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Straven Guest House
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Reviewed 29 July 2008

We stayed with Mac and Marian for the final three days of June...and then, popped back in on July 8th. for our final night in Edinburgh. As I read through the other reviews for Straven House, I can only echo all of the same wonderful sentiments. Mac and Marian are a truly delightful combination. Mac is the the ever present "host with the most." He is always wearing a smile and sporting his delightful sense of humour. Additionally, he is a wonderful resource for information and helpful hints, for the anxious traveler. Marian's breakfasts are Heaven on Earth. The rooms were great! The location is perfect. Just a one block walk to the Portobello Beach Promenade and the meticulously maintained sandy beach. The bus stop (for bus No. 26 to downtown and back) is just one block, in the opposite direction. For an afternoon tea...or early light meal, Mac's recommendation of the Blue Bean Cafe was also perfect. It is just a short walk West - from the bus stop. I would highly recommend to anyone wishing to visit Edinburgh, to book your reservation at the Straven House, as soon as possible. I am certain that Mac and Marian are going to be busy folks. Many thanks, Mac and Marian. We do hope to come see you, again. Douglas & Barbara

  • Stayed: June 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 July 2008

Mac & Marion are wonderful hosts and are so warm and welcoming. This is our third visit to Straven and we will certainly be back.

We would recommend this guest house to any traveller as it is lovely and quiet and has a lovely promenade at the bottom of the road.

Lovely house and so comfortable, with the choice of breakfasts an added bonus.

grant and isobel Leicetser

Stayed: June 2008
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Reviewed 7 July 2008

Lovely house by the sea in a quiet street, warm welcome, super king size bed, good ensuite, great breakfast, bus stop 1 minute walk (buses to city every 5 minutes). All in all......really good.

  • Stayed: July 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 July 2008

Being Emmigrant Scots we love coming to Scotland, (there is no lovlier country) but we usually stay with family and friends. This year we wanted to celebrate out 30th Wedding Anniversary, obviously in Scotland but not necessarily with the whole clan, so we looked for somewhere nice in Edinburgh. Well, didn't we find it! A gorgeous house, right at the sea-side and the most delicous breakfast we have ever eaten. Mac and Marion are so friendly and helpful that we felt as if we were living with friends as we normally do.

  • Stayed: April 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 July 2008

My husband and I found Straven Guest House an oasis of peacefulness in Edinburgh; the best of six B&Bs we stayed at during our visit to Britain. The House is quiet and comfortable. Breakfast food excellent and with some variety. Much attention to details to make our stay easy. Lovely to walk the promenade along the waterfront. Mac is a helpful host and offered useful information to make travel into Edinburgh simple. We found the bus easy to use and the ride offered an opportunity to see daily life. Will recommend it to other friends and family.

  • Stayed: June 2008, travelled as a couple
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