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“Honest, trusting and attention to detail”
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Right on the sea! Own private pier, parking.  Can't get much closer to the sea than this!  4 star.
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Right on the sea! Own private pier, parking.  Can't get much closer to the sea than this!  4 star.
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Stromness, Mainland, Orkney Islands, Scotland

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Stephen G
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Honest, trusting and attention to detail”
Reviewed July 24, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We stayed at 36 Alfred Street for a week in July. From the moment you walk in to the cottage you can tell that the owner really cares about the property. Full of personal detail. Kitchen stocked extremely well. Immaculate. Did not get the chance to meet you Rosemary but would just like to thank you for a wonderful stay in Stromness Orkney, Alfred Street. My wife and daughter had not visited the islands before but they just loved its special magic. My daughter and her friends (staying at No.40( loved the bothy and on the occasions we were allowed in, so did we!!!! All the very best for the future and hope to see Orkney and your lovely cottage again.
Stephen Geraghty

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Liked best: All of it!
Liked least: The shower was not powerful enough.
Traveling group: Young Children
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_anoktc2i...
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“The wow factor”
Reviewed July 22, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

My 2 school friends and I decided on our 60 th birthdays to have an adventure ... We certainly did at 4 south end in stromness .. Rosemary who owns the property was fabulous to deal with and made everything simple .. The house was stunning ... From the kitchen to the bedrooms and the pier .. We had fabulous weather which made it very special .. The local people were wonderful and the bus trips brilliant ... The best we have ever experienced .. Thank you .. And I've booked again for next year !
Regards Anne

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Liked best: The pier and views
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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ABilotta
Seattle
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15 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Nicest Self-Catering Ever”
Reviewed May 2, 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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We had an outstanding stay at #18 South End. The cottage is beautifully decorated, spotless, and fully equipped. It had everything we needed and some things we didn't know we needed, like a crock pot. The setting is incredible. The sun (and the radiators) warmed our sitting room each day as we watched the ferries go by. Stromness has food shops, art, beautiful walks, and friendly neighbors. Rosemary was a kind and attentive host. She checked in with us by email and helped us find the fish market. We would certainly stay here again.

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Edinbrgh
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98 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Fantastic Accommodation”
Reviewed April 27, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

I read the previous reviews and I agree with all the good things they say. There were 5 of us staying in South End and there was plenty space for us all. In fact we hardly used the living room space as we spent so much time in the kitchen and dining area plus sitting outside even when it was windy! The range of teas and coffees was amazing and well used. It was hair raising driving from the ferry to the cottage as the streets are so narrow but we were driving like locals by the end of the week. I recommend this property wholeheartedly - Thanks Rosemary.

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Liked best: The views
Liked least: The drive to the property
Traveling group: Friends
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Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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DavKez556...
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37 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Fantastic !”
Reviewed April 25, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

A group of 7 of us booked 2 cottages through Rosemary, I booked 4 South End from my home in Australia for 5 and another couple booked 36 Alfred st from their home in England. Dealing with Rosemary was easy and professional, our cottage was beautifully decorated (there was some wet paint about though which was a little tricky our first night). Everything you could possibly need was provided, even down to scissors and bandaids (sticking plasters). Beautiful garden and views, we thoroughly enjoyed it. Highly recommend

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AnkeHenri...
Telgte, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very comfy, welcoming and amazing cottage :-)”
Reviewed February 5, 2016 for a stay in December 2015
1
person found this review helpful

We stayed about three weeks at Stromness in the harbour cottage and it was marvellous!! Every single room is very affectionately decorated and the facilities are amazing. It's taken care of everything: the kitchen is fully equipped - I really liked the selection of spices, tea and coffee (great fun to try every day a different sort of tea) - the living room has a big choice of books, in the bathrooms you can find a lot of different bath soaps and from almost every room there's a great view at the harbour.

We had a really great time, enjoyed every day and so did our dogs :-)

Traveling group: Freunden
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Maxwell L
Havant, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Incredibly good”
Reviewed October 25, 2015 for a stay in September 2015
1
person found this review helpful

We stayed in Stromness for a week. We got married on Papa Westray, and so it was really important to us that the stay was comfortable and problem free. Our friends were also getting married with us and so the four of us stayed. Everything and more was provided, from coffee to bath soap to stationary to a vast selection of food spices. The accommodation was warm, clean and very comfortable. Stromness is an incredibly wonderful place to stay if you want to get away from it all and still have local facilities. The views were excellent, and feel of staying at the harbour edge was just sublime. The music and culture of Stromness is another bonus. I would happily live in this cottage, never mind just stay in it. I cannot recommend this place enough and would certainly return.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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