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Ben Doran

4.0 of 5 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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Toronto
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
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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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Leeds, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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16 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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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
5 helpful votes 5 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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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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