The Ben Doran Hotel - Edinburgh

ex. Ben Doran

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

Located within 30 minutes' walk of the city centre, The Ben Doran welcomes travellers with quality service and modern comforts. The venue is built in Georgian architectural style and comprises 11 elegant rooms. 24-hour front desk, concierge service and room services as well as complimentary parking, a luggage storage and a private carpark are on hand.

Location

The accommodation is situated in Broughton district about 3.6 km from Royal Commonwealth Pool. The Ben Doran is also 25-minutes walk from Edinburgh Castle .

Guests can visit a castle, a museum and a palace as well as pubs, restaurants and a concert hall close by.

The hotel is notable for the convenient location within a 20-minute drive to Turnhouse airport.

Rooms

Every room at this excellent property offers high-speed internet, a private balcony and tea and coffee making facilities. Some rooms overlook the hillside. The units have shared bathrooms equipped with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

A cold buffet breakfast is served in a warm atmosphere of the dining area. Offering a variety of meals, Cafe Cassis are about 550 metres away.

Leisure

A casino and a golf course are featured at The Ben Doran. Active guests will appreciate sailing, archery and table tennis provided for their rest.

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

TV

Flat-screen TV

Lift
Adults only

Sports & Fitness

  • Boating
  • Golf course

Services

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

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Gluten-free meals
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus
  • Free breakfast
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots

Spa & Leisure

  • Beach access
  • Library

Room view

  • City view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free 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
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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-out08:00-10:00FREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Rooms and availability

Shared Bathroom Double Room
  • Bed options:
    • 1 Double bed
  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
  • City view
  • Heating
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Standard Double Room
  • Bed options:
    • 1 Double bed
    • 2 Single beds
    • 1 King-size bed
  • Max occupancy:
    6 persons
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Private bathroom
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Standard Shared Bathroom Single Room
  • Bed options:
    1 Single bed
  • Max occupancy:
    1 person
  • City view
  • Heating
room details
Deluxe Ensuite Double Room
  • Bed options:
    • 1 Double bed
    • 1 Single bed
  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
  • City view
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Heating
  • Bathtub
room details
Executive Double Room
  • Bed options:
    • 1 Double bed
  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
  • City view
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Heating
room details
Premium Double Room
  • Bed options:
    1 Double bed
  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Holyrood ParkHolyrood Park700 m
Delhi DinerDelhi Diner230 m38 Mayfield Gardens
Beetroot SauvageBeetroot Sauvage260 m33-41 Ratcliffe Terrace
Leslies BarLeslies Bar280 mRatcliffe Tce
Kwok RestaurantKwok Restaurant290 m44 Ratcliffe Terrace Causewayside
The Old Bell InnThe Old Bell Inn380 m233 Causewayside
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Getting around
Airports
Turnhouse Airport (EDI)11.8 km
Leuchars Airport (ADX)52.4 km
Train
Edinburgh Waverley station2.3 km
Bus
Bus stop1.1 km
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Reviews
6.6
Nicebased 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
    Nice

    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
    Very good

    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
    Perfect

    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
    Nice

    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.

  • 9.2
    Perfect

    Behagelig og fredelig sted å bo. God frokost og betjening som var hyggelige og hjelpsomme. Lettvint å komme seg til byen tross avstand, buss rett utenfor døra.

  • 2.8
    Guest rating

    sehr überteuert, wird sehr schlecht geführt

  • 3.2
    Guest rating

    Ein alter zusammengeflickter Kasten. Der Besitzer schleicht wie der Schlossgeist im Haus einher und Kontrolliert die Gäste. Preis - Leistung sehr schlecht. Wer mit Kreditkarte bezahlt, muß 3 % mehr bezahlen.

  • 9.2
    Perfect

    nice atmosphere, rich breakfast, clean

    walk 20min to city

  • 8.2
    Great

    spojení do centra dobrá snídaně

    nedostatek parkovacích míst

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Highlights
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 15:00-23:59FREECheck-out08:00-10:00FREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Getting around
Airports
Turnhouse Airport (EDI)11.8 km
Leuchars Airport (ADX)52.4 km
Train
Edinburgh Waverley station2.3 km
Bus
Bus stop1.1 km
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