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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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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Restaurant
Room Service
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast Available
Dry Cleaning
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Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Location
Full view
73Somewhat walkable
Grade: 73 out of 100
10Restaurantswithin 0.25 miles
2Attractionswithin 0.25 miles
Neighbourhood
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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Stayed here recently as a birthday surprise. Everything about the experience was excellent ,the room,the staff ,the food ! I also did the whisky and cheese tasting with John who was very helpful Great to see a small luxury hotel that can show the big city 5 star hotels a great
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Response from DunstaneManager, Manager at The Dunstane Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Hi there Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and made the most of all we offer such as the whisky and cheese tastings with our resident connoisseurs! You'll have to come and stay again and try a Gin tasting or a Martini Masterclass! Best wishes Samantha
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I recently stayed for 2 nights at The Hampton House which is across the toad from The Dunstane. The hotel was in a great location, we could walk into the centre of Edinburgh or there were buses outside the door every 10 minutes. I stayed with my family and we were all very happy
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Response from DunstaneManager, Manager at The Dunstane Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Hi there, Thank you so much for such a lovely review of your stay with us recently at Hampton House. I am so pleased you liked our little corner of Edinburgh and Lisa is absolutely delighted that you thought she was worth a mention here! She really is super helpful. I hope we can welcome you again soon, Samantha
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Almost seven years on and this stay still brings fond memories of a trip of a lifetime. Accomodation to the restaurant was exceptional and perfect a must stay if in Edinburgh. Slightly out of the centre but perfect for those road tripping through the UK
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Response from DunstaneManager, Manager at The Dunstane Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your comments even though your trip to us was so long ago! I am so pleased you still remember us, although we have had rather a face lift since you last came. What a great excuse to come back and visit us again! I do hope we can welcome you back in the future. Best wishes Samantha
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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 smile. You never
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Response from DunstaneManager, Manager at The Dunstane Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
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 the Hampton this week. we look forward to welcoming you again. Samantha
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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 need to try it. Great
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Response from DunstaneManager, Manager at The Dunstane Hotel
Responded 12 Dec 2018
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! Best wishes Samantha
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Is there an iron available to use?
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 coffee and to get our bearings
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Do they have travel cots ?
Hi not too sure on this sorry
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"202 has a view of Dunstane house."
"The Hoy Suite is excellent, but you are on the ground floor right by the lobby which is good and bad."
"go for the Scapa or Ronaldsay suite......"
"Take a suite. You will not regret it. And book afternoon tea."
"Rooms on the bottom floor (211 and 212) look out on the garden, across from the main "house" and are stone quiet."
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PRICE RANGE
US$144 - US$540 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
dunstane hotel edinburghdunstane house hotel
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Dunstane House Hotel
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandEdinburghWest End
NUMBER OF ROOMS
35
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