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Enjoy A Budget Shopping Break in Aberdeen

A shopping trip away with pals is a great way to spend quality time with friends and have a good catch up. If you’re considering combining a girls’ shopping trip with healthy living, within a sensible budget, then here are the best tips covering where to shop, eat and drink when staying at Skene House Apartment Hotels. […]

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    Have the Best Night Out in Aberdeen

    A long awaited Night Out, be it with colleagues or pals, is one of life’s pleasures. The time of year when photocopiers and dares should potentially be avoided so here’s how to make it a relaxed evening to remember. Make your Celebration Easy – The biggest headache about a night out is getting home at the end of […]

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    HERE COME THE GIRLS – A Christmas Shopping Break in Aberdeen

    Christmas shopping is meant to be fun, so rather than packing it into one exhausting day, pack your suitcase, gather your girls and make a break for it. SHOPPING!!! Aberdeen has excellent shopping hours all year round and, as a compact city, it’s ideal for those big shopping sprees when you aim to find everything […]

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    Aberdeen, Wednesday 3rd August 2016

Aberdeen Performing Arts and QDos Entertainment- official launch of Aberdeen’s largest-selling panto, Dick McWhittington, which will run at His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen from Saturday, December 3 to Sunday, January 8, 2017

For more info contact Erica Banks, Communications Officer, Aberdeen Performing Arts, Tel 01224 337641 Mob 07919 565156 Email

Pictured is (l to r): Elaine C Smith, Alan McHugh, Jordan Young,  

Picture by Michal Wachucik / Abermedia

    Plan Your Christmas Panto Break in the Granite City

    Book a Christmas panto for a festive family-friendly weekend away, see a great show and watch children’s faces light up as they holler, ‘OH NO SHE ISN’T’ and ‘IT’S BEHIND YOU!!!’   Aberdeen’s renowned His Majesty’s Theatre is undoubtedly one of the most handsome and luxurious auditoriums in Scotland, so opulent it was once described […]

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    Experience Skene House Hygge

    At this time of year, as the days shorten and the temperature drops, it’s time to nurture yourself and your loved ones, enhance wellbeing, create cosiness in your immediate surroundings and enjoy the intimacy this can bring with those around you. The Danes have a term for this -‘Hygge’, pronounced Hoo-ga – but it’s something […]

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    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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