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Ben Doran

11 Mayfield Gardens, Edinburgh EH9 2AX, Scotland
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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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Bristol, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My partner and I stayed last weekend at the Ben Doran. The hotel is clean, yet well positioned and good value for what we paid. The room was light and airy however the bathroom left a little to be desired, a little too small and no power in the shower. However the temperature of the shower was constent and we... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The room was very cosy. Hard bed's. Shared bathromms, dosent matter when staff keept it cleen. The breakfest was very simple. Nice walk to the city center, or i could use the bus, very easy. There is 7 buses you can take to Get there. All over, would stay here again.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This b&b is average. There is nothing overtly wrong with it, but equally there is nothing particularly special about it. It has good transport links to the city centre. It was clean, and breakfast was fine. I wouldn't go out of my way to stay again if I were in Edinburgh.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was great. Went with 4 friends. We managed to get it for £45.90 per room per night. The rooms where a little small and dated but comfortable. The staff where so friendly and polite. The breakfast was really good as well. If you are popping to see Edinburgh for a weekend and you are on a budget this... More 

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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We were told this was 4* hotel but would be more like 2* guest house,at best! Firstly called them on day of arrival to say we had arrived earlier than expected (9am) was there any way we could get our room a bit earlier,even to leave our case in, We were told a very abrupt NO,3pm CHECK IN, and that... More 

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37 reviews 37 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This was a good place to stay for a few nights in Edinburgh. Our room was clean, comfortable, and allowed a good sleep. The walls are a bit thin so you can hear other rooms on your floor, but this wasn't a huge issue for us. The decor is nice and parking is right outside the front door which is... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We really enjoyed our time at this guest house. Able to park outside front door great for unloading luggage. Very friendly and helpful staff. Catered for our dietary requirements without any problems. Very pleasant en suite room, clean and spacious. Other guests also enjoyed themselves while we were here. Short walk to city centre, but there is also a bus... More 

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Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

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
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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jlabaki, Owner at Ben Doran, responded to this review

We do not 'rip off' our guests. Thank you. More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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