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  • 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

Dunstane Owner Shirley and General Manager Samantha are just home from what looks and sounds like an incredible three night trip to Rome, as part of the HIT Scotland Euro challenge.

HIT Scotland were established in 1994 by industry leaders, and is a charity that has gone from strength to strength supporting tens of thousands of people working and studying in the hospitality industry. They help individuals broaden their skills by offering a tailored learning experience via their HIT scholarship programme. Dunstane staff past and present have benefited from HIT scholarships.

As part of this years Euro challenge, the group headed to Rome for three nights. The weekend began with a cruise on the River Tiber, enjoying authentic Italian cuisine and dancing the night away. The weather during the trip was gorgeous, with temperatures up to 32 degrees! Perfect weather for the first full day in Rome, visiting Vatican City and enjoying the best pizza in Italy at Casa Manco. Street food pizza, with delicious combinations such as mint and basil or pear, walnut and blue cheese toppings. It is served in a way that the toppings were chosen in “pick and mix” style, purchased by weight, so you can create the pizza of your dreams. The next adventure was a segway tour of the city, definitely the most fun way to explore! Dinner was served al fresco at an ancient Roman forum, with a spectacular light show. A once in a lifetime experience.

Sunday started with a bit of free time, which Samantha and Shirley used to wander the streets, see the famous fountains and statues before lunch at Ristorante Alfredo alla Scrofa. This restaurant is known for being the home of fettucine! Dinner on the last night in the city was on a roof terrace at the Hotel Bellini Bristol Rome, with stunning views across the city. Home time came round too fast for the group, who all seemed to have a brilliant time. Those of us left behind to keep the Dunstane Houses company weren’t jealous at all…!