Hotels mentioned in this article
- Malmaison – 49-53 Queen’s Rd, Aberdeen AB15 4YP
- The Chester Hotel – 59 – 63 Queen’s Rd, Aberdeen, AB15 4YP
- Bauhaus hotel+kitchen – 60 Langstane Place, Aberdeen, AB11 6EN
- Carmelite Hotel – Stirling Street, Aberdeen, AB11 6JU
- Aikenshill House – Foveran, Ellon, Aberdeenshire, AB41 6AT
Known as the Granite City, it’s apt of course that Aberdeen’s edition of the popular boutique hotel chain Malmaison (****) (pictured top) has been created in a beautiful period granite property. With 79 rooms and suites available, all furnished to the usual high standard expected from Malmaison, the four star hotel in Queen’s Road, just a short walk from the city centre, offers a comfortable and luxurious place to stay. Enjoy huge comfy beds, mood lighting, lovely toiletries, 24 hour room service and free wifi throughout the hotel.
Granite is again in abundance at The Chester Hotel (*****) which, like the Malmaison, is in Aberdeen’s Queen’s Road. The Chester Hotel successfully melds its heritage with contemporary design. The striking listed mansion house was previously Simpson’s Hotel but has been benefitted from a substantial investment and refurbishment since being relaunched by experienced hoteliers Graham and Gillian Wood in 2014. The hotel’s 50 guestrooms are all elegantly furnished but the two Club rooms at the top of the hotel are particularly special, with views of the city, super king size beds, rainfall showers and luxurious sofas.
Five star luxury at the Chester Hotel in Aberdeen
Taking its name from the famous German art school, Bauhaus hotel+kitchen (***) offers a value for money boutique hotel in the city centre with a number of themed suites and rooms. The hotel, situated very close to Union Street, which is a major shopping destination in the city centre, offers contemporary design with features like exposed brickwork in abundance, very large screen televisions and Nespresso coffee machines. The hotel has two bars and a kitchen for serving a breakfast made with local produce.
The Carmelite Hotel
The Carmelite (***) has a truly eclectic and memorable array of themed suites and guestrooms on offer including the delightful Antique Suite with a huge slay bed, original wooden flooring, roll top bath and monsoon shower. The Bullnose Suite boasts contemporary transparent seating, a hanging basket chair and a cast iron slipper bath. The Carmelite is located in the Merchant Quarter of the city, between Union Street and the Union Square Shopping Centre.
The Carmelite offers character-filled suites and rooms
Just six miles north from Aberdeen city centre, and minutes from the championship course at Trump International Golf Links, is the luxurious Aikenshill House (*****) bed and breakfast. The converted farmhouse has four individually-designed ensuite bedrooms, all offering tasteful and stylish accommodation with contemporary furnishings. Breakfast is served in the spacious dining room and evening meals can be arranged, too. Guests at Aikenshill House can also enjoy a cosy lounge with wood burning stove and landscaped gardens. Aikenshill House provides a great base from which to explore beautiful Aberdeenshire and all that it has to offer.
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