The Journal

Welcome to our blog - here you'll find the best travel tips for making the most of your visit to Aberdeen.

Meet the Team

This month we catch up with Edyta who is Head Receptionist at Skene House Holburn. Edyta has been part of our team for almost four years.   1. How would you describe Skene House to people who haven’t stayed here before? Skene House, with its three different locations offers the ideal city accommodation that can […]

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    Our Aberdeen Neighbours

    Each of the Skene House properties is set in a fantastic location and in great neighbourhoods. Whilst being in the centre of Aberdeen, only a short walk from the railway and bus station, each Skene House has a warm, residential vibe to it. Part of our success story is that we’re the antithesis of a […]

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Celebrate Mother’s Day with Skene House

    Mother’s Day is just around the corner so we thought we would celebrate some inspirational local mums and find out where they like to spend quality time with their loved ones in and around Aberdeen. Meet Jennifer, Suzanne and their mum Susan… This talented trio founded their family business Almondine in 2011, located on Thistle […]

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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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    Teen Skene Shopping Blog

    Teen Skene’s Aberdeen Shopping Tips

    Aberdeen is home to 5 great shopping centres, Union Square, Bon Accord, St Nicholas, The Trinity Centre and The Academy, not to mention Union Street, all of which offer a great variety of shops suited to all different styles. Union Square is home to Aberdeen’s only Hollister. If you like the beachy, Californian look, this […]

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