7.0
Very good29 reviews

The Ben Doran Guest House - Edinburgh

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Address
11 Mayfield Gardens, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH9 2AX
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Overview
Location

Located in an area known as Newington district, the property is in a 10-minute drive from Palace of Holyroodhouse. The hotel is just off Earthy Foods & Goods and 25 km from Edinburgh airport. The 200-foot spire "Scott Monument" is nearly a 25-minute walk away.

Mayfield Gardens bus station is located 5 minutes away from The Ben Doran Guest House on foot.

Rooms

There is a private bathroom with a separate toilet in some units. Certain units overlook the city.

Eat & Drink

Tony's Fish Bar features Italian, British and Scottish dishes, and is situated around 6 minutes' walk away.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

The hotel personnel speaks English, Spanish, Arabic.

Number of rooms:   11.

Former name: Ben Doran

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Facilities
Most popular 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

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

TV

Flat-screen TV

Adults only

General

  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • 24-hour services
  • Food/ Drinks
  • Spa and relaxation
  • TV
  • Adults only

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course

Services

  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Wake up service

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Special diet menus
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre

Children

  • Cots

Spa & Leisure

  • Jacuzzi

Room view

  • Garden view

Room features

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

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outfrom 08:00-10:00FREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no cots provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Rooms and availability

Deluxe Ensuite Double
  • Bed options:
    1 Double bed
  • Room size:

    25 m²

  • Max:
    2 persons
  • Garden view
  • Shower
  • Heating
  • Bathtub
The deluxe ensuite double room has air conditioner and ironing facilities and is also provided with shower facilities, a hairdryer and bath sheets in the bathroom. Offering city views, the unit can accommodate 2 guests. Featuring 1 double bed or 1 king-size bed, it is 25 m² in size. Wake-up service is offered.
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Executive Double Room
  • Bed options:
    1 King-size bed
  • Room size:

    36 m²

  • Max:
    2 persons
  • Garden view
  • Shower
  • Heating
  • Bathtub
The executive queen room has climate control, featuring a city view. Maximum occupancy is 2 people. The private bathroom offers a bath, a shower and a hairdryer. This is a unit with 1 queen-size bed.
room details
Standard Single Shared Bath
  • Bed options:
    1 Single bed
  • Room size:

    15 m²

  • Max:
    1 person
  • Garden view
  • Shower
  • Heating
  • Bathtub
This standard single room with a garden view has central heating and ironing facilities. TV is provided as well. It offers a private bath with a bath, shower facilities and a hairdryer. The unit is furnished with a single bed.
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Location
11 Mayfield Gardens, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH9 2AX
  • City landmarks
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
St Marks Unitarian Church
370 m
33-41 Ratcliffe Terrace
Beetroot Sauvage
470 m
45-47 Ratcliffe Terrace
Leslies Bar
400 m
233-235 Causewayside
The Old Bell Inn
500 m
142-144 Dalkeith Road
Thaisanuk
470 m
190 Causewayside
Pataka
620 m
212 Dalkeith Road
Jade Palace
720 m
58 Dalkeith Road
The Salisbury Arms
860 m
Getting around
Airports
Edinburgh (EDI) 22.3 km
Dundee (DND) 98.0 km
Train
Edinburgh Waverley station 2.4 km
Bus
Bus stop 1.1 km
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Reviews
7.0
Very good29 reviews
Location6.6
Rooms6.6
Service6.8
Dining7.4
  • 9.0
    Perfect

    Good location, near the center and it was very clean

    Nancy T.Bahrain, 
  • 7.0
    Very good

    Liked this place, it was well maintained. Everything was very clean in the room. 25 km from the airport.

    DarrenUnited Kingdom, 
  • 9.0
    Perfect

    Relaxing base for 3 nights. Location and staff were in general beautiful. We only slept at the executive double room, but we liked it. Delhi Diner, where you can eat, is just a walk down to the hotel...

    PatrickUnited Kingdom, 
  • 5.0
    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.

    United Kingdom, 
  • 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!

    United Kingdom, 
  • 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.

    United Kingdom, 
  • 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.

    United Kingdom, 
  • 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.

    United Kingdom, 
  • 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

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  • 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

    United Kingdom, 
  • 5.0
    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.

    United Kingdom, 
  • 5.0
    Guest rating

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

    United Kingdom, 
  • 5.0
    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.

    United Kingdom, 
FAQ
Which airport is the closest to The Ben Doran Guest House Edinburgh?
The Ben Doran Guest House Edinburgh is located 25 km from Edinburgh airport.
Can I have breakfast at The Ben Doran Guest House?
Yes, a cold buffet breakfast is available for guests at The Ben Doran Guest House.
How far is The Ben Doran Guest House from the city centre?
The city centre is located 3 km away from The Ben Doran Guest House.
Are there any cleaning services provided at The Ben Doran Guest House?
Yes, The Ben Doran Guest House provides housekeeping service.
Is there Internet connection at The Ben Doran Guest House Edinburgh?
Yes, at The Ben Doran Guest House Edinburgh guests can use WiFi throughout the property.
What landmarks can I find in vicinity of The Ben Doran Guest House?
University of Edinburgh is worth visiting, plus it is set within 2.6 km away from The Ben Doran Guest House.
Is the staff at The Ben Doran Guest House Edinburgh multilingual?
Yes, the staff of The Ben Doran Guest House Edinburgh speaks Spanish, English and Arabic.
Where can I find The Ben Doran Guest House?
The Ben Doran Guest House is situated in Newington district 2.6 km to University of Edinburgh.
Can I have lunch or dinner next to The Ben Doran Guest House Edinburgh?
Yes, you can have a meal at Leslies Bar and Beetroot Sauvage located about 450 metres away from The Ben Doran Guest House Edinburgh.
How much does it cost to stay at Ben Doran?
The price for a room in Ben Doran starts at £158.
What room types are available at The Ben Doran Guest House Edinburgh?
Such room types as Executive Room, Deluxe Ensuite Double Room and Standard Shared Bathroom Double Room are available at The Ben Doran Guest House Edinburgh.
Is there any public transport close to Ben Doran?
Yes, there is Mayfield Gardens bus stop within 100 metres away from Ben Doran.
Address
11 Mayfield Gardens, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH9 2AX
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Highlights
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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outfrom 08:00-10:00FREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no cots provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Getting around
Airports
Edinburgh (EDI) 22.3 km
Dundee (DND) 98.0 km
Train
Edinburgh Waverley station 2.4 km
Bus
Bus stop 1.1 km
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