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“Great hotel, dining a mixed bag” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Foroyar
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Oyggjarvegur, Torshavn, Streymoy 100, Faroe Islands   |  
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Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Torshavn
Berlin, Germany
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172 reviews 172 reviews
142 hotel reviews
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651 helpful votes 651 helpful votes
“Great hotel, dining a mixed bag”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

We really enjyoed staying at Hotel Føroyar: we loved the location above Tórshavn with beautiful views of the town and the Atlantic Ocean from every room and the restaurant.

The totally quiet room had a modern scandinavian design and was bright and airy. Housekeeping was pretty good, they could have replaced our juice glasses with new ones rather than rinsing them with clear water only, though.

Fast WiFi was available.

Dinner at "KOKS" restaurant was great: world class cuisine, presentation and very good service, let alone the gorgeous views.

Breakfast buffet (included) in the same restaurant was a whole different experience, though: limited items, slow restocking, mostly invisible non-proactive service staff. They really have to adjust here and bring breakfast near the quality level of dinner.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brønshøj, Staden Kobenhavn, Denmark
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

The hotelis wonderfully situated, overlooking the city of Torshavn. the large rooms are attractive, the beds very confortable and the restaurant excellent. A little remote from the city centre,but peaceful.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012 via mobile

Stayed for three nights, loved the buildings they are really a part of the hills. The rooms have a very nice view out over Thorshavn. The rooms were nice and spacious. The restaurant was extremely interesting, and i am looking forward to be visiting it again.
Only problem was the central heating in the rooms which was out of order.

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Brussels, Belgium
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42 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2011

This is a very nice property, newly renovated with a nice nordic ambiance and great views of Thorshavn and the ocean. The location - perched high above Thorshavn - is great, but you will need a car in order to go anywhere.

Room was cosy, of adequate size and all rooms has excellent view, as they all face the ocean - loved the grassing sheeps outside the window.

We only had breakfast (included) at the restaurant (very good choice of food), but the "setting and ambiance" is probably (also) a great venue for a dinner as well.

We only had one complaint; one day breakfast service crashed completely due to low staffing and a lot of guest arriving suddenly due to some flight cancellations. They had to set up tables in the bar (one level below the restaurant) so you had to wander up and down to get to the buffet. Despite this, frontoffice took "walk in guests" for breakfast........

The head waiter came to our table to apologize for this and it did not ruin our stay and when back in Thorshavn we will stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tau, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2011

Excellent room, great view over Torshav. But as the hotel is situated on a hill pretty far from the centre of Torshavn, the location cannot be called central. Food was okay, but not great. The staff are maybe trying too hard to be "international", while common and relaxed Faroese friendlinness and hospitality would go a long way.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Ardnamurchan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2010

Wonderful Faroes hospitality, brilliant surroundings, excellent views, exquisite food - the very best I have ever had anywhere - such care and devotion to style and presentation for the benefit of the customer - Hey! isn't that what a hotel is for?
Price is on the grande side but well worth it and most hotels here are similarly priced.
Staff are so helpful.
Rooms are spacious and eventhough the Irish and Faroese national Footall Teams were stayiong at same time there was peace and quiet throughout the 3 days I was there, I want to go back soon

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Great Britain
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2010

This hotel has excellently equiped rooms but during our stay, the TV was only showing the three local channels. However, the TV in the Bar (expensive drinks) was working OK especially when the Wolrd Cup football was being shown - coincidence or a money making opportunity!

Be warned, there is only one lift in this four star hotel, between the reception area and the restaurant. If you room is not on the same level as the reception, you will have to use the many steps to get to your room. What makes it even worse is that there is no porter service at this hotel. Not very good for a so called four star hotel. If you have any mobility problems, please make sure that you get a room on the same floor as the reception desk.

  • Stayed July 2010
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Oyggjarvegur, Torshavn, Streymoy 100, Faroe Islands
Location: Faroe Islands > Streymoy > Torshavn
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Torshavn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Foroyar 4*
Number of rooms: 106
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Also Known As:
Best Western Torshavn
Foroyar Hotel tórshavn

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