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 the rigs, if you’re looking for accommodation for your team we’ve got you covered.
So here we go… Our top 40!
1 Easy to book. Whatever your booking style we’re easy to book with. Either head online and snap up a suite, or phone us directly and chat through specific requirements. So whether it’s the personal touch or an online booking system, we’ll get your team booked in.
2 Space. We offer space. Rather than have your colleagues sitting in cramped hotel rooms, we provide one bedroom suites, and two or three bedroom apartments, each with their own living room and kitchen. Feel the freedom and the space to live at Skene House.
3 Economical. If your team is happy to share apartments, then you can save money by booking a three bedroom apartment, rather than three individual hotel rooms.
4 Save on Restaurant Bills. Each suite and apartment has its own fully furnished dining kitchen. Guests can chill drinks, and prepare their own meals if they wish. Often after long stints away from home a spot of home-cooking fits the bills, and saves money.
5 Laundry. You can book an apartments or suites with a washing machine, or guests can use our free laundries, complete with complimentary washing powder and fabric conditioner. Beats expensive dry-cleaning bills, and enables guests to travel light.
7 Close to the Railway Station. Our three properties are within walking distance or a short cab ride from Aberdeen station.
8 Close to the Ferry Terminal. Our three properties are within walking distance or a short cab ride from the ferries that service Orkney and Shetland.
9 Close to the Bus Station. Our three properties are within walking distance or a short cab ride from Aberdeen bus station.
10 Easy to reach from Aberdeen Airport. Our three properties are a twenty minute cab ride from the airport.
11 Free City Centre Parking. Each of our properties offers free parking for guests, taking the stress and hassle out of city living.
12 Meeting Rooms. As well as accommodation we offer fresh, modern meeting rooms. Known as the Bat Caves they’re a cut above the rest. Our Mezzanine Meeting Room also fits the bill.
13 Business Centre. We’re more than an accommodation provider, the Skene Group has three business centres to its name, one within Skene House Rosemount. This is a one stop shop for business travellers.
16 Guest Lounges. Each property boasts a stylish Guest Lounge. This space provides ideal break out space for informal meetings, for gathering colleagues together before heading out for the day/dinner, or simply for reading a paper and watching the world go by.
17 Complimentary Teas and Coffee. The Guests Lounges offer complimentary Caber Coffee and a range of teas for guests to enjoy.
18 Free Strong Wifi. Not only is our wifi free but it’s notably strong. Carry on working in your apartment, or chill out browsing social media.
19 Breakfast. At all our properties,, guests can prepare breakfast in their own fully furnished kitchens, or at our Holburn and Rosemount hotels guests can enjoy a continental buffet and/or cooked breakfast in our breakfast restaurants. The choice is yours. You can choose a breakfast inclusive rate or a room only rate, and decide whether to pay for breakfast each day of your stay.
20 Dietary Requirements. Don’t fret about your colleagues’ dietary requirement. There are multiple vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free destinations on our doorstep. Skene House guests always have the option of cooking their desired dishes in their own furnished dining kitchen.
21 Partner Restaurants. Most hotels offer one in-house restaurant. We’ve done things differently, partnering up with seven quality restaurants offering a range of cuisine. Bills can simply be added to the Skene House account to make life easier, so read more here.
22 Partner Gyms. We’ve now partnered up with three gyms, offering a range of classes, pools, courts and equipment. If your team is away from home for long periods they may still wish to keep active and healthy. Read more here.
23 Shopping. Our central properties are ideal for shopping, in close proximity to the city’s large shopping centres and its boutique offering.
25 Excellent Service. We pride ourselves on providing excellent customer service. Whether it’s receiving and packing away guests’ online supermarket shopping, or signing for deliveries and bringing it straight to their suite, we’ll always go the extra mile.
26 Gardens. For those who value outdoor space then consider our long stay accommodation at Skene House Whitehall. The gardens offer outdoor seating, sun loungers and a place to escape from it all.
27 Skene House Journal. Our blog is a hive of information. We want to share the best, the latest and the most interesting nuggets about Aberdeen to enhance your stay. Read on…
29 The Devil’s in the Detail. We can’t tell you everything that makes Skene House special, but many thoughtful details make our guests’ stay more comfortable. One small example? We leave a bottle of fresh milk in every fridge, so guests can arrive at any time of day or night and make themselves a decent cup of tea or coffee.
30 We Work with the Best. From multiple oil companies, to Scottish Ballet and NASA, we welcome the world’s finest whilst on business.
31 Style It Out. We can find a suite or apartment to suit your colleague’s style. From modern, contemporary duplexes, to homely suites or floral apartments, let us know your vibe and we’ll get it booked.
32 Art and Design. Over the years we’ve collaborated with some of the world’s finest interior designers, think Monica Apponyi, Paul Hull, David Hicks and Mary Fox Linton. Relax in style at Skene House.
33 Serviced! Many long stay accommodation providers leave guests cleaning up behind themselves. Let your colleagues concentrate on the work at hand in our clean, serviced apartments, which are serviced weekly throughout guests’ stay.
34 Dog Friendly. Should your colleague need or require to bring a canine pal with them then we’re cool with that. Read up on the details here.
35 Dedicated Long-serving Staff. Many of our team have spent decades at Skene House, sometimes even bringing their children into the business. They get to know the guests, and they’ll get to know you.
36 Make a Weekend of It. We encourage our business travellers to add some leisure time to their stay, and explore Aberdeen and shire. As the home of craft beer, on the doorstep of Royal Deeside, and close to distilleries, castles and golf courses, there’s so much to do if you wish to entertain business associates.
37 Family Friendly. Our founder Charles Skene started Skene House when he saw families trying to resettle in Aberdeen, staying in cramped hotels as they looked for permanent accommodation. Children playing in hotel corridors and families dining in stuffy restaurants every night. He created Skene House as a family friendly alternative, so bring the kids too if you wish.
38 Local Knowledge. We’ve been providing quality accommodation for 40 years, since the start of the oil boom, so we know Aberdeen, its industry and its people exceptionally well. Local knowledge is where it’s at.
39 Pioneers. We were among the first providers of serviced apartments and suites in the UK. Like many people coming to Aberdeen seeking black gold, we were pioneers. After forty years we’re experts in our field.
40 It’s All About You. Ultimately at Skene House it’s all about you. We’re accommodating and people orientated. So if there’s something different that you’d like to book or organise, talk to us and we’ll try to make the magic happen.
Skene House offers one bedroom suites, and two and three bedroom apartments, each with their own furnished kitchen and living room. We give you space to be creative and to work as you wish! Skene House offers the Suite Life in Aberdeen with free city centre parking, strong wifi and the option to book a B&B rate. So for more information get in touch at skene-house.co.uk, phone +44 1224 659 392 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.