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4.0 of 5 Inn   |   11 Mayfield Gardens, Edinburgh EH9 2AX, Scotland (South Side)
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Ranked #257 of 439 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Perfectly situated for Edinburgh exploring, 10 minutes from the centre on one of the City's thousands of buses, and there is a stop outside. Very friendly manageress and manager who, even with the late check in, showed us to our room on the top floor (lots of stairs, but that adds to the ambience). Good room with basic amenities, wifi... More

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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

As soon as you step in the front door you get a very warm welcome from very accommodating staff. We arrived long before check in and they allowed us to check in and leave our car in the car park so that we could venture out. The decor is in keeping with the period property. Rooms very comfortable and extremely... More

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Kirton in Lindsey, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Stayed here with two other couples for New Year. Rooms were warm, clean, tidy and had comfortable beds and plenty of wardrobe and drawer space. We had an ensuite which was very nicely decorated. There were tea and coffee making facilities inside the room and more out on the landing in case you ran short of anything. The breakfast was... More

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Nottingham, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

I am intrigued by the mixed reviews this hotel gets. I wonder if one's experience is influenced by the sort of room that is booked. I had an enjoyable 2 nights here just before Christmas, staying in a room (at the back of the hotel) with bathroom ensuite. It was clean, it was comfortable, it was warm. The room's facilities... More

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Hertfordshire
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

After booking the Ben Doran, I then looked at the reviews, ( wrong way round I know ! ) and some reviews were awful. I need not have worried, the Ben Doran is a beautiful house, with a magnificent staircase. The owner Dr.Joseph Labaki is one of the most charming, pleasant and humble men we have ever met. He has... More

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Newport, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

What I look for in a hotel or B&B is a friendly welcome, bit of TV, good nights sleep and the means to catch up on emails. This place fell short on all of those. It was pleasant enough accommodation and the price was right, I've certainly been in worse. However there was no desk in the room and the... More

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

I booked this "hotel" using one of the many web sites offering cut price hotel deals so I certainly won't complain about the price we paid. What I would say however is had I paid the full price I would have been somewhat dissatisfied with the hotels services, location and facilities. First of all this is a typical B &... More

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

we stayed one night and was very pleased with the accommodation, extremely comfy king size bed and an extra blanket in the cupboard (which we did need) as it was a chilly night. Being in the basement on the front of the hotel we thought the noise from the road would affect us but we had a really good sleep.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

After I booked the Ben Doran, I decided to read some more reviews. Jings wis a noa disappointed? There was some really bad reviews with criticism of the decor, the breakfast and the staff. A needny huv worried. We had a great stay. The decor of the hotel could be described as auld fashioned. So what. Have ye seen ma... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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24 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Arrived late in the evening having driven 8 hours in really bad weather from Wales so was not impressed that we couldnt park near the hotel to unload our car. We phones ahead and was told to park on one of the side streets! We didnt we went out for dinner and then came back 2 hours later after calling... More

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Also Known As:
Ben Doran Hotel
Ben Doran Hotel Edinburgh
Ben Doran Edinburgh, Scotland
Address: 11 Mayfield Gardens, Edinburgh EH9 2AX, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > South Side
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #257 of 439 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Ben Doran 4*
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