Travelling in a group of 10 walkers we booked these rooms with the information that their price had gone up because the rooms had been refurbished. Sure enough they were and quite nicely done, but a shelf in the en-suite would have been nice.
However some of the rooms did not have wardrobes as they "hadn't arrived yet" and the one in my room was obviously not new. Clothes rack were provided in the other rooms.
To be fair the rooms were nice and the beds comfy and clean. They had new flat screen TVs and the breakfast was good apart from the sausages which were a bit "Tesco Value". And the service in general was good.
But one person had to cancel four weeks before we travelled and there was no refund on the deposit, which in itself is understanable, but I told them twice on the last night I would be alone as my wife was leaving a day early, but they still charged the full double room rate, and with no wardrobes in some rooms I would have thought a little flexibility on their part would not have gone a miss. There was no compromise at all when it came to their rates.
I booked for the middle of May knowing that this is still relatively quiet in Orkney so 10 people for four nights was good business for the Hotel.
- Also Known As:
- Royal Hotel Stromness, Orkney Islands