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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.
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Free Parking
Breakfast included
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Grade: 66 out of 100
12Restaurantswithin 5 miles
14Attractionswithin 5 miles
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The hotel is extremely well-located with ready access to the ferry, the docks, the shops and eateries. Carparking is available behind the hotel although not easily found by small access laneways. Reception is on the first floor and accessed by a very small lift barely able to
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While the hotel is within easy reach for ferry and breakfast of fairly good standard. Most of the staff seem very helpful. However biggest concerned that management do not believe you when you say something in room not working properly ie my toilet contacted them while
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Had a really nice meal here. Think its the only restaurant and great stop over while waiting for the ferry. Only let down was the gents toilet . Needs a bit of a upgrade, but spotless and still has seperate hot and cold taps!
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Stayed for 5 nights over the excellent Orkney Blues festival. The location and views are wonderful. It's an old hotel but our room was clean, beds exceptionally comfortable. Room facilities all good. Tea and coffee replenished daily. Room was lovely and warm especially after a
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We came to Orkney late pm on ferry, had a full day to tour, and left the next early am. So we wanted something convenient for ferry. the hotel is the first building off the ferry pier, lol. Despite this, it is very quiet! it's nice to see the water activity from your window, and
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Do they take dogs??
Sarah. I don't know the answer to your question. I would imagine it would be no ( unless guide or hearing dog) I will ask my cousin who works there. Maybe management will see this and clarify with you.
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"Room #2 is exceptional for size, light and view"
"Great for sea views over looking the harbour."
"We had room overlooking rear area, this was very spacious"
"Ask for a harbor view"
"If you want a view, ask but do so months before you go."
US$105 - US$199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomScotlandOrkney IslandsMainlandStromness
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