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Nashville
Reviewed 24 April 2012

For a first time traveler to Scotland, I was impressed by the Ben Doran. Alexandria, the innkeeper, was very nice and hospitable. The place is immaculate, my room was spacious and though I had a shared bathroom, it was always in spotless condition. The bathroom was newly remodeled and there were absolutely no problems with sharing it. The breakfast every...

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London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 April 2012

My boyfriend and I consider ourselves ever so lucky to find such a gem! Absolutely beautiful decor and the atmosphere was very calm and warm, we felt so at home! I could have almost come down in the morning for breakfast in my pyjamas! Whilst I am often put off by the prospect of a shared bathroom, this was one...

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1Thank Maya Louisa C
York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 March 2012

When we first arrived we were very disappointed. It definitely doesn’t live up to the photos! The decor was dated (not in a character giving way), the socket in our room didn’t work, the shower was, although clean, very old and took many spins to even get the water running let alone hot. WARNING: The flush in the toilet wouldn’t...

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1Thank Elise A
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 March 2012

We were lucky enough to get the basement room, absolutely mint, was like having ya own apartment, nicely decorated, loved the orignal wooden floor in excellent condition, very clean and very well presented, towels pristine white, tv with freeview on, shower area really clean.....no mould growth or smell dirty shower curtains lol. Staff were very accommodating, friendly and polite. No...

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Thank Dan T
Reviewed 27 January 2012

A clean basic Guest House of 11 rooms some en suite, some with shared bathroom / toilet. I booked a single for the night with shared bathroom and was upgraded to a double with en-suite - thanks. Price was very good considering breakfast was included as was free off street parking although it was nearly 2 mls walk to Edinburgh...

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Thank Mike W
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 January 2012

Despite phoning them in the early hours of the morning, The Ben Doran were able to accommodate us. We received a warm welcome and we were allocated the basement room which really is lovely. Huge room with really comfy bed, tea and coffee making facilities, TV, WI FI and en suite. It was perfect! Breakfast was very enjoyable and the...

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Thank Mrs M
Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 December 2011

The rooms are clean but a little cramped and the decor felt very dated. We had a room on the front and so traffic noise was apparent through the night. The owners/ managers were very friendly and helpful. The guest house is in a good location, only 5 minutes by taxi to Waverly and has car parking which is a...

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Thank Rebecca K
Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 December 2011

We were looking a good base to explore Edinburgh and for this the Ben Doran was ideal for the price we wanted to pay. We were located on the top floor, our room was clean and benefited from an on suite (Some rooms have shared bathrooms). Our room would defiantly benefit from a renovation I would say the décor was...

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1Thank Peter G
Reviewed 18 December 2011

Rooms at the ben doran are of a good size, clean and beds are extreamly comfy. we had tea and coffee making facilities in our room and a tv with freeview. Our en suite bathroom was small but very funtional with power shower. the room was also cleaned daily bed being made, rubish taken ect. breakfast at the ben doran...

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Thank danielle199
Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 December 2011

We spent a very pleasant 4 nights at the Ben Doran, the rooms were large with enormous double beds and very clean. Tea and coffee facilities were on hand 24hrs just outside the rooms. The owner couldn't do enough to help, he was very attentive and very helpful.

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Ben Doran is 4 star Guest House situated in a traditional Georgian townhouse located in central Edinburgh. We offer free WiFi, car parking also full Scottish breakfast is included in the price. We pride ourselves, not only on service and accommodation, but also the quality of breakfast that we serve using only the finest local produce. We are delighted that our Edinburgh Bed & Breakfast has been given a four star rating by Visit Scotland. We care about the comfort of our guests and that's why all our rooms have been designed and furnished with a high level of care and attention to detail. Our bedrooms range from larger deluxe rooms with ensuite to smaller rooms with shared bathrooms for double/single occupancy. Each offers a charming mix of original character with modern facilities and has a beautiful hillside or Edinburgh city view. Complimentary tea, chocolate and coffee-making facilities and free Wi-Fi are also available for our guests to enjoy. Whether visiting Edinburgh on holiday, for business or perhaps family attending one of Edinburgh's universities, the Ben Doran is an ideal city centre location. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Ben Doran Guest House

Address: 11 Mayfield Gardens, Edinburgh EH9 2AX, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Price Range: RM265 - RM872 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Ben Doran Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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The Ben Doran Guest House Edinburgh, Scotland
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