Two Americans on our first visit to Scotland. We stayed with Mac & Marian for 5 nights. From our standpoint, this location was ideal. Out the front door and 30 yards to the left, you're on the Portobello Beach. 30 yards to the right and you're at the Route 26 bus stop. We bought day passes for the bus & rode around to our hearts content. Getting our luggage on and off the bus on the first & last days were a small hassle but were well offset by this lovely location. The husband & wife hosts were wonderful & the breakfasts were 5 star quality and presentation. Mac scooted around the dining room seamlessly changing languages as he went. We wondered if the French family thought he had a Scottish accent. ;-) We also appreciated that Mac guaranteed us a ground floor room in advance since one of us has a bit of trouble with stairs. These folks also have free Wi-Fi even though we did not see that when we first booked the room. Evening walks on the beach promenade were wonderful. If you like horse racing, you're also a short busride & walk to the Musselburgh Racecourse when they are running.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Straven Guest House Edinburgh, Scotland