Aberdeen Hotels

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Welcome to Aberdeen

Aberdeen is among the most beautiful and picturesque Scottish cities thanks to its beautifully ornate historic buildings and abundance of attractive green space. Called the “Flower of Scotland” thanks to its gorgeous nature and the “Granite City” in celebration of its architecture, the city holds a distinct visual charm appreciated by tourists from all over. The city features numerous historic landmarks, most notable St. Machar’s Cathedral and Brig o’Balgownie, the nation’s oldest bridge. Castlegate, marking the oldest part of the city, is a stunning sight that cannot be missed on a visit. But perhaps the most impressive historic building in the city is Marischal College, a beautiful campus founded in 1593. The current building, built in 1837, is the second-largest made from granite and now serves as office of the Aberdeen city council. Aberdeen hotels are not too pricey, making it a great historic city for a quick holiday and perfect for families. With a handful of Aberdeen Airport hotels, staying in the city is highly convenient.

Popular things to do in Aberdeen include the Aberdeen Art Gallery, which boasts an impressive collection of 17th-20th century art, and the Aberdeen Maritime Museum. In celebration of the city’s stunning foliage, the Cruickshank Botanic Garden is always popular throughout the warm city months. As far as educational attractions are concerned, the Stratosphere Science Centre is a favorite place for families, offering hands-on exhibits instilling an appreciation of science. The Provost Skene House is the oldest residency in Aberdeen, now serving as a museum collecting religious artifacts, period costumes and a beautiful gallery of paintings. A walk along the Esplanade makes for a pleasant morning activity that locals and tourists alike appreciate.

Where to Stay in Aberdeen

Hotels in Aberdeen are quite reasonable, with average rates for Aberdeen hotels running from €34-60 for low to midrange hotels. The pricier and more luxurious options can range anywhere from €60-130 with their cheapest rooms. With a mix of unfussy hotels and upscale, luxury experiences, there’s an option for everyone in the city, including some Aberdeen hotel deals to be had.

Among the more affordable hotels in Aberdeen is Britannia Hotel Aberdeen, featuring simple rooms and a great location just about 4 km from the Aberdeen International Airport. It provides a variety of room options (including some with shared kitchens or separate living spaces), making Britannia Hotel Aberdeen among the Aberdeen airport hotels perfectly suited for families. Other Aberdeen airport hotels include the Jurys Inn and Courtyard by Marriott. 

Village Hotel Aberdeen is another of the cheap hotels in Aberdeen with modern furnishings and great amenities. Station Hotel Aberdeen is among the cheap hotels in Aberdeen city centre, close to Union Street shopping, museums and the city’s main train station. Other highly regarded choice of hotels in Aberdeen city centre, though a bit pricier, are the Aberdeen Douglas Hotel, Copthorne Hotel Aberdeen and Carmelite Hotel Aberdeen. Close to the Station Hotel Aberdeen, Aberdeen Douglas Hotel offers both rooms and apartments for travelers.

If your budget allows, you may be in search of fancier Aberdeen hotels. One of the best is Mercure Caledonian Hotel Aberdeen, a beautiful Victorian lodge where you can catch good Aberdeen hotel deals. Close to the Aberdeen Maritime Museum and Duthie Park, it’s the perfect location for someone vising to appreciate city nature. Aberdeen Altens Hotel is another beautiful location, close to the Royal Aberdeen Golf Club and offering spacious and handsomely decorated rooms. No Aberdeen hotel is trendier than the Rox Hotel Aberdeen. With hip décor and beautiful rooms, the hotel makes for a highly attractive choice of hotels in Aberdeen. Atholl Hotel Aberdeen is the city’s 5 star hotel, in a gorgeous granite building close to Aberdeen Art Gallery and the Cruickshank Botanic Garden.

There’s no shortage of cozier hotels in Aberdeen. One of the most prominent examples of unfussy yet charming Aberdeen hotels include the Great Western Hotel Aberdeen. Found in a beautiful granite townhouse, this Aberdeen hotel exemplifies the city’s unique look while remaining a great option for cheap hotels in Aberdeen. Palm Court Hotel is another great choice for a midrange budget and is close to all the major sights.

Things to Do in Aberdeen

Aberdeen is well known for its many historic sites and stunning granite buildings. One of the best things to do in Aberdeen on your stay is to explore some of these. Among the most famous is the old Marischal College, whose main building constructed in 1837 serves as the meeting place for the Aberdeen city council. Other historic sites for learning include the Aberdeen University, founded in 1495, and the Central Aberdeen Library. Each of these sights serve as wonderful examples of the baroque architecture the city is known for. Finally, war buffs will love the Gordon Highlanders Museum, which houses weapons across the nation’s 200-year history. Each of these sights, and the historic sites mentioned at the top of this page, provide a comprehensive and interactive exploration of the city’s history.

Aberdeen is an industrious city, but it’s also a very beautiful one close to nature. There are several wonderful parks and gardens in the city. Duthie Park is one of the most beautiful green spaces close to city centre with playgrounds, trails and a lake for boating. Hazlehead Park is another great place to enjoy local greenery, with beautiful parks, a play area and café. There’s even an aquarium inside for visitors to further get in touch with nature. For a more manicured experience, explore the stunning Pitmedden Garden. These formal, walled gardens feature beautiful topiaries, a lush orchard and mesmerizing hedge mazes. Finally, Johnston Gardens offers resplendent foliage and is a feast for the eyes with its clashing colors and scenic views. It’s an excellent place for an afternoon stroll or vacation photo op.

Aberdeen Dining

When dining in Aberdeen, don’t forget to try an Aberdeen buttery (or “rowie”). This Aberdeen specialty is a bit like a pancake or croissant, and they’re very salty! You can find these at most bakeries or even grocery stores in the city. When you’re ready for a good meal or drink, Belmont Steet and Union Streets are the places to be. These districts host several restaurants and pubs, both sophisticated and casual. Pizza Express on Belmont is a casual favorite, while Shri Bheema’s offers upmarket Indian cuisine with style and flair. Café Andaluz is highly regarded on Union Street thanks to its delicious tapas and colorfully vibrant interior.

Aberdeen Shopping

Aberdeen is the shopping epicenter of Scotland, providing a large quantity of stores unmatched by surrounding cities. The city’s primary shopping district is Union Street, which is where you’ll find most hotels in Aberdeen city centre. Here you will find high-end and luxury shops, many of which are chain stores you can find on high streets throughout the UK. One can spend a whole day strolling up and down the street, making it one of the primary things to do in Aberdeen when visiting the city. The city also has a variety of shopping malls, including Trinity Centre, Bon Accord Centre and Union Square. But it’s not all about high-end retail; Aberdeen has a few open-air markets, too, including Castlegate on Friday mornings and the Aberdeen Market on Market Street.