Take cosmopolitan Edinburgh sophistication mixed with Orcadian heritage, the modern and the traditional. This is The Dunstane Houses, the very best in modern Scottish hospitality and culture. Mixing the old and the new, as Scotland does so well.

So what does that really mean? Picture high ceilings, elegant Victorian features in rooms of great proportion, full length picture windows – classic Edinburgh architecture. Then add the best of Orkney; authentic tweeds, heritage wool and linens, the whisky and of course the famous warmth and welcome of the Northern Isles.

Choose between two neoclassical-style houses on either side of the road for your Edinburgh base, both are photo-worthy head-turners, full of vintage touches and seriously stylish interiors. Located close to the old town and once home to merchants, musicians, doctors, distillers and newspapermen. A stay here makes you feel like an Edinburgh resident rather than a visitor.

View The Dunstane Houses entry in the Good Hotel Guide

Need to Know


Check-in at 3:00pm


Check-out at 12 noon


The newly opened Ba’ Bar & Lounge specialises in food made with local, seasonal Scottish produce from small suppliers, and hosts relaxed but refined all-day dining, including daily afternoon tea. It offers a wide range of fine wines, craft beers, artisanal spirits and one of the most extensive rare-whisky selections in the city, with more than 70 varieties in its vintage wall cabinet.

We offer Scottish Gin and Whisky & Cheese tastings in our Ba’ Bar with our resident connoisseur as well as Martini Masterclasses and cocktail classes.

Also Worth Knowing


Travel cots and additional beds are also available on request in some of our room types.


We can organise a number of activities, trip and day tours from the hotel. Our reception team are on hand to help with the planning of your trip.

We offer Scottish Gin and Whisky & Cheese tastings in our Ba’ Bar with our resident connoisseur as well as Martini Masterclasses and cocktail classes.

Interesting Extras

We partner with a few really unique and interesting companies who can really enhance your trip to Edinburgh. We partner with Mini Mack Tours who can do a ‘through the eyes of the locals’ tour of Edinburgh. Andy the Highlander will take our guests up north fully dressed as a 17th century highlander to do tours of castles and battlefields with sword fighting demonstrations galore!

Nearby Attractions

Within easy reach of all the attractions of old-town Edinburgh, Dunstane House is a stylish and welcoming city retreat with an authentic Scottish soul.

Walking distances from Hotel:

  • 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)


From £174 per room per night

What the Experts Say

“Set between two grand old buildings in Edinburgh, you can sink into sleek copper bathtubs, feast on haggis bonbons with whisky mustard mayo and sip a gin, rhubarb and pepper tonic.”

Olive Magazine



The Dunstane Houses

4 West Coates, Haymarket, Edinburgh, EH12 5JQ

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Offers & Packages

Welcome Back

An Edinburgh Escape, The Gateway to Scotland

Treat yourself to longer in one of our luxurious suites or luxury king rooms for 4 nights and ONLY PAY for 3! Enjoy a welcome dram of whisky on arrival and our Dunstane team on hand 24 hours a day should you need anything at all. Why not make your Dunstane Houses stay extra special this year? Use us a base to explore Edinburgh and Scotland as many attractions are just a short walk or drive away.


Break includes

  • A 4 night stay in one of our luxurious Orkney Suites or our Luxury King Rooms – choose your favourite! 1 Night totally FREE of charge.
  • Full Scottish Breakfast table served each morning taken either in our Ba’ Bar, on our terrace or in your room
  • Free room service throughout your stay
  • Free WiFi and Car Parking
  • Free Road Map of Scotland
  • Complimentary Bottle of Champagne, fruit plate and newspaper in your room on arrival
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability


Terms & Conditions

Must book three nights consecutively to qualify for the additional one free night. Bookable directly only by phone or email, book now and pay later. Subject to availability. Free cancellation until 21 days prior to arrival. This offer applies to our Suites and Luxury King Rooms only and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Black-out dates may apply.

Available until 30/03/2021

Call now to book

Inclusive Packages

Scotland with a Highlander

Experience Edinburgh and the Highlands as you never have before with your own personal guide.


Book a luxury room in Dunstane House and use as a base to explore Edinburgh and beyond with Andy the Highlander! Dressed authentically straight out of the 18th century Andy will guide you round some of Scotland’s most infamous sites and, as one of Jamie Fraser’s Highland men, Andy is uniquely qualified to conduct Outlander tours.


A tour with Andy is more than just a day checking places off a list. He will give you inside knowledge of the show and the filming locations. You can take as many photos as you like with Andy and autographed prints will be available for purchase. No matter which tour you choose, you are guaranteed a day of Scottish camaraderie, laughter, VIP treatment and memories to treasure.


Package includes:


  • 2 days Bed and full Scottish breakfast in one of The Dunstane Houses newly refurbished luxury rooms
  • Andy! He will pick you up in full Jacobite kit including Lallybroch plaid, swords, dirks, targe, pistols, and flintlock musket – just in case you encounter any marauding rival clans!
  • Transportation – pickup and drop off from Dunstane House
  • Whisky to toast the day on the steps of Lallybroch
  • As many photos as you like with Andy
  • Bottled water and snacks


Prices start from £399 per person for the two night break in a Luxury Wee Double.

Call now to book

The Caledonia Job



Hang on lads, we’ve got a great idea. Here’s the plan: rendezvous at the Dunstane Houses; we’ll hook you up with Rowan and Andy, our good friends from Mini Mack Tours, and they’ll whisk you off in their motors for a two-hour tour of Edinburgh. You’ll go off the beaten track, you’ll clock the sights as the locals see them, and you’ll come back with a few tales to tell. This, as it were, is an inside job.


And that’s not the end of it. Because you’re clearly sophisticated types, we’ll welcome you with a vintage afternoon tea on arrival (starring 3D Cakes’ famous rose gold cupcakes and Joseph Perrier Champagne), and after you get back from your madcap Mini adventure (assuming no one blows the bloody doors off), we’ll treat to a whisky and cheese tasting with our resident specialist (knows his stuff, but a bit partial to the liquor).


And to save you having to make a quick getaway, you’ll get late check-out too.


Prices start at £275 per person for two nights in a Classic Wee Double

Call now to book

Early Booker Discount

The early bird really does catch the worm!


Book with the Dunstane Houses up to 60 days or more in advance and save from 15% off our Best Available Breakfast rate.


The longer you stay, the more you save – so take your time!


Offer includes:

Full Scottish Breakfast each morning

Your accommodation in one of our newly refurbished luxury bedrooms in Dunstane House

Call now to book



By Road

From Fife
• Cross the Forth Road Bridge and keep right to follow the M90, following signs for A720/City Bypass.
• Exit the M90 at junction 1, signpost A89/Broxburn and merge onto M9.
• At junction 1 take the A8/A89/Broxburn, keep left and follow signs to the A8/Glasgow Road.
• Merge onto A8/Glasgow Road, follow the road for 3.5 miles and The Dunstane is on your left at 4 West Coates, EH12 5JQ.

From Glasgow
• Follow the M8 north east, before merging onto the A720/City Bypass.
• At the Gogar roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A8 ramp to the City Centre/Edinburgh/Leith.
• Follow the A8/Glasgow Road for 3.5 miles and The Dunstane is on your left at 4 West Coates, EH12 5JQ.

From the South
Whether you travel up the A1/A701/A702/A7/A68 you should follow signs for the A720/City Bypass and then…
• Continue along the City Bypass until you get to the Gogar roundabout.
• At the Gogar roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A8 ramp to the City Centre/Edinburgh/Leith.
• Follow the A8/Glasgow Road for 3.5 miles and The Dunstane is on your left at 4 West Coates, EH12 5JQ.

By Train

Haymarket is a short 10 minute walk away from the hotel. As you come through the ticket barriers turn left and go out the doors, following the main road to the left and continue in a straight line until you see The Dunstane. Alternatively the number 26 and 31 buses stop right outside the hotel.

From Edinburgh Waverly you can get a taxi from outside the station which will take you approximately 15 minutes depending on traffic. Alternatively you can get the number 26 or 31 bus which stops outside the hotel.

By Air

20 minutes from Edinburgh Airport
• If you’re driving, follow Eastfield Road out of the Airport then follow signs for A8/Edinburgh. Continue on the A8/GlasgowRoad for 5 miles until you see The Dunstane on the left.
• Airlink 100 bus will take you from outside the Airport terminal and you need to get off at the bus stop (Wester Coates) which is directly outside the hotel.

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Weddings at The Dunstane Houses

If you’re holding a wedding in Edinburgh, chances are you’re looking for somewhere spectacular to accommodate your wedding party. Step forward the Dunstane Houses. With a close-to-the-centre location, 16 bedrooms in Dunstane House and a further 19 over the road in Hampton House, we’re perfectly placed to accommodate wedding parties, host intimate events, and make sure you big day is worth remembering for all the right reasons.


Need to know:

Wedding brochure: https://thedunstane.com/venue-hire/


Wedding facilities and features:

Our exclusive use package:

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 the 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:

1 x The Dunstane Suite – The biggest and finest room in the hotel; the perfect bridal suite

3 x Orkney Suites – Grand, super-king suites with high ceilings, dramatic views and fit-for-royalty features; just the thing for the bridal party

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 guests


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 Champagne for your guests and a Canape-style buffet


Day 2

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

We have a couple of options for your reception after your ceremony, we can organise you a sit down meal for up to 40 guests or a more informal champagne reception with buffet alternative.

We will of course set up your room with our romantic, rose petal Turn-down before you retire for the evening.


Day 3

Full Scottish Breakfast for your guests in our Ba’ Bar and Lounge

Complimentary room service breakfast for the happy couple

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

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…


Added extras

Dunstane wedding packages can be enhanced with an assortment of additions and in-room 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.

Wedding menu options: on request.

Civil ceremonies: Stroma Lounge is perfect for a civil ceremony – or on the rare occasion of lovely Scottish Sunshine, our gardens are beautiful for photos and even a small ceremony.

Wedding planning services: Dedicated in house event organiser

House Parties at The Dunstane Houses

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 – either individually or as a pair. Book exclusive use of one or both houses and you’ll have up to 35 bedrooms to spread yourselves around, along with private bar lounges and dedicated staff, and bespoke dining menus at your fingertips

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.

Hire the Whole House

When you take over Dunstane House, you’ll be handed the keys to 16 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.

Meetings at The Dunstane Houses

Our meeting rooms and private-dining spaces make ideal venues for corporate events with character – whether that’s a conference, a workshop, a board meeting, a seminar or just an excuse to get out of the office. With Edinburgh city centre close by, there’s plenty to do in your downtime, and our beautiful Ba’ Bar is always on hand – with a whisky selection worth getting lost in.

Day delegate rate: from £45
24-hour delegate rate: from £165
Maximum number of delegates:

25 boardroom
40 banquet style
40 theatre style