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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Royal Jubilee Package

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

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 Hills and Edinburgh’s iconic cityscape – the perfect sanctuary to retreat to after a day out.

Tailored stays

Our newly introduced pre-arrival questionnaire means we can completely tailor your stay from the get-go. From scheduling housekeeping to your in-room drinks preferences and dining options; we’ll do our very best to make sure your stay is everything you want it to be.


Our welcoming, neighbourhood spirit and family-run approach creates a unique hotel experience in the heart of Scotland’s capital. For years, the heart and soul of the Dunstane has thrived thanks to our dedicated team of long-standing employees who help make the hotel what it is today and look forward to welcoming you to their home.

The spirit of Orkney in the heart of Edinburgh

Subtly mixing the old and the new, our evocative interiors combine the neoclassical design of old-town Edinburgh and the rugged, neutral tones of Orkney. Throughout the hotel, artworks curated by local artist, Nicky Brooks, of the iconic Red Door Gallery on Edinburgh’s Victoria Street, depict scenes of Edinburgh and Orkney, with a special Orkney collection curated by students of Edinburgh College of Art on show in the lounge.

Your Gateway to Scotland

Our unique location means you are both a moments’ walk from the city centre and a short drive to some of Scotland’s most sought-after beauty spots with complimentary parking included in all stays meaning we’re perfect for road trips or small car rallies. Indulge in afternoons exploring our magnificent surrounds; from the fabled peaks of the nearby Pentland Hills to the mystical shores of Cramond Beach, Gullane or Elie, all within an hour’s drive of the hotel. Plus, our owner Derek has one of the biggest collections of prestige and classic cars in Edinburgh which means you can even explore the city James Bond style. Check out our Dunstane Drive experience for more details.

Scottish produce, whenever you want

Our celebration of Orkney goes beyond our interiors and here at The Dunstane Houses our guests can have a taste of our homeland throughout their stay. Try our Orkney kippers for breakfast or our ‘Taste of Orkney Platter’ for dinner which comes with a choice of over 100 whiskies. Plus, our Ba’ Bar is home to over 30 Scottish gins, an impressive selection of craft Scottish beer and we’re the only hotel in Scotland to off the 40-year old Highland Par whisky. Yum!

Flexible booking

We want to welcome back as many old and new friends as soon as possible. That’s why, for the rest of this year, we’ll be offering fully flexible rates, a 24-hour cancellation policy and no prepayment required, plus 30% off stays in July and August. We are ready when you are…

The Dunstane Experiences

Over the course of your stay, our team are on-hand to organise a number of exclusive Dunstane experiences just for you. From personal shopping to insider-led city tours and bespoke dining experiences at some of the city’s best restaurants, we’re here to help you experience the best of our city and our surrounds. Just let us know what you need.


Both our houses are available for private hire – either individually or as a pair. Perfect for that much-anticipated reunion with loved ones, private parties, a celebratory dinner or an intimate wedding; you’ll have up to 35 bedrooms, private bar lounges and a team of dedicated staff. Go on…