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Straven Guest House

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Centennial, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sinead and Chris at Straven Guest House were wonderful hosts. We arrived early, so they showed us around, let us leave our luggage, and gave us helpful tips for taking the bus into downtown. The room was large, clean, and very comfortable. The full Scottish breakfast was HUGE and delicious. If we are ever in the area again, we would... More 

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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights at Straven House and have no complaints at all. The hosts were very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble for them. The breakfasts were excellent with locally sourced ingredients and many items were homemade. Good location for both the beach at Portobello and an easy bus ride into Edinburgh. We will be back.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chris and Sinead were just lovely, warm and friendly, but also very professional and very relaxed about my sister and I coming and going over the few days we stayed with them. they also gave us a lot of information about where to eat, and were very happy for us to bring take out meals home - also gave us... More 

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Penrith, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

What a lovely place,stayed two nights very clean fantastic choice for breakfast ,and very friendly and gave us great advice for bus travel into Edinburgh will defiantly stay there again when we are in the area

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

We stayed at the Straven Guest House for two nights over a long weekend in May. Sinead and Chris were excellent hosts, very welcoming and determined to help you find your way to the best spots in Portobello and Edinburgh. Public transit into Edinburgh from Straven was an easy thing and it wasn't difficult to use public transit to and... More 

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Blaxland, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We stayed here for four nights. Couldn't speak more highly of Chris and Sinead. Breakfasts were spectacular with home made preserves and yoghurts and an amazing array of spectacular breakfast "sundaes" . I need a gluten free diet and the choice of food that they prepared for me was unrivalled in 6 weeks travelling throughout the UK. The rooms are... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Chris and Sinead are wonderful hosts. From the moment you walk in you'll feel welcomed and at home. They are very helpful, personable and well organized. I appreciated that they took an interest in our activities during our stay because they were able to give us further recommendations or share their experiences. The breakfast is also great. Everything is fresh... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Chris and Sinead are wonderfully friendly and helpful. It is located on what feels like the outer-rim of Edinburgh. The beds are comfortable. You are a stones throw from the beach. Breakfast is very good. You can fill out a little form so they can start making it when you head down to the breakfast-room. Catching nearby bus stop, the... More 

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Chris and Sinead are two friendly and helpful people. Although Straven Guest House is not close to central Edinburgh, the no 26 bus runs regularly to the old town and takes 20 to 30 minutes. With free Wi-Fi on the bus it gives you time to rest and catch-up. The breakfast at Straven is worth mentioning, hearty and done with... More 

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Skovde, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

The Straven Guesthouse is located in the outskirts of Edinburgh, right next to the beach. Bus no 26 runs every ten minutes and takes around 30 minutes to get you to the city center. The guesthouse is very neat with large rooms with ensuite bathrooms, and the couple who run it are very friendly and professional. They help you with... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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 

Additional Information about Straven Guest House

Address: 3 Brunstane Road North | Joppa Portobello, Edinburgh EH15 2DL, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Price Range: $74 - $118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Straven Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Straven Guest House Edinburgh, Scotland
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