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 3 nights or more (Nov–Mar)
  • Bottle of Joseph Perrier champagne with suite bookings
  • Flexible cancellation policy
  • Reduced rates for local attractions

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Why book direct

  • Best rates – we’re never cheaper elsewhere
  • Free room upgrades for stays of 3 nights or more (Nov–Mar)
  • Bottle of Joseph Perrier champagne with suite bookings
  • Flexible cancellation policy
  • Reduced rates for local attractions

30% OFF - REOPENING OFFER

As a welcome back for all our guests, we’re offering 30% off city stays this July & August.

The spirit of Orkney, the heart of Edinburgh….

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

Our Dunstane foodie favourites are back! - That’s right! This weekend, normal supper service will resume as we reopen our kitchen here at The Dunstane Houses. From this Friday, 14 August, we’ll be serving dinner every Friday and Saturday from 6pm – 8.30pm featuring all of our Dunstane classics. As usual, we’re keeping things seasonal, Scottish and locally sourced and we’re delighted […]
10 Reasons to Love The Dunstane Houses - Your Edinburgh home-from-home Refined and relaxed; our 35 rooms and suites, inviting Orcadian spirit, all-day lounge & honesty bar mean you’ll immediately feel at home. An urban sanctuary Named after places in our owners’ homeland, Orkney, our suites are amongst the biggest in Edinburgh. All with sweeping views, four have roll-top baths overlooking the Pentland […]
COVID-19 Announcement - Dear guests and friends, In light of the current situation around the globe, we at The Dunstane Houses are adopting special measures to address our guests’ concerns about travelling during these uncertain times. We have taken the difficult decision to temporarily close until further notice and our thoughts are with all our guests and staff […]

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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.