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Straven Guest House

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

I am a local Taxi driver and to be honest I've never stayed at this establishment but over the years of picking guests up from here at the end of their stay I always ask if they have enjoyed there visit to Edinburgh and the hotel and always get a very positive reply. Situated just off the Portobello Prom its...

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Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Some time ago I spent a night here. I simply wanted some me time and this place what's a real find. A welcoming and understanding host as well as comfortable spacious rooms with elegance thrown in. Great breakfast with home made yoghurt. I had a fascinating discussion with one of the owners - a real human being. A more recent...

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Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We first visited here eleven years ago when our son moved to Edinburgh to work. Since then he has married, had two little girls and lived the other side of Edinburgh so we have had a really good B & B close to him. This year they moved to Duddingston, only 30 minutes walk from Straven so we came back....

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Glenrothes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Booked into the Straven for a stay over and what a great place to stay. Sinead and Chris are great hosts and very friendly and welcoming. The breakfast was awesome with a great choice. Our room was spotless and very comfortable. Just a minutes walk to the beach and Sinead is a wealth of information on the area and where...

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Reviewed 17 January 2017

This was our second visit to Straven over the Hogmanay period and once again we thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Mac and Marion have left the guest house in the very capable hands of their daughter and son in law Sinead and Chris who are equally as warm and welcoming. We had the same Double room which has lovely views of...

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Stockport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 January 2017

We stayed here as it was close to family and were more than pleasantly surprised at how clean, accommodating and reasonably priced this accommodation was. The breakfast was excellent, with plenty of choice and lots of special surprise treats offered, all organic and made by the hosts. Chris and Sinead were there to give advice on the area, and we...

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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Il faut 200 caractères pour un avis alors qu'un sur mot suffirait : PARFAIT pour tout. 200 letters are necessary to give an opinion but one word is enough: all is perfect Special thanks for Chris and Sinead for their Kindness A nice place to discover a nice city, nice people Scotland freedom

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Thank Christian V
Derbyshire
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We spent two nights at Straven Guest House so we could experience Edinburgh at Christmas. The accommodation we had was very spacious and comfortable with a huge bed. The house is beautiful. The breakfasts were fabulous with lots of choices including home made yoghurt and muesli, fresh fruits, oats and the cooked breakfast was very good. Very helpful owners. Will...

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Thank Sue811
edinburgh
Reviewed 12 December 2016

The Straven is a family run bed and breakfast in the seaside town of Portobello just east of Edinburgh, I had the privilege of performing in pantomime in this sleepy little town and the Straven provided my accommodation and what a wonderful choice it was. I arrived for two nights stay early on a Friday afternoon and was welcomed with...

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Thunder Bay, Canada
Reviewed 28 November 2016

This past September was our 4th visit to Scotland, and as with our previous visits we couldn't imagine staying anywhere else in Edinburgh but Straven. So much so, that we waited to book our flight until we had made our bookings at Straven. Prior to our booking, we went on the Straven website, and were surprised to see that there...

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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 

Additional Information about Straven Guest House

Address: 3 Brunstane Road North | Joppa Portobello, Edinburgh EH15 2DL, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Price Range: $98 - $158 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Straven Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Ground floor rooms for those with mobility problems - some higher up face the sea”
MarianVaughn, 28 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Practically in the beach”
janetbW3679XN, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“if you can rooms facing the front of the B an B offer wonderful views over the waters”
theatreworld, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Quiet rooms, great breakfast, hospitable hosts”
iboh00, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“One large bedroom with sea view. All others are very spacious too”
Lizzyf27, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
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