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The Spires Serviced Apartments Aberdeen

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We booked this venue on the basis of the reviews that were posted here on Trip-advisor. Usually this is pretty spot on, but on this occasion i have to disagree with the reviews. We stayed nine days and was not impressed from the moment we stepped into the first apartment. Initially we got put into wrong apartment and only got this corrected after making the enquiry the following day. The apartment we were in was very poorly maintained, with disgusting marks on walls and stained carpets, ill-fitting bed sheets, dirty cooking utensils and old food left in the cooker (see some of the photos i took) The location is ok with local bus and shops nearby, Parking in grounds is a bonus, however don't open the windows unless you like the smell of fat from the fish and chip shop next door. Needless to say we will personally not return here again.

Enjoyed our stay back at the Spires (have been several times before). The accommodation is spacious and comfortable. It is convenient being able to self cater for breakfast and other meals or go to a restaurant in town on other nights. (I believe breakfast can be delivered to the apartments but we have never taken them). Getting into town is quick and easy by bus (there is a bus stop just outside the apartments) and only takes a few minutes. There is a big car park and we managed to get parked right outside our flat every time - even if the apartments had been busier there is plenty of space in the car park. We met up with various friends over the 4 day see were there but in between were able to relax in our own space which is much better than just having a hotel room. You can also bring your own food and drink which is much cheaper than being in a hotel. There is a Co-op and a Tesco about 200 yards away. Internet access is now included in the room rate. Check in and check out was quick and easy. Overall we were very happy and would go back next time we want to catc( up wit( friends and family in Aberdeen.

Great location and excellent accommodation for the price. Handy for lots of varied activities and close to good restaurants. Good transport links into the town centre for shopping, bars and more restaurants. Handy for business too!

First time to Aberdeen and glad to have stayed at Aberdeen Spires, great location just outside city and very comfortable. Nice views from top floor apartment, sadly just no lifts but staff were happy to help....

Unlike other reviewer's I had a faultless and speedy check in. The apartment was very clean and modern and offered the flexible comfort that I was looking for. Staff were very friendly and helpful which made the stay even more enjoyable.

We traveled to Aberdeen as a family and stayed in the Spires for one night. The check in was not smooth as they allocated us a top floor flat and we discovered there is no elevator. This was not convenient for my mum (who has arthritis) and the kids. The lady at check in took time and was able to find us a smaller flat at the end but on the ground floor which was easily accessible for us. I wish we knew there was no elevator! We found it difficult to switch the shower on and sent a message to the emergency number provided but no one responded to us which was quite disappointing! Apart from that the flat was very clean and well equipped.

I travel to Aberdeen and stay in The Spires weekly. The accommodation is clean, kitchen fully equipped and there is easy access to city centre. However what distinguishes it for me, from other similar types of accommodation, are the friendly and accomodating staff, they have allowed me to leave a bag between visits which reduces the size of my travelling bag and always go out their way to accommodate changes to my itinerary. A clean, safe and accommodating place to stay in Aberdeen.

We stayed for 5 nights with our 10 month old daughter to visit family living nearby. Very happy with the location and proximity to grocery stores, as well as the size of the unit and the use of a washing machine and separate living room. Quiet when we were there mid week which was very nice. A travel cot and high chair were provided for our daughter which were in great shape. Check in and check out were easy. Slightly disappointed overall though for the price we paid. The beds were rock hard, felt as though we were sleeping on plywood! The shower was really needing work, to keep warm water flowing the water pressure needed to be extremely low. We also didn't like all the heavy fire doors that automatically closed in the unit. Nothing was provided to prop them open while we were in the unit so it felt very dark and stuffy. Lastly, the wifi was really expensive! Good choice for us due to location but the units could do with some updates from what we experienced.

I booked one of these apartments when my family and I ( 2 respectable doctors, and 2 teenage daughters) planned to visit Aberdeen to visit my father who is terminally ill. We normally stay at Skene apartments, but unfortunately they were full. 3 days prior to arrival, I received an email in an unpleasant and rather threatening tone, telling me that they hoped I was aware that on top of the price of the apartment, I would be charged a deposit of £250, which would be returned if it was deemed that we had not damaged the apartment, but that it could take 10 working days to return the deposit. When I booked , this was not mentioned at all, and came as an unpleasant surprise to say the least! The email then went on to state that we had better not have any noisy parties, and said that hen and stag groups were not allowed to stay at the apartments. I don't think our group could have been thought to be a typical hen/ stag party by the information I gave at booking! I realise that companies have to cover costs in cases of wilful damage to their properties, and that deposits are a way of doing this, but surely a better policy would be to take details of a credit card at booking, so that the cost of any wilful damage could be recouped retrospectively? This would be better than tarring everyone with the same brush in a "once bitten twice shy" style. It certainly put me off staying, and I cancelled my booking, and booked into a nice hotel instead, which was cheaper, and it wasn't assumed that we were drunken vandals intent on trashing our room. Poor customer service, and I didn't even get as far as stepping through the door!

I have stayed at the Spires a few times while visiting Aberdeen and they never disappoint. The location is perfect for access to the city centre, there is a bus stop across the road with regular service to Union Street. I leave my car in their car park so I don’t need to worry about finding parking in the city centre. The apartments are clean and well equipped. As always a very comfortable and enjoyable stay.

531 Great Western Road Aberdeen Scotland

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Gordon Highlanders Museum
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Laundry facilities

Gordon Highlanders Museum is within a mile (2 km) of The Spires Serviced Apartments Aberdeen, and other popular sites like Aberdeen Music Hall are within a couple of miles (3 km). This 49-room, 4-star aparthotel has in-room conveniences like kitchens, living rooms, and refrigerators. Located centrally in Aberdeen, it's also close to Academy and Duthie Park Winter Gardens.


Start each morning off right with continental breakfast served for a fee.


The 49 apartments feature kitchens and space to spread out with living rooms. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with DVD players. Beds are dressed in Egyptian cotton sheets and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Washers/dryers, coffee makers, and ironing boards are other standard amenities. Weekly housekeeping is available.

Property features

At The Spires Serviced Apartments Aberdeen, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, express check-in, and express check-out. Free parking is included with your stay. Staff members are on hand to provide luggage storage and a safe deposit box at the front desk. This aparthotel also has laundry facilities.

Room options

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

Full 2 | Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Executive Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

Full 1 | Sleeps 6

Business Apartment, 1 Bedroom

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

68% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 135 reviews