Dun-stonian (noun.) slang term for anyone who loves great food, great accommodation and an even greater drink selection. OK, yes we have just made that word up. But right or wrong as it may be to have Christmas decorations up on the 1st November (we don’t, but we’re not judging if you do!), it’s never too early to plan your festive party nights in Edinburgh. Especially with all the best venues booking up so fast. We’ve rounded up the top 5 reasons to party like a Dun-stonian. OK, that’s not really working, let’s just get to the important part…

Our new all-day dining concept means you’re sure to get a great freshly cooked meal, whenever you arrive to check-in. Serving from breakfast from as early as 7:30am and delicious bites, big or wee, until 9:30pm, we have you covered however hungry you are. From a whisky nightcap accompanied by a Scottish cheese plate or The Dunstane burger, made with gorgeous Orkney beef, you may struggle to leave room for your party night meal!

Recently refurbished and relaunched to some incredible reviews, the new Dunstane Houses are ready for their first Christmas! With individually designed bedrooms and suites as stunning as the Orkney Islands they are named after, it’s the perfect haven to recover from a night on the town. Roll-top copper baths, eye-catching prints mixed with heritage tweeds and luxurious Noble Isle bath products are just some of the treats in store for you, when you book your stay at the Dunstane Houses.

Daniel, as you may have read in our previous blog, is a dab hand and creating incredible cocktails. A lover of the classics, Daniel claims he was a pirate in a former life as rum is his favourite spirit to work with. He and his team will create a cocktail for whatever mood you’re in or help match the perfect wine to your meal. An evening nightcap is a must, let us take you on a tour of Scotland via our extensive whisky cabinet.

We are a 5 minute walk from Haymarket train/tram station and a short walk, bus or taxi to the famous Edinburgh Christmas Markets. As well as many of Edinburgh’s historic sights. Situated just below the Edinburgh Mound, the Christmas Markets not only locals, but visitors across the world. It offers a unique shopping experience, browse stalls of handmade goods and bespoke gifts or indulge in a range of food and drink, from a traditional Scottish Hot Toddy to hot chocolates doused with Amaretto or Baileys. You can ice skate, brave the Star Flyer or Forth 1 Big Wheel, visit Santa or explore the Ice Adventure. There is something for everyone.

Book a two-night stay this November or December and, as well as specially reduced rates, we’ll include a nip of whisky to warm your cockles on arrival, a champagne-enhanced (and suitably festive) afternoon tea on one day of your stay, and of course, the full Scottish breakfast each morning. More details can be found here.

Or hang your stockings at The Dunstane and stay on 24–25 December. Not only will you never need to lift a finger, but you’ll also be treated all the indulgent luxuries that come with a truly memorable Christmas break. Two nights’ bed and breakfast are complemented by a festive afternoon tea, cocktail party on Christmas Eve; champagne, supper and a special luxury gift on Christmas Day; and a special Boxing Day brunch. With rooms starting at £295 per person, you can find more details and book.

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