I live in Aberdeen and really enjoy coming here for drinks and also for meals because it's one of the places in Aberdeen for tasty food that isn't a chain restaurant. It's a really quirky place which I absolutely love and because of this, this is where my husband and I decided to hold our wedding!! Had an absolutely fantastic day - all of the staff were so lovely and helpful (especially Lane Caine, she's an absolute hoot and I even invited her through for a dance in the evening which she accepted!) I've been back a couple of times since and alot of the staff remembered me which is great!!
Every time I've been the food has been fantastic - can't fault it. Great selection of drinks, whisky and cocktails! I think alot of people are put off because of the layout and that dining, reclining and reception is all in one place but I think that adds to the charm of the place.
Rooms are great - some are normal and some are themed. I've only ever stayed in the themed and I would recommend paying more to have a themed room! I stayed in the Best Suite the night before my wedding - it's huge and absolutely loved it. I think we'll stay here when we return for our anniversary! On our wedding night we stayed in the Japanese Suite and again, it's lovely!
Been back since for Afternoon Tea with cocktails in teapots - I'd recommend the Carmelite for this as I've been too other places for the same and its just not as good!
Overall I'm a massive fan of this hotel, it's the first place i suggest for nights out with friends and if people are in Aberdeen visiting I'll take them here for a meal and I can truthfully say I'm never dissapointed! It's smack bang in the city centre so very handy for shopping or nightlife. Parking wise I think there are only a few spaces they have which you have to book but Union Square is just around the corner and you can park there overnight!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Carmelite is neatly positioned in the centre of Aberdeen's Merchant Quarter, which is adjacent to the transport hub of rail, bus, coach stations and harbour. The Merchant Quarter is the "grown up" area of the city, full of independent bars and restaurants, and surrounded by the city's 5 under-cover retail shopping centres. An historical Grade B listed building dating back to mid 1800's, Carmelite has undergone major refurbishment program over recent years, introducing a boutique environment on the ground floor of Carmelite Bar & Grill, whilst the 50 bedrooms offer a mix of "Designer" Suites and rooms on the 1st floor, "Dapper" rooms refurbished end of 2012, on the 2nd floor and comfortable standard rooms on the 3rd floor. These enable attractive rates to suit all budgets. Aberdeen is a commercial city, with limited accommodation mid-week, however weekends offer some fantastic deals making an alternative visitor experience very affordable. The 6 Suites are all different, and very quirky - from round beds in turrets, and gigantic sleigh beds, all designer rooms have cast iron baths, monsoon showers. The "Dapper" rooms have un-cluttered designs with a mix of large monsoon shower rooms, double ended steel baths (some designed with 'no taps'), and black-out window blinds. All the bespoke furniture in these rooms were made by A social Enterprise Company in Dundee, called Dovetail. The 3rd floor standard rooms, although not yet refurbished, offer clean, comfortable accommodation, still with all the usual amenities. All rooms have luxury beds made locally by Social Enterprise Aberdeen Company called Glencraft. Designer "Anatomicals" or "Keiji" bath products, 32/40" LED Samsung Freeview TVs, as well as clocks, iPhone docking stations, tea/coffee making facilities, and most rooms with iron and ironing boards. A room service menu is available during restaurant times.The ground floor also is a boutique environment, quirky with a large open plan lounge and dining area, with informal comfy sofas, a Baby Grand Piano playing at weekends, and a dining 4 Poster Bed. The comprehensive bar menu offers superb cocktails, 12 champagnes, and extensive wine and drinks as well as a bar nibbles food options. Menus cover breakfast and brunch from a "Wake Up till Noon" menu, then an A'la Carte "All Day Menu" available from 12noon through till dinner. There is a Shoppers Menu available till 5pm each day with £8 main courses, and a Market Menu options each evening. There are two event rooms, Library and Balmoral for delegates up to 120, private dining to 50 diners, and Mad Hatter Tea Parties from 20 people. Intoxicating Afternoon Teas are a specialty, as well as Rock & Roll Parties in the 4 Poster Bed. Free wi-fi is available throughout the building, with a PC available for guests' use in the library. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Carmelite Hotel Aberdeen
- Carmelite Aberdeen, Scotland