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The Ben Doran Guest House, Edinburgh

4-starThis establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.
11 Mayfield GardensEdinburghScotlandEH9 2AXUnited Kingdom

Upscale guesthouse within easy reach of Royal Commonwealth Pool
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
  • Collect nightsFor every 10 nights, get 1 free!
Very Good8.4
Tasty breakfast
Great location
Great room
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The Ben Doran Guest House, Edinburgh

from $72
  • Standard Double Room
  • Executive Double Room, 1 King Bed
  • Standard Double Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Standard Single Room, 1 Twin Bed, Shared Bathroom

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 11 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-9 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM
  • Express check-in/out
The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 9 PM

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (12 years old and younger) not allowed

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking (limited)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast daily
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby
Working away
  • Business center
  • Computer station
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers -
  • Year Built
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Library

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
  • Daily housekeeping

The Ben Doran Guest House, Edinburgh’s small print

Also known as

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


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.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

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

Optional extras

Onsite credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

What’s around The Ben Doran Guest House, Edinburgh


  • In Newington
  • University of Edinburgh - 23 min walk
  • Greyfriars Kirk - 27 min walk
  • St. Giles' Cathedral - 30 min walk
  • Arthur's Seat - 32 min walk
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse - 34 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 36 min walk
  • Princes Street Gardens - 36 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) - 27 min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 30 min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station - 14 min drive
  • Newcraighall Station - 15 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Limited parking

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.4 From 124 reviews

The Ben Doran Guest House, Edinburgh
Very Good8.0
Nice location and a great breakfast. The room was a bit noisy and hot.
Dennis, us2 night trip
The Ben Doran Guest House, Edinburgh
Very Good8.0
Beautiful old home. I had never stayed in a bed and breakfast so I was unsure. A bit strange for me to share a bathroom with many others... but it worked out ok. It was clean and the breakfast was great!
Tressa, us1 night trip
The Ben Doran Guest House, Edinburgh
Very Good8.0
Good stay.
Very helpful staff. Bathrooms are not en Suite. Rooms was hot and took a while to cool off. Couldn’t stay for breakfast but provided a to go breakfast. About 20 min walk to city center but taxi and bus stop right out front.
A Traveler, us2 night trip
The Ben Doran Guest House, Edinburgh
Great location.
A lovely place to stay with great local amenities.
Helen, us1 night trip
The Ben Doran Guest House, Edinburgh
I absolutely adored Alexandra and Allie (actually that could be wrong name) but to suffice it to say the ladies are wonderful. Is that a reason to book? Likely not. It's the first time I ever stayed at a guesthouse- I hadn't realized there would be no air conditioning... it's Scotland so it's never hot persay but it does get humid and stuffy and rainy ... I didn't realize I'd have to heat the water for at least 5 minutes before showering- or that the water pressure is nonexistent. The room was sparkling clean. The mattress should be replaced soon or perhaps a topper would help cover the feel of the springs in certain places. I didn't love the breakfast- but I swear to you they will make you just about any kind of eggs you want! The ladies are helpful- the price is very reasonable- awesome access to the city center too
Elizabeth, us3 night trip

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The Ben Doran Guest House, Edinburgh

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