The Ben Doran
11 Mayfield Gardens, Edinburgh, City Of Edinburgh - Scotland, EH9 2AX, United Kingdom
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11 Mayfield Gardens, Edinburgh, City Of Edinburgh - Scotland, EH9 2AX, United Kingdom
In central Edinburgh, this 4-star Georgian town house offers free Wi-Fi and free parking. The local bus service allows easy access to Edinburgh's city center. All of the charming rooms at The Ben Doran Guest House have a TV and elegant décor. Rooms have beautiful hillside or city views. Traditional Scottish breakfast is provided each morning, served in the dining room. The hosts are friendly and welcoming. Princes Street and Waverley Train Station are just a 5 minute drive away, and the attractions of the Royal Mile are less than 2 miles from the building.

Hotel Services and Facilities

Free WiFi Free parking Free breakfast Pet friendly

Hotel facilities

  • Business Center
  • Free Internet Available
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Internet In Public Areas
  • Free Parking
  • No Smoking Rooms/Facilities
  • Golf Course
  • Parking
  • Room Service
  • Tour Desk
  • Concierge Service
  • Express Check-In/Check-Out
  • Smoking area
  • Internet services
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Packed lunches
  • Heating
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Luggage storage
  • WiFi
  • Allergy-free room
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Adult only
  • Daily maid service
  • On-site parking
  • WiFi everywhere
  • 24-hour security
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • WiFi available in all areas
  • Street parking
  • Bottle of water
  • Fruits
  • Chocolate or cookies
  • Breakfast options
  • Key access
  • Key card access
  • Smoke alarms
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Fire extinguishers
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stayed in March, 2020
Guest Score 9 out of 10
Wonderful
Very kind and affable manager Emma. It is amazing to see this lady treat guests and home Owners of this house. It’s very clean,warm and nice British style guest house
stayed in March, 2020
Guest Score 9 out of 10
Wonderful
stayed in March, 2020
Guest Score 10 out of 10
Exceptional
Staff excellent
Nothing
stayed in March, 2020
Guest Score 6 out of 10
Pleasant
stayed in February, 2020
Guest Score 10 out of 10
Exceptional
stayed in February, 2020
Guest Score 9.2 out of 10
Wonderful
stayed in February, 2020
Guest Score 6 out of 10
Pleasant
Warm room. Tea n coffee in the room. Helpful staff member. Bus stop right outside takes you into town. Free parking. If you can get a space. We did!
Unfriendly looking guy walking round looking very stern. Think he's the manager. I didn't realise we were sharing a bathroom. I guess that's my fault. Breakfast was okay. Only hot food was pale bacon and scrambled eggs.
stayed in February, 2020
Guest Score 10 out of 10
Exceptional
I like the archirecture of the local people
Nothing
stayed in February, 2020
Guest Score 8.8 out of 10
Excellent
20 minute walk away from Edinburgh old town. Very friendly host - couldn’t ask for a more attentive host! Breakfast was basic but at £35 a night what more could you want?! Room was clean and comfortable.
stayed in February, 2020
Guest Score 9.6 out of 10
Exceptional
It was nice and clean. Comfortable bed.
Nice place with good contact to the internet.
stayed in February, 2020
Guest Score 8 out of 10
Very Good
stayed in February, 2020
Guest Score 9 out of 10
Wonderful
The location is great, the rooms are clean and very nice.
During the winter, it can be a liitle cold in the rooms.
stayed in February, 2020
Guest Score 5 out of 10
Fair
Nice old building in a calm part of town. Decent rooms and ok beds.
Breakfast was absolutely awful! ”Fresh Coffee” was grey and muddy. Bacon smelled old, eggs likewise. Jam on a plate felt reused a million times. Croissants were hard as rocks, old. Even biscuits must have been really old. Some packs had been tampered with, as if put back to be used again. Creepy old owner was hanging around starting people down. Very unpleasant. In general, the breakfast felt as if being in a waxcabinet, trying to eat the sculptured food. Or trapped in a witches lair, being served poison. Disgusting.
stayed in February, 2020
Guest Score 10 out of 10
Exceptional
stayed in February, 2020
Guest Score 10 out of 10
Exceptional
Amazing hospitality! Great location, friendly people and lovely breakfast! I super recommend!
stayed in February, 2020
Guest Score 5 out of 10
Fair
Lady in reception As I was checking out was very pleasant,as was the cleaning lady I met.
Booking stated private bathroom with bath but room did not have a bath. I booked it for that reason so wasn't happy. When queried I was initially brushed off with a 'it does have a bathroom' when I reiterated the bath issue I was told that if I let them know next time what I want (as opposed to simply booking it specifically) they would try and sort it out for me.
stayed in February, 2020
Guest Score 9 out of 10
Wonderful
Liked the location, bus stop outside or 30 min into centre, we walked as always something to see in way in. Staff very friendly, breakfast good, all you needed in bedroom and bathroom, excellent value for money
All good
stayed in February, 2020
Guest Score 10 out of 10
Exceptional
2 nights stay and first off all b&b was a immaculate clean. staff very friendly couldent do enough for you specially a woman called EMMA the bus stop is just out side with busses running every 10 mins and 10 mins distance to princess street overall cracking b&b for price and location
stayed in January, 2020
Guest Score 9 out of 10
Wonderful
We had originally booked for two nights and due to unforeseen circumstances we needed to book an extra night. We booked via booking.com an extra night, we e-mailed explaining our situation and they were amazing, we stayed in the same room for the three nights we were there. We arrived late, so we were not able to check in with someone but the instructions via email were really straight forward and it was amazing to have parking in Edinburgh. We had seen some negative comments about breakfast but we can't fault it, a really good choice, yes there was only bacon, scrambled eggs and black pudding for hot choices but it was well cooked and the selection of continental breakfast was amazing and the staff were really friendly and helpful,nothing was too much trouble, and a big thanks to Emma who went above and beyond, she's a credit to the Ben Doran.
For us there was nothing negative we can say.
stayed in January, 2020
Guest Score 8 out of 10
Very Good
Great location for access into Edinburgh centre. The B&B is homely, very comfy bed and great facilities. Free parking on premises is a great service too.
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The Ben Doran

11 Mayfield Gardens, Edinburgh, City Of Edinburgh - Scotland, EH9 2AX, United Kingdom