Aberdeen Accommodation

The majority of the Scottish population live in the central belt but there is a grand old city which lies in the North East, behind only Glasgow and Edinburgh in size and is every bit as impressive and that is Aberdeen.

Like Glasgow, the city is famed for its shopping and nightlife and like Edinburgh the long and deep history of the place is etched into the grand old streets and buildings. The city is no copycat of either of its larger brothers however and has a very definite visual, historic, and cultural appeal all of its own. The high regard with which the city is held is reflected in the number, range and quality of Aberdeen hotel options available to visitors.

That the city is visually different from anywhere else in Scotland is immediately evident to anyone who first comes across the dramatic grey granite, with which much of the city is built, shimmering in the sunlight. It is a cityscape which certainly gives the impression of age and permanence and this impression would be justified for what is a very old city indeed.

Cities throughout the UK gain their status by Royal Charter and in Aberdeen's case that royal was Robert the Bruce. Ever since, the city has welcomed visitors who come for work, for trade and for leisure and then as now they are spoilt for choice when it comes to Aberdeen accommodation.

Historically, industry in the city meant textile production and fishing and of those fishing remains a major commercial force in the region, helped by Aberdeen having one of Europe's largest seaports. In addition to the many 100s of fishing vessels which work out of the port there are also regular ferries to the Shetland and Orkney Islands. In modern times the city has become synonymous with North Sea Oil and has found a new lease of life as a result with great investments in hospitality and leisure to meet the demands of the great numbers who come to work in the engineering, energy, and oil industries.

As a result of this new business, and the commercial and financial benefits, there are many Aberdeen accommodation options which cater for business travellers through a full range of corporate facilities and business-centred services. This is true certainly of the larger hotels whether traditional or modern in style and as well as having business centres and meeting rooms will be well equipped with the latest in-room television, telephone and internet technologies. Grand old luxury hotels have the added benefit of providing the perfect backdrop to stylish weddings and other special celebrations.

A knock-on effect of the new wealth of the city is also reflected in the ever-increasing opportunities for shopping and in the range of superb restaurants and leisure facilities. The city welcomes visitors from all over the world and has a real international flavour to many of the nightlife and dining options. Those opting for Aberdeen accommodation within a luxury hotel will certainly have access to some fine dining but even the humble bed and breakfast guest house will start the day with a fresh home-cooked breakfast.

Bed and breakfast Aberdeen accommodation is the preferred choice for most visitors and they offer excellent value for a comfortable stay. Many will also offer discounts and preferential rates for those on an extended stay or with work contracts to fulfil in the city.

Leisure visitors will find all they require too within the smaller independent hotels and guest houses, some of which have no shortage of history and character. A great many more options are available in the wider Aberdeenshire area and are perfectly placed to visit the city and enjoy the incredible natural environments of the North East.