$66 Avg/night
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Thistle Aberdeen Altens

4 stars
View map of Souterhead Road, Altens, Aberdeen, AB12 3LF

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.4
out of 5
8 reviews
Very good service

I enjoyed my stay, as a previous guest reported there was some dust on window ledge, but overall... See full review

  • gibby
  • Aug 10, 2014
Great!

Relaxing, clean & warm welcoming staffs.. Thank you See full review

  • Remle
  • Jul 24, 2014
Thistle Aberdeen Altens is the largest of the hotel's three Thistle hotels in Aberdeen. Traditionally known as the Granite City, thanks to its distinctive architecture, Aberdeen earned the title Energy Capital of Europe after the discovery of North Sea oil in the 1970s. Thistle Aberdeen Altens is conveniently located just south of the center of Aberdeen, close to the station and a short drive from the airport. With 216 bedrooms, including a Suite, 12 meeting rooms, the largest seating up to 350 people theater-style, and free on-site parking for 300 cars, the hotel is one of Aberdeen's premier hotels for business meetings and events, and a popular local wedding venue. The Thistle Aberdeen Altens is a non-smoking hotel

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Thistle Aberdeen Altens Rooms

Standard Double
Standard Double room offers 1 double bed with BT Openzone Wi-Fi, Coffee and Tea Making Facilities, Color TV, Complimentary Toiletries, Hairdryer, Iron & Ironing Board, Trouser Press, Work Desk.
Executive Double
Executive Double room offers 2 double beds with BT Openzone Wi-Fi, Coffee and Tea Making Facilities, Complimentary Toiletries, Direct Dial Telephone, Flat Screen LCD TV, Hairdryer, Iron & Ironing Board, Trouser Press, Work Desk.
Standard Twin
Standard Twin room offers 2 twin beds with BT Openzone Wi-Fi, Coffee and Tea Making Facilities, Color TV, Complimentary Toiletries, Hairdryer, Iron & Ironing Board, Trouser Press, Work Desk.
Executive King
Executive King room offers 1 king bed with BT Openzone Wi-Fi, Coffee and Tea Making Facilities, Direct Dial Telephone, Flat Screen LCD TV, Hairdryer, Iron & Ironing Board, Trouser Press, Work Desk.
Deluxe Double
Deluxe Double room offers 1 double bed with BT Openzone Wi-Fi, Coffee and Tea Making Facilities, Complimentary Toiletries, Flat Screen LCD TV, Hairdryer, Iron & Ironing Board, Trouser Press, Work Desk.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Activities
Indoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Barber/Beauty shop
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Accessible parking
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
Ramp access to buildings

Nearby points of interest

  • Duthie Park: 1.5 mi
  • Bridge of Dee: 1.6 mi
  • Aberdeen Antique Centre: 2.2 mi
  • The Robert Gordon University: 2.3 mi
  • Aberdeen Station: 2.5 mi
  • Gray's School of Art: 2.7 mi
  • Codonas Amusement Park: 2.8 mi
  • Aberdeen Maritime Museum: 2.8 mi
  • Aberdeen Art Gallery: 2.8 mi
  • Aberdeen Music Hall: 3 mi
  • Gordon Highlanders Museum: 3.3 mi
  • Pittodrie Stadium: 3.5 mi
  • Old Aberdeen Bookshop: 3.5 mi
  • The Green Aberdeen: 4.1 mi
  • University of Aberdeen: 4.2 mi
  • Duthie Park: 1.5 mi
  • Bridge of Dee: 1.6 mi
  • Aberdeen Antique Centre: 2.2 mi
  • The Robert Gordon University: 2.3 mi
  • Aberdeen Station: 2.5 mi
  • Gray's School of Art: 2.7 mi
  • Codonas Amusement Park: 2.8 mi
  • Aberdeen Maritime Museum: 2.8 mi
  • Aberdeen Art Gallery: 2.8 mi
  • Aberdeen Music Hall: 3 mi
  • Gordon Highlanders Museum: 3.3 mi
  • Pittodrie Stadium: 3.5 mi
  • Old Aberdeen Bookshop: 3.5 mi
  • The Green Aberdeen: 4.1 mi
  • University of Aberdeen: 4.2 mi
  • Hazlehead Park: 4.2 mi
  • Royal Aberdeen Golf Club: 4.8 mi
  • Bridge of Don: 4.9 mi
  • AECC: 5.3 mi
  • Balmedie Beach: 9.8 mi
  • Dunnottar Castle: 11.9 mi
  • Pitmedden Garden: 16.4 mi
  • River Dee: 29 mi
  • Macduff Marine Aquarium: 41.6 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
The largest function room, the Rubislaw Suite, seats up to 350 people theater-style, making it suitable for press conferences, product launches and larger events: it's also one of Aberdeen's most popular wedding venues. The hotel also have nine further rooms suitable for board and team meetings, training sessions, presentations, interviews and private dining.

Dining

Cairngorm Bar
Our Cairngorm Lounge Bar offers the perfect location for an aperitif, or a drink, snack or light meal throughout the day. Set in comfortable, contemporary surroundings the lounge bar is the location to relax with a glass of wine from the wine cellar of classic and New World wines or an indulgent hot chocolate. Serving Modern British and European Cuisine The Cairngorm Bar is open daily from 10.00 - 23.00
Restaurant
Here at Thistle Aberdeen Altens our Restaurant has everything the hungry traveller could want. A warm and friendly welcome, comfortable surroundings and a choice of modern dishes and home-cooked favourites make a great combination. And our wine cellar of classic and New World wines offers you plenty of choice. Serving Modern British and European Cuisine The Cairngorm Bar is open daily from 18.00 - 21.30

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

Ratings and reviews for Thistle Aberdeen Altens

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
8 out of 8
Amenities:
3.5
Cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
3.5
Comfort:
3.6
Location:
3.5
Value:
3.5

62% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Thistle Aberdeen Altens

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Batking
Business
Texas
Aug 26, 2014

Take advantage of the health club

Stayed there for almost a month over two trips. Room is average but clean. Staff are very friendly and helpful. The wifi was good in the morning, but spotty in the evening. Would drop the connection and you'd have to reconnect. Best part was the health club. It is free if you stay at the hotel. Good weight and aerobic gym area (treadmills, rowers, bikes, steppers, free weights, weight machines). But then add the dry sauna, the wet sauna, the whirlpool and the pool, and its fantastic. I originally stayed there because it is within walking distance of many companies in the industrial district. the only negative is lack of good food places. I wasn't impressed with the restaurant, but its a short cab ride (or bus ride) to city centre.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Thistle Aberdeen Altens

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
gibby
Business
paisley
Aug 10, 2014

Very good service

I enjoyed my stay, as a previous guest reported there was some dust on window ledge, but overall very good.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Thistle Aberdeen Altens

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Remle
Business
London
Jul 24, 2014

Great!

Relaxing, clean & warm welcoming staffs.. Thank you

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Thistle Aberdeen Altens

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Jen16Jay
Business
Scotland
Dec 4, 2012

Staff failed to know of promotions

Room was extremely comfortable and clean however, when I questioned reception about a promotional offer on an additional free nights stay I was given the wrong information. This led to me and my partner being told we either had to pay up or leave the hotel within the next half another. A very bad end to a great weekend, disappointing customer service where we felt like we had done something wrong and felt accused of lying about what we where told by staff. Very disappointed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Thistle Aberdeen Altens

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Sparkle
Business
West of Scotland
May 23, 2012

Good value, clean with good amenities

My husband and I were looking for a bit of luxury on a budget and found a good deal with this hotel on the weekend we had planned our trip away. We were pleased to learn that there was a gym, swimming pool and spa for our use. On arrival we found the hotel to be very pleasant and clean inside despite the hotel's exterior looking a little rough. When we checked in we found that our room had been upgraded-a pleasant surprise! The room was immaculate with good facilities. The health suite with gym and swimming pool etc was a real bonus-making it a luxurious break for our romantic gettaway. The hotel was in a good location within close proximity to the city centre. We managed to fit in the visits to the health suite, site seeing within the beautiful coastline and enjoy the shopping and eating experiences within the city before our lovely weekend came to an end!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Revolution-lovely nachos with homemade toppings!

Review of Thistle Aberdeen Altens

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
DonzP
Business
Turriff
Jan 10, 2012

Fantastic Hotel!

My partner, 2 year old son and I stayed here for 1 night and it was perfect. Lovely clean spacious room with an excellent pool. Would recommend to all.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Thistle Aberdeen Altens

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Dallas, TX
Jul 21, 2007

Disappointment

The Thistle Aberdeen Altens was miles from the center of town, the food service was understaffed, check in personel need training on Customer Service, the location of the hotel is in the oil industrial & business area.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Thistle Aberdeen Altens

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Dallas, TX
Jul 21, 2007

Disappointment

The Thistle Aberdeen Altens was miles from the center of town, the food service was understaffed, check in personel need training on Customer Service, the location of the hotel is in the oil industrial & business area.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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