Dunstane Houses

Dunstane Houses is a family-run, five-star boutique hotel in Edinburgh. Situated close to the city centre, in well-heeled West Coates, it consists of two stately Victorian townhouses. The hotel draws inspiration from the ‘spirit of Orkney’, which is evident in its 35 individually styled bedrooms and interiors.

For those seeking a boutique Edinburgh hotel with a unique Scottish twist.

  • Nearest Transport
  • Haymarket Station - 1 mile, 2 minutes
  • Edinburgh Airport - 6 miles, 20 minutes
  • Nearest Attractions
  • Murrayfield Stadium - 1 miles, 2 minutes
  • Edinburgh International Conference Centre - 1 miles, 2 minutes
  • Edinburgh Castle - 2 miles, 15 minutes
  • Arthur's Seat - 3 miles, 20 minutes
  • Holyrood Palace - 3 miles, 15 minutes
  • Royal Mile - 2 miles, 15 minutes

5 Reasons to Stay

  1. The ‘spirit of Orkney’ in the heart of Edinburgh
  2. Winner of the best boutique hotel experience in Scotland 2020
  3. Winner of Romantic Hotel of the Year 2019
  4. One of the widest selections of premium craft spirits in Edinburgh
  5. Convenient and central location

About the Hotel

Dating back as far as 1865, but inspired by the best of modern-day Scotland, the Dunstane Houses form two parts of a family-run boutique hotel that brings a breath of fresh Orkney air to the heart of Edinburgh. Together they create a luxurious, relaxed guest experience that you won't find anywhere you’ve ever stayed before. Close to the Water of Leith walkway, Dean Village, Haymarket and Murrayfield the Dunstane Houses are perfectly situated for seeing the best of Edinburgh. It sits in easy reach of all the main attractions the city has to offer.


The 35 bedrooms and interiors in both Dunstane House and Hampton House have all been stylishly redesigned and refurbished to pay tribute to the building’s neoclassical character and the owners’ Orcadian heritage, without compromising on modern comfort.


In Dunstane House, the Ba’ Bar & Lounge specialises in food made with local, seasonal Scottish produce from small suppliers, and offers relaxed but refined all-day dining, including daily afternoon tea. In Hampton House, the Stroma Lounge provides guests with an elegant breakfast room, atmospheric honesty bar and versatile events space, while the garden conservatory is a beautiful spot to escape the fast pace of the city.

Hotel Details

At a Glance
  • Check in time: 3pm
  • Check out time: 12pm
  • Dry cleaning
  • Free parking
  • Airport chauffeur
  • Exclusive use
  • 35 bedrooms and suites between two distinct buildings
  • Hampton House has 19 newly refurbished bedrooms
  • Dunstane House has 16 rooms and suites
In-room Services
  • Four-poster beds
  • Freestanding copper roll-top baths in the bedroom
  • Sweeping views over the Edinburgh cityscape
  • Free WiFi
  • Large Samsung Smart TVs
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Ensuites with Noble Isle products
  • Nespresso coffee machines (select rooms)
  • Hand-made Vispring beds and Roberts digital radios
Dunstane House
  • Ba’ Bar & Lounge specialises in local, seasonal Scottish produce from small suppliers
  • Relaxed but refined all-day dining
  • Daily afternoon tea
  • Wide range of fine wines, craft beers, artisanal spirits
  • One of the most extensive rare-whisky selections in the city, more than 70 varieties in its vintage wall cabinet
Hampton House
  • The Stroma Lounge
  • Elegant breakfast room
  • Atmospheric honesty bar
  • Versatile events space
  • Garden conservatory
Afternoon Tea
  • Tea Lovers' Company tea selection profits to educational charities
  • Homemade scones
  • Freshly prepared sandwiches
  • Artisan cakes
  • All Day Dining
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Whisky and Gin Tasting sessions
  • Cocktail Masterclasses
  • Al fresco dining
  • Small meeting rooms
  • Private dining space
  • Garden
  • Exclusive use of either or both houses
  • 35 bedrooms and suites
  • Electric charging point available a Edinburgh Zoo, a few minutes from hotel & Tesla charger at Edinburgh Airport nearby
Nearby Activities
  • Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
  • Murrayfield Stadium
  • Edinburgh International Conference Centre
  • West End shopping
  • Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
  • Classic Car tours
  • Whisky tasting
  • Gin tasting
  • Outlander tours
  • Mini Couper tours
  • Royal Treatment tours
  • Indoor entertainment
  • Wine tasting
Attractions Nearby
  • Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
  • Murrayfield Stadium
  • Nature walk to The water of Leith and to Dean village
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Holyrood Palace
  • Scottish Parliament
  • Princes Street shopping
  • Scott Monument
  • Royal Botanic Garden
  • Royal Yacht Britannia
  • St Giles' Cathedral
  • National Museum of Scotland
Main Contact

Dunstane Houses
4 West Coates
EH12 5JQ

0131 3376169