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Straven Guest House
Ranked #24 of 393 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
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Reviewed August 31, 2011

Been there 3 nights with our son. The family room is great for 3 persons. Location is perfect, nice and quiet and yet within 15 minutes of the city centre with the bus.
If you go to Edinburgh don't hesitate tot take this B&B.

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Reviewed August 30, 2011

This was our last stop of a 6 day trip round Scotland, the charming owners are great in their hospitailty and helpfullness for any needs, the room spacious, clean, cozy and quiet. The morning breakfast is a feast! And it's just a 15 minute ride from Edimburgh town centre!

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 29, 2011

Away from the madding crowd, but perfectly located with a frequent public bus service straight to the heart of Edinburgh at one end of the street....and Portobello beach and promenade even closer! THE ideal choice for a visit to the Edinburgh Fringe or other festivals. ...and with ample FREE car parking. The hosts could not be more friendly and helpful.

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Reviewed August 26, 2011

We booked our accommodation with Straven Guest House in April 2011 for our July 2011 stay. We had checked out the websites and communicated via email with Mac and Marian.

Arriving at Straven to check-in, we were met with Marian's pleasant greetings...so welcoming! Marian was a wonderful host, giving us plenty of information for visit to nearby Edinburgh. We knew which bus to catch, where to catch it and how much it would cost.

Straven Guest House is perfectly located at the end of Brunstane Road just metres from the Portobello promenade. We wouldn't have known we were so close to the hub-bub of Edinburgh!

Mac was a wonderful host in the morning, waiting on us hand and foot with the sumptuous breakfast cooked by Marian. Mac was entertainment plus without being overbearing. We so enjoyed our first breakfast session, it was difficult to pry ourselves away from the dining room to pursue our adventures in nearby Edinburgh.

We stayed for three nights. Our room was perfect - spacious, comfortable. Our breakfasts were divine. Our hosts were perfect. it was difficult to leave and it will be difficult for this standard of accommodation to be met or bettered by another establishment.

We highly recommend a stay at Straven Guest House and will at our first opportunity hasten back in a heartbeat for the hospitality of Mac and Marian.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 21, 2011

This was our 2nd time staying at The Straven, we liked it so much last year we decided to come back. Very peaceful place to come back to after a day at the festival. Nice to wander along by the beach in Portobello when the sun is out. Mac and Marion very good hosts, friendly and knowledgable, but not intrusive in any way, and the breakfasts are fantastic.

Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 19, 2011

Loved Straven, Mac and Marian were very welcoming..I live in Texas but grew up in Portobello, and the location was perfect by the beach..buses close by...great breakfast, clean rooms, and we will be back...Thanks

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 17, 2011

A very warm and friendly welcome and will be back again.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Address: 3 Brunstane Road North | Joppa Portobello, Edinburgh EH15 2DL, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 393 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range: $76 - $122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Straven Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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 
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