There is a good number of accommodations to choose from
There are fewer three star hotels available in the area than four star, but there is still a good number to choose from. A b&b or guest house can often offer a great chance to save money on your trip and give you a more homely feel than a hotel. There is a selection of self-catering apartments available at a range of budgets if you are staying for longer and require a little more space. Don’t worry as travelling and staying around Ninewells in Dundee is easy and affordable.
One of the nearest places to stay is Best Western Invercarse Hotel. This 3 star property is 5 minutes drive from the city centre. Set in private wooded grounds overlooking the River Tay, this former mansion house offers a stylish, convenient base for Dundee and the surrounding area.
An excellent property not far from both hospitals is 4 star deluxe Hotel The Landmark Dundee. Set in its own stunning grounds, the 4-star Landmark Dundee features an indoor swimming pool, a gym and a conservatory-style restaurant. Accessible for those traveling to and from Aberdeen, it offers free parking and free Wi-Fi in public areas. This Scottish mansion house has elegant, spacious rooms, each with black-out curtains, a power shower and a flat-screen satellite TV. In-room movies and 24-hour room service are available.
Major Healthcare Center in Scotland
The hospital is a major NHS facility for psychosurgery, as well as being a leading centre in developing fields such as the management of cancer, medical genetics and robotic surgery.
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Dundee Ninewells is the largest teaching hospital in the UK and Europe. It’s run by the NHS Tayside.
A full range of treatments and services are available from midwifery to emergency care. As one of the largest hospitals in Scotland and with two universities in the area demand for hotel rooms is high. Some offer the chance for a luxurious stay in a lovely historic building and others are in sleek and modern surroundings. The cheaper hotels and bed and breakfasts in Dundee are not far from Ninewells as well.
The ground is located west of Dundee city centre, not far from the local international airport (DND). The main entrance is on Ninewells Avenue which runs between Perth Road and Glamis Road.
Located within the complex is Tayside Children’s Hospital. It serves children, age from birth up until their fourteenth birthday, who live in Dundee, Angus, Perth and Kinross and north east Fife. The Medical School is connected to the hospital. Facilities include lecture theatres, teaching laboratories, a medical library, an integrated self-teaching area, a computer suite and the leading Clinical Skills Centre.
Travelling is easy from the centre of the city as it is only a fifteen minute walk or a short taxi ride costing about £6 or £7. Travelling to Dundee is also easy, especially by train as the train station is right in the centre of the town and is on the East Coast Mainline. Driving into the city is not difficult and there are a number of multi-storey car parks such as the Well Gate Centre or the Bell Street car park.
Parking on the health campus itself can be difficult, but not impossible, and if you need car parking nearby to an entrance calling ahead is essential. There are a couple of car parks that are a short distance away and the NHS runs a shuttle bus throughout the day.
Travelling by bike is another option as there are bicycle racks and you can also take the x7 bus from the centre of town. If you are staying nearby to the hospital then you have full access to everything in the centre of town. The ship RRS Discovery is docked in the harbour and the Science Centre is a popular place to visit, especially for children.
Overgate Shopping Centre has a fabulous range of shops and the two universities makes for a lively nightlife. With restaurants catering for everyone from the local students to those working in the oil industry, there are places to eat for every budget.
By Bus : Ninewells hospital can easily be reached by bus from Dundee city center.
Bus numbers 20 and 22 buses operate to the centre of town. Circular buses numbered 9 or 11 are going to the hospital, while bus routes 10 and 12 leave the hospital.
By Car : Drivers using SAT NAV gps systems can use postcode DD2 1UB. The main gate is located on Ninewells Avenue. Several car parks are available.
Car Parks 1, 2, 8 (multi-storey) and 9 are all for long stay
Car Parks 5 and 6 are short stay, with a maximum of 4 hours.
Car Park 7 is disabled pay and display
Royal Victoria Hospital is located west of Dundee city centre on Jedburgh Road. Several accommodations can be found within close distance of the hospital site.
Nearby Perth Road – West of the City Centre
University of Dundee Botanic Gardens (Riverside Dr Dundee, DD2 1QH Scotland): Lovely gardens, easily accessed and flat to walk around. There are plenty of benches to sit and take a break.
Balgay Park : Home of the city’s Mills Observatory. The park offers magnificent views across the River Tay.
Wellgate Shopping Centre (Angus DD1 2DB, Dundee Scotland): One of two main shopping centres of the city.
Camperdown Country Park (Kingsway west, Scotland): Located in the Camperdown area. Well kept park with lots of parking spaces, picnic tables and a great playing area for kids