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“Well deserved 5 stars!”
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Burnside Farm
Ranked #1 of 9 Stromness B&B and Inns
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Reviewed August 5, 2012

Thank you Joy for your patience when we stayed for two weeks to help dig at the Ness of Brodgar.
Anyone who reads my reviews knows I don't give 'excellent' often but I can't fault Burnside. The bedroom and bed were comfortable (we had the small North View room), the breakfasts as good as it gets, including every type of cooked egg, local bacon, black pudding, sausage and haggis, etc.
Because the days are so long my only comment would be to welcome black-out curtains in 'our' bedroom.

Room Tip: Double rooms with ensuites face south towards the harbour, best if you can pay a bit more.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 25, 2012

Stayed for 7 nights - excellent stay. Joy and Robbie just brilliant hosts. Wonderful breakfast, room spotlessly clean, beautiful en suite bathroom and lots of little extras - a real gem. A great location to explore Orkney and Joy was always on hand to give advice about where to go! One morning we caught the early ferry to Westray ( great place for seeing puffins) Joy was up and handed us a packed breakfast. Wonderful views of Hoy from our room.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 24, 2012

The Burnside Farm in Stromness was one of our favorite B&Bs of our Scotland holiday. The location is perfect for sight seeing or just visiting the small and unique village of Stromness. When we arrived we were greeted by Joy who was so wonderful and friendly. She showed us our room which was large, clean and had a beautiful view of the bay. The bathroom had heated tile floors, a towel warmer that worked really well and fresh flowers. The wifi always worked really well so we could face time our kids. The bed was so comfortable and I absolutely loved the wool throws over the bedspread and the homemade shortbread. Yum! The breakfast was absolutely delicious and Joy wasn’t going to let you go hungry. One of my favorite things after breakfast was watching the cows being herded back to their pasture after the morning milking by their cute dog Ben. Oh, if only we could’ve taken Joy and her B&B along with us on the rest of our holiday! Thank you Joy for the best two days on Orkney!

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 23, 2012

We stayed here for 4 nights, and were sorry to leave. We arrived at about 11.30pm on the late ferry from Shetland, and Joy and Robbie gave us a very warm welcome with tea and home-made flapjack. Couldn't ask for more! Good situation for exploring the archaeology of W. Orkney, and Joy provided us with daily "What's On" bulletins from the tourist office, as well as lots of advice about local events and places to go.
Breakfasts in the conservatory were excellent - wide selection of fruit, cereals, cooked breakfasts (including smoked fish if ordered beforehand) and home-baked bread and bannocks. Joy was a very attentive host, friendly without being intrusive, and nothing was too much trouble. We stayed in North View, as it was the last room available and perfectly adequate, but probably worth paying the extra for the more spacious rooms with sea views. Whichever room's available, book it!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank fallowfieldjane
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Reviewed July 17, 2012

I had an excellent couple of nights here, staying on business in Stromness. Joy is indeed as industrious and caring a host as the other reviews say, with the breakfast really quite spectacular. As a single traveller I was in the room at the back of the house with a private bathroom. This was spotlessly clean and very well resourced: maybe the room was a little on the small side, and obviously without the views of Scapa Flow, but then that is reflected in the price. Didn't stop me being envious of those lucky enough to score the front facing rooms! Anyway, you won't go wrong staying here, but pay the extra for the front rooms, which are much more spacious and have stunning views as described, and photographed, elsewhere.

Stayed: June 2012, traveled on business
Thank Mordrydd
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Reviewed June 29, 2012

Joy is a very generous and welcoming host. We appreciated all the little extras... shortbread bickies, chocolates and Joy even did our washing for us! We felt very at home. The breakfasts were absolutely huge and the berries, yoghurt and farm cheese the best we have tasted. Our boys had the delightful experience of watching a calf be born. We stayed 3 nights and on the final morning ran out of hot water for the shower - the rest of the time there was no problem and I would love to stay here again, but would make sure I was up early enough for first shower! Excellent neolithic sites an easy drive away. Spectacular scenery from our bedroom window and spacious room.

Room Tip: We booked North and Scapa View. Scapa View was fantastic - waking up and going to bed to the most a...
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 18, 2012

Very warmly greeted and looked after by Joy at all times, nothing is a bother. Scapa Room very comfortable with wonderful views and great shower. Breakfast abundant, tasty, social and views of Stromness Harbour glorious .Excellent and thoroughly recommend.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about 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 9 B&Bs / Inns in Stromness
Price Range: $106 - $121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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