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“lovely guesthouse right on the portobello beach”

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Straven Guest House
Ranked #32 of 392 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
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“lovely guesthouse right on the portobello beach”
Reviewed 27 May 2009

only just writing this as we stayed there oct 08.mac and marian are a lovely couple who strive to make your stay as pleasurable as possible.shown to our room which was huge,massive shower room too!!the straven is right on portobello beach .short bus ride from centre of edinburgh,chose the bus rather than to use car as the road works were everywhere as edinburgh was in middle of reinstalling the trams,but for £2.50 you got a day ticket which let you use the buses as often as you want,great value!!lovely breakfasts cooked fresh!amazing italian restaurent bout 10 mins walk away,st andrews,lovely food!!wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.a lovely couple with a lovely guesthouse!

  • Stayed October 2008, travelled as a couple
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Birmingham
1 review
Reviewed 22 May 2009

Mac and Marian obviously enjoy what they're doing. The house has everything a good B&B should have, plus some very tasteful artwork, a very friendly atmosphere, a beach 50 yards away, and a very good bus service into the city.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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wisconsin
1 review
Reviewed 15 May 2009

My son and I had a wonderful time in Edinburgh and loved staying at Straven Guest House. The breakfasts were delicious! We also enjoyed walking the promenade to the local pub. Mac & Marion were very welcoming and helpful. Loved staying where it was quiet!!!

  • Stayed April 2009
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Scarborough
1 review
Reviewed 14 May 2009

Stayed with Mac & Marian for the Rugby League Magic Weekend. Superb hosts, nothing too much trouble so comfortable and very friendly. Some good restaurants nearby and a lovely beach and promenade just yards away. Will be back next year if not before.
Thanks so much to both Mac & Marian

  • Stayed May 2009
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
1 review
Reviewed 13 May 2009

Easy to locate from major routes. Spotlessly clean and much better than other more expensive B&B's we have frequented. Hosts were really helpful and full of information - nothing seemed to be too much for them. Fantastic breakfast selection and beautifully cooked. Within easy reach of the beach/promenade which was spotless, great bus service into Edinburgh, why take a car and have problems parking, and well worth the price of an all day ticket. Thanks to Mac and Marion for making our stay so pleasant.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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merseyside
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Reviewed 6 May 2009

If you are looking for somewhere to stay look no further than the straven guest house
located just 50yds from a lovely beach and promanade' ideal for that morning or evening walk. run by mac & marian this is a comfortable clean haven just 15 min buy bus from princess street (every 10 min) the rooms are comfortably appointed with everything that you will need for your stay ,the breakfast menu lets you pick if you want to eat healthy or go just a little bit decadant (scrambled egg &smoked scotish salmon)
mac & marian could not be more helpfull with there knowledge of Edinburgh are a font of information !! we will be going back for another dose of scotish hospitality at its best
you can find out more on www.stravenguesthouse.com
thanks for a great weekend
Bernard& Lesley Fildes

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Highland
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Reviewed 5 May 2009

Once again we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Straven Guest House. The location is ideal for walking, dining out and regular bus service to City Centre. The standard of the service and rooms was, again, excellent. We will return again and have no hesitation in recommending this B & B. www.stravenguesthouse.com

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: 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 #32 of 392 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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Straven Guest House Edinburgh, Scotland

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