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Holiday Inn Express Aberdeen City Centre

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I stayed here on the 12/12/17 for just one night whilst in Aberdeen on business for the company I work for. I went to check in and the ladies behind reception gave me a warm greeting and nothing was too much trouble for them. The hotel was very clean and the room was perfect for what I wanted and the bed was comfortable. A cooked breakfast the next morning which was help yourself also other breakfast items for you to get overall a very nice stay and good value for money in my opinion

Hotel is well located to be fairly central yet not in the heart of the noisy part of town. The immediate feel is quite professional reception and the lounge/bar has a cosy feel to it. The room was good sized with comfortable bed and good shower/toilet room(s). Not sure if the heating could be adjusted but it was too hot during the night so I had to switch it off completely. This suited me. The room was clean but the carpet still looked (very) dirty in patches with grime from over the years. Quiet, with only real noise from people talking in the corridor on occasion. What the hotel needs to improve is to crack down on all the smokers hanging around hust outside the main doors because it is such a narrow pavement and blocks people flow and the breakfast chaos. Breakfast is adequate, though short on cooked items when I was there (no explanation evident), but the area to pick up the food was very small and there was chaos at times due to the lack of a simple sign to say "start this side". However, on the whole this is a good hotel and I would stay here again.

Good location near the centre of Aberdeen, but in a smaller street off the main street so fairly quiet at night. Very clean and comfortable room, really comfortable bed, choice of hard/soft pillows. Staff were all really pleasant and helpful. The hotel is starting to look a little bit threadbare in one or two places (e.g. the carpeting on some parts of the stairwell), but that's to be expected - things don't stay brand-new forever! The only thing letting the hotel down is the breakfast. Nothing about it was good. Machine-dispensed coffee which wasn't really strong enough. Very acidic-tasting orange juice. Overcooked and dry pastries. Absolutely awful "scrambled egg" (well, that's what the sign said it was - but I think it had gone through an awful lot of brutal industrial processes since it last saw the back end of a chicken!). All the hot items were stacked in a narrow multi-level hot cabinet, meaning that only one person could get near them at any one time - this led to a massive queue at the weekend (which moved very slowly, because lots of people seem to be unable to serve themselves with a cooked breakfast without taking ages to choose the nicest-looking sausage, or whatever - just get on with it already!!!). Holiday Inn Express Aberdeen, your breakfast 'experience' is marring what was otherwise a pleasant stay - it really needs sorting out. It's the only thing that's made what should be a 4/5 review into a 3/5 one.

Good place to stay when in aberdeen if you want to be close to the centre but for it not to be too noisy. The room that I had, 201, was a disabled room which was huge and very handy for all the xmas shopping bags. There is a car park for the hotel but it only holds approx 8 cars and is a 1st come basis, thankfully there is a multistory on the same street which is a pay and display. Breakfast was ok, not going to lie, I have had better breakfasts from other holiday inn expresses but it was still suitable enough. We were rather unfortunate on Saturday morning when we woke up and went to go for our breakfast and the oven in the kitchen was broken so there was no sausage or bacon but there was still scrambled eggs and bean along with the usual continental choices so it wasnt a complete disappointment but the next morning all was fixed. Would stay here again dependant on the reason for visiting aberdeen.

IMHO, Ideally placed, in the town centre but not slap bang in the middle so you get the drunken idiots keeping you awake all night! Usual Holiday Inn Express, by that i mean when you wake up you could be in Holiday Inn Express in any UK City, they all look the same. Lovely Scottish Cake shop right opposite the front entrance!!

Lovely room,excellent central location.staff were very friendly and attentive and the breakfast was firtst class. Car park was a little small and restrictive but we were lucky enough to get ghe last space.

Aberdeen done themselves proud by providing the staff at this hotel. From the first welcome at reception to the check out day, we as a family received nothing but the best customer service. Rooms was adequate for what we needed, and kept clean and tidy. Breakfast in the morning was good and clean with a good selection for the kids. Located perfectly in the centre of Aberdeen, the hotel made it easy for us to get around and made easy for shopping in the city. Good job to the staff for making our stay enjoyable.

For a short business break this was a perfect room. Small but Clean and tidy , the bathroom was excellent with a really powerful shower and all the amenities included. Breakfast was fully stocked and tables were kept clean at all times.

As with most Holiday Inns, the set up Is pretty much as expected. Efficient check in, clean rooms and well laid out . Nice central location at a very good price. Price was good as also included breakfast for two. Would have been a 4 star review but the breakfast was poor. I appreciate its included in the cost, which was very reasonable. However que for the self service buffet was horrendous and the lay out was poor along with the quality. Nice hotel in a good location. If it were an option id skip the breakfast.

For a short business break this was a perfect room. Clean and tidy, the bathroom was excellent with a really powerful shower and all the amenities included. Breakfast was fully stocked and tables were kept clean at all times.

Chapel Street Aberdeen Scotland

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Academy and Aberdeen Music Hall
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge

Holiday Inn Express Aberdeen City Centre places you within a 10-minute stroll of popular attractions such as Academy and Aberdeen Music Hall. This 155-room, 3-star hotel has conveniences like free breakfast, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi. Centrally located in Aberdeen, the hotel is also a short walk from His Majesty's Theatre and Aberdeen Art Gallery.


Free buffet breakfast is served each morning from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM. At the end of the day, relax with a drink at the bar/lounge.


The 155 rooms have an array of amenities, including coffee makers, free weekday newspapers, and phones. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 32-inch LCD TVs with satellite channels and pay movies. Hair dryers and desks are other standard amenities.

Property features

Guests of Holiday Inn Express Aberdeen City Centre enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, 2 meeting rooms, and coffee in a common area. Limited parking is available. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include express check-out, free newspapers, and a TV in a common area.

Room options

Room, 1 Double Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Room, 2 Twin Beds, Non Smoking

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 Double Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

74% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 719 reviews