Welcome to The Dunstane Houses

A breath of fresh Orkney air in the heart of Edinburgh






Why book direct
  • Best rates – we’re never cheaper elsewhere
  • Free room upgrades for stays of 4 nights or more (Nov–Mar Subject to availability)
  • Bottle of Joseph Perrier champagne with suite bookings
  • Free Tea, Coffee with home-made shortbread
  • More flexible cancellation policy than anywhere else
  • Reduced rates for local attractions
  • Free Parking
  • Early Check in and Late Check out (subject to availability)

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Why book direct

  • Best rates – we’re never cheaper elsewhere
  • Free room upgrades for stays of 4 nights or more (Nov–Mar Subject to availability)
  • Bottle of Joseph Perrier champagne with suite bookings
  • Free Tea, Coffee with home-made shortbread
  • More flexible cancellation policy than anywhere else
  • Reduced rates for local attractions
  • Free Parking
  • Early Check in and Late Check out (subject to availability)

Royal Jubilee Package

An experience fit for a Queen. Enjoy the best of Dunstane Houses and Edinburgh this Summer.

The spirit of Orkney,
the heart of Edinburgh

Winner of “Best Boutique Hotel Experience in Scotland 2020”.

Refined, relaxed, a little romantic and a lot luxurious, The Dunstane Houses is an independent, family-run, five-star boutique hotel, over 2 Victorian townhouses set across the road from each other, that offer guests the best of the Scottish capital. Set in two newly refurbished heritage buildings quite unlike anywhere you’ve ever stayed before, The Dunstane Houses is a breath of fresh Orkney air in the heart of Edinburgh.

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Rooms

35 comfortable and contemporary bedrooms spread between two buildings, including newly refurbished rooms across both houses – each uniquely styled to balance timeless tradition and modern comfort.

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Food & Drink

Enjoy the finest seasonal Scottish produce at all-day dining room and lounge, the Ba’ Bar – home to one of the widest and best selections of rare and vintage whiskies in Edinburgh.

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Design

Characterful, evocative interiors, inspired by the neoclassical design of old-town Edinburgh, the Dunstane Houses’ rich history, and our own Orcadian roots.

Latest News

Hendrick’s Gin Garden at The Dunstane - We are so excited to announce that for the duration of August, Hendrick’s will be taking the reins in our Garden, pouring their signature cocktail menu for our guests. Stop by for a delicious Gin Basil Smash or an incredible Summer Punch sharing cocktail served in their gin teapot. Wanting to treat yourself to afternoon […]
5 not-to-be-missed Edinburgh Fringe Festival experiences - The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is nearly upon us and guests at the Dunstane Houses can look forward to an action-packed August in Edinburgh. The hotel is only a 10-minute walk away from the heart of the city centre, where artists from around the globe gather on this occasion and create “the world’s greatest platform for […]
Exclusive Highland Park Whisky Tasting - On February 18th we will be hosting an ultra-exclusive whisky tasting in the Ba’ Bar with our friends at Highland Park Whisky, limited to just 28 places. The tasting will be led by the distillery’s award-winning Senior Brand Ambassador, Martin Markvardsen. Tickets are priced at £75 per person which includes a four-course meal paired with […]

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About the Dunstane Houses

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The Dunstane Houses have stood at the gateway to old-town Edinburgh since the 1860s. Variously occupied by merchants, musicians, doctors, distillers, bankers and newspapermen over the last 150 years, they have witnessed the evolution of modern-day Edinburgh. Today, these historic buildings form two halves of a one-of-a-kind boutique hotel: a relaxing, contemporary sanctuary that blends the story of the capital with the Orkney roots of its owners – a stylish and welcoming city retreat with an authentic Scottish soul.