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“One of the best thistle's we've stayed in!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Aberdeen Altens Hotel

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The Aberdeen Altens Hotel
Ranked #3 of 63 Hotels in Aberdeen
Certificate of Excellence
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“One of the best thistle's we've stayed in!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2013 via mobile

We stayed in the hotel with a group travelling to Banff, this offered a great stop off for us.

On arrival the receptionist kindly upgraded my husband and I from a twin to a king double. The room was as expected for Thistle (spotlessly clean and a huge bed!).

We had drinks the bar but didn't eat in the restaurant for dinner, we had breakfast in the morning which was very fresh with ample choice.

We hope to return in the near future!

Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank sparksteph
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KrisManship, Manager at The Aberdeen Altens Hotel, responded to this review, 6 January 2014
Dear sparksteph,

Thank you for choosing to stay at Thistle Hotel Aberdeen Altens and for the fantastic 5 star review! It's much appreciated.

I am very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. I will be sure to share your kind comments with the team.

Look forward to welcoming you back in the near future

Regards

Kris Manship
Hotel Manager
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2013 via mobile

I have stayed on business on two occasions for a total of two weeks. Out of 5
I have had everything on the menu:
Breakfast Buffet is 3.5-4.0
Dinner is 3.5
Room is 3.0
Noisy heater but comfortable bed and great showers...its a hotel room.
Pluses: decent gym/ pool for guests.
Nice pub with nice staff.
The second time i saw i got booked here i was happy. Its got a nice comfort and charm thats hard to beat.
But, i don't really remember the cost per night, nor have i stayed anywhere else in Aberdeen.

Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Samsucci
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KrisManship, Manager at The Aberdeen Altens Hotel, responded to this review, 6 January 2014
Dear Samsucci,

Thank you for your balanced review following your recent stays with us. I am pleased to hear you found the staff friendly and enjoyed our facilities.

I will get that noisy heater looked at so thank you for bringing it to my attention.

Hope we get to see you the next time you are in Aberdeen

Regards

Kris Manship
Hotel Manager
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Stranraer, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2013

This hotel is great, the rooms are fantastic, the bar is good and the food is good. What more can you want in a hotel? I must also say that the swimming pool, sauna and jacuzzi are also fantastic little things to have. All the staff seemed very friendly. I would happily go back!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Daniel M
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KrisManship, Manager at The Aberdeen Altens Hotel, responded to this review, 6 January 2014
Dear Daniel M,

Thank you for choosing to stay at Thistle Hotel Aberdeen Altens and for the fantastic 5 star review! It's great to hear you enjoyed your stay and will be coming back, we look forward to it!

Regards

Kris Manship
Hotel Manager
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Stirlingshire
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35 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2013

My husband and I have booked this hotel many a time and love it. We were upgraded on check-in to a deluxe king room but the room itself wasn't as nice as the double rooms. Fab with the king bed but the wardrobe was tiny and a huge gap beside it whereas the double rooms have the wardrobes the full length right to the door. They have stopped the small things we liked such as the dressing gowns and slippers and some of the luxury toiletries too. The shower was good but not the hottest. Enjoyed the pool, sauna and jacuzzi. Bus into town every 10-15 minutes just across the road and drops you right off at Union Street (bus number 3) and every half hour on a Sunday. Will still come back as we really like this hotel.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank lurv2travel
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KrisManship, Manager at The Aberdeen Altens Hotel, responded to this review, 8 December 2013
Dear lurv2travel,

Thank you for choosing to stay with us again and for taking the time to write review. It's great to hear you love the hotel!

Your booking was made for a Standard Double room and you were upgraded to a Deluxe King room, which doesn't offer the extras you mentioned. Our Executive Rooms offer luxury toiletries, dressing gowns ,complimentary water etc. and it has always been this way. The various extras offered with each room type are detailed on our website and we also offer 360 degree virtual tours of each room type so you can ensure you book the room that best suits your needs.

I can personally assure you we haven’t made any cut backs at all, quite the opposite in fact! We're about to spend another £330,000 refurbishing another chunk of bedrooms. This will take the amount we have invested recently to just over £5.5 million, so as you can see there are definitely no cut backs.

I'm pleased to hear you will be returning in the future, please contact me directly so I can personally ensure we allocate you your favourite room. My email is kris.manship@thistle.co.uk

Look forward to seeing you soon!

Regards

Kris Manship
Hotel Manager
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2013 via mobile

We'll guys I'm back again and love our stay. Stayed in the hotel for the dirty dancing tribute night and again absolutly fantastic night from start to finish. Meal was perfect and staff were very organised and quick. Couldn't fault a thing. Had a ball. From the minute we arrived at check In all the girls were helpful and with been to so many of the tribute night I'm beginning to know the staff which good, it makes such difference. Rooms were absolutly spotless n clean and so much room. When booking the tribute nights and overnight stay the event team (pat) can't help you enough. I'm looking forward to another fantastic tribute night....roll on next year. Also we had our little boy staying to and the staff can't do enough to help eg. Travel cots.
Piper Kelly Allan & Alfie xx

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Kelz26
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KrisManship, Manager at The Aberdeen Altens Hotel, responded to this review, 8 December 2013
Dear Kelz26,

Thank you for choosing to return to Thistle Hotel Aberdeen Altens and for the excellent review! We really appreciate it. I'm delighted to hear you had a fantastic night at the Dirty Dancing Tribute Night, I will share your kind comments with the team, in particular Pat who does an outstanding job organising these events.

Next year's tribute nights are now up on our Facebook page so hope to see you at one in the near future

Thanks again for providing such a great review!

Regards

Kris Manship
Hotel Manager
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48 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013 via mobile

...got a really cheap deal direct from their own website which was cheaper than the likes of booking.com and late rooms.com, our whole party were upgraded too which was a bonus. Check-In was quick and efficient with friendly staff. The room was very clean and the bed was comfortable once the heating that we had switched on earlier in the evening was switched off. Breakfast was self service but plentiful, the only slight negative was having to ask the staff for a pot of coffee, rather than the other way round. After breakfast we visited the swimming / jacuzzi pools, sauna and steam room which were adequate for our needs. Altogether a pleasant stay and if we visit Aberdeen any time soon we will certainly think about staying at the Thistle Altens again.

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank GIW1970
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KrisManship, Manager at The Aberdeen Altens Hotel, responded to this review, 7 December 2013
Dear GIW1970,

Thank you for choosing to stay at Thistle Hotel Aberdeen Altens and for finding the time to write a review. I'm delighted to read you and your party had a great weekend with us and the complimentary upgrades were well received!

I appreciate you highlighting that our own website always offers the cheapest rates guaranteed! If we can offer complimentary upgrades we always give priority to those who have booked direct.

I hope we get the opportunity to welcome you back in the future

Regards

Kris Manship
Hotel Manager
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Dundee, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2013

I stayed overnight in this hotel with my husband and 2 children.The spacious room with 2 big double beds as well as the gym and swimming pool facilities made our stay really enjoyable.There is also a restaurant in the hotel which is very convenient for meals.The next day we spent time exploring the city of Aberdeen and this hotel is in a convenient location for doing this.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Traveller732013
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KrisManship, Manager at The Aberdeen Altens Hotel, responded to this review, 7 December 2013
Dear Traveller732013,

Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback and for the 5 star endorsement! It's great to read you and your family enjoyed the facilities at the hotel.

I hope we get to welcome you all back the next time you are visiting Aberdeen.

Regards

Kris Manship
Hotel Manager
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Additional Information about The Aberdeen Altens Hotel

Property: The Aberdeen Altens Hotel
Address: Souter Head Road, Aberdeen AB12 3LF, Scotland (Formerly Thistle Aberdeen Altens)
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Aberdeen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Aberdeen
#2 Best Value Hotel in Aberdeen
#3 Luxury Hotel in Aberdeen
#8 Family Hotel in Aberdeen
#11 Business Hotel in Aberdeen
#18 Romantic Hotel in Aberdeen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — The Aberdeen Altens Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 251
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