Carmelite4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Myself and my partner visited with a steak voucher. We must say the food was great we had the nachos for starter and the steaks and fat chips were delicious. However the poor surroundings and the service means we probably won’t be coming back. The decor is becoming very shabby and dated, the lighting is quite harsh, no candles. Very quiet music. Toilets were not clean. Only 2 beer taps were working and no apology was given for this. Starters were finished long before serving away. Had to ask for desert menus and more drinks.
Beautifully boutique style hotel - lively and bustling - food good value for good quality pub style food standards. On the outstanding side - the staff were very friendly and very helpful and are an excellent asset to this hotel. We'll be back !
I recently stayed at the Carmelite for four nights as a guest of the International School of Aberdeen. The hotel lobby has a lot of character, kind of dark, rustic with a four poster bed that really is a table for four. The first night I stayed in the Antique Suite and it was quite lovely. I was placed in a suite because all of their standard rooms were booked. So I lucked out my first night and then came back to reality with rooms 104 and 106. All I can say is that they were just OK but nothing to write home about. That and the fact that the rooms on the first floor are above the bar which has live music on the weekends does not make for a relaxing sleep. Bring ear-plugs if you can't afford a suite. The bar is overprice and the drinks are crap. For the love of God don't order their wine. The breakfast is slow and passive with a very limited over-priced buffet, so if you are in a hurry and hungry try somewhere else.
The Carmelite is trendy and well located, but it comes with a price: noise! The establishment is a pub with rooms, music, live piano, and the noise from those smoking outside makes it hard to get a good night sleep, unless you use the earplugs you will find in your nightstand (see pic), and risk not hearing your alarm in the morning. The breakfast is absolute chaos. Expect to be at breakfast between 40 and 50 minutos. No warm dishes available in the buffet so plan on ordering and waiting and waiting. The lack of response and empathy from the breakfast staff makes the wait seem longer. The food is plain, hard to understand the delays. Finaly, the shower is worth mentioning too. The floor in the shower is made of a metal grid that feels terrible and makes horrible noise. Never seen anything like it (pic included).
My husband and I had our wedding reception here in July and it was fantastic! I cannot thank the events management team and all of the staff enough. Everyone involved was so helpful all throughout the planning stage and on the day itself. We had family travelling from far afield, most stayed in the hotel for the weekend and were very pleased with the rooms and service. The food was fantastic and the portions very generous. Everything was well organised and ran like clockwork. I would definitely recommend.
We stayed for a night. The lack.of a proper reception is really makes for an awkward check in. We had to stand by the bar until someone could help us. The car parking is in an underground car park around the corner. Very strange experience driving round with a member of staff to show me where to go. We paid for an upgraded room but I'm not sure exactly what special about it. A standard room really. The building is listed so there is no double glazing. They do provide ear plugs to block out the noise from surrounding bars which just made me laugh. Location is great but otherwise, not an exciting hotel to stay in.
A friend and I decided to treat ourselves to Sunday brunch and agreed on the Carmelite stacker. All I can say is wow, it was amazing. Brunch started with fruit juice shots and coffee, then the food arrived! I only wish I’d not eaten for about a week so that I had room to eat it all. Natural yoghurt with fresh strawberries and granola to awaken the taste buds, followed by hot sausages in a soft fresh white bun. We then let loose on the pasties, scones and mini cupcakes. Then when you just couldn’t imagine eating any more, the bottom layer beckons with the softest bagels and smoked salmon and ham salad wraps. We we surprised at just how busy the hotel was on a Sunday morning, but it was a nice and relaxed busy, with absolutely no pressure to finish and leave. We’ll definitely be back!
I dined at the Carmelite with my family for a Birthday dinner. The food was excellent, had to wait a while for drinks which were eventually delivered by Scott who saved the service, his customer service skills are second to none. The value for money was very good all in all. Look forward to our next visit.
I booked the Laundry Suite for Friday 15th September as a birthday night away with my partner for his birthday. The hotel is amazing, staff are great, nothing is too much trouble no matter how busy they were. Cocktails are fab and the Chateaubriand meal for 2 was superb. Location is great as well. We will definitely be back to try out the other suites and decide which one is our favourite. Keep up the good work Carmelite Team.
We have stayed here 4 times . Excellent stay again . Staff and Managers make you feel special . Excellent service and standards . Great location .Once I found this hotel I have not stayed anywhere else in Aberdeen as it gives me everything I need in location, standards and service . Excellent food too . Thankyou for another excellent weekend away .
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54% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 674 reviews