I would have preferred somewhere closer to Union Street, but this was only 10 minutes walk away, so no problem.
Check-in was a bit slow, and fortunately I was escorted to my apartment when I look confused as to the directions. Skene House Whitehall is spread over a series of town houses, around a central large courtyard / parking area. To get to my apartment block, it was out the back door, across a courtyard, up a ramp, and across a parking area. About 100 meters in all - in the open. That was all very well, but when I went to return to reception, after dark, it was a bit baffling - there are no signs, and to get to the back door you have to find the narrow gap between two buildings. Some signs would have been good! If it rains, you WILL get wet without an umbrella.
The apartments are old-ish, naturally, but self contained and comfortably furnished - although I didn't use the kitchenette, and only found it the next day! The bathroom is small and has a large towel heater adjacent to the hand basin. I don't know how you can fix this, but I got burned on the towel rail turning around in the confined area.
The lounge area is very nice and the honour bar works very well (first drink on the house).
There is a fair bit of parking, behind a boom gate.
Overall, not a bad stay. I'd be keen to try one of the other Skene Houses next time. The whole lay-out of SH Whitehall just didn't click with me.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Skene House Whitehall is the best of both worlds - it's a city centre location with a residential feel. Its only 7 minutes walk to the top end of Union Street, fewer than that to the West End boutiques of Rose and Thistle Street, yet benefits from a more relaxed atmosphere due to its private gardens and proximity to the neighbourhood of Rosemount where delicatessens, friendly pubs, cafes and Sainsbury's are within 5 minutes walk. Whitehall's 49, studio and 1-3 bedroom apartments offer business and leisure travelers a range of eclectic interiors providing a homely feel for short or long stays. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Skene Hotel Aberdeen
- Skene House Whitehall Aberdeen, Scotland