Hotel Features. The Ben Doran guesthouse features classic Georgian architecture and overlooks the hills surrounding Edinburgh. Guests can relax in the library or ask at the front desk for advice on Edinburgh's attractions. Complimentary off-street parking is available.
Complimentary full Scottish breakfast is provided in the Ben Doran Restaurant. A three-course dinner menu is also served in the restaurant, which has a marble fireplace, fine china and damask napkins. Packed lunches are available on request. Afternoon tea is on offer, with scones, jam and cream, fresh pastries and sandwiches.
The guesthouse has a business centre and secretarial services.
Guestrooms. The Ben Doran's 11 guestrooms have dial-up Internet ports, opening windows, complimentary designer toiletries and tea/coffee making facilities. Rooms are decorated in dark rose or cream and have Georgian period features.
Expert tip. Arthur's Seat, at Holyrood Park, is part of an extinct volcano system, rising 251 metres above Edinburgh. It can be climbed and offers panoramic views of the city and the Firth of Forth.
En-Suite Double: One king bed or one double bed. Dark rose décor with cherry wood furnishings and period features. Internet connection, television, tea and coffee making facilities, direct-dial phone, hair dryer. Bathroom with complimentary designer toiletries.
Executive Double: One king bed or one double bed. Dark rose or cream décor with dark and cherry wood furnishings, marble-topped coffee table and period features. Separate sitting area. Internet connection, television, tea and coffee making facilities, direct-dial phone, hair dryer. Bathroom with complimentary designer toiletries.
Standard Double with Shared Bathroom: One double bed. Dark rose décor with cherry wood furnishings and period features. Internet connection, television, tea and coffee making facilities, direct-dial phone, wash basin, hair dryer. Shared bathroom with complimentary designer toiletries.
Standard Single with Shared Bathroom: One twin bed. Dark rose décor with cherry wood furnishings and period features. Internet connection, television, tea and coffee making facilities, direct-dial phone, wash basin, hair dryer. Shared bathroom with complimentary designer toiletries.
From Edinburgh Airport (EDI):
Distance to The Ben Doran is 7.5 miles, approximately 20 minutes' drive.
Getting there. Airlink 100 operates express bus services to the city centre. Buses run every 10 minutes and depart from the bus station next to the terminal. An open-return pass costs 5 GBP. The N22 night bus runs between midnight and 4 a.m. Taxis wait at a rank next to the terminal, and cost approximately 10 GBP-20 GBP to the city centre, depending on traffic and time of day. Waverley, Edinburgh's main railway station, can be reached by bus or taxi. Regular trains leave Waverley for Glasgow and most major destinations throughout Scotland and England. Prices are all subject to change.
Getting around. Edinburgh city and the Lothian region are served by a good bus network. There are hop-on, hop-off stops for city bus tours throughout central Edinburgh. Black cabs are available from the streets. The historic centre's cobbled streets are best explored by foot. Driving is not recommended for visitors, due to the complicated one-way systems.
Driving directions. From Edinburgh Airport:
Turn onto the City Bypass (A720), heading south and east.
Drive around the city and exit the bypass at Straiton Junction, joining the A701 towards the city centre.
The Ben Doran is three miles along this road on the right.
- TV/VCR Sauna
- Coffee Maker Wake Up Service
- Pets Not Allowed Complimentary Breakfast - Scottish
- Restaurant(s) Safe-Deposit Box - At front desk
- Concierge desk Garden - Limited Hours
- Business services
Room Amenities: , , • Window opens • Direct-dial phone • Iron/ironing board (on request • Complimentary toiletries • Designer toiletries • Internet access - dial-up • Hypo-allergenic bedding availa • Extra towels/bedding
Edinburgh Castle - 2 miles | Holyrood Palace - 2 miles | Royal Mile - 1 mile | Princes Street (shopping) - 2 miles | Dynamic Earth Exhibition - 1 mile | Scottish Parliament - 1 mile | Festival Theatre - 1 mile | Queens Hall - 1 mile | Royal Museum of Scotland - 1.5 miles | Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art - 1.5 miles | Royal Yacht Britannia - 2 miles | Edinburgh Zoo - 4 miles|
Edinburgh Hotels - The Ben Doran