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The Ben Doran Guest House - Edinburgh

4 star Inn Edinburgh

11 Mayfield Gardens - Edinburgh

Price starting from £ 54.41

Looking for guest house accommodation in Edinburgh? Why not try The Ben Doran Guest House!

Your 4 star Edinburgh guesthouse has its own restaurant serving breakfast. Multilingual staff are available at the front desk 24 hours-a-day and can provide tour/ticket assistance, express check-in and express check-out.

Free Wi-Fi is provided so you can check your in-box whenever you like. This guesthouse has a business center. There is also a safety deposit box at reception for all your valuables. Other amenities include concierge services and a computer station.

Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 7.9 Good
Based on 14 hotel reviews © 2014

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Breakfast at The Ben Doran Guest House

A free hot/cold buffet breakfast is served each morning.

Inn Facilities at The Ben Doran

  • Business Center
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Concierge
  • Luggage room
  • City tour
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Free parking
  • Internet/Email services

Know before you go

  • This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Children 12 years old and younger are not permitted at this property.
  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Check-in: between 3 PM and 10 PM.

Check-out: before 10:30 AM.


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: GBP 5 per stay (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: GBP 5 per stay (rates may vary)
  • Onsite credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

The Ben Doran Guest House is also known as

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Ben Doran
Ben Doran Hotel
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The Ben Doran Inn reviews

9.1 Wonderful!
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Russia

An excellent place, cozy and quiet, just the type you need to help you get through the colder days; and, of course, it wouldn't be that way if it wasn't for the people working at Ben Doran. Many thanks!

8.6 Excellent
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United States

Carol was very attentive, and warm even when busy. Authentic fresh cuisine, great location and rooms. We will be back... Thank you, Al and Susan

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Japan

Everything was great except for one item: we thought we were getting a full bathroom ensuite. Instead, we shared hallway shower and toilet facilities with an adjacent room. I realize the hotel is abit dated, but I wish I had been aware of this when booking. This situation only obtained for third floor guests.

7.4 Good
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

Very friendly & helpful staff. The buffet breakfast was slightly disappointing - would have preferred freshly cooked but still rates "good".

9.1 Wonderful!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

A little hard to find. Once we found it, we liked the location and room. Close to restaurants and shops.

  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Hungary

This is not a four-star hotel, but a guest-hous. The bathroom was at the end of a corridor, separated from the rooms. There weren't any parking places.

6.9 Fair
  • November 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Austria

I wondered that a 4**** Hotel have no Bath/Shower and/or WC in the room?? It looks very pretty, but I don´t know why it have 4****. The price is ok !!

8.0 Very Good
  • November 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

We had a lovely weekend at the Ben Doran. It's a very cosy and quiet place with good service. If it hadn't been for the unfinished building work on the entrance I'd have rated the experience as excellent.

6.0 Fair
  • May 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Well placed for local restaurants and pubs.Within reasonable walking distance(20 mins)of the royal mile and 30 mins of princes street. Rooms are clean and decor is fine and breakfast was good. Located on a busy main road so will not suit those used to rural peace and quiet. Tea and coffee making facilities are not actually in the rooms but are situated on ths landing outside - we found this somewhat idiosyncratic

9.1 Wonderful!
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

7.8 Good
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • United Kingdom

9.2 Wonderful!
  • September 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

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Room Details

The Ben Doran Guest House has 11 guest rooms, all with Egyptian cotton sheets and designer toiletries. Guests can kick back at the end of a busy day and enjoy 22-inch LCD televisions with digital channels and DVD players. Business travelers will have access to wireless high-speed Internet access (charges apply) during their Newington visit.

Bathrooms are outfitted with hair dryers. Additional guest comforts include climate control and coffee/tea makers.

Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • DVD player
  • LCD flat screen TV
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach The Ben Doran Guest House

By car From the A68 northbound, proceed until you reach the A720, and join the westbound carriageway. Enter the city via the A701 road. From the A702, join the A720 eastbound until the next junction and enter the city via the A701 road. From the M8 junction 1, join the A720 eastbound until the turn off for the A701 road, which will take you into Edinburgh.

Distances from Inn The Ben Doran

National Library of Scotland - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Royal Commonwealth Pool - 0.7 km / 0.5 mi
Carlton Cricket Club - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Queen's Hall - 1 km / 0.6 mi
The Meadows - 1.4 km / 0.9 mi
Holyrood Park - 1.4 km / 0.9 mi
George Square - 1.5 km / 0.9 mi
University of Edinburgh - 1.6 km / 1 mi
Surgeon's Hall - 1.6 km / 1 mi
Potterrow Student Centre - 1.7 km / 1 mi
Festival Theatre - 1.7 km / 1.1 mi
Talbot Rice Gallery - 1.8 km / 1.1 mi
Greyfriar's Bobby - 1.9 km / 1.2 mi
Greyfriars Kirk - 1.9 km / 1.2 mi
National Museum of Scotland - 1.9 km / 1.2 mi
The preferred airport for The Ben Doran Guest House is Edinburgh (EDI) - 12 km / 7.5 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Transportation services The Ben Doran Guest House

  • Free parking