The Dunstane

The Dunstane, 4 West Coates/5 Hampton Terrace, Haymarket, EH12 5JQTel: +44 (0)131 337 6169Fax: +44 (0)131 337 6060

One of Edinburgh’s best loved small hotels, a uniquely designed boutique venue. Our 2 luxury Victorian townhouses 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. The Dunstane has developed with the vision and spontaneous enthusiasm that has shaped Derek and Shirley Mowats’ careers. Originally from Orkney, the pair first arrived in Edinburgh en route to London, where they were headed with a suitcase and a second hand car, intent on making their mark in hospitality. Enchanted by the city, they abandoned their plans for the British capital and went on to find success in Edinburgh. Shirley said: “We believe hospitality is about welcoming people, not just purses, to our city. “The Dunstane now offers visitors to Edinburgh an excellent choice in terms of style and taste, with luxury and personal service enjoyed across the two townhouses. “We are extremely proud of the warm relations we have developed with our guests at The Dunstane over the years, and, in a changing hospitality industry, we are committed to maintaining that elusive personal touch as the brand grows.” The Dunstane reflects the high standard of quality and passion for customer care that is at the heart of its success to date.

Quick facts

Original features of building from 1851
Luxury Four Poster rooms
Friendly, helpful staff
Fresh local and Scottish produce
On airport bus link
Close to rail links
Luxury Victorian Mansion House
On the main road to the airport with parking
Parking: Free On Site


38 Bedrooms
Family rooms available
Ground floor rooms available

Internet access

Bedrooms: Free
Public areas: Free
Conference space: Free


Conference rooms: 1
Max event capacity of largest rooms: 42
Max capacity for banqueting: 42


This hotel has no Leisure facilities.


Restaurants: 1
Restaurant styles: Both
Bars: 1


Children welcome
No Pets

Cancellation Policy
Valid credit/debit card to secure bookings. Cancel outwith 2 days of arrival free of charge.

Credit cards accepted

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • American Express
  • Switch/Delta
  • JCB