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Dunstane City hotel and its neighbouring sister, Dunstane House, are family-owned establishments with an intimate feel and each with their own distinctive character and qualities. Dunstane City is the sleeker and more modern of the two, attracting on the whole a younger and more corporate crowd. The hotel is light and spacious with attractive rooms and friendly service. Guests can make use of facilities at both hotels, including Dunstane House's traditional Stane bar which serves up over 90 malt whiskies and has a lovely beer garden in front of the hotel.

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    Location 5.51 /10

    Dunstane City is located on Haymarket Street, a short walk from Haymarket Station and a longer walk (or short bus ride) from the city centre. A limited amount of private parking is available for guests, although the hotel encourages green tourism where possible. The hotel is also conveniently located on the airport shuttle-bus route, and the journey takes around 20 minutes.

    Accommodation 7.20 /10

    Dunstane House's 17 guestrooms are contemporary and comfortable. Guests can chose from a selection of room types, the main difference being in floor space. The upstairs front facing rooms are particularly spacious, with grand bay windows, plenty of natural light and nice seating areas. Rooms are uniformly decorated in a sleek, elegant style and all are equipped with air conditioning, flatscreen TVs and complementary Wi-Fi. Some bedrooms on the garden level are on the small side, and lacking in natural light, but the communal conservatory makes a lovely alternative place to relax in. Bathrooms are equipped with baths and showers, and are very bright, clean, and often spacious.

    Overview 5.95 /10

    Housed in a large detached house on one of the principal roads leading into the city centre, the hotel is off the beaten track from Edinburgh's main touristy areas, which remain easily accessible on foot or by public transport. Rich, decadent wallpaper and fabrics are combined with sleek modern lines to create a stylish and comfortable hotel. A conservatory at the back of the house leads onto a small (mainly concrete) garden, providing a nice place to sit and relax with a coffee and paper.

    Food and drink 6.45 /10

    Dunstane City has its own bar and lounge where breakfast is served, but no restaurant. Guests can instead head over to Dunstane House, located directly opposite, and take advantage of the sister hotel's restaurant and bar. Skerries Restaurant serves Scottish dishes using local, seasonal produce. The menu is specifically tailored to reflect the owners' Orcadian background, and the head chef sources ingredients from Orkney where possible. Fresh seafood platters are available on demand (but you have to give a days' notice). The small dining room provides an intimate dining experience, with classically Scottish décor, a grand fireplace and an impressive collection of antique books. The same menu is served in the Stane Bar, which is a little more casual. Breakfast is served 7.30-10.30am. daily and guests can choose between the continental buffet and the cooked breakfast menu.

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    Dunstane City Hotel supports Green Tourism, and was recently awarded a gold medal for its efforts. The hotel and its owners are wholeheartedly committed to the cause, insisting on a no-driving-to-work policy amongst staff as well as promoting similar green initiatives amongst guests. Guests are encouraged to re-use the same towel more than once, and the lovely Molton Brown products in the bathrooms are refilled to save on unnecessary packaging. On top of this, the hotel sticks to fair trade where possible.

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    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Spa

      beauty salon, Turkish bath

    • Sports equipment

      mountain bike

    • Whirlpool bath
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