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“Good value but suite was very old fashioned and tired”

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Skene House Holburn
Ranked #20 of 65 Hotels in Aberdeen
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 17 May 2011

We stayed for just one night in a superior suite - sadly I thought the decor was very old fashioned and was probably done in the 1990's with floral curtains, and rugs.
I was disappointed by the bathroom as the water was tepid when I attempted to have a bath and although no way we could fault the cleanliness it was a very old fashioned styled bathroom and there is no way I would describe it as luxurious.
The sitting room had a very tired looking sofa & chair and again no fault on the cleanliness but it just reminded me off my granny's living room.
Bed was very comfy but there were large stains on the carpet, but was a nice size with nice furniture. And despite being just off Union Street it was very quite which was a great bonus.
Kitchen as expected - very clean!

So all in all, staff very pleasant , car parking was fantastic but suite not the luxurious apartment I had imagined, but still good value for money - would be interested in what the executive suites look like if we were in the superior.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 May 2011

We stayed at the Hol;born Suites for three nights (Friday to Monday) and were extremely satisfied with the facilities provided.
The suite was spacious, very clean, well appointed and tastefully decorated.
A inclusive continental breakfast was comprehensive and fresh.
The secure on-site free parking was an added bonus.
Without exception, every member of staff we encountered was welcoming,courteous and professional - nothing was too much trouble.
In summary - on our next visit to Aberdeen we will definately be staying at this hotel.

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  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 May 2011

Don't look for another place to stay in Aberdeen. We paid £61 for a nights stay and were amazed at the quality and size of the rooms, not to mention the friendly staff, the hotel porter gave us great advice on buses etc which made everything a lot easier for our stay. I can't comment on the breakfast as we decided to have a long lie instead. A definite winner.

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  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank bordersbound
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Reviewed 19 April 2011

Stayed at the Skene Holburn for two nights in April and spent a lot of time in my suite working. I was able to check in early which was great and I really appreciated the extra space afforded by an apartment rather than a standard hotel room. Comfortable beds and great pillows. Good shower and nice shampoo – I don’t usually use the stuff from hotels. Suite could comfortably have accommodated a family of five.
I ate-in both nights having picked up some food from M&S. The kitchen was massive and well equipped. Breakfast was ample and the staff lovely, friendly and helpful. I’ll definitely stay here again on my next trip to Aberdeen.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled on business
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2  Thank MacClotted
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Reviewed 30 March 2011

The apartments are at the top of Union Street so a short walk if you arrive by airport bus or train. I stayed here in Jan, Feb and March, and always looked forward to coming back. The apartments are great - living room, bedroom, kitchen and bathroom. All modern, clean and comfortable. Heating was up on arrival, so feels really cosy. Excellent service on check in/out and the breakfast staff are efficient and friendly. The breakfast, included, was excellent - boiled eggs, Marmite, pastries, fruits, all those extra touches above the usual. All purchsed in their winter room sale so rooms were actually lower than you sometimes pay for Travelodge and Holiday Inn!

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 27 March 2011

Just back from the Skene house 27/3/11 had a fantastic stay all rooms are suites and they are spotlessly clean and very comfortable it was like home from home. The staff are very friendly and really helpful, there is as much coffee and tea as you want in the reception and the two free drinks from the honour bar were very welcome after a long drive.
Would definitely stay at this hotel again and would highly reccommend it to anyone else and friends and family.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled on business
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2  Thank johngi
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Reviewed 15 March 2011

Skene House Holborn is just fabulous.
You are made to feel very welcome from the moment you arrive . The reception area is lovely and there are facilities to make tea and coffee and read the paper or use the computer.All of the staff that we met were very friendly and helpful and gave us a great recommendation for dining at The Albyn which was just around the corner and had delicious food.
We stayed in a superior suite and we were delighted with the space and facilities. It had a double room and a single room. Both with plenty of storage. The kitchen had everything you would need and the sitting room was very comfortable and had TV and DVD player plus WiFi .Everything was spotlessly clean and so comfortable ,it really is like a home away from home.
Breakfast had every choice that you might want and was delicious. Loved the porridge.
They also have safe ,free car parking.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Skene House Holborn .
Thank you to all of the staff for making it such a wonderful place to stay.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Skene House Holburn

Address: Holburn Holburn 6 Union Grove, Aberdeen AB10 6SY, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Aberdeen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Aberdeen
#3 Family Hotel in Aberdeen
#3 Business Hotel in Aberdeen
#14 Luxury Hotel in Aberdeen
Price Range: £56 - £102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Skene House Holburn 4*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Skene House Holburn occupies an enviable location where the West End meets the City Centre. Across the road you'll find one of our Partner Gyms; a stroll up the cobbled street and you'll feel the buzz of Union Street's restaurants and bars; around the corner you'll find Rose and Thistle Street's stylish boutiques and cafes. The professional business district, which flank Rubislaw and Queen's Terrace Gardens, in 'on the doorstep' making Holburn a convenient place to stay for Business and Leisure Holburn's 39, 1-3 bedroom apartments in a range of 6 classic and chic interior designs ... more   less 
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