Hotels in the Center of Aberdeen

by Ken Macdonald Google

Aberdeen is set on the northeast coast of Scotland, a train journey of just over two hours from the capital city, Edinburgh. It’s also known as the Granite City for the stone so much of it is built from. Aberdeen enjoys a lively nightlife thanks to its large student population and its position as the headquarters of Scotland’s offshore oil industry. It also has beautiful beaches but very little truly warm weather, although there’s daylight for 18 hours in midsummer. Most of Aberdeen's hotels are within walking distance of the city's main thoroughfare, Union Street, and there are options to suit all budgets.

Premier Inn Aberdeen City Centre

A five-minute walk from Union Street, the Premier Inn Aberdeen City Centre is housed in a modern five-story building. Tthe predominantly pastel tones of the rooms contrasts with purple detailing. Aberdeen’s train station is one mile from the hotel, and the airport is six miles away. The hotel has a restaurant, and guests park for free. Nearby restaurants include La Lombarda, serving Italian food, and Christos Greek Taverna. King’s Links Golf Course, featuring 18 holes along the coast, is a five-minute drive from the hotel and welcomes visitors.

Aberdeen City Centre Hotel

The Aberdeen City Centre Hotel is just a few steps off Union Street and opposite the green space of Union Terrace Gardens. Guestrooms come with plump cushions, cut flowers and brightly colored wall hangings. The Union Square mall, with around 50 stores, is five minutes away. Dining options around the hotel include Spice Dabba, serving south Indian dishes; Poldino’s, offering Italian cuisine; and Café 52, which serves a Scottish menu with an international twist. For a drink after your meal, try Slains Castle, set in a deconsecrated church, or the fashionable Revolution Bar.

Copthorne Hotel Aberdeen

A few minutes walk from Union Street, Copthorne Hotel is set in a granite building. Decorated in neutral tones, the rooms have boldly colored fabrics and furnishings with a natural wood finish. The on-site 122 Steak and Grill Room serves Scottish and international dishes, and Mac’s Bar offers drinks and bar meals. Other restaurant choices in the immediate area include Mawaab’s Tandoori, serving Indian food, and the Braided Fig, which offers Mediterranean dishes. Victoria Park, featuring rolling green lawns, mature trees and colorful flowerbeds, is a 10-minute walk from the hotel.

Express by Holiday Inn Aberdeen City Centre Hotel

Set in a modern building in the style of a traditional Aberdeen townhouse, the Holiday Inn Aberdeen City Centre is a short cab ride from Aberdeen’s railway station. The rooms have patterned fabrics, fitted carpets and full-length mirrors. His Majesty’s Theatre, featuring drama, music and variety acts, is a 10-minute walk from the hotel. The hotel provides a complimentary breakfast. Dining options within a five-minute walk include Spanish food at La Tasca, Italian and Mediterranean dishes at Rustico and traditional Scottish cooking at Howies.

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.

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