine list that was reasonable, and not over-priced. Starters c. £6, Mains c. £16, Wine £20/bottle.
Menu consisted of Monkfish in bacon, Sea Bass with risotto, Salmon, Port fillet, veg lasagne and a few others. Also there are a couple of steak choices. Also - a very good range of desserts.
Service was excellent. Cannot fault it.
Food was hot, tasty and portion sizes good.
All in all, a very enjoyable visit, and there is no doubt we will return.

Now - it is true that there is a sports bar in an adjoining room. We went on a night where there was live football being shown, and we could hear nothing. There was no disruption at all - so do not let reviews that say this is a problem put you off.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Aberdeen
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Reviewed 11 December 2013

The food was out of this world and so was the service and loved the ambience of the room - would say what was letting the place down was the sign outside the hotel which has got in big letters SPORTS BAR -well I am sure it is only the locals that use it so know it is a sports bar but people passing would put them off coming coming in and having a cosy meal with there partner

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 November 2013

Just had an overnight stay using a voucher. Have to say I would be extremely annoyed and would have complained if I had paid full price.
1st impression was oh crap looks like a rough place! Louding yelling coming from bar and crowd of smokers near entrance to reception.
2nd we had to wait for ages to get checked in. Reception empty and although we rang the bell twice we were still standing there when a nice guy who was off duty said he would check us in. Then receptionist showed up.
3rd our room was in the eves and the window was a long thin one placed so high you could not see out!
The bathroom mirror was also so high I couldn't see in it.
The cups beside the kettle were dirty. One had remnants of sugar at the bottom from the last guest's cuppa! Yuk.
The duvet cover was stained it looked like mould.
The bed was the most uncomfortable I have ever tried to sleep on.
We went down to breakfast and most of the juice and all the pastries were gone and not replenished. The waitress was grumpy.
The only redeeming factor was the cooked breakfast. It was really good, tasty and well presented.
We will not go back.

  • Stayed November 2013
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Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2013

We visited this hotel at the weekend. We had a lovely room and after a day shopping in the city decided to eat in the lounge. The young girl working in the restaurant was delightful. The food was fantastic and beautifully presented as well as reasonably priced. Breakfast was tasty. All in all a very nice place to stay.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Croydon, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2013

I stayed at this hotel for two days in September while attending a course and due to non availability on those days at my Bed and Breakfast. The downside to this hotel is the traditional theme of the bar area. You are greeted with the look and feel of a downmarket football viewing pub more so when it is easily accessible to members of the public. The room was comfortable,bay's room very modern but getting warm water in the morning was a task. Breakfast appeared mass produced and the staff were impersonal

Room Tip: WIFI signal on the first floor was rather weak. I am not sure if better signal strength would be ava...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Carnoustie, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 September 2013

Im just back from a lovely night at The Great Western Hotel, Room was lovely,Staff were great. The guy who checked us in was great, he recommended the resturant for tea, we had lovely meal there. We had a long day shopping and this was just what we needed ,We did not have to leave hotel for evening everything was there , nice meal, few drinks in bar, and a lovely breakfast next morning. We could not have asked for anything better. Ignore reviews this hotel is lovely. I would love to go back and would recommend to friends.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2013

Stayed one night in this hotel had a voucher deal so it was very cheap so was not expecting too much but the bedroom has no mirror so could not do my makeup or my hair for a party we were going to and the bathroom mirror was far too high for me could only see the top of my head. Had a meal in restaurant before we went out the food was ok but we ordered a bottle of white wine costing over twenty pounds which was served warm when my husband complained the barman would not exchange for chilled wine he gave us a glass of chilled house wine each and said our bottle of wine would be chilled in the bucket of ice by the time our meal was served but sadly it was not so I don't think we will be staying again or using there restaurant.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Great Western Hotel Aberdeen
Address: 239 Great Western Road, Aberdeen AB10 6PS, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Aberdeen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 103 B&Bs / Inns in Aberdeen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Great Western Hotel Aberdeen 3.5*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A granite townhouse hotel with modern rooms seasonal Scottish restaurant, summer garden and live sports bar situated in the fashionable West End of Aberdeen, 5 minutes from the city centre. ... more   less 
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