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The Dunstane Hotel

#15 of 146 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
4.0 of 5
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5 Hampton Terrace | Haymarket, Edinburgh EH12 5JQ, Scotland (Formerly Dunstane House Hotel)
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Ranked #15 of 146 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotel has a lovely atmosphere with helpful staff. We liked that it wasn't in the busy city centre and it was nice to walk to places (such as the city centre, murrayfield, the zoo). We stayed in the main hotel, on arrival we were upgraded for free (it was January, so I guess it's a bit quieter then) and... More 

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

Hi there Firstly thank you so much for remembering us after all this time! I am glad we left a good impression! you are correct it is much easier to give out free upgrades in the quieter months and if you want a definitely upgraded room it is best to book but we do try our best of course! I... More 

Paisley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a three night break ( and added a 4th night) in this fantastic hotel in July. Our Deluxe room (19) was on the ground floor. It was a reasonable size and at Edinburgh prices fairly good value. Espresso machine, tea cakes, chocolates, bottled water and hand written note on arrival were all nice touches. The small things that just... More 

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

Hi there Thank you so much for that wonderful review! I am delighted we have become your choice of hotel in Edinburgh. You are correct the ground floor rooms are near reception and unfortunately throughout the hotel guest noise is something that is hard to control although the staff are as quiet as they can be for your comfort. We... More 

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have to admit, I knew nothing about The Dunstane when I booked. I wanted a hotel close to a tram and thanks to trip advisor reviews, my Mom and I rolled the dice and booked here from July 27th through to August 2nd. It was an awesome experience and I am glad we found it. Turns out, we never... More 

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

Hi there Thank you so much for the lovely review and for being so objective! you are correct noise is unfortunately a concern in every hotel but we do try our hardest to keep it down. I am sorry you were affected and I will have another word with the girls to keep it down as they start their day... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed at the Dunstane Hotel last weekend with my husband and two children. Staff were very welcoming upon our arrival, everything was ready for us in our room upon our arrival. We wanted a quick bite to eat before retiring to our room so ate in the hotel restaurant. We only wanted a quick bite so opted for the... More 

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

Hello Pebblesmonkey! Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay. I am pleased that we made a good impression and that you enjoyed the food. We do get such lovely comments we are so lucky. I hope we can welcome you and your family again. Best regards, Samantha More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for a weekend away to Edinburgh on the 11th of July for my Partner's 30th birthday and decided to book the Dunstane for somewhere special to stay for it as it looked stunning. From the minute we arrived all the staff were really nice and welcoming we even got upgraded to the blue room for our special occasion which... More 

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

Good morning Thank you so much for leaving your review - its great that we were able to upgrade you for your special occasion. Isn't the Blue Room fab?! it's one of our favourites. Please come and see us again next time you are in Edinburgh and try another one of our Luxury rooms - they are all different! Thanks... More 

San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am madly in love with The Dustane. It is a charming property, exceptionally well managed, and quiet. While it's a 15-minute walk to the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle and other attractions, it's a pleasant oasis away from the hustle & bustle of the tourist center. Taxis are abundant, and the Lothian bus has a stop a few steps... More 

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

Hi there Thank you every so much for that. It really makes our day when we can see that we have made someone's holiday special. I am delighted you enjoyed your room and our restaurant. I must say, guests coming for breakfast in their PJs is not common but it does happen! Thanks again and we hope we can welcome... More 

Cary, North Carolina
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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 3 nights here as part of an anniversary trip and absolutely loved it. It's right on the stop for the bus coming from the airport as well as other buses that go to the city center. We ended up walking into the center every day, and the walk wasn't too bad...maybe about 15 minutes and completely flat. The... More 

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

Good morning What a lovely review! Thank you so much for that we really appreciate it. For future reference we have the non slip mats available on request. We find it more hygienic not to have them left in the bathrooms all the time but we have plenty available. I do hope you enjoyed your anniversary and next time why... More 

Stockholm, Stockholms Län, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I would recommend this hotel if you don't mind a bit of a walk from the main attractions. It took us about 15 minutes to walk to the Royal Mile at a brisk pace. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The hotel is separated into two buildings across the street from each other. There is a small self-service bar... More 

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

Good morning Janna B Thank you for your review. I am slightly surprised at your review as you did not mention any of your concerns to me on check out or when we were sorting our all your tours I would have been more than happy to help make you more comfortable. I really encourage guests to tell us if... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for 3 nights. The room was big enough for both of us. Bed was comfortable, the pillows were the only thing I'd say needed changing. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was nice enough too. It did it's job. We're likely to return.

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

Hi there Whiterose73 Thank you for taking the time to review us - we really appreciate the positive feedback. Housekeeping have noted your request about the pillows and we are looking into this for next month. Best regards Samantha More 

Clearwater, Florida
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84 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Dunstane is a lovely hotel just outside the City Centre in Edinburgh and is perfect for that wonderful, romantic getaway. The rooms are beautiful (Room 20), the hotel has a lot of history and the bar and Skerries Restaurant outdo themselves to make you feel fabulous!! Andrew was one of our favorite staff members and was only too happy... More 

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

Good morning What lovely comments about our hotel. Thank you very much. We do hope to see you again in Edinburgh Best regards Samantha More 

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Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in industrial Britain had their most desirable neighborhoods 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 theaters 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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