The Dunstane Houses – two hotels are better than one
Nestled in a peaceful enclave of Edinburgh’s West End is the luxurious boutique hotel that is the Dunstane Houses. Made up of two individual hotels, Dunstane House and Hampton House, this 5* family-run independent boutique is the perfect base from which to explore Scotland’s capital.
The two heritage buildings, which date back to 1865, are stately Victorian townhouses and, although they sit on opposite sides of the road to one another, they are absolutely alike in their provision of world-class, luxury hospitality.
The hotel collective aims to combine the exquisite and striking look of the Victorian buildings with a warm, fresh and contemporary twist. The owners hail from the rugged Orkney Islands, off the north coast of Scotland, and their Orcadian heritage is celebrated throughout the hotel.
Stylishly redesigned, the hotel’s bedrooms all offer character, charm and modern comfort. We’d thoroughly recommend the Hampton Suite, a generously sized two-room suite that is perfect for indulgence. The bedroom comes with a king-size bed, a Fired Earth bathroom en-suite and a separate living room that doubles as a home cinema.
When it comes to dining, the Dunstane Houses have got you covered. The Ba’ Bar & Lounge in Dunstane House specialises in food made from local and seasonal produce, providing relaxed, all-day dining, including a daily afternoon tea. Fine wines, craft beers and artisanal spirits are available, of course including an extensive range of over 80 varieties of rare whisky. Across the way in Hampton House, the Stroma Lounge is elegant and atmospheric, complete with a garden conservatory.
It’s a good thing that Dunstane House stocks such a substantial spirit collection, as gin and whisky tasting experiences are on offer for guests. There are several experiences to choose from, all unique and authentic in their own right and activities can be booked privately for a minimum of two people or arranged for groups of up to 35 tasters.
If you’d like to experience a stay at this wonderful hotel please get in touch with us here, we’d love to hear from you. At Blend Group we can also arrange any travel services you may require, as well as build an extensive and bespoke package for you, including other once in a lifetime experiences. Why not tie a stay in with the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for example.