Why choose a SilverDoor Aberdeen apartment?
What is a serviced apartment?
More and more, serviced apartments are growing in popularity with business travellers, rivalling that of hotels. This is simply because once the benefits of apartments are made clear, very few turn back. Offering a combination of the convenient services associated with hotel living, and the privacy and flexibility of a private rent home, serviced apartments are simply more comfortably than hotels, lending themselves to the demands of a busy stay in an unfamiliar (or familiar) location. The benefits of a serviced apartment in Aberdeen are clear:
· A private and spacious living area. Whereas hotel rooms are typically restrictive and located in busy corridors, serviced apartments provide bountiful space and a quiet, corporate locale. Without the usual interruptions of a hotel, you are able to rest, work and sleep undisturbed. The designated areas an apartment offers also allows you to settle in, rather than cluster all of your belongings in one small space. The addition of a fully furnished kitchen means your days are entirely flexible, with no need to rush out to make serving times in the nearest restaurant (or, indeed, the hotel restaurant) – itself a cost saving addition.
· Excellent value. In addition to the cost savings of having your own kitchen, serviced apartments go one step further by offering competitive rates that, like for like, undercut hotels. This amazing value is furthered when long-stay apartments are booked – as tax is cut on stays over 28 nights, and this saving is passed onto the customer. This makes serviced apartments particularly attractive for long-term relocation stays, where a client requires corporate housing for an extended period while awaiting permanent residence.
· Luxury, convenient services. Although serviced apartments provide a spacious, home from home experience, they also offer the best of both worlds by providing a range of included services. Housekeeping is a standard feature, which can even be personalised to occur when you are out of your apartment to minimise disturbance. Other apartment complexes also offer a range of services (many free and some requiring additional payment), such as gymnasiums, swimming pools, concierge services, car parking and many more feature designed to make your stay easier.
What do I need to know about staying in Aberdeen?
When staying in Scotland’s beautiful port city, it is important to make the most of your stay by exploring the best the city has to offer. Read our top tips below to plan your free time in advance.
With the city itself boasting a population of nearly 200,000, Aberdeen has a suitably sized transportation service offering. In additional to having its own airport, servicing both national and international flights, Aberdeen train station offers regular connections to the major Scottish cities such as Glasgow and Edinburgh, as well as longer services to England’s capital and other destinations. FirstGroup runs multiple bus routes throughout the city, and the city is also connected to the UK National Cycle Network for those who like to test themselves on their bikes.
Aberdeen is famed for its use of Victorian architecture, giving it the name of the Granite City. Multiple impressive structures can be visited in the city, including Sheriff Court, the Salvation Army Citadel, and the many buildings on Union Street. The city also offers a staggering 45 parks and gardens, with Duthie Park and Seaton Park being favourites of many.
As one would expect of a Scottish city, Aberdeen is not renowned for its heat. The city experiences short cool summers, in which temperatures rarely surpass 70F. The winters are very cold and windy, and temperatures can drop as low as 26F.
Aberdeen has thought to have existed as one form of human settlement or other for at least 8,000 years – primarily due to its prime location for fishing and other resources. Over the course of its history, the city has seen many wars, having been ruled by the English and attacked by the forces of Robert the Bruce 1308. Aberdeen also plundered repeatedly in the seventeenth century during the War of the Three Kingdoms.