Chester Hotel,  Aberdeen – 5 Star

Set in the heart of Aberdeen’s fashionable west end, The Chester Hotel has 50 luxurious bedrooms and suites where you can rest your head for a blissful night’s sleep. Enjoy fine dining in our stylish IX Restaurant, seclude yourself in our private dining rooms, and revel in the lively sophistication of our IX Bar.

Accommodations :

Thinking about what features you would like to see in your ultimate hotel bedroom? Well, these luxurious touches and a whole lot more come as standard when you step over the threshold of The Chester Hotel. We have 50 bedrooms, all designed in our signature contemporary style, and two simply stunning suites that amp up the opulence to ridiculous levels.

Choose from a Classic, Grand or Club Room, or for that little bit of added luxury, book either our Rothesay or Chester suites.

Regardless of the room or suite you decide to take up residence in during your stay, you’ll be guaranteed to envelope yourself in design-led surroundings, make like a starfish in 300-thread count Egyptian cotton bed linens, lay your head on plumped up plush pillows, get yourself smelling sweet with toiletries from Noble Isle and make yourself a complimentary coffee with the Nespresso machine.

During your stay you’ll also enjoy free WiFi – which is complimentary in all areas of the hotel – state-of-the-art in-room technology, and the latest entertainment systems.

With a hotel room like this you’ll check in and quite possibly forget to check out.

Classic Rooms

Our Classic rooms may be petite compared to others in the hotel, but they certainly punch above their weight in terms of space and in-room amenities.

They offer all of the great facilities that are a hallmark of The Chester Hotel, and don’t compromise on luxury, comfort or style.

Classic rooms – all with a double bed – are ideal for single travellers visiting the Granite City on a business trip or on a solo exploration of this beautiful part of Scotland. However, they are also perfect for couples who want to cocoon themselves in a little luxury while taking a break from Aberdeen’s visitor attractions, shops and vibrant social scene.

Grand Rooms

They selected the right name for our mid-range room – for it is absolutely Grand. Spacious and airy, the Grand has been designed with maximum comfort in mind.

If you’re on a business trip lasting several nights, then you’ll love the space that this super king provides. However, if you are travelling in a couple but aren’t actually a couple, you’ll be pleased to learn that the Grand also comes in a twin room set-up.

Travelling with family? We’ve got you covered. Several of our Grand rooms are interconnecting, allowing you to pop in on your next-door neighbours while also having the luxury of your own private quarters.

Club Rooms

Want to feel like the king of the castle? Then climb up to the top floor of the original 19th century mansion house and survey your kingdom from one of our two Club rooms. These huge rooms, accessed by an impressive staircase, take over the entire top floor of the hotel.

Exquisitely decorated, the Club has sloping ceilings in both the bedroom and bathroom. Logic tells you this should make the room feel small, but Club room guests enjoy space, space and more space.

Appreciate the stunning views to the south of the city while relaxing on the comfy sofas, or soak away the day’s stresses in a luxurious bath or separate rainfall shower.

The Rothesay Suite

Want to enjoy all of the luxury of The Chester Hotel, but want to take the opulence up a notch further? Then the atmospheric Rothesay Suite is for you.

Located in the original building, walking through the door is almost like walking back in time…if 19th century hotel rooms boasted design-led furnishings and hi-tech amenities. However, the past and the present blend together seamlessly in this exquisite suite.

Many of the original features are evident, including the large bay window, fireplace and intricate cornicing throughout the living room and bedroom areas. As well as sofas that you sink into, you’ll enjoy a dining area, and peaceful bathing in the spacious bathroom.

The Chester Suite

The mark of an outstanding hotel room is when it can be described as a home away from home. But, let’s face it, how many of us have a bar in our front room and a television in the bathroom? Welcome to the Chester Suite and a new level of luxury.

With a large bedroom – complete with a television that rises from the foot of the bed – and a generously proportioned separate living area with that all-important bar, the Chester Suite often renders guests speechless.

A freestanding bath – from which you can soak away your stresses while catching up on your favourite television shows – is the standout feature of the bathroom. Or maybe it’s the massive rainfall shower. We can never make up our minds.

The Chester Suite. Not so much as a home from home; more of a haven from home.


With Aberdeen’s most luxurious family rooms, we cater for all your family’s needs. Rooms are child-proofed prior to your stay, ensuring you can relax with your family and enjoy the best possible experience with us. We can arrange interconnecting rooms to enable parents to enjoy some privacy during their stay, and provide cots, extra beds and a babysitting service if required. Chester, our canine friend, has created a special children’s menu including tasty main dishes such as My First Steak, with hand cut chips, and desserts such as the Fruit Platter with seasonal jelly and sorbet.

And if you’d like some recommendations for child-friendly restaurants or tourist attractions, just speak to our reception team who will always be happy to help.

Dining :

IX Restaurant

Lower the lights. Raise the curtain. Our theatre kitchen in the IX Restaurant is ready to put on an unforgettable show; where the food takes centre stage.

Local produce cooked to perfection in a menu that changes with the season – that’s the hallmark of the IX Restaurant, which holds two AA Rosettes.

A striking feature of the IX Restaurant is the theatre kitchen where you can watch our team at work. You also have the option of selecting meat from our market counter and the chefs will cook your selection to perfection on the Josper grill.

We believe that food goes hand in hand with drink: we will be happy to recommend wine that will set your meal off to perfection.

So, browse the menu. Ponder your choice. And always leave room for dessert.

A La Carte Dinner Menu

A La Carte Dessert Menu

Wine List

Take a large measure of style, top up with a generous dash of elegance, mix together and serve chilled – and there you have the perfect recipe for Aberdeen’s most stylish venue, our IX Bar.

Whether it’s morning coffee or evening cocktails, the trendy bar offers the perfect backdrop to start your day or end your night. A key feature of IX Bar is its extensive cocktail list, containing well known classics and originals handcrafted by our mixologists.

In addition to the cocktails, fine wines and a bar stocked full of Scotch whisky, craft gin and other spirits, you’ll find a great bar food menu. The emphasis is on casual dining so expect burgers, sandwiches and comfort foods, but what you shouldn’t expect is average. Our kitchen team prepare these dishes with the same love and attention that goes into our fine dining menu.

With a range of private booths, comfortable seating, and our brand new outdoor seating area,  the vibe at the IX Bar is what you want it to be. Cosy or lively … or al fresco – you decide.

Bar Food Menu

Drinks Menu

Sunday Brunch

Join our campaign to reclaim the most fantastic of family traditions – Sunday lunch. We’re advocating a return to the days when meal times didn’t pass in a blur, but were to enjoy good food in the company of those who matter to you the most.

Sit back, relax and at the end of a long week let someone else take on the task of cooking a roast and all the trimmings. Enjoy melt in the mouth cuts of roast beef, drizzled with red wine sauce and served up with light and fluffy Yorkshire puds and crispy roast potatoes.

Roast dinners, not your thing? Relax. Our Sunday lunch menu also serves a range of other contemporary fine dining options – we’re all about making it a memorable occasion for everyone in your group.

Gather your family and friends and get them together for a leisurely lunch that lasts for hours. But, please, no squabbling over who gets the last roast potato.

Sample menus

Afternoon Tea

“Come along inside…we’ll see if tea and buns can make the world a better place.” – Wind in the Willows author, Kenneth Grahame

Has the afternoon even happened if you haven’t spent it enjoying tea and cake? We think not – which is why we serve one of the most fantastic afternoon teas in Aberdeen. In the sophisticated setting of our lounge you can have your cake and eat it – again and again and again.

Our afternoon tea is served on the finest traditional china, with a teapot full to overflowing and a cake stand at toppling point. You’ll enjoy finger sandwiches, homemade sausage rolls and quiche, along with to die for sweet treats created by our pastry chefs.

Freshly baked scones, lemon cake, Dundee cake, choux buns, fruit tart…feeling a little peckish yet? Enjoy with our very own exclusive Chester blend loose leaf tea or give it some glamour with vintage Ruinart champagne.

Afternoon tea is available seven days a week, from 2-4pm.

View our afternoon tea menu »

Golf :

Scotland – The Home of Golf

What could be better than standing on the first tee of a magnificent golf course in Scotland, the home of golf? If you’re considering a golf holiday in Aberdeen, The Chester Hotel is the perfect choice.

With over 550 golf courses covering the length and breadth of Scotland, there are many historic links and parkland courses attracting golfers from all corners of the globe. And with over ten golf courses right on our doorstep, The Chester Hotel will meet all your golfing needs.

Trump International: 14 miles

The championship golf course is a classical Scottish links. The course has a Par of 72 and a maximum length of just over 7400 yards. All 18 holes thread their way engagingly through the dunes, rising to find views of the sea and coastline. Each hole has six separate tees catering for all classes of golfer. The bunkers are placed to challenge the stronger player and not unduly punish the weaker golfer. “The Ultimate Links Experience – Challenging & Breathtaking”

Royal Aberdeen (Balgownie): 5 miles

Balgownie is one of the truest links layouts in golf. It’s a course to test the better golfer, one who can accommodate the many variable conditions this arduous links can throw at you. Balgownie’s front nine holes rank amongst the very best in the world. The Balgownie course is a classic links layout – out through the dunes and back along a plateau.

Murcar Links: 7 miles

“Murcar Links is as fine a links course as you could wish to play” (Paul Lawrie, 1999 Open Champion). Not for the beginner or the faint hearted, Murcar Links is a par 71 natural Championship links, which represents a truly challenging test of golf. To play it requires every shot in the book and if the wind is up, a few more besides!

Cruden Bay: 26 miles

Cruden Bay is a traditional Scottish links golf course, creating unique challenges demanding the skills of power, placement and fine judgement upon the discerning golfer. Set against a backdrop of subtly contoured greens and magnificent panoramic views the course truly justifies its position as 61st best course in the world.

Banchory: 17 miles

Located in the heart of Royal Deeside, the picturesque par 69 – 18 hole course with strategically placed bunkers, mature trees and the “magnetic” River Dee offers a challenge to golfers of all standards.

Meldrum House: 19 miles

One of only a few courses in Scotland measuring more than 7,000 yards, Meldrum House Golf Course will be an unforgettable experience for every golfer.
 The course is challenging – a real pleasure for anyone who is passionate about the game. It’s also a refreshing alternative to Scotland’s classic links venues.

Newmachar (Hawkeshill): 9 miles

This parkland par 72 course measuring 6730 yards is set amongst mature silver birch and Scots pine trees. Water hazards, combined with strategic bunkering of fairways and greens, make this one of the toughest tests of golf in the area.

Duff House: 45 miles

Duff House Royal Golf Club is a beautifully manicured parkland course, a feature being the large two tiered “MacKenzie” greens. Its appearance defies its difficulty and its 6031 yards offer a severe but fair challenge to golfers of all abilities.

Ballater: 40 miles

Picture a corner of Scotland with a delightful warmth of welcome, together with breathtaking scenery and an interesting and challenging golf course and you’ve discovered Ballater. The course offers its toughest test to par on its opening six holes, which include two difficult par threes. However, with the beautiful scenery, dominated by Lochnagar to the west, and the fresh Highland air, few can fail to enjoy this lovely course.

Stonehaven: 12 miles

Stonehaven Golf Club lies on the Braes of Cowie. Though the course is short (par 66 and 5103 yards), it also provides stunning views of the North Sea, of Stonehaven Bay and the town itself, and of the ancient fortress of Dunnottar Castle, and sets a stiff challenge for all standards of golfer.

Braemar: 58 miles

Braemar is the highest 18 hole golf course in Scotland at around 1,200 feet above sea level. The course is relatively short, measuring 4,935 off the medal tees, but it will test golfers of any standard.