This was our 3rd visit to Straven over the past 7 years. Despite Mac's "cheekiness", we came back once again!. Actually it's Mac's sense of humour and Marian's warm welcome that help set this house apart from many of the rest. We arrived in the am, too early for our room to be ready. It was a cold, rainy, blustery day but we were made to feel at home in the beautiful,relaxing lounge, with hot tea and biscuits, until we could get into our room. "Our" room, as we like to think of it, was clean, beds comfy and the bathroom spotless. Breakfast was always a meal to look forward to, great variety and the porridge the best in all out travels.We love the fact that it's situated in a quiet neighbourhood full of older, character homes, with the sea and promenade within few minutes' walk. Portobello, with it's shops and restaurants is an easy stroll away, so we didn't have far to go for dinner. The bus stop is 1/2 block down the street, and a short 15 min ride to the city center. Mac and Marian are wonderful hosts, always going above and beyond to make our stay enjoyable. We highly recommend Straven to anyone travelling to Edinburgh, you will not be disappointed.
Helen and Siobhan BeetonMore
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