This is an excellent B&B. Our room was large and nice. The breakfast was excellent and the service was very polite and helpful. The only issue is the location. It is about a half block off the beach which is very pleasant. However, it is a 25 to 30 plus minute bus ride to the City Center and while buses are suppose to run every 5 minutes they don't. There are 26?stops on the bus route to City Center and it did not seem to matter when we went or came back; the bus stopped at almost all of them. Thus it can take 45 minutes to get to and from City Center. if we had been expecting the commute taking this long, it would have been better, but it was a little frustrating that the bus ride was not 15 minutes. If you have a car this is a GREAT choice. If you don't it is still a good choice, just realize it is a little bit of a bus ride.
- 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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- Straven Guest House Edinburgh, Scotland