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Skene House Whitehall
Ranked #1 of 64 Hotels in Aberdeen
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Reviewed October 8, 2012 via mobile

Great hotel. We stayed in a one bedroom suite which was bigger and better equipped than our first flat! The accommodation is in a series of tenement style buildings so you will probably have to walk outside (through a beautifully well maintained courtyard) to the breakfast room/ reception which would not be ideal on a rainy day but we were lucky with our weather. I expected to be slightly disappointed that a cooked breakfast was not included in the room rate but the choices on offer for the continental breakfast were great (fresh fruits of all kinds, breads and pastries of all kinds which the staff were happy to heat or toast as well as the usual cereal, cold meats and cheeses etc). The honour bar in the sitting room was also a great idea and the prices were very reasonable if you felt like staying after your first complimentary drink! There were also a selection of board games in there - great for kids and adults alike! Everything was spotlessly clean and the staff were always helpful and friendly. Altogether, I couldn't recommend this place highly enough!

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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2whitehall, Manager at Skene House Whitehall, responded to this review, November 9, 2012
Thank you very much for reviewing and recommending us!

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back very soon.

With kind regards,

Karen Barbour,
Manager
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Reviewed October 5, 2012

We were upgraded to a full apartment which is great value. All the facilities which one can expect, really helpful service, very good location and parking, You cannot expect much more for a home from home and the price is very attractive.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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2whitehall, Manager at Skene House Whitehall, responded to this review, November 9, 2012
Thank you very much for your review. We are delighted that you chose Skene House HotelSuites and that you had the opportunity to experience our helpful and friendly service and home comforts. Many of our guests agree that we offer great value for money.

We look forward to welcoming you back again soon,

With kind regards,

Karen Barbour
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Halifax, Canada
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Reviewed October 5, 2012

rooms good .staff very kind and helpful, so near the town centre this was a bonus , however we still like guest houses, their accommodation is better value with extras that are in the rooms.Aberdeen is a wonderful city lots to do good places to eat . very cold for us.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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2whitehall, Manager at Skene House Whitehall, responded to this review, November 8, 2012
Thanks for your review. We really appreciate the effort our guests make to help out other travellers.

We aim to make your stay as comfortable as possible, should you require any extra items in your room, please do not hesitate to ask our reception staff and they will do their best to accommodate you.

It’s true that Aberdeen can be cold; however, the weather can produce some spectacular scenes throughout the season. My favourite seasons to visit Aberdeen would be autumn and spring.

We hope that you will consider us again if you decide to revisit Aberdeen. You might like to follow our blog on our website (under the About Us section) or our Facebook and Twitter pages, where we regularly post our current offers along with news, events, and photography of Aberdeen throughout the seasons.

With Kind Regards,

Karen Barbour
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

This is my second visit. It was good enough on the first visit for me to come back, but somehow I never got around to writing a review. I should start out by saying that they've given me a suite upgrade both times I've staid. Each time I've staid in a 2 bedroom suite, which also includes a living room and a well appointed kitchen. That's a crazy amount of space for one person. I honestly can't think of anything to complain about. The breakfast is great, the staff are all friendly and helpful. What's not to like about this place?

OK, want my gripes…
1) I wish someone had told me hotels in Scotland don't generally supply a face cloth.
2) Although this hotel is quite reasonable compared to its competition, I have to say that hotels in Aberdeen are rather pricey on the whole.
3) The chef's knife in my kitchen was rather dull. I actually suspect they would have sharpened it or replaced it had I thought to let them know.

OK, so the first two are in no way particular to this hotel. If you can't live with a dull knife and you are also too dull to ask for a sharp one, then keep looking. :)

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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2whitehall, Manager at Skene House Whitehall, responded to this review, November 8, 2012
Thank you very much for your review, we hope to see you again very soon!

We get a lot of great comments about the quality and value of our hotel suites. We are renowned for offering more space and comfort than the standard hotel suite; and as you mentioned, our staff are trained to high standards and come from a wide variety of hospitality backgrounds.

Please don’t hesitate to ask if you need anything during your next stay with us.

With Kind Regards,

Karen Barbour
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

Whilst on business in Aberdeen I booked for one night, after reading the reviews.... I was not disappointed! Staff where professional yet friendly.

I was given a spacious 1 bed apartment which was spotlessly clean (and I am picky), with a perfectly useful kitchen, stocked with everything thing you could need... including cafetiere, pack of real coffee and even a little carton of milk in the fridge.

I wouldn't think twice about going back!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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2whitehall, Manager at Skene House Whitehall, responded to this review, November 8, 2012
Thank you for your review!

We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Why not keep-up-to-date with our news and events on Facebook and Twitter.

Kind Regards,

Karen Barbour,
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

We have never experienced such great service in any hotel anywhere. Whatever we requested was supplied immediately. This really is an exceptional hotel, wonderfully maintained. Excellent value for money. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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2whitehall, Manager at Skene House Whitehall, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
Thank you for highly recommending us! We really appreciate your comments and that we were able to exceed your expectations and past experiences. We really try to offer our guests the best value for money without compromising on service.

Looking forward to welcoming you back to Skene House Whitehall very soon; in the meantime, why not join us on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

With kind regards,

Karen Barbour
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

More a city flat than a hotel, we found the Skene House to be a very comfortable and convenient place to stay. They have a variety of suites, and ours had 2 reasonably sized bedrooms, a spacious and attractive lounge and a large, well equipped kitchen. There is a residents' lounge downstairs opposite the breakfast room offering newspapers, complimentary snacks and an honour bar. The Continental breakfast buffet was a little on the short side, but a cooked breakfast was also available.

Staff were friendly and helpful. The front desk was manned at all expected times. We were one flight up, but assistance was available on the spot to help with our luggage. There 2 car parks associated with the property, but the one closest to Reception is quite small, so plan ahead. If there is a lift, it was not in our part of the building.

Our location was convent, about a 10 minutes walk from Union Street, the main shopping artery of the city. Some might be happy without a car, but if you want to see Aberdeen and surrounds efficiently, a car is recommended. The group have several other buildings around Aberdeen which we understand are very similar.

Wireless internet was available throughout, and there are also Ethernet ports in the room. There was a dressing table near power points in each of the 2 bedrooms, a feature to be appreciated by the ladies.

We felt that Skene House was good value for money and would not fail to recommend it.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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2whitehall, Manager at Skene House Whitehall, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
Thank you very much for your review of Skene House Whitehall, your comments are extremely helpful to us and to our potential guests.

We do indeed have two other properties, both of which are centrally located to Aberdeen city centre; you receive the same quality of service in each of our properties however the décor and features can vary. For example, Skene House Whitehall has 5 different styles of interior, a garden play area and located close to the Rosemount village area. Skene House Rosemount is a larger property with 9 different Suites styles and offers a more contemporary feel. Skene House Holborn has 6 styles of interiors, and like Whitehall, it includes everyone's favourite honesty bar.

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us, we look forward to welcoming you back to Skene House Whitehall.

With kind regards,

Karen Barbour
Manager
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Property: 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 Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Aberdeen
#1 Luxury Hotel in Aberdeen
#1 Romantic 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 the best of both worlds - it's a city centre location with a residential feel. Its only 7 minutes walk to the top end of Union Street, fewer than that to the West End boutiques of Rose and Thistle Street, yet benefits from a more relaxed atmosphere due to its private gardens and proximity to the neighbourhood of Rosemount where delicatessens, friendly pubs, cafes and Sainsbury's are within 5 minutes walk. Whitehall's 49, studio and 1-3 bedroom apartments offer business and leisure travelers a range of eclectic interiors providing a homely feel for short or long stays. ... more   less 
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