Hotels in Queens Road, Aberdeen

by Joanne Thomas
Lighthouses and levies on the North Sea coast near Aberdeen, Scotland

Lighthouses and levies on the North Sea coast near Aberdeen, Scotland

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Queen's Road is one of the major roads that passes through western Aberdeen, a city on the east coast of Scotland. Several hotels are located directly on the road, offering a convenient, central location for visitors to the city. They tend to be smaller hotels with fewer than 100 guest rooms, and most offer on-site restaurants specializing in local, seasonal cuisine.

Malmaison Hotel

With its cast iron entrance way, turreted roof and old stone facade, the Malmaison Hotel resembles a castle. The 80-room boutique hotel's interiors are equally evocative of old Scotland with rural-themed artwork, framed kilts and Celtic fabrics. Its guest rooms feature high-end touches like power showers and feather bedding. The suites -- named Balmoral, Crathes, Slains and Dunnottar -- each have a four-poster bed or oversize sleigh bed. The Mal Brasserie boasts a team of sommeliers, or for a taste of Scotland you can repose yourself in a tartan armchair in the "Whisky Snug" and sample selections from the extensive Scotch collection.

Simpson's Hotel

Simpson's Hotel offers 49 guest rooms and suites with classic, elegant decor. Each room and suite is distinct in configuration due to the age of the historic property. The hotel's gourmet restaurant offers seating on a large outdoor terrace in warmer months, and year-round in the main dining room and conservatory. The Lounge Bar serves breakfasts and light lunches, and features complimentary wireless Internet access and comfy seating. Internet access is also available in the guest rooms.

The Queen's Hotel

The family-run Queen's Hotel is located near the center of Aberdeen's West End district. The 34 en-suite guest rooms are available in three categories, the most spacious of which are superior rooms in the original building, which come with complimentary bottled water, bathrobes and slippers. The Table D'Hote menu at the on-site restaurant, King James Room, changes weekly to incorporate the freshest local produce of the season. The Bothwell Lounge bar also serves food throughout the day.

The Dutch Mill Hotel

With only nine guest rooms, the Dutch Mill Hotel on Queens Road is an intimate, family-run establishment. The rooms are spacious and feature bold, modern decor and large bathrooms. Some feature a large bay window and a plush sofa. Room rates include a full Scottish breakfast, and guests are welcome to enjoy lunch and dinner in the main restaurant, in the cozy pub or in the conservatory.

About the Author

A writer of diverse interests, Joanne Thomas has penned pieces about road trips for Hyundai, children's craft projects for Disney and wine cocktails for Robert Mondavi. She has lived on three continents and currently resides in Los Angeles, where she is co-owner and editor of a weekly newspaper. Thomas holds a BSc in politics from the University of Bristol, England.

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