The Ben Doran - Edinburgh

ex. Ben Doran

11 Mayfield Gardens, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH9 2AXshow map
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Overview

The Ben Doran Guest House is rated 4 stars and provides visitors with allergy friendly rooms, a safety deposit box and a car park. The hotel was opened in 2013 and remains an example of Georgian architecture in Edinburgh ever since.

This lovely hotel is situated 3.6 km from Royal Commonwealth Pool . The venue is 3 km away from the city center.

The hotel boasts close proximity to restaurants, a stadium and pubs.

The Ben Doran Guest House can be reached in a 20-minute drive from Turnhouse airport.

Rooms

The property offers cozy rooms equipped with central heating, Wi-Fi, LCD TV, television with satellite channels and a dining area and feature a beautiful view over the hillside. Guests will enjoy a view of Pentland Hills from their rooms. Room facilities include private bathrooms with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer as well as period cherry furniture.

Eat & Drink

A day at The Ben Doran Guest House begins with a hot breakfast. The elegant restaurant offers special meals. Serving a wide assortment of dishes, Cafe Cassis are about 550 meters from the property.

Services

Guests can take advantage of computers, a business centre and a meeting room along with 24-hour security, housekeeping and ironing service provided on-site.

Relax

The Ben Doran Guest House offers sports activities including tennis and golf.

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
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Dining room

Breakfast room

Shuttle

Airport shuttle

TV

Flat-screen TV

Adults only

Sports & Fitness

  • Sailing
  • Pedal boating
  • Basketball
  • Golf course
  • Table tennis
  • Squash
  • Archery

Services

  • Airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Wake up service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Full board
  • Bed and breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Gluten-free meals
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Game room

Spa & Leisure

  • Casino

Room features

  • Individual heating
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Dining room
  • Sitting area
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-22:00FREECheck-out08:00-10:00FREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • City landmarks
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Canongate KirkCanongate Kirk1.2 mi
Edinburgh DungeonsEdinburgh Dungeons1.4 mi
Saint Mary's CathedralSaint Mary's Cathedral1.9 mi
D B AmusementsD B Amusements1.4 mi
Brass Rubbing CentreBrass Rubbing Centre1.2 mi
Edinburgh Military TattooEdinburgh Military Tattoo1.4 mi
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Getting around
Airports
Turnhouse (EDI)7.3 mi
Leuchars (ADX)32.6 mi
Train
Edinburgh Waverley station1.4 mi
Bus
Bus stop3700 ft
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Reviews
6.6
GoodBased on  20  reviews

Rating by category:

8.0
Rooms
8.0
Service
  • 3.2
    Guest rating

    This place is the worst house among I hver ever been experience. Too expensive!! I have already checked near similar house, which was just 40~50GBP. I didn't believe that.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Helt ok hotell, med förhållandevis bra valuta för pengarna. Rummet var fint, men badrummet var mindre bra. Lite slitet, men rent och fräscht. Man vaknade varje morgon av dofterna från "English breakfast"! Ca 15 min promenad från city, men bra bussförbindelser. Skulle kunna tänka mig att bo där igen!

  • 6.6
    Good

    The only thing I was disappointed with was the distance from the hotel to the Royal Mile. The information said approximately a 10 min walk. I would like to see someone walk from the hotel to the royal mile in this time - it was more 20mins plus. This was the reason why I picked this hotel as it was meant to be close to where I wanted to be.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    The staff did whatever they could to help. Lovely breakfast.

    The executive bedroom was not really executive. Yes it had a kingsize bed but it had a tiny television, small shower, no light in the seating area and a poor wardrobe. However, they did move us and gave us a brand new freeview television.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    The location was pretty good for our trip and very clean with a good breakfast to start the day off.

    Shame about the communial tea making facilitites, would have preferred our own kettle etc in the room.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    The room was perfect , but the staff was the best in my holidays in all around scottland I enjoyed so much ,

    Specially the staff attention to the pleople

  • 6.2
    Good

    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

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 4.2
    Guest rating

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

  • 3.2
    Guest rating

    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.

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Highlights
7
GoodBased on  20 reviews
Hotel Awards

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

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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-22:00FREECheck-out08:00-10:00FREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Turnhouse (EDI)7.3 mi
Leuchars (ADX)32.6 mi
Train
Edinburgh Waverley station1.4 mi
Bus
Bus stop3700 ft
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