Aberdeen is the 3rd most populous city in Scotland and one of the 32 local government council areas in Scotland. Aberdeen has an estimated 202,370 number of residents. Aberdeen has several nicknames including the “Silver City with Golden Sands” the “Grey City” and the “Granite City”. Since the discovery of the North Sea oil in the early 1970s, some nicknames have been the “Energy Capital of Europe” or “Oil Capital of Europe”.
The city received a Royal Burgh status in 1319 from Robert the Bruce which changed Aberdeen economically. Aberdeen’s 2 universities including the University of Aberdeen, which was built in 1495, and Robert Gordon University that was awarded university status in the year 1992 make this city the educational center of the northeast.
The traditional industries of paper-making, fishing, textiles and shipbuilding have been overtaken by Aberdeen’s seaport and the oil industry. The Aberdeen Heliport is one of the world’s busiest commercial heliports and it is the biggest in northeast of Scotland.
Aberdeen is home to numerous hotels ranging from luxury hotels, 3-star hotel, to cheap hotels. Several hotels in the city are close to the attractions, shopping centers and airports. Here are list of hotels in Aberdeen.
The Aberdeen Douglas Hotel was established in the height of Victorian era and has been welcoming guests since in the year 1848. The hotel is a minute stroll way from the Aberdeen Rail and Bus Station. It is also close to the His Majesty Theater, Aberdeen Music Hall and shopping malls.
The hotel offers about 98 contemporary and comfortable bedroom and about 31 fully serviced one bedroom apartments with unsurpassed views of the Trinity Quay. Inviting and comfortable bedrooms are tastefully decorated in muted and relaxing colors as well as well appointed double, twin and executive rooms are available and offering a large selection and flexibility of accommodation options. All 98 bedrooms are equipped with everything required for enjoyable and comfortable stay including cable televisions, irons with ironing boards, hairdryers, direct dial telephones and free high-speed Wi-Fi Internet connectivity.
The hotel facilities and services include conference facilities, room service, laundry service, wakeup service, lounge or bar, restaurant and parking space. The hotel’s complete address is 43-45 Market Street AB11 5EL Aberdeen, Scotland. For more information contact them in 01224-582-255 or fax them at 01224-582-966.
The Soprano St Magnus Court Hotel is a 3-star hotel situated at 22 Guild Street Aberdeen AB11 6NF in Scotland. The hotel is within a mile away from the Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Provost Ross’ House, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral, St. Nicholas Center, His Majesty’s Theater, Aberdeen Art Gallery and much more. It provides complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access and breakfast, conference rooms, dry cleaning services as well as express checkout and multilingual staff.
The hotel offers about 27 guestrooms situated on 3 floors. All guestrooms are equipped with televisions, wireless Internet access, hair dryers and telephones. Pets are not allowed in the hotels. The check-in time in the hotel is 2:00 pm and the checkout time is 11:00 am. The rates of this hotel from August 20 to October 19 2009 are 92 US dollars per night.