The Glamour of Graduation – with Skene House

You’ve worked for years, burnt the midnight oil and the relief and joy of actually graduating is just around the corner. The graduation ceremony is a time when, for better or for worse, families come together to celebrate. Bringing relatives into one room can be a joyous or, shall we tactfully say, a ‘colourful’ experience. Having hosted many graduation parties over the years we, at Skene House, know exactly what is required. And we’ll gladly recommend places to eat and celebrate so you have happy memories of this key moment in your life.



Relax in Skene House, Holburn

Skene House  provides an ideal base for family celebrations as you experience togetherness as well as much-needed privacy. Our one, two and three bedroom HotelSuites each have their own kitchen and living room, so families can spend time together before retiring to their own rooms to prepare for the celebration. Downstairs, Skene House provides all the benefits of a hotel – order breakfast, relax in our stylish lounges where guests can congregate and enjoy complimentary teas and coffees, or tap into the services of our 24-hour reception where we can book you a cab or point you in the direction of the nearest shops, beauticians or florists for those last-minute treatments and purchases. Stay at our Holburn property and raise a glass at our Honour Bar, the first drink is complimentary so you can start celebrating as soon as you arrive.

Superior Suite Skene House Rosemount

Find stylish space in a Skene House Duplex

In terms of location our two short stay properties, Holburn and Rosemount, are wonderfully central, so well suited for visitors popping to Aberdeen by rail or bus. The airport is only fifteen to twenty minutes away by taxi. If travelling by car then Skene House provides ample city centre parking for all our guests, so that’s one less thing to stress about. Both properties are a short cab ride from Elphinstone Hall, the MacRobert Building and the Beach Ballroom. And His Majesty’s Theatre is a few minutes walk, even in heels, from our Rosemount property. If you have some tiny tots celebrating your educational achievements then we can provide high chairs and travel cots as required, just request them upon booking.

To add some bubbles to your celebration simply tag Skene House across our Twitter, Facebook or Instagram with photos of your graduation experience in our HotelSuites. The image that best represents graduation and the SuiteLife at Skene House will be gifted a bottle of fizz! Let’s hear that cork popping soon.

CELEBRATE AT – Booking a family meal that works for mixed palates and dietary requirements can be a challenge, so here are a few recommendations to help you out.


Private dining at Granite Park

Granite Park – To celebrate in style try Granite Park in Golden Square, especially handy for His Majesty’s theatre and Skene House Rosemount. With a private room accommodating up to forty diners, there’s an option for a big party. Then let the celebrations continue downstairs at Miro’s Bar.

8 minute walk from Skene House Rosemount/12 minutes walk from Skene House Holburn.


Poldino’s Italian

Poldino’s – Almost everyone enjoys Italian food, so head to our partner restaurant Poldino’s on Little Belmont Street for a taste of Tuscany. A wonderfully relaxed atmosphere and space, for small and large parties alike, Poldino’s ticks all the boxes.

10 minutes walk from Skene House Rosemount/15 minutes walk from Skene House Holburn.

Moonfish Moonfish, located on the cobbled medieval streets of Aberdeen’s Merchant Quarter, serves up delicious dishes but it also boasts an extensive Gin Menu. Gins include The Botanist from Islay, Caorunn from the Highlands, Edinburgh Gin, Zuidam Genever from Holland and Monkey 47 from Germany.

15 minutes walk from Skene House Rosemount/18 minutes walk from Skene House Holburn.

Howie’s – If you want to offer your family a taste of Scotland then head to our partner restaurant, Howie’s on Chapel Street, to savour Haggis, Cullen Skink, North Sea Haddock, a Local Cheese Plate and Sticky Toffee Pudding. Howie’s also has two private dining rooms, seating up to 18 and 20 guests respectively.

9 minutes walk from Skene House Rosemount/7 minutes walk from Skene House Holburn.

The Braided Fig – For vegans or vegetarians, book a table at the Braided Fig. With an à la carte menu, and a dedicated Vegan menu, not only does it suit a mix of dietary requirements, it also has a beautiful fig tree growing through the very heart of the building.

8 minutes walk from Skene House Rosemount/8 minutes walk from Skene House Holburn.


Time to celebrate your achievements

Eclectic Fizz Lastly, if a meal isn’t enough then end the evening in Union Street’s champagne bar, Eclectic Fizz. You worked so hard! It’s time to celebrate!

8 minutes walk from Skene House Rosemount/12 minutes walk from Skene House Holburn.

Congratulations on your achievement. Graduating is such an exciting time and you’ve got your whole future ahead of you. If we can share this journey with you please do get in touch, and remember to tag us in your graduation experiences at Skene House.

Celebrating in the comfort of your own HotelSuite is perfectly feasible so contact us with any queries or special requests. We’ve also got a special Graduation Package available so take a peak here. Call +44 1224 659 392 or email for further information.



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