Half an hour before we headed off into town to drink the day away for May Day, Blair told me to pack an overnight bag. As a surprise for finishing university and getting through the dreaded dissertation and coursework, Blair booked us a stay at the Sandman Signature Hotel in Aberdeen.
Sandman Hotel is situated in the heart of the city in the former Robert Gordon University building, perfect for those who are looking to visit Aberdeen as a wee getaway or, like us, those who want to be within walking distance of all of the local bars and restaurants.
If you prefer to stay within the hotel grounds, Sandman also has a gorgeous restaurant, Chop Grill and Bar, on site for all your food needs.
The Entrance & Reception
On arrival, we were greeted with a grand lobby with black and white checkerboard tiled flooring, leading through an archway into the lively reception.
The reception desks themselves are made of white marble, against walls made from tree bark with black and gold accents, which gives a premium yet rustic feel to the area. The reception staff were incredibly welcoming and made us feel at ease.
Following on from the reception area is the seating area which is absolutely the widely talked about part of this hotel and what people think of when someone says ‘Sandman Hotel’. Bold, colourful umbrellas hang from the ceiling with raindrops that mimic a chandelier but with a contemporary twist.
Navy, velvet sofas and gold, high-backed armchairs with cow print upholstery surround the lounge area adding to the luxurious yet quirky aesthetic that Sandman Hotel portrays. The walls and decor boast natural materials, such as the wooden coffee tables and the bush-like accent, bringing the outside in which is a style I love.
We stayed in the Signature King Room, endowed with all of your hotel necessities. The package that we had meant we had a bottle of prosecco waiting for us which was a lovely benefit to start off our day drinking session. However, you’re here for the hotel review so I’ll carry on… after I’ve shown you some fab photos of us drinking our complimentary prosecco that is. Enjoy.
The room itself is neutral with blue and brown tones throughout. There are touches of tartan too, homing in on the Scottish location. The decor is rather industrial with the hanging lights yet still fun with the pop of lime green from the gorgeous velvet armchair.
The bathroom is both modern and rustic with a spa-like feel. The walk-in shower is spacious and decorated just to my taste with the exposed red brick wall and white tiles with grey grouting that contrasts well against the sleek black surfaces and fresh, white bathroom walls. The bathroom even comes equipped with bathrobes so you can really relax in comfort.
We had a delightful stay at the Sandman Hotel and it’s certainly a hotel we would be likely to visit again. The service we received was top notch and the fun, unconventional decor is memorable and pleasing on the eye and your mood. The location is spot on and with the convenience of onsite parking, this really is a great hotel to visit if you are planning a trip to Aberdeen.
Have you ever been to Sandman Hotel?
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