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. We’ll show you how to get the most for your money in Aberdeen.
Skene House Apartment Hotels offer one, two or three bedroom accommodation. This can prove highly economical if shared between friends (and especially if you book the January Sales 15% off offer* below!). Close to Aberdeen’s shopping districts, and with ample free parking, it’s straightforward to drop off the car, walk to the shops and then load up your bargains when it’s time to return home.
Shopping – Aberdeen is home to some of the biggest names that drop their prices drastically when the sales hit. All Skene House Apartment Hotels are notably central and within walking distance of the city’s large shopping centres.
For fashion bargains the Bon Accord Centre is a solid first choice. Just a few minutes from Skene House Rosemount it’s home to John Lewis, Next, Coast, Monsoon, Karen Millen and Hobbs, all renowned for knock down price-tags when the sales start. The St Nicholas Centre next door offers up Marks and Spencer, Office and The Body Shop which can be great treasure troves for bargains.
The nearby Trinity Centre is home to Debenhams which has sales offers running across all three floors. Book lovers can explore Waterstones. And for music, games and entertainment try HMV.
Aberdeen’s newest shopping centre, Union Square, has a wealth of stores competing for your custom in the sales. Next, Dune, Hollister, Apple, Michael Kors, Boux Avenue, Fatface, River Island, Rox and Boss to name a few. And if you’re considering a holiday bargain then it’s worth dropping by Barrhead Travel.
For the West End of the city Skene House Holburn is ideally placed. If designer bargains appeal then Cruise, Pure and Kafka are located on Union Street and Alford Place. Thistle Street has a host of independent shops including Bellino and Hamish Munro for shoe lovers, Esslemonts for menswear and Esslemonts 2 for Womenswear, which may all offer up a bargain.
Where to Eat – There’s a range of quality cafes offering light lunches at good prices in Aberdeen’s shopping areas. Books and Beans on Belmont Street, Contour Cafe on the Green, The Kitchen Works on Summer Street, Foodstory Cafe on Thistle Street and So… on Union Street provide hearty food that doesn’t break the bank.
Where to Stay – Each Skene House Apartment Hotel offers comfortable, stylish and relaxing accommodation in the heart of the city. Indulge in your own apartment or cut costs by sharing with friends. Each apartment has its own living room and kitchen so it’s tempting to buy quality ingredients at the nearby supermarkets and rustle up healthy, hearty food at little expense. If it’s more relaxing to dine out then reasonably priced eateries include Amarone (Italian), Boozy Cow (burgers) and Howies (Scottish) near Skene House Holburn; Nargile Mezeriye (Turkish), Christos Greek Taverna and Rye & Soda (Scottish) near Skene House Rosemount; and Bhan Thai, Muchacho (Mexican) and No.1 Bar and Grill (Scottish) close to Skene House Whitehall.
And if you really love a bargain then complimentary teas, coffees and hot chocolates are available in all the Skene House lounges. A complimentary drink, soft or alcoholic, is available for every guest at Skene House Rosemount and Whitehall. An extensive breakfast buffet is included at all properties when you book directly by phone, email or on the webiste. And with excellent free Wifi you can carry on the Sales shopping from the comfort of your own apartment. Bargain! *And don’t forget to check out our 15% off January Sales offer here.
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