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A relaxed townhouse duo full of Scottish spirit in the heart of Edinburgh

An Edinburgh boutique hotel like no other, The Dunstane Houses combine upscale retreat vibes with an authentic Scottish soul. Together, these two meticulously restored Victorian townhouses – just across the street from each other – create a refined, elegant and relaxed city bolthole. 

Bedrooms are spread across Dunstane House and Hampton House, and are designed to throw a spotlight on the buildings’ heritage. Warm tweeds, rich velvets and printed wallpapers add plenty of character, while freestanding baths, artisanal treats and fluffy robes dial up the comfort – and romance. If you want to kick back outside your bedroom, the Ba’ Bar and its lounge keep things elegant yet relaxed. Whisky lovers need look no further: the bar’s vintage whisky cabinet is full of rare delights, while the all-day menu serves up classic Scottish dishes with a signature twist.
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Outside, the city’s Old Town awaits. A gentle stroll from the hotel will take you to Edinburgh Castle, while the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is just an amble along the Water of Leith. Adventurers might like to up the pace and tackle Arthur’s Seat for far-reaching Highland views, before returning to enjoy a wee dram in front of the fire in your Edinburgh home-from-home.  
 

Enjoy your stay!


35 Rooms |  3 Floors |  1 Restaurant | 

4.5 /5

292 reviews

City

City Centre

Family

Family Friendly

Historic

Historic Hotel

Honeymoon

Honeymoon

The Dunstane Houses Afternoon Tea

Tradition with a twist

It might be an English tradition, but afternoon tea at The Dunstane Houses is given a singularly Scottish spin. Served in the cosy lounge, the spread includes treats such as Scottish preserves, Orkney cheddar finger sandwiches and fine whole-leaf teas from a St Andrew’s based tea company. For ultimate indulgence, pick a gin from the bar’s vast artisan selection to pair with your cakes.   
 
The Dunstane Houses Whiskey

The taste of Scotland

If you struggle to tell a single malt from a blend – or are simply curious about Scottish artisan spirits – settle in for a whisky or gin tasting in the cosy surroundings of Ba’ Bar. Let the experts take you on a whistle-stop tasting tour of Orkney’s gins or Scotland’s whisky regions. Foodies can discover how to pair whisky with cheese, while would-be mixologists can learn to stir (and never shake) the perfect martini.
 

Our rooms

The House Petite Double Room


Sleeps 2
Double
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The House Superior Room


Sleeps 2
King
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The House Executive Room


Sleeps 3
King
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The House Junior Suite


Sleeps 2
King
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The House Suite


Sleeps 2
King
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Petite Double Room


Sleeps 1
Double
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Superior Room


Sleeps 2
Double
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Executive Room


Sleeps 2
King
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Roseate Junior Suite


Sleeps 2
King
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The Dunstane Suite


Sleeps 2
King
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Ratings

Quality Assured

Mystery Inspected

Global Rating

4.5 /5

4.5

292 reviews

INVITED Rating

5 /5
4.5 /5
Tripadvisor score 4.5

4.5

1829 reviews

INVITED Reviews

100 %

of reviewers would recommend this hotel


5

Dunstane is a fabulous true-Scottish hosting small luxuty hotel!

Thank you--we loved the people of Dunstane, the decor, the rooms, and the food. Blessings to you all. God is good!

By Jason Aug ’22 Trip Type Family


5

Excellent service and facilities

Staff very friendly and helpful, outside garden an absolute bliss to have a drink or a meal

By Bengt Jul ’22 Trip Type Couple


5

A perfect escape

This was our first holiday after the covid lockdowns and we were, frankly, exhausted and burnt out. Our stay at The Dunstane Houses was just the escape we needed. Near enough to the hustle and bustle of Edinburgh that we were never lacking something to do, but removed and quiet enough to allow us to Read more[SPLIT]Read lessretreat to our rooms and truly rest. We feel luck to have had a room on the back side of the Hampton House, which was quiet as a church and so comfortable. Each morning, we woke only to the sound of birds in the trees outside. A breakfast of porridge and fruit in the downstairs dining room was the perfect start to every day - I wish I could eat breakfast there every day forever! I cannot emphasize enough how badly we needed a peaceful escape, nor how wonderfully The Dunstane Houses met that need. Thank you! We will definitely be back.

By Stefanie Oct ’21 Trip Type Couple


The Dunstane Houses, United Kingdom

5

(based on 3 reviews)

100 %

of reviewers would recommend this hotel


5

Dunstane is a fabulous true-Scottish hosting small luxuty hotel!

Thank you--we loved the people of Dunstane, the decor, the rooms, and the food. Blessings to you all. God is good!

By Jason Aug ’22 Trip Type Family


5

Excellent service and facilities

Staff very friendly and helpful, outside garden an absolute bliss to have a drink or a meal

By Bengt Jul ’22 Trip Type Couple


5

A perfect escape

This was our first holiday after the covid lockdowns and we were, frankly, exhausted and burnt out. Our stay at The Dunstane Houses was just the escape we needed. Near enough to the hustle and bustle of Edinburgh that we were never lacking something to do, but removed and quiet enough to allow us to Read more[SPLIT]Read lessretreat to our rooms and truly rest. We feel luck to have had a room on the back side of the Hampton House, which was quiet as a church and so comfortable. Each morning, we woke only to the sound of birds in the trees outside. A breakfast of porridge and fruit in the downstairs dining room was the perfect start to every day - I wish I could eat breakfast there every day forever! I cannot emphasize enough how badly we needed a peaceful escape, nor how wonderfully The Dunstane Houses met that need. Thank you! We will definitely be back.

By Stefanie Oct ’21 Trip Type Couple


Key Features

Restaurant
Restaurant
Room
Room service
Bar
Bar
Pet
Pet Friendly
Free
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
Parking

All Hotel Features and Services

  • Bell staff/porter
  • Business services
  • Concierge desk
  • Turndown service
  • Laundry service
  • Wedding services
  • 24-hour security
  • Coffee shop
  • Family friendly

All Hotel Features and Services

  • Bell staff/porter
  • Business services
  • Concierge desk
  • Turndown service
  • Laundry service
  • Wedding services
  • 24-hour security
  • Coffee shop
  • Family friendly
  • Pet Friendly
  • Full service housekeeping
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Security
  • Restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service

Food And Drinks

Cullen Skink, haggis bonbons and whisky-slaked cranachan are some of the Scottish classics reimagined by Ba’ Bar’s chefs. Tuck in with a clear conscience, knowing that The Dunstane Houses champions local, seasonal produce – from fresh Orkney seafood to artisan cheeses. Start your day right with a full Scottish breakfast, revive yourself with afternoon tea in the lounge, and end the evening on the perfect note with a vintage single malt.

Stroma Lounge in Hampton House

Served Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Stroma Lounge is perfect spot for breakfast or morning coffee and to have a drink from our honesty bar. The ideal venue for private dining space- our chef is a dab hand with canapes- can whip up a knockout buffet spread and prepare a 3 course dinner menu as you require.

Ba Bar and lounge in Dunstane House

Served Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner At the Ba Bar- we are reinventing Modern Scottish Cuisine with dishes to cater to every taste. We showcase the best of Orcadian and Scottish ingredients you can source and elevate them- the Dunstane way. The perfect spot for breakfast; light lunch; afternoon teas and dinner.

Location of your stay

Hotel Address

The Dunstane Houses

4 West Coates

Edinburgh

EH12 5JQ

Scotland

United Kingdom

Check in:

1500

Check out:

1200

What3words location:

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Where is it?

6 miles to airport Edinburgh Turnhouse

48 miles to airport Glasgow International

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