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Skene House Holburn
Ranked #16 of 65 Hotels in Aberdeen
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 24 November 2012 via mobile

It was almost like a little flat, spacious hallway with 5 doors.
There was a small kitchen with All the equipment you would need and a large living area with a sofa and a small dining table.
The bathroom was small but had a bath with a shower over the top and a toilet and sink so had everything you need. The main bedroom was large with a double bed and plenty of cupboard space and a chest of drawers.
The second bedroom we didn't use but it was slightly small with a single bed in it- no complaints there.
I had an amazing night there for my valentines. Though the decor was slightly "old fashioned" and could maybe use updating, it was cosy and had great lighting for a romantic night in.
The whole place was spotless which is always great!
I had a fantastic night here and would definitely recommend it, especially for a romantic gesture! And it's perfect for going into town as the bars are only a 5 minute walk!

  • Stayed: February 2012
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SusanAitken, Manager at Skene House Holburn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2013

Thank you so much for your kind review, we really value your nice comments.

With regards to your comment about the décor being slightly old fashioned, you will be pleased to hear that we are currently working our way through a refurbishment programme and hopefully if you choose to stay again you will see the benefits.

We get a lot of comments about the high standard of cleanliness of our suites; our housekeeping department are a loyal and dedicated team who really appreciate our TripAdvisor comments.

If you would like to keep up-to-date with our news and events you can now follow us on Twitter or Facebook

We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon

Kind regards

Susan Aitken
Manager

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Reviewed 19 November 2012

Stayed here for 2 nights in November 2012. The rooms are actually suites with ours being a 2 bedroom suite. Our suite was at the top of the building which was on the 3rd floor which had beautiful views over Aberdeen, high enough to be away from the hussle and bussle of union Grove however the stairs would be difficult for perhaps older visitors or people with mobility issues as there is no lift (this does help retain the character within the hotel though). A self service bar is availble in the lounge adjacent to the reception and the drinks are very reasonably priced. Parking is available at the rear of the hotel in a secure car park. Breakfast is basic however a cooked breakfast is availble at an extra cost also breakfast is available to have within your own suite if preferred. Staff friendly and professional. Overall experience fantastic, very peaceful and so relaxing. Location excellent with pubs, restaurants, and supermarkets all within a 5 minute walk. Planning to visit this hotel again in the near future.

Room Tip: Top floor quiter as high enough away from the hussle and bussle of Union Grove as long as you dont m...
  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Jen K
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SusanAitken, Manager at Skene House Holburn, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2012

Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. I was delighted to read that you had a fantastic and relaxing experience and that you are planning on staying with us again. I will pass on your lovely comments to all the staff and I know they will be happy to read them.

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Susan Aitken
Manager - Skene House Holburn

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Reviewed 19 November 2012

Skene house is ALWAYS the hotel i say when in Aberdeen.....its fantastic! parking, great location and lovely breakfast, cant go wrong.

Rooms are clean fresh and always comfortable. staff are great, always friendly and its nice to have help with your bags to your room.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank Erin M
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SusanAitken, Manager at Skene House Holburn, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2012

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review on Trip Advisor. I was delighted to read that you always stay at Skene House Holburn when visiting Aberdeen. I shall pass on your lovely comments to all the staff and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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Reviewed 15 November 2012

We stayed in this hotel for one night as we were doing a tour of Scotland. It was really easy to reach the hotel by car. We parked in the hotel parking and we did the check in. We were amazed. The rooms, which are actually apartments, are really nice, made up of a bedroom, a bathroom, a living room, and the kitchen. Everything is clean and it is really near to the city centre! The breakfast is included. We spent 64£ per room per night, one of the cheapest hotels in Scotland I think. I really recommend this hotel, even for long stays!

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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SusanAitken, Manager at Skene House Holburn, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2012

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review on Trip Advisor. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay and would recommend us to others. I hope you enjoyed your tour of Scotland and we would love to welcome you back to Skene House if you ever return to Aberdeen.

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Reviewed 7 November 2012

Very nice complete apartments & perfect central located. Free Wifi. dvd player, television, complete kitchen & living room. close by small & big supermarkets. Choice of cheap & more expensive restaurants!

Room Tip: All rooms are good
  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank PatrickMathopen
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SusanAitken, Manager at Skene House Holburn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2012

Thank you very much for affording the time to post a review on Trip Advisor.

I am very pleased that you found our suites to your liking and hopefully we can welcome you back in the future.

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Reviewed 28 October 2012

I have stayed here several times now, and each time has been consistently very good. The staff are all very focussed on the customers, doing everything they can to make our stay as comfortable as possible. The suites are all very comfortable, roomy and well equipped. The hotel is very conveniently located, but can be a bit noisy on the weekend with some of the local night life. A great place with excellent service.

Stayed: October 2012
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SusanAitken, Manager at Skene House Holburn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2012

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on Trip Advisor. All reviews are very much appreciated, as they help us maintain and improve our standards of guest comfort and satisfaction. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay and received excellent service from the staff. I hope you will stay with us again soon.

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Reviewed 17 October 2012

This was our 2nd stay at one of the Skene House sites, and everything was just great. First class standard of service, cleanliness, and good breakfast included. Now that we're no longer business travellers it's great to find this company that makes no difference if you're on business, or having a leisure break. The staff are clearly all very well trained, and the answer to "Could you please.......? was always "Yes, right way, no problem..............".
24 hour reception & coffee lounge with honour bar was a comforting facility in the city.

Room Tip: The Whitehall location (also a Skene House) is a little further away from the pubs & clubs, but...
  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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SusanAitken, Manager at Skene House Holburn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2012

We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review on Trip Advisor. I was delighted to read that you once again enjoyed your stay with us and that the staff were all helpful. They all work hard to deliver a high standard of service and they will be pleased when they read your review. Hopefully we will see you again in the not too distant future.

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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
#12 Luxury Hotel in Aberdeen
Price Range: £64 - £113 (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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