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Britannia Aberdeen Hotel

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Can honestly say I stayed for about 2 weeks but the staff on reception where amazing Especially our Sandra and Ian made me laugh throughout my stay and the banter was second to none. Sandra in her Gary glitter boots always springs to mind. The rooms where ok but dated but the staff full of joy tbh..

we arrived for 5 nights in Oct, asked for a quiet room and the staff gave us one. After reading the reviews i was woried about staying, but was plesently supprised, the room was large, clean and nice and warm, would love to stay again, there is some work still being done, but does not effect the guests. we booked direct with the hotel, got a good price, and i think they look after you more if you book direct

Hotel is drab and dreary and there is a terrible stench which hits you when you walk in. Bathrooms are a disgrace. Tiles falling off. Food disgusting. A £1 a night would be too dear to pay for this dump!! AVOID AT ALL COSTS

I booked into the hotel for a week for work, when I did it stated it had a Gym and fitness area I could use for a few pounds per day. Having stayed at various Britannia Hotels across the country, I knew that this was not a luxury hotel but this took it too a new level. I had booked via laterooms, the rate was £40/night room only, if I wanted to book a room with breakfast included it was £25 a night extra but it said you could book at the hotel for £13.95...... I opted to get something at work and I'm glad I did. On arrival less than a week later, I was met with a scene from work with heras fencing around the front, windows blanked off with plastic sheet. When I checked in the room rate had dropped which was a bit of a bonus as "we are just getting over the fire we had". When I asked about the pool and gym I was then informed it had burnt down. Once I left reception I was met with a stench in the corridors of dampness and cold. I got to the room and was pleasantly impressed by the size. As I was about dead on my feet after a long drive and then working all day I wasn't in the mood to look further. I went to bar to get some food. Some chicken I thought would hit the spot..... NO, what I got was a half cremated Asda's own chicken pie with last year veggies covered in gravy. Now I am no Gordon Ramsey or Delia Smith but something I do know is beef gravy goes with beef and chicken gravy goes with chicken but you don't mix them!!! Anyhow quick shower and off to bed. note if over 5' 5" you won't get under the shower head (fact I had a tape measure in my bag being an engineer!) being 6'3" it was interesting. Returned from work the next day and noticed tiles in the bathroom falling off, mould all over the bathroom, the bedroom was clean though, and this was the only reason that I stayed, after going down to see the dinner for the 2nd night I opted for the remainder of my stay to eat out of the hotel. The corridor and lift area were far from clean, if there is any money in the insurance claim pot I strongly suggest buying a hoover and a ton of frebreeze and attacking the lifts and corridors because by the end of the week one of the lifts smelt like it had been transported to the local dump! there was same rubbish on the floor all week. Anyway I later found out that the fire happened over a year prior to my visit so why the information had not been updated when I booked is a good question, after booking out I needed to take a different route past the hotel, imagine my surprise that there were signs up say Rooms £29!!! would I stay again, what do you think? I was going to post this on my last night at the hotel however after writing it out the WiFi then died!

We stayed in the hotel just after the re-opening, the place was still mostly a building site, but the rooms were comfortable, the staff were friendly and accommodating and you cannot really argue with their prices.

It’s very true that you get what you pay for! My biggest disappointment was that hotel was so far away,and only an beefeater about 10 min walk from hotel which done a brilliant car very as nothing on hotel menu appealed to us (fishcakes!,), our room was standard,but no tv working all weekend,all staff were extremely nice and friendly especially under the work circumstances they had to work with,in saying that,it was one better Britannia hotels we stayed in,but never be back,think when they had fire,they should just bulldozed it to ground

We stayed here for a couple of nights arrived 21 st of October . The receptionist (Sandra)was lovely and welcoming . Part of the Hotel is a building site after a major fire about 18 months ago, but the other part of the hotel where we stayed has been refurbished. The room was large and very clean and comfortable. Free wifi in the public areas of the hotel but not in the rooms ? Not impressed with the breakfast £11.95 but if booked at reception £9. we must have been unlucky as our breakfast was cold on the two mornings and the quality could have been better for the money. The fire alarm went off twice once at 4am and then again at 7am. We exited through the fire exit onto a car park and I walked round to the reception area in my night wear to be told by the chap on the desk it was a false alarm. I did not go back at 7am I just stood in the corridor outside our room . No one came out and no Fire engines turned up which was strange again we where told that it was another false alarm.I would have thought after having a previous fire the fire service should have attended. Anyway we had a lovely stay and would use the Hotel again . Hopefully the Breakfast will be better and hot. One + is the great staff on the reception /bar Sandra & Jonathan .

Three day stay with bus tour hotel still being renovated after fire but staff coping well lovely room breakfast good but dinner could be so much better location to far outside city center but it was a bus tour after all i would happily stay there again

I stayed here over the weekend, on arrival we were welcomed by a friendly receptionist, room was big and clean, had everything we needed for the weekend, food was delicious. Yes there was signs off ongoing works been done in the hotel, but it did not affect our stay at all

We were married here in 1976 when it was branded as a Sheraton. Having had several owners over the years and a major fire recently it was good to see that recovery is taking place and the hotel is open for business. The welcome was very friendly and we were allocated a very large room on the fifth floor. The room was clean, but dated, but everything worked. No sign of the chaos which was reported by others during the oil exhibition I am glad to report. For a room rate of £39.00 this was great value, before the oil problems a weekday room was hard to find!! We will return as long as the rates are competitive.

Malcolm Road, Bucksburn Aberdeen Scotland

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in Bucksburn, Britannia Aberdeen Hotel is within a few miles (5 km) of popular sights such as Cruickshank Botanic Garden and Cathedral of St. Machar. This 231-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a bar/lounge, a coffee shop/café, and express check-in. Also close to this Aberdeen hotel are University of Aberdeen and Hazlehead Park.


Entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café.


Britannia Aberdeen Hotel's 231 rooms provide coffee makers. For entertainment, guests can expect to find TVs. Rooms also include hair dryers.

Property features

Guests staying at Britannia Aberdeen Hotel enjoy free WiFi in public areas, express check-in, and a porter/bellhop. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help secure valuables, and answer any questions about the accommodations.

Room options

Standard Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Standard Family Room

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Executive Double Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

15% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 799 reviews