Skene House, under the leadership of serial-entrepreneur Charles Skene for over 40 years, has adapted and evolved to meet or exceed the expectations of its guests. And never before have we experience a challenge of the magnitude of COVID-19.
From its beginnings as a flat rental operation to the genesis of the Skene House concept all the way across the last four decades to where we find ourselves now: Skene House Apartments - short stay, extended stay and private flat rental. Adapting to change is embedded in the culture of the business.
Particularly now, as we ease out of lockdown, our home-from-home comforts are especially beneficial:
Individuals and families continue to relocate to Aberdeen and want a "turnkey" temporary home from home
essential workers are looking for "safe havens" and comfortable, spacious accommodation in which to self-isolate pre and post going offshore,
leisure travellers want self-catering options and
business travellers want space and home comforts, even for shorter trips
These guests desire more independence, contactless service delivery and the opportunity for more personalisation of their accommodation.
Skene House Whitehall, with its more residential location and benefiting from its private gardens, is the perfect location for extended stay guests, 30 nights plus, who are looking for temporary homes while relocating or on a contract or project. 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.
Skene House Holburn offers serviced apartments with a minimum stay of 5 nights for regular business travellers and leisure travellers who want to stay somewhere safe and comfortable while they explore the area or visit friends and family.
Skene House Rosemount, in the short term, will only offer private rental apartments for stays of one month or longer.
Staff are 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, if in agreement with guests and if safe for our staff to do so, in guests' apartments.
So, if a stay of 5 nights, or longer, at Holburn or 30 nights, or longer, at Holburn or Whitehall then our serviced apartments could be what you’re looking for: you'll enjoy the same spacious accommodation, the same great 24/7 support, hotel facilities & amenities and contactless housekeeping - at exceptional value for money.