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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.

Unforgettable Christmas Gift Experiences

Just over one week to Christmas! you’ve left Christmas shopping a little late and just can’t face the hustle and bustle of the Highstreet, fear not! we’ve put together a surprising edit of our favourite Aberdeen city and shire experiences that will provide fantastic memories or instagrammable pics to show off! Here’s how to give […]

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    Business Travel

    Travel smart with Skene House HotelSuites

    Last year over 1.4 million of us travelled to Scotland for business (figures by, we are all too familiar with the ‘unglamourous’ side of business travel…chaotic security screening, queues and delays which often makes it difficult to get things done whilst on the move and when all you want to do is maximise your […]

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    Meet you at the bar

    Yay! it’s Friday! What better way to end the week or start the weekend in Aberdeen than with our edit of Aberdeen’s best cocktail bars, as sampled by our hardworking team who love Friday cocktails made with quality spirits, fresh local ingredients and mixed by the city’s best bartenders. If you’re visiting on business or […]

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    Top blow dry salons in Aberdeen

    Visiting Aberdeen for the first time? Maybe you’re a regular to the city in need of some inspiration.

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    With Love From………

    This month’s postcard is from Skene House fan, Jasmine, who relocated to Aberdeen from London 4 years ago when her husband got offered a job here.

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    Wellbeing Tips For Business Travellers

    Many of our guests tell us that they travel frequently for work and that because of this their diet often suffers, leaving them feeling tired and sluggish.

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    Moving to Aberdeen for University

    Having a friendly and welcoming base from which to start flat/house hunting will make the search much more enjoyable and productive.

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    With love from……

    What is the first thing you do when researching your next city break?…ask friends? check Facebook? what’s trending on Instagram?

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    New! Suite Treats

    Experience a real taste of Scotland with our new Harris Tweed topped Tuck Boxes available from the bar at Skene House Holburn.

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    Let’s Cook!

    Our guests are busy people. We see you rush to early morning business meetings, battle the elements on the golf course, work up healthy appetites at sea, or even tackle fun-filled hours of castle trails with the kids!

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    TripAdvisor Awards of Excellence

    WOW! We can’t quite believe the amazing support that we have had from our guests leaving a heap of fantastic reviews which have led to TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence 2014. We’ve added these to our growing collection from 2011, 2012, 2013 and a host of other awards from reviews left on online travel agents’ sites! […]

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