‘Dundee’s setting is probably more extraordinary than any other city in the UK’, Stephen Fry once said.
And who are we to argue with such a national hero?
Yet Dundee has a lot more going for it than its scenic coastal setting on the Firth of Tay. It also offers more sunshine hours than any other Scottish city, as well as plenty in the way of art, culture and design.
So if you fancy blowing the cold weather cobwebs away on a Dundee escape, have a nosy at this big Deal on a stylish studio mini-break for two.
Escape to Dundee
Based in the iconic Old Jute Mills in the heart of Dundee city centre, Staybridge Suites is a brand spanking new apartment hotel with fabulous waterfront views.
This Big Deal is for a two night mini-break for two people in a studio apartment.
The offer includes a buffet breakfast, access to the on-site gym and a 25% discount at Daisy Tasker restaurant, just a one-minute walk away. You can also upgrade to a one-bedroom suite for £25 per night.
If you stay on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, you will also get an invite to the regular evening drinks and nibbles in the hotel’s lounge.
This offer is available until the end of June, seven days a week.
Iconic apartment hotel
Just a 10-minute walk from Dundee Waterfront, Staybridge Suites offers gorgeous views over the city towards the River Tay, Docklands and Broughty Ferry Harbour.
As well as a reception, fitness centre and swish lounge area, the hotel’s Pantry shop is open 24/7 (should you fancy a late night snack).
Other features include a complimentary full Scottish breakfast buffet each morning, a housekeeping service, self-service laundry facilities and free WiFi.
Contemporary studio suite
Staybridge Suites offer a home-from-home experience, with everything you need for a relaxing stay.
Your Studio Suite will include a modern kitchenette; dining area, super comfy double bed, flat-screen TV and many beautiful original features to admire.
All rooms have ample natural light and black-out blinds for better sleep, as well as full lighting and temperature control. The kitchenette is fully kitted out with a microwave, fridge with ice maker, dishwasher, silverware, crockery and glassware
Other features include a desk with a lamp and USB charging sockets.
Dundee is a thriving city crammed with art, culture and tourist attractions. It’s well worth starting a day by walking to the top of its extinct volcano, The Law, for sweeping city views.
If galleries and museums are your thing, then you could explore the McManus Gallery, the V&A Museum of Design and Dundee Contemporary Arts. Or if you are interested in a bit of nautical history, then why not tread the decks of the RRS Discovery Antarctic steamship or the 19th-century warship, HM Frigate Unicorn?
If you would rather get out of the city, then you could always head to nearby Broughty Ferry to see the 15th century castle, harbour and fisherman’s cottages. Or why not hire a bike and head along the coast?
Since it opened its doors, TripAdvisor users have been showering Staybridge Suites with praise. Here is one recent review:
‘Awesome weekend. Decided on a last minute break for my birthday so we went to the Staybridge suites and I wasn’t disappointed, they were awesome. Bed was really comfy, we had breakfast both mornings and could not fault it, was really good, the whole place was great from going in through the doors on the Friday and leaving on the Sunday. The staff were all really friendly and took the time to speak to you and answer any questions you had. Very good weekend from 4 very satisfied people, we will be back, thanks to you all.’
Coastal walks, hikes to the top of dormant volcanoes and pockets of creativity everywhere – a Dundee mini-break will definitely blow the last of those lingering winter cobwebs away.
So why not welcome in spring with this Big Deal on a relaxing mini-break at the brand new Staybridge Suites?