Located in Edinburgh’s West End, just 10 minutes’ walk from the city centre and a 20-minute stroll to the castle, Dunstane House is a refined and contemporary-in-style five-star hotel housed in a Victorian town house which dates to 1865.
The hotel boasts 16 newly-refurbished bedrooms (including four Suites) featuring handmade Vispring beds with Egyptian cotton bedlinen, velvet Chesterfield sofas, Persian rugs, original Scottish artwork, Nespresso coffee machines, Roberts radios, flat-screen TVs, Noble Isle products and high-speed Wi-Fi. Each of the four suites – named Orkney Suites, referencing the owners’ family roots – boast four-poster beds, decadent freestanding copper roll-top baths or wonderful views across the city. The hotel also offers the benefit of free parking on site for its guests.
The newly-opened Ba’ Bar & Lounge provides relaxed all-day Scottish dining from 12 noon until 9.30 pm and specialises in fresh, seasonal Scottish produce sourced from small local suppliers. Dishes may include Crispy Campbells haggis bonbons with Glenkinchie single malt whisky and Arran mustard mayo; The Dunstane Burger topped with mature Orkney cheddar or Scottish Blue Murder cheese and Warm chocolate and frangipane tart with clotted cream. Afternoon tea is also served daily from 12 noon to 5 pm, along with Hendrick’s Gin or Joseph Perrier Champagne options.
The Ba’ Bar has an extensive list of fine wines, premium craft spirits and beers. The vintage whisky cabinet features over seventy varieties, including some rare single malts and blends. Whisky and cheese tastings, martini masterclasses and cocktail making classes are also available.
Dunstane House can arrange a variety of city tours of Edinburgh for guests through the eyes of locals for guests. A Highlander Tour package can also be arranged with Andy the Highlander who will tour Scotland’s most famous castles and battlefields with guests in a traditional Scottish outfit, complete with swords.
Shirley and Derek Mowat, Owners of Dunstane House, said: “We are delighted to have been accepted into Pride of Britain Hotels’ prestigious hotel collection.”
Peter Hancock, Chief Executive, Pride of Britain Hotels, says; “It gives me great pleasure to welcome Dunstane House to Pride of Britain Hotels. This is our fifth Scottish member in the collection, and our first member hotel in the wonderful city of Edinburgh.”
An overnight stay at Dunstane House in a Luxury Wee Double Room costs from £174 per room/£87 pp* (two sharing), including full Scottish breakfast. Orkney Suites are priced from £395 per room (two sharing). To book, call Pride of Britain Hotels on 0800 089 3929 (www.prideofbritainhotels.com).
*Pride of Britain Hotels’ Best Rate Guarantee ensures the lowest available rates at each member hotel. Should a lower rate be publicly available online, within 24 hours of booking, for the same date(s) and with the same terms and conditions, the member hotel will be pleased to honour the lower rate.
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