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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 are a pair of independent, family-run, four- and five-star boutique hotels that offer guests the best of the Scottish capital. Set in two heritage buildings quite unlike anywhere you’ve ever stayed before, the Dunstane Houses are a breath of fresh Orkney air in the heart of Edinburgh.


35 comfortable and contemporary bedrooms spread between two buildings, including 16 newly refurbished rooms in Dunstane House – 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.


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

Offers & What's on

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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 1860’s. 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.