Ratings based on 167 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.2 out of 5
93% of guests recommend
4.2 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified travellerfrom Green Bay, WI

Historic mansion on beautiful estate.

Posted 23-Mar-2015
Pros: Main mansion area. Rooms, food, fireplaces, grounds.
Cons: Better pricing options for breakfast. Maybe three or more.
Location: Location is very rural, but only a few miles from several quaint villages, and Aberdeen is only 20-30 minutes away. Union Street shops and museums.
Beautiful setting on hill overlooking River Dee. Grounds amazing. Main mansion area kept very historic with blazing fireplaces in all main reception areas and bar. This was much appreciated as the weather in March is somewhat chilly and damp. Spa, gym, and pool areas were first class. Food was excellent and prices definitely reflected this. Prepaid breakfast was fairly expensive in my opinion, but the quality and variety was absolutely top notch to compensate.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Scotland

Wedding stay

Posted 08-Mar-2015
Pros: Staff were very friendly and helpful and it has a lovely reception area.
were a reasonable size, with space for a small table and 2 comfy chairs. The furniture is adequate if a bit dated but then it goes with the character of the hotel. It had a good sized bathroom, with a bath and a very good separate shower. The only downside was the mattress which could have been more comfortable. The breakfast was first class with a great choice to pick from and very tasty. The staff were very polite and helpful, especially when we looked lost trying to find our way back to our rooms which seemed miles from the reception. The main reception area is very characterful, lots of wood panelling and log fires. Nice experience if a bit pricey, especially the drinks.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Calgary, AB Canada

Welcoming Historic 18th Century Hotel

Posted 07-Jan-2015
Pros: We really liked the staff!! They were all really wonderful. We also loved the quiet location, & the breakfast choices were fantastic!!
Cons: The food choices. The breakfast menu is fabulous, but the lunch & dinner choices were very limited & we got tired of the same few options.
Location: Not much around the hotel, but easy enough to get a taxi to take you wherever you want to go. It's only 15 mins. from the shops & town of Aberdeen.
We enjoyed our stay at the Ardoe House. The staff were very welcoming, friendly, happy and helpful. They arranged cabs for us to take us wherever we wanted to go, so it was nice having that service provided for us. The hotel was a castle actually, and had so much character and was a very unique experience. We would definitely recommend this hotel and would definitely stay at it again, should we ever return to Aberdeen.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveller

Disappointing, gone downhill

Posted 31-Dec-2014
It is maybe unfair to compare this hotel to the luxury it was ten years ago. However, the room and communal areas were very cold unless you were directly in front of the log fires. Despite being an old building I can't accept that for an excuse of how cold they were, it's not like cold weather in Scotland is a new problem! The bathroom could have done with at least a heated towel rail and the room a radiator that heated beyond luke warm. The decor is standard Mecure decor squeezed in to an old building rather than individual decor inline with the old building. The restaurant was fully booked which was disappointing, so we ate in the bar. Unfortunately, my husbands steak was supposed to be medium but was well-done, again, disappointing for the cost. The bar didn't have any snacks/crisps/nibbles for sale, which seemed strange for a 4* hotel and was commented on by other guests too. on the plus side, the staff were pleasant, the starters in the bar were nice and the breakfast was ok. But, for a one night getaway, I'd give at a miss (especially if you've ever been to Ardoe when it was at its prime),
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Aberdeen

Stayed for 1 night after a Christmas Function

Posted 22-Dec-2014
Pros: Room was very clean and Breakfast was very good.
Cons: The only small negative of our short stay was that the room & bathroom were freezing when we checked in and took a while to heat up.
Staff very friendly, from checking in at Reception to Breakfast the next day Staff were professional and helpful
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveller

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4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveller

Nice place for a wet, stormy afternoon

Posted 07-Dec-2014 on Hotels.com
Nice place - expensive for food/drinks in comparison to some hotels of similar standard that i have also stayed in.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travellers
by Iainfrom Glasgow

Excellent hotel and one not to miss

Posted 01-Dec-2014 on Hotels.com
Stayed in the Manire suite and a truly fantastic room which I would be delighted to stay in again. Staff were friendly as always and breakfast staff even remembered what I had for my breakfast the previous morning. Attention to detail was first class!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Lovely Hotel for a Wedding

Posted 01-Dec-2014
We stayed at Ardoe House Hotel for a friends wedding at the weekend. The hotel is beautiful and the food was amazing. The staff were all very friendly and helpful (except for getting told the complete incorrect directions from getting to the church from the hotel for the wedding. What should have taken 2 minutes to drive, took us 45 minutes. Thankfully the bride was later than we were or we would have missed it!) Other than that, I really cannot fault the hotel and staff. The bedroom was a lovely and spacious and the grounds were nice and peaceful. We were also able to check in early before the ceremony, which was a nice bonus. Great hotel and would def recommend for a nice break or a wedding!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Personal Event
by Christinefrom Everett, WA, USA

Castle Stay

Posted 28-Nov-2014 on Hotels.com
Wonderful! Beautiful! Enchanting!