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40 Reasons PAs Should Book Skene House!

  It’s our 40th anniversary! Skene House has been offering quality, serviced apartments and suites in Aberdeen for four decades. Over the years we’ve liaised with PAs from vast global businesses and small family companies, booking in and looking after staff on essential business trips. From creatives, managers and astronauts, to dancers or teams straight off […]

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    What’s New in Aberdeen

      Operating in Aberdeen for forty years Skene House has seen a lot of changes and enjoyed many new trends. Whilst, naturally, we love shouting about our stylish serviced one bedroom suites, and two or three bedroom apartments, we also love sharing what’s new and exciting in the Granite City, and we feel it’s important […]

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    Street Art at Skene House Rosemount, as Nuart hits Aberdeen

      Skene House has been operating in Aberdeen for forty years, and one of our favourite festivals is the fresh and vibrant Nuart street art and graffiti festival. Once a year blank walls and spaces around the city are given a complete makeover, transformed by international street artists into something new, challenging and engaging. Nuart leaves […]

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    Living Rooms for Living, at Skene House, Aberdeen

      One Size does not Fit All at Skene House in Aberdeen. You’re an individual, and our suites and apartments are as unique as you are. We believe that life is for living, and cramming our guests into a hotel room just isn’t our style.  We offer one bedroom suites, and two and three bedroom apartments, each with their own furnished […]

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    A Celebration of City Living with Skene House

    For decades cities have been viewed as centres of commerce, for the young, for couples, for transient workers. Many people (especially young families) chose to move to the countryside or a suburb to settle down. But it’s all changing. For forty years Skene House has made guests at home in the heart of Aberdeen City […]

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    The Warehouse Gym Partners Up with Skene House

      Great news! Skene House has a new partner gym for our guests to experience and enjoy. Alongside the fabulous Nuffield Health Club and Aberdeen Sports Village, visitors to Aberdeen can now also venture to – drumroll! – the Warehouse Health Club. It offers a range of keep fit activities and facilities, but it’s especially […]

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    Flying Solo at Skene House

    Travel comes in many different forms, but if you’re travelling alone, for business or pleasure, Skene House will welcome you and make you feel at home. Whether solo travel is your scene, or just part of your job, we reveal the strong offering at Skene House for those who fly solo. Let’s start with the […]

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    40 Years of Style at Skene House – with David Hicks

      In 2019 Skene House celebrates its 40th anniversary, and we’re also celebrating 40 years of style. We’ve always done things differently and, when we started out, engaging the most exciting and cutting-edge designers of their time seemed the natural choice. At Skene House we were offering the UK’s first one, two and three bedroom […]

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    Breakfast of Champions – Breakfast/Brunch in Aberdeen

      When the Herald newspaper rounded up the best brunches in Scotland, Skene House was delighted to see Aberdeen’s Sand Dollar, down on the beach front, taking a coveted place in the Top Ten. Known not only for its yogurts, overnight oats and Full Scottish Vegan breakfast, as well as its sea views, Sand Dollar is a relaxed, family-friendly […]

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    Dog-Friendly Aberdeen – Skene House, Aberdeen

      Skene House is a home from home. This means you can bring your entire family along with you, including beloved four-legged friends. So if you received a much longed-for puppy this Christmas, feel free to bring them with you to the dog-friendly Skene House. Skene House offers one, two or three bedroom suites, with […]

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    Celebrating 40 years of Doing Things Differently at Skene House Aberdeen

      2019 is a special year, as we celebrate a BIG anniversary at Skene House, Aberdeen. And what a journey it’s been. Over four decades ago Charles Skene CBE saw the city of Aberdeen changing before his eyes, as hundreds of families relocated to the region, thanks to the oil rush off the coast of the Granite City. […]

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