Premier Inn Dundee

The Premier Inn Dundee on the waterfront has been radically transformed since it was built 1994. Strange to think at nearly 30 years old the Premier Inn is one of the oldest hotels in Dundee City Centre. The Queen’s Hotel is slightly older (145 years) built in 1878. It opened the same year as the original Tay Rail Bridge. Anyway I digress.

Premier Inn Dundee October 2015

The original hotel was built beside the recently opened RRS Discovery. The hotel looked very similar to other Inns with just 40 bedrooms.

(Dundee Waterfront viewed from the Tay Road Bridge October 2015)

Premier Inn Dundee January 2019

The waterfront viewed from the Tay Road Bridge in January 2019. As you can see this view of Dundee didn’t change much with one exception. The hotel looks completely different. As in 2017 it closed for a severe make over.

Premier Inn Dundee and V&A Design Museum Dundee

But why?

Location, location, location.

This photo from January 2019 contains a subtle clue.

Elevated view of Premier Inn Dundee


When the hotel reopened in November 2017 it had 148 bedrooms and its waterfront restaurant could seat 180 diners. The Beefeater restaurant is the only one in Dundee city centre with views of the River Tay and nobody can build anything to block the view.

The hotel viewed from Dundee Law

Want to know more about the Premier Inn Dundee and the city's redevelopment?

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This guided walk is full of fun facts and amusing anecdotes about the ever changing Dundee waterfront. A blend of recent history, humour, and photography.

More photos and video from stops on the tour

Dundee Photo Walks