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The Ben Doran Guest House

4-starThis establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.
11 Mayfield Gardens, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH9 2AX, United Kingdom

Upscale guesthouse within easy reach of Royal Commonwealth Pool
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
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Notes

From 254 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Location
Great location
WiFi
Good internet service
Breakfast
Tasty breakfast
Food
Food is all right

The Ben Doran Guest House

from €64
  • Standard Double Room
  • Executive Double Room, 1 King Bed
  • Standard Double Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Standard Single Room, 1 Twin Bed, Shared Bathroom

What’s around The Ben Doran Guest House

Landmarks

  • In Newington
  • Royal Commonwealth Pool - 13 min walk
  • Festival Theatre - 21 min walk
  • University of Edinburgh - 23 min walk
  • Greyfriars Kirk - 27 min walk
  • National Museum of Scotland - 27 min walk
  • Princes Street - 28 min walk
  • Our Dynamic Earth - 28 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) - 19 min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 27 min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station - 7 min drive
  • Newcraighall Station - 9 min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Size

  • 11 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-5:00 AM
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM
  • Express check-in/out
The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 7:00 PM.
Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact this property in advance for check-in instructions and key retrieval information. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others

Children

  • Children (12 years old and younger) not allowed

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transport

Parking

  • Free self parking (limited)

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast daily
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby
Working away
  • Business center
  • Computer station
Services
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
Facilities
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1800
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Library

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 22-inch LCD TV
  • Digital TV channels
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
More
  • Daily housekeeping

The Ben Doran Guest House’s small print

Also known as

  • Ben Doran
  • The Ben Doran Edinburgh
  • The Ben Doran Guest House Edinburgh
  • The Ben Doran Guest House Guesthouse
  • The Ben Doran Guest House Guesthouse Edinburgh
  • Ben Doran Edinburgh
  • Ben Doran Guest House
  • Ben Doran Guest House Edinburgh
  • Ben Doran Hotel Edinburgh
  • The Ben Doran Guest House Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Ben Doran Guest House Guesthouse Edinburgh
  • Ben Doran Guest House Guesthouse
  • The Ben Doran Guest House Edinburgh

Policies

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

Onsite credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Very Good 8.4 From 126 reviews

Good 6.0
value for money
it was ok for the price. it says parking available but it was all taken 2 spaces (4 if you double park) I was only there for a few hours so was just somewhere to gran a few hours sleep. left too early for breakfast so cant comment on food.
adrian, gbBusiness trip
Fair 4.0
Good location nice building disappointing hotel
Weather good location great. Hotel did not offer full Scottish breakfast & the same items every morning for 3 days. Had to make special request for veg sausages. No fruit salad. Worst was that this hotel showed our room online as a standard room but claimed it to be executive on our arrival. No atmosphere of Scotland with no Scottish staff involved & no Scottish music only rather maudlin classical. Breakfast staff did a good job in being helpful within extreme limitations due to the poor breakfast.
Donna, gbRomance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Perfect, perfect, perfect!
Fantastic stay. Perfect from start to finish. Easy check in everything clearly explained. Bus stops across the street and goes straight into the centre of Edinburgh. The lady who greeted us (apologies for not getting your name) and was very helpful all stay, is a the best front of house we have experienced this trip. Breakfast, delicious. Special dietary needs catered for. Room large,warm and comfortable. Private and clean. Thank you for a lovely stress free stay! 💐💐
Cheryl, au2 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
A real alternative to staying in a hotel
Charming Edwardian town house located 2 miles from the city center. Easy to reach using very regular bus routes. Good breakfast, warm and welcoming staff. A real alternative to staying in a hotel.
STEPHEN, gb2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Edinburgh trip
Lovely clean hotel. Walking distance or lots of buses if preferred. Breakfast was fan. Staff very friendly and attentive
Gail, gb2 night romance trip

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