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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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2019 - Every year in Edinburgh, during the month of august the military tattoo attracts some 222,000 spectaculars during the three weeks the show runs. Returning from the 2nd – 24th August this year to Edinburgh Castle, the Tattoo will present ‘Kaleidoscope’, a celebration of glorious symmetries! The Tattoo offers displays of music, dance and performances by […]
Exclusive Use Of The Dunstane Houses - Luxurious, relaxed and unlike anywhere you’ve ever stayed before the Dunstane Houses, just a 5-minute walk from Edinburgh city centre could be the ideal location for your special event. Both Dunstane House and Hampton House are available for private hire – either individually or as a pair. Book exclusive use of one or both houses and you’ll […]
Edinburgh International Festival 2019 - The Festival City is warming up again – for once both literally and metaphorically. About time too! As we all know, the weather is unpredictable in Scotland, but one thing that is always predictable is the return of the Edinburgh Festivals! With the summer days in full swing, the busiest month of the Edinburgh Festivals […]

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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.