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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 economics…

Designer interiors at Skene House

Stylish accommodation at Skene House

No Single Supplement
At Skene House we offer a range of one bedroom suites, and two bedroom and three bedroom short stay serviced apartments. Each one bedroom suite has its own fully furnished kitchen, living room and bedroom, so it’s a spacious home from home. Guests in our one bedroom suites can book for a minimum of one night, or stay as long as they wish. No single supplements, no minimum stays, let’s keep things simple and welcoming.

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A Warm Welcome at Skene House

Safety
When visiting a new location, safely is a priority. Aberdeen is generally a very safe city, but it’s reassuring that Skene House Hotel Suites are situated in two city central locations, on brightly lit streets, with a welcoming reception manned 24 hours a day. Whatever time of day or night, you can walk straight in the door, rather than fumble with keys in the darkness.

Solo Dining
Dining out alone is fine for many of us, but it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. At Skene House you can cook in the comfort of your own furnished kitchen, creating the meal you desire, at a time of your suiting. Our staff will happily receive any online grocery deliveries you order in advance, or we can point you in the direction of the best local supermarkets, health stores or specialist shops.

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Visit one of our Partner Restaurants

In terms of dining out, staff will swiftly recommend a restaurant, organise a cab or give you walking directions. Dine at any of our partner restaurants and you can even bill your meal back to your Skene House account. Ideal if you accidentally forget your wallet or purse too!

Equally, just shout and we’ll recommend great takeaways, receive the food at reception and give you a call to collect it. Easy!

Leave the Housework at Home
Staying in an apartment usually means cleaning up after yourself. Whilst Skene House is certainly homely we’ve removed the chores! Our one bedroom suites are serviced every day so you can focus on other things – be it work, phoning the kids, shopping, checking your social media accounts or following the football.

Fully Furnished Kitchens

Fully Furnished Kitchens at Skene House, many with washer/driers

Laundry
When travelling alone, if you somehow fail to pack enough clothing (it’s happened to us all), or artfully spill some wine/food and require an unexpected laundry stop, nipping out after hours to a laundry is far from appealing – especially in the dark! Paying exorbitant laundry charges isn’t attractive either. At Skene House, you don’t have to. Many one bedroom suites are furnished with washer/driers (please request upon booking) or alternatively, visit our free onsite laundry facilities, complete with complimentary washing powder and fabric conditioner. Simple.

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Surf the net

Get Online
Yes, you can work, go online-shopping, browse social media, call or WhatsApp your friends and family, as Skene House has strong wifi throughout. It makes such a difference to all our guests, but especially to solo travellers who wish to connect.

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Keep fit

Exercise
If you’re travelling alone you may have more time on your hands to do the things you really enjoy, or the things you know you should be doing. Skene House offers three Partner Gyms, so if keeping fit matters to you at home, then it can matter to you at Skene House. Visit our blog on healthy living in Aberdeen to discover more.

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Chill out

Leisure Time
Business trips with a group of friends or colleagues can be pretty sociable. Solo travel can also be about getting out there and getting to know people, and we can recommend the liveliest bars and clubs. But if you’d prefer some alone time, then being stuck in a traditional hotel room isn’t much fun. Our hotel suites are made for living. Each guest has their own living room where they can curl up and watch the tele, read a good book or savour a glass of wine that can be chilled in your own Skene House kitchen. Make yourself comfortable.

Alternatively, if you fancy a bit of exploration then here are a few more ideas.

Within Walking Distance
Tread the Boards – His Majesty’s Theatre is metres away from Skene House Rosemount, and within walking distance of Skene House Holburn, so take a peak at the schedules and book a show!

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Aberdeen’s Bon Accord Shopping Centre, courtesy of VisitAberdeenshire

Shopping – Visit four varied shopping centres for designer labels, high street finds and international food. Aberdeen boasts Union Square, the Bon Accord Centre, the St Nicholas Centre and the Academy.

Bars – From the home of craft beer, to wine bars, gin flights and cocktails, tell us what you fancy and we’ll find your poison.

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We’ll point you in the direction of the best gin bars and cocktail menus

Cinema – Catch the latest flick across town. Our staff can help you find the nearest cinema and check the listings.

By Car
Dunnottar Castle – Visit Aberdeenshire’s most dramatic castle, perched on a cliff top surrounded by the unforgiving North Sea!
Pitmedden Garden – Visit this picturesque National Trust for Scotland garden, and relax…
Peterhead Prison Museum – A fascinating and unique destination just over 30 miles north of Aberdeen.
Footdee – Take in a traditional fishing village, renowned for its idiosyncratic and adorable outhouses.

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Quirky outhouses at Footdee

By Train
Stonehaven – A day at the seaside. This North East town south of Aberdeen offers beach walks, a sculpture trail, a quaint harbour and lashings of ice cream.

Ultimately, travelling solo can be what you want it to be. Discover more, experience more, at Skene House.

Skene House, where style and comfort create space for living.

Skene House offers the Suite Life in Aberdeen, so for more information get in touch at skene-house.co.uk, phone +44 1224 659 392 or email reservations@skene-house.co.uk.

 

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