We stayed in the lodge. Everything was very nice. Room was nice and tidy. Really appreciated the lovely sherry after a 4 hour drive. Bed was comfortable. The cooked to order breakfast in the morning was fantastic. Hotel location is very convenient to getting into town centre. You can catch a but right outside the hotel and buses run regularly until very late. Wold definitely recommend and would stay here again.
Located in Newington, this boutique hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of National Library of Scotland and Royal Commonwealth Pool …More
My friend and I did a two week trip to Europe, bouncing around several cities in a short time. Edinburgh was our last stop before we headed home. I am so happy that The Ben Doran Guest House was our final impression of a European lodging. The hotel room we stayed in was so gorgeous, and clean! The beds were very comfortable, the hotel was extremely clean, and the breakfast in the morning was good. I especially loved the classical music that they played in the mornings during breakfast. It made our stay there even more magical. There is wifi in the room, but sometimes it's a little spotty. That is to be expected, I think, in most European hotels though. The only thing that I was really not a fan of was the shower. The shower was quite difficult to use, and the water pressure was really low. It took about three minutes for the hot water to kick in, and it didn't last very long, so you had to really shower quickly! But aside from that small detail, everything else was perfect!
Traveller from Las Vegas, NV
Located in Newington, this guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of National Library of Scotland and Royal Commonwealth Pool …More
We booked this hotel for 1 night originally. We have found it by searching for hotels close to the Edinburgh Roal Infirmary. There were mixed reviews from other guests so it was a bit of a 'gamble'. We couldn't be more delighted with our find. It doesn't have the glamour of some hotels but: the reception staff were more friendly and helpful than I've met before: our room was spacious, modern an well equipped ( sadly no fridge); the bathroom was immaculate and the bed was really comfortable. What more could anyone ask for?
Traveller from teesside
Located in Newington, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of National Library of Scotland, Arthur's Seat, and …More
"Nice hotel with a bus stop outside the front door."
When we arrived in Edinburgh city center we were able to catch a 33 bus from the Waverly train station on Princes Street directly to the B&B. Once we arrived, it was an easy check-in and within minutes we were settling down in our room. The room was clean and tidy. We received a key to the main door and our room inside. We were happy that it had limited foot traffic within the building. The next morning we had a continental breakfast which satisfied our family. It consisted of ham, cheese, croissants, toast, yogurt, juices, milk, and fresh fruit. The possibility of a hot breakfast was there if we wanted. The staff was very friendly and helpful when we asked for help with getting around the city. The other guests were fairly quiet when we were there so no complaints. We had laundry to clean so we caught the 33 bus and took it to a laundromat on Clark Street only a few minutes away. It was very convenient for everything we needed to get done. Fast food restaurants were also within minutes away by bus. Other buses were available to get us around the city. At the end of our stay we took the 33 bus from the B&B to Princes Street where we got off at Waverly train station and walked a block from there to the tram station to get to the airport. No cabs or special transfers required to get home. We had a great vacation in Edinburgh.
Traveller from Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Located in Newington, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of National Library of Scotland, Royal Commonwealth Pool, and …More
Expedia mentioned that the room had an attached bathroom/toilet when we booked on their site. But actually the room did not and neither was this mentioned in confirmation mail from Expedia. Expedia gave incorrect information on their site. I want my money back from Expedia
Traveller from London
Located in Newington, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Queen's Hall and Royal Commonwealth Pool. University of …More
Not far from the centre; 20 mins walk. Hotel okay but rooms are not big; staff are not around 24 hours as they cover other hotels, but they can provide assistance by phone if needed. Goog price but don't expect it to be very posh.
Traveller from london
Located in Newington, this bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of National Library of Scotland and Royal Commonwealth …More
We booked to stay as were at a concert in the castle on Saturday evening. There were about 8 different buses that serviced where we were staying and all went to and from the city centre so this was a great bonus. Peter was very helpful and we were served well by the friendly staff.
Traveller from York
Located in Newington, this bed & breakfast is within a 15-minute walk of National Library of Scotland and Royal Commonwealth …More
This suburb on the outskirts of the city center is a popular area for students and is home to some of Edinburgh's liveliest bars. The area offers fantastic views of Arthur's Seat, Holyrood Park's extinct volcano, and golfers can take in the views from Craigmillar Park Golf Club, which offers incredible vistas down the coast and across the Firth to Fife.