Hotel Rooms & Accommodation in Aberdeen

Aberdeen is Scotland’s third most populous city, with around 220,000 inhabitants. It is often nicknamed The Granite City due to many of the city’s historic buildings being constructed from locally mined granite. As well as being a busy seaport, since the discovery of North Sea oil in the 1970s it’s been enormously important in terms of Europe’s oil industry, another of the city’s nicknames being the Oil Capital of Europe. It’s a city where the quality of life is considered to be high. A recent study placed it as the 4th most liveable city in Britain, and 54th globally.

Although not traditionally considered a tourist destination in its own right, Aberdeen has a lot to recommend in terms of its night life, restaurants and culture, and it makes an ideal base to explore the wider area of rural Aberdeenshire. There is a broad range of accommodation on offer to suit most budgets, which we’ll take a look at here, along with the options for travelling to the city.

Cheap Rooms in Aberdeen

The Ibis Aberdeen Centre is a 2-star hotel conveniently located in the city centre. Facilities include its own indoor parking facility, free Wi-Fi, and air conditioned rooms. Guests have praised its value, service and ideal location.

The Wellington Hotel is located in the Nigg area on the south side of the city. It boasts its own on site restaurant and bar, whilst all rooms are en-suite with flatscreen TVs. Guest have highlighted the good quality of breakfast served, as well as the value and service level.

Mid-Range and 4-Star Accommodation

The Aberdeen City Centre Hotel is a 3-star venue located, as its name suggests, right in the middle of town. The hotel is modern, with its own on site bar and restaurant, whilst a Jacuzzi is available for guests. Rooms are air conditioned and include flatscreen TVs with DVD players. Guests have praised its location and the tidiness of the rooms.

The Aberdeen Douglas Hotel is another 3-star hotel that comes recommended by guests, particularly for the excellent bar, quality of breakfast, and convenience for shopping in the city centre. The reception is open 24 hours and the hotel also boasts a day spa, concierge, and laundry and dry cleaning services.

Located out towards the west of the city and a 10 minute drive from the city centre, Norwood Hall is a very elegant 4-star hotel originally built in 1881. Its location makes it an ideal base for exploring the surrounding Aberdeenshire countryside. Rooms are large and offer extra items such as a refrigerator and ironing facilities. Guests have noted the excellent dining in the on-site restaurant and the comfort of the beds.

Back in towards the city, the Malmaison is a very trendy hotel offering a sauna, spa and gym facilities, as well as a very stylish brasserie and an excellent bar praised by guests. All rooms have king size beds along with cable / satellite channels and power showers in the bathrooms.


If you really want to push the boat out, the Marcliffe Hotel & Spa is arguably among Aberdeen’s (and indeed Scotland’s) most luxurious accommodation. Set in 11 acres of woodland ground, it focuses strongly on comfort and relaxation. The spa offers massages, aromatherapy and body treatments, whilst via the hotel’s agents, hunting, shooting and fishing are available on the nearby estates. The dining has been marked out as being superb by guests, with a strong focus on local and regional cuisine. Lunch is often served outdoors during the summer – weather permitting of course!

Hotel Brands in Inverness

A number of the well known hotel chains offer accommodation in Aberdeen. These include Premier Inn (City Centre, Central West, North), Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express (City Centre, Aberdeen Exhibition), Travelodge (Central, Bucksburn, Aberdeen Airport, Justice Mill Lane), as well as a Jurys Inn located at Union Square.

Travelling to Aberdeen

The city’s airport lies around 6 miles northwest of the city centre in the suburb of Dyce. Flights are available from a growing number of locations, including all the major London airports (bar Stansted), Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich and Southampton. Major European cities are also connected, with direct flights from Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Dublin, Frankfurt and Paris.

Aberdeen railway station is well served, with hourly services from Glasgow and Edinburgh, as well as 3 trains per day from London King’s Cross, one daily sleeper service from London Euston, and a daily service from Leeds via Newcastle.

The city bus station offers connecting services across the country, including Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Liverpool and Manchester.

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