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In central Edinburgh, this 4-star Georgian town house offers free Wi-Fi and free parking. The local bus service allows easy access to Edinburgh city center.

All of the charming rooms at The Ben Doran Guest House have a TV and elegant décor. Rooms have beautiful hillside or city views.

Breakfast is served in the dining room from 8 to 9 AM, until 9:30 on Sunday. Breakfast consists of scrambled eggs, sausages, cereals, yogurts, cheese, pastries, toast, juice, dried fruits, bananas, espresso drinks and tea/coffee. The hosts are friendly and welcoming.

Princes Street and Waverley Railway Station are just a 5-minute drive away, and the attractions of the Royal Mile are less than 2 miles from the building.

The hotel offers limited off-street parking.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.1 for a two-person trip.

The Ben Doran Guest House has been welcoming guests since Oct 9, 2006

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.0)

Breakfast Info

Continental, Vegetarian, Vegan, Buffet

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Property questions and answers
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  • Do you have safe off road parking for a motorbike please?
    We have off road parking, but motorbikes are always fair game, it seems. Sorry, but you park at your own risk. Kind regards, The Ben Doran
    Answered on August 12, 2021
  • Hi, do you allow babies?
    No, sorry. The Ben Doran is an adults only hotel.
    Answered on October 5, 2021
  • How far from the town centre ??
    The Ben Doran is about a mile from town centre (old town). Walkable, or lots of buses and taxis.
    Answered on August 11, 2021
  • Can we park a vw campervan on Friday August 27th for 1 night?
    We do have a carpark, but cannot guarantee parking space. It is on first-come, first-serve basis. There is parking on the street around the corner, ho..
    Answered on August 16, 2021
  • what does shared bath mean ?
    There is a wash basin in the room, but the toilet and shower/bath are outside the room and share with one other room.
    Answered on September 2, 2021
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Host Info

Host Review Score

We pride ourselves, not only on service and accommodation, but also the quality of breakfast that we serve using only the finest local produce. We are delighted that property has consistently achieved a four star rating by Visit Scotland. We care about the comfort of our guests and that’s why all our rooms have been designed and furnished with a high level of care and attention to detail. Our bedrooms range from smaller rooms for single occupancy to larger deluxe rooms with ensuite. Each offers a charming mix of original character with modern facilities and has a beautiful hillside or Edinburgh city view. Complimentary tea/coffee-making facilities and free Wi-Fi are also available for our guests to enjoy. Whether visiting Edinburgh on holiday, for business or perhaps family attending one of Edinburgh’s universities, the Ben Doran Ben and Breakfast Guest House is an ideal city centre.
Mayfield is located approx. 1 mile from Edinburgh city centre and our hotel is adjacent to the local bus stop. The bus ride is a few minutes to all the main Edinburgh attractions, Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, Royal Mile and lot's of bars and restaurants.
Languages spoken: Arabic,English,Spanish,French
Area info *
Amenities of The Ben Doran Guest House
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • City view
  • Garden view
  • View
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • DVD player
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not possible).
  • Street parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Wake-up service
  • Express check-in/out
  • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Adults only
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hypoallergenic room available
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages Spoken
  • Arabic
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules

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3:00 PM - 12:00 AM


8:00 AM - 10:30 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Maestro Mastercard Visa Solo Discover JCB Diners Club American Express Debit card The Ben Doran Guest House accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), make sure you're booking this property in accordance with the destination's local government guidelines, including (but not limited to) the purpose of travel and maximum group size.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service hours.

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

Please inform The Ben Doran Guest House of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about The Ben Doran Guest House

  • The Ben Doran Guest House is 1.3 miles from the center of Edinburgh.

  • Guests staying at The Ben Doran Guest House can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 6.4).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Buffet

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to The Ben Doran Guest House by:

    • Taxi 35min
    • Airport shuttle (public) 45min

  • The prices at The Ben Doran Guest House may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Check-in at The Ben Doran Guest House is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:30 AM.

  • The Ben Doran Guest House offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Golf course (within 2 miles)

  • Room options at The Ben Doran Guest House include:

    • Double
    • Single