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The Aberdeen Altens Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed over Christmas as we were visiting family in Aberdeen. It's only a short taxi ride from the city centre (so annoying when you read reviews where this surprises people as they dont hide the location!). Staff were wonderful, and ever so cheerful despite having to work over the festive period, so a big thumbs up there. The meals we ate on site were generous portions and very tasty. Literally the only reasons I've given 4* rather than 5* are; not a good selection of tea bags in the room i.e. perhaps a fruit tea option, it was a LONG LONG walk from reception to our room, some areas such as the pool showers and staircases in the halls could do with a little TLC and the coffee at breakfast was not to my taste. Nothing major and I'd definitely stay here again!!

Friendly efficient receptionist on arrival. Buffet dinner beautifully set out with excellent service. Great array of starters. Using food warmer for the main course meant just that , only warm, which was a pity. Coach to and from Stonehaven excellent . Very disappointed on return as package was not as described, no hot drinks. Even more disappointed not to have received a response to this matter , first raised on checkout , then by means of an e mail to the event organiser and by means of a survey! Breakfast was what you would expect from a big hotel , once again use of warming plates meant food was not hot. Might go back although somewhat put off by the lack of interest in the non supply of "hot beverages" after 3 hours outside.

Good modern clan room, excellent breakfast (more than 8 could eat). A little out of town, but taxi has you there in 10 mins. The pool, sauna and steam rooms are excellent and scrupulously clean and the staff are attentive and professional. I’d use this hotel again.

The room was very big and spacious! The bed was also, very large and comfortable!  Maybe request a room away from the elevator if you are a light sleeper as you can hear it running up and down all night. The pool and spa area were very nice, although the hot tub turns off every 10 mins for 10 mins to go through a cleaning cycle which was a bit of pain. The location is quite far from the city center about a 10-15 minute drive and there is very limited and expensive parking available in the city center.

Overall very good way to spend Hogmanay with a trip to Stonehaven fireballs event. However, no vegetarian options at buffet dinner for main course or at the stovie supper let it down even though they were told there was a vegetarian in our party months in advance

We we married at the hotel Sun 31st,at 16.00 hrs, all good and attended the Gala Ball in the evening ,made to feel very special by all staff. Entertainment by 5th Avenue,turned out like a reception with 200 well wishers, excellent meal served with great efficiency.

Great if you love queuing for breakfast, and enjoy staff who are unsure where your dinner will be served. If you have a choice pick a different hotel to spend your money. Almost £10 for a glass of wine.

Chef very friendly Staff amazing Rooms spacious clean Pool excellent WiFi good Food could be a little cheaper We stayed as a group of ten 2 boys age 11 and 12 They said they would definitely return lol The whole group enjoyed hotel. The chef is the nicest chef ive ever met always happy chatty to everyone. He deserves a rise in pay or reward

Excellent night food really good company good band was excellent rooms were very good all facilities were excellent would definitely be back either with company or just two of us , might try the swimming pool next time

Great hotel with great pool facilities for a family stay. Staff were friendly and any problems were dealt quickly. Just the food at bar was good but a bit pricey, apart from that we will recommend it.

Souterhead Road Aberdeen Scotland

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Indoor pool

Located in Cove, The Aberdeen Altens Hotel is within a few miles (5 km) of popular sights such as Academy and Duthie Park Winter Gardens. This 4-star hotel has 216 rooms and welcomes guests with a restaurant, an indoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. It's in central Aberdeen and also close to Aberdeen Music Hall and Aberdeen Maritime Museum.


Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a full breakfast is available for a fee.


The 216 rooms have an array of amenities, including safes, phones, and ironing boards. Guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Desks are also available.

Property features

At The Aberdeen Altens Hotel, guests enjoy features like an indoor pool, a health club, and a spa tub. There's free parking if you drive. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with dry cleaning/laundry and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and 7 meeting rooms.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Premium Quadruple Room, 2 Full Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Premium Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Quadruple Room, 2 Full Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

79% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1668 reviews