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The Ben Doran Guest House

11 Mayfield Gardens, Edinburgh EH9 2AX, Scotland
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Preston, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

very big room shower room not very big but everwhere very clean and tidy staff helpful and friendly. breakfast very good and plenty of choice. hotel a little bit out but buses outside every few minuits.

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jlabaki, Owner at The Ben Doran Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Petermpr2 Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review and for choosing to stay at the Ben Doran. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and that you found the staff helpful and friendly. We do hope that you will stay with us again should you return to Edinburgh in the near future. Kind... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

The host is very welcoming, and the breakfast is satisfying with a very decent price. Although the location is a little off the city centre, it is easy to access the hotel by bus. It only took about 10 minutes to take bus from the centre. Overall, it is a very comfortable place to stay in.

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jlabaki, Owner at The Ben Doran Guest House, responded to this review

Dear yihaoh121 Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review of the Ben Doran. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and that you found us welcoming. We do hope that you will come and stay with us again should you return to Edinburgh. Kind Regards More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We stayed here during the Fringe Festival and this may have explained the rather pricey room rate that we paid. We opted for the "delux" double bedroom and were treated to a very large bedroom with an enormous bed. The "double" bed was actually two large singles put together but it was done well and so we both slept well.... More 

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Thank 934AJV
jlabaki, Owner at The Ben Doran Guest House, responded to this review

Dear 934 AJV Thank you very much for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to post your review. We are very sorry that you were inconvenienced with the shower, this was indeed an issue with the local water pressure which was out of our control. Thank you for your positive feedback about the friendly staff and... More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

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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Thank Alex B
jlabaki, Owner at The Ben Doran Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Alex B Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay. I am very sorry that you experienced problems with your shower during your stay. This was caused by a water pressure issue affecting the local area and out with our control. Now fully resolved, it was most unfortunate that this happened during your stay. I... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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117 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

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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Thank 599Angela
jlabaki, Owner at The Ben Doran Guest House, 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 July 29, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank MeganLeese93
jlabaki, Owner at The Ben Doran Guest House, 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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123 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 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 The Ben Doran Guest House, 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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178 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 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 The Ben Doran Guest House, 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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10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 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 The Ben Doran Guest House, 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 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 The Ben Doran Guest House, 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 

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