Ratings based on 451 Verified Reviews

4.0 out of 5
84% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Good breakfast and staff, a bit old overall...

Posted 30-May-2017
Bedroom was a bit noisy (could hear my neighbor snoring) and quite old though clean. Shared bathroom was clean, breakfast was good and staff is helpful!
Comment from Hotel Management
31-May-2017 by Joseph, Hotel Management
Dear Anonymous, Thank you for choosing the Ben Doran for your recent visit to Edinburgh. We are sorry you found the room noisy due to another guest snoring, unfortunately, this is out with our control. However, we are delighted with your other comments regarding cleanliness and that you enjoyed breakfast. Thank you also for your kind comments about our staff. We do hope to welcome you back to the Ben Doran in the future. Kind Regards
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from New York

Wonderful hotel close to the city center

Posted 16-Apr-2017
I enjoyed my time at the Ben Doran. I found everyone very warm and welcoming. The accommodations were very clean and well kept up. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is traveling to Edinburgh. I know I will definitely stay there again. Thank you!
Comment from Hotel Management
31-May-2017 by Joseph, Hotel Management
Dear Danny, Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review which is very much appreciated. We are delighted you enjoyed your time with us and thank you for the kind recommendation. We do hope to welcome you back again in the near future. Kind Regards
4 out of 5
by Phil

Nice hotel with a pleasant walk into city

Posted 24-Mar-2017 on Hotels
Nice hotel with good breakfast available. Room was on top floor so lots of stairs to climb so it would be very difficult for disabled people. Room a bit cool but not a problem.
Comment from Hotel Management
31-May-2017
Dear Phil, Thank you for choosing the Ben Doran for your recent stay and for providing us with your valuable feedback and comments. We are delighted with you thought breakfast was good and the Ben Doran nice and for awarding us with 4 stars. We do hope to welcome you back again in the future. Kind Regards Joseph
4 out of 5
by Mary

Ideal B&B

Posted 18-Mar-2017 on Hotels
Of many guest houses in the area, Ben Doran isa classic. Excellent.
Comment from Hotel Management
31-May-2017
Dear Mary, Thank you for choosing the Ben Doran for your recent stay and for taking the time to write such wonderful comments. We are delighted you enjoyed your time with us and hope to welcome you back again in the future. Kind Regards Joseph
5 out of 5
by katherine

Posted 19-Feb-2017 on Hotels
Comment from Hotel Management
31-May-2017
Dear Katherine, Thank you for choosing the Ben Doran for your recent stay and for awarding us with 5 stars which is very much appreciated. We do hope to welcome you back again in the future. Kind Regards Joseph
4 out of 5
by Byron

Ben Doran

Posted 17-Feb-2017 on Hotels
Great guest house. Large rooms, bed, hot showers and a delicious breakfast! The lady was great at explaining how to get around. The royal mile is about a 30min walk. Or 10 minute bus ride. I personally like the location and would highly recommend the place.
Comment from Hotel Management
31-May-2017
Dear Byron, Thank you for choosing the Ben Doran for your recent stay and for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We are delighted you enjoyed your time with us and you thought the breakfast was delicious. We do hope to welcome you back again in the near future. Kind Regards Joseph
5 out of 5
by A verified traveller

Great base for Edinburgh sightseeing visit.

Posted 16-Feb-2017 on Hotels
The location was convenient to the sightseeing attractions.Staff were very friendly and efficient, Breakfast was excellent,great choice and quality. Our room was warm and cozy, in great shape in a beautiful period house, everything we needed was included We were unfortunate to have a flat tire on our car in the morning and the help we received in locating a repair shop was well more than expected.
Comment from Hotel Management
31-May-2017
Dear Anonymous, Thank you for choosing to stay at the Ben Doran and for taking the time to write such a wonderful review and for awarding us with 5 stars. We are delighted you enjoyed your time with us and that you found our staff to be very friendly and efficient. We are glad you enjoyed breakfast and the room warm and cosy. We do hope to welcome you back to the Ben Doran in the near future. Kind Regards Joseph
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Breakfirst is great!

Posted 10-Feb-2017
The breakfirst is great! The breakfirst is great! The breakfirst is great!
Comment from Hotel Management
31-May-2017 by Joseph, Hotel Management
Dear Anonymous, Thank you for choosing the Ben Doran for your recent stay and for taking the time to write such wonderful comments. We are delighted you thought breakfast was great. We do hope to welcome you back again in the future. Kind Regards
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Bellevue,WA

Perfect Stay for an affordable price!

Posted 20-Jan-2017
Pros: Staff and food.
Location: Walkable distance from Waverley station.
This is one of the best Hotels I have ever stayed abroad. The room and facilities were up to the mark. I had a really comfortable stay for a night. The staff were friendly and accommodating. Breakfast was tasty and delicious. I'd recommend this to anyone.
Comment from Hotel Management
30-Jan-2017 by Joseph, Hotel Management
Dear Dinesh Thank you for taking the time to post such a wonderful review about your recent stay with us. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for recommending us too. We do hope to welcome you back in the future. Kind Regards
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Comfortable and clean hotel

Posted 24-Dec-2016
I was being greeted well when I reached the hotel and the staff is friendly . And the room is so clean and comfortable
Comment from Hotel Management
30-Jan-2017 by Joseph, Hotel Management
Thank you for taking the time to post such a positive review about your recent stay with us. We are delighted you thought we were friendly and your room was clean and comfortable. Thank you for choosing the Ben Doran and we do hope to welcome you back in the future. Kind Regards