The refurbishment of the Dunstane Houses continues and the hotel introduces new experiences
Located in the capital’s west end, The Dunstane Houses comprise two twin-set Victorian buildings – Dunstane House & Hampton House – inspired by celebrated Edinburgh architect, William Playfair.
Following a six-month renovation project, the 16-room Dunstane House emerged with a new look design in August combining understated luxury accommodation with a carefully constructed, Scottish inspired all-day menu and stylish cocktail bar, filling the gap in the city's boutique hotel landscape. Subtly mixing the old and the new with a nod to the owners' Orkney Islands heritage, its evocative interiors combine the neoclassical design of old-town Edinburgh with a modern approach to pared down luxury. The evolution continues in 2018, beginning with the refurbishment of sister house, Hampton.
Further news includes the recent launch of the Dunstane’s Outlander package, to celebrate the recent launch of Outlander Season 3 and the upcoming release of Outlander season 4 next Autumn. The hotel has teamed up with one of Jamie Fraser’s real-life Highland men, known as Andy the Highlander (who stars alongside Sam Heughan in the hit TV show) to offer guests special-access to some of Outlander’s most iconic sites. Guests will be met at the Dunstane Houses by Andy whom will be wearing his iconic Jacobite kit including Lallybroch plaid, swords, dirks, targe, pistols, and a flintlock musket – just in case they encounter any marauding rival clans!
The bespoke 2-day tours will take in key sites from the show including Midhope Castle and Blackness Castle as well as Lallybroch (where guests will toast a dram to the day with Andy), Linlithgow Palace, Preston Mill, Craigmillar Castle and Hopetoun House.
January will see the hotel running a dedicated Burns’ Night event, offering a taste of quintessentially Scottish frivolity with whisky cocktails, recitations of Robert Burns’ poetry and live folk music. The hotel is also in the process of developing a neoclassical tour of Edinburgh in celebration of its famous architect, William Playfair, winding through the city on a trail of his most iconic monuments and buildings.
Edinburgh walking distances from hotel:
Haymarket train station – 5 mins
Murrayfield Stadium – 5 mins
Edinburgh city centre – 10 mins
Edinburgh International Conference Centre – 10 mins
Edinburgh Castle – 20 mins
Haymarket tram station – 5 mins
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