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“Peaceful although centrally located” 5 of 5 stars
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Skene House Holburn
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   6 Union Grove, Aberdeen AB10 6SY, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #4 of 62 Hotels in Aberdeen
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5 hotel reviews
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“Peaceful although centrally located”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 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...
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  • Stayed November 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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SusanAitken, Manager at Skene House Holburn, responded to this review, November 20, 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
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  • Rooms
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  • 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 19, 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, 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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SusanAitken, Manager at Skene House Holburn, responded to this review, November 20, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 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, 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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SusanAitken, Manager at Skene House Holburn, responded to this review, November 20, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 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
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  • Stayed October 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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SusanAitken, Manager at Skene House Holburn, responded to this review, November 12, 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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Susan Aitken
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 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.

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SusanAitken, Manager at Skene House Holburn, responded to this review, November 6, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 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...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SusanAitken, Manager at Skene House Holburn, responded to this review, November 6, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

we have just arrived back today from skene house. what a wonderful place to stay.the suites are spacious, tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean,it was just perfect for our stay in aberdeen with our daughter and two young grandchildren,they just loved it and it made for a relaxing stay for the adults, after the children were tucked up in bed, to have our our own lounge to settle down and relax. so much better than just a hotel bedroom.all this and you still have the benefits a hotel provides like the lounge with honour bar (first drink complimentary)free wi fi, tea and coffee. the breakfast was first class with plenty choice, served by very polite friendly staff, nothing seemed to much trouble for them, we will be returning again, and will recommend skene house to everyone. we wish our stay had been longer,this is echoed by the grandchildren who also cant wait to return. on a final note we would like to comment that all the staff are a credit to the owners.

Room Tip: a low floor if mobility not good as there is no lift
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SusanAitken, Manager at Skene House Holburn, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor. I was delighted to read that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us. I shall pass on your lovely comments to all the staff and we look forward to welcoming you all back to Skene House Holburn soon.

Kind regards

Susan Aitken
Manager - Skene House Holburn
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Address: 6 Union Grove, Aberdeen AB10 6SY, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Aberdeen
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Aberdeen
#3 Business Hotel in Aberdeen
#3 Family Hotel in Aberdeen
#4 Luxury Hotel in Aberdeen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Skene House Holburn 4*
Number of rooms: 39
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