Skene House Holburn Comes of Age – 21!


On 16 December 2017 Skene House Holburn will turn 21 years old. Situated in the city centre, at the edge of Aberdeen’s West End, Skene House Holburn is renowned and much loved for offering a home from home for its guests. With its strong corporate base, many business travellers have spent years of their lives living like a local in Skene House Holburn, contributing to the city and the local community. Skene House makes their life away from home easier and more enjoyable by offering a hotel service and an apartment experience. Fully furnished and equipped apartments all come with individual living rooms and kitchens, washing machines in every suite, strong wifi, work space, free city centre parking and access to Aberdeen’s professional business district. The property offers thirty-nine one, two and three bedroom apartments with seven different interior styles.

As part of the birthday celebrations guests at Skene House Holburn will receive chocolate keys upon check in, and there will be a cocktail evening with drinks and canapés. Guests can also raise a glass within Holburn’s Honour Bar. This bar is perennially popular with Holburn visitors: each guest receives one complimentary drink of their choice, and then adds to their tab on a trust basis. Whilst there are increasing apartment/hotel offerings in the Granite City, Skene House Holburn’s regular guests know exactly why they’ve been returning so frequently, in one case for sixteen years, in another case since Holburn opened 21 years ago.

Skene House Holburn does Aberdeen’s business community proud and goes the extra mile. When our loyal guests leave on a Friday we store their luggage and return it to their suite on Monday, arrange for their dry cleaning over the weekend and deliver it fresh for the working week ahead, store their kitchen condiments in our butler’s pantry, look after their designated pillow till their next visit, and ensure our concierge stocks their preferred tipple in the Honour Bar. We even receive their online supermarket deliveries and pack them away in their cupboards and fridge. Guests can opt for a room only rate or B&B, and occasionally we tailor the breakfast provisions for our visitors and deliver it straight to their suite. We simply want to make our guests’ lives easier. This isn’t just 21 years of providing accommodation, this is about 21 years of being the best Aberdeen can offer, the friendliest local welcome, and it’s about understanding what frequent travellers and the business community require when they’re away from home and dedicating time to the Granite City.

Our long term guests are complemented by our long serving staff. When a member of the team retires from Holburn, or leaves the company after completing their studies, it’s not uncommon for guests to bestow gifts, flowers and messages of goodwill upon them, as they’ve got to know them over the years.

The Skene suites also work particularly well for the family market, whereby parents desire to cook healthy meals in our fully furnished kitchens, and put the kids to sleep in their own bedroom, before kicking back in the living room. Groups, such as girls weekends, also appreciate the apartment lifestyle whereby they can all be together, yet have an element of privacy with their own bedroom.

Skene House, family owned and run since 1979, is the antithesis of a homogenous national chain or international brand offering. It’s been accommodating the needs of travellers to Aberdeen for over forty years. Not only does the group know how to satisfy the requirements and wants of business and leisure travellers alike, Skene’s local knowledge and commitment to the local community is steadfast.

Holburn’s sister properties, Skene House Whitehall and Rosemount do the group proud. In fact, Whitehall has held the number one spot on TripAdvisor’s listings for Aberdeen City hotels for over six consecutive years, and Rosemount regularly secures the number two spot. We’re top of the charts and now we have a birthday to celebrate too.

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!

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



12 thoughts on “Skene House Holburn Comes of Age – 21!

  1. I love the personal touch if having a chocolate key at checkin, a really lovely idea!

    1. Skene House Blogger says:

      It’s a little bit different isn’t it 🙂

  2. Cleo says:

    Oh this sounds amazing! Going to have to look at a stay in the new year!

    1. Skene House Blogger says:

      Go for it. There are a few suites available so please take a browse, and any questions, fire them over.

  3. Kara says:

    I just love the decor in the room, it looks so warm and inviting – Happy Birthday 🙂

    1. Skene House Blogger says:

      We try to create a home from home, but with style too!

  4. Tracy says:

    Happy Birthday and what a celebration! Love the room’s décor, especially the wallpaper! If I ever visit Aberdeen, I will pay you a visit! 🙂

    1. Skene House Blogger says:

      Thank you! Can’t argue with 21 years of excellent service. Would love to welcome you.

  5. Emily Leary says:

    What gorgeous interiors the rooms have! It sounds like you’ve got some amazing birthday celebrations planned for visiting guests

    1. Skene House Blogger says:

      It’s quite a celebration. And some guests know us so well!

  6. Kira says:

    Oh wow I love this . Looks so cosy! Happy birthday !! 🙂

    1. Skene House Blogger says:

      Thanks so much. The celebrations have begun!

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