I have visited the Faroe Islands three times now, and each time I have stayed at this Hotel, The experience has always been most enjoyable, and I can and do thoroughly recommend it. It is a small, quiet, (although the road is close, and it is a main road, into Torshavn) basic and relaxed family run facility. The rooms are clean and neat, and the bathrooms, are more than adequate. Breakfast is included in the price. There is a sitting room, with free internet for the use of guests. I was told by the Owner (Aage) that he will be spending the Winter months doing some renovating, and adding some additional rooms, increasing the occupancy, and availability by three rooms to 29 rooms.
You will not see any uniforms in this Hotel, and the owner told me he likes it that way. He mentioned that he feels, formal uniforms, indicate to guests, they should not come too close, and he simply refuses to allow that. I actually prefer the no-uniform policy
The staff here, Aage the owner, and Jens his Manager and son-in-law are most approachable . In fact all the staff are easy to talk with, and ready and willing to assist in all things.
There is no formal dining facility in this Hotel, so if that is a requirement, that may be a small minus for some. There are however eating houses nearby. Carellos is very close, and there is a Chinese one next door. I have eaten at Carellos several times, but the Chinese one, I know nothing about, this one.
Supermarkets are close also, within walking distance, and some speciality shops are also close, and well worth a visit, to see some of the knitted craft items on display. This is a must do thing, to visit these shops. The 'wool knits' are very beautiful, fairly expensive, but for pure wool, one can not expect anything else.
My stays here in this Hotel have all been for various time frames. The first for 10 days, the second for a week, and this time for just 2 nights. I had been staying in an apartment a little way out of town for a month while I was writing. I wanted peace and quiet, and the apartment was absolutely wonderful for that , and I absolutely do recommend and perhaps prefer this type of accomodation. It allows and permits a person to get a meal for themselves, to relax to not see anyone, if that is what is wanted. It provides and allows extra privacy. The Hotel can not provide that service, so for that alone the apartment was wonderful. It was so well equipped, everything at my fingertips
However for the last couple of days I wanted to be closer in the town, to continue some research, and be able to negotiate the return journey after it got dark, and so staying in the Hotel close to town allowed me to do that, without the need to use the free bus service or Taxi's to return in the rain, and the snow. So for that reason the Hotel was also wonderful, and I would stay here again if I were to return to the Faroes, for a shorter time. It all depends on the time frame for me, and shopping in a foreign language is an adventure, in itself.
Many of the double rooms overlook the Island of Nolsoy, and the fjord. During my stays I have had three different rooms, and had a great view from all of them. It is possible to see the boats arrive from the other islands. The fishing fleet is nearby, as are the more than ample eating houses for such a small community. The very beautiful old Cathedral is also close, and usually open. The walk into Torshavn is lovely. Just to wander around this place is peaceful and quiet, and a real pleasure.
There is still only one negative from my point of view, for the Hotel Streym. There is no lift/elevator. This is not so good in my humble opinion. For this reason I can not recommend this Hotel for people with mobility issues. The hotel is over three levels and to carry suitcases up a possible two flights of stairs may prove difficult for some. I would not like to carry a suitcase up the stairs. However fortunately the staff have on two occasions done that for me. I have carried them down, but that is quite different. To walk down is much easier with suitcases in hand, than to carry them up.
I can absolutely and I am thoroughly pleased to recommend this Hotel. You will not find any other Hotel better for the price, in this magnificant stunning country. Please enjoy
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