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Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Stromness, Mainland, Orkney Islands, Scotland

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Excellent - based on 6 reviews
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Henrysmum...
Toronto, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A wonderful retreat.”
Reviewed 4 October 2018 for a stay in September 2018

We LOVED every moment at Franklin's View.

Book with no hesitation as it will be beyond your expectations. It is a roomy, airy cottage with a wonderful garden and sea view. Inside it's a cosy and warm atmosphere filled with everything you might need. And location is ideal for walking around the town.

Big thanks to Kevin ans Sue for sharing this terrific cottage.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
7 Oct 2018
Thank you so much for your kind words. It's always nice to know that guests have enjoyed their stay.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 11 September 2018 for a stay in September 2018

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
15 Sep 2018
Thank you very much for the review. It was very nice to meet with you and we enjoyed having you stay at Franklins View.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
123Roz
Inverness
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good location and accommodation”
Reviewed 14 May 2018 for a stay in May 2018

We found Franklyns view was light and airy with good sea views. Ideal to use as a base to explore Orkney. Very clean and well equipped. Owners were really helpful and friendly - can definitely recommend

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
22 May 2018
Thank you so much for the kind comments. It's always nice to know that guests have enjoyed their stay at Franklin's View. Hope to meet you again.
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Winnie D
Dunoon, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Central, cosy, comfortable Stromness cottage”
Reviewed 27 February 2018 for a stay in February 2018
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person found this review helpful

Just the cosiest, comfiest, cleanest, most welcoming cottage we have stayed in! The location and ambience are excellent, and the owners Kevin and Sue are kindness itself, having thought of everything you could possibly need or want on your self catering holiday, including fresh flowers and a bottle of wine! We loved this cottage so much with its view of Stromness harbour and all its little Orcadian touches. Our Orcadian family loved it too! And the weather during our holiday was so good that we stayed a bit longer than planned. So sad to leave Orkney but we'll be back!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
8 Mar 2018
Thank you so much for the kind review. We do love it when guests have enjoyed their stay at Franklin's View. Hope to meet you again.
Regards Kevin and Sue.
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Kate H
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Ms”
Reviewed 15 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Franklin's View is absolutely perfect for 2 couples or a family with 2 children. Right in the centre of Stromness but on a very quiet street with wonderful views over the town and the harbour, the house is light and airy, well equipped, spotlessly clean and with the added attraction of a lovely sunny garden.
Sue and Kevin, the hosts, are lovely people, kind and helpful without being intrusive. And Stromness is the perfect location for exploring Orkney - nowhere is more than half an hour's drive and there's plenty of public transport if you don't drive. Although quiet (even in July) the town is well served by shops and places to eat. There are also lots of lovely walks in the area.
We had a fabulous time and are already planning a return visit in the autumn.

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Management Response
19 Jul 2017
Thank you very much for the kind review.It means a lot to us that you enjoy your time at Franklin's View.We hope to welcome you again sometime in the future.
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Snodnod
Bingley, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Perfect place to get away from it all”
Reviewed 28 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017

Brilliantly located. Stromness is great. Lots to see and do. Within walking distance is a co-op and a deli so self catering here is easy. Easy walk to main bus stop (near to tourist info) so easy to get around if you don't hire a car (though we did).
The accommodation itself is lovely, the pictures don't do it justice. Big window with views across the water to Hoy. Sit back and watch the boats come in. Everything you could need for a holiday has been provided. Definately coming back.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
28 Apr 2017
Thank you for your review, it's very much appreciated.
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