Dundee Hotels and Accommodation
(Dundee, Scotland, UK)
Dundee is home to a plethora of accommodation at all levels, much of which is located in and around the city centre (often business-orientated) and at the new City Quay development. The area around the university is best for low-priced lodging options, especially in the summer break when the student accommodation here remains mostly empty.
A few hotels are located on the edges of the city and on the opposite shore of the Firth of Tay, giving a quieter ambience closer to the countryside. On the eastern side of Dundee city centre, Arbroath Road and Broughty Ferry Road are good places to look for somewhere to rest your head, while to the west is a cluster of bed and breakfasts (B&Bs) on Perth Road.
The city of Dundee boasts an extensive choice between upscale hotels with spa facilities and views across the Firth of Tay and the harbour, to comfortable two- and three-star lodging options, self-catering apartments, pubs, guest houses, and bed and breakfasts (B&Bs). Located on the High Street, the Dundee Backpackers Hostel opened as recently as 2008 and provides the best value in the city.
Where to Stay
At the heart of the city is the harbour and the Discovery Quay, with hotels here either set in grand Victorian mansions or in ultra-modern complexes with the latest in technological developments and designer decor. Whatever your budget and preference, all Dundee accommodation options have one thing in common - a warm Scottish welcome.
For an upscale treat, the Apex City Quay Hotel, a massive modern structure, lies right on the quayside with spectacular views of the waterfront. Its designer interior, contemporary fine dining, and spa and leisure facilities, are five minutes from the lively city centre with its pubs, bars and shops.
Those who prefer tradition over modernity, at least on the outside, should consider a room at the Best Western Queens Hotel. This ornate Victorian pile resides in the university district, where it was built in 1878 and boasts a combination of grand public rooms and high-ceilinged bedrooms and suites.
On the edge of Dundee city in beautiful grounds is the luxury Landmark Hotel, with its health and fitness facilities, excellent dining options and exquisitely furnished sites and bedrooms. If you fancy a golfing holiday, then the pretty Dunlaw House Hotel, set in a conservation area, is the perfect choice as its owner (a keen golfer) has intimate knowledge of the 50 or so nearby golf courses.
For easy access to central Dundee in an historic building and location, the Broughty Ferry Hotel, located in an old fishing village, has an award-winning restaurant, luxury accommodation and a California-style indoor pool, behind its unassuming Victorian terraced frontage.