View from the Room: Hilton Garden Inn, Aberdeen
Incredibly central, next door to John Lewis, which, as it happens is the only ugly building in this fine Granite City. From here you can walk everywhere and even the beach is only about 25 minutes’ walk.
There is very limited parking and if you grab a spot, it stays yours for the days you pay (between £8-16 per day). However, the full facts were kept from us when we checked in.
On coming back from a day out on a busy new year’s eve, we waited several minutes in a queue blocking the road only to be told eventually by driver in front that we had to go to overflow car park out. So we duly went, paid for it, assuming we’d get it back as we’d already booked Hilton car park. We asked reception how it worked and that’s when they decided to tell us we still had the space we booked two days ago. Apart from the wasted few £s, we will never get those 40 wasted minutes back.
Double wardrobe and shelf with 8 regular hangers.
Three separate shelves plus one with a safe.
No drawers other than slim one on desk so nowhere to store smalls
Good size bedside tables
Additional shelving under refreshments unit
Empty fridge (hurrah, not a minibar)
Shelf under large TV console table
Power points: Dotted around the room with two at the side of desk/dressing table
Towels – large and quite soft, very absorbent. 2 bath, two hand towels and 2 face cloths
Separate shower cubicle
The longest bath I have seen in a long time.
Three shelves and a little space for toothbrush etc around oblong shaped deep sink
Shower gel, body lotion and shampoo and conditioner included
Tissues and sanitary bags provided
No rail to dry/hang towels and unusually the lack of toothbrush/shaver charge point was noted.
We had breakfast out every day as we were in a reasonable sized city. A kettle and usual tea and coffee sachets with milk pots are provided.
Mirrors in the right places including a full length one Iron and board in wardrobe
Relax & sleep
One armchair and a table
Desk/dresser unit with one chair
TV on a unit
Large double bed with one large winter duvet and 2 pillows plus 2 spares
Warm room with controllable heaters/air con
Lighting: All lamps and perfectly adequate.
Room 317 suited our needs, looked out to another building. Rather delightfully our view across the way was a room with a Christmas tree.
Excellent throughout other than the car parking fiasco. There was no compentastion or reimbursement.
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