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Stromness harbour is sheltered by the high hills of the neighbouring island of Hoy.
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Stromness harbour is sheltered by the high hills of the neighbouring island of Hoy.
Orkney's dramatic scenery is highlighted by its glorious sunsets. The Provost's House stands on Stromness' main street which winds along the shoreline.
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7 reviews
Stromness harbour is sheltered by the high hills of the neighbouring island of Hoy.
Orkney's dramatic scenery is highlighted by its glorious sunsets.
The Provost's House stands on Stromness' main street which winds along the shoreline.
The interior of this historic house has been equipped with modern conveniences ...
... and decorated using a combination of traditional local materials ...
... and bright modern colours.
The lounge windows look out across the bay ...
... where we often see seals lazing on this beach.
Even before you land, Orkney begins to cast its spell ...
... with dramatic scenery including the Old Man of Hoy.
As you explore these magical islands ...
... you will discover secluded coves among the cliffs ...
... enchanted waterfalls in hidden valleys ...
... vast unspoilt sandy beaches ...
... 1000-year-old cathedrals ...
... and 5000-year-old houses.
'Scratch its surface and Orkney bleeds archaeology.'
Viking, ... Iron Age, ...
... and of course Neolithic remains of all sorts ...
... are everywhere for you to find and explore.
The Ring of Brodgar is one of 4 awe-inspiring World Heritage monuments within 5 miles of Stromness.
Walkers and nature-lovers will revel in Orkney's wide open vistas of lochs and land and sea.
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Townhouse -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Stromness, Mainland, Orkney Islands, Scotland

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Very good - based on 7 reviews
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Janet W
1 review
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“Excellent location”
Reviewed July 31, 2017 for a stay in July 2017
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The location is excellent and especially convenient for the ferry. The accommodation was clean and comfortable . In the immediate vicinity there was a very good restaurant and convenience shops. We would certainly re. book Provost's House on a return trip to the Orkneys.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
2 Aug 2017
Hi Janet,
Thank you so much for your wonderful review.
I'm very pleased to hear that you all enjoyed your stay, and would be delighted to welcome you back to the Provost's House when the lure of Orkney overwhelms you again - as it surely will.
Once you've experienced Orkney, it will always be calling you back!
Thanks again,
Bob
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Duncan R
London, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Characterful house.”
Reviewed August 27, 2016 for a stay in August 2016
1
person found this review helpful

We very much enjoyed our stay, the rooms were clean and comfortable.
Location convenient for the port and ameneties.

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
5 Sep 2016
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. I'm very glad to hear how much you enjoyed your stay at the Provost's House.
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deanali
Vancouver, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Everything you need, in a great location”
Reviewed August 11, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
6
people found this review helpful

This 3-storey stone town home is located in the centre of Stromness, within easy walking of shops, grocery & liquor stores, pubs (try "Flatties"), restaurants, charity shops, and the excellent Stromness Museum. The ground floor is the kitchen and eating area, with adjacent washer and dryer. The kitchen has a double oven plus microwave and is well stocked with equipment and utensils, as well as basic cooking ingredients like spices and oil. There is no dishwasher. The first floor living room is overlooking the street and with glimpses of the harbour, has a TV, and is cheerful and bright. The bedroom on the same floor has a queen-sized bed. The top floor has two bedrooms, each with twin beds, and the only bathroom, with tub and separate shower. Overall the house is very appealing, with bright bold wall colours and comfortable furnishings. There is no front or back yard outdoor area. Also there is no telephone or WiFi provided, and the only access to the pay-as-you-go WiFi is when you sit against the window in the living room. There is no designated parking on the front street, but there is a good-sized public parking area very close by, just uphill from the Provost's House, accessed by walking up the little lane outside the front door.

Stromness is charming, and is an excellent location to be as a base for exploring other villages and towns on the Orkney Mainland, and for visiting the many wonderful neolithic and celtic remains which seem to dot the landscape everywhere. The other Orkney islands can be accessed by ferry from various points on the "mainland", and from Stromness, the furthest points to which it is possible to drive can be reached within just over an hour; most things are much closer.

The owner "Bob' is very responsive to email and texting, and worries about his guests, so stay in touch with him to let him know when you plan to arrive, and whether you have arrived and settled in!

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
13 Aug 2015
Thank you for this lovely review, which arrived as an unexpected extra birthday present! I'm so glad you enjoyed staying at the Provost's House, as well as all the attractions that Stromness and the rest of Orkney has to offer.

Thank you also for noticing that the house is well-supplied, not only with the bigger things like kitchen equipment and utensils, but also the small details like herbs and spices. But I'm sorry to hear you didn't find the dishwasher. There is a full-size floor-standing machine under the breakfast bar, next to the fridge/freezer.

You're quite right about the phone reception. It is patchy throughout Orkney, but a trick that I use when we stay at the house is to keep my phone in the "sweet spot" by the side window in the lounge and use a bluetooth headset - which works really well. For internet access, I always use the wonderful new Stromness Library just down the road at the pierhead. You can have free use of their computer terminals, or unlimited free WiFi on your own device, while relaxing on their comfy sofas and enjoying the fabulous view through their huge picture-windows overlooking the harbour - possibly the best view from a library chair anywhere in the world!
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Lili78350
Jouy en Josas, France
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed May 17, 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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Travelling group: Avec mes amis
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
22 May 2016
Je vous remercie pour vos paroles gentils. Je suis très heureux d'apprendre que vous avez tant aimé votre séjour à Stromness.
C'est vrai que l'unique WC peut être un problème s'il y a plusieurs gens à la maison, mais évidemment il n'a pas gâché vos vacances!
Merci encore, Bob
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