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3 Brunstane Road North | Joppa Portobello, Edinburgh EH15 2DL, Scotland
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Straven Guest House
Ranked #13 of 443 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hosts are very helpful and friendly. Rooms are comfortable. The breakfast room is light and sunny. Breakfast is good, especially the homemade yoghurt. Guesthouse is conveniently located to public transport and the promenade to take in the view and for a pleasant stroll.

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Sequim, Washington, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I spent 5 nights of our honeymoon at the Straven Guest House and we thoroughly enjoyed it! When we arrived, we were greeted by Mac and Marian, who gave us lots of good advice about the area and bus schedules and had already placed a gift of wine and chocolates in our room to welcome us. Every... More

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California
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4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We recently had a lovely experience staying at Straven Guest House. We were warmly greeted by Mac and Marian. We were slightly early but they were almost done preparing our ground floor rooms. We waited in the common room for perhaps 5 minutes and then were able to move into our rooms, 4 and 5, I believe. Mac gave us... More

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

What can be added to others' reviews? I'm just endorsing what's been said before. Three visits -- one of several days while visiting my daughter at Edinburgh University, two over-nighters with my wife while en route to and from the Inverness area (and visiting daughter of course). Straven will be our first choice when we visit again. Frequent bus services... More

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Immingham
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4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Stayed here for three nights in July on our way further north. Excellent hosts and accommodation. Pleasant walk along the sea front and good access to Edinburgh city centre from the bus stop at the end of the road. Would definitey stay here again.

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Friendly, welcoming, Mac and Marion make you feel special, going out of their way to help you make your stay relaxed. Room was lovely, breakfast Is superb I would not hesitate to recommend this B &B to anyone, it's right next to the sea which is a bonus, if you want to get out of the city to peace and... More

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Geldern, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We had a very comfortable excellent stay at Mac and Marian's Guest House; Thanks a lot for your lovely service you both. Your Service were excellent, the room was excellent (spacius and clean); the area was so quiet, unbelievable that the City isn't that far away (bus Station around the Corner; trip is approx. 20-30 Min.) Shops and Restaurants in... More

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We were having a hard time finding a place to stay in Edinburgh, as were going to be there during the Edinburgh marathon and the Bank holiday in May 2014. Everything was sold out. If anything was available, they wanted minimum 3 nights stay (and we were to stay only 2 nights). We stumbled upon the Straven Guest House and... More

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brownsville
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8 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is an excellent B&B. Our room was large and nice. The breakfast was excellent and the service was very polite and helpful. The only issue is the location. It is about a half block off the beach which is very pleasant. However, it is a 25 to 30 plus minute bus ride to the City Center and while buses... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review and we are delighted that you enjoyed the experience in our house so much. I am so sorry for your unfortunate experience on the bus which puzzled us at first. Normally the bus service works seamlessly – every 5/7 minutes daytime and 15 minutes frequency evening. Timetable states a... More

Frederick, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I have traveled from the US to Edinburgh five times since 2004, and have stayed in B&B's each time. The past two times I stayed at Straven Guest House... once in 2010 and most recently in late June of 2014. My wife and I absolutely adore our hosts Mac and Marion! The rooms are spacious and clean, beds are very... More

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Address: 3 Brunstane Road North | Joppa Portobello, Edinburgh EH15 2DL, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Straven Guest House Edinburgh, Scotland

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