The Ben Doran Guest House - Edinburgh

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

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Free parking
 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Breakfast
 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

 Meeting facilities

Meeting room

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Pets

No pets allowed

Overview

Adjacent to the city center, the five-star Ben Doran Guest House is within minutes of the main attractions and sites of Edinburgh, close to the Old Town.

This ancient property houses free parking.

All the rooms are air-conditioned and offer free Wi-Fi.

The hotel’s restaurant serves traditional local dishes in the relaxing atmosphere.

Turnhouse airport is in 12.5km and Edinburgh Waverley train station is in 2.2km.

Number of rooms:   11.

Rooms

General information

All the rooms feature traditional rich design and TV with digital channels, direct dial phone, private bathroom with hairdryer and complimentary toiletries, tea and coffee facilities and overlook the city attractions, like Arthur's Seat or the Pentland Hills.

Room types:

Double room offers double bed.

Standard single room has one single bed.

Deluxe king room provides king size bed.

Executive king room also comes with king size bed.

Dining options

Full English breakfast is served each morning.

The hotel’s restaurant serves traditional local food and international dishes.

The hotel The Ben Doran serves a american breakfast for free. 

Services

The hotel has business center and free Wi-Fi in the entire property.

Leisure

The hotel offers golf and skiing possibilities.

Additional features

The hotel does not provide any amenities and rooms for the people with disabilities.

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Facilities

General

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

Guest Parking

  • Free public parking is possible on site.

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Library

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  12 pm

Check-Out

  • until  10.30 am

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
    2.1km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    2.3km
  • Bus stop
    1.1km
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    2.9km
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  10.30 am
  • Number of rooms:
    11

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Rooms and availability

General information

All the rooms feature traditional rich design and TV with digital channels, direct dial phone, private bathroom with hairdryer and complimentary toiletries, tea and coffee facilities and overlook the city attractions, like Arthur's Seat or the Pentland Hills.

Room types:

Double room offers double bed.

Standard single room has one single bed.

Deluxe king room provides king size bed.

Executive king room also comes with king size bed.

The Ben Doran Single Room
Single Room
Bed type: Double Bed or 1 Single bed
Size: 20m2
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  • Private bathroom
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The charmingly decorated room with shared bathroom offers a Single bed.

Room facilities
    The Ben Doran Executive Room
    Executive Room
    Bed type: Double Bed or King Size bed
    Size: 36m2
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    • Private bathroom
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    The spacious room with private bathroom offers a King size bed, comfortable rest zone.

    Room facilities
      The Ben Doran Deluxe Room
      Deluxe Room
      Bed type: King Size bed or Double Bed
      Size: 25m2
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      • Private bathroom
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      The room with private bathroom offers a King size bed and comfortable rest zone.

      Room facilities

        How to reach hotel

        hotel The Ben Doran Guest House - Edinburgh Edinburgh location
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        Hotel Address:

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

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Edinburgh
          2.1km
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Edinburgh Waverley station
          2.3km
        • Bus stop
          1.1km
        Ski areas
        • Midlothian Ski Centre
          2.9km
        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  12 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  10.30 am
        • Number of rooms:
          11

        Hotel Awards

        UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedEdinburghThe Ben Doran

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

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        The Ben Doran Location

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        What's nearby

        What's nearby.

        City center is in 2km.

        National Library of Scotland is in 720m.

        Royal Commonwealth Pool is in 820m.

        Holyrood Park is in 1.45km.

        The Meadows, a large park, is in 1.55km.

        University of Edinburgh is in 1.6km.

        Craigmillar, a castle, is in 1.8km.

        Festival Theatre is in 1.8km.

        Talbot Rice Gallery is in 2km.

        Tourist attractions

        • City of the Dead Tour - 1.4km
        • Blackford Hill - 1.7km

        Places of interest

        • Italian Institute - 1.3km
        • George Square Theatre - 1.4km
        • Royal Observatory - 1.4km
        • Arthur's seat - 1.6km
        • Inch Community Education Centre - 1.6km
        • Greyfriar's Bobby Statue - 1.8km

        Amusement

        • Alba Ballooning - 900 m
        • Slot Casino - 1.0km
        • Amusements - 1.4km
        • New Empire Bingo - 1.4km

        Museums

        • Surgeons' Hall Museum, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh - 1.6km
        • Museum of Scotland - 1.7km
        • Royal Museum - 1.8km
        • National Museums of Scotland - 1.8km

        Parks

        • Holyrood Park - 700 m
        • The Meadows Playpark - 1.0km
        • the craigs - 1.2km
        • duddingston loch - 1.6km
        • The Meadows - 1.8km

        Universities, Institutes

        Theaters

        Local Attractions

        • The Meadows - 1.5km
          Old Town, Edinburgh
        • Surgeons' Hall - 1.6km
          Nicolson Street, Edinburgh
        • Greyfriars Church - 1.9km
          Old Town, Edinburgh
        • Sir Jules Thorn Exhibition of the History of Surgery/Dental Museum - 1.6km
          9 Hill Sq., Edinburgh
        • National Library of Scotland - 1.7km
          George IV Bridge, Edinburgh

        Near the hotel

        • Holyrood Park - 710 m
          Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh
        • The Queen's Hall - 1.1km
          Clerk Street, Edinburgh
        • Summerhall - 910 m
          1 Summerhall, Edinburgh

        Getting there.

        Turnhouse airport is in 12.5km.

        From the west, turn onto the City Bypass (A720), move southward and eastward, then around the city and exit the bypass at Straiton junction, joining the A701 towards the city centre. The hotel is in 4.5km along this road, on the right.

        Getting around.

        Edinburgh Waverley train station is in 2.2km.

        The bus station is in 1km.

        The hotel is well served by buses.

        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  12 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  10.30 am
        • Number of rooms:
          11

        Hotel Awards

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        Best Design Hotels in United Kingdom

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        The Ben Doran Reviews

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

        Average guest rating

        6.8out of 10
        Very good
        Based on 11 reviews

        Rating by category:

        Rooms
        8.0
        Service
        8.0

        Individual 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
          2.1km
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Edinburgh Waverley station
          2.3km
        • Bus stop
          1.1km
        Ski areas
        • Midlothian Ski Centre
          2.9km
        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  12 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  10.30 am
        • Number of rooms:
          11

        Hotel Awards

        UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedEdinburghThe Ben Doran

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

        Use Badge