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The Ben Doran Guest House

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  • Excellent22%
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  • Average19%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible11%
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“city centre”(32 reviews)
“ensuite room”(7 reviews)
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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Multilingual Staff
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Reviewed October 7, 2017

Recently, I stayed a few nights at the Ben Doran Guest House and it was great. The staff are friendly and the place is kept clean. The shared bathroom is also clean. However, I found the water in the shower to be either cold or...More

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Response from jlabaki, Owner at The Ben Doran Guest HouseResponded January 8, 2018

Dear Play_it_Sam Thank you for choosing the Ben Doran for your recent visit to Edinburgh and for taking the time to provide us with valuable feedback. We are glad you found our staff friendly and the breakfast delicious. However, we apologise sincerely for the inconvenience...More

Reviewed September 10, 2017

Here's the thing, I've never stayed in a European/UK 'guesthouse' before and I really wasn't so sure what to expect. The guesthouse is charming and the rooms are spotless. Alexandria and Allie (I think - but I might have that wrong) are WONDERFUL and helpful!...More

Thank Liz S
Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

The Ben Doran was very easy to find and on a main bus route into the city which made it easily accessible. Upon checking in, we were sent to the top floor only to discover our room number didn't exist. This turned out to be...More

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Reviewed August 19, 2017

Bed Doran was booked as part of our Superbreak Mini-Holidays deal to see the tattoo. Compared to the other B and Bs we stayed at on our trip up and back to Edinburgh we found Bed Doran rather old fashioned and reminiscent of childhood visits...More

Thank Kenneth W
Reviewed July 9, 2017

Arrived very early and hotel was only to pleased to keep our suitcases until booking in time, welcoming was very good, hotel very clean and relaxing, staff very helpful, breakfast excellent. Bus outside the hotel straight to centre of Edinburgh day ticket was £4 excellent...More

Thank Maria P
Response from jlabaki, Owner at The Ben Doran Guest HouseResponded August 14, 2017

Dear Maria P Thank you for choosing to stay at the Ben Doran for your recent visit to Edinburgh. We also appreciate you taking the time to provide us with such positive feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you...More

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Free Parking
Breakfast included
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free Parking
Breakfast included
Multilingual Staff
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$90 - $242 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Price range
$90 - $242 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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"I did like room 9 - just pack light - 2 floors up"
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"We had room 5 which is quiet as it is at the back of the house, but is termed "executive"so is..."
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"executive rooms have en-suite"
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"We stayed in room 11 on the top floor which had a weak wifi signal but had a good view of Arthur's seat..."
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