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Straven Guest House

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Certificate of Excellence
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Straven Guesthouse is located in our historic Victorian home in Edinburgh, situated only 50 yards from a beautiful sandy beach in the leafy suburb of Joppa, Portobello. You will find personal service is always guaranteed from us. It is so peaceful it is difficult to believe you are only a 20 minute bus journey to the centre of Scotland's capital. Explore the rich heritage of Edinburgh by day - relax in the evening with a quiet stroll along the beachfront promenade. Enjoy a comfortable and peaceful night's rest and wake up to a hearty breakfast in this small B&B. We are proud to have attained high standards for Quality and service at Straven Guest House Edinburgh with Visit Scotland, achieving 4* status in the Guest Houses Edinburgh category. Our interest in environmental matters has led us to join The Green Tourism Business Scheme and we have been awarded the gold standard. So, for a friendly and eco-friendly holiday contact us directly
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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64Somewhat walkable
Grade: 64 out of 100
52Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
6Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
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We stayed 4 nights during Hogmany / New Year and are already planning to go back next year. Sinead and Chris are great hosts and very friendly and welcoming and pay attention to every little detail that makes staying in a B&B enjoyable. The breakfast was excellent, the room was
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We have just returned from a lovely three night stay at Straven guest house. Great peaceful location just next to the sea, very comfortable clean rooms, delicious breakfasts and very friendly helpful hosts. Hope to return soon, thankyou
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I hesitate to post this review for fear the next time I want to stay, they'll be fully booked. And I wouldn't want to stay anywhere else. From the seaside location to the comfy beds to the intriguing artwork to the incredible breakfast, it was just perfect. Chris and Sinead are
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My husband, parents, and I took our first trip to Scotland in the beginning of April 2018, arriving on Easter morning. We stayed first for a few days at Straven Guest House, and it truly was our favorite place that we stayed during our whole trip through Scotland and Ireland.
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We came to visit the noisy, bright city center, but prefer to live/sleep and just unwind outside of the city center. This location was perfect. Short and interesting bus ride, nearby bus stop, 1 min walk to the beach, and CALM. Dinner restaurants within walking distance
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view from the lounge
The view from our room
Sehr schönes Zimmer mit Tageslichtbad.
Er were a group of Norwegians renting all rooms. Homosexuality was not in our view.
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Hi there, yes there is a hairdryer in every bedroom. Kind Regards, Sinead and Chris
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"there are one or two rooms with a sea view"
"I was on the ground floor at the front, but the garden is long and traffic is light so the street didn't bother me."
"Ask for the see view room"
"We were very happy with the room were given"
"One room with seaview, it is No. 3"
United KingdomScotlandEdinburgh
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