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“A Winning Formula” 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 63 Hotels in Aberdeen
Certificate of Excellence
Edinburgh, Scotland
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55 reviews
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“A Winning Formula”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012 via mobile

We had quite high expectations due to the high ratings and I am pleased to report that I was not disappointed.
Directions arriving by car - very clear and took us right to the main car park. The car park has a barrier control access which made us feel quite secure.
Reception - quality feel, staff were helpful, pleasant and efficient and were able to help us with local info, maps and directions, calling taxis etc.
Room - we had booked an executive twin and were upgraded to a two bedroom suite with separate lounge and kitchen on the ground floor of block 4. The furniture is modern, quality and comfortable. The lounge had a large flat screen tv and every modern convenience to make the stay enjoyable and comfortable. The beds were comfortable, the shower was powerful enough and the kitchen well equipped with dishwasher , fridge etc.
We had a drink in the lounge prior to going out to dining out - you get access to a room off the lounge via your room card with a good range of spirits wine, beer and soft drinks/ mixers. The bar operates on an honesty basis and the first drink is complimentary - you simply fill in a form with details of room number and what you had. I would expect that most folks would appreciate this touch and not abuse it. The lounge is comfortable and attractive with complimentary newspapers and magazines. - very restful.
Breakfast in the morning was good and you can get a good range of a la carte options if you wish although we found the choices in the continental breakfast more than adequate.
Definitely would stay here again and fantastic value at £74 via Late Rooms.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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2whitehall, Manager at Skene House Whitehall, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
Hello and thank you for taking the time to review Skene House Whitehall, we are delighted to hear that we lived up to the high expectations!

Our free car parking, honesty bar and quality of service and amenities is what keeps our guests coming back time and time again.

To keep up-to-date with our latest news and offers why not join us on Facebook and Twitter.
With Kind Regards,

Karen Barbour
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

My husband and I had a really wonderful weekend stay. From the moment we opened the door to the lobby, the friendly atmosphere started to deep into us. We were upgrade to a larger suite and we particularly loved the sitting area with the complimentary coffee and biscuits, papers and boardgames. The honesty bar was an unexpected treat as was the free drink. Go stay here, give yourself a treat x

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
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    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

We had a wonderfully, relaxing and peaceful time. Everything about our stay was brilliant.
Fantastic apartment and professional service. First class apartment. Yummy breakfast with much more than we expected.
We will definitely return on our next visit.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Having now stayed at two of the Skene House sites (Holborn being the other), I can quite happily say that I would not use another hotel chain in Aberdeen. I think it would be fair to say that some of the rooms could benefit from updating, but this certainly does not detract from the overall experience. The customer service is simply outstanding, they cannot do enough to make sure your stay is enjoyable. From reception to housekeeping, the staff are friendly, polite and attentive. At the price we paid, there really is nowhere better.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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2whitehall, Manager at Skene House Whitehall, responded to this review, December 20, 2012
Thank you so much for your kind review, we really value your support and regular custom.
With regards to your comment about updating some of the rooms, you will be pleased to hear that this is currently in planning motion; however we like to keep Skene House Holburn and Whitehall fairly traditional and maintaining the character of the old granite buildings. For those of you who prefer a more modern or urban style we can offer you our Skene House Rosemount property (also centrally located).

We aim to make sure that all of our customers get the maximum value for money, most of our suites are competitively priced with hotel rooms and yet offer much more space and flexibility.
I will pass on your kind comments about our staff who really do aim to go the extra mile for our guests.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Skene House HotelSuites,

Karen Barbour,
Manager, Skene House Whitehall
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Very well appointed apartment spotless comfortable good breakfast excellent this is a nice place place very handy for shops nice soaps ,towels ,kitchen well appointed dishwasher hob oven microwave all the things needed we would highly recommend this serviced apartment

  • Stayed November 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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Very good apartment/hotel. A lot more space than I needed. Clean rooms, friendly staff and a decent breakfast. Location was good and there was adequate car parking. Only thing missing was a "snack" in the fridge. Apart from that a pleasant change from chain hotels.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, December 20, 2012
Thank you for your review of Skene House Whitehall. Indeed, we are the antithesis of large chain hotels, we aim to offer a suite for the same price as a hotel room in order to give our guests much more flexibility during their stay. With regards to your suggestion for a snack in the fridge, we’ll see what we can do about that! In the meantime we offer tea, coffee and biscuits in the communal lounge area beside reception along with an honour bar with a supply of bar snacks if you fancy.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Skene House Whitehall,

With kind regards,
Karen Barbour
Manager
Skene House Whitehall
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Over night stay in three-bed appartment. Was very clean and well equipped with friendly, helpfull staff. Enjoyed continental breakfast with lots to choose from. Would definately stay again and highly recommend

Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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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 Business Hotel in Aberdeen
#1 Luxury Hotel in Aberdeen
#3 Best Value 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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