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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 #11 of 439 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Tokyo, Japan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed there during the time of Edinburgh International Festival and it was absolutely the right choice! The owner, Mac, is really friendly and kind, and warmly welcomed me like a family. The lodge is located near the very quiet beach, and I loved strolled around and popping in a cafe. Very peaceful place to revitalize yourself - definitely would love... More

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have spent nine days at Straven Guest House and it was the right choice. The B&B is located directly at the seaside, only three steps from your room. The different local busses stop just aground the corner. So it is easy to get to the city center every few minutes. The accommodation was nice and clean. The bathroom seems... More

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Lancashire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for 3 nights a week ago, lovely house, stayed in Room 2 which was good size, excellent size bathroom with a big shower, good supply of tea, coffee etc. There is a lounge for guests with a bigger tv and lots of books if you want to relax after a day out walking for miles. Mac was a... More

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9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed at Straven Guest house for Hogmanay - we had such a lovely time. Not only were the rooms of the highest standard, the hosts (Mac&Marian) were so welcoming, helpful and made our stay extremely pleasant. One of the highlights for us was the breakfast, there is a wide variety of options, however, we had a... More

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Bucharest
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5 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

I really enjoyed my 3 night stay at Straven Guest House. The room was very comfortable, with a nice roomy shower. The bus link to central Edinburgh is really straightforward. The number 26 runs to Princes St every 10 minutes or so, and takes around 20 mins. So it's really not a problem not to be in central Edinburgh and... More

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Mont Vernon, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Straven Guest House offers a delightful alternative to the sterile busyness of a hotel when you wish to be in the Edinburgh area. Located in Portobello, it is just a short walk from the sands of Firth of Forth AND a bus stop that will have you in the heart of the city in under fifteen minutes. The rooms are... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Whilst visiting UK from Australia I did not want to stay at B&B's as I thought it would be like staying in a strangers home. My hubby booked Straven Guest House without my knowing and I must say it was one of the best places we stayed at in our seven week trip. Mac and Marian were wonderful hosts, the... More

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

This was our 3rd visit to Straven over the past 7 years. Despite Mac's "cheekiness", we came back once again!. Actually it's Mac's sense of humour and Marian's warm welcome that help set this house apart from many of the rest. We arrived in the am, too early for our room to be ready. It was a cold, rainy, blustery... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Getting away from the hotels and staying in the B&B's is the only way to go. This nice little place is well located. Able to leave the car parked out front we went in and out of the city centre by bus from the end of the street. Too easy. Close to the beach it was nice to be able... More

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Vancouver, Washington, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Very nice facility but just a little below the other B & B we stayed in while in Scotland. Good location with easy access to downtown via city bus lines. Nice walk along the water. However, as a comparison what made the other B & B a cut above was that when we arrived they offered us coffee or tea... More

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

Thank you for the positive comments in your review but we were both very distressed to hear your concerns about our welcome. Pleased to hear that we were warm and welcoming at check-in. We try to give you comprehensive information to help you explore our wonderful city. We know that many small B and Bs do add an extra dimension... More

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Also Known As:
Straven Guest House Edinburgh, Scotland
Address: 3 Brunstane Road North | Joppa Portobello, Edinburgh EH15 2DL, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 439 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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