Although the 'Granite City' has built its wealth on North Sea oil, Aberdeen is now a thriving local centre with various types of industry and business. With such recent change has come the demand and availability of serviced apartments in Aberdeen.
Stays in serviced accommodation is much unlike the standard hotel room experience. Able to offering wide-ranging facilities such as fully-equipped kitchens, spacious living and dining areas, free Wi-Fi, parking space, in-apartment washing facilities, and much more our luxury Aberdeen apartments are no match for alternative accommodation options.
Whether you want to be based in the city centre or just on the outskirts of the city, SITU’s range of serviced accommodation in Aberdeen offers an excellent way to make the most of your time. You can pick the location and property facilities that suit you and your needs, and the home-away-from-home feel that comes with stays in serviced apartments just makes the whole experience so much more convenient.
Have a browse of all our properties above this guide, or get in touch with our team to find out more about booking a stay in our homely, self-catering Aberdeen accommodation.
The approximate 200,000 Aberdeen population live in northeast Scotland, just off the eastern coastline. To be precise, the city is located where the Don and Dee rivers meet.
Far from the southern centres of Edinburgh and Glasgow, Aberdeen is a city thriving in part because of its relatively remote location. Over the last three decades, North Sea oil has brought great wealth into the city, allowing other types of industry to flourish as well, and bringing the sort of business that creates a high demand for centrally located city apartments in Aberdeen.
The city also boasts the UK’s busiest heliport, while good rail routes running right up from London, as well as a local Aberdeen airport, ensure it is easy to make your way to and from the city.
The Aberdeen economy is something that the people of the city are proud of. Built on the back of several different changes in direction, Aberdeen businesses now profit from an economic climate that many cities across the globe attempt to emulate. Keeping the city on top are the oil and gas industries, as well as world-leading research and advances in tech and science.
The Invest Aberdeen website states there are many reasons as to why a business should start-up or relocate to the city. Firstly, Aberdeen boasts an educated, high-skilled workforce stemming from a talented pool of students. Student accommodation in Aberdeen is full almost all year round to cater for the demand created by the University of Aberdeen and the Robert Gordon University.
Secondly, the city lays claim to one of the best business environments in the UK. There are clearly many business opportunities in Aberdeen to take advantage of, with 25 of Scotland’s top 100 businesses being based here and the city also ranking in the UK’s top ten for foreign direct investment. Although there’s been many new businesses in Aberdeen in the last decade, the rise of now-huge companies, such as Brewdog, highlights the potential for success that exists in the area.
It's no surprise there has been so many new builds in Aberdeen too. The work of the Aberdeen City Council to secure multi-million-pound injections into developments on transport infrastructure, the harbour expansion, the Aberdeen airport and much more.
There’s even been a recent £200 million investment in brand new office space. This is will add to the existing spots for corporate meetups; the Marischal Square Aberdeen, Spires Business Park Aberdeen, Kingswell Business Park Aberdeen, Prime Four Business Park Aberdeen and the Aberdeen Gateway Business Park.
Are you just here though to attend one or two corporate events in Aberdeen? Be sure to choose from our range of high standard, short stay apartments in Aberdeen to ensure where you are staying is convenient and accommodating of your business travel.
The history of Aberdeen is long, making the city one of the oldest in the UK. Life is believed to have started in the Scottish city over 8,000 years ago. Back then, there were two settlements which made up the city, New Aberdeen and Old Aberdeen.
Being based near sources of water the city became a key trading port. However, like other major Scottish cities, Aberdeen became embroiled in the national warfare with the English. The city was burned down and refortified on numerous occasions, with the Aberdeen Castle at the centre of the devastation. It was not until after the Black Death that peace with England was clearer.
This allowed trade to resume and the city to grow, leading Aberdeen to famously be prominent in granite and manufacturing trade. Sea trade reached its peak with the fastest ever sailing ship, the Thermopylae, being built in the city in 1868.
Remnants of history are dotted across this great city. St Andrews, St Machar and St Mary’s Cathedrals in Aberdeen are well worth exploring, as well as the many Aberdeen Museums which showcase the rich local history of the area. Ultimately, there is plenty of historic sites to see in the city and guests staying in Aberdeen apart hotels appreciate having these attractions within walking distance of their doorstep.
Known as the ‘Granite City’, due to the large number of buildings built from local rock, Aberdeen has a distinctive look that seems to fit its rugged surroundings. Ultimately, there is a great mix of things to do and see when you visit Aberdeen.
First, there are the beautiful and various open green spaces dotted across the city. Just a minutes walk from the Union Square Aberdeen Shopping Centre is the Harbour and Pier, where you and your family could take a nice walk and enjoy the views looking out to the North Sea. The area is naturally quite busy as well, and there are several top-quality Aberdeen restaurants and eateries you can enjoy or pass some time.
The two most well-known parks in the city are Duthie Park and Hazlehead Park. Both are so well kept, large and possess their own soothing, relaxed atmospheres and seem so independent from the more hectic, eccentric Aberdeen city centre. If you’re stuck wondering what to do in Aberdeen, both these spots are great for just clearing your head as ideal locations for a short walk.
If we had to recommend one place to visit in the city though, it would be Castlegate, Aberdeen. It's here that there are the most Aberdeen attractions to see, such as the museums mentioned before and the most historic buildings in the city. It's in and around this area of Aberdeen too that the nightlife is at its liveliest, with the majority of the busiest Aberdeen pubs being here.
All in all, however long you wish to spend in the city to enjoy leisure alongside your business plans, luxury short term and long term accommodation in Aberdeen is sure to allow you to spend your time how you please.
Aberdeen Airport is in the Dyce area, offering flights to areas of the UK such as Manchester, Birmingham and London Heathrow. The airport also manages the travel of over three million passengers each year.
Dyce is accessible via car, 17 minutes from the centre, rail service or via coach. Taxi transfers can also be arranged to and from our luxury apartments in Aberdeen to whichever airport of the guest’s choosing.
The Aberdeen train station is located on Guild Street and is in operation thanks to the ScotRail Services.
Although train services are limited around the area, there are fantastic links to other main locations of Scotland, such as Edinburgh, Inverness and Glasgow. This is why corporates tend to book stays in short term accommodation in Aberdeen near the station.
The bus station is right next to the train station on Guild Street.
First Aberdeen provides most of the services within the city area. For information about the bus routes and times, stop by the First Travel Centre on Union Street. It is open 9 am-5 pm every day except Sunday and public holidays, and they will assist you with all your enquiries.