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Straven Guest House

5.6 km from Edinburgh centre
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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3 Brunstane Road North | Joppa Portobello, Edinburgh EH15 2DL, Scotland
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West Midlands
Reviewed 16 July 2009

Mac and Marion are lovely warm people who made our stay a memorable one. Everything at Straven is so tasteful and the accommodation is delightfully furnished. The location is ideal, next to the beach and only a short bus ride from the city. Breakfasts were excellent and nothing was too much trouble. The added bonus was that at Straven there...

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Norwich
Reviewed 13 July 2009

Edinburgh is wonderful to visit and made all the more perfect by our stay at the Straven Guest House, and don't under estimate the beautiful beach location. There were some wonderful views and peaceful times to be had in the evening with a very short hop down the street to the seafront. Mac & Marian are great hosts, welcoming, friendly...

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Nottingham
Reviewed 12 July 2009

It's not too often I'm struck to write a few words about my experiences of holiday accommodation but I'm happy to make a big exception for Mac and Marian's lovely guest house in Portobello, Edinburgh. The welcome here is extremely genuine and friendly, you'll instantly feel right at home before going off to explore the city and the locality nearby....

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Indianapolis, IN
Reviewed 12 July 2009

A B&B that has a great location and great hosts that are very knowledgeable about things to do and how to get around. It's just off the bus line that gives you easy access to center city. It's just a block to the beach that has some good places to eat just up the beach. It's also on the edge...

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Michigan
Reviewed 6 July 2009

We stayed here for one night on our honeymoon trip. IT WAS MAGNIFICENT! The people who run the place are so nice (we checked in late because the trip we were on got back late,) and they didnt care. The room was beautiful, and breakfast was so so good. They were so kind to us and the bed was so...

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sungirlsea
Reviewed 28 June 2009

A beautiful and charming guest house in fantastic location with warm and friendly welcome by Mac & Marian. The food was great and the room was big with an amazing view. It was so good that when we had to go on with our trip, it was a pity.

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East Amherst, New York
Reviewed 26 June 2009

Great location, 2 minutes walk from a beach promenade for romantic evening strolls. Right around the corner is the bus which takes you straight to the city center (and believe me you don't want to drive yourself in to the center, massive amounts of constructions going on). Breakfast is delicious, especially the Belgian waffles. Mac is super nice, I highly...

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San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 23 June 2009

We drove out of our way to stay at the Straven after spending 1 night there 7 years ago. Mac & Marian have been providing guests a wonderful experience for many years and we found that the Straven was even more delightful than our last visit. The beautiful home sits on a quiet street in the Portobello section of town...

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barcelona spain
Reviewed 15 June 2009

Mac & Marion are great host. The house is charming & clean. The rooms are spacious, our room had a view out the window of the Portobello beach & promenade. We felt like we are at home, but yet being waited on like you were on holiday. Mac & Marion were helpful with any information you needed. Breakfast was very...

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Stamford
Reviewed 8 June 2009

This was my first time staying at the Straven Guest House. From the moment I walked through the door after a stressful journey up I knew I was going to have a good stay. Mac and Marian are possibly the nicest people you could meet. Nothing seems too much trouble for them. The room was clean, spacious and just what...

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Price Range: $91 - $146 (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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“Practically in the beach”
 of 5 bubbles janetbW3679XN, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“if you can rooms facing the front of the B an B offer wonderful views over the waters”
 of 5 bubbles theatreworld, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Quiet rooms, great breakfast, hospitable hosts”
 of 5 bubbles iboh00, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“One large bedroom with sea view. All others are very spacious too”
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“ground floor rooms available if mobility issues”
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