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Hotel Streym Torshavn
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Yvirir vio Strond 19, Torshavn, Streymoy FO 110, Faroe Islands   |  
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Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Torshavn
Stockholm, Sweden
2 reviews
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“I liked it and I'll say here next time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2011

I rented a car from the hotel and that worked out great, and the price per day was good. The hotel is clean, the staff nice and very helpful. I like that they think of the environment, no changing of sheets or towels during the five nights I spent. Location is great, a few minutes walk to the center.

  • 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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pavia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2011

I spent a week at this hotel and my opinion is very positive.
The location is easily accessible by car and both the port and the city center are within a few minute walk. Rooms are basic but spacious, clean and often with great view of the sea and the island of Nolsoy.
Breakfast is good but there isn't a restaurant . WiFi is free in both rooms and common areas : there is also a desktop computer for those who don't have their .
In my opinion, the strength of the hotel is the staff very helpful and friendly : they always helped me with booking ferries or giving travel suggestions .
On request there is also a car rental service, without formalities and very comfortable.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2010

Good position with view of the sea - if you ask. Wi-Fi is standard which is useful. Basic hotel but the owner – Aarge (sp?) is exceptional and went out of his way to help. He arranged for one of his hire cars to be waiting for us at the airport – and it was a very good price too. His past experience includes fishing, politics, business etc – so he was a mine of information about the Faroes, and has an excellent sense of humour too. Very good value for money and fully recommended. You must eat at the sushi restaurant Etika - just a few minutes walk from the hotel - amazing experience.

Faroes is breathtaking scenery and there are some fabulous walks - but you need a car to apprecaite the islands.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Monaco-Ville, Monaco
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311 reviews 311 reviews
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451 helpful votes 451 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2010

This is not more than a bed-and-breakfast. The rooms facing the sea are very loud, due to street noise. All rooms are very loud if your neighbour is in. Paper walls. The location is still walking distance to the center, but much farther out than Hotels Hafnia or Torshaven. The correct price in most other places would be around € 30 instead of € 100+. If you look for the best hotel in town, go to the Hotel Torshaven which is totally central, has a restaurant and terrace bar and seems completely newly refurbished in a halfway pleasant scandinavian design style. The other hotels (Hafnia and Föröyar) are run down. Faroer are beautiful islands, but if you have a taste for good hotels do not stay overnight.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Warwickshire, England
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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2010

Everything in the Faroes is expensive but this hotel is a perfectly adequate "budget" (£100 a night!) alternative to paying £200 a night at the Forayar (and no large coach parties!). It is right on teh sea, ask for a front room for a sea view and (it seemed) a bigger room. The style is minimalist - think a French Ibis hotel, furnished by Ikea, but the beds are reasonably comfy, the shower is hot and powerful, and the whole place is clean and welcoming. Breakfast is continental style, no hot food or fish, but plentiful and appetising. All the restaurants in Torshavn are within 10 minutes walk (see my reviews)

The staff were excellent - particularly Tomas, who went out of his way to help us book a trip to Mykines (an essential part of your holiday - to see 50,000 puffins close up!) when all the ferries and helicopters were fully booked.

Car hire from the hotel is wonderfully relaxed - we had booked one by email, but given no deposit or credit card, yet we were simply handed the key to a Ford Ka, told it was fully insured, and asked to return it with a full tank in 10 days time!

There is a PC which guests can use free.

Deal with the hotel direct, by email, and you may get a better deal than the website - I got DKK 850 a night for 11 nights (rack 950) and the car for 300 a day (rack 450).

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2010

We stayed at the Streym for three days in June. The room was clean and functional, and had internet access. When we first saw the room we had a bit of a chuckle because the furniture reminded us of IKEA! Speaking of IKEA, an excellent Scandinavian-style breakfast was also included, which was ample enough to get you set for the day ahead.

We felt the location was perfect: Step outside, turn right and downtown Torshavn was just 5-10 minutes away. Step outside, start driving north and you were on the ring road where the first right was the highway out of town. Pretty hard to get lost. Actually pretty hard to get lost anywhere in the Faroe Islands where water is never far away.

Not an issue for us but we were on the third floor and had to lug our suitcases up and down since there were no elevators. Also, the restaurant is only open for breakfast. There are some good places not far from the hotel but if it's pouring rain then that may not be a fun walk.

The hotel and staff were very laid back. I was astonished when I rented a car from them as to how easy and hassle-free it was. They have excellent prices available to hotel guests only. It was much cheaper than commercial companies. No extra insurance up sells or anything like that. They also suggested I keep track of toll tunnels and pay them when I turned the car in, instead of paying for them on the road as it was much cheaper. A great bargain!

The Faroes are still a well-kept secret, but it won't be for long. Get there while you can before everyone figures out it is such a beautiful and friendly place! As for the Streym, it was the perfect spot for our stay in Torshavn.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 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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Adelaide
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2010

I stayed at Hotel Streym recently as part of a wider trip including the Faero Islands, Greenland and Denmark. The property is close to central Torshavn on Yviri vio Strond - essentially an esplanade on the harbour close to both Fort Skansin and the ferry to Klasvik and Streymoy. The rooms are sizeable and new (the property is pretty recent) and the proprieters helpful and friendly. I agree with another contributor that having to lug heavy cases up three floors is tough so maybe ask for the first or second floors. My only other minor criticism is that the restaurant is only open for breakfast. Ordinarily this isn't a problem but remember it rains a lot in the Faero islands and its quite a walk in the driving rain to a suitable eating place in town which is a good few minutes away.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Yvirir vio Strond 19, Torshavn, Streymoy FO 110, Faroe Islands
Location: Faroe Islands > Streymoy > Torshavn
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Torshavn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Streym Torshavn 3*
Number of rooms: 26
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