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Oulton Broad, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

From the outside, the hotel does look special. In a prominent position overlooking the harbour. The room I stayed in (2) was large fitted with a double and a single bed, sofa and overlooking the harbour. The bathroom was fitted out with a wet room including hand rails. Advertised as having WiFi but could connect to it. This is a... More 

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

We were in Stromness and needed a lunch. There is definitely not much choice in the town! Decided to try the Stromness Hotel as we haven't eaten there for many years. The place was as we remembered it - old fashioned and felt a little dingy. Food adequate but seemed a little pricey for what we got. It served our... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

The hotel was basically fine, but they really need to invest in new mattresses. Ours felt about 20 years old. It was like sleeping on a pile of old newspapers wrapped in a burlap sack. Other than that, the hotel was charmingly un-modern. Nice staff. Great location near the ferry

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Orkney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

We arrived Friday night for an early dinner without reservations and were warmly received and seated. Both of us ordered filet steaks with a Highland Park Whiskey Sauce. Mouth -watering good and very tasty! Our experience was excellent and we recommended to our B & B guests who dined there on Sunday and agreed that the steaks were delicious but... More 

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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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Reviewed 1 August 2016

We were booked into the Stromness Hotel as part of a package tour. Given we came in the busiest weekend of the year, we could only get a twin room with a bath - and despite a reasonable view, I have to say I was disappointed with the room - bathroom was poor, decor tired, wifi rubbish (which is important... More 

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Corvallis, Oregon
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

Went to the Stromness Hotel with a friend from Orkney for dinner. The menu is good, the food tasty and the prices reasonable. We arrived early without a reservation and managed to get a table. The food came quickly and the service was very good. We did feel a little rushed because they were keen to free the table for... More 

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Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

I was booked to perform for 2 days of Stromness Shopping Week (as a side note, you should visit when this is on its amazing). Anyway, I was put up in the Stromness Hotel and the staff here are just lovely. Friendly and super helpful without being in your pockets 24/7. Nothing is too much trouble. Yet they respect your... More 

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Visiting stromness for 1 night on business, hotel run down, rooms dated and wifi doesn't work in half the hotel. Tv in room is very very small. Hotel could be made into a gem if there was some investment made but would only stay here as a last resort.

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UK, NZ and wherever else
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

We didn't stay here, but ate two evenings out of three cos the first meal was so great. This is a pub restaurant of the best kind: informal enough to be relaxing, but food good enough for a proper feast. The people at our B&B recommended this place; they said there had been some reported issues with the service earlier... More 

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Ludington, Michigan
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Reviewed 3 July 2016

We didn't stay here but did eat dinner. The food was excellent and staff very friendly. Scottish food prepared with fresh local ingredients. The hotel and restaurant are very picturesque in the old Scootish tradition

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Established in 1901, our historic 42 bedroom hotel lies in the heart of the unique fishing port of Stromness, overlooking the working harbour and Scapa Flow. The bedrooms are en-suite with telephones, colour television and tea/coffee making facilities. There is a lift to all floors and car parking is available to guests. Indulge in the charm of a picturesque village harbour view from the bay windows of the Hamnavoe Lounge Bar where award-winning Orkney Ales are available on tap or enjoy a welcoming open fire and warm atmosphere in the splendour of the Flattie Bar. Residents can enjoy a cosy quiet atmosphere in the Still Room with a choice of over one hundred malt whiskies. The a la carte Scapa Flow Restaurant prides itself on using the finest local Orcadian produce - the very best grass-reared beef, fresh fish and succulent shellfish. To the rear of the hotel we have a large beautifully kept Victorian Garden where residents can enjoy a stroll in the evening or a quiet refreshment whilst relaxing in the afternoon. The hotel can also cater for weddings, parties and functions for up to 120 guests or any special event you may require, at very competitive rates. Please contact us for details. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Stromness Hotel

Address: 15 Victoria Street, Stromness KW16 3AA, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Stromness
Price Range: $185 - $200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Stromness Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 39
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“The downstairs bar is very noisy - loud music - better with a room to the rear of the hotel for peace and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles default783108, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room 3 at front with bay window and fantastic view.”
 of 5 bubbles scotscalder, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
“rooms at the back are quiet”
 of 5 bubbles flugelist, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Room 21 is not great, but has a nice view. Room 6 is nice, but with a non-sea view.”
 of 5 bubbles AndyF888, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“eat steak.”
 of 5 bubbles Mo_5i, 14 Jul 2016 | Read review
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