We arrived in Dundee after a long drive from the North of England and were unsure of what to expect, other than the mostly favourable reviews we had read on this site.
Well, they were all spot on. The hotel is situated about 5-10 drive from the centre of Dundee, fairly high up on a hill which means that there are nice views of river Tay and the surrounding countryside. All very nice, particularly so if you are lucky enough to have good weather and enjoy a drink taking in the nice views from the hotel's garden.
Upon arrival we were informed that a mistake had taken place in our online reservation and the double room was booked for one person only. This turned up to be a mistake on our part but they were fast to ammend and just asked an extra £14 for my partner's two breakfasts. Also they had a second set of towels up in our room within minutes. Very responsive and friendly service (it's the little things that make a difference after all...)
The room was clean and quite spacious, with a double bed, TV, desk and two small armchairs. The bathroom was fine with a bathtub and shower. The only minus was the low pressure in the shower but it was a minor detail and we could still take a very reasonable shower.
As I saw mentioned on this site several times, the breakfast is very good. And includes a warm food buffet (eggs, bacon, sausages, black pudding, mushrooms, tomatoes, potato pancakes, toast) and cold food one (cereals, juices, pastries, croissants, fresh bread, ham, cheese) plus the usual coffee/tea. So great variety and really good service.
Also we highly recommend giving the hotel restaurant a go. We were urged to do so by the receptionist on arrival but we initially thought that it was an act of self-promotion and how wrong we were...Once again, good variety, well cooked food, friendly service, nice environment and very reasonable prices. (actually much better than anything we came across in Dundee town centre!)
Finally, the hotel does organise a fair amount of weddings but if you opt for an upper floor room there shouldn't be any problem. I did listen to wedding guests coming out later in the night to go to the car park but it was a warm weekend and our window was open and, even in those circumnstances, it is not something that will keep you awake at night.
Overall, a great hotel, very good value for money, friendly service that is definetely worth a go.
Ps. Very positive review, I know, but no I don't work there!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Best Western Invercarse Hotel is situated in Dundee's West End, and overlooks the River Tay. All bedrooms have free Wi-Fi, flat screen TV with satellite viewing. Flanked by Californian Redwood Trees, the Redwood Restaurant and lounge bar are renowned for imaginative use of local produce and original menu choice. The dining room overlooks mature gardens with aspects toward the river and the lounge bar is relaxed and informal. The hotel's Ballroom is a popular setting for weddings during the summer months and hosts conferences throughout the year. Smaller rooms are available for hire to use as meeting rooms or private functions. There is ample off street FREE parking for approx. 120 Cars. Complimentary use of leisure facilities can be used at our sister hotel The Best Western Woodlands Hotel, situated in Broughty Ferry, Dundee. The hotel is only a 5 minute drive from the centre of Dundee, and is ideally situated for both leisure and business trips. The cultural quarter of the city is within walking distance, as one of Scotland's largest developing cities, Dundee boasts excellent transport links, the airport, which has regular scheduled flights with Flybe to Stanstead Airport is a few minutes' drive from the hotel and the train station puts any major city within easy reach. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Dundee
- Dundee Best Western
- BEST WESTERN Invercarse Hotel Dundee, Scotland