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)
  • 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

Black Friday Sale

We are offering ten lucky locals the opportunity to stay in one of our Orkney suites with a bottle of champagne for just £99.

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.

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Top 10 things to do in Edinburgh this festive season - It might not feel like the usual run up to Christmas but here at the Dunstane Houses, we’re determined to do everything we can to help you get into the Christmas spirit. Our Christmas decorations are up, we have mulled wine in the bar and we’ve been busy over the last week or so catching […]
10 things to do in Edinburgh this Autumn - The leaves are turning golden and there is a slight chill in the air. The days are crisp, the fire is roaring and it’s time to dig out the jumpers. We shouldn’t say it but Autumn is one of our favourite seasons to explore Edinburgh and this year is no exception. That’s why, we’ve caught […]
Edinburgh’s Dunstane Houses Awarded Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice Award - Edinburgh’s Dunstane Houses is delighted to announce that the hotel has, once again, been recognised by TripAdvisor in their annual Travellers’ Choice Awards. Based on traveller reviews, ratings and saves from around the world, Trip Advisor’s annual Best of the Best awards celebrate venues of outstanding merit and customer service and now place The Dunstane […]

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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.