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Lombard, Illinois
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed two nights recently and although our room was small it was also very comfortable. The lady who looks after the guests is extremely helpful and even helped carry our cases up the stairs to our room. Breakfast was delicious and sets you up for the day of sightseeing. Great value for the price paid

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jlabaki, Owner at The Ben Doran Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Ian220859 Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to post such a positive review. We are sorry to hear you found the room small. We do offer larger rooms as our room sizes vary and are all very different. We are always delighted to assist our guests with their luggage and glad you...

Lancaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My whole experience was interesting, I am oap ,and my room was up two fights of stairs at top of this lovely house , so struggled with my bad knee ,and luggage up and down ,,my room was cold when I arrived , , I book this guest house and I am Scottish women living in England , so traditional...

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jlabaki, Owner at The Ben Doran Guest House, responded to this review

Dear eanders0n52 Thank you for choosing to stay at the Ben Doran and for providing us with your valuable feedback which helps us to continually improve our quality of service. We are sorry to hear you struggled with your luggage and with climbing the stairs. Of course we would have been delighted to assist you if you had highlighted this...

Lancaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

friendly greeting on arrival-late Friday night. Helpful with which buses to catch from the train station to the hotel. Bedroom over looked the front of the hotel onto the main road-NO traffic noise. Room was lovely & warm, bed cosy/comfy. Tea/coffee/hot choc & biscuits in the room with refills if needed on each landing of the hotel. Breakfast excellent choices...

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jlabaki, Owner at The Ben Doran Guest House, responded to this review

Dear David-Trisha Thank you for choosing to stay at the Ben Doran and for taking the time to post such a lovely review. We are delighted you found our staff welcoming and that your bedroom was warm, cosy and comfy and you enjoyed the tea/coffee facilities. We are also glad you enjoyed our breakfast and we appreciate your feedback on...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Found the b&b really cosy (and fantastic value) and enjoyed our stay there lots. Our room was lovely, the staff were very friendly and (included) breakfast was great! About 10-15 mins walk from restaurants and shops in Newington and a bit further after that into the city centre, but by no means a bad location with bus stops outside. Would...

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jlabaki, Owner at The Ben Doran Guest House, responded to this review

Dear LorenzoLLM Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to post such a wonderful review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay lots, you found our staff very friendly and you enjoyed our breakfast. Thank you for highlighting our location too and for recommending us. We do hope you will consider staying with...

Crewe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Went as Superbreak deal. Excellent guest house. Friendly staff - clean and lovely room. Breakfast excellent. Would recommend highly. Bus stop opposite for accessing Edinburgh. If taxis preferred €7 approx. We used bus in morning and taxi home after day exploring. Will definitely return here again.

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jlabaki, Owner at The Ben Doran Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Marilyn C Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to share such a lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and you found the location and local bus service useful and our staff friendly. We also appreciate you highlighting that the room was lovely and clean and you enjoyed our...

Sunderland
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed for two nights at the Ben Doran in the basement room. The room is huge & was lovely & warm. Bathroom very small but didn't bother us the shower was lovely too. Had breakfast both mornings it was gorgeous lots to choose from. We were able to leave our cases as the train didn't leave till 6. This was...

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jlabaki, Owner at The Ben Doran Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Carol B Thank you for posting such a positive review about your recent stay with us. We really appreciate your feedback and we are delighted you enjoyed our breakfast and that you thought the room was lovely. We are glad you used the local bus service which is a few minutes journey to the city centre with bus stop...

Lancashire
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Just back from a two night stay here which was booked as part of a package. Having travelled first class we had expected more from our hotel. This is however a guest house and a reasonable one at that. We were met by a pleasant lady who let us leave our luggage early and gave us our room key so...

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jlabaki, Owner at The Ben Doran Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Lancs7 Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to provide us with valuable feedback as we are constantly striving to improve our service. We are delighted you found our member of staff pleasant and value your feedback about the room being spotlessly clean and your positive comments about our linen, bathroom products and...

Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 November 2016

The Ben Doran is a great good value guest house. Friendly staff who want to make your stay a good experience. Breakfast is everything you would expect. Rooms checked and cleaned each day. Easy to enter with own front door key. Interesting visitors from worldwide. Right on bus route into city. Good information leaflets with some giving discounts on attractions....

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jlabaki, Owner at The Ben Doran Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Anthony C Thank you so much for choosing to stay at the Ben Doran and for posting such a lovely review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and for taking the time to share all the things we do right which is very much appreciated. We are delighted you were pleased with your choice and we...

Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I booked to stay here after a game of Rugby at Murrayfield. Very easy to find and only a 15-20 min walk away from Royal mile. I see a few others commenting on it being dated. It's not a 5 star modern hotel, but it doesn't claim to be and doesn't need to be. Everything we generally...

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jlabaki, Owner at The Ben Doran Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Brian1603 Thank you so much for posting such positive feedback about your recent stay with us and for choosing the Ben Doran. We are always delighted when guests leave us having enjoyed their stay and plan to visit us again. We would be delighted to welcome you both back and thank you again for taking the time to write...

Peoria, Illinois
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Cute B&B. They let us check in a little early and gave us a bus schedule so we could get into the heart of Edinburgh. For the buses you need exact change, so the host helped us break some of money so we would have exact change. Room was pretty small and the handle was falling off the toilet, but...

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Dear qtpie8422 Thank you for choosing the Ben Doran for your recent stay and for referring to our property as being a 'cute B&B'. We are always happy to help and glad you found the local bus service useful. We are sorry to hear you found the room to be small. We do offer larger rooms too as our room...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • 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: $69 - $275 (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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