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Dunstane House Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4 West Coates | Haymarket, Edinburgh EH12 5JQ, Scotland (West End)
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Ranked #11 of 147 hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just back in California after a great two-night stay at the Dunstane House in Edinburgh. I cannot say enough about the quality of the staff and their service ethic. The rooms were beautifully decorated with high-end finishes in a style that kicks the Victorian look up to 2014. All we had to do was ask and taxis would magically appear.... More

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Irvine, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Boutique, heritage Hotels should not to be confused with international chains, as the traveler needs to be a bit more flexible with the process/surroundings. That said, the Dunstane has a consistent and accommodating staff, with the expected quality of services throughout. Gorgeous building/appointments, and well worth the rate. Do however, specify the main building.

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Witney, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at Dunstane Hotel from 23rd-26th August in room 102 and all we can say is 'WOW'. When we arrived we were welcomed by a very kind receptionist who even took our cases to our room for us, the hotel had given us a complimentary bottle of wine to celebrate our honeymoon. The four poster bed was very comfortable... More

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Dunstane Hotel ad at Orbitz described "a beautiful 19th century building, formerly a private residence" with 16 guestrooms. The pictures were gorgeous. We booked the room in June for an August stay. We later found on the internet that there is an annex building across a busy city street, not mentioned in the ad. We arrived early in the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

First time traveling internationally so was great to have a first class yet small hotel with exceptional staff to make us feel welcome. Yes, our room was great, the food was outstanding but the staff was the best at every level.

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Moreton, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

arriving at the dunstane we were greeted with a warm welcome after traveling from merseyside we were shown to are room as this was my hoony moon i wanted everthink to be right and the dunstane was we had a fab steep and went down stairs for are break fast yet again we were greeted with a welcome smile by... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Rooms are very small. Bed quality - the chipset ever! Bathroom small, shower glass broken, and the worst - the towels smelly of mould! We stayed in the building opposite the main building. To get to have breakfast you have to cross a very busy dangerous road. The room not only small, but very noisy. When people shower in one... More

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Chislehurst, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The staff were lovely and helpful upon arrival as well as throughout our stay; chatty and approachable they were quick to help and get anything we asked for. The room was stunning and perfectly furnished; clean and tidy of course with plenty of space. The en-suite was adequate and also beautifully decorated; the waterfall shower was great and the water... More

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

Hello there Thank you for that lovely review, what glowing praise. Next time please do ask for more towels if that is your personal preference, we give 2 per person but it is absolutely no problem for you to have more! Don't be worried about asking us to make your stay even better - that is why we are here.... More

Lichfield, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I have just returned from this hotel. It is a hotel of two halves, the older part, and also where you register, is situated on one side of the road and the boutique town house is across the road. We were booked in by a delightful young lady named Caroline. She took us over to our room,... More

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

Good afternoon Marijke12 Thank you for taking the time to comment on here - I hope it helps future guests! Dayne and Caroline are so chuffed that you named them on here.....makes their day! They are so good and attentive and you are correct nothing is too much trouble. We do have a large variety of room available and so... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent location, deluxe double bedroom on top floor very spacious, quiet and spotlessly clean, easy access for all parts of Edinburgh, staff very helpful and food good quality. Would certainly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Edinburgh.

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Address: 4 West Coates | Haymarket, Edinburgh EH12 5JQ, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
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Hotel Class:4 star — Dunstane House Hotel 4*
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Dunstane House 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 the sixteen 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 
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