7.0
Very good27 reviews

The Ben Doran Guest House - Edinburgh

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

Set within a 25-minute walk of University of Edinburgh, this 4-star The Ben Doran Guest House is located near Earthy Foods & Goods. Highlights at this venue include a business centre and a restaurant as well as free WiFi throughout the accommodation.

Location

This hotel in Newington district is located within driving distance of Central Library. St Marks Unitarian Church is located 400 metres from the property.

The venue is settled a 30-minute walk from Edinburgh Waverley train station. The Ben Doran Guest House can be reached in 23 minutes by car from Edinburgh airport.

Rooms

Some rooms at this accommodation offer wireless internet, a multi-channel TV, iron and ironing board. Hypoallergenic pillows and linens in addition to bathrooms with a hairdryer and towels are featured in the rooms.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is served in the bar each morning. Guests can enjoy Indian, Asian, Balti and Bangladeshi meals at Delhi within 5 minutes' walk of the hotel.

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.

Former name: Ben Doran

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Facilities
Most popular facilities
Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

Paid parking

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

Breakfast room

TV

Flat-screen TV

Kitchen facilities

Electric kettle

Meeting facilities

Business centre

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • 24-hour services
  • Food/ Drinks
  • TV
  • Kitchen facilities
  • Meeting facilities

Services

  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Wake up service

Dining

  • Breakfast room
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre

Children

  • Cots

Room view

  • Garden view

Room features

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Sitting area
  • 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 extra beds provided in a room.  There 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.
room details
Standard Double Shared Bath
  • Bed options:
    1 Double bed
  • Room size:

    20 m²

  • Max:
    2 persons
  • Garden view
  • Shower
  • Heating
  • Bathtub
Featuring a view of the city, this room also includes air conditioning, iron/ironing board and a clothes rack. Maximum occupancy is 2 people. The accommodation unit is fitted with a double bed. It has a private bathroom.
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Location
11 Mayfield Gardens, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH9 2AX
  • City landmarks
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
St Marks Unitarian Church
370 m
38 Mayfield Gardens
Delhi Diner
210 m
44 Ratcliffe Terrace Causewayside
Kwok Restaurant
350 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
Priestfield Road
The Stables
500 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 good27 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

    United Kingdom, 
  • 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
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.
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 extra beds provided in a room.  There 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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