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The Marcliffe Hotel and Spa

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North Deeside Road Pitfodels, Aberdeen AB15 9YA Scotland
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#4 of 65 hotels in Aberdeen
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Opened by Mikhail Gorbachev in 1993, this is one of the cities more exclusive hotels.I am delighted to inform our valued clients that we have now upgraded all our TV's to slimline models with plenty satellite channels.Thank you all for your patience.J Stewart Spence, Owner
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Anne R wrote a review Nov. 2020
Montrose, United Kingdom8 contributions1 helpful vote
Excellent! We had the package: dinner, b&b in junior suite with 🥂. Suite, food and service was so special in this challenging time. Well done to all Marcliffe staff, keeping such amazing standards up during COVID crisis. Had a wonderful birthday - thank you.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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CStod wrote a review Oct. 2020
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Please note we are not the type to usually complain, we have never written a bad review or called out a staff member in particular but we were quite shocked by this introduction; My husband and I booked our stay through the October deal for bed, breakfast and dinner. As this was the night after our wedding we wanted a nice 5 star hotel to celebrate. However, it was clear that the hotel facilities and services are not up to the 5 star standard. When we arrived the hotel we had a 10 minute wait to check in because Scott the receptionist chose to answer the phone before serving us. It was clear he stressed and this was shown through his rude responses to the taxi driver who was asking help to find his passenger. I understand during covid there may be reduced staff but there is no excuse for rudeness and I would have thought customers with their bags to check in would have been more important than someone on the phone. Once we eventually were served there was no apology for the delay and it seemed like we were an inconvenience when we asked for directions to the room as this was not provided when given the key. The room itself was fine, nothing special. Bed was two singles pushed together which I would expect in a 3 star hotel, also the bed was quite short. The highlight of our stay was the dinner, the service and food were both fantastic. It is a shame the rest of the hotel does not reflect the same level of quality. Breakfast was also amazing, cannot fault the food or waiters service. At check out the woman at the desk was lovely as well, so it is a shame that the introduction was such a let down.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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robertaberdeen71 wrote a review Oct. 2020
Aberdeen, United Kingdom50 contributions50 helpful votes
As things stand (14 October 2020) my wife and I (each of us 70-plus) are not allowed to invite anyone into our home, nor can anyone invite us into their home. So, if we are to meet up with anyone else (two maximum) in comfort we need to chose a cafe or a hotel's restaurant or lounge. Not having seen our teenage granddaughter for over a month, we arranged to meet her in the lounge of the Marcliffe Hotel at what, for the hotel, is a comparatively slack time of day ie the period of time that fills the gap between the end of serving lunch and the beginning of serving afternoon tea 'for real'. We booked in advance. We live four miles away from the hotel. So does our granddaughter. We were welcomed warmly and given a choice of places in the lounge area, or could have opted for a table in the restaurant too. An easy choice for us. The old-style sofas and lounge chairs in the lounge area are in a class of their own. So comfortable. So relaxing. We each settled for a 'combo' of "(tea or coffee) plus (scone or shortbread)". The scone is a dearer option than the shortbread. Both are delicious. The service was excellent, and the presentation of our choices was to a standard that had '5 star' written all over it. Each of us had our own generously proportioned tea pot of coffee pot. For relaxing surroundings and high quality food and service when looking to have 'a good chat over a good brew and a fine piece', the Marcliffe is 'the tops'. Our teenage granddaughter loved being there (her first time) and would gladly go back. So would we. We felt we were the beneficaries of a menu choice which represents very good value for money and which fits ideally with what we wished the meeting up to achieve at a time convenient to all three of us. The experience was a real treat and, as such, spiritually uplifting in what are difficult times.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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habzy wrote a review Oct. 2020
Aberdeen, United Kingdom111 contributions14 helpful votes
We had booked the complete indulgence break as an anniversary treat for ourselves, in your own words ‘Everything is included, there are no hidden extras!’ Sounded perfect, and although some parts of our stay were absolutely perfect others were not. Upon check in I asked if our dinner reservation could be made slightly earlier than 8.30 as government restrictions would be coming into force at 10pm and we did not want to rush our meal. The receptionist couldn’t find our booking until I named the person I had been emailing earlier in the week and explained I had been surprised I hadn’t received a final confirmation. It obviously hadn’t been written in the diary. The booking was then found and after some delay our time was rearranged. It just wasn’t the slick service expected. The concierge assisted us upstairs with our bags, explaining how short staffed the hotel was at the moment because it wasn’t busy enough to justify people being taken back from furlough. Maybe this was an explanation of the standard of our room? It certainly was not fully clean, a bedside tissue box so dusty I could draw a line through it, all 3 pictures hanging squint on the walls and if the bathroom could be classed as 3 star I would be surprised. Paint and plaster flaking off the wall, mirrors all smeared and the hygiene bag holder was filthy, covered in water marks. We had not been 10 minutes in our room and the concierge was back with Champagne, lovely, but actually should have been with our celebration meal at night. While he was there I enquired about the note the receptionist had given us with our payment/checkout details. It stated check out was 11am although a 2pm checkout is part of the indulgence package we booked. He assured me it was an 11am check out so the rooms would be deep cleaned. Another disappointment but we understood. We settled again only for concierge to be back at the door again! Apologising but confirming that it was a 2pm checkout with our ‘deal’. It was beginning to feel like Fawlty towers! No more interruptions and we had an absolutely outstanding meal with fabulous service from both bar and restaurant staff, just without the champagne we had expected, meaning we then had to indulge in wine at our added expense. A good nights sleep in a very comfortable bed followed by breakfast in our room, also perfect, lovely and hot and served professionally. Back to bed to enjoy our relaxing Saturday morning only to have housekeeping appear just after 11am! I would expect that if you are advertising and supplying different packages that it wouldn’t be too difficult for everyone to know which room number is benefitting from what? So after our last interruption we left early and went home to relax. Things are different at the moment and some justification for letting things slip can be made. But it certainly should not be used as an excuse by staff to guests. We did make our feelings known upon check out, and were told that someone would be in touch, which one week later they have not.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Greg Q wrote a review Sep. 2020
Felsted, United Kingdom392 contributions81 helpful votes
What an absolutely fantastic place. What you would expect of course but excellent none the less. Wonderful staff, great cocktails, fantastic food. A brilliant hotel in Aberdeen. On the edge of town so away from the hustle and bustle of the centre. Great for business as well.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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PRICE RANGE
USD 168 - USD 237 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
the marcliffe at pitfodels hotel aberdeen, marcliffe at pitfodels aberdeen, marcliffe at pitfodels hotel aberdeen
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
The Marcliffe at Pitfodels
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandAberdeenshireAberdeen
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Marcliffe Hotel and Spa
Which popular attractions are close to The Marcliffe Hotel and Spa?
Nearby attractions include The Locked Door Escape Games (3.1 km), Breakout Games (4.0 km), and The Gordon Highlanders Museum (1.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Marcliffe Hotel and Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Marcliffe Hotel and Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Marcliffe Hotel and Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Marcliffe Hotel and Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Blether, Brig O'Don, and Monsoona Healthy Indian Cuisine.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Marcliffe Hotel and Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Marcliffe Hotel and Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Marcliffe Hotel and Spa?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Marcliffe Hotel and Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to The Marcliffe Hotel and Spa?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St Machar's Cathedral (6.0 km), The Tolbooth Museum (4.6 km), and Provost Skene's House (4.5 km).
Is The Marcliffe Hotel and Spa accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.