We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

“A Winning Formula” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Skene House Whitehall

Best prices for -
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Skene House Whitehall
Ranked #1 of 62 Hotels in Aberdeen
Certificate of Excellence
Edinburgh, Scotland
Level Contributor
58 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“A Winning Formula”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Helpful?
Thank MacPropCon
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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
Manager, Skene House Whitehall
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

693 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    535
    122
    31
    4
    1
See reviews for
163
282
29
101
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (122)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
East Kilbride, Scotland
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank JoanneE4
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Indiecreations
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 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 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Askdyson
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Tom F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Stavanger
Level Contributor
17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 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 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank ECOnergy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Alford, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Helpful?
Thank Jodi G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Aberdeen hotels
3.7 mi away
Mercure Aberdeen Ardoe House Hotel and Spa
0.2 mi away
Skene House Rosemount
Skene House Rosemount
#2 of 62 in Aberdeen
4.5 of 5 bubbles 718 reviews
0.5 mi away
Hilton Garden Inn Aberdeen City Centre
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.5 mi away
Mercure Aberdeen Caledonian Hotel
0.7 mi away
Jurys Inn Aberdeen
Jurys Inn Aberdeen
#6 of 62 in Aberdeen
4.0 of 5 bubbles 1,662 reviews
2.9 mi away
The Aberdeen Altens Hotel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Skene House Whitehall? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Skene House Whitehall

Property: Skene House Whitehall
Address: 2 Whitehall Place, Aberdeen AB25 2NX, Scotland
Phone Number:
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
#2 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 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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, Booking.com, Cheap Tickets, Odigeo, Priceline and Travelocity so you can book your Skene House Whitehall reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Skene Hotel Aberdeen
Skene House Whitehall Aberdeen, Scotland

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing