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4.0 of 5 Inn   |   11 Mayfield Gardens, Edinburgh EH9 2AX, Scotland (South Side)
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Ranked #262 of 444 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
Reezie1969 Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for a couple of nights last week. We had a lovely big room, very clean, warm and comfortable. An ideal base as there is a bus stop directly over the road which took us to the city centre in ten minutes. We bought a £3.50 day ticket and dodged about the city no problem at all. The breakfast... More

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Unless you want to be ripped off DO NOT STAY HERE!! Booked two rooms for three people, was then told that they had overbooked but one of the rooms was a triple and I could keep that. I said this was OK, but instead of charging me for a triple, they continued to charge me for both rooms! The manager... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This place is billed as a four star hotel. It is neither. If it has been awarded four stars I'd love to see the criteria that it was measured on. It's not horrendous and for certain people on a certain kind of trip it would be fine. It was immaculately clean throughout and was fairly convenient for the centre of... More

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My husband and I just returned from a trip to Edinburgh and a stay at the Ben Doran. The room was pleasant and clean though on the 3rd floor with no lift and alot of stairs with heavy bags! The shower was tiny but functional. Wonderful large fluffy towels. The breakfast was beautifully laid out and good though exactly the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We stayed here for a week while in Scotland. I must say that the accommodation is impeccably clean, the staff are very kind, helpful and friendly. I just found I generally prefer more modern accommodation. It is purely personal preference. Truly, the guest house is clean, comfortable, and the staff are lovely.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Warm welcome on our arrival. Extremely clean throughout. Bed was lovely and comfy. The room was on the small size, as was the bathroom. The shower is dated with a very small shower head. However the towels were soft, good quality and changed daily. Another disappointment with the room was the lack of a full length mirror, you had to... More

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Extremely clean and bus stop outside - 7 minutes to downtown. I attended during the Fringe Festival even though there was a shared bathroom I would return again; landlord & staff helpful, only concern were the breakfast sausages "what were they?" but besides that a good breakfast.

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TADNAMA
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7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I took my partner on this trip as a romantic break before starting back to work after the summer recess. The reviews on the whole seemed to indicate quality. However, the room was dated, the shower was dangerously flowing between hot and cold, fell off the wall and struck my partners head, the bread at breakfast was mouldy, had hair... More

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bradford, west yorkshire
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7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The room was small for my husband and I. We stayed for 2 nights on 22nd and 23rd August. It was our wedding anniversary and we went to the Tattoo which we thoroughly enjoyed. The room was clean, and fresh towels replaced daily. There is a TV in the room which we rarely used as we were out all the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Returning to Edinburgh for a reunion weekend and stayed at the Ben Doran. Great value for money. Beautiful Georgian house with big king bed, fluffy white towels and a great breakfast. Recommending to friends heading home. We loved it. Thanks to the staff and don't think we've been anywhere so spotless! Bus stop across the road 15 mins to city... More

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Address: 11 Mayfield Gardens, Edinburgh EH9 2AX, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > South Side
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Ben Doran 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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