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“Hotel Streym” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Streym Torshavn

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Hotel Streym Torshavn
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Torshavn
Johannesburg South Africa
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25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Hotel Streym”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2012

I travel a LOT. I rarely come across a hotel whose assistance and hospitality reach this level. Helpful and car hire that is a boon to a trip to the Faroe Islands, which in itself is a must. Bathrooms are a little small, but that is the European approach. Otherwise breakfast is good in an otherwise fairly expensive country.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Barcelona, Spain
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2012

What it lacks in location (though the center is just 10 min walking) it has in modernity and praticality, and reasonable price considering other options in Torshavn. Rooms are ok, clean and the bathroom has underfeet heat system (good!). Breakfast is ok, too.
Only problem was that staff at reception told us that we won't have any problem for renting a car through them for the next day.. when the next morning we asked for it, they called the agency and there was no car. So, book in advance if you need it.
Everyroom has its "own personality" (you'll see!), we read all the original descriptions!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2012

The hotel itself was very basic, feeling more like a motel or high class hostel. Location is ok, a few minutes walk from the city center. View of the bay and Nólsoy from our room.

Breakfast was pretty simple too, but good enough to get a decent start on the day. If you're looking for a great start, take a walk to Kaffistova in the harbour and have their brunch platter.

But the service was outstanding. We took an impulse trip to the Faroes, and was really late with our hotel booking. Hotel Streym saved us the first two nights, and when we asked the owner, Aage, if he knew about any other options, he ended up booking the remaining three nights for us at other hotels in the islands. This is a service level far beyondy expectations. Well done!

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank eirich
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Perth, Australia
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63 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2012

I stayed at this hotel from 18-22 July 2012.

This hotel is very much a case of what you see is what you get. Prices in Torshavn are high and this is a relative bargain. It is rather like an upmarket hostel. It is on a surprisingly busy ring road and, while the front rooms do have ocean glimpses, the road is also pretty noisy through until about 11pm. The walls are also pretty thin and you will hear your neighbours.

Also note that you will need to carry your bags up 1 or 2 flights of stairs.

I was after a double room but unfortunately got twin single beds. the rooms are basically but adequately furnished. the bathroom is minimalist and has really appalling lighting and a very annoying exhaust fan that stays on well after you've left the room. There is excellent free wifi in the room and at breakfast. Breakfast was basic but fine.

The owners/staff are friendly and helpful. I booked this hotel direct by email and had very good service from the beginning. I also hired the car through the hotel and it was waiting for me at the airport. As a note on life in the Faroes, the car was left unlocked with the keys under the mat. Similarly, when I arrived at the hotel there was no one at reception but the key to my room was left out with my name on it.

The location of the hotel is neutral - not central but not too far out to be a bother.

Tips
For self caterers, there are two small supermarkets within 5-10min walk. Just stay on the hotel road walking towards Torshavn. The first is on the left and easily visible, the second and better option is further along on the right and not really noticeable until you are right on top of it. If you keep walking for another 15 minutes you will come to the SMS shopping centre that has a large supermarket.

If you want wifi when you are in Torshavn itself, the Hotel Hafnia has really strong free wifi which is accessible not just from outside but even from across the road.

If you like Japanese food, try Entiko restaurant in Torshavn.

Great music scene in the Faroes, so check out some of the local artists.

If driving, there are a few things to note. While the country roads are well marked, the towns are very poorly sign-posted. The road surfaces throughout are excellent but driving can be difficult due to changing weather, stray sheep and single lane roads (and in some cases tunnels - also unlit). Even the best tunnels are very poorly lit. The local drivers ignore the speed limits and do tailgate if they think you are traveling too slowly (didn't see a single policeman in 5 days). While there are some traffic lights, mostly there are roundabouts and the locals do not signal at all when entering or leaving.

Torshavn and the Faroes are well worth a visit, so if you are thinking about it, do it, before it gets too touristy. Do note that the weather is tricky and I did get stuck two extra days when the flights were grounded due to fog. This is apparently not uncommon, so don't go with a really tight travel schedule as you may have problems.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Edmonton, Canada
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64 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2012

I would recommend the Streym for the budget conscious traveller who would rather spend their money on doing things than the place they lay their head each night. There are many plusses here. The room was simple but with everything I needed. At first, I was worried as I faced out onto what seemed like a busy road but traffic dies off in the evening & I was never woken up during the night. It has a small but perfectly formed bathroom & big flat screen on the wall should you wish to take a break & watch TV. Staff is friendly & really helpful with directions, bus scheduales, etc. They give you a little pocket map of Torshavn when you check in that was very useful. Breakfast is simple but with plenty of variety & quantity. Tea & coffee were available all day in the dining room, where they provide free internet. Location is really important to me & the Streym is within walking distance of everything you'll need. The big bus/ferry terminal (airport bus #300, 90 kr) is right down the hill & there is a grocery store (Mylan) about 5 blocks away. It's easy walking to the harbour & main shopping/dining district. The sayings outside each room will make you smile as you walk by. Would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: The rooms facing front give you a view of the water. Don't worry about the road as traffic seems...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sandy S
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Canberra, Australia
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600 reviews
82 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2012

Stayed here for 2 nights - the 1st and last nights of our 5 nights in The Faroe Islands. It was located very close to the bus station and an easy walk into the centre of the city.
Our room was adequate and clean, with a comfortable bed. All the staff were genuinely very friendly and helpful. Internet access and tea/coffee were included, with a good breakfast selection provided.
Compared to other more expensive places to stay I was happy with every aspect of this hotel.

Room Tip: Rooms at the front have some views over the ocean, while those at the back only have a view of a wal...
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Randall K
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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138 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2012

This quirky hotel reminded me a bit of an upmarket Hostel. The rooms were small and relatively basic but spotlessly clean, with satellite TV (albeit mainly danish channels) an free Wifi. The Beds were comfortable and the small bathroom had underfloor heating. The View was of the bay. Breakfast was a buffet style continental affair, where you tidy up after yourself. The bread was warm and the eggs boiled to perfection

The staff was friendly and helpful, but be aware the hotel is unstaffed for most of the day.

We took advantage of the cheap hire car offered by the Hotel. A Kia Picanto, free mileage and insurance, left for us at the airport, with the key under the mat...Welcome to the Faroes!

The hotel is centrally placed, a few minutes walk from the centre. To me, it is one of the nicest places I have stayed in a long time. If I come back to the Faroes I will definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: They serve only breakfast. The fitness centre is not part of the hotel but is literally next door
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lone K
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Property: Hotel Streym Torshavn
Address: Yvirir vio Strond 19, Torshavn, Streymoy 110, Faroe Islands
Region: Faroe Islands > Streymoy > Torshavn
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Torshavn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Streym Torshavn 3*
Number of rooms: 26
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