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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

Boutique Hotel of the Year 2018

Shirley Mowat – Independent Hotelier of the Year 2018

For over a decade this national scheme has annually researched the hospitality industry throughout the country, with the whole process culminating in the largest industry awards gathering of the year, the ‘Scottish hotel Oscars’. The Scottish Hotel Awards are known for we encouraging and recognising hospitality excellence, highlighting the very best to help Scotland’s future guests make the best choices about where to stay when on holiday in Scotland.

This year was a great one for The Dunstane Houses at The Scottish Hotel Awards which held it’s gala dinner on 22nd April 2018 at the Sheraton Grand Hotel and Spa in Edinburgh. Shirley Mowat and Samantha Wright were there to watch with baited breath to see what awards The Dunstane Houses were able to scoop after completion of our refurbishment last year.  Every year since 2003 the national winners are awarded during a live and vibrant ceremony where professionals have the chance to meet and celebrate the achievements of their peers. This year, Chair of Judges Vivien Devlin was joined on stage by well-known broadcaster Grant Stott, who did an outstanding job of hosting the most important evening in the Scottish hospitality calendar. Born in Edinburgh, Stott has worked in the radio and TV industry for over 27 years as a presenter, more recently moving into theatre and comedy.

A superb menu, created by Sheraton executive chef Craig Hart and his team, was enjoyed by all guests and dinnertime entertainment was provided by the well-known pop and soul group Scot Soul and solo vocalist Barbara Bryceland, who became a household name after featuring on both X-Factor and The Voice.

The highlight of the evening for The Dunstane Houses was picking up Boutique Hotel of the Year for 2018 – beating off strong competition from Douneside House, East Haugh House Hotel and the Loch Lomond Arms whilst Shirley Mowat took home Independent Hotelier of the Year 2018 – well done Shirley!  The evening finished with the presentation the Fellowship for Contribution to the Industry, which was presented to Chef Jeff Bland of The Balmoral Hotel and the highest honour was reserved for Trump Turnberry – A Luxury Collection Resort, which was named Scottish Hotel of the Year 2018.