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Great Western Hotel Aberdeen
Ranked #20 of 108 Aberdeen B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
aberdeen
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174 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Good price range and well furbished rooms available.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2014

We booked this Hotel for a two night special offer with breakfast and a bottle of wine for the room. Easy parking and booking in although reception was unmanned and we had to retrieve someone from a busy sports bar. The first room we had was well furbished but only two of three light bulbs worked with the remaining one being an above bed spotlight making it impossible to read. One of the spot lights was flickering on and off and I asked for a change of room when no replacement bulb for the main light could be found. To their credit we were moved to a family room with bath, shower and a large TV although being a family room, the furnishings were a bit worn and shabby.

We used the bar part of the evening but did not eat there. On the second night we had a meal which was from a good selection and of excellent quality. Breakfasts on both days were sufficient for us in that we do not take "full English" but remember to ask for the toast advertised on the menu as nothing is automatically delivered.

Overall and enjoyable stay at a reasonable price though not a high star rating. We will probably stay there again and the staff could not have been more pleasant and helpful.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2014

Stayed there for three nights on a recent business trip. Very friendly staff on arrival, easy check in. First impression of room was "it's small, cramped and stuffy", but at £90/night B&B not bad for Aberdeen. Ate in the restaurant all three nights and it's excellent quality and quantity. Defy anyone to come away hungry. Breakfast likewise is good. There is a "but". I had three of the worst nights sleep I have ever had in a hotel. The walls are paper thin, the doors close noisily and sounds echo down corridors. The bar closes late so I was woken up by people retiring for the night. I was able to count the number of bathrooms being used as the toilets flushed. People rising early will wake you up as noise of the showers is clearly audible room to room as are the televsions. My advice is to got there for a meal if you're in Aberdeen, but sleep somewhere else unless you take high quality earplugs.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Strathdon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2014

Our daughter booked this stay as an anniversary present for us just before Christmas.We had never stayed here before but were delighted with our stay and are already making plans for a return visit.The staff could not have been more friendly or helpful and as we stayed in a disabled room, everything that a disabled guest would need was well provided for ( in my opinion as a disabled traveller )
We went to the restaurant for dinner and the food and presentation was perfect,beyond our expectations.
We are looking forward to our next visit and dinner at this special hotel.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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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 108 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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