Ratings based on 218 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.1 out of 5
86% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by charlie from corby

free car parking

Posted 11-Apr-2014
ben doran hotel has free parking,friendly staff,a nice walk into the city centre and plenty of public transport if you dont like walking ....and a great wee pie shop just up the road!
5 out of 5
for Families
by Cathleen from USA

Good value

Posted 10-Apr-2014 on Hotels.com
The hotel is conveniently located on the bus routes with a stop directly across from the hotel. It is also within walking distance of the Royal Mile. The included breakfast was excellent and the staff extremely friendly and helpful. There is no elevator which is understandable given the fact that this is a guesthouse based on a renovated older building. The rooms are comfortable. This hotel was exactly the price/comfort/convenience trade-off that I desired.
4 out of 5
for Overnight Stay Before Destination
by kay from Blackburn

clean and comfortable

Posted 19-Mar-2014 on Hotels.com
The room was clean and comfortable with all basic amenities provided. The staff were friendly and welcoming. Breakfast was great with lots of variety and good portion sizes. There didn't seem to be any restaurants within walking distance however as we had transport this wasn't a problem. Parking was very limited. I would use this hotel again if I was in the area.
5 out of 5
for Business Travellers
by A verified traveller

Others could learn a few tricks from this B&B

Posted 02-Mar-2014 on Hotels.com
I've stayed at the Ben Doran before and will stay there again. On check-in, having prepaid, I mentioned my name on arrival and they gave me a key and showed me to my room! Check in was extremely easy, a very high priority for me. On check out, I just returned the key. Easy! And they bring you fresh toast for breakfast. Location is a bit out of town centre but buses leave just outside the front door, and it was convenient for my trip, the university campus. There are also corner shops and pubs in easy walking distance. Rooms have tea&coffee aplenty; they are not en suite but I had no trouble with availability of bathrooms etc.
4 out of 5
by MK from UK

nice hotel

Posted 07-Jan-2014 on Hotels.com
Nice and clean old style hotel. Good food :) Close to the town centre. Bus stop next to the hotel. The only thing I didnt like was share bathroom.
2 out of 5
by Liz

Posted 10-Dec-2013
Pros: Staff were friendly an obliging. Breakfast was very nice.
Cons: The bathroom door didn't close, the shower was pokey & the decor was tired & shabby. Lugging heavy bags up two flights of stairs was hard work
5 out of 5
by Eric from USA

Comfortable and Good Value

Posted 28-Nov-2013 on Hotels.com
Being located on Edinburgh's Old Town, the exterior of the hotel shows its age, but the interior is beautiful and fully modernized. The staff is friendly and helpful. The breakfast was well-prepared and offered a good variety. The hotel is not close to the city center where most of the attractions are, but some may consider that a positive rather than a negative because it is so quiet there. Overall, a nice place to stay.
5 out of 5
by christina

This traveller left a rating score only Posted 11-Nov-2013 on Hotels.com
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by karen from newcastle

Nice guest house with lovely staff

Posted 07-Nov-2013
Pros: Lovely atmosphere, great friendly staff and great food
Cons: Slightly old fashioned deco and plugs very close to carpet struggled to plug straightness in
Location: Great locations and transport links to city centre
I recently stayed at this hotel whilst on a theatre break with my husband. We opted for the king size bed which was lovely and comfy The hotel is close to city centre with good transport links Breakfast was great with plenty of options. Very happy and we got a good price
5 out of 5
for Business Travellers
by Andy from Cumbria

An good example of how a guest house should be

Posted 27-Oct-2013 on Hotels.com
From arrival to departure there was nothing to fault the service, amenities and rooms. Staff and owner were helpful and charming, Breakfast was fresh and well prepared, the rooms were clean and comfortable. I will stay here again for sure.