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“Top end hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Hafnia
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4 - 10 Aarvegur | PO Box 107, Torshavn, Streymoy 110, Faroe Islands   |  
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Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Torshavn
Denmark
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107 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Top end hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2011

A topend hotel. A bit 1950like, Bathrooms could need a make ove r(and being larger). the location is more central than you can imagine: harbour ( the remaining ferries to Suðuroy, Nólsoy, Denmark and Iceland), old administration center (Tinganes - prime tourist target), main shopping street etc. are all max. 50-100 m away.

Breakfast is good (inclkuded): freshly bakes variety of bread, cheeses, cold cuts, herring - all the usual Scandinavian. Also bacon/scrambled: bacon perfect, eggs unedible mashed potato like stuff IMHO (powder?).

Even with a major street (remember Tórshavn only 20,000 inh) in front, the rooms are quiet - if yuo cannot stand a few drunken yougsters on a Friday night ask for room at backside.

Of course there is free WiFi internet. Some free parking behind hotel + free nightweekend parking on street in front.

Very efficient + kind and service minded staff.

Take the lift for the roof terrasse for the view.

  • 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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travla_9, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Hafnia, responded to this review, July 17, 2012
Thank you for your review of Hotel Hafnia. We are pleased that you were able to take advantage of our central location in the heart of Tórshavn. Our breakfast buffet is always popular and we try to cater for all tastes with local delicacies, but also taking into consideration cosmopolitan tastes. Please be assured that our scrambled egg is made every morning in our own kitchen with locally sourced fresh eggs. We endeavour to provide a "home away from home" experience at Hafnia and we are pleased to note that this was your overall experience. We look forward to welcoming you at Hafnia during your next visit to the Faroe islands...Takk Fyri!
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
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71 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

Basic hotel, free wifi, good breakfast. The hotel was nothing out of the ordinary but rather a old hotel.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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HotelHafnia, Booking Manager at Hotel Hafnia, responded to this review, August 15, 2011
Dear Sir.
Thank you for staying at Hotel Hafnia and for your review. Hotel Hafnia was build in 1951, so yes, it is an old building. The rooms are all renovated during the years of 2005-2007. I am sorry to see that you did not find our service satisfactory. We are known to provide a very good service and our goal is that any guest feels at home here. I will look into this matter.
You are most welcome to contact us again, when you choose to come back to the Faroe Islands.
Yours sincerely
Hotel Hafnia
Rósa Maria Brodersen
Booking Manager
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New York
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97 reviews
76 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2011

This is a very nice hotel, an old building with a panorama terraces on the roof. The rooms are small with old TVs hanging off the corners with horrible picture but then you did not come to the Faroes to watch TV, right? :) Teapot, tasty tap water (no calcium, by the way, AT ALL), single beds with single blanket may mean that your waistline is bigger than size 38, your blanket may be too small for you :) (I'm size 33) - The heater is regulated by you, so it should not be a problem. The staff is simply AMAZING. Cheerful, ever helpful and highly professional. Breakfasts are very well-stocked with the usual things - but no made-to-order omelettes - but you can enjoy herring with beets instead (yummy, and full of protein).
You can walk to a supermarket SMS (about 15-20 min) where you can buy almost anything - freshest bread, all kinds of bakery, fish, mineral water, vegetables, cheeses and even whale carpaccio.
Hotel restaurant's menu is published on their website - quite, QUITE pricey :)
Free wireless for all on all floors, though you may have to move closer to the transmitter to get a very good reception.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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travla_9, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Hafnia, responded to this review, July 17, 2012
Thank you for your review of Hotel Hafnia. We are pleased to note that you were able to take advantage of our central location at the heart of Tórshavn. Our staff endeavour to ensure that your stay at hafnia is a truly "home away from home" experience and it is always rewarding to see that this is the case. You will be pleased to note that we have now completed an upgrade of all TV equipment with the latest digital flatscreen TV equipment in all rooms. We look forward to welcoming you to Hafnia during your next visit to the Faroe Islands...Takk Fyri!
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Warwick, UK
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42 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2011

Would stay again - good location, great staff, great food, clean. Room old fashioned, but that's nice. Free wifi too. Nice enough, no complaints!

  • Stayed January 2011, 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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travla_9, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Hafnia, responded to this review, July 17, 2012
Thank you for your review of Hotel Hafnia. It is heartwarming to see that you obviously enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you to Hotel Hafnia during your next visit to the Faroe Islands...Takk Fyri!
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Berlin, Germany
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2010

The Hotel is fantastic, next to the port, breakfast is great and reception always helpful! Highly recommended!

  • Stayed July 2009
    • 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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travla_9, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Hafnia, responded to this review, August 29, 2012
Thank you very much for your glowing report on Hotel Hafnia. We are delighted that you had a fantastic stay and it is heartwarming and rewarding to note that our efforts to provide a real "home from home" experience are appreciated.

We look forward to welcoming you to Hotel Hafnia during your next visit to the Faroe Islands...Takk Fyri!
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Ontario, Canada
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65 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2010

I was at the Hafnia with my 21 year old son for ólavsøku this summer. The service from Thomas and Lilia at the front desk was superb. They were a great source of local knowledge about what to see and do. Thomas went above and beyond to help us arrange a boat trip that turned out to be spectacular. The hotel is steps from the harbor and everything going on in Torshavn. There are numerous restaurants nearby. The hotel is clean and comfortable and the rooms seem to have been recently upgraded. The Faroe Islands are not a bargain destination but for me the Hafnia was good value and very enjoyable.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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travla_9, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Hafnia, responded to this review, August 29, 2012
Thank you very much for your very kind review of Hotel Hafnia and particularly our reception staff. We are always delighted to see that our efforts to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible are appreciated.

We look forward very much to welcoming you to Hotel Hafnia during your next visit to the Faroe Islands...Takk Fyri!
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Flower Mound, Texas
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2010

This hotel sits within a few short blocks to the harbor. The 6th floor has a upper deck that you can easily access to see almost a 360 view of the town.
The staff is very helpful and accommodating.
My only "complaint" is the elevator has room for one person at a time if you have large bags. I was on the 3rd floor so it took a while to get to the room because there were 12 of us in our group.
I would definitely stay here again and in fact would love to visit the country asap!!

Stayed November 2009, traveled on business
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Address: 4 - 10 Aarvegur | PO Box 107, Torshavn, Streymoy 110, Faroe Islands
Location: Faroe Islands > Streymoy > Torshavn
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Torshavn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Hafnia 3*
Number of rooms: 57
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the heart of the world’s smallest capital, within walking distance of the harbour and the historical part of town, Surrounded by shops, restaurants and night life. Hotel Hafnia is the perfect setting for your stay. ... more   less 
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