More like a miniature fairytale castle than a 19th-century mansion house, the 4-star Mercure Aberdeen Ardoe House sits in 30 acres of tranquil countryside, five miles outside Aberdeen city centre.
There’s plenty to explore in town, with parts of the city centre dating back to medieval times, but any trip to Scotland has to be (at least partly) about castles, whisky, mountains or golf. Around here, though, that’s not a problem. With more castles per acre in Aberdeenshire than anywhere else in the UK, the Aberdeen Castle Trail (taking in 18 of the area’s best sites) is a must-do. The Malt Whisky Trail takes you to many of the Speyside distilleries, approximately 90 minutes’ drive away, while the edge of the Cairngorms National Park offers walking, cycling and golf. You’re also a short drive from the coast and some fantastic beaches.
The hotel has two dining options -- the gourmet Blairs Restaurant and the relaxed Soapie’s Lounge Bar, which serves hearty pub grub. For a pre or post-dinner drink, choose from Laird’s Bar with its extensive selection of whiskies (obviously), or the cosy Drawing Room with wood panelling and an open fire. Hotel facilities also include a spa with an indoor heated pool, a fitness centre and a menu of pampering treatments (charges apply).
The AA praises the “beautifully decorated, thoughtfully equipped bedrooms” -- all 120 rooms offer satellite TV and free WiFi, with interconnecting rooms available for families on request.
From the press:
“From its elevated position on the banks of the River Dee, this 19th-century baronial-style mansion commands excellent countryside views” -- The AA Hotel Guide
by Amy Lindsay
Gym / fitness center
Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
Sauna / Steam Room
24-hour front desk
24-hour room service
Express check-in / checkout
Laundry / dry cleaning
Safe in reception (fees apply)
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Iron and ironing board
Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Pets allowed Check-out time is 12pm
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
National Rating This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.
Know Before You Go
Children 5 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
Breakfast fee: GBP 16.95 per person (approximately)
Pet fee: GBP 10.00 per pet, per night
Early check-in fee: GBP 15.00
Late check-out fee: GBP 15.00
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
Aberdeen Airport is a 30-minute drive away, with taxis or buses into town readily available at arrivals. Trains run into Aberdeen station, less than a 15-minute taxi ride away. If arriving by car, there’s free on-site parking for up to 210 vehicles.
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