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Inverness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 July 2011

Minutes from centre of town and ferry and parking available. Clean, quiet and peaceful house. and a good hostess. We enjoyed our very good breakfasts from the extensive menu provided. From this I would recommend Ferrybank to visitors looking for accommodation in Orkney

3Thank biscuit11
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 July 2011

Stayed 3 nights last week and was astounded by the thoughfulness of our host even down to providing umbrellas for each guest. Bed supremely comfortable and breakfast was imaginatively presented and delicious. Great views from rooms which were exceptionally well equipped. Thank you Venus for an outstanding experience!

2Thank edinburgh444
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 15 July 2011

This B&B is unbelievable! It doesn't look very large when you approach it from the street, but it is built into the hillside and is surprisingly spacious. Mrs. Hourston is the consumate hostess, welcoming and friendly - the extras in our room were staggering - a mini fridge for the creamers, a kettle, loads of treat (cookies, candies, chocolates, chips,...

2Thank BrendaTo
Reviewed 3 September 2010

We enjoyed 3 nights staying in Ferrybank. Venus Hourston made us feel so welcome in her home and provided lots of extras in our room to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable, (including SO soft bathrobes!). Her pretty starter dish of fruit at breakfast suited us perfectly and we enjoyed chatting with this lovely Orcadian lady. The house is situated...

2Thank AudreyUllapool
Reviewed 23 June 2010

We have stayed at this B & B for many years on our trips up to Orkney and over that time we have never been disappointed. We arrive off the boat often feeling tired after a reasonably long journey and it is always nice to be greeted by Venus. The room is warm, clean and welcoming. Even small things that...

3Thank Alexia48
Reviewed 14 August 2009

everything was first class,a nice view over the marina,lovely garden and a good breakfast

2Thank dave211
Reviewed 14 May 2009

Firstly the decor of the B&B is extremely garish, with every surface covered in doilies and ornaments, flock wallpaper, floral duvet cover and divan etc . However I know this is a matter of taste and is not necessarily a negative point about this B&B as some people might like it. Secondly the breakfast we received was worryingly below standard....

3Thank Squeebster
Reviewed 21 September 2008

I have stayed at this B and B twice now and cannot recommend it enough. It is 4 star rating but should be 5! Venus Houston tries to cater for all her guests needs from fluffy bathrobes to sewing kit,iron, chocolates for snacks.... and the hugest breakfast you could wish for! Once you have stayed here you wont go anywhere...

2Thank TerryP48
Reviewed 17 October 2007

My husband and I loved this friendly place. The room was comfortable, with all amenities provided +, including fresh flowers every day. This B&B was clean and country quaint with a feeling of home. Stromness is a lovely town and everything was in walking distance, Venus Hourston being only a 2-minute walk from the ferry dock. At night there were...

2Thank Accuratereviewer

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  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Ferry Bank

Address: 2 North End Road, Stromness KW16 3AG, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Stromness
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Ferry Bank Stromness, Orkney Islands
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