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The Ben Doran Guest House

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was a little surprised when we checked in and the lady who greeted us (who was very nice by the way) took us back outside and down to the basement. But we had a huge room with a king size bed and ensuite bathroom. We faced the street but did not notice much noise. It was nice to have...

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Tavistock, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Ben Doran was located on one of Edinburgh's main roads which had very frequent buses into the city.It took us about 35mins to walk to Princes Street from the Guesthouse.Unfortunately,the photos made the accommodation look quite chic but in reality it was old fashioned.However,it was very clean and offered a good breakfast - although it was not made clear...

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Wellington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just returned from a week staying at Ben Doran. As those who have stayed in Edinburgh before know public parking is a nightmare, particularly as they seem to have closed off loads of roads for repair at the moment! It was therefore useful that Ben Doran is situated with easy walking distance of the centre of Edinburgh (...

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Thank panperry
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ideal for getting in and out centre of Edinburgh. Bus stop opposite £4 for a day ticket. Breakfast is excellent good choice. Very helpful staff even printed our boarding passes for us on return flight and booked taxi. The only flaw would be sandwiches and room service these were below par but when we challenged the owner he didn't charge...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice friendly hotel clean and tidy rooms ,not all en suite ,on the main bus route into city centre ,recommended day ticket for bus no need to use car ,bell inn pub near by good for drinks and meals . Twenty minute walk into city centre . Ocean terminal at leith well worth a visit with the royal yacht there...

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Oban, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 March 2017

By far the nicest one of six or seven in Edinburgh that I have stayed in. Classic house, with parking, on main road. Friendly welcome, spotlessly clean, very comfortable, good breakfast. Bus stop opposite, frequent buses to city centre, or 10/15 minute walk. Bonus; an ' autobiographical novel' A Riffian's Tune' written by the owner. Bought a bit dubiously, but...

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

Dear marysandilands, Thank you for choosing to stay at the Ben Doran. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. We greatly appreciate your lovely feedback which will certainly be passed on to the whole team. We are glad you made use of the convenient local bus service. I'm also personally delighted with your generous feedback in regards...

Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed in the Ben Doran last night. This is a really beautiful house only about ten minutes from the City Centre. The rooms are very spacious and spotlessly clean. It was really relaxed and the staff were helpful. Beautiful high ceilings but warm at the same time. The breakfast was also really good with some different options than usual....

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

Dear RosieMcBelfast, Thank you for choosing the Ben Doran for your recent visit to Edinburgh. We are delighted you enjoyed your recent stay with us and that you found both our rooms spacious and clean and our staff helpful. We're also glad you enjoyed breakfast which is freshly prepared each morning. Thank you so much for your kind recommendation and...

scotland
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

My husband & i stayed here last night 18/03/17 the description was a deluxe ensuite double, i'm afraid there was nothing deluxe about the room.. old fashioned & tired. Very dated decor, standard (hard) double bed. The ensuite also very dated, the shower in the bath hardly had power to run, my back was sore from the bed then had...

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

Dear twinkle101, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your detailed feedback. We are extremely disappointed by your account of your recent stay with us and we would like to take this opportunity to apologise sincerely to you. It does seem we fell short of our usual standard of service that we normally provide to our guests....

Darlington, Australia
Reviewed 6 March 2017

first class, polite , professional, excellent breakfast, very happy,crikey not one for going on and on just too reach my two hundred characters to fulfill the criterea just wanted to say we where very impressed,

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

Dear andrewhorn396 Thank you for choosing to stay at The Ben Doran and for posting such a lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and you were very impressed by our service. We are delighted with your feedback and it makes it all worthwhile when our customers leave us happy. We hope to welcome you back...

Lombard, Illinois
Reviewed 12 January 2017

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...

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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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • 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: ₹ 5,726 - ₹ 14,063 (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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“We stayed in room 11 on the top floor which had a weak wifi signal but had a good view of Arthur's seat ( in Holyrood park)”
panperry, 10 May 2017 | Read review
“Basement room is on-suite but very bijoux.”
joei431, 29 Apr 2017 | Read review
“My first floor room faced busy road but was very quiet. No traffic, or in-house noise.”
marysandilands, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
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