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Straven Guest House

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3 Brunstane Road North | Joppa Portobello, Edinburgh EH15 2DL, Scotland
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£40 (GBP)
Straven Guest House
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for three nights at the B&B. The place is conveniently located in a quiet area very close to the seaside (literally, 1 minute walk) and with easy bus access to the centre of Edinburgh. Rooms were very clean and well equipped. Sinead and Chris are extremely friendly and ready to give directions and information. Breakfast was amazing. Every... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in Edinburgh for 3 nights and it was an amazing experience and the B&B definitely helped !!! The location is amazing, just 10 metres from the beach, with easy access to the city centre. Sinead and Chris are the best!!! With their perfect breakfast (Sinead, your porridge is the best) and the friendly atmosphere. Would definitely stay there... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely guesthouse in the fantastic area of Portobello with great access to the city of Edinburgh. We stayed here while we visited family over the Easter Weekend. Chris and Sinead looked after us very well and their breakfasts are fantastic! I would highly recommend staying here.

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Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This B&B is beautiful and Sinead/Chris are amazing! My sister and I stayed here last week and it was just as wonderful as we had hoped it would be. It's a great location with easy bus commute to the city and a peaceful place to come "home" to each night. If we come back to Edinburgh someday, this will definitely... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Big room, beautifully furnished with sparkling new bathroom and fresh flowers, great choice of breakfast and a very warm, friendly reception. Only 10 steps from the beach and promenade, and 20 minutes by bus from Edinburgh city centre.

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for just one night whilst up in Edinburgh for the rugby. Straven is a lovely, quiet, comfortable and very clean B&B. The bed was huge and very comfy, nice roomy shower and breakfast is fantastic with lots of nice choices and it is all only two minutes from the seafront. Would definitely recommend it!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

we were greeted on arrival a the owners were very helpful about things to do in Edinburgh The rooms very Cozy , Clean , and comfortable there is also a lot of nice restaurants nearby and a very quick walk to local bus stops

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

we stayed with mac+marian at there lovely home on a trip to the endinburgh tattoo. had a lovely stay they both made us very welcome from when we arrived till the moment we left, couldn't do enough for us, breakfast was very nice rooms were very clean + comfortable would always stay there again when up that way thanks mac+marian... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We recently stayed at this exceptionally clean, cozy and welcoming B & B. We were looking for a relaxing weekend escape from our busy London life and this place offered just that. It is located next to the beach, which was lovely to visit (even in Nov!) and yet it’s close and easily accessible to Edinburgh’s city centre. The service... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Positives: This b & b is in a nice building on a quiet road (no street noise at all, which was wonderful), near a very pretty beach, and the rooms themselves are clean. Not so positive: quite a long bus ride into town (usually took about 25 min), a very regimented atmosphere (at times, just really strange and also intrusive,... More 

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SandCWatson, Owner at Straven Guest House, responded to this review

Hi. I am sorry you did not enjoy your stay in Straven in September. I can hopefully respond to some of the concerns raised. The bus is timetabled to take 20 minutes from the stop at the end of our road to Princes street in Edinburgh, but it can take longer in peak times. However the bus services in Edinburgh... More 

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