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Skene House HotelSuites - Holburn

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Have stayed at all three Skene Hotels service always great, this is THE best! Accommodated our requests as usual. Problem with booking on line, Receptionist agreed system needs upgrading. Any problems (booking) quickly sorted.

Stayed here last night. Service from staff was absolutely faultless, bed was one of the most comfortable I've ever slept on and our rooms were spotless, free parking was a big bonus too. Only a couple of minuses- there was a strange smell in our lounge, couldn't put a finger on what it could be, and breakfast was pretty mediocre - cheap sausages containing little meat, scrambled eggs as easy option rather than fried and the Apple juice tasted incredibly cheap and probably not 100% fruit. On the whole though, the apartment was really good value for money and we would go back.

Stayed here at weekend for my fortythirteenth birthday. Apartment was spotless and well maintained. Reception staff were very helpful in organising taxis for us. Enjoyed our drink in the honesty bar. Well done to everyone involved in making for a pleasant stay

We were down in Aberdeen for a Script concert and I have to say a huge thanks to Skene House for adding to what was a fantastic weekend. Our stay really was flawless with really friendly reception staff. A lovely spotless apartment which was perfect and had everything we needed for a great comfortable stay (30/21). There is free parking and the location is perfect just off Union Street with numerous restaurants and bars nearby. Breakfast was also excellent and a great way to start the day. We will without question stay here again the next time we are in the area and would like so say a huge thanks to all the team at Skene House Holburn street for a wonderful stay.

Was the only choice in town for us ! The reception staff couldn't have been more helpful or friendlier ! My surname is Skene & they didn't bat an eyelid ! I wish I owned the place though ? Our apartment was top floor so the stairs were a pain but the result more then made up for it. Full lounge, kitchen, bathroom & separate bedroom, absolute luxury, quiet & comfortable. The breakfast was first class as well and the nice touch of an Honour Bar with a free drink each was old world class & charm ! Could not speak more highly of the stay and just wished it was longer ! Maybe next time ??

Stayed here for the weekend as we like to have the option of making our own meals while we're away. Found it easily but really struggled to find the car park! It would be useful to be able to download a map from the website, but sent my fiance it to pick one up from reception. With the map the car park was easy to find, and because it was away from the main road I felt comfortable leaving it parked there all weekend. The gentleman at reception was incredibly helpful, made sure we knew where we were going and explained everything fully. He also told us that we were entitled to one free drink from the self serve bar, which was a nice surprise. We've stayed at several apartment-style hotels and usually expect a single room with a kitchen at one end and a bed at the other, so it was great to find out this had four separate rooms, it felt like a proper little house! It had everything you could possibly need, including a freezer, washing machine and dishwasher. As we were only there for the weekend we didn't need to use these, but it was nice to have the option. Everything was very clean and well looked after, decor wasn't ultra-modern but it made it feel much more homely. Location was fantastic, only 5 minutes walk from the very centre of the city, but once you were inside you would never have known, very quiet and peaceful. We both said it was a shame we couldn't stay longer, we would definitely stay again.

Myself and 3 friends stayed at skene house holburn for one night in a 2 bed apartment. This was actually our 4th visit to skene house and I felt I must write a review this time as it was excellent as always. There is a few flights of stairs to climb to most of the apartments which may not suit everyone, but was no problem to us. The apartment itself had absolutely everything you could need! It was spotless, so well equipped, kitchen has everything even fresh milk for tea and coffee which was a small detail that we really appreciated. The apartment is quiet even though it overlooks union street. It is so central most of the bars and restaurants are only a short walk away. The reception staff were so friendly and helpful, we asked for a late check out at 12, which they were able to give us which was great after a night out in the city. We had a great stay and would definitely recommend it, far better than other apartments available in the city centre. You also get a drink included from the courtesy bar at reception this was a great touch we loved it. Thank you for a fantastic stay.

This city centre apartment was large, clean and comfortable. The staff were friendly and helpful. The breakfast was lovely. They have ample gated parking. I only stayed for 1 night, but this would be comfortable for a much longer stay.

We like the Skene House suites and return on most visits to Aberdeen. This visit was booked on the phone and it appeared that our preferences from previous visits had not been referred to in the booking process. We usually request a suite on the ground or first floor to limit the stairs to be climbed and we usually request a suite with a separate kitchen. When we arrived, we had been allocated a suite on the top floor but we asked for something lower down. We were then offered a suite which had the kitchen and bathroom on the floor below the rest of the accommodation, not suitable for nightime toilet visits. Next we were offered a suite with 2 bedrooms but it had a very small kitchen area off the lounge. Eventually we accepted a suite on the first floor which was ideal. Throughout this process the staff were excellent and did their utmost to get us settled in a suite which suited us. We had a very enjoyable stay once again. Having your own suite with lounge, bedroom, kitchen and bathroom gives total freedom to do as you please. My only reservations about Skene House Holburn is the access lane to the private car park which is narrow and has speed bumps all the way along. This has nothing to do with Skene House however as it is a public road. On this visit we had some issues with the cooked breakfasts. Food is cooked and placed in a heated container and guests help themselves to what they want. The plates are cold and the food was not kept very warm in these heated units (bain marie?). The kitchen staff are very accommodating however and will cook fresh items if asked. This may cause a problem however if a large number of guests ask for freshly cooked food at the same time. There is a large choice of items from the buffet if you don't want to try the lukewarm offerings. None of this would stop me from using Skene House in future. I have recommended Skene House to many friends and family members.

I have stayed at all three Skene facilities over the years and whilst they all have strengths this one at Holburn has emerged as my favourite. Very friendly and helpful staff great facilities and a brilliant location for access to the city and all its attractions. Breakfast is sufficient buffet style without being extravagant, only major factor for me is the stairs, as has been noted by others it's quite a climb if you get a top floor suite. Concierge available for baggage, if only he could have carried me up and down. At 60 after one of two times it becomes a challenge! Yes I would go back and ask for a ground or 1st floor apartment

6 Union Grove Aberdeen Scotland

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Academy and Aberdeen Music Hall
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Bar/lounge

Skene House HotelSuites - Holburn places you within a 15-minute stroll of popular sights such as Academy and Aberdeen Music Hall. This 4-star aparthotel has 39 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a bar/lounge, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Centrally located in Aberdeen, the aparthotel is also a short walk from His Majesty's Theatre and Aberdeen Art Gallery.


For your convenience, a continental breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM. At the end of the day, the bar/lounge is a great place to grab a drink.


The 39 individually decorated apartments afford space to spread out with separate bedrooms and living rooms. TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Microwaves, refrigerators, and ovens are other standard amenities.

Property features

At Skene House HotelSuites - Holburn, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, a computer station, and free newspapers. A stay here includes free parking. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include laundry facilities, a fireplace in the lobby, and a porter/bellhop.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

95.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 320 reviews