We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Second time staying here - excellent value!”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
Skene House Holburn
Ranked #17 of 65 Hotels in Aberdeen
Certificate of Excellence
Aberdeenshire
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Second time staying here - excellent value!”
Reviewed 24 August 2011

My husband and I thoroughly recommend the Skene House Holburn. Skene House is effectively a hotel, but instead of just one room, they provide you with an entire apartment. It is excellent value for money at £61 per night booked on LateRooms.

For this, we stayed in a fully furnished and equipped apartment with 2 bedrooms, received a complimentary drink of our choice from the bar and enjoyed a plentiful continental breakfast in the morning, with the option of a hot breakfast at an additional cost. However, there was so much choice from the continental buffet that we didn't need to order anything cooked.

The location of the hotel is excellent, just off the top of Union Street, which is the main shopping street of Aberdeen. However, despite its city centre location there is very little noise from outside. It is a quick 5-10 walk to the shops and to the Music Hall and theatre so it's great if you would like to enjoy a night out and then stay overnight.

There is a private car park to the rear of the hotel, with barrier entry and CCTV so that its possible to leave your car and not worry about it. Once we had checked out, we requested to leave our car in the carpark while we went shopping for a few years and this wasn't a problem at all.

Skene House would be ideal for those visiting Aberdeen on business as having a full apartment at your disposal is far more comfortable than a single hotel room. Similarly, you can take your own food and drink and cook in the apartment if you would like to stay in rather than dine out.

Can't fault this place, we will certainly be returning in future.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Daleykins
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
SusanAitken, Manager at Skene House Holburn, responded to this review, 3 October 2011
Thank you very much for leaving a wonderful review of your recent stay at Skene House Holburn. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and the comfort of Skene House.
I hope we have the opportunity of welcoming you back in the near future.
Kind regards
Susan Aitken
Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

300 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    220
    61
    12
    5
    2
See reviews for
70
112
15
47
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (65)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Glasgow
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2011

We stayed for 2 nights in a one bedroom suite which was really a 2 bedroomed flat but with the added bonus of a great inclusive continental breakfast and a free drink!
All staff were very pleasant and we liked all the little touches like having our name on the door and fresh milk in the fridge.
Spotless, very handy for the centre of Aberdeen yet quiet with free parking - what more do you need.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Geck0gal
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
SusanAitken, Manager at Skene House Holburn, responded to this review, 3 October 2011
Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor following your recent stay at Skene House Holburn. It was lovely to read that the staff were very pleasant and I am sure it was also a pleasure for the staff at Skene House Holburn to have you as one of their guests. I was also very pleased to read that the suite had everything you needed during your time with us. Our Housekeeping team were so happy to see that the cleanliness of your suite had been mentioned.

I hope we have the opportunity of welcoming you back to Skene House Holburn in the near future.

Kind Regards

Susan Aitken
Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Tel Aviv, Israel
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2011

We stayed here for two nights and kind of regretted not planning our trip a bit differently so we would stay a few more nights here and do Abroath/Montrose as a tour from here. This is because the excellent accommodation was better then what we had in Montrose and cheaper as well! What I really liked here is although the place is very nice and widely recommended (see reviews here and on booking.com) the staff do not rest on their laurels but go out of the way to help and be pleasant.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank GoldstarSteve
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
SusanAitken, Manager at Skene House Holburn, responded to this review, 11 August 2011
Thank you very much for your recent review, after your stay at Skene House Holburn. It’s always a pleasure to receive such a fantastic review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and that our staff looked after you in the way that Skene House is reputed for. I am sure it was also a pleasure for the staff at Skene House Holburn to have you as one of their guests. I hope we have the opportunity of welcoming you back soon to Skene House Holburn in the near future.

Kind regards
Susan Aitken
Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2011

We booked Skene House after finding a last minute deal online for £61 and thought it sounded a bit different. We opted for a "classic" suite which transpired to be a two bedroom flat and it was huge. I loved the classic approach to the decoration which had a very old school Scottish feel without appearing tired or dated. The kitchen was very well equipped and the bathroom was brand new, it really was a home from home with style. I can honestly say I have never stayed in such a clean hotel, not a spot of dirt anywhere! For our price we also received a continental breakfast and a complimentary drink from the mini/honesty bar which has quite the selection of drinks and is a fantastic idea. We were only able to stay one night at Skene House but we will definitely be returning in the future, I honestly do not think we would consider staying anywhere else in Aberdeen after staying here as even at full price it is incredible value for money.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Chunderchops
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
SusanAitken, Manager at Skene House Holburn, responded to this review, 11 August 2011
Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor following your recent stay at Skene House Holburn. It was lovely to read that our suites felt like a ‘Home from Home’. Our Housekeeping team were so happy to see that the cleanliness of your suite had been mentioned! Our staff genuinely enjoy making sure all our guests have a comfortable stay, while they are with us.
I hope we have the opportunity of welcoming you back to Skene House Holburn in the near future.

Kind Regards
Susan Aitken
Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Markinch, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 August 2011

First class service, fantastic apartment (I would call it a suite) and 5* experience all round.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank 1MartinButler
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
SusanAitken, Manager at Skene House Holburn, responded to this review, 11 August 2011
Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review following your recent stay with us at Skene House Holburn. I was so pleased to read that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay and it is such a morale booster for all the staff to hear that they delivered First class service, it’s also very pleasing to read that you found the experience 5 *
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Stavanger
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2011

We have now stayed at this hotel on three separate occasions. each time it is equally good. No, not quite true. It gets better each time because we are remembered and greeted with even more friendliness. The suite concept is perfect for our needs. It feels like we are coming home. Liz Gordon does a brilliant job with organising golf for us, including transport, lunches etc. All we do is turn up at the airport and the rest is done for us. Brilliant. The staff in the hotel are all friendly and Natalia on the reception especially impressed us with her cheerful helpfulness.

I challenge anyone reading this review - find a better value for money hotel in the Aberdeen area and I will buy you a dinner. Yes - a free dinner at MacDonalds because you obviously do not have good taste.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank tonycStavanger
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
SusanAitken, Group & Meeting Coordinator at Skene House Holburn, responded to this review, 4 August 2011
Dear Tony

Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor following your recent stay at Skene House Holburn. I am delighted that you all enjoyed your stay at Skene House Holburn. It was a pleasure organising your golf trip and I am glad that the weather was good for the weekend, it must make the golf more enjoyable.

Natalia was so happy to see your comments about her cheerful helpfulness. All our reviews are posted on the staff noticeboards as it is a great morale booster.

I really enjoyed meeting you all again this year and I look forward to being able to help you in the future.

Kind regards

Liz Gordon

Group & Meeting Coordinator
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Cork
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2011

I stayed here for one night in the middle of a long business trip. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the accommodation was excellent. I had booked on line several weeks previously and the value for money was incredible. The suite was well equipped and the washing machine was invaluable! The honesty bar and free arrival drink was a great idea and finally the breakfast was very reasonably priced. I could recommend this place to anyone and would definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank CorkJ6
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
SusanAitken, Manager at Skene House Holburn, responded to this review, 3 August 2011
Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor following your recent stay at Skene House Holburn. It was lovely to read that the staff were very friendly and helpful and I am sure it was also a pleasure for the staff at Skene House Holburn to have you as one of their guests. I was also very pleased to read that the suite had everything you needed during your time with us. I will pass on your comments to our staff.

I hope we have the opportunity of welcoming you back to Skene House Holburn in the near future.
Kind Regards
Susan Aitken
Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Aberdeen hotels
0.5 mi away
Skene House Rosemount
Skene House Rosemount
#5 of 65 in Aberdeen
749 reviews
0.5 mi away
Mercure Aberdeen Caledonian Hotel
0.7 mi away
Hilton Garden Inn Aberdeen City Centre
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.2 mi away
Holiday Inn Express Aberdeen City Centre
0.6 mi away
Jurys Inn Aberdeen
Jurys Inn Aberdeen
#9 of 65 in Aberdeen
2,033 reviews
3.4 mi away
Mercure Aberdeen Ardoe House Hotel and Spa
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Skene House Holburn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Skene House Holburn

Property: 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
#12 Luxury Hotel in Aberdeen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Ctrip TA, Odigeo, Expedia, Hotels.com, TripOnline SA, Evoline ltd and Cancelon so you can book your Skene House Holburn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Skene Hotel Aberdeen
Skene Hotel Holburn
Skene House Holburn Aberdeen, Scotland

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing