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

Sometimes in life, you need the place to yourselves. And at those times, the Dunstane Houses are ready and waiting. If you’re looking for somewhere exceptional for a special occasion, an extended-family celebration or the mother of all get-togethers, both Dunstane House and Hampton House are available for exclusive use.

That means that you and your guests get to call an elegant Victorian building home for the day, a full contingent of hotel staff at your beck and call, and absolutely everything taken care of.

Starting at £5,500, our exclusive-use packages include bed and breakfast for all guests, as well as a dedicated team to ensure every aspect of your stay runs like Swiss clockwork. We are also able to arrange events and experiences for parties of any size – whether you’d like to host a canapé reception or black-tie dinner, a cocktail party or a Champagne afternoon tea, the Dunstane Houses can deliver – just ask.

When you take over Dunstane House, you’ll be handed the keys to 17 uniquely designed bedrooms – all of them recently refurbished – sleeping a total of 33 people.

Rooms comprise:

1 x The Dunstane Suite – The biggest and finest room in the hotel (and, if you ask us, Edinburgh as a whole)

3 x Orkney Suites – Grand, super-king suites with high ceilings, dramatic views and fit-for-royalty features

8 x Luxury King Doubles  – Spacious rooms with king-size beds, Nespresso machines and other touches of luxe

4 x Luxury Wee Doubles  – Small but cosily formed double rooms with everything you need for a comfortable stay

1 X Classic Single – A petite but welcoming room, ideal for solo travellers

Should you require accommodation for more than 33 guests, we’re happy to offer additional rooms in Hampton House as necessary. Travel cots can be provided for children under two sharing their parents’ room, and fold-out beds are available in some rooms (for a small supplement).

The whole of Dunstane House will be yours to roam in – including the Ba’ Bar lounge and restaurant for all-day dining, drinking, and any special events you wish to arrange.

Listed prices include accommodation and full Scottish breakfast for 33 guests staying at the hotel for one night, from 3pm on arrival day to 12 noon the following day. Exclusive-use package prices can be customised depending on the number of guests and any additional inclusions you require.

Exclusive Use of Hampton House

Book Hampton House and you and your guests will have the run of 18 comfortable and well-equipped modern bedrooms, sleeping up to 35 people (plus a few kids on sofa beds).

Rooms comprise:

7  x Classic Deluxe Doubles – King-size rooms that can be converted to twins. Some have sofa beds, so they’re ideal for small families.

10 x Classic Wee Doubles – Snug, comfy double rooms, just right for two.

1 x Classic Wee Single – A compact but perfectly proportioned bedroom for one.

Hampton House guests also have exclusive use of the Stroma Lounge – a versatile dining and event space, offering food and drink all day – and the Garden Conservatory, a relaxing light-filled room, perfect for meetings or small gatherings.

Hampton House offers 18 comfortable rooms – as well as exclusive use of our Stroma lounge for all-day Scottish dining and drinking. Travel cots can be provided for children under two sharing their parents’ room, and fold-out beds are available in some rooms (for a small supplement).

Listed prices include accommodation and full Scottish breakfast for 35 guests staying at the hotel for one night, from 3pm on arrival day to 12 noon the following day. Exclusive-use package prices can be customised depending on the number of guests and any additional inclusions you require.

 

Eating, Drinking and Being Merry

The Dunstane bar and kitchens are able to cater to parties of any size, whether for a formal black-tie dinner or a casual Champagne brunch. Our menus are designed to showcase the best produce that Scotland has to offer, with specialities sourced from both the Orkney Island coast and the farms and forests around Edinburgh.

In Dunstane House, The Ba’ Bar can play host to drinks parties, afternoon teas and informal, lounge-style dinners; whereas over the road in Hampton House,  Flooded with light, The Garden Conservatory makes an excellent venue for casual coffees or afternoon tea, as well as a base for outdoor barbecues in the gardens, subject to the whims of the weather.

The Dunstane chef has developed suggested menus for all kinds of event, whether it’s a Champagne and canapé reception, a buffet lunch, or a full three-course dinner. Please note that because our food philosophy is strictly seasonal, some dishes may not be available year-round. Our kitchen is nothing if not flexible, however; so if you have special requests or requirements just let us know and we’ll develop a personalised menu to match. And although we ask that the same menu applies to the whole party, we are of course happy to cater to individual guests with specific dietary requirements.

The Dunstane Houses’ wine and drinks lists have been compiled to complement our food offerings (you’ll find we have one of the most extensive selections of whiskies and craft spirits in Edinburgh), and once you have chosen your preferred food options, we’ll work with you to select the ideal wines, ales or cocktails to match your menu.

Table plans, place settings and printed menus can be provided for exclusive-use bookings at no extra cost, and we’re happy to cater to special requests – from live bands and DJs to pipers and Highland dancers – just ask.

The Dunstane Wedding Weekend

With beautiful surroundings, easy access to the attractions of the city centre and a characterful, romantic atmosphere, The Dunstane Houses is one of Edinburgh’s most desirable wedding venues. You and your guests are free to take over Dunstane House for the whole weekend, earning you exclusive use of all 17 of our bedrooms and suites and ensuring you have a wedding to remember…

Book a Dunstane wedding package and you can expect:

  • Exclusive use of all 17 bedrooms (sleeping up to 33) and The Ba’ Bar from 3pm Friday to 12noon Sunday. This includes:

 

  • Before arrival
  • Floral arrangements around the hotel to complement your wedding flowers – just let us know your chosen colours
  • Welcome cards in each guest rooms, bearing the message of your choice
  • A printed itinerary of your weekend at the Dunstane Houses
  • Cake storage

 

  • On arrival
  • Check-in from 3pm
  • Evening reception in the Ba’ Bar from 7pm, including:

– Two glasses of Champagne per person

– Canapé-style buffet

 

  • Saturday

 

  • Full Scottish breakfast in the Ba’ Bar for all guests
  • Ceremony in Hampton House’s Stroma Lounge or in the hotel gardens
  • If you prefer to arrange an alternative venue for your ceremony, we are happy to arrange classic-car transport from the hotel for all guests

 

  • Reception (option 1)

 

  • Three-course sit-down meal for up to 36 guests
  • Champagne on arrival
  • Half a bottle of wine per guest
  • Champagne for toasts
  • Personalised menus
  • Tea and coffee
  • Personalised cake knife to take home

 

  • Reception (option 2)

 

  • Glass of Champagne on arrival for each guest
  • Canapé-style buffet for up to 55 guests
  • Champagne for toasts
  • Cake stand
  • Personalised cake knife to take home
  • Tea and butties at 10.30pm
  • Use of our Sonos sound system for your Spotify playlists
  • Romantic turndown in the bridal suite

 

  • Sunday
  • Full Scottish breakfast in bed for the newlyweds.
  • Brunch in the Ba’ Bar for all other guests.

 

The Dunstane Wedding Weekend package starts at £14,650, including VAT.

 

Added extras

 

The day, of course, revolves around you, so The Dunstane Houses can also take care of any of other wedding essentials and big-day perks, including live music and photography, hair and make-up, spa days for the bridal party, vintage-car transport and the cake. These are available on request and subject to additional costs.

 

And, as a thank-you for choosing the Dunstane Houses, the bride and groom are invited to return for their first anniversary – and this time, the stay will be on us…