Altens and Altens Industrial Estate are areas of Aberdeen, just south of the city centre.
Many oil industry companies are based here, and Aberdeen College has a training centre here aimed at teaching skills for the construction sector. The RGIT Offshore Survival Training Centre, now owned by Petrofac, is also based in Altens. The busy Tullos Industrial Estate is next to Altens.
As this part of Aberdeen is dominated by business space there are few hotels. However, there are 3 hotels in or near Altens. They are;
- Thistle Altens Hotel Aberdeen (4-Star) this stylish hotel is in the centre of Altens. With 215 rooms, this is the biggest hotel by far in this part of Aberdeen. Rooms enjoy satellite television, private baths, desks, tea and coffeemakers. The Thistle Altens Hotel offers excellent meeting and conference facilities, and being on the south side of the city it’s easy to get to from the A90. Click here to get rates.
- Wellington Hotel (2-Star) this original looking hotel has smart rooms, friendly restaurant and a relaxing bar. Rooms are affordable, modern and very comfy. Parking and WiFi are free. Rooms benefit from a coffee maker, a telephone, tea making facilities, a safe, a private bathroom and a plasma / LCD TV.
- Cove Bay Hotel (3-Star) a little further away from Altens in the quaint old fishing village of Cove, you will find the comfy Cove Bay Hotel. There are 14 en-suite rooms to choose from, all full of things to make your stay very pleasant, such as tea/coffee making facilities, TV, hairdryer, free Wifi and free parking. The hotel has its own restaurant and bar serving the best of local cuisine. Click here to get rates.
If you are staying in Altens and looking for things to do nearby, check out these local suggestions;
- Play golf at Balnagask or at Nigg Bay golf courses.
- Watch Cove Rangers play football in the Highland League.
- Go trout fishing at the Loch of Loirston.
All the joys of Aberdeen city centre are only a short bus journey away, the 21/21A on the Clarest Line from Altens Industrial Estate will get you there.
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