Station Hotel Aberdeen3.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
we stayed for a week at this hotel and the staff were amazing! very efficient, friendly and helpful. Some parts of the hotel might need upgrading but our room was fresh and very clean and the food was good too. Also we could park at the hotel for free which is quite unusual in Aberdeen as the parking is horrific and very expensive if staying at the other hotels and paying daily so this was quite a saving for us! This hotel is great value for the money in fact I felt like we had did them! Ava on reception was brilliant as was the porter as well, nothing is too much trouble for the staff.
This hotel is centrally located between the train/ bus station and aberdeen city centre. The staff are always friendly and the cooked breakfast is amazing :) The overall value for money is really good :)
As a solo traveller I expected the broom cupboard and found it. Room 303 is a small room located in a dark corner of the 3rd floor. First impressions are not good, and first whiff of stale air perhaps a hint of tobacco? Look closer and the room does have a new carpet, a new easy chair and a flower picture on the wall. The bathroom is small but functional though no space to put your own stuff other than the top of the toilet. Saving grace for the bathroom is a powerful shower with hot water. However the hotel supplied toiletries are just about enough for one shower only! The room was clean with ample enough cupboard space but the windows were old, dirty and very difficult to open. The hotel does supply free wifi. The TV in the room was OK but on closer inspection it was unplugged and the wall socket was broken, if you do get allocated this room don't forget to pass by Reception and pick up their huge extension lead - funny how as soon as you mention 303 the lead is ready and waiting!! It is a dimly lit room and the bathroom does not appear to have any 'working' ventilation so ladies have to wait for the steamy mirror to clear as the bedroom lights are not sufficient!! All the staff from Reception through to restaurant are fabulous and are an asset to the company. Although breakfast is served until 9.30am - I turned up at just before 9.00. The only person there. The restaurant started service at 5.00 am and the buffet food appeared to be of good quality - usual full English Fayre - however it had been lying around for some time and was dry and just warm, again the waitresses were lovely. Overall The Station Hotel is typical of most city 'Station' accommodation. Once grand properties but now struggling with the logistics of very old buildings which need a lot of investment to get them up to standard. The hotel is definitely quirky with rooms of different shapes and characteristics which you will not find in a modern box standard hotel. The location is great, obviously very handy for the railway station but also opposite the fabulous Union Square with shopping facilities on the ground level and plenty of well known brand restaurants at level 1. There are other, more modern hotels near-by typically Jury's. However the hotel is very reasonably priced and you simply get what you pay for. For a one night stay, Room 303 was perfectly adequate for my needs, however for longer stays you may wish to think about asking for an upgrade!!
I was not expecting too much from this budget hotel, so I was pleasantly surprised when i walked in. Nice decor, well maintained but my receptionist had a polish/Scottish accent that was hard to understand My room was taller than it was wide. And the TV didn't work.
Staff very friendly at the front desk. But room floor boards squeeking bathroom small, cracks on a few floor tiles, marks on shower curtain and bath. No hairdryer in room. But apart from that had a nice sleep.
Staying for a night with my cousin for a charity run in Aberdeen. Staff friendly, good value, breakfast good, lovely room. Great location, just opposite the union square shopping centre. We would like to come back again.
Food adequate service ok rooms clean but watch wardrobe falling on you water hot bathroom good window needs propping open with ? Coffee cup Look it is not the Ritz but good for the price Lift slow carpet on 3rd for not stretched well
Wonderful people at the front desk, but when we opened the door to our room the smell of mold was overwhelming. The car park was a bit terrifying. The hotel is cheap, but this is definitely a case where you get what you pay for.
Well... How to review our time at the Station Hotel? My first impression was that our room was rather large, yet smelled awfully of stale, dirty air, and that the decor was what I would describe as of an outdated hostel - not a great start. The view from the windows (beyond the vast array of bird dirt) was of some sort of ventilation chimney, and of a rotten old building. We ventured to the bathroom and found what seemed to be a facility in better condition than the room, but even this didn't seem clean. Additionally, the soaps provided were pitifully small, and even half empty. Why? I know the cleaners visit - they simply walk in at 9 am after waiting all of 2 seconds after their knock. I am unsure why they were so eager to enter anyway - they didn't even change our sheets! However, the real fun at the hotel began after our second night. We noticed that in the evening when we were preparing to sleep, some tiny spiders were falling down from our slanted-roof window onto our heads. I investigated to find and kill at least 30 of these, with several webs spanning across the window. Upon complaining to the receptionists, I was informed that the cleaners would be told about our small arachnid friends, but nothing was done. Mentioned this again, and the different receptionist said that the handyman was notified - not the cleaners? After our fourth dreadful night, the keycard ceased to open our door. This meant another visit to the reception (down 4 floors!) to be apologised to, and given a new one. This card worked for all of one day, when the next evening we also could not access the room. This time, the receptionist unpleasantly told us to keep it away from our phone, as this can deactivate it. As instructed, the card was seperate for the entire day, yet that evening, again, the card did not work. What kind of establishment is this? Finally, the door didn't fit properly and had a large gap for a nice, refreshing, chilling draft to come in during the night and wake us up. And the hallway outside our room stank strongly of excrement.
Travelling to Aberdeen by train I was worried that the hotel may be difficult to find once I would get to the train station but there was no need to worry, the hotel is very easy to find. You just need to cross the street from the train station and its there. Although I've paid for a small single room they gave me a HUGE double so I was pleasantly surprised! It was also clean and the bed very comfortable and every morning they would leave a wide selection of infusions and hot drinks (including also hot chocolate which I never found in an hotel before) and two small bottles of water. The only reasons why I'm not giving this hotel 5 its because of a few little things that I didn't like (nothing major anyway): on my arrival the receptionist wasn't very polite with me, my door was very hard to close to the point that once I accidentally left it open without noticing, the wifi connection wasn't too good. Overall a great hotel and at a reasonable price.
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29% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 473 reviews