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The Royal Hotel is a family run business situated in the heart of Stromness. There are 10 ensuite rooms, the Hudson Lounge, Haven Restaurant, Front Bar and function room.
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Property amenities
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Meeting Rooms
Non-Smoking Hotel
Breakfast Available
Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
Family Rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Mid-range
Location
Full view
66Somewhat walkable
Grade: 66 out of 100
10Restaurantswithin 0.25 miles
6Attractionswithin 0.25 miles
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Reviewed 13 September 2018

About 2 weeks before our trip from the states to Scotland we received a surprise call from Scotland’s Ferry inn. It was a surprise but a most lovely person informed us we were being moved to the Royal hotel. We didn’t even look it up...More

Thank fridaycouple
Response from Ga7ethC, Owner at Royal HotelResponded 14 September 2018

Hello and thank you for your review. I will make sure that Ronnie knows that you spoke highly of him. It is good to hear that he made your day!

Reviewed 27 August 2018

We ate tonight and the food was well cooked. You could tell that it was all freshly made. It seemed the only place in Stromness with a good balance of choice with all the favourites you would expect on a menu. The staff were friendly...More

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Response from Ga7ethC, Owner at Royal HotelResponded 28 August 2018

Thank you for taking time to let us know that you enjoyed eating with us and that you will be back, We look forward to looking after you again this evening.

Reviewed 23 August 2018

I enjoyed this small hotel in Stromness. The owners are lovely people, and they greet you, handle your questions and help you any way they can. The room was clean, neat, quiet and comfortable. When I return to the Orkneys, this will be my place.

Thank 553joan
Response from Ga7ethC, Owner at Royal HotelResponded 25 August 2018

Thank you for this lovely review. We very much appreciate your kind words.

Reviewed 22 August 2018

Basic pub with rooms charging like a proper hotel. Decor very worn and dated. Our room (room 9) was sold as a double but had double bed pushed against the wall so could only get in on one side. Door bangs bed when you open...More

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Response from Ga7ethC, Owner at Royal HotelResponded 25 August 2018

Thank you for your review. We have very recently taken over the Royal Hotel and this is our first season. The rooms at the hotel are all different and We will be undertaking refurbishments over the winter of 2019/2020 to ensure a consistent high standard...More

Reviewed 19 July 2018

Visited at lunchtime; and despite being quite busy, we were welcomed with friendly greetings & prompt service in an attractive lounge bar area...some lovely features. My meal of scallops, with clapshot on black pudding, in a smoked bacon sauce was very different, delicious and beautifully...More

Thank chris p
Response from Ga7ethC, Owner at Royal HotelResponded 20 July 2018

Many thanks for this lovely review. We are delighted to hear that you plan to return.

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Room Tips
"Room above the bar is noisy and on street, I could not get ratings to work the service is good sleep was...."
fridaycouple
13 Sep 2018
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"Ask for a room at the rear of the hotel.The rooms at the front overlook the main street and the bar can be..."
chrisv5101
19 Jul 2018
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"avoid over the bar, the juke box is LOUD"
Lochspouts
20 Jun 2018
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"Room one is lovely.(The town is lovely, quaint and the hotel is Central, less than 2 min walk away, you..."
kris68_9
12 Jan 2018
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LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandOrkney IslandsMainlandStromness
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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