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Elstree, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2016

we visited last week dreadful barmaid we were greeted with what do you want very unhappy in her job banged glasses on counter at us wont return here and im orcadian I do so hope you find more helpful staff now you've taken over this bar

4 Thank farrissbl
Karen C, General Manager at Ferry Inn Stromness, responded to this review

I am sincerely sorry that you were disappointed with the customer service from the member of staff on duty. We normally pride ourselves with the positive feedback we get from customers and guests on the service levels of our staff. More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2015

not a smile of friendly service. food was ok but not worth the cost. room smelled very musty and damp but looked ok. bar maid wasn't very chatty or friendly. both the young girl and the older blond kept disappearing. atmosphere in the bar was dire and empty

5 Thank businesstraveller665
Karen C, General Manager at Ferry Inn Stromness, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write this review. I am sorry that you did not enjoy your stay. As you can see from previous reviews about our food, accommodation and staff, this is not the standard that we usually operate at. I have checked back to see when you stayed and see that you stayed in room 7. This... More 

Langbank, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2015

This little hotel is right across from the ferry terminal so its not hard to find. Staff were great we only had breakfast and it was very good. The room we had although smallish was more than adequate nice decor a bit light on the usual toiletries and bickies but that's only a minor detail. I think the owners are... More 

Thank Cookiekips
Karen C, General Manager at Ferry Inn Stromness, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for choosing to stay with us. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We are continuing to upgrade the Inn this winter. It is always work in progress but we love when customers come back to see the changes we are making. More 

Port Clinton
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

We chose the Ferry Inn due to it's location, but were pleasantly surprised by how nice the place is. The room was very clean and the bed was so comfortable! Be aware that there are quite a few stairs to climb and no lift, so pack light. We ate breakfast and dinner there every day, and the food is amazing!... More 

Thank disorientedlabrat
Karen C, General Manager at Ferry Inn Stromness, responded to this review

What a splendid review. Thank you so much for writing about us. For any guests looking for rooms without stairs, we have rooms on the ground floor in Harbourside House. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 351 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2015

I noticed this when my phone picked up their wireless network whilst I was sat in the ferry car park! As I was in need of tecno contact we went in for lunch and used the free wifi. The menu was very good, a mix of local and standard options. the food arrived quickly and was a decent portion. The... More 

Thank MarcusHurley
Karen C, General Manager at Ferry Inn Stromness, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. It is very much appreciated. More 

Guildford, United Kingdom
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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2015

I stayed at the Ferry Inn for 1 night on a business trip and it was a very pleasant stay. My room overlooked the harbour (be prepared for seagulls at 6am!) and it was clean and comfortable. The breakfast was great - I highly recommend the full Scottish. I will need to go back to Stromness and I will book... More 

Thank DaniH0103
Karen C, General Manager at Ferry Inn Stromness, responded to this review

Your review of your recent stay at the Ferry Inn is much appreciated. It is good that you enjoyed the harbour view and your breakfast. For other guests thinking about staying with us we have a range of rooms in the hotel and in our 2 hotel annexes, Harbourside House and Millers House. We can offer rooms with sea views... More 

Xlendi, Malta
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18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2015

The bedrooms were clean and the views are lovely, the staff are very friendly and extremely helpful. The beds were so comfy!! The food in the restaurant is amazing - dinner and breakfast!! the local seafood is not to be missed!!

Thank irka657
Karen C, General Manager at Ferry Inn Stromness, responded to this review

Your excellent review of your stay at the Ferry Inn is much appreciated. Thank you for letting us know that you found the rooms, food and staff to your liking. We hope that you might be able to come back to stay with us again. More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 August 2015

The location was right beside the Ferry Terminal but rooms were quiet and clean with fantastic shower. The restaurant was also a treat fabulous food. Good starting point for exploring the standing stones and the newly excavated village.

Thank Morag1954
Karen C, General Manager at Ferry Inn Stromness, responded to this review

Many thanks for your excellent review. It is great to hear that you found the whole experience of eating and staying with us so good. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviewed 28 August 2015

We came in on the 8:30pm ferry and check-in was friendly and efficient - even coming out to the bar to make sure we were fed. The room was clean and comfortable and the food in the restaurant/bar was well priced and tasty.

Thank Sue H
Karen C, General Manager at Ferry Inn Stromness, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It is good to hear that you found the reception staff welcoming and the food to a high standard. More 

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126 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

Yummy food that was well recommended on the maxi day tour by our driver. Who said it was good and reasonably priced. Lovely beef casserole and chowder. Fudge cheesecake well presented. Staff pleasant too. So bonus all around really so if you make the trip to Orkney poddle along.

Thank Ann B
Karen C, General Manager at Ferry Inn Stromness, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. We are always pleased to see passengers from the Maxi Tours. We have a shorter menu available over lunch times in the summer so that passengers can get a Taste of Orkney while still having time to explore the town. More 

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Additional Information about Ferry Inn Stromness

Address: 10 John Street, Stromness KW16 3AD, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Stromness
Price Range: $103 - $186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“Room 8 had a sea view and room 11 was very quiet but sloping ceiling in bathroom not so good if you are tall”
 of 5 bubbles twotravellersin14, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
“room 15 has exceptionally superior showering”
 of 5 bubbles Juanito_Hayburg, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“opt for the sea view in the main building”
 of 5 bubbles tullipe, 14 Jul 2016 | Read review
“either a noisy view of the ferry terminal or basically brick walls”
 of 5 bubbles businesstraveller665, 22 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a room that has recently been upgrades”
 of 5 bubbles Cookiekips, 6 Dec 2015 | Read review
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