Quayside Thrills: The Apex Hotel Dundee Review

Apex Warmer Welcomes

I’ll be chillin’ Quayside, not far from the Tayside, sunning on the outside… (Shotgun – George Ezra, Dundee Apex edition).

We have mahoosive love for the Apex Hotel in Dundee. The chocolate lollies upon arrival and the insanely comfortable bed only confirmed that. The only potential problem I now have is that if they put me in a room without a Quayside view then I am probably going to be disappointed. I’ve become quite attached to that view…

I told everyone that I wouldn’t let this blogging get to my head but who doesn’t love a waterside view? It’s like cruising on the mainland. There’s something about waking up and sauntering over to your floor to ceiling window to take in the fresh breeze from the high seas while your other half lies snoring like a tired tractor. It’s. Just. So. Romantic.

Quayside Central

The Apex Hotel is conveniently located on the Quay, minutes from the City Centre and just a 5 minute walk to the V&A Museum of Design. The train and bus stations are nearby and the shopping centres are also within walking distance.

Right outside the hotel, on the Quay, is Fox Lake, a crazy cool water-sports centre that I am just desperate to try out. Apparently broken ankles and water-sports don’t mix so I am plotting a return trip. I am so living for wake-boarding or, em, face-boarding, which is probably more likely.

Our Room

Was huge. It was literally a workout walking from the door to the window but we totally weren’t complaining. There was plenty of room for both aerobics and all the unnecessary items I brought with me for a one night stay. Our room amenities included a large work desk (for those who so choose to work) and a 42 inch telly with Sky Movies. Our bathroom was large with separate bath and shower cubicles, so I could play with luxurious Elemis toiletries while relaxing in the bubbles whilst Scott played air guitar in the shower. True story.

We were enjoying a particularly special V&A event during our stay so we didn’t get to spend all that much time in our room. Again, there were no complaints, I was getting sneak peeks and sipping cocktails. When we did eventually return to our room, a thunderstorm had arrived over Dundee. We watched what was a pretty spectacular lightning show from our hotel window whilst munching on pizza. Domino’s is only 2 minutes from the Apex so if you can’t be bothered eating out… Call 01382 220220.

Dundee Apex Hotel Amenities

The hotel has parking, which is extremely handy as many of the other central hotels use nearby multi-stories. Along with stylish, central accommodation, The Dundee Apex is also home to the cities premier spa. Yu Spa has a swimming pool, steam room, sauna, jacuzzi and gym, none of which I had time to use but lusted after nonetheless. The spa is free for guests, so try and leave a little bit of time for yourself.

The Apex restaurant; The Metro Bar and Brasserie is located on the hotel’s ground floor. The modern dining-room features large windows overlooking the City Quay, with lots of natural light and an exciting, daring menu which takes inspiration from both Scotland and further afield.

We enjoyed breakfast in the Metro Brasserie which was the perfect antidote to a fuzzy head. Whilst Scott tucked into smoked salmon and scrambled eggs, I enjoyed a medley of berries and pastries. There were also both cooked and continental breakfast options, cereals and a menu full of other goodies should you fancy something a little bit different.


The Dundee Apex Hotel is modern, stylish, central and the perfect answer to a city break. Coming from the countryside, we absolutely loved the metro-come-Quayside vibes. The attention to detail was second to none and the staff were friendly and beyond. With so many exciting events coming up in Dundee, tourism is expected to reach a new high. If you are looking for a city break, make it Dundee. If you are looking for reasons to visit the en vogue city, keep an eye on the Apex blog, you might notice a familiar face popping up there in the not too distant future. Me. I mean Me.

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The Chief.