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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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Ranked #21 of 441 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

what one reviewer calls bubbly I found was only 4 specific guests and perhaps I was 2 ordinary 4 them. There was a peculiar buzzing humming noise which I didn't need it went on till about 2 .30 in the morning and then miraculously stopped!! I would have spoken 2 Chris about it but he seemed unwilling 2 communicate with... More 

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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sinead and Chris were so bubbly and helpful and went out of their way to overstuff us with veggie and vegan food at breakfast. It was a great surprise to have a vegan choice for breakfast and there was gourmet veggie food on display which delighted my partner. The bed was huge but unfortunately hard. The room was large and... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic 4 days at Straven Guest House,Portobello, Edinburgh. Very comfortable and relaxing, great breakfasts(spoiled for choice). The owners Chris and Sinead are very friendly and helpful. Straven is one of the best, if not THE best GH we've stayed in. Perfect location near the beach and a short bus ride away from Edinburgh city centre. Looking forward to a return... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the moment we arrived to the moment of departure Sinead and Chris were the perfect hosts. Polite, friendly, hospitable kind. I could go on. I was surprised and delighted to realise how close by car it was to Edinburgh, it served out needs exactly as my Mum and I were heading to Edinburgh to see a show. We also... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was looking for somewhere to stay for a night while doing a (mainly camping) cycle tour in Scotland. Having visited Edinburgh numerous times I was happy to try somewhere a little bit out from the city centre and found a couple of review sites recommending The Straven, which is run by a lovely young couple called Chris and Sinead.... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Spent 4 nights in Straven Guesthouse, had a great time The location is easy bus ride to city center (every 5-10 minutes) Room was good, with nice shower. Nice people plenty of parking. there not much more you can ask.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

My husband and I stayed at Striven Guest House over a long bank holiday weekend and, simply put, had a wonderful experience. Chris and Sinead and lovely and accommodating hosts; the room and bathroom were bigger than expected, clean, and quiet; and breakfast was very very good. The house is well-connected to the city centre, as a bus stop just... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I stayed here for one night during a long distance cycle ride. PROS - very friendly and warm welcome - excellent value - good location: on the sea front and close to bus stop (25 minutes into central Edinburgh) and train station (10 minutes into central Edinburgh. - great breakfast CONS - none

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Crysler, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This is an awesome B&B to stay in Edinburgh! Nice and quiet! Chris and Sinead were wonderful hosts. Breakfasts were very very good and accommodations were beyond expectations. Good location. Quick bus ride into downtown and very close to the beach and lots of restaurants. Very nice ocean view room. Would definitely go back.

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We stayed for three nights at the B&B. The place is conveniently located in a quiet area very close to the seaside (literally, 1 minute walk) and with easy bus access to the centre of Edinburgh. Rooms were very clean and well equipped. Sinead and Chris are extremely friendly and ready to give directions and information. Breakfast was amazing. Every... More 

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