Me and my girlfriend wanted to go somewhere for a city break for a few days so decided on Edinburgh at first we were going to book the Apex City Hotel but found there prices quite high esp as we were only there for a few days - We then come across The Ben Doran. I had read mixed reviews of this hotel but thought I'd give it ago myself.
We arrived at Edinburgh airport after a hasslefree flight and got a taxi direct to the hotel (�17 one way) Once we arrived we got checked in a pretty simple process but the owner wanted to take a copy of my credit card details (not a problem as I have done this many of times) but he didn't explain why to us. Once this was completed one of the members of staff took us up to our room, I was pretty impressed when I got there - The rooms were were really clean with nice fixtures and fittings and a nice size bathroom. The view from the window wasn't amazing (their back garden!) but I wasn't expecting it. We chucked our stuff in the room and set out for the signts and sounds of Edinburgh.
Edinburgh is a nice clean place to stay I felt totally safe when out in the evening. The bus ride was only ten minutes down the road and if you bought a day pass (�2.30) you could travel anywhere that day on different buses which was handy.
Back to the hotel - When you check in they give you a key which unlocks your room door aswell as the front door - so you can come and go as you please.
Breakfast in the morning was good - Its served between 8-9 which may be too early for some but it was worth getting up for. You have a choice everyday of cerial, Full Scottish breakfast (Sausages, egg, toast, baked beans and bacon) yoghurt, fresh milk/orange juice. The people from the hotel couldn't do anymore for you - Always checking if the food was right and if you needed anything else.
Our room was cleaned everyday with new towels and the bed made - It was nice to come back to a freshroom every day - There are only 11 rooms altogether in this hotel which is nice.
Overall I think that The Ben Doran is a good hotel and well worth the money - the rooms are nice and clean and with a short distance to the city.
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