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The Dunstane Hotel

#16 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • 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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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at the main house and had room no. 15 which looks out the back over the parking lot. Very quiet room but tiny, barely enough room for two suitcases on the floor. The hotel looks good inside and out. Only 4 stars because the room was so small and the hotel was very expensive (~350 euros per room)... More 

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Pinole, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went to Edinburgh for the famous Fringe Festival. The castles and day triips were gravy. Everything about The Dunstane was first rate. The room, service and food for both breakfast and dinner were all excellent. Great place to stay - outside the city center, but within easy walking distance. Will be back again!!!! George & Kristen Pursley

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57 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I just spent the weekend in Edinburgh & stayed in a single room down in the basement opposite the main hotel. I checked in early and the room was ready, the wifi fine and the room quiet. The room was small but perfectly serviceable. It had everything you needed and for a weekend where I spent most of the time... More 

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

Hello there Thank you so much for your honest and detailed feedback. I am so pleased we were the perfect location for your festival trip! You are correct the Petite Single rooms are compact and just what they say on the tin - Petite and Single but it does give our guests an affordable option if you are wanting to... More 

Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a wonderful hotel have stayed here a few times, spotlessly clean, well loved and cared for , staff extremely polite and helpful, The rooms are beautifully furnished ,we had one with a four poster bed, The room had tea facilities and expresso machine , and my favourites Tunnocks Teacakes mmm. Had a wonderful stay , many thx ,xx

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

Good afternoon Laura T It is so wonderful for us to have guests come back time after time to The Dunstane in Edinburgh. Hopefully it does show we are doing something right! I do hope its not too long before you visit us again Best regards Samantha More 

Lugano, Switzerland
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32 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a gem this place is! We stayed during the festival when finding accommodation is hard. We had a huge room with lovely views and a giant four poster bed. Breakfast had a good selection of buffet items and cooked options included in the (admittedly expensive) room rate. We paid a 35 pounds supplement for our 3 year old daughter... More 

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

Good morning! Lucky you to get a room during the festival! We are usually totally sold out! I am pleased you got to try one of our luxury four poster rooms - you are dead right they are such a treat with all their extra little bits like Tunnocks Tea Cakes and a N'espresso machine! For future visits all of... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good location, excellent breakfast. The hotel is a boutique hotel but I have to say the rooms were more the big enough. Y The hotel is split into two town house either side of the road so as long as you don't mind crossing a busy road then I would definitely recommended this hotel

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

Hi Andrew F Thank you for that note about our rooms - you are very right, if space is one of your top requirements then we really would suggest one of our deluxe or luxury hotel rooms. Our boutique doubles are wonderfully designed but their are their for travellers who are either on a budget or who just need a... More 

Canberra Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our week stay in July at The Dunstane. From the moment we enterered the front door of this beautiful hotel we knew we had made the right decision to stay here. Warm hospitality from all the staff, very comfortable and gorgeous room, first class food in the Skerries restaurant the list goes on! I thought the location... More 

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

Hi Bernadette85 What a lovely review - thank you so much for taking your time to leave your comments on our Edinburgh Hotel - it really makes a difference to us and the staff are so pleased when people commend their efforts. I hope we can welcome you again, Best regards Samantha More 

Milan, Italy
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18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They are just a bit too far away from the city than you would like to, making almost mandatory to take a bus or a taxi. And the rooms are extra tiny, for the pretty sustained price they charge, even considering it is festival season. Besides that, it is reasonable. I was staying in the property across the street from... More 

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

Hello there Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. You are correct we are not in the city centre. We are a 15 minute walk to princes Street as advertised on our website. There are direct buses into town from directly outside if you do not fancy the walk or we can call a taxi for... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my wife to this hotel for her birthday and although the hotel is lovely and has some nice touches we were unable to sleep due to the situation of the room. They gave us a room on the ground floor and due to the noise from the bar, restaurant and reception we could hardly get any sleep. On... More 

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

Dear Sir I am so sorry to read your review this morning. Firstly I must apologise that your request to move was not dealt with. For the benefit of future guests this is not usual at all! We always respond to guests complaints with the utmost speed and seriousness and if a guest would like to move then we do... More 

Roswell, Georgia
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50 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an Boutique hotel, meaning the rooms are a little small but not too small. It has three stories and the staff readily offered to take our luggage up to the third floor. The furnishings were well appointed, the bed was comfortable, the bathroom had a nice shower/bath combo. The restaurant was well above average, the service was efficient,... More 

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

Hello rcw741 Thank you for taking the time to leave your review it is so appreciated. We are a boutique hotel in Edinburgh you are correct but this does not necessarily mean small - we do have small rooms and also larger deluxe and luxury ones should space be a necessity. I hope we offer enough choice to suit all... 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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