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The Dunstane Hotel

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Picked this hotel for its location and it looked really nice on the pictures. The location is ideal. Just out side the hustle and bustle of coty traffic but within walking distance of the castle etc. 15 mins to castle. Pictures do not do it justice as its gorgeous. Very friendly staff. Good breakfast with plenty to choose from. Nice... More 

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

Hi there cartie303 Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us. Delighted that you found our red room super comfy and also you were not disturbed by proximity to reception. That's always great news for us, it is surprising how sound proof those rooms are! We have so much selection behind the bar there... More 

Perth, Australia
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for 3 nights which gave us an upgrade. Very nice Hotel., very happy staff also helpful. The Hotel has 2 parts we stayed in the main building this one has a slightly larger car park, the one across the road was tiny! The room we had was very large with front view bay window large bath room, big... More 

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

Hi there David S Thank you for your review. I am so pleased you benefited from our Luxury rooms with 4 poster beds and our car park. Would you believe there is the same amount of spaces in both! I guess the one at the townhouse seems smaller - we are so lucky to have parking really in Edinburgh -... More 

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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice old house, large and cosy room. The profesional and helping staff, an excellent breakfast with variety of the cooked dishes. The finest dinner. About 30 minutes walk from the city center, or 10-15 minutes using the public transportation. Just excellent.

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

Hi there Zeev J Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay at The Dunstane. I am delighted you liked all aspects of your stay from Skerries restaurant to breakfast and your cosy room. I do hope you choose to stay with us again in the near future. Best wishes Samantha More 

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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the second you see the Dunstane you know you've made the right decision. Elegant and beautiful property, with stunning rooms. Staff are incredibly friendly and helpful. Close to buses and trains. Walk 20 mins to Royal Mile. Stunning !

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

Hi there Thank you so much for those wonderful comments, I am so pleased we left such a lasting impression and you felt you made a good decision choosing The Dunstane. I do hope we can welcome you again soon. Best wishes Samantha More 

Derby, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our stay at The Dunstane, which was well located just outside the city centre with bus stops outside the hotel for easy access to Edinburgh. The hotels rooms are of a very high standard and the food both at breakfast and dinner was very good. The staff were very helpful and are a credit to the hotel. We... More 

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

Hi there Thank you very much for that review, it was such a pleasure to meet you and I am delighted the Dunstane exceeded your expectations. Next time why not try one of our luxury boutique rooms and treat yourself! I do hope we can welcome you again to Edinburgh and The Dunstane. Best wishes Samantha More 

Arlington
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our first time in Edinburgh and happy with our choice. We are able to walk to City Centre yet be away from the bustle. From our check-in and the personal walk to our room to the late night bartender who was able to recommend various scotches and bring a sandwich we have been impressed. Easy to get to driving and... More 

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

Hi there LoveGreatValue Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us. I am so pleased you benefited from the honesty bar in our luxury townhouse and Alan was friendly and helped you with sandwiches and whisky. All the staff do try so hard to make every guests stay special and memorable - even the... More 

London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed my stay at The Dunstane. The hotel has free parking and offers a great breakfast in the morning - as the hotel is a bit of a walk into town you will want to include the breakfast in your package to make the most of your day. The room was a bit on the small side and was... More 

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

Hi there FarzyB Thank you so much for taking the time to comment on your stay with us. You are correct we do have lots of different room types and the Petite doubles are named as such so as not to cause any confusion! They are small as advertised but perfect for a short stay or a trip on a... More 

Redditch, Worcs
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Dunstane is a beautiful hotel not too far from the centre of Edinburgh. We were lucky enough to have a free upgrade to a luxury room which was huge with a really comfortable four poster bed. The staff were all really friendly. Our breakfast each day offered lots of choice. We used the restaurant on the first night and... More 

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

Hi there Hilary R Thank you for taking the time to leave your review, I am so pleased you were lucky enough to get a free upgrade to one of our luxury hotel rooms - they are something special. We do try to upgrade when possible so now you have tried one be sure to secure one the next time... More 

Stroud, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Dunstane was a great base for our trip to Edinburgh, we had such a great time we want to book to come back as soon as we can! The hotel was in such a convenient location, you could walk or catch a number of buses into the town centre. The breakfast service was delicious with lots of choice, we... More 

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

Hi there Emma B What a lovely review! Thank you so much for that, I am absolutely delighted we impressed so much! And of course we would love to have you back for your next stay in Edinburgh. All of our rooms are individually designed so give a us call directly next time and we will make sure you are... More 

Camberley, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights when we visited Edinburgh for the military tattoo. Upgraded to a beautifully furnished room, loads of space. Room clean, very comfortable. Had breakfast every day which was amazing lots of choices and great Scottish cooked breakfast. Had one evening meal which was delicious wish we had eaten there more. Staff were lovely friendly always smiling... More 

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Thank Ruthross517
DunstaneManager, Manager at The Dunstane Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Ruthross517 Thank you for that lovely review and I am so pleased you experienced our restaurant as well as the comfy rooms we are so proud of. Housekeeping are great and we are so lucky they keep the place immaculately clean. I look forward to seeing you again in the future. Samantha More 

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West End
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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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)
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Price Range: $111 - $269 (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:
#11 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#12 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#17 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#29 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
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