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The Marcliffe Hotel and Spa
Ranked #11 of 64 Hotels in Aberdeen
Certificate of Excellence
Scotland
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29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“No place quite like it....”
Reviewed 10 January 2014

Its a real shame The Marcliffe will be no more at the end of this year - we have stated so often over the last 10 years and every visit has been top notch - the staff are without exception pleasant and helpful - we will really miss our Marcliffe breakfasts !

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Scotland
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Reviewed 8 January 2014

Came here for afternoon tea with young family. Overall, lovely surroundings, good service and great food. A very relaxing and enjoying afternoon. Definitely worth the lengthy wait to book a slot for afternoon tea on a Saturday.

  • Stayed January 2014
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2014

Stayed here for 3 nights and had a lovely time. Our room was to a high standard and had everything we needed. On the whole the staff are very attentive, but we did have one blip at dinner. Table was booked for 8 for 8.30 and we were eventually seated at our table at 9.20 and no apology given. Breakfasts are superb. It is a real pity that the hotel will be closing later this year.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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1 Thank Scotchick2
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2013 via mobile

The Ambiance as excellent. Staff - very well drilled and helpful. The food was the best I've had in a long time. There must have been 300 - 400 attending and not a hitch. I can imagine it was not cheap. It really was a quality night. Well done! I'd love to go back. I do hear that it's closing next year...

Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2013

I have been visiting Aberdeen for long enough to be able to remember when "The Marcliffe" was one of those better quality, cloned hotels along the Queens Road. But I gather some 20 years ago it moved to its present location a couple of miles along the North Deeside Road, and decided to distinguish itself from the others. This was my first stay at this establishment in any of its incarnations. Very well equipped and comfortable rooms, traditionally furnished Good food and service - the owner even being on hand to help with coats. The public areas are somewhat cluttered.

Room Tip: Stay soon - it is closing in 2014.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Aberdeen
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Reviewed 9 December 2013 via mobile

Arrived marcliffe looks lovely : concierge at the door to let you in as you would expect of 5 star arrived 2:30 for 3pm was seated in drawing room to wait got serve soft drink while waiting : by 3:15 still not seated for lunch i did not expect be handed the menu to pick my meal there and then in drawing room ok so we chose our starter and main ( 3 courses £34;50 on a sunday ) waited a bit more prob til 3:30 before we got seated in dining room service bit slow starter (fishcake) arrived delicious and was husband's (soup) nice home made bread offered 1 slice only tho hubby was offered another as he had soup . Another good wait for main course by this time son was getting restless : my main was huge disappointment beef was gristly yorkshire pud dry n crispy roast potatoes hard and bit green!!
Left most of my plate ( hubby was fine he had turkey same complaint with potatoes & veg )
The waitress did not ask if i had enjoyed my main course and judging id left most of it you would expect to be asked this
So after another wait dessert arrived mine again was a disaster was hugely disappointed had been looking forward to my 5 star treat
My dessert was choc brownie cherries & salted caramel ice cream well it wAs soo runny it fell apart it was too soggy and i did not eat any of it the dessert basically fell apart was not oozy or sticky as a normal brownie should be was not asked again if i enjoyed my dessert and for the price we were paying expected much more ive been to much better 4 star hotels and dined better
We then tried get someone attention for the bill another wAit
Finally we had to go to reception anyway to use card machine the guy at desk said was ur meal alright i said it was OK he if it wasnt that a guy ( possibly manager was standing on phone at the desk he then asked what my issues were i told him and he changed our bill to 1 adult 1 child £58 ish id expect this though and generally it wasn't the experiance i had hoped for

Stayed December 2013
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2013

My wife and I enjoyed a great afternoon tea on a Monday. In the library area its very classy and at the same time, relaxed. Great attention by staff, fabulous home made warm scones, sandwiches and cakes.

defiantly worth a visit if you have not yet tried it. However, afternoon tea on a Satuday is fully booked until 2014!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Marcliffe Hotel and Spa

Property: The Marcliffe Hotel and Spa
Address: North Deeside Road | Pitfodels, Aberdeen AB15 9YA, Scotland (Formerly The Marcliffe at Pitfodels)
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Aberdeen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Aberdeen
#6 Romantic Hotel in Aberdeen
#8 Luxury Hotel in Aberdeen
#9 Business Hotel in Aberdeen
#11 Family Hotel in Aberdeen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — The Marcliffe Hotel and Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Opened by Mikhail Gorbachev in 1993, this is one of the cities more exclusive hotels.I am delighted to inform our valued clients that we have now upgraded all our TV's to slimline models with plenty satellite channels.Thank you all for your patience.J Stewart Spence, Owner ... more   less 
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