When choosing a city break destination in the UK, Dundee might not have been the top of your list, but the small Scottish city has had a lot to shout about over the past year and makes the perfect spot for a night away. Most notably, the opening of the fantastic new V&A Dundee this year has put them on the map globally but there’s more to see and do than just that.
You’re spoiled for choices when it comes to places to stay too as there has been a raft of cool new hotels and restaurants springing up to cope with the demand of the new visitors. Hotel Indigo Dundee is the newest of these to open so last week I decided to take a trip up to Tayside myself to check it out and also spend to a little time exploring the V&A properly too.
I’ve stayed in a few Hotel Indigo properties before and I love that they personalise the design of each property depending on the city. It adds a great sense of individuality that you don’t often get with multinational chains. The Hotel Indigo Dundee is actually located in an old textile mill which has been beautifully converted. The designers have kept lots of buildings original features like the bare brick walls and ceilings but added lots of modern touches and twists.
The entrance to the hotel is in the centre of a lovely little courtyard which also houses the Daisy Tasker restaurant and the Staybridge Suites (Opening early 2019). Once inside it was clear to see that they had taken inspiration from the V&A Dundee as the ground floor foyer area was setup very much like a mini museum of Dundee past and present. There were artefacts from the city’s most well-known claims to fame, including their most famous son – Dennis the Menace!
I was checked in by a super helpful staff-member and allocated a Superior King room and it was absolutely packed with character. It took me a little while to spot them all but there was loads of nods to Dundee in here too. Amongst them was the recipe for Dundee cake was wrapped around the wall on thin ribbon, a tile in the shower with the orange Dundee Marmalade logo on it and a few copies of the Beano on the sideboard.
The room absolutely ticked all of my boxes. There was a huge comfy bed, a decent TV, fast WIFI and it had a great big bathroom with a very powerful rainfall shower. There was nothing at all that I could find to moan about. I’d really recommend it if you’re planning a visit to Dundee.
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Hotel Indigo Dundee, Lower Dens Mill, Constable Street, Dundee, DD4 6AD