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“A night in Portabello”

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Straven Guest House
Ranked #24 of 393 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 18 August 2008

We strongly recommend the Straven Guest House following our recent stay. Everything about the accomadation was first class. If we visit Edinburgh again we would certainly stay with Mac & Marian. Charlie & Carole Thomson.

Stayed: June 2008
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Reviewed 16 August 2008

Straven Guest House is on a quiet side street in the Portobello section of Edinburgh. The disadvantage of staying outside the city center was more than made up for by our warm and welcoming hosts, their attractive home, our nicely-appointed room, and delicious breakfasts. We would definitely stay here again!

Stayed: July 2008
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Reviewed 8 August 2008

We enjoyed the quiet location and the proximity of the water and our room was excellent, spacious and bright. Transport is fast and reliable to the city centre. The place is run with great efficiency but unfortunately to the detriment of genuine warmth and friendliness as the hosts run their B & B more like a business.There are too many signs of what is not permitted which are a bit offensive and annoying eg: do not take any food away from breakfast (when in fact there is none except for packets of cereals!!).

We would look for another B&B in Edinburgh next time.

  • Stayed: July 2008, travelled with family
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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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Additional Information about Straven Guest House

Address: 3 Brunstane Road North | Joppa Portobello, Edinburgh EH15 2DL, Scotland
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Region: 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: £56 - £90 (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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