Skene House, under the leadership of serial-entrepreneur Charles Skene, has always adapted and evolved to meet or exceed the expectations of its guests. From its beginnings as a flat rental operation in Torry, 1974 to 1979, to the genesis of the Skene House concept in the late 70s, all the way through to the full-service Skene House HotelSuites and ConferenceSuites. Change therefore, is in embedded in the culture of the business and the last few years, due to external factors, have been challenging for Skene House.
However, this hasn't stopped Skene House evolving through anticipating and adapting to the ever-changing needs of our guests and corporate clients.
We noticed that many of our guests were fully embracing the home-from-home comforts of Skene House and staying for extended periods. Individuals and families continued to relocate to Aberdeen, but we were welcoming an increasing number of people who were moving to Aberdeen for fixed-term contracts, secondments or projects. These guests wanted more independence, fewer services and even better value-for-money and the opportunity for more personalisation of their accommodation.
Skene House Whitehall, with its more residential location and benefiting from its private gardens, was the perfect location. We are delighted that it is now home to many who have created a lovely community. The herb garden is now proving itself with many longer-term guests taking full advantage of their fully equipped kitchens to create home-cooked meals. The local shops, delis and supermarkets on Rosemount Place are a handy stroll away for replenishing provisions and picking up a last-minute essential.
The local parks, Westburn and Victoria, are dog-walking heaven, and the back "yard" a handy amenity for late night "visits".
Our staff are still available 24/7, as usual, to provide support and assistance, when needed, and are happy to take deliveries of post or larger parcels, and even grocery deliveries which can be stored in fridges and freezers or delivered and unpacked in guests' HotelApartments. The Guest Lounge and Honour Bar provide a change of scene and Skene House Whitehall's residents often stop by for a drink or a dram.
The HotelApartment concept has proved so popular that these are now available at Skene House Rosemount.
So, if a longer stay of 30 nights or more is what you're looking for, consider a HotelApartment. You'll enjoy the same spacious accommodation, the same great 24/7 staff presence, hotel facilities and amenities and weekly housekeeping at exceptional value for money. And if you decide you want breakfast then you can enjoy our continental and full Scottish cooked breakfast buffets on a pay-as-you go basis.