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Ben Doran

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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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nottingham
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140 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Very nice building, clean but small room. Good quality bedding and towels. handy for transport into city centre. Breakfast was a disappointment, small selection for continental choice. cooked breakfast buffet style, great if you like scrambled egg and really crispy burnt bacon. We also had a very noisy next room neighbour, who loved slamming doors and having TV blaring. Okay... More 

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jlabaki, Owner at Ben Doran, responded to this review

Dear PatN525 Thank you so much for taking the time to feedback on your stay. I am disappointed that our service did not meet your expectations on this occasion. I am also sorry to hear that some of our guests were not respectful of other guests staying, this was very unfortunate. I do hope you enjoyed your trip to Edinburgh... More 

ireland
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

i stayed for two nights as a solo traveller my over all opinion is good.very clean nice breakfast. good size room but i had to share a bathroom which wasn't a problem to me bathroom was smallish but done the job grand.it is a good 30min walk into city centre where sights are.There is a bus stop directly across the... More 

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jlabaki, Owner at Ben Doran, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to feedback on your experience. I am very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the Ben Doran and we do hope that we can welcome you back some time in the future. Kind regards Joseph More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

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 March 25, 2015

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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