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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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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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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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
1 review
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We stayed for 3 nights and after having read all those extremely positive reviews, our expectations were quite high. And what shall I say - it was just lovely! The owners are a cute couple that tries to do everything to make your stay as pleasant as possible, from the clean room with tea and coffee to a delicious breakfast... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I would recommend this B&B for anyone who is doing sightseeing in the Edinburgh and Lothian areas. You are well positioned on good bus routes and the setting is lovely. Breakfasts are always served hot and there is more than enough, which sets you up for the day. The owners are very helpful and maintain a tight ship. I would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We spent one weekend in this lovely guest house, everything was simply perfect from the start to the end. We arrived after the check-in time but was not a problem, letting ourselves in. A super detailed email explained us how to get the guest house with the amount of money needed for the bus and the information on the day... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

We chose the Straven Guest House because of great reviews on Tripadvisor. We were not disappointed. Lively Mac and his wonderful wife, Marion, did a superb job of making their home, guesthouse, very comfortable. Their breakfast's were delicious, especially the egg and salmon dish. Friendliness was their manner from start to finish. We thank you both for a delightful stay.

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