I’ve been several times for dinner to Dunstable Houses. The restaurant is informal but very smart and comfortable — you’re more likely to find yourself seated on upholstered armchair than a dining room chair — and the decor harks to the grandness of the Victorian room you’re sitting in. The waitresses and waiters are mostly very young but clearly well-trained, with impeccable timing and manners. The choice of food is excellent with a regularly changing menu, and the quality is superb.
A beautiful property in Edinburgh's west end just minutes from Haymarket, and 10 to Princess St. We had a wonderful welcome from owner Shirley who checked us in and showed us our beautifully presented room, a seem less process, nice touches in our room which would grace a larger style 5 star hotel, Nespresso coffee, comfy bathrobes and slipers, and shower products etc... Luxury feel in the Ba'Bar where we had first class cocktails served, this extends to front lounge / dining area where meals are served all day, dinner on both nights were in central Edinburgh but goodness do they serve an excellent breakfast, for some reason I cannot up the photos but trust me the the Greek sundae is out of this world, ordered both days and the full Scottish is to be commended, All this is served by the wonderfull French Claire whom along with owner Shirley totally spoiled us us over a 2 night stay, hopefully be back soon. Sorry, forgot ideal car parking at the rear of the property, which can be a pain to find in Edinburgh, definitely will return 10/10 !…
Dunstane Houses was within walking distance of old Edinburg Castle and the Royal Mile, but, far enough away to be a good rest. What made this place so special was the atmosphere and the personal care and attention of staff. They were all great! We particularly enjoyed Sean for his knowledge of whisky, which we tasted many! The bar at Dunstane Houses is named Ba’Bar. Steven enthralled us with his personal stories about the Ba’ contests on Christmas and New Years Days. The food was also excellent! The fruit was so fresh!
When looking to book this option beware - while the room is well appointed, the bathtub is in the window that overlooks the patio where guests gather and so they can watch you take a bath. Also the patio proximity makes the suite overall not particularly private and if the patio is busy not so quiet. You wouldn’t know this until you checked in and saw the suite.
We had a lovely lunch. One of our party has allergies and the chef showed his class and flexibility of his menu, by being able to adapt pretty much anything on the menu by changing some ingredients and being suitable for someone with specific allergies. This means a lot to someone with allergies, where sometimes the options can be very limited. Above that, the place is classy and elegant with excellent service.
We had the absolute pleasure of staying her for 5 nights recently. The staff is amazing, our room was lovely and we will be back. They take very good care of you and nothing is out of the way for them. The bar and sitting room is lively and you will not want to leave the front garden after a few beers and whiskeys. The breakfast is wonderful too. If I had any complaint, it would be that the rooms dont have anywhere for you to unpack your bag. No drawers. The closet its very small too. THAT was my only thing. No AC, but we did not need it at night and we were not in our rooms drung the day. Just a Lovely place with lovely people Not in walking distance to the Royal Mile or the Castles, but a short cab ride to mist of the sights was ok. Beautiful place.
Stayed 3 nights prior to our Best Scottish Tour of 7 days. This gave us the ability to walk and explore Edinburgh prior to leaving for our trip. The room was great and loved the food! I am not a big eater so the portion size of the meal was excellent. I loved the location (post trip we stayed on the Royal Mile and I appreciated the location of the Dunstane Houses even more!)
We recently stayed for two nights in the Hampton House with our Cocker Spaniel. We loved our stay and the room (although a little on the small side) was great with lovely decor and facilities. Also, we were next to the Conservatory and small garden which was handy for our dog. The breakfast was delicious and the staff very friendly. Would definitely stay again on another trip to Edinburgh as the location is convenient for the city.
We had a two night stay at the at Dunstane House Hotel to be close to Murrayfield Stadium so we could see the Eagles concert. Our stay was fantastic, room was very comfortable, the staff were brilliant, the food from the restaurant was all locally sourced and of the highest quality. We will definitely be back.
We saw this establishment listed in the information pack of our nearby B & B for nearby places to eat. We checked the menu on roadside and planned to eat there the following day before going to the Eagles concert. We arrived at about 2pm and when entering asked if we had booked. As we weren't aware we had to book they "squeezed" us in but we only had an hour!. However it wasn't until we were seated we were told they were only serving a 2 or 3 course set meal (£32 or £36). As we didn't want to then go and find somewhere else to eat we agreed to the 2 courses for £32. We only had a basic "battered" fish and "triple cooked" chips - which unfortunately was the worst fish and chips I have ever eaten. The batter was pale and soft and the chips were inedible - too dry and I had to leave them. We then had the desert, fruit crumble and custard ? which was cold and the smallest chocolate brownie I have ever been served. We paid the bill and left. When I inspected the bill, I had also been charged £7.95 Service charge!!!!! We did notify the owners of the B & B so they are now aware that this establishment doesn't always offer the menu being advertised and the standard of food was extremely poor.…