Visiting a Newborn Baby in Aberdeen – Self-Catering Apartments

Visiting a Newborn Baby in Aberdeen – Self-Catering Apartments – It’s a time of new beginnings, and the arrival of a baby is such a moment of celebration and impact. It changes everything!

No Spare Room? No Problem

For close relatives, seeing and holding the wee bundle is a huge priority, and at Skene House we’ve noticed that we often host grandparents, and enthusiastic aunties and uncles, all desperate to meet the new arrival. It makes its own sense. The mother is often recovering from major surgery, or trying to feed the baby night and day, both parents are getting to grips with the sleepless nights, and in many cases the spare room is now … a nursery!

Space to Live – A Home from Home

Whilst some new parents love to have people staying with them, others simply need a bit more space. Skene House works for visiting relatives as it’s a home from home. Our one, two or three bedroom suites each come with their own living room and kitchen. This means that relatives can host their family and the new baby with ease, welcome your daughter/daughter-in-law and the infant in the living room, make a cup of tea, even prepare them lunch in the kitchen – so that’s one less thing for a tired parent to think about.

Snacks or treats can be stored in the fridge for older grandchildren. Perhaps even a celebratory bottle of champagne is chilling in anticipation of the big event. Creating such a homely atmosphere isn’t as easily achievable in a traditional hotel room.

Visiting a Newborn Baby in Aberdeen - Self-Catering Apartments

Visiting a Newborn Baby in Aberdeen – Self-Catering Apartments

Family Friendly

We also pride ourselves on being distinctly family friendly: cots with linen, high chairs, bed guards, bottle warmers, potties, baths, plastic baby crockery, toilet seats and toilet steps can be requested free of charge. It may be worth booking an extra bedroom for an older sibling to spend some nights with granny and grandad. Or a tired mum can doze for an hour as the relatives take charge of the new baby to give her a break!

Guest Lounges

When our Guest Lounges reopen, another option is to meet briefly in the Skene House guest lounge, bring the buggy in, perhaps enjoy a complimentary tea or coffee, before heading off for a walk together. We’ve frequently seen relatives take the pressure off new parents by using the facilities at Skene House as thoughtfully as possible.

Skene House Whitehall

Fully Furnished Kitchens

Once the mini guest of honour has headed home it’s possible, with a fully furnished kitchen, to whip up casseroles, lasagnes and meals to bring to your loved ones the next day, or simply chill out for the evening until the babysitting and general ‘helping out’ duties resume.

Central Location

Skene House has wonderfully central properties to choose between, all within walking distance of the railway and bus station, and a short taxi ride from the airport. Skene House Holburn welcomes guests for anything from five nights upwards.

Visiting a Newborn Baby in Aberdeen - Self-Catering Apartments

The Gardens at Skene House Whitehall

Long Stay Option

For those relatives who require to help out or visit for longer our Whitehall property specialises in longer stays of one month or more. Whitehall has generous gardens for a city centre property, ideal for little legs to run around. We’re also in close proximity to an array of shops selling delightful gifts or practical essentials for newborns, such as Boots, John Lewis and Jojo Maman Bébe in the Bon Accord Centre.

Free Parking

Another draw is Skene House’s free city centre parking. No parent wants to drive around looking for a parking spot with a crying baby in the backseat, or waste precious nap-time seeking out a car park. The weight of modern carseats also means that everyone wishes to keep distances to a minimum. Our car parks also make life easier for visitors to Aberdeen, who don’t know the city well, and don’t want any hassle.

24/7 Reception

Our reception at Holburn is manned 24/7, which means that if guests are called away urgently (perhaps that all important phone call from the hospital) our staff can book you a taxi or assist you at any time of day or night. It also means that people can visit you at any time, or drop off older siblings as the contractions start. There will always be a friendly face to welcome them, even at four in the morning!

Family Business

As a family business, owned and run by the Skenes for over forty years, family is at the heart of what we do. So if you’re excited relatives, or expectant parents and perhaps looking for somewhere for your loved ones to stay, we’d love to be part of your story.

Skene House Apartment Hotels provide all the space and comfort you need for a relaxed stay. Spend time with the children or spend time with each other. Find out more at +44 1224 659 392 or email If you found ‘Visiting a Newborn Baby in Aberdeen – Self-Catering Apartments’ helpful please consider subscribing.



9 thoughts on “Visiting a Newborn Baby in Aberdeen – Self-Catering Apartments

  1. This looks a beautiful place and they’ve thought of everything x

  2. Laura Dove says:

    Oh how lovely! It sounds perfect and I love that it’s a home away from home!

    1. Skene House Blogger says:

      Yes, we feel it’s a very different and personal offering compared to a standard hotel experience.

  3. This would be a relaxing way to visit a new addition!

    1. Skene House Blogger says:

      The best of both worlds perhaps.

  4. Grant R says:

    It’s the small things that make a big difference. It sounds great!

    1. Skene House Blogger says:

      In every sense when it comes to a tiny baby!

  5. Kara says:

    Skene House looks like the perfect location for all the family to stay

    1. Skene House Blogger says:

      Some new mothers want their relatives with them day and night, but others need the house to themselves. Each to their own, but we do aim to make the family offering as strong as possible.

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