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Cumbernauld, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Located in the centre of Kirkwall. The rooms were clean and comfortable and the staff were friendly and helpful. The food was excellent both for breakfast and evening meal. The fish and chips were one of the best I have tasted for some time

1Thank Bruce G
Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 30 October 2016

The Shore is centrally located and features clean and modern rooms, responsive service, and an excellent breakfast. Hallways are small and rooms are laid out idiosyncratically in a building that has been remodeled for at least a century, but rooms themselves are spacious and nicely appointed. The breakfast offerings are solid, and there is a hotel bar with food offerings...

1Thank paulmull
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Stayed three nights. Pleased with the room comfort and the restaurant offerings at breakfast and dinner. Should plan to make dinner reservations. Staff was friendly and helpful. Glad we stayed at the Shore.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 7 October 2016

We were very pleased with our room at The Shore. The included breakfast was very good. The room clean and modern, and a bit more spacious than what we experienced in the bigger cities. The staff were very friendly and helpful. A bit of advice, dinner reservations in advance are highly recommended for the entire Kirkwall area, we encountered problems...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 September 2016

I stayed for a few days in Room 2 in the Annex. I was greeted by Jordan who provided excellent service to me throughout my stay. The only thing strange about my stay was the cleaner - whilst she tidied up my room and changed my cup daily she never cleaned the bathroom or changed the towels and when I...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 22 September 2016

We had 5 nights in this hotel. It is small, and looks a bit tired, but overall the standard was perfectly acceptable, with a comfortable room. The staff were friendly and helpful. Food is served both in the restaurant and the bars; we tried both, and enjoyed our meals each time. Location is good, with the harbour and the centre...

Thank Ewen M
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Staying at the Shore Hotel as part of a tour group. The room we were allocated is quite comfortable and the service is fantastic. Jordan and Dana have looked after us and nothing has been too much trouble in meeting the needs of the tour group.

Thank mchartre
Invergordon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

My Husband and I called into the Shore Bar for a drink, on entering the one customer in the place, said ring the bell on the counter if you want served, eventually a barmaid appeared, poured our drink and disappeared, at one point another customer came into the bar, fang the bell, and waited, after a good few minutes he...

2Thank alimarcelle
Reviewed 30 August 2016

I spent 4 nights at the Shore so as to have 3 full days to explore Orkney. My room was large and very comfortable. It overlooked the harbor. The location was perfect for me traveling without a car. I was able to walk to everything I wanted to see in town and to the bus station. The staff was friendly...

Thank Lo P
Argyll, Scotland
Reviewed 24 August 2016

A friend and I stayed at The Shore for two nights while there to visit the sights on Orkney. The room was clean and comfortable, the staff very friendly and helpful, and the location excellent. The breakfasts were lovely! Made to order plus a buffet of cold foods. I had an omelette both mornings and they were huge, hot and...

Thank annielf

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The Shore Inn the perfect stay overlooking the harbour in Orkney Islands. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Shore

Address: Shore Street, Kirkwall KW15 1LG, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Kirkwall
Price Range: $127 - $192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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Shetland Islands, United Kingdom

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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Room 2 is very accessible; quiet and private, on the Ground Floor”
 of 5 bubbles Boudicca3, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We had a ground floor room on the side. No sea view but larger comfortable room.”
 of 5 bubbles mchartre, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Single room at back very quiet”
 of 5 bubbles Avonweir, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The Suite is worth paying a little extra for”
 of 5 bubbles JonMurchie, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Just tell them what you need. There are lots of stairs if you are able but if required there are ground floor disabled friendly rooms too.”
 of 5 bubbles ajb67, 23 Mar 2016 | Read review
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