Hotels in Bucksburn, Aberdeen

by Ken Macdonald Google

Bucksburn is a small town on the edge of the northern Scottish city of Aberdeen, a 15-minute drive from the city’s downtown. Bucksburn is a five-minute drive from Aberdeen Airport so hotels here are convenient for travelers needing to catch early flights. The town also makes a good base for exploring Aberdeenshire's scenic countryside and rugged coastline. The lively city of Aberdeen has a large student population and is the headquarters of the North Sea oil industry.

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The Cloverleaf Hotel

Set in a low-rise modern property, the Cloverleaf Hotel is a 10-minute drive from Aberdeen Airport and a 15-minute drive from Aberdeen's city center. The hotel restaurant serves a Scottish menu and bar meals are available in the Cloverleaf’s lounge bar. Jimmy Chung’s, a Chinese restaurant, is a five-minute drive away and Murdo’s Bar, which is a traditional local pub serving a bar menu, is 10 minutes away. Within 10 minutes' drive, the Auchmill Golf Club welcomes visitors to its 18-hole course.

Travelodge Aberdeen Bucksburn

A 10-minute drive from Aberdeen Airport and five miles from downtown Aberdeen, the Travelodge Aberdeen Bucksburn is housed in a two-story modern building. The Travelodge chain operates throughout the U.K., offering simple accommodations at budget prices. Nearby dining options include the Manchurian Chinese Restaurant serving Cantonese dishes and dim sum, and the Mains of Scotstown Inn, offering a Scottish and international menu in a converted former farm building. Both restaurants are within a 10-minute drive of the hotel.

Britannia Aberdeen Hotel

Featuring contemporary architecture, the Britannia Aberdeen Hotel is set on the edge of Bucksburn. A seven-minute drive from Aberdeen Airport, the hotel offers a stay and fly deal, which includes overnight accommodation, airport transfers and up to 15 nights’ parking. Facilities at the Britannia Aberdeen’s Spindles Health & Leisure Club include an indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room and fitness equipment. The on-site Millers Brasserie & Lounge serves Scottish and international dishes and the Village Bar offers a pub menu.

Craighaar Hotel

Five minutes by road from Aberdeen Airport, Craighaar Hotel is housed in a modern building. The hotel’s New Craighaar Restaurant offers an a la carte menu, which includes Scottish favorites such as haggis and venison. The lounge bar features a selection of single malt whiskies, which guests can enjoy in front of an open fire. Bucksburn’s public 25-meter swimming pool is a five-minute drive from the Craighaar, while the 18-hole King’s Links seaside golf course, which welcomes visitors, is 15-minutes from the hotel.

About the Author

Ken Macdonald lives in London and has been a freelance editor and writer since 1999. He has written on topics including travel, food and gardening for UKTV, Expedia and “The Guardian” website. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English studies from Stirling University in Scotland.