History - Dunstane House Hotel Edinburgh

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History

Dunstane House Hotel has some famous names and associations in its family album. Built as a home in 1852 to a design of renowned Edinburgh architect, William Playfair, its original name was Dunstane Villa. You needn't look far for other examples of Playfair's outstanding work - the magnificent Donaldson's School for the Deaf just along from the hotel is also to his design. Dunstane was home to the Ross family, the confectioners who gave visitors and locals alike a sweet tooth for their famous Edinburgh Castle Rock. It is after the family that the Ross Bandstand in West Princes Street Gardens is named.

This sense of history and feel for its heritage has been retained now that Dunstane is a privately-owned country house hotel. But Dunstane is no museum piece. Rather, through careful and thoughtful design, new life has been brought to the interiors, while making the most of the many period features of intricate cornices, ornate fireplaces and stained glass windows. Dunstane House Hotel stands out from the crowd as a country house hotel with an entire city at the bottom of the garden and the rest of Scotland just beyond.

Guest Services

At Dunstane House we aim to provide the highest standard of customer care possible. We offer a range of services for our guests to make your stay easier, stress free and enjoyable:

* Relax after a hard days work or play with day passes for local leisure facilities. If you fancy a run, swim, yoga class or boxing session - day passes can be purchased from reception for a special hotel rate. The local facility is well equipped with a gym, pool and spa, beauty services, aerobics and relaxation classes, café bar, internet area and above all friendly staff to put you at ease!
* Laundy - we can send your laundry away for same day cleaning should your trip be taking you away from home for longer than anticipated.
* Concierge - our reception staff are always on call to provide information on local attractions, opening times and prices. We are happy to book tickets and travel on your behalf.

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