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The Ben Doran Guest House

Star Rating
4 out of 5



4.1 / 5Very Good
553 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free parking
  • Business Services


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Festival Theatre
    3 min drive
  • Popular Location
    University of Edinburgh
    3 min drive
  • Restaurant
    Pizza Hut
    7 min walk
  • Restaurant
    7 min walk
  • Airport
    Edinburgh (EDI)
    19 min drive

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    About this area


    Located in Edinburgh's Newington neighbourhood, The Ben Doran Guest House is in the business district and near a train station. Festival Theatre and National Museum of Scotland are cultural highlights, and travellers looking to shop may want to visit Princes Street and Grassmarket. Royal Commonwealth Pool and Our Dynamic Earth are not to be missed. Our guests appreciate the guest house's quiet location.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Festival Theatre - 3 min drive
    • Popular Location
      University of Edinburgh - 3 min drive
    • Popular Location
      National Museum of Scotland - 4 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Greyfriars Kirk - 4 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Holyrood Park - 13 min drive

    Getting around

    • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 5 min drive
    • Edinburgh (EDI) - 19 min drive


    • Pizza Hut — 7 min walk
    • Savannah — 7 min walk
    • Dough Pizza — 11 min walk
    • Caffè Gelato — 11 min walk
    • The Herbivore Kitchen — 13 min walk

    About this property

    The Ben Doran Guest House

    A business centre, concierge services and a computer station are available at this smoke-free guesthouse. Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a library, express check-in and express check-out are on-site. All 11 rooms offer free WiFi, room service (during limited hours) and LCD TVs with digital channels. Guests will also find DVD players, Egyptian cotton sheets and coffee/tea makers.

    Property amenities


    • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
    • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Parking and public transport

    • Free self parking
    • Limited parking spaces

    Food and drink

    • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast available daily
    • Room service available

    Family friendly

    • DVD player


    • Front-desk safe
    • Library
    • No lifts

    Guest services

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

    Languages spoken

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

    Business services

    • Business centre
    • Computer station


    • Smoke-free property

    Room amenities


    • Egyptian cotton sheets
    • Heating
    • Hypo-allergenic bedding
    • Premium bedding


    • Designer toiletries
    • Hairdryer


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

    Food and drink

    • Coffee/tea maker


    • Iron/ironing board (on request)
    • Phone

    Nearby things to do


    • Bike hire
    • Golf
    • Hiking/biking trails
    • Sailing
    • Snowboarding

    Where to eat

    • Serves breakfast.

    Very Good

    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    5/5 Excellent

    This traveller didn’t leave comments with their review
    Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019


    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.

    Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    Nice stay

    Nice stay. Landlord very polite and friendly

    Stayed 1 night in Jul 2019


    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.

    Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2019


    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.

    Stayed 1 night in Jun 2019

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