The Dunstane

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The Dunstane
The Dunstane exterior
General information
Location 4 West Coates, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH12 5JD
Coordinates 55°56′45″N 3°13′42″W / 55.945721°N 3.228307°W / 55.945721; -3.228307Coordinates: 55°56′45″N 3°13′42″W / 55.945721°N 3.228307°W / 55.945721; -3.228307
Opening 1969
Owner Shirley & Derek Mowat
Design and construction
Architect William Henry Playfair
Other information
Number of rooms 38
Number of restaurants 1
Parking Limited private car parking

The Dunstane is a boutique hotel located in the west of Edinburgh on West Coates & Hampton Terrace, part of the A8 in Edinburgh. It is close to Haymarket train station, Murrayfield Stadium and Edinburgh Zoo.[1]


Dunstane Villa[edit]

The building was originally designed by Edinburgh architect Alexander Black and was built as a private home on what was then the edge of the city, in 1852. The Dunstane was home to the Ross family who were distillers and gave their name to the Ross Bandstand in Princes Street Gardens.[2]

The building was also used as a training school by Royal Bank of Scotland. It is protected as a category B listed building.[3]

The Dunstane Hotel[edit]

The Dunstane began operating as a hotel in 1969. It was bought by current owners, Derek and Shirley Mowat, in 1998.

Dunstane City Hotel[edit]

Around 1867, an Edinburgh music seller, Archibald Shearer, then living in the Dunstane was granted permission to "erect a house or villa agreeable to the plan approved of by the Feoffers of Trust and Governors of George Heriot's Hospital".[4] The link between the properties was restored when it was bought by the Mowats in 2007. The building was opened in 2008 as the 18-bedroom Dunstane City Hotel, by former Scotland rugby union international Scott Hastings.

Hotel Restaurant[edit]

Skerries Restaurant takes its name from skerries, which are small rocky islands, particularly found in Orkney. The current Head Chef is Martin Collins, who previously worked at Creelers Restaurant in Edinburgh city centre.

Stane Bar[edit]

The Stane Bar has a collection of over 90 single malt whiskies from the all the main whisky producing regions of Scotland. [5]


External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Dunstane Hotels location". Dunstane Hotels. Retrieved 2010-03-10. 
  2. ^ "Dunstane Hotels history". Dunstane Hotels. Retrieved 2010-03-10. 
  3. ^ "4 and 4A West Coates: Listed Building Report". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 25 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Dunstane City Hotel history". Dunstane Hotels. Retrieved 2010-03-10. 
  5. ^ "Stane Bar's whisky menu". Dunstane Hotels. Retrieved 2010-03-10. 
  6. ^ "Dunstane House on Visit Scotland website". Visit Scotland Website. Retrieved 2010-03-10. 
  7. ^ "Dunstane City on Visit Scotland website". Visit Scotland Website. Retrieved 2010-03-10. 
  8. ^ "Dunstane on GTBS website". GTBS website. Retrieved 2010-03-10.