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The Dunstane Hotel

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In a peaceful corner of Edinburgh’s West End, a short walk from Haymarket and 15 minutes’ drive from Edinburgh airport, The Dunstane Houses is an independent, 35-bedroom boutique hotel spread over two stately Victorian townhouses on opposite sides of the road: Dunstane House and Hampton House. Dating back to 1865, but inspired by the best of modern-day Scotland, the family-run hotel combines heritage good looks with warm, personal service and a fresh, contemporary outlook. The bedrooms and interiors throughout Dunstane House and public ares of Hampton House have been stylishly redesigned to pay tribute to the building’s neoclassical character and the owners’ Orcadian heritage, without compromising on modern comfort. The newly opened Ba’ Bar & Lounge specialises in food made with local, seasonal Scottish produce from small suppliers, and hosts relaxed but refined all-day dining, including daily afternoon tea. It offers a wide range of fine wines, craft beers, artisanal spirits and one of the most extensive rare-whisky selections in the city, with more than 70 varieties in its vintage wall cabinet. All rooms include free WiFi, large Samsung smart TVs, Egyptian cotton bedlinens and ensuites with Noble Isle products, and many Dunstane House rooms include Nespresso coffee machines, hand-made Vispring beds and Roberts digital radios. Five unique and spacious suites are located in Dunstane House, with dramatic features such as four-poster beds, freestanding copper roll-top baths in the bedroom, or sweeping views over the Edinburgh cityscape. Within easy reach of all the attractions of old-town Edinburgh, the Dunstane Houses is a stylish and welcoming city retreat with an authentic Scottish soul.
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Grade: 73 out of 100
265Restaurantswithin 0,5 km
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West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in industrial Britain had their most desirable neighbourhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes. Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theatres and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Stayed in this hotel for 5 nights. This hotel has two building, Dunstane and Hampton, and we stayed at a classic deluxe double room. The room is spacious. Staff are very friendly and helpful. All of them, receptionists, waitresses and maids, always come with a...More

Date of stay: December 2018
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Response from DunstaneManager, Manager at The Dunstane HotelResponded yesterday

Hi there Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your review. I am absolutely delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. i am sorry for the minor inconvenience of the toilet I will get maintenance to check all the flushes in...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here with some friends for dinner, the food was truly excellent, the service ( Julia) faultless, the wine flowed, all in all an excellent evening. This was our second visit to Dunstane hotel and both visits have been brilliant. If you haven’t been you...More

Date of stay: December 2018
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Response from DunstaneManager, Manager at The Dunstane HotelResponded 6 days ago

Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us and thank you for coming back a second time! That is the best compliment we can receive and we cant wait to welcome you again for your third visit!...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and celebrated our first wedding anniversary/honeymoon/first vacation with a 4 night stay at the Dunstane. We were lucky enough to get into the Hoy Suite which was beyond comfortable. We were a quick walk or taxi ride from old-town Edinburgh. Breakfast was delicious....More

Date of stay: December 2018
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Response from DunstaneManager, Manager at The Dunstane HotelResponded 6 days ago

Hi there Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your review, I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay and thank you for choosing to spend your anniversary with us at The Dunstane Houses. I hope you come back soon and celebrate...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this was our 25th visit to Dunstane and still above and beyond any other hotel ive been to. Im very biased but I can only be truthful about this hotel, all the staff are wonderful and its great to see the senior staff fetching on...More

Date of stay: December 2018
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Response from DunstaneManager, Manager at The Dunstane HotelResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, Thanks so much again for sharing with the Trip community! We love having you both to stay - as you know! And we dont like saying bye either! But we trust you'll be back soon! All the very best until your next visit,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here for 3 nights right at the end of the fringe festival. We upgraded to the room with the telescope in and were very happy with our decision. The hotel is beautiful and we particularly liked their attention to detail...More

Date of stay: August 2018
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Response from DunstaneManager, Manager at The Dunstane HotelResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, Thank you so much for leaving such a comprehensive review of Edinburgh for our future guests! I hope they make the most of your recommendations - they are good ones! And I do hope you can come and see us again next year...More

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If not in the room they will be able to get you one. Would be amazed if they couldn't
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They do offer a late check out... however they can hold your luggage for you... we arrived earlier than expected when we stayed and they held our luggage until we could take the room.. so we took a walk into town for a... More
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"202 has a view of Dunstane house."
3 days ago
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"The Hoy Suite is excellent, but you are on the ground floor right by the lobby which is good and bad."
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"go for the Scapa or Ronaldsay suite......"
2 weeks ago
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"Take a suite. You will not regret it. And book afternoon tea."
07 Oct 2018
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