Scotland's Sunniest City.
Aabalree has been in existence since the early 1990s and is ideally situated within walking distance from both Universities, shopping areas, museums, restaurants and bars. There are also some wonderful extinct volcano or riverside walks too, right from our doorstep.
The name Aabalree has evolved over the decades, derived from the word 'aber' it has celtic origins meaning river mouth or estuary. Aabalree is situated in the heart of Dundee, which sits on the north bank of the 'Firth of Tay' river mouth of Scotland's longest river, the River Tay. Along the way we picked up an additional 'A' to top the directories and an extra 'e' as we just love Dundee. The middle 'e' has become an 'a' and we've even seen records from when it was once a 'u', so we're still enjoying the search for the hidden meaning in that.. For now, we're taking the remaining 'alr' as an abbreviation for 'alright', like 'everything going to be alright', or our motto 'Everything's Peachey', po polsku 'Wszystko Dobzre :)
We're an eco-friendly establishment decorated with bits of vintage & bits of bohemia. You'll find nature based pictures & paintings over the 4 floors, these represent areas you might find travelling up the river through Scotland: the mouth, the river, the forest & the mountains.
We think Aabalree is the perfect spot to rest during city breaks, attending events at Slessor Gardens, the Caird Hall and V&A Museum, or playing/watching golf at both championship courses in St Andrews & Carnoustie. Aabalree is also a homely place to stay if you find yourself working in Dundee.