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Burnside Farm
Ranked #1 of 11 Stromness B&B and Inns
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“Great place to stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2012

We stayed here during part of our honeymoon. Very nice facilities, exceptionally clean, and great food. The bed was the most comfortable bed I've stayed in in all of Scotland. We also had an amazing shower with fantastic water pressure! Great location as well.

Room Tip: Scapa flow room has very nice view of the dairy cows and the harbour.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2012

Thank you Joy and Robbie for looking after us so well on our recent visit to Stromness. Burnside B and B way exceeded our expectations - not only does it have amazing views of Stromness, Scapa Flow and Hoy but the rooms are spotless, the beds so comfortable and the gorgeous breakfasts set us up for the whole day! We can't recommend this B and B highly enough.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2012

We had heard that Burnside Farm was really good but it surpassed our expectations in all respects. Lovely warm welcome from Joy who true to her name was always smiling! Our bedroom was lovely - really comfortable bed with beautiful bedlinen, fabulous view down to Stromness, superb en suite shower room - I'm running out of superlatives and I haven't got to the breakfast yet! We simply couldn't finish the breakfasts despite best efforts. Everything was freshly prepared- mixed berries,delicious sausages, bacon and black pudding from the local butcher, home made bread, home made jam, local cheese. Coming home to coffee and toast was a serious disappointment this morning! If you're anywhere near Stromness make sure you stay here - it really is that good.

Room Tip: Scapa view has the best view.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2012 via mobile

We've just returned from a trip with friends to Orkney, having spent 2 nights in Stromness at Burnside Farm B&B - Joy should win an award! I cannot praise her highly enough - the rooms were spotlessly clean, with fabulous 1950s furniture in keeping with the style of the house but with a contemporary twist of superking size bed , beautiful Egyptian cotton sheets and bedding and THE most luxurious ensuite shower-rooms you could imagine with rain dance showers and big fluffy towels!
Breakfast is served in the conservatory with a fabulous view overlooking Stromness , and Joy excelled herself as breakfast chef! The homemade rhubarb and ginger jam went down a treat spread on the freshly made pancakes, not to mention the generous cooked breakfasts which included eggs from the farm itself!
We would definitely stay at Burnside again if returning to Orkney.

  • Stayed June 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2012

We stayed at a lot of B&Bs over our five week trip to Scotland and while there was some stiff competition, without a doubt this was the best of the best.

The owner Joy provided a supremely comfortable king sized bed with a range of pillows, crisp sheets and fluffy towels. The bathroom was large, with heated towel rails, and the shower we had been dreaming of since we left home five weeks ago. None of those infuriating little electric things with dials and a dribble of water - this water blasted out hot and strong! Our room had a great view over Stromness and the port. There was comfortable seating in our room as well as a guest lounge with TV and books if we wanted to use it. And we were warm, with individually controlled heating in the room so it could be adjusted to personal needs.

Joy cooked a wonderful breakfast in the mornings, as well as providing bannocks, pancakes, fresh rhubarb and plums and cheese from the farm's own cows, which usually strolled past the conservatory window on the way back from milking while we were having breakfast.

Joy is a charming hostess, warm and sincere and ready with good advice. Stromness is an excellent base for touring Orkney, within really easy driving distance of anywhere on the Mainland island, and we thought prettier and more atmospheric than Kirkness as a location. We stayed five days and really were not ready to move on!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2012

Joy and Robbie welcomed us warmly and, even though we'd arrived later than expected, offered cocoa and settled us in our rooms. My daughter and I stayed 2 nights and loved it. I felt as if we were members of the family. Joy even arranged for my daughter to watch a calf being born in the adjacent barn! This is without doubt the most pleasant B&B I've ever stayed in, with the kindest and most welcoming proprietors. The bathroom floor was heated! The food was homemade and excellent. I can't say enough good things about Burnside Farm.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2012

Just perfect, luxury/beautiful rooms, luxury/unforgettable breakfast with choice of fresh fruits / pancakes / home made bread / cheese from own milk / smooked Haddock and much more.
And next to all this, Joy and her husband are giving you a warm welcome.
The best B&B I've experienced untill now.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Burnside Farm
Address: Northend Road, Stromness, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Stromness
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Stromness
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Burnside B&B is family-run and part of a working dairy farm. We have stylish and comfortable rooms (2 en-suite, 1 private facilities) with delicious breakfast a specialty. Close to town with impressive views. Freeview, WiFi, pets by arrangement. ... more   less 
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