Happy New Year 2016

Dunstane Hotel Inspired New Years Resolutions!

the dunstane hotel

“Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one” 


Inspiring words from Country singer Brad Paisley, don’t you agree? Whilst many of us are still waiting to complete 2015’s New Year’s resolutions, the rest are looking ahead to 2016 with a fresh, positive outlook. We are always looking to help our guests and so have created, just for you, Dunstane Hotel inspired New Years Resolutions!


We wish we could tell you not to drink so much coffee or alcohol, but we’re all self-confessed caffeine addicts here and have an innate ability to sniff out a good G&T from a mile away, so we’d be completely hypocritical there, so here’s how can we actually help…


Skerries Restaurant is closed from the 1st-14th January 2016 – so by closing your favourite restaurant at the start of January, we are effectively kick-starting your diet…right?! Ok, maybe not, but if you are out for dinner (after the 14th!) then Skerries is a great option if you want to avoid adding to the inevitable Christmas weight-gain. Our menu includes lots of fish and game, which are low in…yeah OK, sorry we can’t keep up the pretence any more! Whilst many of our dishes do have health benefits, not many of us go out for dinner and calorie count, so come join us for dinner in 2016, sample Chef Paul’s incredible Orcadian-inspired food and indulge in a chocolatey dessert or Scottish cheese platter. There’s a great selection of wine to go with it all too!


food in skerries restaurant

Get Fit

There are conditions to us helping here. If by “Get Fit” you mean taking up a new sport, we can’t help. Unless by “taking up a new sport” you mean walking 10 minutes down the road to BT Murrayfield Stadium. There you can watch Scotland beat play England in the 2016 Six Nations on the 2nd February and then we take on France on the 13th March 2016. Or there are lots of stairs at The Dunstane so we’ll put you on the very top floor perhaps?


Joking aside, if you do actually want to get fit when you’re on holiday, save your £1.50 bus fare and walk up to Princes Street! In around 20 minutes (depending on your walking speed) you’ll be at the foot of the famous Scot Monument! It’s pretty much a straight line to Princes Street from the Dunstane so you can’t get lost. Though getting lost in Edinburgh isn’t always a bad thing as you can find some amazing wee gems hidden down cobbled side streets.


steps in edinburgh

Get Enough Sleep

Now THIS is what we’re best at! Our beds are so ridiculously comfy you’ll be struggling to drag yourself out in the morning. Whether you’re in one of our single beds on a quick business trip or splashing out on a romantic weekend in a luxury king bed, we doubt you’ll get a better night sleep anywhere, except in your own bed of course!


red room at the Dunstane


See you next year everyone, thank you for reading our blog throughout 2015.

We look forward to bigger and better things in 2016 and in the inspiring words of C.S Lewis, “there are far better things ahead than any we leave behind”