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“Very disappointing.”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Station Hotel

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Station Hotel
Ranked #60 of 64 Hotels in Aberdeen
Highampton
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117 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Very disappointing.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2014 via mobile

I've stayed here many times over a lot of years. However this is the first time while I've been using Trip Advisor. While the reception of the hotel has been revamped the rest of the hotel hasn't. A very light scratch under the surface reveals a very badly maintained hotel. My room was on the 5th floor, a horrible tiny box room that could only just take a single bed. The narrow spaces between the bed and other furniture are ridiculous. There was no hot water for showering. Noise from outside the hotel is loud and varied but it mostly comes from traffic and seagulls. Noise from inside the hotel comes from the large numbers of oil workers transiting to home or work. This can be heard through the gaps around the badly fitting doors.This is not a hotel for nice people. The carpets on most levels are filthy with spilled liquids. The bed in my room was very uncomfortable and the floor is very uneven, causing me to roll to the edge of the bed. Would I stay here again? Not by personal choice. I will say the staff are first class, very friendly and very efficient.

Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2014 via mobile

Stayed here on business. Had a room on the fifth floor, no double glazing and seagulls squawking just about all night. Breakfast starts at 0430 and by the looks of it when I arrived it had been there for the previous four hours - truly awful. Only good thing was checking out.

Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014 via mobile

I was here for 5 nights in March 14 on business. As always Aberdeen is extremely busy and is difficult to get hotel rooms at late notice. I paid almost £600 for 5 nights which is not cheap.

Pros :
nice breakfast staff
Decent food
Central location
Huge room (but from the 19th century)

Cons:
Not particularly helpful reception staff.
Very tired decore.
Key card stopped working every time I left the room.
TV didn't work.
Side of Bath fell off.
Bed was two single pushed together and very uncomfortable.
Weight watchers meeting nextdoor at 9, very loud.
Expensive
Oppressive dated room


Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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Scotland
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22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2014

Three of us recently went for High Tea at the Station Hotel. Great value for money at £7.50 each which includes tea or coffee, toast, mini cakes or ice cream and of course a main course. The selection of main courses was brilliant ranging from breaded or battered haddock to Chicken Korma to Steak and Guiness Pie.

The waiting staff were all efficient and pleasant. The time from our orders being taken and the food arriving was a little slow.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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1,088 reviews
71 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 313 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

Stayed here on Sunday night before travelling back to England on National Express Coach. I had a room at the front overlooking Union Square there was a comfy bed plenty of pillows good sized flat screen tv and a large bathroom.The usual tea and coffee making facilities and a fridge. It was a two minute walk to the coach station and although I needed to be there at 7 am was able to have breakfast first as they serve from 4.30 on weekday mornings

Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Haltwhistle, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2014

I needed somewhere to stay on my way from the NE of England to Shetland for a family funeral the staff were very helpful especially when i couldn't use the key card to open my room door room clean comfortable nice clean bathroom lots of hot water good quiet night breakfast good for me but lots more for those who want more as much as you want. no problems very acceptable.very convenient for station and ferry.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2014

Location is perfect for carless travellers, as its directly over the road from the railway and bus stations that gives it its name.
Convenient for city centre attractions, harbour, ferries and the excellent Union Square leisure development.

Parking area is small, first come first served and free for residents

Booking in was fast and fuss free.

Room was compact, with a view of a wall and part of a roof.
Everything's there and clean.
Kettle lid was damaged but was still functional.
Unbranded coffee for drinks was a disappointment for the room price, hot chocolate a bonus.
Milk for drinks was hiding in a mini bar, along with cartons of juice and bottled water, though the mini bar didn''t seem to be plugged in, just used as a storage cupboard, it certainly was no colder than the room.

Paper on ceiling starting to sag by the window.
Sash window cord was broken, but it opened with a little encouragement.
TV wasn't initially working, but approximately fifteen minutes after a call to reception, a staff member cheerfully came up to reset it and got it working properly. Third night, able to fix this myself again having watched carefully how to the first time..

Hotel Wifi slow and flaky, but its free.
Advice to management, change the password frequently, to stop passers by using it too!

As noted in another review, the room door appeared to have been replaced, with old lock furniture and cracking around the frame left in place, instead of being filled and painted over.
New modern card entry with deadbolt seems strong enough to relax behind in comfort

Shower reassuringly comes with one power setting, somewhere between skin flaying and industrial jetwash. Pointing the shower head at the wall and showering in the back-spray proved to be a gentle relaxing experience.
Temperatures from "Ice" to "Can make tea with this" were easily achievable with the adjustment provided.

Amusement was provided by the "lets re-hang the shower cubicle door panel" game, everytime I moved in the shower, the door detatched itself and joined me in the spray.

Housekeeping good, everything reset and back where it should be each day.

My general impression is that its a clean functional place, OK for work purposes, missing little details and glamorous touches, with occasional hints of a grander past.

No objections to staying there again, but for work, not a weekend break

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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Property: Station Hotel
Address: 78 Guild Street, Aberdeen AB11 6GN, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Aberdeen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #60 of 64 Hotels in Aberdeen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Station Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 126
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