Aberdeen Hotels and Accommodation

(Aberdeen, Scotland, UK)

Esplanade and beach pictureWherever you stay in Aberdeen, a warm Scottish welcome awaits. A wide choice of accommodation is here, from business-oriented hotels for the oil community in the city centre and converted Victorian mansions on the edge of town, to cosy hotels, guest houses, bed and breakfasts (B&Bs) and youth hostels. For a taste of the occasionally wild side of Scottish life, local pubs offer lodging as well as a vast selection of the 'water of life' - the country's world-famous whiskies.

Aberdeen city centre holds a plethora of hotels, with more lining the main road towards Bieldside and a group of business hotels based around the northern industrial district and the airport. Some popular B&Bs are to be found close to the railway station, on Springbank Terrace and along Bon Accord Street, although by Scottish standards they can be a little pricey.

Further view of the beachfront

Where to Stay

Major chains are represented in all areas and the buildings themselves range from ultra-modern to traditional charm. Also available here are aparthotel suites and self-catering accommodation options on a long- or short-stay basis.

For those who prefer a greener ambience, accommodation in the countryside and around the coastline outside the city includes luxurious spas set in Victorian mansions, as well as traditional pubs and comfortable guest houses.

View of the EsplanadeMost hotels in Aberdeen are rated three- to four-star, but many have facilities common to higher-rated accommodation in other cities. A good example is the Soprano St. Magnus Court Hotel near to the railway station, with its Baronial granite turreted frontage giving way to a stylish modern interior.

The Bauhaus in the city centre, close to Union Street, is an urban boutique hotel offering spacious modern rooms and all facilities, including 32 inch flat-screen TVs. Near to the beach and more traditional in style is the Hilton Treetops, with its sauna, indoor pool and comfortable large rooms, while the Malmaison Aberdeen on Queen's Road is set in an attractive older building, where it boasts a spa and an excellent restaurant.

Beachfront photoFor a typically traditional Scottish hotel experience, homely, helpful and with comfortable accommodation, the smallish Atholl Hotel on the King's Gate is a good choice, especially for women travelling solo. Short on cutting-edge design and nouvelle cuisine, the Atholl is strong on service, friendliness and tasty, filling food.

Based on the Rosemount Viaduct, the Skene House Rosemount Hotel's apartments are another option, fully modernised and right in Aberdeen city centre, coming with great service and amenities. Pubs which offer bed and breakfast lodging include the Old Mill Inn on Deeside, the Globe Inn in the city centre and the Waterwheel Inn at Bieldside, just outside the city.