We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
See all B&B in Kirkwall

The Shore

189 reviews
Save
Traveller (14)
Room & Suite (8)
Dining (1)
Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
Free Wifi
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Suites
Bar/Lounge
Wheelchair Access
Laundry Service
3.0 Star Hotel
All hotel details
{"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null}
Reviews (189)Write a Review
There are newer reviews for The Shore
See the most recent reviews
Filter reviews
176 results
Traveller rating
77
64
22
8
5
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
77
64
22
8
5
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsnice friendly staffhear noisesmoked haddockdressing gownslounge barpre orderfree car parkfish and chipsshower roomharbour frontnight's sleeplocal amenitiesfantastic locationcomfortable bedfirst morninglight sleeperstay there again
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
11 - 15 of 176 reviews
Reviewed 5 July 2017

We visited Orkney in order to take part in the St Magnus Marathon and 10k runs on 2 July. As others have said, don't be put off by the front of the hotel. The room was clean and bright (albeit with no view - but...More

Thank BabsCrayfish
Response from thesh0re, Owner at The ShoreResponded 6 July 2017

Thanks for taking time to give your feedback. Ordinarily we are told the rooms in the annex are very quiet....sorry about the snoring from downstairs. The building has been fully refurbished to meet all hotel regulations but we will review whether there is anything further...More

Reviewed 26 June 2017

The location of The Shore is interesting. Situated by the bustling (for Orkney) harbourside road near to the fishing quay and the terminal for the offshore island ferries, also its not far from the Town center, there is plenty of activity to see. Don't be...More

Thank Glen B
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

We originally booked a double room and at the last moment our daughter decided to join us. The Shore were really good about it and upgraded us, for a nominal charge, to a larger room capable of taking an extra bed. The room was at...More

1  Thank Margaret C
Response from Samantha B, General Manager at The ShoreResponded 26 June 2017

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. I read with concern the points made about the breakfast service. Firstly, I would like to apologise as this is not how we except our breakfast service to be run or food to be delivered. I...More

Reviewed 20 June 2017

I was in room 16 , an airless little room with no view and a broken slat on th brown blind the sheets were unironed and the mattress cover was a wrinkled synthetic thing which groaned with every move!! The towels were left the same...More

Thank jjlwalton
Reviewed 19 June 2017

We only visited the bar we weren't staying in the hotel - but we really liked it and we were able to have great and cheap cocktails Mon - Fri. Nice position near the harbour and friendly staff. Enjoyed it.

Thank FairyLights7
Response from thesh0re, Owner at The ShoreResponded 20 June 2017

We aim to provide great drinks, a warm welcome and time and space to chat - glad you enjoyed your visit.

View more reviews
PreviousNext
12345636
About
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Amenities
Laundry Service
Things to do
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Details
Price range
US$112 - US$184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms, Suites
Details
Price range
US$112 - US$184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms, Suites
Add Photo Photos
Traveller (14)
Room & Suite (8)
Dining (1)
Hotel & Grounds (11)
Bathroom (3)
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
WyomingCooboy
22 December 2017|
Answer
Response from 350highlandlassie | Reviewed this property |
I don't think they have any ground floor rooms. I asked if there was a lift when I booked as we were travelling with my elderly father in la. I was told there was a lift. On arrival there wasn't one.
0
Votes
Dawn S
8 April 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Samantha B | Property representative |
Good morning Apologies for the delayed response. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide accommodation for the dates requested as we are fully booked. If there are alternative dates which you would like to be checked... More
0
Votes
Room Tips
"Ask for a refurbished room"
Read review
"Don't accept rooms 25 or 16."
Read review
"If you have trouble with stairs ask for a room in the annex (level access is from the outside of the building)"
Read review
"My son was in room 17 which was equally bad so don't ask for 16 or 17!!!"
Read review
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing
Map
Satellite