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The Dunstane Hotel

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed The Dunstane Hotel for 2 nights, it was lovely. It is situated in a great location - my partner and I planned our trip to visit the caste and the zoo. The hotel is located in between these attractions and it only took a short bus ride to get to both. You can also purchase a day ticket to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Forget the big chain hotels and all the others that want to rip you off for all the extras when you visit a city,such as parking charges,wifi,late checkouts etc etc. The Dunstane Hotel accommodate you to suit you,and not to suit themselves,just like so many hotels do! The bedrooms are clean,crisp and vibrant,using Molton Brown toiletries. I didn't dine there,but... More 

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

Hi there What a lovely start to the day! Thank you so much for that fantastic review of your stay. I am so pleased you found every aspect to your liking. We do try to make our offering better and more memorable than that of big chain hotels and I am pleased that you noticed. We like to include as... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The first difficulty arose at the booking stage when i was informed that booking a single night at the weekend was not possible, that it was Hotel policy to sell a 2 night stay at weekends. I argued that, because i was using a gift voucher and therefore had no knowledge of this policy, it did not apply to me.... More 

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

Hello there I am sorry you feel that your experience with us did not match your expectations. Saturday night restrictions apply to all bookings and as stated on your voucher it is subject to availability which is what this means - rooms are not available for 1 night on a Saturday. Terms and conditions do apply to all of our... More 

Hartford, Connecticut
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a very charming boutique hotel only about 15 minute walk from sites in center of Edinburgh. We had easy, free parking. Lovely rooms that were trendy in decoration and very clean. We had trouble with the shower in our room ( which had been recently redecorated) but we were moved and upgraded to a new room easily. We... More 

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

Hi Susan M Thank you so much for that lovely review and for your understanding over the shower issue. As you know things do break from time to time and that is out of our control - as long as the situation was dealt with quickly and to your satisfaction then I am very happy. We have now had the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed at this wonderful establishment and received 5 star attention.My room was so comfortable and no detail was spared. My favourite Molson and Brown toiletries. I was staying at the Dunstane to attend a 3 day conference at the EICC . The close proximity to the venue was so handy. However the greatest asset to the Dunstane without a... More 

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

Hi there Mary-Jean D Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. I am so pleased we were able to look after you well for your business trip. We are very conveniently located for the EICC and have many people staying with us for conferences there. I am so pleased you found the staff our best asset - I... More 

Grahamstown, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Dunstane for our honeymoon for a few nights. The room was perfect, and the location great. Breakfast was delicious, and the staff were friendly without being overly so, and efficient without being aloof. I'd definitely stay again, though hopefully I'm only to have one honeymoon.

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

Hi there Graham P Thank you so much for that review I am delighted that we were able to help make your honeymoon special. The staff will be delighted that you thought so highly of them, I hope we can see you again for an anniversary stay! Best, Samantha More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed at the Dunstane for 2 nights. The room was lovely, dinner at Skerries restaurant delicious and the staff were great. It was close enough to walk to the city center, but the bus stop was right outside the front door if needed.

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

Hi there Sarah D Thank you for that short and sweet review of your stay. You are correct we are definitely walking distance to the city centre but if you are tired there is a bus route just outside that runs very frequently into the city centre. I do hope to welcome you again to the hotel. Samantha More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Charming place, very easy to reach from the airport and easy to reach the city center and sites or sea front from the hotel (3 buses lines). I had a room in the second building accross the street. Very quiet, clean and quite spacious room and bathroom. Well equipped. A little bit dark, because it was a ground floor but... More 

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

Hi there Thank you very much for taking the time to leave your comments about your stay I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and were able to take advantage of our garden conservatory at the back of the Townhouse, it is such a lovely peaceful spot. If you come back to us be sure to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a stay for this trip after having had dinner in their restuarant Skeeries on our first trip. to Scotland in 2014. Elegant, beautiful and an amazing staff. The staffs manage the dining room and the desk ( plenty of staff) and are equally at home describing the nuances of the menu as they are at giving suggestions on... More 

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

Hi there Roger A Thank you so much for that wonderful review I am so pleased you decided to come back to us after your original visit to Skerries Restaurant a while ago. I do hope you manage to squeeze in another visit in the future. Best regards Samantha More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed at the Dunstable for 2 nights. The staff were very friendly and the breakfast was amazing. For the price we paid for 2 nights (close to £400) I didn't expect 2 beds to be pushed together. Otherwise our stay was nice. The location is a 20min walk to centre. I would say it's a lovely... More 

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

Hello there Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments and I am sorry you were disappointed. Just to clarify they are not two beds pushed together they are specifically designed beds that can be separated into twins if need be. the are very common throughout hotels and we do not have them in all the rooms. Next... 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 )
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  • Room Service
  • 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)
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Price Range: $109 - $270 (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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