So assuming that golfing and drinking scotch in the motherland of those things intrigues you, we’re going to break these two abodes down for you, tale-of-the-tape-style...
Hotel du Vin: A two-minute walk to St Andrews (yes, they’ll reserve your tee time) in a castle-like mansion overlooking the beach (yes, you should bring a sweater).
Malmaison Dundee: A 244-minute walk down the coast to St Andrews. But a zero-minute walk to the in-house whiskey den... (More on that later.)
Edge: HDV. Hard to compete with the birthplace of golf. Even harder with beaches.
Hotel du Vin: 22 wood-trimmed rooms with plenty of tartan pillows and showers that feel like you’re standing under a rain cloud. So, just like outside, but warmer.
Malmaison Dundee: 91 rooms, all decked out in velvet, with claw-foot tubs.
Edge: Push. Velvet beats wood, but rain showers beat bathtubs.
Hotel du Vin: A French bistro sporting a 500-bottle-strong wine list (hence the name).
Malmaison Dundee: A restaurant grilling dry-aged Scottish steaks over charcoal, plus a speakeasy-style cocktail bar with a private room dedicated to whiskey consumption.
Edge: Malmaison. William Wallace didn’t die for chardonnay.