We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Straven Guest House

Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersGold level
4.0 of 5
Hotel website
3 Brunstane Road North | Joppa Portobello, Edinburgh EH15 2DL, Scotland
Straven Guest House
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
Ranked #25 of 441 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersGold level
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
maryfort c Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
Add Photo Write a Review

413 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    378
    30
    4
    1
    0
See reviews for
84
187
27
7
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (31)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (413)
  • Mar-May only
    (109)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (159)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (110)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (35)
All months
Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
81 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at this excellent lodging last summer and reserved a room for three nights this past June. We knew that the house had changed hands (to the daughter and son-in-law) and wondered if we would experience the same quality. Rest assured that this remains the perfect stay: immaculate large rooms, a comfortable bed, and huge breakfast selection, and the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
North Ayrshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
55 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this place as somewhere to stay after a wedding in portobello. My wife and I were welcomed in a very nice manner by Sinead ,when we checked in to get changed before we went to the wedding. We had a lovely room(2) with home-made toiletries,tea & coffee tray and beautiful towels. The bathroom has a wonderful shower,and the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cesena, Italy
Level Contributor
19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're a group of friends heading to Edinburgh to enjoy the nightlife, this may not be the right place to stay, as it's very quiet and a bit far from the city centre. But if you're looking for a romantic stay in a beautiful house just a few steps from the beach, Straven is the place for you! It's... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
SandCWatson, Owner at Straven Guest House, responded to this review

Hi Ms 873jan, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Straven. I am sorry you did not enjoy your stay at Straven and find us ‘bubbly’! We do try to adapt our approach to suit each guest so that we always are friendly but are not too overbearing of guests who prefer their own space. We... More 

Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Blackpool, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tel Aviv, Israel
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

113 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (103)
Viewed
Room/suite (14)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (10)
Viewed
Family/play areas (1)
Viewed
View from room (12)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (12)
Viewed
Dining (8)
Viewed
Other (46)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (10)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Viewed
Other (7)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Edinburgh hotels
Abercorn Guest House
#40 of 441 in Edinburgh
5.0 of 5 stars 405 reviews
West End
The Victorian Town House
The Victorian Town House
#10 of 441 in Edinburgh
5.0 of 5 stars 281 reviews
4Kt Guesthouse
#19 of 441 in Edinburgh
5.0 of 5 stars 53 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Kew House
#3 of 441 in Edinburgh
5.0 of 5 stars 587 reviews
Broughton & Calton
Adria House
Adria House
#8 of 441 in Edinburgh
5.0 of 5 stars 356 reviews
Alba House
#36 of 441 in Edinburgh
5.0 of 5 stars 115 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Price Your Stay