Pride of Britain hotels has announced Dunstane House boutique hotel has joined it luxury portfolio of independent hotels.
Located in Edinburgh’s West End, Dunstane House is a five-star hotel housed in a Victorian townhouse which dates to 1865.
The hotel boasts 16 newly refurbished bedrooms featuring Vispring beds with Egyptian cotton bedlinen, velvet Chesterfield sofas, Persian rugs, original Scottish artwork, Nespresso coffee machines, Roberts radios, flat-screen TVs, Noble Isle products and high-speed Wi-Fi.
Each of the four suites – named after the owners’ Orcadian roots – features either four-poster beds, freestanding copper roll-top baths or views across the city. The hotel also has the benefit of free parking on site for its guests.
The hotel also features the newly-opened Ba’ Bar & Lounge specialising in fresh, seasonal Scottish produce sourced from small local suppliers.
The latest acquisition takes the membership of Pride of Britain to 48, close to the consortium’s capacity of 50. Shirley and Derek Mowat, owners of Dunstane House, said: “We are delighted to have been accepted into Pride of Britain Hotels’ prestigious hotel collection.”
Peter Hancock, chief executive, Pride of Britain Hotels, added: “It gives me great pleasure to welcome Dunstane House to Pride of Britain Hotels. This is our fifth Scottish member in the collection and our first member hotel in the wonderful city of Edinburgh.
“The election of Dunstane House takes our collection of independent hotels to 48, just two short of the limit of 50 which was agreed by the founding member hoteliers when Pride of Britain was created, as a strictly UK marketing organisation, in 1982.
“The idea behind placing a cap on membership is to preserve our brand’s exclusivity. Only hotels that can demonstrate outstanding hospitality are considered for membership and an ongoing series of ‘mystery guest’ visits help us to keep tabs on the current members every year.”