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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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Jupiter, Florida
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we booked our stay we had no idea how wonderful it would be! We booked several tours in Scotland for this past December. Two of the three companies stated (Portobello) Edinburgh that is so far outside the city. This statement could not be farther from the truth! Please do not listen to anyone who tells you this or you... More 

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Haworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

This is simply the best B&B I have had the pleasure to stay in over 4 decades. Ambience :relaxed. Hospitality : warm, enthusiastic and informative. Building is a generous and solid Edwardian terrace with brilliant location 20 yards from the promenade and 200 yards from the buses. The food offered is not over-facing but generous and also varied. My wife... More 

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

The Straven Guest House which is situated just a short distance from the beach offers a warm welcome and excellent accomodation. The breakfast was supurb, with lots of options and Chris and Sinead were the perfect hosts. With easy access to Edinburgh and with its frequent and inexpensive bus service this is an ideal location. Highly recommended

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Louth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. We were met on arrival by Sinead, who could not have made us more welcome. After talking us through local attractions, amenities, etc. We were left to settle in our immaculate room which was located on the ground floor with a view over the rear garden. The guest house is situated on a side street... More 

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Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Sinead and Chris were very friendly and helpful. The room was very comfortable with lovely handmade toiletries in the shower-room - and the breakfast was amazing! The house is in a quiet street very near the beach but within easy walking distance of Portobello centre. Definitely recommend it.

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Reading
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for 4 nights over the August bank holiday weekend. Chris and Sinead made us feel very welcome. It's a good location very near the beach, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Just 20 minutes away on a good bus route. Room was clean with a shower ensuite. Large lounge on the 1st floor with TV.... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We've stayed at the Straven a few times when visiting the Fringe. As always the service was excellent, the breakfast superb and the hospitality and help provided of the highest order. To be able to walk down to the beach each morning and yet be only a 20 minute bus ride from the centre of Edinburgh has to be the... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Just returned from a short break at Straven guest house and would highly recommend it. Spotlessly clean, good sized room with HUGH bed and beautiful en suit facilities. Spacious dining room, ample breakfast cereals, fruit, yogurt, toast, tea and coffee and a piping hot cooked breakfast. The host Chris and Sinead, were lovely and put you at ease with their... More 

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Stuhr
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

This traditional Edinburgh House is tastefully decorated and spotlessy clean. The rooms are a good size the en suite large. Cuddly white towels and white sheets make everything very inviting. The breakfast choices are amazing. Apart from the usual, fruit, Joghurt, juices, cereals, you are offered little Porridge shots with apple And cinnemon! Lovely!! The Porridge And cooked breakfast is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I stayed at Straven Guest House, run by a young couple who took over from their parents (-in law) quite recently. They were very welcoming, friendly and knowledgable about the place and Edinburgh. The house is beautifully situated near the long Portobello/Joppa promenade, which offers a non negligable advantage: while I was staying in April, it got quite warm (around... More 

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