Ratings based on 418 Verified Reviews

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4.0 out of 5
83% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
4.0 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
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4out of 5
by A verified traveller from Scotland

Lovely stay

Posted 26-Oct-2016
Pros: Welcome. Good location within walking distance to city centre. Spotless large rooms.
Cons: No complaints
Location: Near to city centre. On main bus routes.
Nice welcome from staff when we arrived. Shown where everything was and times of meals. Very friendly. Room was lovely. At the back which was very quiet. All you can eat buffet breakfast with large choice of cereals, fruit juices, fruit and hot food etc. Beautiful dining room. All in all to be highly recommended. Will def stay again. Great value for money. Thank you.
4out of 5
by A verified traveller from Córdoba

Trato muy bueno, instalaciones algo mejorables

Posted 12-Oct-2016
Pros: Desayuno, trato del personal, conexión con el centro de la ciudad mediante múltiples líneas de autobús, habitación y baño limpios, cama grande
Cons: Conexión wi-fi
Location: Algo alejada del centro pero bien conectada. Algunos bares, restaurantes y sitios de comida para llevar a menos de 10 minutos andando.
Está algo alejada del centro, pero muy bien conectada por varias líneas de autobús. Cada pocos minutos pasa alguno que te deja en el centro en 15 minutos, y lo mismo para volver. El trato del personal es muy bueno, amable y atento. La habitación estaba bastante bien, pero algo ruidosa por el tráfico de la calle. El suelo enmoquetado debe ser de madera por debajo y crujía bastante. Puede ser algo molesto con los huéspedes de habitaciones contiguas. El baño compartido estaba bastante bien, limpio y con una bañera-ducha espaciosa. La presión del agua justita, pero podías regularla de temperatura tan fría o caliente como quisieras. No tuve problemas en usarlo cada vez que quise y ducharme sin esperar o hacer esperar a los demás huéspedes. El desayuno variado y abundante, y a un horaio (de 8 a 9) que considero adecuado. El wi-fi probablemente lo peor, buena señal pero problemas de conexión cada dos por tres (estás conectado al wi-fi pero no tienes internet). Tenía que trabajar con el portátil y me costó mucho, tuve que desconectar y conectar manualmente una y otra vez para restablecer la conexión. Pregunté si podía sentarme a trabajar en otra sala y me dejaron utilizar el salón de desayunos, me despejaron una mesa y allí pude trabajar con menos problemas, pero no iba del todo bien. Con la llave de la habitación abres también la puerta de la casa, así que eres libre de entrar y salir a tu antojo.
4out of 5
by A verified traveller from d

Great location in characterful B & B

Posted 24-Sep-2016
We stayed for 4 nights and overall a pleasant stay. A clean and comfortable room and good selection of buffet breakfast. Bus stops nearby and frequently so perfect for easy access to Edinburgh centre.
4out of 5
by A verified traveller from Toronto, ON, Canada

Excellent B&B just a short walk from the Royal Mil

Posted 20-Sep-2016
Our stay at the Ben Doran was fantastic. They serve a full breakfast in the dining area each morning and the owners are just lovely people. It's just a nice walk into the main tourist attractions in Edinburgh and there are some excellent restaurants along the way. Softpour and The Apiary were our favourites. The Apiary is excellent for those looking for gluten free options. We even found a laundromat nearby. I would highly recommend this B&B for those looking for a reasonably priced place to stay and don't mind walking. There is a bus that stops right across the street for those rainy days.
4out of 5
by A verified traveller

Comfortable and very affordable

Posted 20-Sep-2016
My friend paid nearly 4 times more for his room at a hotel. Ben Doran is clean affordable and across the street from a bus stop. Buses 3 7 8 29 31. Will take you into town for 1.6 pounds great place to stay if you are on a budget. Good breakfast and efficient staff
5out of 5
by A verified traveller

Posted 28-Aug-2016
Great location, accommodating staff and a lovely hot breakfast buffet in the morning!
3out of 5
by VIolet from Glasgow

Posted 23-Jul-2016 on Hotels
Enjoyed stay but too far out of city centre had to get taxi back and forward to bed and breakfast. There is a bus stop across road if you know where you are going, The rooms have a shared bathroom on each floor with a toilet. bath/shower which i wasnt to keen on. On main road which is really noisy and busy,
Comment from Hotel Management
Dear Violet, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We are glad you enjoyed your stay but disappointed you felt our location was too far out of the city and noisy. We are just a 5 minute bus ride into the city centre and we would have been delighted to assist you with further information on bus times etc. We are also very sorry to hear you were not keen on the shared bathroom. We do have rooms with ensuite bathrooms too. We do hope you enjoyed your trip to Edinburgh and we hope that you would consider staying with us again in the future. Kindest Regards
2out of 5
by A verified traveller

Not value for money ; disappointing

Posted 22-Jul-2016
Pros: The staff employed by the owner
Location: The location is good as the bus stop to the city centre is just outside and I think this is the reason they take advantage and charge excessive
Stay for 3 days for visiting Edinburgh Room on the second floor; no lift The shower was terrible ;the flow of water when in maximum was really poor ; and you could not adjust it to tepid water ; so it was either very cold or burning hot ; I advised the proprietor and I wonder wether he'd bother to fix it The bed was crumbling with noises
3out of 5
by A verified traveller from bellambi australia

Charming guesthouse

Posted 21-Jul-2016 on Wotif
Pros: Breakfast included
Cons: Room ventilation
Location: Day highland tour picked me up out front,
Was 30 minute walk from train station,but not so bad when you work out buses ,can get bus out front. Bathroom facilities great,, but room had no ventilation, so was hot and stuffy. Breakfast was generous in a lovely dining room, Stairs to carry bags up, Overall was very good
Comment from Hotel Management
by Joseph, Hotel Management
Dear Julie, Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay with us. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and your feedback on our breakfast. Thank you for your kind comments re our bathroom facilities but we are sorry to hear you felt there was an issue with the ventilation. As this is the first time this has been brought to our attention we will investigate further. We do hope you will visit us again in the future. Kindest Regards,
4out of 5
by A verified traveller

This traveller left a rating score only Posted 20-Jul-2016 on Hotels