Mercure Aberdeen Ardoe House Hotel & Spa
Why We Love This Hotel
- A striking 19th-century country house alongside the River Dee, just five miles from the city centre
- A great location for exploring the Aberdeen Castle and Malt Whisky Trails
- Drive to a beautiful beach in 30 minutes -- or to a spectacular National Park in an hour
- Sample fine-dining cuisine, followed by a nightcap in a cosy wood-panelled bar
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.
- Gym / fitness center
- Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
- Indoor pool
- Pool bar
- Sauna / Steam Room
- Tennis courts
- 24-hour front desk
- 24-hour room service
- Concierge service
- Express check-in / checkout
- Laundry / dry cleaning
- Safe in reception (fees apply)
- Business center
- Coffee / tea-making facilities
- Iron and ironing board
- Flatscreen TV
- Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
- Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
- Complimentary parking
Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.
Pets: Pets allowed
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Pets allowed Check-out time is 12pm National Rating Know Before You Go
This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.
Know Before You Go
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
- Fee for English breakfast: GBP 16.95 per person (approximately)
- Pet fee: GBP 10.00 per pet, per night
- Early check-in fee: GBP 15.00 (subject to availability)
- Late check-out fee: GBP 15.00 (subject to availability)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
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