Aabalree Guest House


Tel: +44 (0)1382 223867




Aabalree Guest House, 20 Union Street, Dundee, Scotland, DD1 4BH Tel: +44 (0) 1382223867 E-mail:

Thank you for making my stay so comfortable and for being so nice and helpful to your guests. The room and bathrooms are very clean and nothing was missing. Your pancakes are absolutely amazing and were the perfect start for my few days in Dundee. I'm sad I didn't come to stay at you B&B the first time I was there, but I'll definitely come back if I come to Dundee again.

Charlotte Frey, Switzerland (Mar 2014)

The room was very good, comfortable and clean. They are very warm, welcome and kind. The breakfast was delicious. We enjoyed stay here very much.

Li Zuxin ,Beijing, China (Feb 2014)

Enjoyable stay in a very central location, which was great. We were made to feel very welcome by the owners who were both friendly and helpful. Good sized room, clean and lovely comfortable beds. Would definitely stay here again. Great breakfast too.

I Fraser & F Ward, Orkney ( Aug 2013)

I loved staying in the Aabalree Guesthouse. Breakfast was great and the room was clean. Thank You.

Elisa, Finland (May 2013)

Very clean comfortable rooms. The breakfasts were great with a good variety. The hosts went out their way to be accommodating. Prices reasonable.

Marion Sheets, Canada (Aug 2012)

Myself and 2 of my friends stayed at The Aabalree Guest House in Dundee. This was our second time, the owners Linda and John are full of life and made our stay very welcoming. We will definately be back again and again. Big plus it's so central to everything. Thank-you Linda and John.

Carol-Ann, Christine and Edward, Bathgate, (Aug2012)

Very friendly atmoshere. Thank-you for serving veretarian sausages for breakfast.

G Wiesenberg, Switzerland (June 2012)

Thank you for the wonderful days in your Aabalree Guest House. Special wishes like fruit tea and early breakfast are no problem. The cleanliness was really good and the food taistes nice. We like the standards of rooms and the comfort. We were so happy because the guesthouse was so near the city center. But in all the most thanks goes to Linda and John.

Clemens Muller, Germany (April 2012)

VERY VERY NICE!!!! very good welcome, rooms very comfortable,amazing breakfast and toilets/showers very clean. See you soon !!!

P Ferreira, France (Nov 2011)

Great hosts Linda and John run this clean, cozy and comfortable B&B in the centre of town. You will not find a better deal. Hospitality is the best.

June Smith, Mississauga, Canada (Nov 2011)

My husband and I always choose to stay at The Aabalree Guest House whenever we come overseas. The service the Proprietors John and Linda Bell provide is always very welcoming and personal. The rooms are very comfortable and clean.. The location is very central and it is close to railway and buses. I would recommend this guesthouse to anyone and everyone.

Bob and Ena Barclay, Mississauga, Canada (Aug2011)

My stay at the Aabalree Guest House was great fun. The environment is always tidy and serene. The proprietors are warm and considerate, ever wanting to please and assist guests in solving problems. The quality of food in breakfast table makes one remember his home. The rooms are very spacious at reasonable prices. I think that is why I extended my stay by two days. Thanks for kindness.

A Anwar, Abujg, Nigeria (July2011)

Highly recommended,very friendly but non-intrusive.Lots of different cultures to sample in the local bars and restaurants. Ideal home from home at a cost that is absolute value for money. Thanks Linda & John. I am looking forward to the next time.

C Stewart, Sunderland (Nov 2010)

Our stay in Dundee,for our daughters graduation, was made so much better by staying in your B & B. Many thanks for the warm memories. I highly recommend it to others, especially to parents of graduating students as it is near the graduation hall.

Dr NG Kheng Chat, Malasia (Jun 2010)

John and Linda were very welcoming and friendly. The room was very nice & clean. The food was enjoyable and I did not have to wait long before my meal was served at the table. I plan to use the guest house again in August and would happily recommend.

Julia Main, Burghead, Moray ( May 2010)

Completely happy with visit, nothing negative to say. For £24 pppn it is very good value for money. Found John and Linda to be very hospitable.

Ann Millington ( May 2010)

Very warm and accommodating hosts. Great value and in a great central location.

Robin Mills, London (May 2010)

Much much, much better than starred hotels as the hosts, John and Linda was very charming and took all care to make a memorable and comfortable stay. We wasted our money in the other hotel on arrival because of a small triple room after that hotel we felt lot of difference in comfort and pleasant welcome in a big triple room. Though toilet and shower is ouside the room but sufficient and never felt that we are sharing. Very clean toilet and shower closet. John gave us some heating equipment to meet our special needs. We got vegetarian breakfast specially prepared for us as fruits. I must return back here.

Divya Vikas, India (Sept 2009)

Having landed in a tree in Caird Park I found myself returning to Dundee to collect the contents of my plane. My wife found the Aabalree on the intenet and booked it because it was near to the train station. What a delight! Clean,welcoming comfortable accommodation at an excellent price. Great breakfast. The best value I have had since the straw hut in Bali!

Vince (biggles) Hagedorn, Chelmsford (Aug 2009)

We were really made to feel "at home" & Linda and John Bell leant over backwards to make our one week break so memorable.Will always remember the two as friends.

H Webber (2009)

Very welcoming & comfortable. Excellent value for money B & B. Rooms clean & spacious. Breakfast is of good quality and served in very pleasant surroundings by two of the most pleasant hosts I have met. Add to this the excellent central location and you very definitely have excellent value.

R.Lynch, Liverpool.(May 2009)

Lovely Hosts, pleasant helpful and everything you need. Good food and massive room, home from home.


Noel and Jimmy Burke, London ( July 2015)

We stayed for the golf, a very welcoming guesthouse. Very clean and comfortable, John and Linda took the time to ensure your stay was good.

Thankyou. Hope to see you for the next Open at St Andrews.


Ray and Lindsey Webster, Nottingham ( July 2015)

Thankyou for the warm welcome and service. Special thanks to the 2 young ladies who served me breakfast and cleaned my room.


Inge Eldem, Norway ( Sept 2015 )




A warm welcome. Made us feel very at home. John - a very good host, lovely person, great people skills. Thank you for the lovely breakfast. Good luck for your future plans.


Linda and Andy Barr, Invergordon ( June 2017 )

Thanks so much for a fantastic stay, from the warm and friendly welcome, to the comfy room, from the breakfast that set me up for the day. I'll definately be coming back when i'm next in Dundee. Thanks again so much.


Maggie (June 2017)



Nice and clean. We liked the stay here.


Mark Voets, Nederland ( July2017 )

Best Guest House I have ever stayed in, John and Linda are amazing being very helpful and nice. Breakfast was delicious and the room was very comfortable.


Nastja, Ovrell (July 2017)

I was given a warm welcome from my hosts. The room was clean and comfy, breakfast had a wide range and was delicious. I would definately book this guesthouse again.


Mirco Eigenmann, Switzerland ( Aug 2017 )

The only place to live in Dundee, always the best.


Charlie, England ( September 2017 )

Fantastic Location, Clean, Friendly and Comfortable


Syamap Rasad Basu, Gloucester, England (September 2017)

Lovely, Clean, Lovely Breakfast, Will be back.


Mr Mrs J Stewart, Grangemouth, Scotland ( September 2017 )

Very good stay,comfortable and spacious rooms. Fantastic breakfast very congenial hosts in John and Linda . Definately be back.


James McLeary, Troon,Scotland ( November 2017 )


Nice warm welcome, staff very helpful and friendly. Comfy bed had a great nights sleep, Great value for money.


Ben Turnbull, Carluke, ( June 2018 )

Ticks all the boxes, friendly, comfortable room and bed. Would definately come back.


Edward Mathieson, Glenrothes, Fife ( June 2018 )

Very friendly welcome, nice room and lovely breakfast. We will be back very soon, keep up the good work.


Jamie and Willy, Aberdeen ( Sep 2018 )

Great stay, so comfortable and quiet, lovely breakfast. Thanks for everything.


Martin Mitchell, Brixton, London ( Sept 2018 )

Thank-you for a wonderful stay, sorry we missed breakfast this morning. Thank-you for being wonderful hosts, everything was to a high standard, couldn't fault a thing.Hoping we see you again,


Kevin and Jackie Salisbury, Manchester (Sep 2018)

2 nights stay, perfect room with good WIFI. Clean and comfy. Breakfast was cooked beautifully. Staff friendly and accommodating. looking forward to stayind again.


Scott Campbell, Oban ( September 2017)

Welcoming and friendly, clean room and comfy bed. Lots of washing facilities and toilets, all very clean also. WIFI and working TV and was a comfotable stay, would book here again.


Sharon Vanderwerf, ( July 2017 )

Excellent stay, thank you. Would not hesitate to come back.

Frances Summers (May 2017)


Very clean and comfy,slept well both nights. Nice size of shower room, disapointed we slept in for breakfast the first morning because the breakfast this morning was lovely, ( and we are not normal breakfast eaters). Linda and John really down to earth folk and will definately be putting a good review of FB and will be back.


Melanie Domeracki and Robert Hendry, Aberdeen (Jan 2017)

We will certainly return and continue to recommend your guesthouse. The warm reception and readiness to answer any questions and are a real treat and a huge help when navigating a new city. Thank you very much once again.


Marianne van Langen, Netherlands. ( Oct 2016 )

A good bed and very nice people. Simply good.


B. Gerritsen, Wateringen. ( Sept 2016 )

Usual good and kind service, always on the best of term with guests and very comfortable rooms.


Alex Rennie, Exmouth, Devon ( Aug 2016 )

We had a great time in your town of Dundee and it was perfect to stay at The Aabalree for the night. It was very clean and the bed was very comfortable so we slept well and woke up to a lovely breakfast. We could definately stay here again if we travel to Dundee.


Jan and Veronica, Stockholm, Sweden ( Aug 2016 )

We found John and Linda very welcoming. It was our first visit to Dundee and The Aabalree is ideally situated in the centre of the city, just a few minutes walk from the waterfront. Our room was very spacious with a very comfortable bed which gave us a good nights sleep. The breakfast was delicious and set us up well for our onward journey to the Highlands. Excellent value for money and we already plan to return when the new V&A museum is open.


Lee and Val. London ( Aug 2016 )

We felt really welcome here. Good clean comfortable rooms and an excellent breakfast. Extraordinary value for money. Thank you so much John and Linda Bell.

Margaret Hall, Whitley Bay ( Aug 2016 )


Thank-you John and Linda, You guys Rock ! You have been so helpful and kind and I am very grateful. I found the room that I had to be very clean, spacious and very nice. The food was great, the showers were hot and the price of the room was fantastic. I loved the very convenient location of the B&B, would definetly recommend.


Christine Mattow, Canada ( Aug 2016 )

Lovely place, John and Linda were very accommodating. Room was very clean and welcoming. We had a full breakfast and it was lovely. Thank you.


Luke and Emma, Edinburgh ( July 2016 )

Welcoming, comfortable stay, great options for breakfast, only drawback is the beautiful stairs. Best location in Dundee, lovely stay.


C. Asif, London ( Jun 2016 )

Dear John and Linda, many thanks for a very comfortable stay. I have recommended your B&B for future visitors to the university.


Holly Yu, ( Jun 2016 )

My room was very clean and tidy, plenty of space to move about in. My bed was comfortable and I had a good nights sleep. The food was very good and the service was excellent, I will be coming back to stay here again. Thank-you to John and Linda and to all the staff.


Patricia Currie, Dagenham Essex (Jun 2016)

The room and the bed I occupied was large and very comfortable. The room was clean and maintained very well. I did not encounter a single problem during my stay of 5 nights. The location on Union Street was fantastic, close to the city center and the University of Dundee- walking distance to both. There are plenty of pubs & eateries close by. Everything is within walking distance. I found John and Linda very friendly and extremely helpful. Breakfast was scrumtious. For value for money Aabalree Guest House cannot be beaten. I have stayed at Dundee on 4 occassions but had not known of Aabalree previously, which my daughter found by accident and investigated for this trip, for me.

Tissa Bibile, Colombo, Sri Lanka ( June 2009)

My second stay at the Aabalree has been just as good as the first. The location is so convenient, the guest house is well run by the kind and friendly proprietors. The rooms are comfortable, the breakfast is good and the price is excellent value.

Frances Hollingsworth. Bromley, Kent (June 2016 )

Hospitality and food excellent. Rooms neat , tidy and spacious. Hosts very welcoming. Would highly recommend.

Hughie Campbell, Liverpool.(May 2009)

I have really had a lovely time here in Dundee. thankyou so much for having me here at Tha Aabalree Guest House. My room was clean and comfortable and I slept like a baby! Thank you so much for providing lovely breakfast every morning and for being so warm and welcoming to me! I look forward to sharing the gingerbread with my family once I'm home ( if it makes it that far) and trying it myself.

Cara McKee, NI (Mar2014)

Everything was really perfect, clean rooms, good breakfast and your welcome and service was very, very nice. Thank you very much. Mona and Bosse.

Bosse Vestaburgh, Goteborg, Sweden (May 2014)

The Aabalree Guest House is a home away from home, offering a warm welcome and a pleasant atmosphere throughout the stay. I highly recommend it and would return in the future. John and Linda are fantastic hosts and their level of profesionalism radiates across the B&B as a whole.

Sam Reardon, Eire (Nov 2013)

I stayed at The Aabalree for a month after my contract with student accommodation ended. Aabalree is all about Linda and John, they are welcoming, friendly, warm and helpful. Clean rooms, nice breakfast, very central location and again Linda and John make sure that their guests are well attended and comfortable. I can't thank them enough. Highly recommended


Rachel, Kircaldy (Aug2013)

Good B&B, Good Breakfast, friendly beyond belief, where else would your host cook a birthday cake for your family. Lovely warm welcome, fresh clean rooms, breakfast & muffins to die for.

Angie White and Malcolm Peacock, Andover (Aug 2013)

Great service and a nice welcome. Nice clean rooms big selection at breakfst., perfect eggs. Great to have coffee, tea and TV in the rooms We had a great stay, comfortable beds.

Marlin Errickson ( Jul 2013)

I just wanted to say that we are glad that we came back for a second stay, your B&B is really nice and both of you are wonderfully helpful to us. The room you gave is so cosy, the carpets are soft, the beds feel and smell nice and clean, we really appreciate the spacious room after our day fundraising. Thank you for your kindness and we will definitely see you again on our next trip to Dundee. Thank you.

Chaya, ( Shiva Trust) Lancs (Jun 2013)

Excellent reception, outstanding friendly service, feels like home from home.

D Powel, Slovenia (May 2013)

We enjoyed our stay in Dundee, not only because of the City. Aabalree Guest House was recommended by "Lonly Planet"travel guide and we were happy to have booked a family room here. We were welcomed very openly and friendly,the room was absolutely fine. Big, clean and comfortable at a very reasonable price. Our very special (Geman) kids loved the breakfast, usually they would only have had cereal, here they even tried some Scottish treats. Thank you for a nice time.

Anna Werner,Dresden, Germany (Aug 2012)

Great, central location with a very warm welcome. Room very clean and bright with a good TV. Good selection at breakfast and generous portions. Thank-you.

K Cleland, Edinburgh (June 2012)

Overal Very Good, I will return.

A Moran, Ireland (March 2011)

Nice location in town. Everything you need is around you, shops bus stops, rail and bus stations ect. Will come here to stay again.

W Perkins, Poole, Dorset (Aug 2010)

Perfect stop for our visit to The Open. Friendly, clean and helpful. Thank you.

Jenny Sim, NZ (Jul 2010)

Very clean, bright, open rooms. Clean bathrooms and excellent showers. Fantastic breakfast area and food. Very warm,welcome,family atmosphere with great hosts.

Alan Gugin, Redding, CA, USA (Jun 2010)

We really enjoyed our stay. Its a welcoming place, the owners are great and we were made to feel comfortable. Its fresh and clean and the cooked breakfast was ace!

Jacqueline & Roy Burnett, Arbroath (May 2010)

A very happy stay at the Aabalree. A warm friendly welcome from John and Linda Bell. Good food and comfortable rooms.

C Mudie, Portsmouth (2009)

Location is superb, the hosts are very friendly and welcoming the rooms are fresh and clean, an excellent stay in Dundee, highly recommend it.


Michele, Indiana (June2015)




Very clean and comfortable, also a very friendly welcome upon arrival made us feel right at home. Was particularly pleased at how affordable it was to stay overnight with a lovely breakfast included. John was very kind to lend us a couple of DVD.s for our two year old. The only suggestion I could make would be to get a cot or travel cot for under 2's. The room was fresh and clean and even had a sink for us to brush our teeth, we used the kettle to add hot water to our son's milk bottle, a microwave would have been a welcome addition. Overall a very pleaseant stay and would recommend to our family friends when visiting. Lovely B&B exceptionally clean, an amazingly warm welcome. John and Linda could not do enough to make us feel welcome.


Leslie Brandes, Newcastle ( June 2015)

Thanks again for making our stay at Aabalree as pleasant as our previous visits.For those thinking of visiting: very welcoming staff, clean & comfortable rooms and excellent breakfast.



Paul Unwin, Norwich (Jun 2014)

My stay was made very happy by the warm welcome, spotless rooms, lovely pancakes and the nothing was too much trouble attitude of John and Linda. A very warm, cosy stay, with attention to detail, reasonably priced, entry to both bus and rail links. I have no problem in recommending The Aabalree to others, especially those needing to stay to visit ninewells hospital, as I was on a week long course. This is truly a Guest House not a B&B, its more.





Rachel Rivers (May 2014)

John and Linda were lovely, nothing was to much trouble. My room was very comfortable and clean. Didn't stay for breakfast much but what I had was enjoyable. Very good value for money.

Hazel Taylor, London (Apr 2015)