4 West Coates/5 Hampton Terrace, Haymarket, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, EH12 5JQ
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4 West Coates/5 Hampton Terrace, Haymarket, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, EH12 5JQ
Luxurious, relaxed and unlike anywhere you’ve ever stayed before, the Dunstane Houses form two parts of Edinburgh's newest 5-star luxury boutique hotel that brings a breath of fresh Orkney air to the heart of Edinburgh.
What makes a stay at The Dunstane Houses unique?
In a peaceful corner between Haymarket and Murrayfield and close enough to commute easily to Edinburgh airport - The Dunstane Houses is spread over two stately Victorian townhouses on opposite sides of the road: Dunstane House and Hampton House. Edinburgh's newest 5 star hotel - dating back as far as 1862, but inspired by the best of modern-day Scotland, both houses combine their neo-classical design, 5 star personal service with a fresh, contemporary outlook making The Dunstane Houses a unique place to stay in Edinburgh.
What are the rooms and facilities on offer at The Dunstane Houses?
All bedrooms and interiors in both houses have all been stylishly redesigned and refurbished to pay tribute to the owners’ Orcadian roots, whilst enhancing the neoclassical nature of the buildings and without compromising on comfort and style.
What can guests enjoy when staying in the Edinburgh area?
Edinburgh has something for everyone, from the Castle to the Palace and even a visit to the Royal Yacht Britannia there's plenty to see and do. The Dunstane Houses staff are always on hand to offer advice for anything you might want to do. Why not take advantage of some of the partners such as a tour with Mini Mack or a trip to the Highlands with Andy the Highlander. Just ask at reception!
Where can guests enjoy food and drink?
In Dunstane House, the Ba’ Bar & Lounge specialises in food made with local, seasonal Scottish produce from small suppliers as well as making the most of produce delivered directly from the Orkney Islands. It offers relaxed but refined all-day dining, including afternoon tea. It offers a wide range of small vineyard fine wines, Scottish craft beers, artisanal spirits and one of the most extensive rare-whisky selections in the city, with more than 100 varieties in its vintage wall cabinet. The Ba' Bar even has its own Gin!
All rooms provide free guest WiFi, large Samsung Smart TVs, Egyptian cotton linens and ensuites with luxury Noble Isle products. All rooms have handcrafted Vispring beds and Roberts digital radios. Six unique and spacious suites are located across the Houses, with dramatic features such as four-poster beds, freestanding copper roll-top baths in the bedroom, home-cinema style living room areas or sweeping views over the Edinburgh cityscape. Luxury rooms and suites also have Nespresso coffee machines, safes and Mini Bars stocked with Scottish goodies.
The Dunstane Houses also has a Restaurant:
The Dunstane Houses is part of the following Inspirations:
"Dunstane House is located on the road to Edinburgh airport just a mile and a half outside the city centre. It’s actually one of two rather grand houses owned by Shirley and Derek Mowat from Orkney, and the couple have put their mark on both. Photos of Orkney abound as do images of vintage cars and aeroplanes (Derek’s twin passions) and there is a lot of Orkney on the menu too. A “Wee Taste of Orkney” denotes the hotel’s sharing board of salmon, mackerel paté and Grimbister – my favourite name for a Scottish cheese. And in the “Wee Bites” section of the menu you can have haggis bonbons as well as hand-dived Orkney scallops and smoked Orkney mackerel pate on special oatcakes made in the Orkney seaport of Stromness.
The word “wee” crops up a lot at Dunstane House too. The three categories of bedroom include the “Luxury Wee Doubles”. But there is nothing at all wee about the height of the Ba’Bar, the all-day dining lounge where you can help yourself to a wee dram from the decanter. The Ba’Bar is where breakfast, lunch and dinner are served. It’s a lofty room with an ornate ceiling and was originally the drawing room of Thomas Gill who built Dunstane House in 1852. Surprisingly Gill lived in the house all on his own – apart from a few servants - for the rest of his life which is odd as it has the feel of a gracious mid-Victorian family home. When Gill’s sister came to join him in later life she lived across the road in Hampton House, which is the second part of Shirley and Derek’s Dunstane Houses wee hotel complex.
The Ba’Bar gets its name from Ba’, a game of rough football played on Orkney. There is an actual ba’ (ball) hanging over the bar, which makes for an interesting talking point. The height of the room has also been used to stack more than 30 whiskeys in a floor to ceiling glass cabinet that has to be accessed by steps. The nicest touch of all is that decanter of blended whisky on a table to which guests are able to help themselves.
The Ba’Bar’s own wine list has its impressive moments too, including a Jim Barry Assyrtiko made in Australia from grapes grown in Nemea on the Greek mainland. Now that’s not something you encounter very often. Certainly not in this country."
"Oh, who doesn’t adore the dark and brooding drama of Edinburgh’s landscape? A ten-minute stroll into The Haymarket, this high-Victorian mansion is set in two gorgeous houses across the street from each other and the design is true boutique. We are truly and wholly in love with the bold, dramatic colours and prints, oriental rugs and historic art and photographs that echo the owners’ family connections with both Edinburgh and Orkney. We are also hopelessly smitten with the roll-top copper bath with sweeping views at the window in the Dunstane suite. We don’t believe you will make it out of the luxury of your room but if you do, all-day Scottish dining and some of the finest spirits you’ll find in the city await you in the Ba’ Bar. Haggis bonbons, anyone?"
"The Dunstane has undergone a top-to-toe refurbishment and the result is decidedly classy boutique establishment that is a rather a dark horse in the Edinburgh hotel scene. This high-Victorian mansion is all about dramatic design, velvet teals and burnt orange over-stuffed sofas and Habitat-feel soft furnishings. They’ll pick you up from the airport in a vintage Daimler if you ask, too. It’s hard dragging yourself out of the Ba’ Bar with its Chesterfield sofas and glorious bay window views but once you do, it’s a quick ten minute drive into the heart of the city."
"One of the newest hotels in Edinburgh also has one of its most interesting bars. Dunstane Houses in Haymarket is a colourful, warm, design hotel run by Shirley and Derek Mowat from Orkney. They spent a million pounds converting this nineteenth-century West End townhouse into a 16-bedroom hotel with lots of Persian rugs, low atmospheric lighting, velvet sofas and original art from Edinburgh’s Red Door Gallery.
The hotel’s Ba’ Bar takes its name from a kind of football game played on Orkney. It’s an intriguingly dark room with a glowing glass whisky cabinet and bar seats for those who want to watch their drinks being prepared. Here lounge manager, Dan Welsh presides over numerous craft beers, 15 artisanal gins (all local except England’s wonderful Sipsmith) and 60 rare and vintage whiskies. If you want more than just a single malt with the slightest dash of water, order a Whisky Spice which mixes chilli sauce, ginger ale and lime with the single malt of your choice."
The Dunstane Houses is part of the following Inspirations based on location:
"While England has been going through its “Ginaissance”, Scotland has seen its national drink –unfashionable as late as the 1980s - reach stratospheric levels of desirability around the world. Wealthy people want to own bottles that retail in four figure sums. Wealthy companies want to own whole distilleries.
Edinburgh doesn’t have any distilleries within the city, but it is full of people who want to experience Scots whisky. Walk down the Royal Mile and you are assailed by shops selling whisky, tartan and cashmere. There is a subtle preponderance of certain retail companies who give their outlets different names but sell all the same whiskies at all the same prices.
So how to get an authentic experience of whisky while visiting in the Scottish capital? Here are ten places worth visiting where you are guaranteed to learn and enjoy – and not get ripped off in the process."
Information on The Dunstane Houses hotel , 4 West Coates/5 Hampton Terrace , Haymarket , Edinburgh
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Types of room: Cosy Wee Double, Luxury King/Twin, Orkney Suites, The Dunstane Suite, The Hampton Suite, Cosy Wee Single
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Room with Breakfast
Credit Cards Accepted: Amex, Delta, Mastercard, Maestro/Switch, JCB, Solo, Visa
When Closed: Open all year
Child Friendly: Children of all ages welcome
Dog Friendly: No
Romantic Details: Four-poster rooms, Suites
Eco Friendly: Green Tourism Business Scheme
Smoking Permitted: No
Wheelchair Access: No
Accreditation: 5 Star Visit Scotland
Direct dial telephone, Smart Flat screen TVs connected to internet., Roberts Radios with Bluetooth connection, Complimentary wireless internet access, Modem point, Four-poster beds available, Hairdryer, Luxury Noble Isle Toiletries, some rooms with bathrobes and slippers, Tea & coffee making facilities, Orkney shortbread, bottled water
Gardens, Bar, Restaurant, Wedding recpetions, 1 Meeting room
|Local directions:||Please see our website for directions.|
Nearest major city:
Nearest major airport:
Nearest railway stn:
Edinburgh (15 mins) , Glasgow
Haymarket (5 mins)
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Stay Longer for Free
Sun 01 Sep 2019 – Sat 30 Nov 2019
To mark the onset of autumn (and give you an excuse to linger a little longer by the fire), we’re offering one night free when you book a three night stay or more. so, sit back, relax and cosy up for the evening ...
This offer entitles you to 25% off a stay of 4-6 nights.
An Edinburgh Christmas
Tue 24 Dec 2019 – Thu 26 Dec 2019
Our two night package includes:
- Luxury accommodation in either the Dunstane House or the Hampton House
- Full Scottish Breakfast each morning with extra sparkle on Christmas Day!
- Luxury gift especially for you on arrival
- Festive Afternoon Tea in our Ba’ Bar and Lounge
- Christmas Eve buffet and cocktail party
- 5 course Christmas Day Lunch
- Offer Code: BRITAINS-FINEST-96660
Hogmanay the Edinburgh Way
Mon 30 Dec 2019 – Wed 01 Jan 2020
Your Hogmanay Extravaganza includes
- Three nights Bed and Breakfast in a luxury room in either Dunstane House or Hampton House
- Cocktail party and buffet on your arrival
- 4 Course Hogmanay Dinner
- Music and dancing in the Ba’ Bar and Lounge until the early hours
- Champagne at the bells to see in 2020!
- New Year’s Day brunch ’til late
- Traditional Scottish Steak Pie supper on 1st January
- Offer Code: BRITAINS-FINEST-96661
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