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The Dunstane Hotel

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newcastle
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It is the second time we have stayed at this hotel. The hotel room was lovely and clean. We were in the main building this time, last time we stayed in the new building, I personally preferred the new building because it was modern whereas my husband preferred the main building and the 4 poster bed. I found the room... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely hotel and felt right at home, the features through out the place were stunning and was like living in a part of history. Only a short walk in to town and comes with parking which most hotels dont so very worth staying and very reasonably priced

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Ulverston
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

For a hotel that is a family run business I very much doubt you can find better. Having booked a couple of months ago for my partner and I on our visit to the christmas markets we were met with smiles and checked in quickly and shown to our room. We had upgraded for a small extra fee and found... More 

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Recently visited here with my partner for a weekend break. When we got there the blonde lady on the reception desk was very friendly and took us to our room which was in the town house. Both buildings are beautiful so were happy to stay in either. The room was really nice, had complimentary toiletries, hairdryer, tea, coffee and hot... More 

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Manchester
2 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for 2 nights(17/18th Nov) for my partners birthday. Visit started really well with a free room upgrade, which was lovely as was the room. Large room, lots of extras, lovely chocolates on arrival, still and sparkling water which was replaced each day and lots of other pluses. Staff were all friendly and helpful particulary the receptionist we spoke to... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Edinburgh for the weekend and as usual stayed at the Dunstane - We had dinner in the restaurant on Friday and it was a lovely meal. We'd eaten earlier in the day and asked if we could just have a starter and salad. The staff were very accommodating and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal. We'd also been... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

My stay at the Dunstane Hotel was very satisfactory. My room was very comfortable and clean. The staff was friendly and helpful. I took the bus 100 from and to the airport as Tameika from the reservation had advised. It was very convenient. The centre of Edinburgh was easily reachable from the hotel (with a 20 minute walk). Breakfast was... More 

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

Hi there Thank you so much for leaving such a lovely review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are very lucky with our location being close to the City centre but also in a quiet area. The Airlink is so convenient for us also. I do hope you can stay with us again when you... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved my entire stay in Scotland and at the end of my vacation I stayed at the lovely Dunstane Hotel. It's minutes from Haymarket station, and still off the beaten path. The staff very helpful and accommodations were excellent. They have a delicious full Scottish breakfast or other options, I loved the salmon & scrambled egg with toast! I... More 

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

Hello Jennifer C Thank you so much for leaving such a lovely review, it is such a nice start to the day. I am so pleased you took advantage of our wonderful breakfasts - we are constantly searching to try and source the best of local and Scottish products to give you the best start to the day. I do... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We paid to upgrade to a luxury room and had a four poster bed and lovely bath (not sure what standard rooms would have been like). Staff were very friendly, special shout out to Caroline who made us feel very welcome and gave us a lot of tips on places to visit whilst on our stay in Edinburgh. Bar is... More 

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

Hi there Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your review. I am pleased you decided to upgrade your room, the luxury rooms we have are so special! Caroline will be chuffed to bits that you mentioned her on here and I look forward to meeting you again next time you are in Edinburgh. Best, Samantha More 

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122 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

running out of superlatives to be honest! room 21 is fabulous! always spotlessly clean and tidy! staff and management are excellent! and it makes our day to be remembered! chocolates and a card welcoming us back are a lovely surprise! its like walking into relaxation as the front door opens!! and a little voice goes "hi Mr Deakin"!! brilliant!!! breakfast... More 

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

Hello again! Thanks once again for coming to stay with us and taking some time to leave such a wonderful review. It is really lovely to see the same faces coming back time again to stay with us. Hopefully it is a reflection of what we strive to provide at The Dunstane! Don't leave it too long before coming again!... More 

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Staying in West End

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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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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Dry Cleaning
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: $95 - $260 (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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“they are all good!”
 of 5 bubbles 12121874, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“back room was quiet, beware rooms with many, many steps on higher floor”
  • very small, towel warmer was nice
 of 5 bubbles sinnissippi, Oct 27, 2016 | Read review
“Ask if you want to be in the main hotel. If across the road avoid rooms at front and in basement - bit dark with road noise.”
 of 5 bubbles Liz336, Oct 27, 2016 | Read review
“Get a room in the main building”
 of 5 bubbles Kennys92, Oct 22, 2016 | Read review
“The hotel is split in two across the main road. Ask for a room in the side where breakfast is served.”
 of 5 bubbles Nigel_H46, Oct 21, 2016 | Read review
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