21 Reasons to Stay at Skene House Holburn!

Skene House Hoburn has just turned 21! We’ve come of age. After several decades of providing quality accommodation in the heart of Aberdeen we can think of hundreds of reasons to stay at Skene House Holburn but here are 21 reasons to get you started.

1 It’s Our Birthday – Twenty-one years is a long time, but it’s flown by. In fact, Skene House has been offering quality accommodation solutions in Aberdeen for over forty years, we love welcoming our guests and making their stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

2.  We Offer Flexibility – Select between a range of interior layouts, suite sizes, interior design, number of bedrooms (one, two or three), and bear in mind that Holburn is one of three Skene House properties in Aberdeen, so choose the central location that suits you. Suite life at Skene combines the spaciousness and flexibility of an apartment with the luxury of hotel services including daily maid service. We’re also flexible about the duration of your stay, from one night to one year, there are no minimum or maximum stay requirements, simply select whatever works best for you.

3 Honour Bar – We welcome every guest with a complimentary drink from our Honour Bar. It’s always been our way of saying hello, whether you fancy sparkling water, a cheeky vino or a dram. For our 21st birthday make sure you raise a glass with us! After your first drink simply fill out a tab and settle your bill at the end of the stay. And if you’re a regular guest, we’ll ensure your favourite tipple is always in stock.

4 Central Location with Great Neighbours – We’re in the heart of Aberdeen city, close to Union Street, the best bars, restaurants and great cafés, excellent shopping centres, we’re within walking distance of the railway and bus station, and a short taxi ride from the airport. If you wish to live like a local in Aberdeen, Skene House Holburn is a fantastic option. We’re proud of our neighbours, who make the area as friendly, creative and vibrant as it is, so do check them out and make the most of your time in the Granite City.

5 Fully Furnished Kitchens – Every single Skene House suite is fitted with a modern, fully furnished kitchen complete with microwave, oven, ample crockery and pots and pans. Cleaning products, tea-towels and a welcoming bottle of fresh milk are provided too. Many suites even have their own washer/drier. Weary business travellers can cook a homely meal in comfort and sit at a proper kitchen table to dine, families can stock the fridge with their children’s favourite foods, if you’re having a weekend away for romance or with pals it’s easy to store nibbles and keep the wine, prosecco and beer cool in the fridge, and having your own kitchen makes following personal dietary requirements that much easier. Of course, you don’t have to use the kitchen at all! Eating out every night is also an option.

6 Breakfast – Talking of eating out, if you don’t fancy rustling up breakfast in your suite it’s easy to opt for the B&B option. Treat yourself for your entire stay, or perhaps just one quiet morning.

7 Your Own Living Room – At Skene House Holburn we pride ourselves on offering a home from home. Retiring to your own living room, to watch TV, relax, chat or even work, is so homely. And, for families, once the kids are asleep, isn’t it ideal to have some adult space of an evening?

8 The Privacy of your Own Bedroom – Each suite has one, two or three bedrooms. In a group of friends or family this grants individuals the joy of being together, but the much needed privacy required. Guests get the economies and facilities of sharing, yet space to yourself. If travelling with small children, the relief of the tots having their own sleeping space cannot be underestimated.

9 Excellent Service – The service at Skene House Holburn is so exemplary that some guests have been staying with us over 21 years, others for sixteen. We go that extra mile for every individual guest. Each visitor’s needs are different, and if we can help in any way we will.  It’s your very own pied a terre, with the service to match.

10 Long-Serving Staff – Our great service is down to our dedicated staff, many of whom have worked in Skene House Holburn for over fifteen years. In fact, it’s not unusual to have different generations of the same family working with us, only departing once they retire or finish their studies. We love this continuity and feels it adds a warmth of experience for our guests.

11 Serviced Hotel Suites – Another glorious perk is that every suite is serviced, ensuring that our guests return to a clean, comfortable, tidy space after a day of work or play.

12 Welcoming Reception, Manned 24 Hours – Skene House offers contemporary suite living with the luxury of hotel services. Our reception staff are there to welcome you at any time of day or night.

13 Lounge with Complimentary Teas, Coffees and Biscuits – The Guest Lounge is an excellent space to rendezvous with friends, family or colleagues, hold an informal meeting, or just chill out with a paper whilst enjoying a cuppa and reading a range of complimentary newspapers.

14 Strong, Free Wifi – Be it a downloading, streaming teen, or a business professional, everyone expects strong wifi, yet so few establishments deliver. We provide excellent free wifi, in every suite, and throughout the communal spaces, as standard.

15 Local Information – You can’t always find the local knowledge and discover the local gems by surfing the net. Our staff are happy to help with local queries, or check out our blog which is jam-packed with the lowdown on Aberdeen: from the latest coffee shops, to the best sightseeing in Aberdeen, it’s all there.

16 Family Owned and Run – Skene House is proud of its Aberdeen roots. It also means we can do things a little differently, do things a little better than the corporate giants. We’re part of the community, and we take pleasure in welcoming you to our city.

17 Unique Identity – Being family owned, with long serving staff, makes Skene House unique. We are the antithesis of impersonal, big brand hotels. We’re individual and so are our guests.

18 Healthy Living – We talk the talk, with our encouraging blog post on healthy living in Aberdeen, but we also walk the walk. Across the road from Skene House Holburn is our partner gym, Nuffield Health, offering extensive gym equipment, as well as a full range of classes, a swimming pool, and an indulgent jacuzzi, steam room and sauna. Keep active in Aberdeen.

19 Free Laundry – Another great amenity, which makes life that little bit easier, is our laundrette. Free washing powder and fabric conditioner is provided so guests can travel light.

20 Free, Secure Parking – Parking in the centre of any city can cause headaches but Holburn offers ample, free, secure parking so guests simply don’t have to worry about it.

21 Ready to Do Business – Skene House Holburn is within walking distance of Aberdeen’s professional business district. It helps significantly that each suite provides comfortable work space and wifi so guests can work as required. We go that extra mile for our guests, one of whom has stayed with us, Monday to Friday, for over decades. We take care of your home life in Aberdeen so you can focus on business.

The Ultimate Reason to Visit Skene House Holburn? Well, because we’d love to welcome you. The past 21 years have been full of stories, smiles, dedication and hard work, but now it’s time for the celebrations to start. Skene House Holburn, has come of age. Join us.

Discover more about Skene House in the heart of the Granite City by clicking here. Call +44 1224 659 392 or email for further information.



12 thoughts on “21 Reasons to Stay at Skene House Holburn!

  1. Helen says:

    Oo it all sounds so lovely! The fully fitted kitchen would be so convenient, as a family of four 🙂

    1. Skene House Blogger says:

      It makes a world of difference, even just for storing milk and snacks, or you can cook entire meals. It’s a real draw.

  2. Sonia Cave says:

    These place looks so lovely and I love the idea of a welcoming drink helping you settle in

    1. Skene House Blogger says:

      It’s a nice touch, we really want people to feel welcome and at home.

  3. Stephanie says:

    Oh a welcome drink, that’s not often you get that. Nice touch

    1. Skene House Blogger says:

      We think so, and nobody argues with us 🙂

  4. Kara says:

    Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday Skene House, Happy Birthday to you……..we are planning our next visit to Scotland and are hoping to spend a couple of days in Aberdeen so hopefully we will be buy to stay

    1. Skene House Blogger says:

      Thanks so much. It does work so well for families, a great hub from which to explore. Looking forward to your plans taking more shape.

  5. Skene House sounds fantastic. I will look it up if I am ever in Aberdeen.

    1. Skene House Blogger says:

      Sounds good. 🙂

  6. Wow it sounds so perfect. We’re planning a trip to Scotland soon so I’ll keep here in mind. I love the fact there are adult spaces for when little ones are asleep. x

    1. Skene House Blogger says:

      It makes a world of difference to have your own kitchen, living room and bedroom as standard!

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