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“Only One Word Needed..... "Brilliant"” 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
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
“Only One Word Needed..... "Brilliant"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

This was our second stay within 6 months and I can honestly say hand on heart, I would never want to stay anywhere else now that we have found it. You will be treated like a celebrity, and Skene House should be awarded 6 stars. We have a niece at Aberdeen Uni, and visit her quite often and have stayed at lots of suites/hotels in the area but this for us is "the best" It is most importantly to me Clean, Comfortable, Courteous and much much more, we had a 3 bed suite the first time, and a 2 bed this time, and both were great, the 3 bed had two bathrooms, kitchen, sitting room, hallway, loads of space and overlooking the garden, the 2 bed is much the same but with only 1 bathroom. I liked the little honour bar, where your first drink is free, there is also a very large lounge area, with free tea, coffee, biscuits and so on, games, books all you need for a very enjoyable stay, and the staff ..what can I say only fantastic especially Gillian who must be worn out with all her "extra miles" she puts in, nothing and I mean nothing is any problem for the whole of the staff, they show you around the place, take your luggage to your suite, make sure your key works in the doors, and anything you need is arranged instant. we have just got back after a 3 night stay, including breakfast which is continental, very fresh and good choice, there is also a hot breakfast menu for those wanting a hearty full scottish breakfast or simply a bacon sandwich, for a nominal price, all I have left to say is I cant wait to book my next trip, as I know where we will be staying, and if they are fully booked I will have to change our dates !!!! only one dilema.. which car park should I use, as they have two free ones, its the only thing I have to decide on.

Room Tip: The room facing the garden was a little moor private
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  • Stayed February 2013, 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, April 3, 2013
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.

Gillian is delighted to have received a special mention, all of our staff pride themselves, in providing excellent customer service and they will be delighted to read your comments.

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

In a long 12 day holiday throughout the U.K this was the best hotel that we stayed in. There were two bedrooms, full kitchen facility with stove, oven, kettle, microwave, fridge, and all dinnerware you could want. One bathroom and plenty of closet space. Laundry facilities, parking, and delicious continental breakfast.

The location is prime, but our sat-nav kept taking us to the wrong place. so be sure to get directions. The staff were very friendly and professional they went out of their way to direct us towards good restaurants and activities. The rooms were clean and very nice. There was a television in the main room, but there is plenty more to do than watch tele. The price was a bit high, but it was well worth it.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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 3, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review Skene House Whitehall, following your recent stay.

Serviced Accommodation is a much better option than Hotel Accommodation; you really have the best of both worlds. Space to relax with all the facilities of a hotel.

Hopefully for your next visit to Aberdeen you will be able to stay a little bit longer and we very much look forward to welcoming you back.

Kind Regards

Karen Barbour
Manager – Skene House Whitehall
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Forres, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Stayed for one night and would love to have stayed longer.

Staff are very well trained and the facilities are better than a hotel room. Quiet lounge and great breakfast. Good facilities for making a meal in the flat.

Location is central but quiet and car parking on site.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 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 3, 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor following your recent stay at Skene House Whitehall. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Skene House and that our staff looked after you in the way that Skene House is reputed for.

It’s lovely to read that you would have liked to stay longer and I hope we have the opportunity of welcoming you back to Skene House Whitehall in the future.

Kind Regards

Karen Barbour
Manager - Skene House Whitehall
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

stayed for 2 nights in a studio apartment and all I can say is wow, all you could want and more, nothing overlooked, service excellent and continental breakfast was more than suitable. Would recommend for both short and longer stays, was very comfortable and the staff were very courteous. A nice jaunt to the centre if you dont mind the walk. Will stay here again.

Room Tip: studios were very spacious
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  • Stayed February 2013, 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, April 3, 2013
I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us at Skene House Whitehall and we look forward to welcoming you back. All our reviews are displayed on our staff notice boards and our staff will be delighted to read your review.

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.

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Karen Barbour
Manager – Skene House Whitehall
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Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Excellent accommodation and really good value. price included breakfast, parking and the first drink free at the bar. The suite was spacious and very clean and comfortable. Staff were extremely helpful and showed both common sense and a bit of initiative, which was especially important as I had made a mistake when booking.That didn't seem to be a problem for them at all. Very impressed and we will definitely be back.

  • Stayed February 2013, 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, April 3, 2013
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.

I am very lucky to have a fantastic team of staff who have pride themselves in delivering exceptionally high standards of customer service and they will be delighted to read your comments.

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


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Karen Barbour
Manager – Skene House Whitehall
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Norman, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Out of all of the places we stayed in Scotland, this one was the best. Biggest room, hottest water, biggest tub, etc. We only stayed one night in Aberdeen, but we wished we could have stayed every night in Scotland in our room. For the AMAZING price, we had a full breakfast, complimentary drinks at the bar, a full kitchenette in our room, a sitting room in our room, and a free laundry facility. The latter, of course, being the most incredible thing after backpacking in Scotland/Ireland for two weeks. We were dumbfounded that we could wash and dry our clothes with complimentary detergent and dryer sheets at no cost. It made the flight home SO much more comfortable (especially for the people next to us on the plane).

The walk was very short into city center. The location was nice and the hotel staff was very helpful. We very much appreciated that they let us keep our baggage at the front desk after we checked out until we left town that evening. Very kind and hospitable!

  • Stayed June 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, April 4, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review Skene House Whitehall, we are delighted to hear that we exceeded your expectations.

We are very fortunate to be able to offer our guests a free laundry, car parking and wifi. Our quality of customer service is what keeps our guests coming back time and time again.

I hope you will return to Scotland soon to have another opportunity to stay with us.

With Kind Regards

Karen Barbour
Manager, Skene House Whitehall
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Fife, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Stayed here four one night 9 th Feb. Double room. What a great deal! For £51 we had bed and breakfast, free parking, free drink on honour bar and all within 10 min walk from centre. We had studio on 3 rd floor, no lift, so you get some exercise! Lovely! Double bed separated from small living area by glass panel. Super bathroom, with excellent shower. Toiletries provided! Concierge mmet us in free car park. Free drink in ho our bar -how fab is that!! Breakfast Included- all you could want! Very friendly staff. Will def book again. Excellent!!

Room Tip: We were on top floor. Weather atrocious, so if lower, may not have heard rain on velux window.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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 4, 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review.

We have many special offers available through the year, so please check our website for the very latest offers and hopefully you will find something to tempt you back to stay with us.

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
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 Family Hotel in Aberdeen
#1 Luxury Hotel in Aberdeen
#1 Business Hotel in Aberdeen
#1 Romantic 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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