Sopranos and Aberdeen

Aberdeen – is the sparkling jewel of Scotland known as the ‘ silver city by the golden sands’ and it’s special granite stone makes the city shine in sunlight and sparkle in the rain.

Originally the Caledonian Railway Hotel, the 24 Bedroom Sopranos is a little turreted extravaganza over looking the coastal harbour. This gem is an architectural miniature of the awe-inspiring baronial and gothic splendours that nestle in Old Aberdeen. A wee beauty concealing a mysterious past.

And Sopranos boasts Aberdeen’s most envied location. From the hotel you can throw a paper aeroplane at the harbour wall and ferry terminal, the bus and train way stations.

It’s in the epicenter of café culture –and the city’s Merchant Quarter – the bohemian historical part of the city that attracts the city’s visitors to it’s hospitable bars, convivial brasseries and live music and arts venues. For good measure, the city is on the doorstep of the North East’s newest and largest shopping centre – Union Square.

Hotel Facilities

Sopranos is a non smoking hotel

Wireless internet is available

Night porters give access to a 24 hour front desk service

There are three NCP car parks near the hotel and free parking in the hotel’s side streets in the evening until 8.00am

Please note this is a listed building and there is no lift

See the Sopranos Bistro page for meal times, choice and availability

Please note there is usually live entertainment Friday & Saturday evenings. The Wine Bar and Bistro can be very busy with non residents on these days so please make an advanced dinner reservation.


Local City Centre Facilities

….The Hotel is in the heart of the Merchant Quarter where the main tourist restaurants and bars are located

….The Hotel is a few minutes walk away from the city center’s main arts, music and theatre venues

….Aberdeen’s beach and funfair is a ten minute walk away

….The hotel is in the middle of the city’s three main shopping centers

….The hotel is 100 metres from the city’s largest 10 screen cinema

Peripheral Attractions

….There are three Parks within walking distance

….There are a number of castles within 20 – 30 minutes drive

….Aberdeen has a number of municipal golf courses available to visitors

….The Whisky distillery trail begins an hours drive from Aberdeen

….Highland visitor attractions including Ballater, Crathes castle and Balmoral can all be reached via Bus from the hotel


Sopranos Hotel Aberdeen | City Centre | Restaurant | Bistro | Wine Bar

Transport & Directions

Follow signs for either the Train Station , The Merchant Quarter, or the city’s biggest shopping center – Union Square. The Hotel is 100 metres from the Train station and on the doorstep of Union Square.

There is a direct bus from the hotel to the airport. A taxi will cost approximately £15.00 – £20.00 to the airport. Depending on traffic the airport is twenty to forty minutes drive away.

Are situated opposite the hotel 100 metres away.

The hotel overlooks the harbour and the ferry terminal is a 5 minute walk. There are daily Ferries to the Orkney and Shetland Islands which can be booked on the day.

Hotel Terms and Conditions


GENERAL – The hotel reserves the right to cancel the booking at any time and give a refund of any deposits/prepaid in the event of the hotel not being available for exceptional circumstances including fire, flood, sale of hotel, terrorist attack/activity, storm damage

SINGLE ROOM BOOKINGS -If cancelled at least 48 hours before 2.00pm on the day of arrival no fee will be charged. If cancelled later or in the event of a no show the total price of the reservation will be charged unless you reserve a special priced room with no refund option.

BOOKINGS FOR MORE THAN 2 ROOMS OR 3 NIGHTS OR MORE – If cancelled at least 7 days before the day of arrival no fee will be charged. If cancelled later or in the event of a no show the total price of the reservation will be charged.

GROUP BOOKINGS – Please contact the Hotel directly for the hotel’s group booking confirmation and cancellation policy. A group is a booking for four or more rooms.

SPECIAL EVENTS/HOLIDAYS – May be subject to pre-payment and a no cancellation policy. On these occasions the hotel will contact you when you make a booking to highlight this.

The Hotel and it’s Bar and Restaurant facilities are designed around Adults and we regret that the facilities are not suitable for Children under 8.

Children of 8 and over sharing their parents room are charged £30.00 per night including breakfast

We accept Mastercard, Visa, Euro/Maestro and Solo

The hotel operates an Express Checkout that requires payment on arrival

Customers paying by cash must still guarantee their room with a credit card

The hotel reserves the right to pre-authorise cards for payment and at certain busy times e.g. holiday or exhibitions the hotel may contact you to take advanced payment to secure your booking.

Check In – 2pm on the day of arrival

Check Out – 11am out on the day of departure

Subject to availability and for a part payment a late check out or early check in may be available

Residents may deposit their luggage in the luggage store on the day of arrival before check in and after check out on departure days

No pets are permitted

Visitors are not permitted in to the hotel bedrooms without the permission of a manager

It is a condition of booking that guests agree to the cost of any damage to the hotel being deducted from their credit card. This includes any lost revenue if the room can not be let to other guests while any damage is being repaired. There is a £100.00 charge for smoking in the room to cover the cost of fumigating all the furnishings to make the room acceptable to the next incoming guest.

Loss of or damage to guest’s property is limited to £50.00 for anyone article and a total of £100.00 per any one guest. This notice does not constitute any admission of liability.

Sopranos Vision

Thank you for choosing Sopranos

Soprano Hotels was set up to create management and people development schools with residential accommodation for courses offered by it’s sister companies Rich Minds and A different Life. These courses are centered around

….Cultural change at work
….Executive mentoring and Coaching
….Life Coaching
….Restoration and learning through nature

Sopranos is independent company, owned by Jonathan Day

Since our purchase we have been carrying out a comprehensive refurbishment programme and our aim is to make the business the very best small hotel in the city.

We are now planning the next Sopranos acquisitions which will be in the South of France and India.

Merchant Quarter

Sopranos hotel is located in the very heart of the city’s Merchant Quarter – one of the best reasons to visit Aberdeen and the hotel.

The Merchants Quarter Today

Sandwiched between the big brand shopping centers The Merchant Quarter caters for visitors and locals looking for a more original experience. The Quarter itself boasts an eclectic mix of fabulous independent shops and the best dining and entertainment experiences in the city. You will find bohemian boutique, contemporary and retro shopping, a wide range of cosmopolitan cafes and brasseries, a diverse range of lifestyle businesses and a crop of the city’s most stylish hair stylists. In the evening the Merchants quarter comes alive. As well as dining and drinking in the city’s most fashionable and hospitable bars and brasseries you can soak up the atmosphere from the never ending venues hosting live music.

History of The Merchant Quarter

As long ago as 1399 the Medieval Merchant Quarter of Aberdeen was designated as one of the most important entry points to the city. Mercantile activity has underpinned the life and economics here for 750 years. Today the area’s rich architecture serves as a reminder of the city’s medieval roots. Religious orders established Friaries to the south of the Green and near Guild Street around the Carmelite and Sopranos Hotels. The area’s strategic position near one of the town’s main ports cemented it’s role as the city’s most notable merchants trading area.

In the 1840s Hadden Street and Exchange Street were formally set out as new Streets to connect the Green and Union Street with the harbour area. Today the Merchant Quarter still plays a key role in the city’s connectivity and in 2009 it became the main linkage between the city’s two main shopping centres – the Bon Accord Centre and the North East’s newest and largest Shopping centre – Union Square.

You will find the Merchant Quarter portside of the Harbour flanked Sopranos hotel, the Maritime museum, Union Street, The Green and Union Square Shopping centre www.


The hotel offers a daily housekeeping service.