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The Dunstane Hotel

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

First visit to Edinburgh and after much deliberation stayed at the Dunstane...stayed in a deluxe room across the road from the main building and it was beautiful,great transport links to the hotel from the airports £7.50 return and the bus stop is right outside the hotel and the same stop goes into town £4 for a day pass. Loved the...

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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Stay here every year around the same time for the romantic Christmas markets. Always have an amazing time! The staff are genuinely friendly, share a laugh and can't do enough for you. The rooms are stunning, the. breakfast delicious. Yes perhaps a tad pricey if you stay a few nights but definitely worthwhile! Same time next year guys! Merry Christmas...

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DunstaneManager, Manager at The Dunstane Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Dave H Thank you so much for leaving your review on here as well - word of mouth is so important for us! It is such a compliment that you keep coming back to us year after year, it is so nice to see the same faces returning! Same time next year! Samantha

Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Have just spent a prolonged weekend with my husband in Edinburgh staying at The Dunstane, and it was really really lovely! With a luxurios feel and at the same time without loosing a cozy feel we felt very welcome. Everybody were smiling and warm towards us and yet still professionel. Will definately be coming back again!

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DunstaneManager, Manager at The Dunstane Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Lise L What a recommendation! Best hotel ever! I am absolutely delighted and can't wait to tell the rest of the team. Thank you so much for that glowing praise and I look forward to welcoming you again to The Dunstane. Best, Samantha

Inverness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hotel is in an excellent location, the staff are very friendly and helpful the hotel room as lovely and clean could not of asked for any more. There is a bus stop directly in front of the hotel with regular buses into the city. Would defiantly recommend the Dunstane hope to return some day.

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Thank cush1969
DunstaneManager, Manager at The Dunstane Hotel, responded to this review

Hi there We hope you return in the future too! It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and I do hope you can make it to stay again. Thanks again, Samantha

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The staff were very professional, helpful and friendly. This is a smart and clean hotel which is walking distance to the main city but away from the hustle and bustle. Really enjoyed my stay here and will be back in the future.

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DunstaneManager, Manager at The Dunstane Hotel, responded to this review

Hello there Thank you very much for taking the time to leave your review. I am so pleased you found The Dunstane a quiet haven in Edinburgh - the centre is so busy this time of year we are grateful to have a tranquil spot! I do hope to see you next time at The Dunstane Best, Samantha

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Old hotel split over two villas on the north & south side of the road leading into Corstorphine. Nice, clean and has a bar in both buildings. Of street parking. Excellent breakfasts (full Scottish). Very friendly staff. Handy for town, walking, buses or taxis (leave the car) Stayed for wedding event and all our guests seemed to be singing the...

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DunstaneManager, Manager at The Dunstane Hotel, responded to this review

Hi there John J Thank you very much for that lovely review, I am so pleased your party were happy with their accommodation with us. I do hope to welcome you personally next time to The Dunstane Best, Samantha

newcastle
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is the second time we have stayed at this hotel. The hotel room was lovely and clean. We were in the main building this time, last time we stayed in the new building, I personally preferred the new building because it was modern whereas my husband preferred the main building and the 4 poster bed. I found the room...

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DunstaneManager, Manager at The Dunstane Hotel, responded to this review

Hi there Thank you for your review, you are totally correct the rooms are very much to each personal taste - everyone has a different preference and we try and cater for it all as you have noticed! I am sorry about the confusion with the dinner, bed and breakfast rate. I will check this and look into it as...

Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely hotel and felt right at home, the features through out the place were stunning and was like living in a part of history. Only a short walk in to town and comes with parking which most hotels dont so very worth staying and very reasonably priced

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DunstaneManager, Manager at The Dunstane Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Matt H Thank you so much for that short but very sweet review! I am so pleased you found the hotel comfortable and convenient. I look forward to seeing you again next time best, Samantha

Ulverston
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For a hotel that is a family run business I very much doubt you can find better. Having booked a couple of months ago for my partner and I on our visit to the christmas markets we were met with smiles and checked in quickly and shown to our room. We had upgraded for a small extra fee and found...

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DunstaneManager, Manager at The Dunstane Hotel, responded to this review

Hello James C Thank you so much for such lovely feedback, the staff will be chuffed to bits that you recognised their excellent service, they really are a great bunch! I am glad you took the option of the upgrade - it really is worth it! I hope to see you again at The Dunstane soon Best, Samantha

Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently visited here with my partner for a weekend break. When we got there the blonde lady on the reception desk was very friendly and took us to our room which was in the town house. Both buildings are beautiful so were happy to stay in either. The room was really nice, had complimentary toiletries, hairdryer, tea, coffee and hot...

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DunstaneManager, Manager at The Dunstane Hotel, responded to this review

Hi there Bella D What a lovely and thorough review, I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay in our Townhouse and would choose to stay with us again. I do hope to meet you personally next time, best, Samantha

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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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  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Dunstane dates all the way back to 1852 to a design of William Playfair, one of Edinburgh's most famous architects. Now a boutique hotel privately-owned and managed by Derek and Shirley Mowat, each of our bedrooms offers a fresh take on country house charm. You can look forward to restful nights in four-poster beds with subtle accents of current style. Or stretch out king-size and enjoy all the period details and in-room features. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Dunstane Hotel

Address: 4 West Coates & 5 Hampton Terrace | Haymarket, Edinburgh EH12 5JD, Scotland (Formerly Dunstane House Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Price Range: $127 - $351 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Dunstane Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 38
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Also Known As:
Dunstane Hotel Edinburgh
Dunstane House Hotel
The Dunstane Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
Hotel Style:
#10 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#12 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#17 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#29 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
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“Ask for a room in the North building since that where the breakfasts are served.”
 of 5 bubbles W3326HTjohnj, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“they are all good!”
 of 5 bubbles 12121874, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“back room was quiet, beware rooms with many, many steps on higher floor”
  • very small, towel warmer was nice
 of 5 bubbles sinnissippi, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask if you want to be in the main hotel. If across the road avoid rooms at front and in basement - bit dark with road noise.”
 of 5 bubbles Liz336, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Get a room in the main building”
 of 5 bubbles Kennys92, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
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