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Atholl Hotel
Ranked #11 of 65 Hotels in Aberdeen
Certificate of Excellence
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
305 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“Good in parts!”
Reviewed 28 December 2013

This was our annual Christmas jaunt.
We had a separate room above the main restaurant.
The place was very busy when we arrived at 7pm, car park nearly full and the restaurant and bar almost at capacity
We had a set meal which was preordered and we had place cards on our tables,with our menu choice preprinted. Which makes one wonder why we had to use a soup spoon for the rather odd starter. The choice had been soup, soup or fan of melon. The melon description was interesting and Ive had the soups before so I gave it a try. It was peculiar. I think it belonged more to the pudding range than starter. The melon itself was ok, but it was served with this sort of creamy sorbet, sort of rasberry coloured,but lacking any flavour, and some berries.Odd.
For the main course I chose salmon with a veloute sauce. It was quite good, the salmon nicely cooked and lots of nicely done veg.
I now have to leave my usual review style of the Atholl, and say the pudding was a DREAM. Baileys mousse served in this deep dark chocolate cup. Distinctly more-ish.

The red wine Im afraid left a lot to be desired, and I didnt test the white or rose.
The maitre d' was most attentive, and the bar staff friendly.

Have to criticise the ladies loos though. Surely on a busy night such as this somebody should check to make sure that there is sufficient toilet roll!

Given that this is a busy time of year, when most hotels offer a sort of standard meal without a great deal of flourish, I suppose I have to say that it probably is fairly average for Aberdeen at this time of year!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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AthollHotelAberdeen, Director of Sales at Atholl Hotel, responded to this review, 12 March 2014
Thank you, we very much appreciate your review and especially thank you for taking the time to write it.

We take all comments on board both positive and negative. This feedback is beneficial to us; at the Atholl we strive to meet our guest’s expectations and are disappointed when this is not met.

We hope that we can welcome you back to the hotel; we would be delighted to be given that chance to showcase our longstanding reputation for traditional cuisine, and friendly service.

Thank you once again.

With Kindest Regards
The Atholl Management Team
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Aberdeen, Scotland
Level 5 Contributor
79 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2013

Booked for our girls pre-Christmas lunch for the 3rd year running and was not disappointed! Food was lovely yet again with good portion sizes, great service and very nice staff. After lunch we sat in the bar with our tab running all day into the night as the regulars and other guests arrived for dinner. Staff looked after us extremely well without intruding in our conversation. Highly recommend for the food and nice atmosphere. Will be back again next year!!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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AthollHotelAberdeen, Director of Sales at Atholl Hotel, responded to this review, 12 March 2014
Thank you, we very much appreciate your positive review and especially thank you for taking the time to write them.

We are delighted that you enjoyed your lunch with us once again.

Here at the Atholl we strive to meet our guests expectations and are pleased to hear that we have done just that.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Atholl in the near future.

With Kindest Regards
The Atholl Management Team
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2013

I had another lovely stay in the Atholl Hotel - I think the staff have to be the most friendly and professional in any hotel in Aberdeen. The ethos and character of the hotel is first rate and they make you feel very welcome. The breakfast is one of the best in Aberdeen and always cooked fresh to order. The hotel is very quite, excellently located and ideal for business in Aberdeen. Thanks for another great stay!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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AthollHotelAberdeen, Director of Sales at Atholl Hotel, responded to this review, 12 March 2014
Thank you, we very much appreciate your positive review and comments especially for taking the time to write them.

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us once again.

Here at the Atholl we strive to meet our guests expectations and are pleased to hear that we have done just that.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Atholl in the near future.

With Kindest Regards
The Atholl Management Team
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 December 2013

Stayed at the Atholl hotel for the last 3 nights . Ist class service. Homely,Great food ,rooms very clean and comfortable.
Suitable for families or travelling alone.
Basically if your looking for a genuine welcome come to the Atholl hotel.

Room Tip: My favourite hotel
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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AthollHotelAberdeen, Director of Sales at Atholl Hotel, responded to this review, 12 March 2014
Thank you Sean, we very much appreciate your positive review and comments and thank you for taking the time to write them.

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Here at the Atholl we strive to make our guests feel at home and are pleased to hear that we have done just that.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Atholl in the near future.

With Kindest Regards
The Atholl Management Team
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2013

I booked this hotel off booking.com for my colleague and as he was working in the Dice are for one night. he has nothing but amazing things to say about this hotel and I will be booking the guys in here from now on. thanks very much for making his stay as nice as possible.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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AthollHotelAberdeen, Director of Sales at Atholl Hotel, responded to this review, 12 March 2014
Thank you very much for taking the time to write your positive review Louise.

We are delighted that your colleague enjoyed his stay with us. Here at the Atholl we strive to make our guests feel at home and are pleased to hear that we have done just that.

We look forward to welcoming your colleagues back to the Atholl in the near future.

With Kindest Regards
The Atholl Management Team
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Inverness, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2013

We stayed at the Atholl Hotel last weekend - a wee break from our 3 year old spaniel - and the hotel was more than expected. I have NEVER stayed in such a clean and tastefully decorated hotel ever! We had a meal in the restaurant both nights and the food was fantastic. The restaurant was full of local accents which just showed how good this restaurant is that locals visit it!! Would not hesitate to recommend the hotel to anyone .... may return sometime.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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AthollHotelAberdeen, Director of Sales at Atholl Hotel, responded to this review, 2 December 2013
Thank you for your recent review of the Atholl Hotel. We are delighted to hear that you had a great stay with us. All of your fantastic comments will be passed on to our team. We look forward to welcoming you back for a return visit in the near future.

Kind Regards
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Kirkmichael, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2013

When visiting family in the Granite City, we always stay at the Atholl. Just back from another splendid weekend there. Beautiful old silver house, tastefully extended. Great staff, hearty breakfast. Only problem is that we can never get a table for dinner - small dining room, very popular.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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AthollHotelAberdeen, Director of Sales at Atholl Hotel, responded to this review, 20 November 2013
Thank you for your recent review of the Atholl. It is great to hear such positive comments regarding your stay. All of your comments will be passed on to our team members. Our restaurant is very popular with locals and unfortunately does fill up very quickly. Please contact us when you make your hotel reservation and we will hopefully be able to reserve you a table in advance. I hope this did not affect your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

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Property: Atholl Hotel
Address: 54 King's Gate, Aberdeen AB15 4YN, Scotland
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Aberdeen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Aberdeen
#4 Romantic Hotel in Aberdeen
#8 Luxury Hotel in Aberdeen
#13 Family Hotel in Aberdeen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Atholl Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A warm welcome awaits at The Atholl Hotel in Aberdeen. For guests and culinary devotees, private functions and business parties, there is a long standing tradition of providing the very best. Our surroundings are unique and new decor sumptuous, our atmosphere is tranquil, warm and friendly. Why not experience it for yourself? ... more   less 
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