This weekend my other half turned the grand old age of 29 (only one more year til the big one!) and we celebrated with a night at Aberdeen's Malmaison hotel. We booked the hotel and breakfast via Late Rooms and upgraded to a junior suite when we checked in on Friday afternoon. The hotel is gorgeous from the inside out. There is a Scottish theme running throughout the building's chic and stylish interior, highlighted with the use of various tartan accessories.

Our suite was reasonably sized - nothing over the top - and came equipped with a king size bed, a small sofa and coffee table at the foot, a stand alone bath, desk, TV and mini bar. The bathroom was well stocked with the usual soaps, shampoo and body wash to use in the massive shower. 

Our first port of call was of course the Malbar. Open to residents 24/7 the bar is yet another beautifully designed part of the hotel. You can lounge here with a coffee through the day, get a dram in the cosy whiskey snug or, like us, relax and people watch take in your stunning surroundings with a cocktail from the Malchemy menu before dinner.

Or if you're feeling flush you can always treat yourself to some bubbles...

We had a fantastic dinner in the Malmaison's brasserie but I have a separate post on that lined up. There were far too many photos for one! Our breakfast was a welcome sight the morning after! The last thing my hangover needed was a fry up so I kept it simple with toast and tasty pastries from the continental selection. Gordon on the other hand, dove straight in for the Big Mal Breakfast to soak up all that vodka from the night before. Judging by the speed he wolfed it down, I'd say it hit the spot.

If I could, I'd  of stayed at the Malmaison forever but we begrudgingly checked out and returned to the real, far less sleek world. I can't recommend this hotel enough. All aspects of our stay were spot on and the staff were warm, inviting and always helpful. It is a bit pricey but is worth it for the comfortable and elegantly patriotic escape.

You'll find Aberdeen's Malmaison on Queen's Road or check their website for other locations. I fancy giving the spa a try next!
Have you ever been to a Malmaison hotel?

Christy xx


  1. This looks fantastic! What a great way to spend the weekend!


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  3. Love all the tartan details! Looks like you had a great time!

  4. I love Malmaison hotels - perfect for a birthday stay!!

    Rosie x