The Best Apartments in Aberdeen

The Granite City of Aberdeen is flush with serviced apartment options in Georgian townhouses – for a remarkable stay in this culture capital
The Granite City of Aberdeen is flush with serviced apartment options in Georgian townhouses – for a remarkable stay in this culture capital | © Flavio Vallenari / iStock
Elise Kennedy

Booking a trip to Scotland’s Granite City? With its wide sweeping beaches and ancient castles Aberdeen has plenty to keep you busy, right on its doorstep. If you’re looking for somewhere with a little more space (and a kitchen to whip up your evening meal) then a hotel just won’t cut it. Thankfully, this Scottish city has numerous eco-friendly and serviced apartments to choose from – here’s our roundup of the best.

1. Skene House Rosemount Apartments

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Skene House Hotels - Rosemount
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If you like to travel with your precious pup (and/or family) Skene House provides the perfect apartments. This converted church building offers guests a unique stay less than half a mile from the city centre. With traditional furnishings and fully-equipped kitchens, the new accommodation has the flexibility of a holiday rental alongside the perks of hotel stays – such as breakfast for a small additional cost.

2. The Craibstone Suites

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The Craibstone Suites
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Stay in a modern building with a historic past at Craibstone Suites, an excellent choice for your Scottish getaway. The former home of Aberdeen architect extraordinaire Archibald Simpson (who’s credited with constructing most of the Granite City) can be found in picturesque Bon-Accord Square in the heart of the city. It offers chic decor without breaking the bank, plus it’s just a few minutes from the city’s thriving restaurants, pubs and shops.

3. Royal Athenaeum Suites

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Royal Athenaeum Suites
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Based in Union Street, it’s basically impossible to get more central than the Royal Athenaeum Suites. This former townhouse contrasts modern furnishings with a beautiful Georgian facade. Each of the 46 apartments is equipped with a kitchen, dishwasher and washing machine, plus divine underfloor heating in the bathroom. Craft beer bars and coffee shops are on your doorstep.

4. Marischal Apartments

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Marischal Apartments
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This luxurious central stay, a stone’s throw from Union Square shopping centre, is the perfect choice for shopaholics. Each apartment is decorated with crisp white bed linen, fluffy towels and all the essentials – like a coffee machine and HD TV. You’ll also get some hotel benefits with your stay, including a continental breakfast delivered to your room and daily housekeeping services. The Old Blackfriars pub, a local favourite, is just around the corner.

5. Aspect Apartments

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Aspect
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Just off busy Union Street you’ll find these gorgeous granite apartments in a quiet terrace and private square. All three apartments sleep four people and exceed 65sqm (700sqft) – twice the size of your average hotel room. This makes the flats perfect for families visiting the city. As a bonus, they’re just behind Aberdeen’s newly refurbished Music Hall, meaning you have entertainment and top restaurants (like Fusion Bar and Bistro) on your doorstep.

6. Apartrooms Aberdeen

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Apartrooms Aberdeen
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For eco-conscious travellers, these apartments on the outskirts of Aberdeen will tick all your green boxes. With solar gain (floor to ceiling) windows keeping the room heated, and free electric car charging points, you can rest easy that your stay won’t harm the planet. You’ll love the clean, modern aesthetic with a Scandinavian touch – plus the apartrooms are also dog-friendly. What’s not to love?

7. Aberdeen Serviced Apartments

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Aberdeen Serviced Apartments
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A 10-minute drive from the city centre, these serviced apartments in the old Lodge will give you a home-away-from-home feel. Each one-bedroom apartment includes free parking, a welcome breakfast hamper, a kitchen and large bathtub. Based in the homely neighbourhood of Hilton, take a stroll through nearby Cruickshank Botanic Garden or stop off at Shakes ‘n’ Cakes for a sweet treat.

8. Chapel Apartments

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Chapel Apartments
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A mere 10-minute walk from Aberdeen’s impressive art gallery, Chapel Apartments in the West End of Aberdeen will make you feel welcome from the moment you walk in. There’s a range of one and two bedroom apartments (depending on the size of your group) plus free parking on-site. Breakfast comes with freshly-baked goods from the family bakery next door – a personal touch that makes these apartments stand out from the rest.

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