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BEST WESTERN Summerhill Hotel & Suites

Summerhill Court, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB15 6TW

Ratings & Awards

3 stars Hotel inspected by the Tourist Board (Visit Scotland) for level of service and facilities. (Reflected in the number of stars awarded)
Green Tourism Awaiting Grading

Hotel Amenities

  • Free Internet
  • Free parking offsite
  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • WIFI
  • Lift
  • Hotel And Bedrooms All Completely Non Smoking

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near the BEST WESTERN Summerhill Hotel & Suites, Aberdeen

Simpson's Hotel Restaurant

Simpsons's Hotel Restaurant combines Scottish produce with contemporary flavours. Try dishes such as traditional Cullen skink (smoked haddock and potato soup), monkfish wrapped in parma ham and supreme of chicken with Stornoway black pudding. This West End restaurant is smart but relaxed and is decorated with possibly the only palm trees in Aberdeen.

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Dizzy's is a family-run bar and restaurant in Aberdeen's West End and is popular with the after-work crowd and locals. Decorated in warm colours, the bar is split into smaller areas, creating a more intimate atmosphere.

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Gordon Highlanders Museum

The Gordon Highlanders Museum in the West End offers an informative and evocative journey through the dramatic 200-year history of the regiment. Exhibitions include personal testimonies, interactive maps, original film footage, uniforms, medals and weapons.

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Books and Beans

A relaxed and friendly place to buy books, browse the internet and have a coffee, Books and Beans in central Aberdeen feels more like a friend's front room. And with 15,000 books, there's plenty of good reads to choose from.

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Astoria Restaurant

At the Astoria Restaurant in the Aberdeen Northern Hotel in Kittybrewster, you'll find classic dishes. The Art Deco-themed interior makes it popular with locals, particularly for special occasions. The menu includes favourites such as game pie and haddock stuffed with prawns and cheese, as well as the 8oz prime Aberdeen Angus fillet steak.

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Bhan Thai

City centre restaurant Bhan Thai in Rose Street has a menu brimming with quality Thai dishes at affordable prices. Oriental artwork adds to the authenticity of the ambience and the menu. Favourites include the coconut chicken, pad thai and hot red curries, washed down with a cold Tiger beer.

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Exclusive boutique Kafka in the city centre stocks male and female clothing and accessories. The main store on Alford Place offers designer labels such as Paul Smith, Burberry and Joseph, and a second store (on Rosemount Viaduct) specialises in menswear.

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The Ashvale

The Ashvale in the West End serves fish and chips. Haddock, cod, plaice, lemon sole, skate and turbot all feature on the menu, along with The Ashvale Whale, a one-pound cod fillet for anyone with a big appetite. A family favourite, this is an unfussy and good-value diner that has won numerous national "best chippy" awards.

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Babylon is a Gothic-style club located above The College Bar in the West End. It's popular with an older crowd for drinks at the weekend, with glamorous hostesses providing table service, and live percussion accompanying club classics on the dancefloor.

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The College

The big screen at The College in the West End makes it a popular venue to watch the match of the day. After the sport has finished, it attracts a mature but lively crowd who enjoy sipping cocktails in the minimalist surroundings.

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Hamish Munro

Hamish Munro is a city-centre store established more than 25 years ago. The boutique specialises in ladies' footwear, but also offers a comprehensive range of designer women's clothing, jewellery, accessories and leather handbags.

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Little Italy

Little Italy in the city centre is the place to find good old-fashioned Italian cooking, "just like Mama used to make". Try classics such as carbonara and lasagne with wines to match. The atmosphere is lively, the staff friendly and the decor is rustic with wooden tables and bright tablecloths.

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Nova in the West End sells a selection of unusual and interesting gifts for every occasion, such as Highland stoneware and contemporary Bridgewater ceramics. There's also a good selection of cookware and a fun kids' corner with traditional toys and games.

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Sound Festival

First held in 2005 and reaching venues beyond Aberdeen, Sound Festival brings the best of contemporary music to the North East of Scotland. Filling some 27 venues, there's new music everywhere you listen during the festival's three weeks.

Available : Oct - Nov 2013 (annual)

50+ Festival

Originally the city's Older People's Festival, Aberdeen's city-wide 50+ Festival offers a huge variety of activities. There are three weeks of concerts, tea dances, films, exhibitions, tai chi, dancing and workshops from weaving and watercolour to digital photography.

Available : Sep 2013 (annual)

Speyside Way

One of four official long-distance walks in Scotland (the others are the West Highland Way, the Great Glen Way and the Southern Upland Way), the Speyside Way was originally opened in 1981. Over two decades it has grown in stages to now generally follow the Spey Valley, from the Moray coast in the north to the edge of the Grampians.

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Techfest, Aberdeen's unique festival of technology and science, ranges across the city, including the Aberdeen Beach Ballroom and Leisure Centre. Visitors can find out about nature, food, science-fiction, how local industries and services work and, of course, fireworks!

Available : Sep 2013 (annual)

Aberdeen International Football Festival

Since 1981, young football teams from over 40 countries have arrived in Scotland for the International Football Festival. One of Aberdeen's most popular summer events, it takes place on Balgownie Playing Fields, with the finals held at Aberdeen Sports Village.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

Aberdeen International Youth Festival

Aberdeen's International Youth Festival brings young people from all over the world for a fortnight's explosion of creative activity. Incorporating two summer schools for musicians and dancers, it remains one of the Granite City's most important annual cultural events.

Available : 31 Jul - 10 Aug 2013 (various dates)

Finnies the Jeweller

Finnies the Jeweller is a family-run store in Aberdeen's city centre with a reputation for providing a first-class service. As well as being Scotland's largest stockist of diamond jewellery, the shop has an impressive collection of grandfather clocks, designer watches and unusual gifts.

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The Stage Door Restaurant

Look out for visiting thespians at The Stage Door Restaurant, close to Aberdeen's main city-centre theatres. Over the past decade this restaurant has made a name for itself, so it is always busy; the pre-theatre set menu is particularly popular and value for money. Steaks are the speciality, but there's also a decent selection of Scottish dishes with a continental twist.

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Located in a former church, city centre club Soul places an emphasis on image, its opulent décor and dimmed lighting creating a laid-back atmosphere. Unsurprisingly, it attracts a fashionable crowd for cocktails, food and drinks. There's also a members' casino for those feeling lucky.

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Scottish Opera in Aberdeen

Scottish Opera's summer visit to Aberdeen's His Majesty's Theatre brings Anthony Besch's production of Puccini's "shabby little shocker" Tosca. Susannah Glanville stars in the title role, with José Ferrero as Cavaradossi, Robert Poulton as Scarpia and music director Francesco Croti in the pit.

Available : Jun 2013 (annual)

Scottish Opera in Aberdeen

Scottish Opera's first visit to Aberdeen's His Majesty's Theatre this season revives Sir Thomas Allen first production for the company, Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia. It's s Rossini's best-known opera, written in just three weeks and packed full of dramatic and musical wit.

Available : Nov 2013 (annual)

Jack and the Beanstalk

As traditional as Christmas pudding, British pantomimes get families out and about over the festive season. Popular Scottish actress Elaine C Smith is once again joined by local favourites Alan McHugh and Jordan Young, this year in Jack and the Beanstalk.

Available : Dec 2013 - Jan 2014 (annual)

His Majesty's Theatre

His Majesty's Theatre in the city centre has retained its beautiful Victorian-era décor, although refurbishment has given it a contemporary edge. The theatre presents a full programme of touring theatre, musicals, comedy and dance productions.

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BBC Scottish Symphony in Aberdeen

The BBC Scottish Symphony's annual Friday night visits to the Aberdeen Music Hall bring both chief conductor Donald Runnicles and guest conductors. There's nothing quite like an orchestra playing at full pelt, or achieving the quietest pianissimo immediately after.

Available : Sep 2012 - Apr 2013; Thu and Fri only (annual)

RSNO Christmas Concert

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra presents its annual Christmas Concert at Aberdeen Music Hall. Christopher Bell both conducts and presents a tuneful seasonal potpourri which includes live accompaniment to Raymond Briggs' animated classic The Snowman, and sing-along carols.

Available : Dec 2013 (various dates)

Aberdeen Music Hall

Designed by Aberdeen architect Archibald Simpson, Aberdeen Music Hall has been a premier venue in the city centre since 1822 and a celebrated landmark in Union Street. Today it hosts concerts of all genres, from pop, rock and jazz to classical.

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Tonik Bar

Formerly the Blu Bar, Aberdeen's Tonik Bar caters for the cocktail crowd at the Galleria Centre. In addition to well-shaken alcoholic beverages the bar rocks to local DJs, making Tonik a popular first stop on a granite city evening out.

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Aberdeen Art Gallery

Neoclassical Aberdeen Art Gallery was designed by local architect Alexander Marshall MacKenzie and opened in 1885. Today its impressive art collection ranges from the Impressionists and Scottish Colourists to contemporary crafts and local silverware. It also hosts a programme of special exhibitions.

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International Street Market

Aberdeen's Union Terrace hosts regular International Street Markets, attracting 120,000 visitors to the city centre. Around 70 stalls offer food, crafts and gardening supplies alongside fresh fruit and vegetables, herbs, spices and plants.

Available : Mar 2013 (various dates)

Academy Shopping Centre

The Academy Shopping Centre, located inside a former school in the city centre, is home to hip high-street stores, bars, cafés and hairdressers. Find brand names such as Maharishi, Lyle & Scott, Diesel and Ted Baker, alongside the I-Candy Hair and Beauty salon.

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Aberdeen Country Fair

Head down to Aberdeen's Belmont St and the Academy Shopping Centre for this monthly street market, where around 20,000 punters come to feast their eyes on local produce, delicacies and goodies.

Available : Feb 2013 (various dates)

Soul Casino

Housed in an old church with a spectacular stained-glass window near Aberdeen's train station, Soul Casino's American Roulette, blackjack and casino stud poker entertain Aberdeen's beautiful people. An on-site restaurant and bar sustain players as they bid for glory.

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Belmont Picture House

Belmont Picture House in the city centre has an arthouse feel. There's a varied programme of newly released films and discounted rates on Wednesday afternoons for pensioners. There's also a café-bar downstairs with a full licence.

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Christos Greek Taverna

The experience is as authentic as it comes at Christos Greek Taverna in the city centre. There's quality, affordable food, a warm atmosphere and optional after-dinner entertainment such as dancing and plate-smashing. Popular menu choices include mousaka and souvlaki (skewered meat), but there are also vegetarian options.

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Siberia in the city centre attracts a trendy 20-something crowd but manages to retain a sleek laid-back atmosphere. Get comfortable on the leather sofas, when it's too cold for the outdoor veranda, and try the flavoured vodka shots.

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Foyer Restaurant and Gallery

The popular city-centre Foyer Restaurant offers dairy-free and gluten-free options such as honey-and-mustard grain chicken with smoked gammon and mash. The menu changes every few weeks, keeping it fresh and matching the modern interior design. Housed in a former church, the restaurant is also used as a gallery space for local artists.

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One-Up is an independent music store in the city centre, its walls lined with music from an impressive range of genres and styles. There's also a good selection of DVDs and vinyl. Look out for special offers on CDs and occasional in-store performances.

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BEST WESTERN Summerhill Hotel & Suites
Summerhill Court
AB15 6TW
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