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Welcome to our blog - here you'll find the best travel tips for making the most of your visit to Aberdeen.

Supplier Interview – Caber Coffee

Guests of Skene House Apartment Hotels enjoy complimentary quality coffee in their apartments, guest lounges,  breakfast rooms and even on-the-go with eco-friendly take-away cups. Available all-day every day, our expert coffee machines give you a choice of Espresso, Cappuccino, Americano or Latte along with complimentary biscuits, herbal teas, newspapers and wifi access. This week on the […]

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    Movers and Shakers at Skene House

      Fancy a career in the hospitality sector? Find out what it takes to work your way up from Courier to Assistant Manager in just 5 years. This week’s blog post delves into the background and superb career progress of Piotr Wyrzykowski, Assistant Manager at Skene House Whitehall. Prior to joining Skene House, Piotr demonstrated his […]

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    Instagram Roundup – #skenehouse

      We love to see you share your stay with your friends and family on social media. Here’s our absolute favourite photos taken by our guests and shared with Instagram.   Thanks @maddyhydesmith – delighted to see that Aberdeen is your favourite town in Scotland! Goodbye Aberdeen, you are probably my favourite town in Scotland, […]

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    Guest Blogger: Tots2Travel

    Autumn Breaks in Aberdeen As an Aberdeen based family travel writer I know the area has a rich offering for parents tempted by an October break in the Granite City. It’s a remarkably child-friendly destination, a very walkable city for buggies and little legs, with lots to appeal to older children too. Add to this […]

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    Staycation at Skene House

    Moving to Aberdeen for University?

    Are you or someone you know moving to Aberdeen for university? we thought you might like to get some top tips from someone who has recently ‘been there, done that’. Guest blogger Laura Campbell of popular blog The Floral Elephant shares her advice on where to go and what to do. Over to you Laura!… […]

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    What to pack for a weekend in Aberdeen

      You’ve booked your city break to Skene House Apartment Hotels and now it’s time to think about what to pack! We’ve teamed up with chic local retailer Hamish Munro and put together a stylish look that’s perfect to take you from sightseeing to shopping, or brunching to cocktails. For your autumn get-away don’t leave […]

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    Skene Business Centres - VA

    Happy Holidays from Skene Business Centres

      This week on the blog we’re chatting with our sister company, Skene Business Centres. We’re proud to say that Skene Business Centres are the most experienced providers of Serviced Offices, Virtual Offices and Meeting Rooms in Aberdeen – in fact, we’ve been around since 1984! As a family business, we are passionate about providing excellent […]

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    Skene House Holburn

    In our neighbourhood – Holburn Street

    You’ve arrived in a new city YAY! – BUT you’re only here for 48 hours. Where do you go? what do you do? you might have researched all the touristic things to do but where do you find the simple everyday pleasures and necessities….like where to find the BEST toastie, where is my nearest Starbucks, […]

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    Aberdeen Instagram Blog Post

    Instagram round-up #Aberdeen

    This week on the blog we’re celebrating our favourite photos of Aberdeen City & Shire from Instagram. What better way to show you the delights of our neighbourhood than by sharing stories of locals and visitors and what makes Aberdeen so special for them. @elizamayumi living it up on Aberdeen Beach verão tem que ter… […]

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    Wedding Accommodation Sorted

     Wedding season is upon us and Skene House is an extremely popular destination for bridal party and wedding guests’ overnight accommodation…in fact, we can accommodate up to 589 guests! With three city centre locations and each only a 30 minute drive from many popular wedding venues on the outskirts of the city centre, Skene House […]

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    Travel Tips from Dads

    To finish off this month’s family theme and remembering Father’s Day earlier this month, we asked dads at Skene House (members of the team) what they think about when planning family travel, and here’s a few of their top tips… >” If it’s not mentioned on the website then call the hotel or serviced apartment […]

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