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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.

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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    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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    Father's Day Restaurant Guide

    Father’s Day Restaurant Guide

      Father’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to get the family together than a stay at one of our Skene House Apartment Hotels and dinner out at one of our partner restaurants. Reserve your stay in a family apartment between 17th – 19th June and take advantage of our Father’s […]

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      The sun is out, the gardens are in full bloom, summer is here and the granite facades of Skene House Apartment Hotels are looking sparkly. There couldn’t be a better time to visit Aberdeen and its lush countryside surroundings. What’s more with Father’s day just around the corner we thought we would give you […]

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    Skene House Conference Suites

    Meetings and Events: Your questions answered

      Our meetings and events coordinator Melissa Montgomery answers your frequently asked questions on booking meetings and events space at Skene House Rosemount. Q. What is included in the meeting room hire? Our room hire rate includes: • Conference room hire set up according to your requirements • Complimentary internet access • Still and sparkling […]

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    Skene House Conference Suites

    Let’s hear it from our customers

      Skene House’s meeting rooms, located at Skene House Rosemount, 96 Rosemount Viaduct, opened its doors in the summer of 2008 and has grown in popularity to the stage where it welcomed around 4000 delegates last year alone. During May, we are bringing you a behind-the-scenes look at our contemporary event spaces. This month you’ll […]

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    Skene House Meeting Rooms

    What makes a successful event?

    What I’ve learned… Melissa Montgomery, Skene House’s Meetings and Events Coordinator, shares with us the key success factors for meetings or events based on her experience of working with many different clients over the last year. While the following tips seem like common sense, these simple points, if followed, will result in a successful event/meeting/training […]

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