The Dunstane

Small Hotel

4 West Coates/5 Hampton Terrace, Haymarket, Edinburgh, City Of Edinburgh, EH12 5JQ

    The friendliest boutique hotel in Edinburgh, relax in luxury surroundings with your every wish catered for by our first-class staff, all within minutes of Edinburgh city centre.

    One of Edinburgh’s best loved small hotels, a uniquely designed boutique venue.


    Our 2 luxury Victorian townhouses, located opposite each other, maintain a consistent image and both residences provide 4 star hotel accommodation in Edinburgh. We offer a combination of resplendent period features with modern décor and furnishings to create luxurious boutique accommodation representing an exciting new design direction from the owners of The Dunstane.


    With elegant interiors, sumptuous fabrics and beautifully blended, vibrant colours, The Dunstane reflects an inspiring foray into design by co-Director Shirley Mowat. Shirley said: “We are thrilled to open the doors of The Dunstane. Ideally located for discovering the city, I wanted the hotel to capture modernity and urban elegance, yet with a feel of escapism. “Developing my design ideas has been an incredibly exciting journey, and I am delighted to now invite visitors from Edinburgh and beyond to enjoy the results.”


    Located to the west of the city centre, the hotel’s charming town house exterior belies an enticing maze of 38 individually styled bedrooms, choosing from our luxury four poster suites to deluxe rooms or simply one of our classic bedrooms. In close proximity to Edinburgh’s attractions, but sufficiently removed from the main hustle and bustle, The Dunstane will appeal to travellers looking for an intimate haven in the Scottish capital. Guests will immediately be seduced by the stunning chandelier that welcomes them in the entrance hall in both Townhouses.


    At The Dunstane you will find our award winning Skerries Restaurant. Inspired by the owner's Orcadian heritage you will find Blue Shell Sheltand Mussels, a trio of Isle of Arran Salmons and selected prime cuts of Orkney beef. Our home-made desserts are a treat not to be missed.


    At our Stane Bar you can choose from an extensive hand selected wine & champagne or a selection of ales from Scotland's Micro brewers, so you can enjoy a real Scottish beer. We have over 70 malt whiskies from all over Scotland and the recent addition of our Gin & Tonic bar ensures there is something for everyone at Dunstane.


    The highlight in our luxury townhouse is the hotel’s communal Stroma Lounge where you can enjoy peace and quiet before a busy day or find the calm you need to work effectively. Our Garden conservatory & patio area is a natural sun spot with a peaceful ambience ideal for weary sightseers or business travellers.


    The bathrooms are luxurious, featuring Europe’s market-leading Kaldewei baths or and Grohe power showers, exclusively sourced Spanish porcelyn tiles and underfloor heating, with Jacuzzis in a few deluxe rooms. To compliment this we provide luxury Molton Brown toiletries as standard.


    The distinctive interiors are characterised by a blend of bold Harlequin, Warwick and Zoffany fabrics and wall coverings, in rich, deep colours. American Walnut and solid wood furniture lends elegance to the bedrooms, while sumptuous leather and velvet furnishings create an opulent atmosphere throughout the hotel. Our deluxe and luxury rooms have extra goodies such as Nespresso Coffee machines and Tunnocks Tea Cakes.


    The Dunstane reflects the high standard of quality and passion for customer care that is at the heart of its success to date.


    • Haymarket train station - 5 mins
    • Murrayfield Stadium - 5 mins
    • Edinburgh City Centre - 10 mins
    • Edinburgh International Conference Centre - 10 mins
    • Edinburgh Castle - 20 mins

    Other places of interest all just a short bus ride away or walking:

    The Palace of Holyrood
    The Royal Yacht Britannia
    The National gallery of Scotland/Modern art
    The Edinburgh Dungeons
    The Botanical Gardens
    Scotch Whisky Experience
    Edinburgh Zoo
    Edinburgh Airport (Bus Stop right outside the hotel, 20 minute journey)

    Your first choice for Scottish cuisine in Edinburgh

    You will find our award winning Skerries Restaurant & Bar at the Dunstane House. Inspired by the owners' Orcadian heritage you will find Blue Shell Shetland Mussels, a trio of Isle of Arran Salmons and selected prime cuts of Orkney beef. Our home made desserts are a treat not to be missed.

    You can choose from an extensive wine list or a selection of Ales from Scotland's Micro brewers, so you can enjoy a real Scottish beer. We have over 70 malt whiskies from all over Scotland and the recent addiotion of out Gin and Tnic bar ensures there is something for everyone at the Dunstane House. The Dunstane City has its own bar and conservatory where you can enjoy a relaxing drink morning, noon or night. 


    4 Hotel
    Green Tourism Silver Taste Our Best Arts Welcome
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Open Christmas
    Open New Year
    2015 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff*
    Boutique Double Room, Breakfast Excluded
    £149.00 per room per night (room only)
    Boutique Double Room, Breakfast Included
    £159.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Boutique Double Room, Special rate, Breakfast Excl.
    £134.10 per room per night (room only)
    City 19 Suite
    £289.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Deluxe Double Room, Breakfast Excluded
    £179.00 per room per night (room only)
    Deluxe Double Room, Breakfast Included
    £189.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Deluxe Double Room, Special Rate, Breakfast Excl.
    £170.10 per room per night (room only)
    Luxury Four Poster Room, Breakfast Excluded
    £199.00 per room per night (room only)
    Luxury Four Poster Room, Breakfast Included
    £209.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Luxury Four Poster, Special Rate , Breakfast Excl.
    £188.10 per room per night (room only)
    Petite Single Room, Breakfast Excluded
    £99.00 per room per night (room only)
    Petite Single Room, Breakfast Included
    £109.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Petite Single Room, Special Rate, Breakfast Excl.
    £98.10 per room per night (room only)
    Twin Room, Breakfast Included
    £159.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)

    Valid credit or debit card details are required for all reservations.

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Accommodation Type

    • City Breaks
    • Hotel Breaks
    • Seasonal Breaks


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Children's Menu Available
    • Cot Available
    • Highchair Available


    • Bath Ensuite
    • Electric Shaver Point
    • Hairdryer Available
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Iron Available
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Laundry Service Available
    • Lounge
    • Payphones Available
    • Shower
    • Shower Ensuite
    • Telephone
    • Toilets
    • Towels Provided
    • Trouser Press
    • WC EnSuite
    • Wash Hand Basin

    Languages Spoken

    • French Speaking
    • Polish spoken
    • Spanish Speaking


    • City Centre
    • City Location
    • Town Centre
    • Town Location

    Special Requirements

    • Allergy Sufferers
    • Business Travellers
    • Children Welcome
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Non smokers
    • Senior Citizens
    • Single Travellers
    • Young People


    • Bar Available
    • Breakfast Available
    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
    • Dairy Free
    • Dinner Available
    • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles
    • Evening Meal Available
    • Evening Meal By Arrangement
    • Full Alcohol Drinks License
    • Gluten Free
    • Licensed Bar / Clubroom
    • Lunch Available
    • Nut Free Meals
    • Patio/Beer Garden
    • Restaurant
    • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop
    • Tea & Coffee Available
    • Vegan Meals Available
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegetarian Food Available

    Dietary Options

    • Nut Free Meals


    • 24hr CCTV
    • Conference Facilities
    • Fax/Email Facilities
    • Internet Access
    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Open To Non Residents
    • Room Service Available

    Leisure Facilities

    • Garden
    • Radio
    • TV In Room
    • TV Lounge
    • Television
    • WiFi

    Payment Methods

    • American Express Card
    • Cash
    • Debit Card
    • Delta Card
    • Electron
    • JCB Card
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • Solo Card
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • Free Parking Off-Site/Street
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • On Public Transport Route
    • Parking
    • Private Car Space
    • Private Parking
    • Public Parking Nearby

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- From Edinburgh and Lothians Tourist Information Centre, go west along Princes Street. Continue along Shandwick Place and go around the one-way system. Go past Haymarket railway station and keep walking for about 5 minutes and we are located on the right-hand side. You can catch a number 12, 26 or 31 bus on Princes Street to here.

    Getting there by railway:- From Waverley Station follow along Princes Street going west towards the airport/Glasgow/A8 road. After Princes Street the street name changes to Shandwick Place and you go around a one-way system, leading onto Haymarket Terrace then onto West Coates. You can catch a number 26 or 31 bus on Princes Street to here.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- From Edinburgh Airport, follow A8 road passing Edinburgh Zoo towards city centre. West Coates is situated between Murrayfield stadium and Haymarket railway station. Dunstane House is on the left-hand side of the road coming in and opposite us is a church.


    Transport within Scotland

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    Access to Public Areas

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds), or access by ramp, lift or stair lift
      • from the entrance to reception
      • to a public toilet
      • to one or more bedrooms
      • to the bar
      • to the lounge

    Building Entrance

    • There are steps to the main entrance
      • Number of steps 3


    • Route from the parking area to the entrance is :
      • flat, (i.e. without steps)

    Bedrooms and Bathrooms: General

    • Bathrooms available with :
      • bath
      • bath with shower
      • separate shower unit
    • Bedrooms with non-allergic bedding available (e.g. non-feather pillows)
    • Bedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by the guest

    General Questions

    • Emergency evacuation procedures for the safe exit of guests with disabilities
    • Personnel who have contact with guests have had disability awareness training
    • Non-smoking policy throughout establishment
    • Proprietors/staff available 24-hours

    Restaurant / Breakfast / Dining Room

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to the restaurant/breakfast/dining-room
    • Restaurant / breakfast / dining room provide meals for guests with special dietary requirements

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

    Accommodation Special Offer
    Valid 24 Dec 2015 to 27 Dec 2015

    Christmas hotel package

    Break prices from £335 per person

    At The Dunstane we know just how to create an unforgettable Christmas for you and your friends and family. Join us from Christmas Eve for a luxurious two or three night break; sit back, relax and let us take care of everything for you.
    From the moment you arrive to be welcomed with mulled wine and nibbles until its time to leave us we will think of everything – from delicious dining, wonderful wines, carol singing and all the traditional trimmings!

    24th December 2015

    Arrive with us from 3pm and settle into your home from home for the festive period. Join us in the Stane Bar between 3pm and 5.30pm for drinks and canapes – meet your Christmas hosts, all the other residents and collect your welcome pack then the afternoon is yours. Why not visit the Christmas market on Princes Street? Or simply unpack and put your feet up? Find out what is happening in Edinburgh for Christmas this year at

    From 7pm we will be serving a special welcome dinner in Skerries Restaurant. You will be given a true ‘Taste of Orkney with our four course Orkney menu – come and join us for sample of Scotland’s scrumptious larder with a true focus on produce from the Orkney and Shetland Islands, the original home of The Dunstane’s owners Shirley and Derek Mowat.

    Engage in a battle of wits with our Christmas quiz or see in Christmas day at the local church for a late night carol service, then cosy up in your comfortable room and wait for Santa.

    25th December 2015

    Join us between 8am and 10am for a special Christmas breakfast served with bucks fizz. Choose from our Christmas pancakes, scrambled eggs and smoked salmon or a full Scottish breakfast to kick start your Christmas Day and fuel your present-opening! Relax after breakfast in our Stroma Lounge or conservatory or take a Christmas morning walk to make room for lunch! Join us from 11.45am in our Stroma Lounge for a glass of bubbles and canapes before you settle yourselves in Skerries for our fabulous 5 course Christmas lunch, specially designed by our chef.

    Lunch will be served in two sittings so be sure to let us know your preferred time on booking.

    After lunch, tea, coffee and petit fours will be served and where you can relax and play board games, watch Christmas movies or sort through your mountains of presents! Spend the day relaxing with us or visit the Winter Wonderland and experience the Christmas delights that Edinburgh’s capital has to offer.


    We will prepare you sandwiches for the evening if you are not full up from lunch and you can join us in the Stane Bar for the evening or do your own thing – the choice is yours!

    26th December 2015

    Join us for breakfast 8-10am and if you’re not leaving us today its time to head to the sales or explore the city. There is so much to do in and around Edinburgh and our team would be more than happy to help you plan your day. Return to us in the evening and choose to have dinner at your leisure in Skerries from 6.30pm

    27th December 2015

    Enjoy a full Scottish breakfast from 8am before you depart. See you next year!

    Non-package rates are also available so you can use the Dunstane as a base to visit family and friends.

    Package requries a 50% deposit which is fully refundable up to 31st October 2015. Full balance is due by 1st December 2016

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