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“Wonderful Weekend Getaway at Dunstane” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Dunstane Hotel
Ranked #13 of 150 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
glasgow
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22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Wonderful Weekend Getaway at Dunstane”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2012

My husband and I are just back from an amazing weekend at Dunstane House Hotel. The hotel was easy to get to and just lovely - I can't praise it enough. The welcome was warm and the staff were faultless throughout our stay - helpful at every point. We stayed for 2 nights in a four poster room which was very pretty, large and incredibly comfortable - I had some of the best nights sleep I've ever had. The decoration was stylish but without being pretentious and had a very large flatscreen tv. The bathroom was stocked with Molton Brown minatures (always a plus point for me) and spotlessly clean.

We were impressed by the hotel's breakfast which was a proper Scottish breakfast made with good quality ingredients and cooked with care. There was also a good selection of cereals, juices etc. The menu for the hotel's restaurant Skerries looked good and because of the breakfast we decided to have dinner on the second night at hotel's restaurant (something we wouldn't normally do - they're usually disappointing). The dinner was delicious - the focus is on seafood and the dishes were generous. The chocolate fondant is without a doubt one of the best I've ever had.

The only criticism we had was the music in the restaurant which was a little bit cheesy for our tastes and there was a large party of women drinking in the bar - the noise carried into the restaurant.

I would highly recommend staying at the Dunstane - we intend to return and I'll be booking this for my Mum's birthday weekend as well - the spa menu looked great!

Room Tip: We stayed in room 2 which faced the front of the building but didn't hear any noise - this had a...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2012

Very nice stay at Dunstane House - lovely staff, the premises are beautifully decorated and located with easy access to Edinburgh City and Glasgow too! Restaurant excellent and rooms are comfy and cosy.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 29, 2012

I have stayed in this hotel a couple of times and the standard improves year after year. My recent visit last month was a wonderful experience. From the moment i arrived at the front door and saw the outstanding classic interior, i knew i was in for a more than confortable and restful stay in this opulant establishment. It would appear that the whole hotel has been refurbished to a magnificent standard and i stayed in one of the newly created room/suite. What a tasteful and individual rooom it was. Breakfast was perfect in my view and i look forward to my next visit.

Ian Brown

Room Tip: Ask for the one of the newly created bedrooms that have just become available from feburary 2012
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
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Hamilton, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Dunstane City hotel for 2 nights to celebrate our first wedding anniversary and it was a treat!! I am very choosy (clean clean clean!) and was not disappointed, the room (and hotel) was beautifully decorated, just my cup of tea. The service was excellent, the staff ever so helpful and always very smiley. We had taken the 'Romance' package and the bed was nicely 'rose petaled' and the chocolates / champagne we excellent! Great meal at The Skerries Restaurant on the Friday night, good locally sourced produce. Breakfasts were generous (served in our room!) and with good selection of hot and cold. Bus stops immediately outside the hotel allowing ease of access to the city centre, frequent service. Free on-site parking.

Brilliant, couldn't ask for anything more!! I recommend you give this place a try, it was fabulous, we will definitely be back soon.

Room Tip: Pay extra for a Large Superior room!
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Karen S
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CityHotel, Manager at The Dunstane Hotel, responded to this review, February 29, 2012
Hi There

Thanks so much for your lovely comments about the hotel. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and that your anniversary was a memorable one.

We are very lucky with our Housekeeping team they are excellent and keep the hotels to very high standards indeed. I am pleased that this was evident to you.

You are correct it is well worth the extra for the superior rooms!

Hope to welcome you again soon

Samantha Wright
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Dumfries, Scotland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2012

We normally stay in the centre of Edinburgh, but had to change our arrangements. This is the first time we have stayed in the Dunstane City and we were very impressed with it. Very helpful staff and very quiet despite being so near Murrayfield on a busy weekend. Ended up eating with friends across the road in the Skerries Restaurant which is well worth a visit. Will be back!

Room Tip: We were on the ground floor so couldn't comment on other rooms, but very quiet.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank nandh_10
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CityHotel, Manager at The Dunstane Hotel, responded to this review, February 29, 2012
Hi there

Thanks very much for choosing to stay with us last weekend. Sometimes it is worth coming that little bit further out of the centre for some peace and quiet!

I am glad you tried our restaurant, we have recently had it refurbished and we have new chefs and new menus so any feedback is very welcome

Kind Regards

Samantha Wright
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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2012

We have just come back from the Scotland v France game and this hotel was fantastic. The decor is boutique style and even though the hotel was catering for corporates for the match the staff were very attentive. We had the ground floor room by the front door, which had a jacuzzi, we were never disturbed with noise. Breakfast great, dinner in sister restaurant across the road fantastic, everyone friendly, would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank DawnR21
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Totnes Devon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2012

My husband and I stayed at this hotel for 4 nights as we’d come to see the 6 Nations Rugby and as we’d never been to Edinburgh, decided to stay a few days. The hotel was ideal for Murrayfield being only 10 minutes walk. It was quite expensive as of course everything goes up in price quite drastically for rugby weekend. It’s a good hotel, very clean, and the staff were very friendly and helpful with info about places to go, buses, etc. Our room was clean and nicely decorated with good facilities and a good size bathroom but as it was a smallish basement room, with a view of a wall, we found it a little bit claustrophobic. It was also a bit difficult to find the right temperature as the room was boiling when we arrived and even after turning the heat right down, it was still a bit stuffy at night. Breakfast was excellent with everything you could possibly want, although on the morning after the rugby when the hotel was busier the tables were a bit too close together for my liking. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend this hotel as it’s very near to all the sights. Just one little thing, when I booked online it says that room amenities include coffee and selected teas and scrumptious cookies. Whilst we had the coffee and selected teas, there was unfortunately no sign of any scrumptious cookies!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank hailesTotnesDevon
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Property: The Dunstane Hotel
Address: 4 West Coates & 5 Hampton Terrace | Haymarket, Edinburgh EH12 5JD, Scotland (Formerly Dunstane House Hotel)
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#11 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#12 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#17 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#29 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Dunstane Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 38
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 
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