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Straven Guest House

3 Brunstane Road North | Joppa Portobello, Edinburgh EH15 2DL, Scotland
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Straven Guest House
Ranked #12 of 441 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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Geldern, Germany
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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64 reviews 64 reviews
59 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It will be quite difficult to write a review of Straven Guest House without sounding too gushing.... so here it is - straight! A delightful house in a quiet street, a stone's throw from the shore, yet only a short bus ride to the heart of Scotland's Capital. What a perfect location! We stayed for five nights in a large,... More

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Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We landed in Edinburgh (tired) and found our way to this guest house. We were greeted by a fantastic host whose sense of humor, attention to detail, and knowledge of the area made this our favorite bed and breakfast. This is a beautiful Victorian home, decorated with care and attention to details. Our room was huge and spotless. We loved... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This was my first trip to Edinburgh and it won't be the last! Mac and Marion were the most friendliest and welcoming hosts that I've ever encountered whilst staying in B&B's. The location was perfect near the seafront and only a short bus ride to Edinburgh city centre. We stayed in Room 1, which is at the front of the... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
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9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Wow, what a great place. We had booked another B&B in the area, but could never get in contact with the innkeepers. The first call to Mac settled everything, his personality, hospitality and accommodations settled that Straven Guest House was where we would stay. Everything was first class and Mac and Marian's advice on getting around Edinburgh were greatly appreciated.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I've stayed at Straven Guest House on a number occasions, on my own, with my wife and with friends each time to hospitality has been second to none. Mac and Marian are two of the kindest, friendliest people you'll ever meet. I have ran the Edinburgh marathon several times and find the location great to get back to from the... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

THANK YOU MAC & MARIAN - what a team! We have been to many B&Bs and by far Mac & Marian are at the top - best value, first class service, fresh homemade gourmet food, happy and hospitable hosts, charming home - walking distance to the sea. We were so lucky to find The Straven Guest House and found after... 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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For accommodation in Edinburgh more personal than any hotel try bed and breakfast in our comfortable, traditional Victorian house in a peaceful residential area of Edinburgh in a lovely leafy street leading to sandy Portobello beach/promenade. So peaceful it is difficult to believe you are only a fifteen minute busride from the centre. Explore the rich heritage of Edinburgh by day - relax in the evening with a quiet stroll along the beachfront promenade. ... more   less 
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