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“Speechless and will definitely come back!”
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The Dunstane Hotel
Ranked #10 of 149 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Singapore, Singapore
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“Speechless and will definitely come back!”
Reviewed 5 March 2013

My bf and I on the very last minute have decided to go to Scotland for my first ever snow experience. I am so amazed that aside from the snow experience that I had and the lovely scenery that everyone is expecting, staying in this hotel was a very nice bonus to our trip!

From the UK we took a plane to Scotland, arrived at inverness, spent an awesome day there! we rented a car so it was really an adventure. Fun and tiring and FUN FUN FUN indeed. We stayed in an ok hotel at Aviemore then the next day travelled to Edinburgh.

You can just imagine how tired we were so when we arrived at Edinburgh and found this hotel we were both shocked to find how nice it was. It was not modern at all which was what I was really hoping for. I felt like I was in those old English movies! I sooo like! It was so elegant! An added extra was the very lovely receptionist there who told us the we got upgraded for a bigger room! Oh my, we were so happy and felt that were like the luckiest travellers at that point of time. haha!

The breakfast was really fantastic. The extra stuff that they provided such as tea, coffee, chocolate, soaps, lotions etc etc etc were also great! What more can I say. This is the best hotel experience ever! I really wish I can visit Scotland again and definitely will stay here. No questions asked.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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DunstaneManager, Manager at The Dunstane Hotel, responded to this review, 1 April 2013
Thank you for your lovely review. I am please you had a good stay with us and if you every wish to come back again please just me know.

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Samantha
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Reviewed 1 March 2013

We where very surprised to get reasonably priced accommodation on an International rugby weekend and than it was fantastic too....It was on the way to the stadium so we could soaked up the atmosphere just a stones throw away from the rugby and watch everybody walk past. The rooms where brilliant and we experienced a poster bed with ceiling mirror for the first time. The food was well prepared and the breakfast fit for a king. Will be definitely staying there again when we go back to Edinburgh

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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DunstaneManager, Manager at The Dunstane Hotel, responded to this review, 1 April 2013
Hi there

Thank you so much for your wonderful comments on your stay with us over the rugby. I am so pleased you found the atmosphere to your liking and made the most of our convenient location to Murrayfield. I hope to welcome you back again for next year's six nations.

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Samantha
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 February 2013

I reviewed the restaurant previously and have nothing to alter; excellent food, reasonable cellar but maybe just a little pricey. The accommodation was modest in space though for a very reasonable sum we could have upgraded to a much larger room. The facilities were clean and modern in this 4 star small hotel. This is a family owned and run hotel and that shows in the service one receives.One reason we chose it was that it was on a main route and easy to find. This also gave it a negative in terms of traffic noise. However, all in all, we enjoyed our stay very much and we will use it again.

Room Tip: Go for the upgrade. Only £20 and well worth it.
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled on business
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York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 February 2013

Just spent 3 nights in this wonderful hotel with my Daughter for her 21st Birthday and what an absolute treat!!
We got an upgrade to a luxury room which was superb in everyway.
The staff could not have been more helpful and friendly.
Breakfast was included and was cooked to perfection and we dined in the restaurant as a treat one of the evenings and were blown away by how totally delicious it was.
We would recommend this little gem to anyone without hesitation.
Thank you to all at Dunstane House Hotel for making our first trip to Edinburgh such a special one!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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Ammanford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 February 2013

Recently stayed at this hotel for a Rugby weekend. The hotel is situated within a ten minute stroll to the Haymarket Railway Station twenty minutes to Murrayfield and thirty minutes to Princess Street. There is a bus stop right outside and taxis are plentiful for those not wishing to walk.

I had a small single room which was spotlessly clean ,warm and quiet. The breakfasts were more than adequate with a very good selection of cereals etc and the cooked Scottish Breakfast more than sufficed until late afternoon..

All the staff were friendly and very efficient, nothing was too much trouble. Will definatley stay again

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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 February 2013 via mobile

We booked here having already stayed across the road at the Dunstane city hotel. The hotel is excellent all round - rooms clean and well decorated - ours had just been refurbished too. Staff very friendly and efficient. Located outside of the city centre so is quiter but very well served by public transport , we got the bus in from the bus stop straight outside the front door. The food in the Restuarant is excellent with a very good choice for fish lovers. Try the haggis Bon bonif they are on the menu. Free wifi is great although my iPad didn't find the network at first. Free car park at the back too. Will be staying again next time we are north if the border !

  • Stayed February 2013
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DunstaneManager, Manager at The Dunstane Hotel, responded to this review, 26 February 2013
Thank you so much for your lovely comments. I look forward to welcoming you again in the future.

Samantha
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Reviewed 22 February 2013

Cannot wait until our next visit. We only stayed one night (a last minute booking) - I wish it had been more. We parked at the hotel and checked into our room early (thank you). We had a lovely walk into Edinburgh (about 15 mins.) and got the bus back which was £1.40 each. We were right in the bowls of the hotel, the room was smallish but very well appointed, beautifully decorated and clean. It had a shower room with a larger shower cubicle. Breakfast was a buffet for the fruit cereals etc., then the cooked breakfast, hot drinks and toast was served by the waitress, which I loved because it was so fresh and hot. We booked for Dinner, bed and breakfast. Dinner was over the road (a main road but quiet when we were crossing) in the Dunstane House, the sister hotel. The food was sooooooooooo good. Well well served, in lovely surroundings, by very pleasant staff. We were invited to go and look at the rooms, the next day, which were also beautifully decorated and larger than the one we had.

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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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DunstaneManager, Manager at The Dunstane Hotel, responded to this review, 26 February 2013
Hi there

Thank you so much for posting your comments for others to use. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay. Unfortunately that weekend was so busy you are right we were totally full up but next time hopefully we will be able to get you a room with a bath. We do always try our best to meet special requirements where possible.

Thank you for your lovely commments about the restaurant; our menu does change seasonally so hopefully we will have some new exciting dishes for you to try when you return. I hope we can welcome you again both at the Dunstane City and the Skerries.

Kind Regards

Samantha Wright
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Property: The Dunstane Hotel
Address: 4 West Coates & 5 Hampton Terrace | Haymarket, Edinburgh EH12 5JD, Scotland (Formerly Dunstane House Hotel)
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#7 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#12 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#17 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#29 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Dunstane Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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