A very nice, friendly hotel
25/04/2016 Carocgb, London UK
I stayed here several times over a period of two weeks, because of a family event. From the outside, the hotel is a tribute to the worst of 1970s architecture, but inside it is a great little hotel. I... more
I stayed here several times over a period of two weeks, because of a family event. From the outside, the hotel is a tribute to the worst of 1970s architecture, but inside it is a great little hotel. I stayed in a single and a suite. Each room was clean and well-appointed. I was expecting a decent 3-star stay, yet each room had a wicker basket of cookies, crisps, bottled water and coffee/tea/hot chocolate sachets and all was free!! The single room needed a few housekeeping touches (curtain needed to be hooked up, etc), but these were really minot points (I am trying to be fair).
The bathrooms in both rooms here spotless and, while there is a nice Dove soap dispenser in the shower, they also set out little bottles of toiletries. I did not feel that they were pinching pennies.
The buffet breakfasts were very nice: cold and hot food, and they changed enough every day, so i was never bored. Rather than the usual hotel warming-dish of tepid scambled eggs, they cooked each egg order fresh, and that made all the difference.
The staff were, to a man and woman, cheerful, helpful, and really nice.
I should add that I had a peek at their function room while it was being set up for a party and it is a great space. They were decorating it beautifully. I'd be happy to have a recption or celebration there! My room was just down the hall and I did not hear a peep.
You can park by the tiny shopping area behind the hotel for free. This is not a great shopping area, and some might feel it a bit rough, but i liked being able to get a pizza (choose the independnt pizza place!) and pharmacy.
This hotel is very close to the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. You can walk there is you can walk a mile. It is on two major roads and so is not in quaint Old Aberdeen, but as a comfortable place with fast access out to the countryside, you can't beat it. I intend to stay there again.What is lacks in outer beauty, it makes up with a warm heart. less
bwsummerhillAberdeen, Manager at BEST WESTERN Summerhill Hotel And Suites, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to communicate your highly positive views on the hotel via the Trip Advisor site.
I will certainly pass on your comments to the team which I am sure they will be pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, our guests feedback is always appreciated as only through our guests comments do we know we are achieving our set standards.