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“Best B&B in Stromness”
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Asgard B&B
Ranked #5 of 9 Stromness B&B and Inns
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2 reviews
“Best B&B in Stromness”
Reviewed June 17, 2009

Mine hosts, Dawn and Harald Wishart, made this our second memorable visit. Bed - very comfortable, room very well appointed and to the highest standards of decor and cleanliness. Breakfast - the widest selection you will get anywhere, freshly cooked to order (remember to pre-order the smoked haddock, delicious with a poached egg on top!) and an "eat as much as you like" attitude. ideal if you are off on a hard days work/walk. Lovely lounge to relax in with large flat screen TV. We were even treated to a drink of beer while we watched the Champion's League final, helped get over the disappointment of the result. Short walk to the the town for the best beers on Orkney - Orkney Dark Island and Scapa Special. Try the Royal Hotel for a couple of pints, a short walk up the road to the chippy (best haddock and chips I've had) and back to the Royal to top up!

On leaving we were offered, and gratefully accepted, the opportunity to shower before we caught the early evening ferry. Dawn and Harald - thanks very much for having us.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with friends
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Kent
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Reviewed June 4, 2009

I cannot praise too highly this little oasis, in what can otherwise be, a sea of indifference. The cleanliness, the food and the host's desire to make one's stay as comfortable as possible, is quite overwhelming.

A feeling of calm descends upon the weary traveller when entering this haven. The welcome is as would be expected from family or close friends.

Asgard is in an outstanding location, easily reached from Mainland Scotland by romantic ferry.

There is nothing further I can add to the above, except to say it would be a great pity to miss out on a wonderful experience.

  • Stayed May 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 27, 2009

This is a very comfortable and affordable B and B just on the outskirts of Stromness - 5/10 minutes walk from the town centre. Good disabled access. Good parking. Excellent value for money, (£28.00 pppn at the time of writing). Clean comfortable with a superb choice at breakfast and a selection of toiletries that would shame a five star hotel. Warm white fluffy dressing gowns are tremendous.

There a couple of what I suspect most people would regard as minor things. There are three dogs which are apparently being trained not to get involved with guests. So far this has not been a success. Not everyone likes three ankle height dogs approaching them or seing them in the kitchen.

And we were there for the folk festival - always Bank Holiday weekend in May - and would have appreciated the chance of a lie down in the afternoon. The place is open all the time, and there are no keys to the bedrooms so it would have easily been possible without disturbing the owners, but entry is not appreciated between 11.00 am and 5.00 pm. I can understand this whilst room cleaning is going on but not later.

But it is already booked up for next year, so don't bother applying!!

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
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DawnAsgardB_B, owner at Asgard B&B, responded to this review, May 27, 2009
Sorry you feel this way about Asgard, The rest of the 7 other guests were all happy, We do have keys you didn't want one. Might be Festival blues have set in!!!
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Property: Asgard B&B
Address: Asgard Cairston Road, Stromness KW16 3JS, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Stromness
Amenities:
Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Stromness
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Walkers, Anglers, Cyclists, Golfers, Bikers, bussines and holiday makers all welcome, Just leave the kids at home and come and spend a few days in Orkney. The rooms are all on 1 floor with ensuite bathrooms. A large lounge is available for your use. ... more   less 
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Asgard B&B Stromness, Orkney Islands

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