Better on the inside than it is on the out.
15/04/2017 Neil B, Norwich, United Kingdom
Situated about 2 miles out from the city centre of Aberdeen this building has the look and feel of being built in the 70's. However, don't let looks decive you as inside is comfortable, clean and warm... more
Situated about 2 miles out from the city centre of Aberdeen this building has the look and feel of being built in the 70's. However, don't let looks decive you as inside is comfortable, clean and warm and is very popular.
I stayed here for a couple of nights at the start of April 2017 as I was up visiting Brewdog etc. On entering I was warmly greeted by a member of staff and given my room number (206). This was a small compact room but it had everything required and was very clean and tidy. Plus free wi-fi was included and that was quite fast.
The real nice touch was the hamper left for guests which contained 2 bottles of water (still & sparkling), crisps, biscuits with tea, coffee and hot chocolate. All of which was replenished on a daily basis.
The hotel is situated on a main road but you'd never know because it was so well insulated and I slept very well both nights of my stay.
There is also a major bus route the #23 which runs directly into the city centre (Union Street) and runs every 10 minutes and costs £2.30 one way. Or if you want to catch a taxi this will set you back around £7.80. Although this was to the train station, so might cost less to some where else.
If you're going to see a concert at the AECC then the bus can be caught from Raeden Avenue which is about 12 minutes to walk. This will be the X40 and will set you back £2.60 one way.
I didn't eat at the hotel so I cannot comment on the food, but the restaurant looked very busy in the morning so it must be good.
I managed to get the room only for £68 for 2 nights and this for me was a bargain, I'd of happily paid more. It's definitely worth booking this hotel if you find that all the usual hotels are booked up. less