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Get an overview of this hotel4-star Edinburgh guesthouse in Newington, near Greyfriars Kirk



Located in Newington, this guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of National Library of Scotland and Royal Commonwealth Pool. Festival Theatre and University of Edinburgh are also within 1 mi (2 km).

Property Features

A business center, 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 onsite.

Room Amenities

All 11 rooms offer free WiFi, room service, and LCD TVs with digital channels. Guests will also find DVD players, Egyptian cotton sheets, and coffee makers.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

A computer station is located on site and high-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary. This 4-star property offers access to a business center. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning. This Edinburgh guesthouse also offers a library, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff. Limited complimentary onsite parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Ben Doran Guest House is a smoke-free property.

  • Concierge services 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Total number of rooms - 11 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Library 
  • Business center 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Express check-in 
  • Express check-out 
  • Front desk (limited hours) 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Parking (limited spaces) 
  • Year Built 1800 
  • Free self parking 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Computer station 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Luggage storage 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking, Parking (limited spaces)

Room Amenities

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • DVD player 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Free WiFi 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Digital TV service 
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets 
  • LCD TV 

Where to Eat

Guests are offered a complimentary hot/cold buffet breakfast each morning.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Things to Do

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Snowboarding nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time ends at 10 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM


Check-out time is 10:30 AM

Payment types


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available

No elevators


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Onsite credit card charges are subject to a surcharge
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • 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

We should mention

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. Children 12 years old and younger are not permitted at this property. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

National Rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.

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