About Our Boutique Hotels
One of the best loved, boutique hotels in Edinburgh, The Dunstane is a uniquely designed, luxurious 4-star hotel in Scotland’s beautiful capital.
Our two luxurious townhouses have maintained all the charm and elegance of the Victorian era, providing magnificent 4-star accommodation in Edinburgh. Combining resplendent period features with modern décor and furnishings, we have created two of the most luxurious boutique hotels in Edinburgh. With elegant interiors, sumptuous fabrics and beautifully blended, vibrant colours, The Dunstane’s exciting new design direction reflects an inspiring foray into luxury hotel design.
“We are thrilled to open the doors of The Dunstane. Ideally located for discovering the city, I wanted our boutique 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.” Shirley Mowat, co-Director of The Dunstane
Located to the west of the city centre, the hotel’s charming town house exterior belies an enticing maze of 38 individually styled bedrooms. From our luxury four-poster suites and deluxe rooms, to our elegant city bedrooms, The Dunstane is an intimate haven to travellers visiting the Scottish capital.
Close enough to Edinburgh’s many attractions, but far enough away from the main hustle and bustle of the beautiful city, the stunning chandeliers and lavish entrance halls have been beckoning guests to our boutique hotels in Edinburgh since we first opened our doors.
Traditional Scottish Hospitality And Orcadian Charm
At The Dunstane you will also find our award winning Skerries Restaurant. Inspired by the owner’s Orcadian heritage, enjoy the decadent Blue Shell Sheltand Mussels, a trio of Isle of Arran Salmons or selected prime cuts of Orkney beef. For a sweet finish, our homemade desserts are a delightful treat not to be missed.
For a stunning night in, enjoy a selection of hand chosen wines and beautiful champagnes in our Stane Bar. Or revel in real Scottish beer with a selection of ales from some of Scotland’s best microbrewers. With over 70 malt whiskeys from all over Scotland, and the recent addition of our Gin & Tonic bar, there is something for everyone The Dunstane’s chic Stane Bar.
The Best In Luxury, Style And Comfort
The highlight of our boutique hotels in Edinburgh is our communal Stroma Lounge. Enjoy peace and quiet before a busy day, or find the calm you need to work effectively. Our Garden Conservatory and patio area is a natural sun spot with a peaceful ambiance ideal for weary sightseers or business travellers alike.
Like all our suites, our bathrooms represent the very best in boutique décor and luxury accommodation. Each bathroom is fitted with Europe’s market-leading Kaldewei baths or Grohe power showers, exclusively sourced Spanish porcelain tiles and under floor heating, with Jacuzzis in a few deluxe rooms. To ensure all your travel needs are taken care of, we provide complementary luxury Molton Brown toiletries for all our guests.
The very best in boutique, our hotels’ 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 our boutique hotels in Edinburgh.
Creating Two Boutique Hotels In Edinburgh
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 that make up this boutique style 4 star hotel in Edinburgh.
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. It’s what makes it one of the best boutique hotels in Edinburgh and keeps guests coming back for more.