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“Great place to stay in Aberdeen” 5 of 5 stars
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Skene House Whitehall
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2 Whitehall Place, Aberdeen AB25 2NX, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #1 of 62 Hotels in Aberdeen
Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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“Great place to stay in Aberdeen”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

Just spent 2 nights at Skene House Whitehall and it was excellent.We had a large apartment
which was beautifully furnished and was very clean.
It is in a good location about 10 min walk from Union Street and has on site secure free parking.
Breakfast was excellent .
There is an honesty bar in the lounge with the first drink on the house.
All in all a great place to stay.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2whitehall, Manager at Skene House Whitehall, responded to this review, May 20, 2012
I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us at Skene House Whitehall, customer feedback on Trip Advisor is very valuable for both accommodation providers and travellers and I am grateful that you have taken the time to post this review.

Our Housekeeping team, lead by Head Housekeeper Christine, have exceptionally high standards and they will be delighted to read your comments.

We are indeed very fortunate to enjoy a quiet location with ample free parking and gardens, in the heart of the city centre.

I hope it won’t be too long before you return to enjoy another stay with us.


Kind Regards

Karen Barbour
Manager – Skene House Whitehall
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

Stayed here over Easter whilst visiting my son. There were 3 of us so we decided to have an apartment here. We were so pleased with the accommodation. We loved the communal lounge for a late night cap. The breakfasts were a great bonus too. The apartment was spotless & very quiet. Endless tea & coffee supplied. Overall we were all very impressed & would never stay anywhere else. Fantastic value for money.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2whitehall, Manager at Skene House Whitehall, responded to this review, May 20, 2012
Thank you very much for your kind comments. We are always grateful to hear directly from our guests, about how much they've enjoyed their stay with us.

We are indeed very fortunate to have a lovely spacious lounge, which is enjoyed by our guests, whether relaxing reading the papers or just enjoying their complimentary welcome drink.

We look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip to Aberdeen, don’t leave it too long….

Kind Regards

Karen Barbour
Manager – Skene House Whitehall
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

My time in Skene House Whitehall in Aberdeen was very comfortable, and I would not go anywhere else in the future. The service from the very get go was both friendly and willing, but nonetheless, I think one thing people need to know is these are not suites, but full sized apartments, in separate homes on a parking space in Aberdeen, each with their little mini-garden. The stay was very comfortable, and the value for money at the property was immense. It felt very British (Scottish) in a very nice way- this place felt a bit like home. Yet, normal hotel services are not available, such as slippers, bath robes, etc.- adding this would truly improve the quality of someones stay, in my opinion.
There is also no restaurant on site, although breakfast is provided- I also am under the impression that room service is not available.
In short, this is a great hotel in a great location, but please do note that they are serviced apartments rather than ''suites'' in a hotel in the traditional sense- there is absolutely nothing wrong with that, as long as you are prepared for what is at the other end of the door.
The lounge is very comfortable, very homely, the free wifi is handy, the array of teas and the bar is also a great add on. Overall, a very comfortable base in Aberdeen, and one that I most certainly will return to.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2whitehall, Manager at Skene House Whitehall, responded to this review, April 17, 2012
Thank you for choosing to stay at Skene House Whitehall and for taking the time to post a review. It is lovely to read that you were pleased with our friendly service. We have an exceptional team of staff who genuinely enjoy making our guests stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. I personally feel the accommodation we provide are Suites and not Apartments, as we do offer many hotel facilities such as 24 reception and concierge service, newspapers, wake up calls, breakfast and lounge area etc where in comparison many Serviced Apartments do not even have an onsite reception. We are so fortunate to have ample , free of charge, private parking and quiet gardens all in the heart of the city centre. New ideas for improving our service and facilities are always welcome and I appreciate your comments. We do not currently provide room service, but we do have many partner restaurants, where you can dine and have the charges billed to your room at Skene House and reception can also organise take away deliveries that can be billed to your room and delivered straight to your suite by our concierge. I do apologise if you were not made aware of these services, during your stay.

I look forward to welcoming you back, when you next visit Aberdeen.

Kind Regards

Karen Barbour - Manager
Skene House Whitehall
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012 via mobile

We spent Easter at Skene House, Whitehall. We stayed in a two bed apartment with our two adult daughters, we were within walking distance of many Resturants and great shopping.
Skene house was great, the apartment was perfect for our three night stay. They had coffee and biscuits available with all the daily newspapers free of charge in a large comfortable sitting room, also an honour bar, which was self service and the first drink was free as were the savoury snacks. Breakfast was great, self service and plentiful.
The Staff were excellent. We'll be back.

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2whitehall, Manager at Skene House Whitehall, responded to this review, April 17, 2012
Thank you very much for your kind comments. We are always grateful to hear directly from our guests, about how much they've enjoyed their stay with us. The team at Skene House Whitehall are very proud of our No 1 status on Trip Advisor and keen to maintain our position at the top, they will be delighted to read your review.

We are indeed very fortunate to have a lovely spacious lounge, which is enjoyed by our guests, whether relaxing reading the papers or just enjoying their complimentary welcome drink.

We look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip to Aberdeen, don’t leave it too long….

Kind Regards

Karen Barbour – Manager
Skene House Whitehall
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

Stayed at Skene Apartment Whitehall last week for 2 nights, only wished it had been longer visit. Beautiful buiding, short walk to theatres, and city centre. Free parking which was great.
Little residents lounge with free access to internet/printer. Well stocked honesty bar complete with nibbles, and first drink is on the house. Plenty of tea coffee, hot chocolate and shortbread in the lounge also complimentary. The apartment was lovely. Well furnished with everything anyone would need. Would mention at time of booking if you have any mobility problems, there are no lifts, but groundfloor apartment was found for us within minutes, thank you Lyndsay.
All the staff we came in contact with were very pleasant and helpful.
If i ever return to Aberdeen again, i wouldnt stay anywhere else.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2whitehall, Manager at Skene House Whitehall, responded to this review, April 17, 2012
I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us at Skene House Whitehall. We do our very best to match our suites to the guests requirements and I am pleased that Lindsay was able to accommodate your needs quickly.

All of our staff pride themselves, in providing excellent customer service and they will be delighted to read your comments.

I have updated your profile in our system to allocate a ground floor suite when possible and I do hope it wont to be long before you come back to stay again.

Kind Regards

Karen Barbour – Manager
Skene House Whitehall
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Dundee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

this was the second time stayed at whitehall and there has been no slipping on the excellent high standard they keep. The apartment was spacious and immaculate with service you could not fault. This is a gem in the Granite city, central and secure and I would not hesitate to say once you have enjoyed their hospitality there is where you will return on your next visit, we certainly will.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Banchory, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

My friend and I stayed at Skene Apartments, Whitehall for a theatre trip. We found the apartment very clean, spacious and comfortable. We appreciated the secure, free parking and the locality to the centre of Aberdeen. The staff were very polite and helpful. It would have been a joy to relax in the garden if the weather had been better. We will be recommending the apartments to our friends and will definitely use it on our next trip to Aberdeen.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2whitehall, Manager at Skene House Whitehall, responded to this review, April 17, 2012
It’s always a pleasure to hear that our guests have enjoyed their stay and would like to share their experience with others.

We are indeed very fortunate to enjoy a quiet location with ample parking and gardens, in the heart of the city centre.

I hope it won’t be too long before you return to enjoy another stay with us and that the weather will allow you to relax in our gardens.

Kind Regards

Karen Barbour – Manager
Skene House Whitehall
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Additional Information about Skene House Whitehall

Address: 2 Whitehall Place, Aberdeen AB25 2NX, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Aberdeen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Aberdeen
#1 Family Hotel in Aberdeen
#1 Luxury Hotel in Aberdeen
#1 Business Hotel in Aberdeen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Skene House Whitehall 4*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Skene House Whitehall is situated in a quiet residential part of Aberdeen, yet only 5 minutes walk from the city centre, with its own private garden exclusively for guest’ use. The gardens lend a more residential feel to Skene House Whitehall and make this the perfect place for longer-stays or family trips with younger children.Skene House Whitehall’s interiors are easily the most eclectic of the Skene House collection. From the dramatic grandeur of the reception and Grosvenor Lounge which features an honour bar to the cheerily floral breakfast room. Whitehall has HotelSuites ranging from modern penthouse studios to more traditional townhouse apartment living and a selection of family suites.Free on-site parking, free wifi, breakfast restaurant, honour bar (complimentary drink on day of arrival) and guest lounge with complimentary tea, coffee and daily newspapersBreakfast included in price is a deluxe continental breakfast buffet, with cooked to order menu available at a supplement. ... more   less 
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