The Ben Doran Guest House - Edinburgh

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11 Mayfield Gardens, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH9 2AX  show map
 4 stars
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The Ben Doran Guest House - Edinburgh

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Restaurant buffet

TV

Flat-screen TV

Adults only
Kitchen facilities

Electric kettle

Overview

The Ben Doran Hotel is rated 4 stars and is placed about 1.6 km from National Museum of Scotland, The Meadows and Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. The property opened in 2013 and features Georgian architecture.

The convenient location makes a castle, a museum and a theater easily reachable. The center of Edinburgh is 3 km away from the venue.

The hotel is surrounded by pubs, a stadium and a concert hall.

The Ben Doran Hotel lies within 15 minutes’ drive to Turnhouse airport.

Rooms

There are 11 cozy rooms at The Ben Doran Hotel feature TV with satellite channels, central heating, a dining area, a private balcony and wireless internet. Some rooms have the hillside view. The rooms are furnished with period cherry furniture.

Eat & Drink

Dining options include an extensive cold buffet breakfast served every morning. The traditional restaurant provides special meals. The hotel is about 10 minutes’ walk from Cafe Cassis serving French and Scottish dishes.

Services

There are a storage room, free parking and a safety deposit box at guests' disposal.

Relax

Various activities, including golf and tennis, are available on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   11.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Limited time reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Concierge desk
  • No pets allowed
  • 24-hour security
  • Adults only
  • Luggage storage
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • No elevators
  • Exterior corridors
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Services

  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Business services
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots

Leisure facilities

  • Library

Room facilities

  • Individual heating
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • DVD player
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 12 pm FREE
Check-out until 10.30 am FREE

Children and extra beds

There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

11 Mayfield Gardens, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH9 2AX

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City Center
  • Edinburgh
    1.3 mi
Airports
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    7.3 mi
  • Dundee (DND)
    36.4 mi
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    1.4 mi
  • Bus stop
    3700 ft
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    1.8 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10.30 am
  • Number of rooms:
    11

Hotel Awards

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Rooms and availability

The Ben Doran Guest House photos Room
Shared Bathroom Double Room
  • Room size:

    165 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Bed in shared room, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
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  • General:Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Fax machine
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • DVD player
  • Radio
Room Description:

DOUBLE WITH SHARED BATHROOM. BED & BREAKFAST. Standard rate

The Ben Doran Guest House photos Room
Standard Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Seating area
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Television
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Wake up service
  • DVD player
  • Radio
Room Description:

1 Double Bed, Executive, Free High Speed Internet, Spacious, Music Device, Non-Smoking

Shared Bathroom Shared Bathroom Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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    • Private bathroom
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  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
Room Description:

DOUBLE WITH SHARED BATHROOM. BED & BREAKFAST

Apartment
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons, Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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Superior Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Superior|DOUBLE SUPERIOR

Deluxe King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Television
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Wake up service
  • DVD player
  • Radio
Room Description:

ROOM 4 -6-9 OR 11 DELUXE ROOM WITH ONE KING BED, PRIVATE BATH, TV, RADIO AND ALARM,

The Ben Doran Guest House photos Room Hotel information
Deluxe Ensuite Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • + More
  • General:Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Fax machine
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • DVD player
  • Radio
The Ben Doran Guest House photos Room
Executive Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • + More
  • General:Seating area
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Fax machine
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • DVD player
  • Radio
Room Description:

DOUBLE EXECUTIVE. BED & BREAKFAST. Standard rate

Executive King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Seating area
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Television
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Wake up service
  • DVD player
  • Radio
Room Description:

ROOM 5-10 OR 12 EXECUTIVE ROOM WITH ONE KING BED, PRIVATE BATH, TV, VCR, RADIO AND ALARM,

The Ben Doran Guest House Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • City of the Dead Tour4600 ft
  • Blackford Hill1.1 mi

Places of interest

  • Queen's Hall3300 ft
  • Italian Institute4300 ft
  • George Square Theatre4600 ft
  • Royal Observatory4600 ft
  • The University of Edinburgh5000 ft
  • Inch Community Education Centre1.0 mi
  • Arthur's seat1.0 mi

Amusement

  • Alba Ballooning3000 ft
  • Slot Casino3300 ft
  • Amusements4600 ft
  • New Empire Bingo4600 ft

Museums

  • Surgeons' Hall Museum, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh1.0 mi

Parks

  • Holyrood Park2300 ft
  • The Meadows Playpark3300 ft
  • the craigs4000 ft
  • The Meadows4600 ft
  • duddingston loch1.0 mi

Universities, Institutes

  • University of Edinburgh5000 ft

Theaters

  • Pleasance Cabaret Bar5000 ft
  • Festival Theatre5000 ft
  • Festival Theatre1.0 mi
  • Edinburgh Festival Theatre1.0 mi
  • Pleasance Theatre Box Office1.1 mi
  • Bedlam1.1 mi

Public parking

  • University of Edinburgh5000 ft

Local attractions

  • The Meadows5000 ft
    Old Town, Edinburgh
  • Surgeons' Hall1.0 mi
    Nicolson Street, Edinburgh
  • Greyfriars Church1.1 mi
    Old Town, Edinburgh
  • Sir Jules Thorn Exhibition of the History of Surgery/Dental Museum1.0 mi
    9 Hill Sq., Edinburgh
  • National Library of Scotland1.0 mi
    George IV Bridge, Edinburgh

Near the hotel

  • Holyrood Park2400 ft
    Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh
  • The Queen's Hall3600 ft
    Clerk Street, Edinburgh
  • Summerhall3000 ft
    1 Summerhall, Edinburgh
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10.30 am
  • Number of rooms:
    11

Hotel Awards

UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedEdinburghThe Ben Doran Guest House

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
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The Ben Doran Guest House Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Ben Doran Guest House

Average guest rating

6.8out of 10
Very good
Based on 12 reviews

Rating by category:

Rooms
8.0
Service
8.0

Guest reviews

  • Couple
    6.2

    Good location, friendly staff and nice breakfast.

    3% surcharge for using a debit card to pay for the room, also having to pay £5 for Wi-Fi when booking it states internet is free. room was rather cosy than deluxe

  • Older travelers
    4.6

    The only good thing I would say about this Guest House is that it is well located. It also provides limited car parking which is at a premium in this city.

    The room did not live up to the reviews we read, poor quality room with very small bathroom with noisy fan, bed was very uncomfortable, no wireless internet available as advertised, very average and plain breakfast provided, walls are so thin that any noise or conversation in the house was heard ( person heard praying loudly at 2.30am - 2 nights straight) and definately not worth the price charged.

  • Older travelers
    4.2

    Very overpriced for the facilties available. Room cramped and en suite tiny. Breakfast pedestrian

  • Single
    3.2

    Nice linen

    No sitting room; no feeling of welcome. Staff not too knowledgable of area. Place and decor is very dated. Thin walls, thin windows. If you close the windows at night, there is no fresh air. If you keep them open, you hear the double deckers. In the morning, you can smell the bacon from around 6:30am & the smell lingers in the room. Note the shared bathroom/ shower. It's 10 min bus journey to city centre. All in all, you might as well stay in a youth hostel in city centre.

How to reach hotel

hotel The Ben Doran Guest House - Edinburgh Edinburgh location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

11 Mayfield Gardens, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH9 2AX

Get directions
City Center
  • Edinburgh
    1.3 mi
Airports
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    7.3 mi
  • Dundee (DND)
    36.4 mi
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    1.4 mi
  • Bus stop
    3700 ft
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    1.8 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10.30 am
  • Number of rooms:
    11

Hotel Awards

UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedEdinburghThe Ben Doran Guest House

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Design Hotels in United Kingdom

Use Badge