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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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Leicester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hotel's location is okay - it's about a 20 minute walk to the centre - and the service is okay - the staff are generally fairly welcoming. However, it was incredibly expensive for what it was. Also, our showers didn't work for the first day or night and we received no communication from the staff as to why that... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Ben Doran is a well-located guest house with wonderful bus access to the sights of Edinburgh (and even walking access on nice days). The breakfast was ample, although it never varied from day to day. I didn't need lunch most days. The bed was wonderful. I slept perfectly all of the nights, even if the noise from my fellow... More 

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jlabaki, Owner at Ben Doran, responded to this review

Dear 599Angela Thank you very much for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to give us some valuable feedback. I am delighted that you found the bed wonderful and that you slept perfectly. Thank you also for taking the trouble to feedback on the room configuration. We have not received this feedback before from previous guests... More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a lovely mid week get away here. We stayed in the executive room and the bed was by far the best part! Definitely worth paying a little bit more for. The staff were friendly and always happy to help, they also kept the room really clean throughout the stay. Will definitely be returning.

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jlabaki, Owner at Ben Doran, responded to this review

Dear MeganLeese93 Thank you for choosing to stay at the Ben Doran and we appreciate the time you have to taken to feedback your lovely comments regarding your stay. We do hope that you will come back and stay with us again soon. Please contact us directly, if you are planning a return trip to Edinburgh. Kind regards Joseph More 

Dumfries, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The staff make this a nice place to stay. The property has an old fashioned appeal....very clean and lovely welcoming attentive staff. Free Wi-Fi. Easy bus trip to centre of Edinburgh. Small parking area outside. Tea and coffee making facilities, could do with a wee biscuit though! Breakfast was hot but not the full traditional breakfast - previous comments are... More 

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jlabaki, Owner at Ben Doran, responded to this review

Dear Lindyloo54 Thank you very much for choosing to stay at the Ben Doran and for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that you found our staff lovely. Thank you also for your tip to guests, we would most certainly, whenever possible, accommodate guests on the lower floors... More 

nottingham
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28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The wife and I stayed here for 3nights over the last weekend. Room was good and we had an en suite. Breakfast was good but personally I like a full brekky with mushrooms tomatoes fried bread etc, . Hotel is on a good bus route to the city centre-there is also a car park.. Staff were very very friendly and... More 

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jlabaki, Owner at Ben Doran, responded to this review

Dear Adyval Thank you for your recent stay and for sharing your feedback with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and that you found our staff friendly and helpful. However we are sorry to hear that you found the room to be noisy on this occasion. We hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you back again,... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We stayed in Ben Doran hotel for our anniversary. We were welcomed with a warm and friendly man called Joseph. Room was big with a comfortable bed. Hotel was 5 minutes away from Edinburgh city, but you could catch a bus just out side the hotel. Breakfast was full Scottish and buffet style, plenty of choice. All in all, we... More 

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jlabaki, Owner at Ben Doran, responded to this review

Dear lornak123 Thank you for your recent stay and for sharing your feedback with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your anniversary stay and that you found your room both large and comfortable. Thank you also for your comments regarding the buffet breakfast which many of our other guests find enjoyable. We hope to have the opportunity of welcoming... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Service was always perfect. Nice view and about 5 min proximity to downtown by across road bus stop. A perfect Victorian& personal feel with a nice full English breakfast and complementary coffee &tea &chocolate. Staff was always friendly and provided me with useful advice to get experience of history& lochs & castle tours which pick you from hotel and take... More 

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jlabaki, Owner at Ben Doran, responded to this review

Dear Hana M Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to share your feedback. We are delighted that our service was always perfect and that you enjoyed our facilities. I am glad that we were able to advise you on the best tours, I do hope you enjoyed the experience. We hope to have... More 

Shanklin, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

just got back from Edinburgh staying at the Ben doran the welcome was great very nice owner greeted us and quickly gave us our keys without any fuss our room was the main picture on this page very big with an on suite which was clean if a bit outdated the same as the room but it was OK for... More 

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jlabaki, Owner at Ben Doran, responded to this review

ust got back from Edinburgh staying at the Ben doran the welcome was great very nice owner greeted us and quickly gave us our keys without any fuss our room was the main picture on this page very big with an on suite which was clean if a bit outdated the same as the room but it was OK for... More 

Troon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Paid £159 for an executive room for one night. By no stretch of the imagination could the room we were given be remotely classed as executive. Had to go out the front door, down steps to basement level to access room. Whilst admittedly the room was on the large side and had a king size bed, there were no pictures... More 

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jlabaki, Owner at Ben Doran, responded to this review

Dear troonred We appreciate the time you have taken to feedback to us regarding your recent stay and we are disappointed that we fell below your expectations on this occasion. It is important to us that our guests enjoy their stay and we appreciate your feedback which will help us to continuously improve our facilities and services. We do hope... More 

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