$71 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 29, 2014 Check-out: Dec 30, 2014

Thistle Aberdeen City Centre , The Caledonian

4 stars
10-14 Union Terrace, Aberdeen, AB10 1WE
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
9 reviews
Short weekend stay

We enjoy Thistle Hotels and this Sunday booking was to supplement two previous nights in the same... See full review

  • A J Hanley
  • Jul 29, 2014
Christmas visit to family.

Excellent staff who dealt with requests very promptly and couldn't do enough for us. Great room... See full review

  • Continual Traveller
  • Jan 3, 2014
The four star hotel, The Caledonian, is located right in the city centre , near Aberdeen Rail Station and Union Terrace Gardens. Immediately near St Nicholas Academy and Robert Gordon University, The Caledonian Hotel is an ideal venue for business meetings or special events. The Caledonian Hotel has always had a special place in Aberdeen's affections. Located right in the centre of Aberdeen, close to the railway station, and handy for the airport and heliport, it's is an ideal venue for business meetings or enjoying a city break. With its contemporary comforts, The Caledonian Hotel is the perfect base for business, or enjoying Aberdeen's wealth of parks and gardens, museums, galleries and other attractions. City centre locations often cause difficulties parking but at The Caledonian private on-site parking means its stress free for guests. However, please note that parking is on a strictly first come first served basis and is not guaranteed. The Thistle Aberdeen City Centre, The Caledonian is a non-smoking hotel

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Thistle Aberdeen City Centre , The Caledonian Rooms

Standard Single
Our Standard Single rooms have everything you need for a relaxed and comfortable stay. A luxury bed, LCD TV and soothing furnishings in cream, beige and red. Each room also comes with BT Openzone wireless broadband connection, giving you access to your emails and the internet. Quiet and spacious they are a welcome sight for any traveller.
Standard Double
Our Standard rooms have everything you need for a relaxed and comfortable stay. Quiet, spacious and decorated in a warm and welcoming colour palette, they are a welcome sight for any traveller. BT Openzone wireless broadband connection is available giving you access to your emails and the internet.
Standard Twin
Our Standard Twin rooms feature 2 single beds and have everything you need for a relaxed and comfortable stay. Quiet, spacious and decorated in warm and welcoming colour palette, they are a welcome sight to any traveller. Each rooms also comes with BT Openzone wireless broadband connection giving you access to your emails and the internet.
Deluxe Double
All the comforts and amenities of our Standard bedrooms, and then some. Our recently refurbished Deluxe Double rooms offer more space, welcoming soft furnishings in cream, beige and red, state of the art LCD TVs and a large work desk; when you've finished checking your emails via our BT Openzone wireless broadband connection, there's a safe where you can store your laptop. In the ensuite bathroom, you'll find top-grade toiletries perfect for a long luxurious soak. Many of our Deluxe Double rooms have large bay windows offering breathtaking views over Union Terrace Gardens and the Aberdeen skyline, a sight sure to set pulses racing.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
Laundry service
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi

Nearby points of interest

  • Aberdeen Station: 0.1 mi
  • Aberdeen Art Gallery: 0.3 mi
  • Aberdeen Music Hall: 0.4 mi
  • Aberdeen Antique Centre: 0.4 mi
  • Aberdeen Maritime Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Codonas Amusement Park: 0.9 mi
  • Old Aberdeen Bookshop: 1 mi
  • Pittodrie Stadium: 1.1 mi
  • Duthie Park: 1.1 mi
  • University of Aberdeen: 1.7 mi
  • Gordon Highlanders Museum: 1.8 mi
  • Bridge of Dee: 1.9 mi
  • The Robert Gordon University: 2.3 mi
  • Bridge of Don: 2.3 mi
  • Royal Aberdeen Golf Club: 2.5 mi
  • Aberdeen Station: 0.1 mi
  • Aberdeen Art Gallery: 0.3 mi
  • Aberdeen Music Hall: 0.4 mi
  • Aberdeen Antique Centre: 0.4 mi
  • Aberdeen Maritime Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Codonas Amusement Park: 0.9 mi
  • Old Aberdeen Bookshop: 1 mi
  • Pittodrie Stadium: 1.1 mi
  • Duthie Park: 1.1 mi
  • University of Aberdeen: 1.7 mi
  • Gordon Highlanders Museum: 1.8 mi
  • Bridge of Dee: 1.9 mi
  • The Robert Gordon University: 2.3 mi
  • Bridge of Don: 2.3 mi
  • Royal Aberdeen Golf Club: 2.5 mi
  • Gray's School of Art: 2.5 mi
  • AECC: 2.8 mi
  • Hazlehead Park: 2.9 mi
  • The Green Aberdeen: 6.1 mi
  • Balmedie Beach: 7.5 mi
  • Pitmedden Garden: 13.8 mi
  • Dunnottar Castle: 14.1 mi
  • River Dee: 28.5 mi
  • Macduff Marine Aquarium: 39 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Largest function room, the Terrace Suite, seats up to 75 delegates theatre-style, making it suitable for larger meetings and banqueting: with its original chandeliers and private bar, it's also one of Aberdeen's most popular wedding venues. We have three further meeting rooms suitable for board and team meetings, training sessions, presentations, interviews and private dining.

Dining

Caf Bar
Our Caf Bar offers the perfect location for an aperitif, or a drink, snack or light meal throughout the day. Set in comfortable, contemporary surroundings the bar offers an extensive cellar of classic and New World wines, beers, refreshing hot and cold drinks, and as we're in Scotland, a wide selection of the finest local whiskeys The Caf Bar is open right through the day, serving a wide range of drinks, snacks and light meals in informal surroundings. And if you're starting early, or staying up late, we offer a full room service menu round the clock.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

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

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Guest Reviews (9)

Ratings and reviews for Thistle Aberdeen City Centre , The Caledonian

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
9 out of 9
Amenities:
3.6
Room cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
3.7
Location:
4.4
Value:
4

78% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Newlyweds July 2014
Business
Ireland
Aug 7, 2014

Ok for a drunken holiday

We were underwhelmed by our experience at this hotel. On the positive side, we found the staff to be very friendly, helpful and polite, especially those working at breakfast, Ana and Pedro. There was a good selection for breakfast; vegetarians are catered for well. The hotel is in a good location with limited parking. However, rooms are quite basic. The bed was small in comparison to other 4star places we have stayed. The shower/bath is not to everyone's taste. The curtain tends to stick to your skin. The safe didn't work while we were there...a previous guest had forgotten to leave it open but staff should have checked this and put it right before we arrived. There was a small selection of teas. Placement of the TV in the room should be given further thought...perhaps attach it to the wall opposite the bed so both guests can see it. We found that it was in an awkward position. At night, light comes into the room despite the drapes being pulled across. This makes it difficult to sleep. We ordered dinner the night we arrived and were disappointed that it was cold in parts so we didn't leave a tip! It is extremely noisy with the sound of the gulls, traffic, emptying bottles etc. but that is what you get with a city centre location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
A J Hanley
Business
Dumfries, UK
Jul 29, 2014

Short weekend stay

We enjoy Thistle Hotels and this Sunday booking was to supplement two previous nights in the same hotel - Caledonian Thistle, Aberdeen.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
dbonita
Business
Altoona, PA, USA
Apr 2, 2014

Highly Recommended

The location was perfect! It was central to everything in Aberdeen. There was a street market right outside the hotel the entire weekend. The room was just the right size for myself and clean and comfortable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Matureworkingstudent
Business
London
Jan 27, 2014

Ideal location for business and studying travellers

Initially I was dubious due to the mixed reservations however on entering the hotel I found the staff to polite and accommodating to my needs. On entering the room I queried a couple of things pertaining to my room but the response ensured that the matter was resolved within minutes. I am due to return to Aberdeen in June and my first choice would be the Thistle.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

I did not use the restaurant at the hotel due to the prices not fitting my budget. However, the hotel is located in a prime spot accessing all of the main steam eateries and more.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Continual Traveller
Business
England
Jan 3, 2014

Christmas visit to family.

Excellent staff who dealt with requests very promptly and couldn't do enough for us. Great room with very comfortable bed and view of Union Terrace Gardens, which was great for viewing the fireworks display! We will return to this hotel again without hesitation.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Try Books & Beans cafe on Belmont Street for Fair trade, fresh and good food for breakfast, lunch or that little coffee & cake stop.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Debs1980
Business
Lerwick, Shetland
Jul 11, 2012

Wonderful night's sleep

This was my first time ever of staying in a 4 star hotel (I got a wonderful deal), and I had a fantastic stay at the Caledonian Thistle in Aberdeen. It was perfectly situated for getting to the places I needed to go either by walking or catching a bus, lovely decor, and friendly staff (one was particularly sweet when I was explaining how my 4 year old and I were going to Disney Magic Show...she wanted to come along too). I stayed in a standard twin room with my daughter, which was an ample size for our needs. It was a lovely surprise to see that the hotel had kindly provided colouring books, crayons, puzzle books, modelling clay kit, etc for my daughter. The beds were so comfy, we both fell asleep in no time; with our room being situated towards the back of the hotel, we slept right through the night without any disturbance from traffic or nearby pubs. Plus, as someone who suffers from back problems, I found the mattress to be perfect and woke up with no aches :) The room's amenities were great...TV, 2 phones, iron & ironing board, hairdryer, slippers, dressing gowns, chocolates, hot drink facilities, bottles of water, miniatures in the bathroom; all you need to take is clothes, toothpaste and toothbrush as everything else was provided. Must add that my daughter loved the big, deep bath; it was a struggle to get her out of it. In the end, I had to coax her out by saying we were superheroes on a mission to get rowies for her Uncle, and remind her we were going to Codona's. I wouldn't normally stay in a 4 star hotel, as with my budget I can't afford it and go for cheaper accommodation like Travelodge instead. But, as I mentioned earlier I got a great deal and I'm glad I took it. I would happily treat my daughter and I for a stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Marilize
Business
Durban, South Africa
Jul 10, 2012

Getaway for friends

This Hotel was perfectly situated and had car parking. Friendly staff and good meals in the hotel before we went out for the night

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Just up the road from the hotel

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Happyman
Business
Scotland, UK
Jan 27, 2012

Outsourced to another hotel at the airport

Arrived late in the city centre only to be told they were full and they have a room for me at one of their other hotels, at the airport! I won't be booking with this online agent or this hotel in the future.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
vladobo
Business
Burgas, Bulgaria
Sep 26, 2011

Great location

The best of the hotel is the location. In the heart of the city. You`v got everything in 10 min walk. You`v got central train and bus station within 3 min. walk and there is a shuttle bus to and from the airport every 30 min. It is not 4 -star hotel though. At least for my understanding. There are no gym place, swimming pool, not even free wi - fi, which is definitely draw back. So, it is a 3 -star very nice hotel. My room was too small (not that anyone is going to need more space) but for the money it was alright I presume. The bathroom was good. With a bathtub and shower altogether and a special warm rack for the towels. And of course, their separated hot and cold sink lines. You can`t use them together - is`n it nonsense? There was a plasma TV with a basic channels. No A/C but you never going to need it, because the summer is cool and there is a central heating for the winters, which you can adjust. There is a bar/restaurant in the lobby but I did not get there cause I preferred to eat outside.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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