The Ben Doran Hotel - Edinburgh

ex. Ben Doran

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

Offering a library, a golf course and a bar, The Ben Doran Hotel is located in Old Town district. It is a lovely establishment dating back to 2013.

Location

Dynamic Earth is 1.9 km from the venue, while St Giles' Cathedral is 2.1 km from the accommodation. A short distance to a railway station enables you to get to Greyfriars Kirk in no time. Earthy Foods & Goods is within walking distance of this quiet hotel.

Edinburgh Waverley train station is nearby.

Rooms

Individual climate control, a private balcony and a work desk are offered in each cozy guestroom. Guests can also enjoy stunning views of the hillside. The units also have coffeemaker and a larder.

Eat & Drink

You can have a full Scottish breakfast before going out to explore the area. The gastronomic restaurant serves local dishes on site. The bar's menu offers various types of coffee and tea. Serving both food and drinks, The Old Bell Inn, Leslies Bar and The Stables are situated around 300 metres from the property.

Leisure

A swimming pool as well as a gym highlight this accommodation.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

The hotel personnel speaks English, Spanish, Arabic.

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

  • Golf course

Services

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

Dining

  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus
  • Free breakfast
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Business services

Children

  • Cots

Spa & Leisure

  • Library

Room view

  • Garden view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • 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-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

Shared Bathroom Double Room
  • Bed options:
    • 1 Double bed
  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
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Standard Shared Bathroom Shared Bathroom Double Room
  • Bed options:
    1 Double bed
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Shared Bathroom Double Room
  • Bed options:
    • 1 Single bed
    • 1 Double bed
  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
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Standard Double Room
  • Bed options:
    1 Double bed
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Standard Shared Bathroom Single Room
  • Bed options:
    1 Single bed
  • Max occupancy:
    1 person
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Shared Bathroom Single Room
  • Bed options:
    1 Single bed
  • Max occupancy:
    1 person
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Suite
  • Bed options:
    1 Double bed
  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
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Standard Shared Bathroom Dormitory Room
  • Bed options:
    • Bed assigned on arrival
    • 1 Bed in shared room
  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
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Superior Double Room
  • Bed options:
    • 1 Double bed
    • 1 Single bed
  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
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Deluxe Double Room
  • Bed options:
    Bed assigned on arrival
  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
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Deluxe Ensuite Double Room
  • Bed options:
    1 Double bed
  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
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Executive Double Room
  • Bed options:
    • 1 Double bed
    • 1 Single bed
    • Bed assigned on arrival
  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
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Executive Suite
  • Bed options:
    1 Double bed
  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Holyrood ParkHolyrood Park700 m
Earthy Foods & GoodsEarthy Foods & Goods260 m33-41 Ratcliffe Terrace
Royal Commonwealth PoolRoyal Commonwealth Pool550 m21 Dalkeith Road
St Anthony's ChapelSt Anthony's Chapel690 mHolyrood Park Education Centre 1 Queen's Drive Holyrood Park
The Edinburgh SynagogueThe Edinburgh Synagogue580 m4A Salisbury Road
Cameron Toll Shopping CenterCameron Toll Shopping Center930 mCameron Toll Shopping Centre 6 Lady Road
Delhi DinerDelhi Diner230 m38 Mayfield Gardens
Beetroot SauvageBeetroot Sauvage280 m33-41 Ratcliffe Terrace
Kwok RestaurantKwok Restaurant290 m44 Ratcliffe Terrace Causewayside
The Old Bell InnThe Old Bell Inn380 m233-235 Causewayside
ThaisanukThaisanuk360 m142-144 Dalkeith Road
PatakaPataka470 m190 Causewayside
The New BellThe New Bell380 m233-235 Causewayside
The StablesThe Stables390 mPriestfield Road
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Getting around
Airports
Edinburgh (EDI)12.0 km
Dundee (DND)58.5 km
Train
Edinburgh Waverley station2.3 km
Bus
Bus stop1.1 km
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Reviews
6.8
Nicebased on 21 reviews

Rating by category:

8.0
Rooms
8.0
Service
  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

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

  • 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.

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FAQ
What is the closet airport?
The property is located 15 km from Edinburgh airport.
Can I have a breakfast on site?
Yes, cold buffet breakfast is available for the guests.
Does the property offer facilities for business travelers?
Yes, the business facilities include computers and a business center.
What is the earliest and the latest I can check-in?
You can check in from 15:00 till 23:59 on your day of arrival.
What is the earliest and the latest I can check-out?
You can check out till 08:00.
How far is the city center from the property?
The city centre is 3 km away from the hotel.
Are threre any cleaning services provided?
Yes, the hotel offers room service, ironing and housekeeping service.
Can I have dinner or supper nearby?
Yes, you can enjoy you lunch or dinner at Delhi Diner, Kwok Restaurant and Beetroot Sauvage that lie about 250 metres from the hotel.
What room types are available here?
The hotel provides such room types as a twin room and a junior suite.
What onsite sport activities can I take part in?
You can try such activities as tennis and golf.
Is there any public transport in vicinity?
Yes, there is Cameron Toll bus stop within 700 metres away.
Highlights
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as 

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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)12.0 km
Dundee (DND)58.5 km
Train
Edinburgh Waverley station2.3 km
Bus
Bus stop1.1 km
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