This year Scotland is celebrating Coming Home 2014 - and what better place to feel as if you truly are at home! I was welcomed, made a cuppa tea and ensconced in front of the fire place while my room was made up .... I was there very early, before check out time, but they made me their top priority so I could sink into bed and catch up after 24 hours with no sleep. The room was elegantly cozy with windows that actually open, what a treat for North American visitors! The breakfasts (continental and hot Scottish) were amazing and pushed lunches until almost 2:00.
Yes, the dining room, bar, front entrance hall with fresh flowers, gracious lawn, sumptuous bathrooms - everything is exactly what you hoped it would be! But what really makes the difference is the staff who tirelessly make sure you have everything you want or need ... and after your first introduction, they remember your name and hometown!
Ask Jamie about Dean Village. Lucy knows all about the magnificent blue tree! When they say you may not be able to finish the fish and chips, believe it!
Not a criticism, but a suggestion: a shelf in the glass showers would give visitors a place to put their half used bottles of the delectable toiletries supplied by the Dunstane.
Having said that, the visit was perfect and far exceeded anything I could have wished for - a week in Edinburgh to remember forever!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Dunstane Hotel Edinburgh
- Dunstane House Hotel
- The Dunstane Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland