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

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.

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.

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.

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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Chef Anthony Howard Meet The Dunstane Houses Head Chef, Anthony Howard - Whether you’re looking for a light bite or full meal, a full Scottish breakfast or afternoon tea while you relax with the papers, the Ba’ Bar is your first port of call. Located in Dunstane House, our elegantly laid-back all-day dining lounge and bar offers a seasonally changing menu of Modern Scottish dishes – all […]
Hogmanay in Edinburgh - No offence to Glasgow, but there really is no better city in Scotland to be in when the clock strikes 12 on New Year’s Eve. Edinburgh’s Hogmanay is the biggest, boldest and most exuberant celebration in the North. With numerous events available from 30 December, you certainly won’t be left disappointed spending your New Year […]
Autumn Is The Best Season in Edinburgh - Autumn is the best season in Edinburgh. Don’t believe us? Lets try and convince you… It’s All So Quiet Not completely silent, the city is still buzzing BUT the madness of Festivals in August is over for another year! Now we aren’t exactly celebrating that as we do love the Fringe, but it’s nice to […]

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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.