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The Ben Doran Guest House

Upscale guesthouse in historical district in Edinburgh

  • Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi
From
S$137

Property renovations and closures

  • The property is closed between December 24 and December 27.

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11 Mayfield Gardens, Edinburgh, EH9 2AX, Scotland, United Kingdom
8.0.Very good.
  • Friendly comfortable residence close to the city. My room was ensuite with all of the…

    Feb 21, 2020

  • Room was acceptable if stuck in 70's. On the other hand breakfast was like an episode of…

    Feb 14, 2020

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Safe
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking available
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 11 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Room service
  • Business center
  • Library
  • Computer station

What’s around

  • In Newington
  • Queen's Hall - 12 min walk
  • Royal Commonwealth Pool - 13 min walk
  • The Meadows - 14 min walk
  • Festival Theatre - 21 min walk
  • Surgeon's Hall - 21 min walk

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Guests
  • Standard Double Room
  • Executive Double Room, 1 King Bed
  • Standard Double Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Standard Single Room, 1 Twin Bed, Shared Bathroom

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Newington
  • Queen's Hall - 12 min walk
  • Royal Commonwealth Pool - 13 min walk
  • The Meadows - 14 min walk
  • Festival Theatre - 21 min walk
  • Surgeon's Hall - 21 min walk
  • George Square - 21 min walk
  • Potterrow Student Centre - 22 min walk
  • University of Edinburgh - 23 min walk
  • Edinburgh Vaults - 24 min walk
  • Greyfriar's Bobby - 27 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 28 min drive
  • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) - 28 min walk
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 30 min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station - 7 min drive
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11 Mayfield Gardens, Edinburgh, EH9 2AX, Scotland, United Kingdom

At a glance

Size

  • 11 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-5:00 AM
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM
  • Express check-out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 7:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and lockbox information. Guests can access their accommodation through a private entrance.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • Children (12 years old and younger) not allowed
  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Onsite parking limited

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Room service (during limited hours)

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Computer station

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1800
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Library

Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
  • Greek
  • Polish
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 22-inch LCD TV
  • Digital TV channels
  • DVD player

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

More

  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

Policies

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, JCB International, Eurocard and Barclaycard.

Also known as

  • Ben Doran
  • The Ben Doran Edinburgh
  • The Ben Doran Guest House Edinburgh
  • The Ben Doran Guest House Guesthouse
  • The Ben Doran Guest House Guesthouse Edinburgh
  • Ben Doran Edinburgh
  • Ben Doran Guest House
  • Ben Doran Guest House Edinburgh
  • Ben Doran Hotel Edinburgh
  • The Ben Doran Guest House Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Ben Doran Guest House Guesthouse Edinburgh
  • Ben Doran Guest House Guesthouse
  • The Ben Doran Guest House Edinburgh

*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

FAQs

  • Yes, The Ben Doran Guest House does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • The property is closed between December 24 and December 27.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - 5:00 AM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM. Express check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Kwok Brasserie (5-min walk), Old Bell Inn (6-min walk), and Voujon (7-min walk).
  • Have fun with activities like cycling, hiking, and sailing, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course.
8.0.Very good.
  • 4.0.Fair

    overpriced; poor cooked breakfast

    looked forward to a cooked breakfast - but only 3 items - bacon, scrambled egg & black pudding. A couple more items from mushrooms, beans, tomatoes, sausage, hash brown are usually standard. Overpriced - at £144 per night .

    yvonne, 1 night trip, Feb 8, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Very pleasant

    Owner went above and beyond to help and accommodate me when I was unable to manage the stairs. Big old townhouse on busy thoroughfare into Edinburgh with rooms on 1st and 2nd floors. Rooms spotless. Breakfast lovely and beautifully presented. Bus stop right outside with city centre and airport services.

    Ruth, 3 night trip, Jan 18, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Simple but effective

    Great location and hosts, lovely breakfast

    Dan, 2 night family trip, Dec 27, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lovely spacious room within 20mins walk of central Edinburgh. Plenty of amenities close by & on the main bus line

    Barry, 2 night trip, Nov 29, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    An excellent stay

    Clean, warm and comfortable. Warm, friendly service at breakfast.

    Martin, 1 night business trip, Nov 19, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lovely place to stay whilst in Edinburgh

    A lovely place with really friendly staff. Lot's of information about the great bus service into Edinburgh main town. Clean and friendly, would stay again

    Bronja, 3 night trip, Nov 18, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    The w-ifi was weak in my room so I had to sit in the lobby. Very strange shower water control. No matter what setting I used, the water temperature varied from ice cold to scalding hot - I just used the water stream when the temperature was comfortable. It took over 5 minutes for the toilet tank to refill.

    1 night romance trip, Aug 29, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Nice stay

    Nice stay. Landlord very polite and friendly

    Andrew, 1 night business trip, Jul 30, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    value for money

    it was ok for the price. it says parking available but it was all taken 2 spaces (4 if you double park) I was only there for a few hours so was just somewhere to gran a few hours sleep. left too early for breakfast so cant comment on food.

    adrian, 1 night business trip, Jun 17, 2019

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Very dated but nice

    If you don’t mind sharing bathrooms and the plugs you use to charge your phone etc can fit on a skirting board this is a very ok place to stay. Room was clean but very dated and small. Surprised they charge as much as they do.

    3 night business trip, Jun 14, 2019

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