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Straven Guesthouse, Edinburgh

Guest House

Plan a stay at Straven Edinburgh Guest House for Bed and Breakfast accommodation more personal than any hotel. A cosy, traditional Victorian house in a quiet residential area of Edinburgh in a beautiful leafy street leading to sandy Portobello beach & promenade.

Straven Guesthouse provides high-quality Bed and Breakfast in Edinburgh and has a 4-star rating with visit Scotland. Guests will find comfortable rooms and a hearty breakfast menu. Straven is a small B and B run by Chris and Sinead in their traditional Victorian home. There are no staff so a personal service is always guaranteed. Located 50 yards from a beautiful sandy beach, in the leafy suburb of Joppa, Portobello, with a great range of local cafes, restaurants, bars and shops. It is so peaceful it is difficult to believe guests are only a 20-minute bus journey to the centre of Scotland's capital.  Explore the rich heritage of Edinburgh by day -  relax in the evening with a quiet stroll along the beachfront promenade.

The hosts are interested in environmental issues and are an eco-guesthouse with Gold Standard with Green Tourism Scotland. Straven has also been awarded the Taste the property's Best for food products. 

Check in: 12:30 (12:30pm) - 21:00 (9:00pm) (no arrivals allowed outside this window)

Check out: 10:30 (10:30am) - 10:30 (10:30am)

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Top facilities

Free WiFi

Breakfast included


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Facilities & information


19th century buildings

Public parking nearby (free)

No smoking

4 Star Official Rating


Free broadband access (wifi)


Book library

Linen included

Towels included

Sitting room

Iron/ironing board

Hair dryers




Recommended walks

Beach (walking distance)

Pub (walking distance)

Museums (a short drive)

Historic houses


Golf course (a short drive)

Tennis courts (walking distance)

Recommended restaurants (walking distance)

Theatre (a short drive)

Arrival information and directions

Address: 3 Brunstane Road North, Joppa, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, EdinburghEH15 2DL, United Kingdom

Check In: as arranged at time of booking Check Out: By 10.30am


  • There is an excellent and frequent public transport facility to easily transport guests from city centre to the corner of the street and a shuttle coach service and tram service operates from Airport to City Centre.
  • By bus, train or plane: From the city centre take Lothian Bus No. 26 from outside Jenners Department store on Princes Street. This is a  very short walk from the train station and disembarkation point for the airport coach. The no 26 Lothian bus leaves from the stop on South St David Street outside Jenners store. The bus will deposit Guests at  Joppa, outside Portobello and Joppa Parish church just at the corner of the street The bus stop is announced as Brunstane Rd North. The service has a five-minute frequency during the day and remains regular into the evening.
  • A taxi from the city centre to the door is about thirteen pounds.
  • By car: Sat Nav postcode: EH15 2DL. Approaching Edinburgh on the A1 go straight through the first roundabout coming into Edinburgh (with Asda store on left - signed “Portobello”). At the next traffic lights turn right (Signed “Joppa”).  Turn first left into Brunstane Road, down to the bottom, cross the Abercorn Terrace junction and Straven is on the left. Approaching Edinburgh by a route other than the A1 proceed East on the South city bypass(A720) all the way to the Old Craighall junction where guests take the turnoff left for Edinburgh East and North and thereafter follow instructions as for the A1.

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