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Skene House Holburn
Ranked #18 of 64 Hotels in Aberdeen
Certificate of Excellence
Eugene, Oregon
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89 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2012 via mobile

I travel to Scotland for golf frequently but rarely stay in or near Aberdeen. This hotel is apparently geared for the longer stay, but I spent just one night. Bedroom, sitting room, bathroom, kitchen. Very nice clean rooms lobby etc. if you're staying in Aberdeen pick Skene House. This one is centrally located.

Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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SusanAitken, Manager at Skene House Holburn, responded to this review, June 4, 2012
Thank you for choosing to stay at Skene House Holburn and for taking the time to post a review. It’s always a pleasure to receive such a fantastic review. I was also very pleased to read that the suite had everything you needed during your time with us. Our Housekeeping team were so happy to see that the cleanliness of your suite had been mentioned.

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

Kind regards

Susan Aitken
Manager – Skene House Holburn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2012 via mobile

Stayed 2 nights in a spacious apartment. Great location for eating out in the city. Continental breakfast included in price was excellent. Kind and helpful staff eager to please. Relaxed atmosphere. Good place to unwind and visit the city and north east coast. Beautiful part of Scotland.

  • Stayed May 2012
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SusanAitken, Manager at Skene House Holburn, responded to this review, June 4, 2012
Thank you very much for your kind comments. It’s always a pleasure to hear that our guests have enjoyed their stay

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 hope we have the opportunity of welcoming you back in the near future.

Kind regards
Susan Aitken
Manager – Skene House Holburn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2012

Lovely welcome from delightful receptionist. Easy car parking at rear with access to property. Spotlessly clean, fresh decor, spacious apartment with everything you could wish for. Very nice public lounge area with free newspapers, coffee & biscuits. Honesty bar in immaculate servery area - nice touch! If you have a lot of luggage, try not to get an apartment at the top - no lift! Very nice continental breakfast served by attentive staff. The whole set up is excellent & succeeds in providing a very comfortable, warm & relaxing place to stay. Would not hesitate to recommend & would use again ourselves when in Aberdeen.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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SusanAitken, Manager at Skene House Holburn, responded to this review, June 4, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review Skene House Holburn, following your recent stay. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and that the receptionist on duty gave you a lovely welcome. She will be delighted to read your review.

I am glad you enjoyed our Breakfast Buffet, which is plentiful, varied and freshly prepared, through the morning.

We pride ourselves in providing excellent customer service and we have an exceptional team of staff who genuinely enjoy making our guests stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. All our reviews are posted on the staff noticeboards as it is a great morale booster.

I do apologise if you had a lot of stairs to climb, unfortunately we do not have lifts here at Skene House Holburn but we have put a note onto your profile so that if you choose to stay again, we shall allocate you a ground or first floor suite.

I hope we have the opportunity of welcoming you back in the near future.

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Susan Aitken
Manager – Skene House Holburn
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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2012

I like the spacious bedroom and living room as well as fully equipped kitchen. The suite in Skene House just made me feel at home. The staff there are very nice and helpful. My boyfriend and I enjoyed the welcome drink very much.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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SusanAitken, Manager at Skene House Holburn, responded to this review, May 16, 2012
Thank you for choosing to stay at Skene House Holburn and for taking the time to post a review.

It is lovely to read that our staff were nice and helpful. We have an exceptional team of staff who genuinely enjoy making our guests stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. 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, when you next visit Aberdeen.

Kind regards

Susan Aitken
Manager – Skene House Holburn
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2012

In Aberdeen for the week-end & found this excellent place to stay.

The suites are very impressive & well serviced.

The reception staff are really helpful & special thanks to Natasha for her efforts to find a restaurant on Sunday (Granite Park).

Good continental breakfast with Easter Eggs. ( a nice touch).

Many thanks to all for a good stay.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Trevor W
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SusanAitken, Manager at Skene House Holburn, responded to this review, April 18, 2012
Thank you very much for leaving a wonderful review of your recent stay at Skene House Holburn.

I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Skene House and that my staff looked after you, especially Natasha, I shall pass on your comments to her as I am sure she will be delighted.

We very much look forward to welcoming you back.

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Susan Aitken
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2012

We stayed in an apartment last weekend and I would really recommend it. The staff are really friendly and helpful. The apartment itself is nicely decorated and clean. It was a really good size and the bedrooms were pretty quiet despite being on a main street. The facilities were good - we asked for a travel cot and fan and they were delivered to our door very quickly. You get a continental breakfast as well which was very nice. There is a large car park which is great in the centre of Aberdeen. I'd recommend the apartments and I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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SusanAitken, Manager at Skene House Holburn, responded to this review, April 18, 2012
Thank you very much for your kind comments. It’s always a pleasure to hear that our guests have enjoyed their stay and would like to share their experience with others. The staff will be delighted to see 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.

I hope we have the opportunity of welcoming you back in the near future.

Kind regards
Susan Aitken
Manager – Skene House Holburn
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2012

I stayed here for only one night while passing through town. I stayed there on a Sunday night, and it was very quiet. There is a computer in the lobby with free Internet and a printer, there is also free coffee, tea, and shortbread. There is an honor bar that has sodas, liquor, beer, and little containers of nuts. Your first drink from the honor bar is free. They also have washers and dryers free of charge, but it took hours to do one load of laundry. Make sure you select a quick cycle or you'll be waiting forever! Unless your suite is located in the main part of the hotel, you enter your building through a main door off the street- almost like you are entering a townhouse with apartments inside. My room was up four flights of stairs (there are no lifts). If walking up flights of stairs is a problem for you, request a room on the first or second level.

Overall the rooms were clean, beds were comfortable, the bathroom was clean and updated, and the kitchen was nice. The people at reception were very nice as were the other hotel workers. The hotel is walking distance from the rail station and other stores on Union Street (a main road that runs through the city).

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
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SusanAitken, Manager at Skene House Holburn, responded to this review, April 18, 2012
Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor following your recent stay at Skene House Holburn. I was delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Skene House and that my staff looked after you.

All our reviews are posted on the staff noticeboards as it is a great morale booster.

I hope we have the opportunity of welcoming you back in the near future.

Kind regards
Susan Aitken
Manager – Skene House Holburn
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Property: Skene House Holburn
Address: Holburn Holburn 6 Union Grove, Aberdeen AB10 6SY, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Aberdeen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Aberdeen
#3 Business Hotel in Aberdeen
#3 Family Hotel in Aberdeen
#14 Luxury Hotel in Aberdeen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Skene House Holburn 4*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Skene House Holburn occupies an enviable location where the West End meets the City Centre. Across the road you'll find one of our Partner Gyms; a stroll up the cobbled street and you'll feel the buzz of Union Street's restaurants and bars; around the corner you'll find Rose and Thistle Street's stylish boutiques and cafes. The professional business district, which flank Rubislaw and Queen's Terrace Gardens, in 'on the doorstep' making Holburn a convenient place to stay for Business and Leisure Holburn's 39, 1-3 bedroom apartments in a range of 6 classic and chic interior designs ... more   less 
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