Full steam ahead for Dumfries hotel

Station Hotel snapped up by Singapore-based hospitality firm

Station Hotel

The Station Hotel in Dumfries has been snapped up by Singapore-based firm Seacare Hospitality in a deal brokered by property firm Smith & Clough.

Owned by the same family for over 40 years, the hotel occupies a prominent Victorian building directly opposite Dumfries railway station.

The hotel, which has been operated under the Best Western brand since 1982, is split over six floors and comprises a lounge bar and garden room, a courtyard bistro, three function rooms – the Bruce Room, the Pullman Room and the Reading Room, which can cater for 80, 50 and 16 covers respectively – as well as various ancillary areas, including a large catering kitchen, chef’s office, still room and wine cellar.

The opportunity to buy this hotel attracted interest from all across the UK.

It also contains 32 en suite bedrooms – half of which are said to have been completely refurbished in the last four years.

Graeme Smith of Smith & Clough, who handled the sale of the hotel to Seacare Hospitality, said the hotel benefits from the high level of tourists drawn to the area.

“Knowing the owner for many years, we are delighted to have been instructed to sell the hotel on their behalf,” he said.

“Having been in the same family for over 40 years, the opportunity to buy this hotel attracted interest from all over the UK, with the hotel eventually selling to Singapore-based Seacare Hospitality, partnered with Compass Hospitality as a welcomed addition to their UK portfolio.”

On the market at offers in excess of £775,000, the final sales price was not disclosed.