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.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Avalon House

Show Prices
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Kirkwall
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
Avalon House
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel"},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

140 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Avalon House
See the most recent reviews
Showing 129: English reviews
Little Rock, Arkansas
Reviewed 27 December 2015

This is more like a small hotel with wonderful privacy. It is bright, owners are so nice, and it was a very lovely break after the too close quarters at our previous b&b. But...it didn't lose any of the home-like atmosphere provided in most b&b's. Marina offered to take us to town, a short distance but not walkable at night,...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Mary B
Uk
Reviewed 14 September 2015

Rooms are fantastic and clean with everything you'd find in most good hotels, finish is excellent. Marina the host is great couldn't do enough for us and the cooked breakfast is superb. Could not find fault with anything. I don't think the picture does the place credit, we will stop there again, once we return to Orkney.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank anthony_rat
Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 September 2015

We stayed here for three nights in a lovely room with a very comfy bed. Avalon must be one of the best bed and breakfast establishments one could hope to find. The breakfast was excellent and served in a lovely dining room. The owner Marina is a delightful friendly Orkadian. We would stay anywhere else .

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Douglas B
Macedon, Australia
Reviewed 20 August 2015

I stayed here for two nights last month while on a bus tour of Orkney. Marina was a lovely host, very welcoming and enjoyed a little natter. The room was so nice, bed was amazing and there were coffee and tea making facilities. There were options of a continental breakfast or a cooked breakfast in the morning - I had...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Krys_P84
Peterborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 August 2015

We travelled on the late ferry from the Shetlands arriving at Kirkwall round about 10.30pm and was met by the taxi which was ordered by Marina at Avalon House, and arrived there round about 11pm, to a lovely warm welcome. First impressions of our room lovely, it was clean and with top rate fittings in the en-suite which was lovely...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank LINDA M
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 August 2015

Avalon House is situated in a peaceful residential neighbourhood on the coast a couple of kilometres from the centre of Kirkwall. It's a modern, purpose-built B&B, spotlessly clean and beautifully maintained throughout. Marina came out to greet us as soon as we arrived, and made us feel very welcome throughout our stay. Our room was spacious and very comfortable, with...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Michael S
Wangen Bei Olten
Reviewed 2 August 2015

Although this is a purpose built small guest house, we didn't miss the personal touches and the warmth of a private home. We stayed for eight nights in total and thought of staying forever! Marina and Mike are welcoming local hosts and very happy to help you, if ever you need assistance (even shopping advice has been given). We enjoyed...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Lesley-Leila
Leicestershire
Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

Avalon is an immaculate, purpose built guest house, spotlessly clean and beautifully kept in a quiet spot along the coast from Kirkwall. Marina gave us a warm welcome and was very helpful with information about Orkney. Breakfast was a banquet which set us up for the day. Five stars all round, thank you for your hospitality!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank HeatherBarnett
Alexandria, Virginia
Reviewed 30 July 2015

This is a well-maintained, comfortable place to stay with access in every direction to Orkney and the surrounding islands. Near enough to walk into Kirkwall for exploring and a meal. The room was very comfortable, spacious, and clean, and the B&B was a nice cross between home and hotel. Breakfast was tasty, with several choices. Marina is delightful--warm and straightforward...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank minabug
Stettler
Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

We arrived after 11:00pm on the ferry from Lerwick and we were greeted by Marina who quickly got us settled into our room. We appreciated her staying up late to greet us as we are sure that she must get up early to prepare breakfast for her guests. Avalon House was purpose built as a B&B and it has spacious...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank dbromley

24 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (20)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
Room/Suite (6)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (3)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Other (6)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (4)
Viewed
Other (4)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Kirkwall hotels
1.8 km away
The Ayre Hotel
The Ayre Hotel
#1 of 9 in Kirkwall
331 reviews
1.6 km away
St. Ola Hotel
St. Ola Hotel
#3 of 9 in Kirkwall
111 reviews
2.3 km away
West End Hotel
West End Hotel
#5 of 9 in Kirkwall
239 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.7 km away
Albert Hotel
Albert Hotel
#7 of 9 in Kirkwall
133 reviews
1.6 km away
Kirkwall Hotel
Kirkwall Hotel
#8 of 9 in Kirkwall
328 reviews
2.8 km away
Karrawa Guest House
Karrawa Guest House
#1 of 26 in Kirkwall
210 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Avalon House

Address: Avalon Carness Road, Kirkwall KW15 1UE, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Kirkwall
Price Range: $116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Avalon House Kirkwall, Orkney Islands
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Avalon House staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Avalon House staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Our room overlooked car park and was fine.”
anita201607, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“From Kirkwall, it's walkable or a short taxi ride. If walking back, carry a torch as some of the roads are unlit!”
anthony_rat, 14 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Very quiet area, and all rooms will be excellent”
V1464QOlindam, 17 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Room 5 has a view of the sea, however room 4 was still a lovely room”
frankw242, 3 Aug 2014 | Read review
“What's not to like??!!”
HongKongFace, 20 Jun 2014 | Read review
5 of 5