The Dunstane Houses are made up of two buildings, Dunstane House and Hampton House, which are situated directly across the road from one another in Haymarket.  These historic buildings form two halves of a one-of-a-kind boutique hotel – a relaxing, contemporary sanctuary that blends the story of Scotland’s Capital City with the Orcadian roots of its present day owners – a stylish and welcoming city retreat with an authentic Scottish soul.  

Across the two buildings there are 35 bedrooms, 16 of which (in Dunstane House) have recently undergone a million pound refurbishment. The building still retains some of its original features and these merge perfectly with the brand new make over. Each of the stylish rooms  comes with delightful quirks of its own, but all present a fresh and timeless contemporary style.  

The Dunstane Houses have been around since the middle of the nineteenth century and have witnessed the evolution of modern-day Edinburgh. They have seen many occupants over the years including merchants, musicians, doctors and whisky distillers.

the front of dunstane


A warm welcome awaits you on arrival. The reception makes you feel that you’ve walked into someone’s luxurious living room.  The staff are courteous and friendly making you feel completely welcome and in good hands.  The bottle of fine malt displayed on the reception table also adds to the warmth of the welcome especially on a cold Scottish day.


Greeted with a king sized bed dressed with supersize Harris tweed cushions to sink into after a long day of exploring, you will then quickly be distracted by the large roll-top copper bath which sits in the bay window. Enjoy a long soak in the tub with a glass of something nice from the mini-bar whilst taking in the views of the Pentland Hills and Edinburgh’s cityscape (Don’t forget to make use of the selection of aromatic Noble Isle bath products too!).
dunstane suite


With the roll-top copper bath tub taking centre stage, your focus will then start to take note of all the well thought out details amongst this heavenly suite. Striking features such as the vintage telephone, marble sink, harris tweed touches, bold patterned wallpaper and tiles.


Seated in the intimate dining area, with a bar brimming with carefully hand selected whiskies, gins, rums and other spirits creating a back drop that certainly catches the eye. Eyes spoilt for choice with beautiful artwork, carefully curated furniture and THAT bar paired with the enthusastic bar manager Dan makes for the perfect retreat after a day of exploring the city. Expert in his craft of food and drink, the menu is re-created every season using some of Orkney’s finest ingredients. Why not pair a meal with Dunstane’s Malt of the Month.


The entire city is at your doorstep. You are truly spoilt for choice with everything Edinburgh has to offer with historical and cultural attractions, museums, theatres, pubs and restaurants all within easy reach. If you just fancy a stroll then a 20 minute walk along the road to Dean Village will not disappoint! With the winter season now upon us Dunstane House has just released their new seasonal menu. What a great excuse to pay them a visit for dinner or even a weekend stay along with a couple of days exploring the city and Christmas markets.

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