Posted : 20 February 2020


Sometimes a relaxing, cosy break is just what the doctor ordered and with so many wonderful B&B and guest houses to choose from in Dundee, you’re sure to be cured! We can boast of stunning architecture and landscapes that house most of this list, and convenient yet quaint city centre charms that house the rest.


This list –as chosen by customers- sings of the wonderful independent space to suit every need. Have a look and see where your next trip could take you.


  1. Taypark House

This former baronial mansion is elegant and historic but rates a pretty modern 5/5 overall. Taypark House benefits from gorgeous views of the River Tay and its own immaculate gardens. One reviewer loved the “beautiful building, the quirky interior design” that the “room was large cosy and comfy, staff friendly and helpful” whilst another loved the “delicious breakfast in the morning.” They even host weddings…in case you feel inspired!


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  1. Balmuirfield House Bed and Breakfast

This four star wonder is a step back in time. Beautifully historic, with spacious rooms that will have you feeling like a Lord or Lady of the manor. Amazingly, 94% of the reviews are in the excellent range for customer ratings! If that doesn’t speak for itself some visitors remarked, “For visitors with dogs, as we were, there are wonderful walks close by.” And another, “The accommodation is of a very high standard, lovely decor and furnishings.” And this reviewer “Highly recommend[s] a stay here"




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  1. Shaftesbury Lodge

Situated in the cultural West End of Dundee, Shaftesbury Lodge has a “good view of Tay estuary” and the Lodge itself has “very welcoming lovely comfortable immaculate rooms, everything you require and more.” It’s close to Dundee’s Botanic Gardens which are a must see. Five minutes after the gardens is a scenic walkway along the Tay into the city centre which goes under Dundee’s magnificent Tay Rail Bridge.



  1. Duntrune House

Duntrune House is situated in the Angus countryside. Its magnificent grounds host the spectacular Georgian style mansion. One guest particularly enjoyed the “retro style but with all modern equipment one is expecting today.” And another “Felt like a laird!” The beauty of being a little further removed from the city in this extraordinary stately home is that visitors can take advantage of the peace and tranquillity of the countryside.



  1. Aberlaw Guest House

This beautiful Brownstone is situated neatly between Dundee and the seaside village of Broughty Ferry, a tourist favourite! Many reviewers adore the service, with one saying “we were welcomed very warmly and friendly and received many tips were to eat or what to do nearby.” And another praised the owner, saying they were thankful that the hostess was “helpful and genuinely friendly.”



  1. Aabalree Guest House

Right in the heart of the city is Aabalree House and, despite it being so centra,l it won’t break the bank. It has an eclectic, cosy vibe and one reviewer promised they “will be recommending to my friends and work colleagues very clean and friendly relaxed atmosphere.” The photos show all the amenities right on the doorstep, which include a nail salon, a top rated café and the Bank Bar, A Dundee institution and a must visit! The closer you are to the centre, the closer you are to everything Dundee has to offer. Have a look and see what’s on here.



  1. Ashley House

Visitors to Ashley House loved the “excellent breakfast” and that it was “good value for money too.” Another visitor was especially fond of “the towels in [their] private bath!” This favourite B&B is situated in the previously mentioned Broughty Ferry, which leaves guests within walking distance from some Local Gems.



  1. Dupplin152

This 4 Star B&B isn’t boastful, in fact its presence on TripAdvisor is quite subdued. However, the photos and reviews will have you booking your next stay there, very quickly! Described by reviewers as “a gem of a B&B” and “Best of the best” it certainly garners more attention on closer inspection. Dupplin152 is built for luxury and comfort, with King or Super-King en suite rooms as well as black out curtains and soft carpeting  -exactly what’s needed for a restful break!



  1. Cullaig Guest House

This charming Victorian Townhouse is a short walk from the city centre. When there “you really feel like home” according to one guest, where “the food was great” –which is a recurring theme through the Cullaid Guesthouse reviews! If you’re a foody then Cullaig Guest House seems to be your best bet and don’t forget to check out our Top Ten restaurants According to TripAdvisor too!



  1. Abertay Guest House

“Character with a modern twist” is how this wonderful Guest House is described and by looking at the photographs that seems to be right on the money! Another Broughty Ferry gem, it is “beautifully furnished and spotlessly clean” –even though they welcome our furry friends! Which is perfect as the seaside village has a beach and riverside walkway that dogs (and owners alike) love!