Can't say enough about the rooms, the quality breakfast, and the hospitality of Mac & Marian. Visiting Scotland for the first time, my friend and I looked for a comfortable accommodation that would add to the experience. After reading all of the positive Trip Advisor reviews on Straven Guest House, we were ecstatic to find that they had last minute vacancy for us.
We enjoyed our stay to the fullest and appreciated Mac's personalized tips on where to go and what to do (because let's face it, not matter how many Lonely Planet books you read, you're still looking for the best hidden spots that require a locals knowledge).
**One bit of information that was out of the hands of Mac and Marion.. If paying by Credit Card - and foreign transaction fees apply - check the daily exchange rate prior to paying. The credit terminal company they use determines the conversion rate and was surprisingly high. No matter where I checked the internet for previously listed conversions, I could not find the high rate at which they charged my card resulting in my total for the stay to be about 18 Euro more than expected. Not a LOT but good to know.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Straven Guest House Edinburgh, Scotland