Dalmahoy Hotel is out of the way enough to be called a country hotel, but it is also within easy distance from the city centre.

Now it is an even more attractive destination as it has just undergone a major refurbishment.

The project has taken three months to complete and is part of a two year long major upgrade. The Scottish design firm 10 Design has been in overall charge of the works designed not to cause too much disruption to guests, allowing them to fully enjoy their stay at the leisure resort. The facilities include a swimming pool, two golf courses and nature walks.

The work completes upgrading to all bedrooms as the seven manor house rooms and suites in the main building were all recently refurbished.

Announcing the refurbishment of the 215 bedroom hotel, Alistair Kinchin, General Manager of Dalmahoy said: “This is a very exciting time for Dalmahoy. In the two years since we began operating as an independent property, we have already upgraded a number of the public areas of the property much to the delight of our guests. This latest restyle is integral to ensuring that the entire hotel exceeds the expectations of the modern, discerning traveller whilst celebrating the building’s incredible past.”

Overseen by Glasgow-based interior designer, Liz McNeill of 10 Design, which specialises in interiors with leading hotel brands across the UK, the new-look rooms are set to be decorated in a country house style sympathetic to the property’s history which dates back to 1725. A colour palette of grey mixed with bolds, and layered with checks, paisley print and Scottish artwork will provide the perfect foil to modern pieces that add a contemporary, timeless touch to the rooms.

Liz worked with local firm WJL Curtains & Upholstery in Burntisland to create all of the refurbishment soft furnishings, including chair, panel and headboard upholstering and the creation of lumbar and scatter cushions. 

Liz said “The brief was to create a design that delivered modernity – right down to details such as USB charging points – whilst keeping the traditional feel of the country house.  I think we have achieved this by utilising some iconic Scottish touches such as the artwork featuring Scottish wildlife and cushions containing classic paisley pattern designs whilst ensuring that all modern conveniences are thoughtfully installed,” says Liz of the work, which commenced in early January and is scheduled to be completed in April 2019.

Over the last two and a half years, over £2m has been invested as part of an ongoing commitment to refurbishing the hotel and country club. 

This has delivered a raft of upgrades including new Hypnos beds, Smart TVs, state of the art gym equipment, a refurbished driving range, a fleet of new golf buggies, upgrades to public areas and a resurfacing of the hotel car park.

There are more developments planned in 2019, with the addition of a new CHP unit (combined heat and power) that will allow the hotel to reduce its energy consumption and lower its carbon footprint. 

The renovated rooms are integral to the hotel team’s commitment to the resort’s unique offer that combines the convenience – and style – of a city centre stay with the beauty of a country retreat.