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Cozy and welcoming. Comfortable and modest. Good food. Westray offers great views, hiking trails and history. The Pierowall Hotel was a haven to return to after exploring the island. The menu offered... more
Reviewed 29 May 2017
Best in Pierowall
With Westray’s population of only around 600, it’s surprising that the Pierowall Hotel exists at all. The building was built as the home of the minister, and as a hotel continues to provide welcome... more
We stayed at the Cleaton House Hotel for 2 nights in April. The rooms were stunning and it felt like we were stepping back in time (in a good way!).
We had a small/medium dog with us, which can be... more
Reviewed 1 August 2011
Huge rooms, comfortable accommodation
We stayed in this hotel about two miles outside Pierowall on Westray for one night as a family of five (3 adults, two children) occupying two rooms. The family room was enormous, and easily fitted... more
During a family holiday to Orkney we were looking for a place to have dinner as the hotel we normally use was fully booked and we phoned this one and 30 minutes we were sitting down to a very good... more
Reviewed 17 October 2017
If you are a coeliac this is the place to stay on Orkney. Delicious food with the emphasis on glutenfree. Accommodation is also of a high standard with excellent service from a young enthusiastic... more
Good breakfasts and evening meals. Very popular with locals. Atmospheric bar.
Very friendly staff who are knowledgeable. Stayed in Suite 1 with fabulous views of the loch and isle of Hoy in the... more
Reviewed 8 November 2017
A truly memorable and wonderful place to stay.
Excellent week spent in the Merkister Hotel. Staff very welcoming, friendly and attentive. The food was first class and we absolutely loved every minute of our stay. Perfect location for exploring... more
I stayed in a Kirwall Hotel for a couple of nights, on a business occasion.
The hotel itself is an old (nice)building and it is on the great location. Food in the bar was excellent.
The hotel is... more
Reviewed 31 January 2018
Amazing staff, tired hotel.
This hotel is perfectly positioned in Kirkwall and must once have been lovely. It's pretty from the outside, but very tired and run down inside. There are new owners, however and a full refurbishment... more
I was staying in Orkney on business and was put up in this gem of a hotel, friendly staff who could not do enough for you, clean and tidy, in a central location which served up first class food, I... more
Reviewed 5 February 2018
I had the pleasure of staying here last Easter on a short trip to Orkney. Comfortable room, great art and vintage photos on the walls. The restaurant on site had a hardy menu, great whisky selection... more
Stayed for two nights. Room was clean, everything worked. Looks like it’s been renovated in the not too distant past. One or two strange noises in my room but nothing too bad.
Can’t really comment on... more
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Well located for the shops etc. We got the airport bus £1.50 which takes 15 mins to the travel centre and then just a short walk away. Rooms were really lovely, well laid out and nicely decorated... more
I stayed here for 4 nights in October, the Hotel and rooms are clean and tidy, the staff are very helpful.
The bar and lounge has recently been refurbished and is really nice.
The breakfast is... more
Reviewed 11 September 2017
Would like to give more than a four but am afraid I can't. Discovered this bar well into our holidays and really liked it. The food in the bar is very good quality pub food and we enjoyed both meals... more
Today my daughter treated myself and my mother to lunch here at The West End. We all very much enjoyed the Chicken Balmoral and I can safely say it is the best I have ever had. The guys waiting on us... more
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
2 night stay
Was meant to stay here for the one night after a late night ferry trip from Shetland. However due to bad weather and no ferry sailings from Orkney back to the mainland we ended up staying for 2... more
We booked the Stromness Hotel for its convenience to the harbor, the dive boats and the ferry.
The hotel bar and restaurant were as good as any in town, serving both tourists and locals (old and... more
Reviewed 4 November 2017
Stuck in a bygone era
Booked here as it was the cheapest at such short notice. It wasn't a terrible hotel, just dated and the room was cold. Single glazed windows and storage heaters. Room was spacious enough and clean... more
For business people - WiFi was okay upstairs but good downstairs, no Vodaphone mobile signal in the hotel but did get in rear car park. Staff are really good, welcoming & helpful. Excellent menu... more
Reviewed 26 November 2017
Wonderful meal and accommodation
This was my first time as a guest at the Sands and it certainly won't be the last. Was taken there for a birthday treat and had a superb dinner. The vegetarian/vegan menu was both extensive and... more
Friendly staff, make you feel welcome and relaxed, good food, reasonable prices, good quality, lovely rooms, the owners have a nice attention to detail for their guests. Our room was across a short... more
Reviewed 4 December 2017
Stay one night on our bicycle tour of the North Coast 500. Comfortable hotel with great rooms. Booked a table for dinner as we were told it would be busy and then waited nearly an hour to be seated... more
I travelled for a few days photography and rest, unfortuntayl a family illness resulted in me cutting short the trip. However I must say this is a great hotel with very well appointed rooms and in a... more
Reviewed 10 December 2017
Superb meal in cosy friendly surroudings
Just returned from a delicious meal in
Northern sands Hotel, Dunnet. The hotel has been tastefully decorated, clean,warm and comfortable. The staff are friendly and the service was quick and... more
This harbor front gem is not luxurious but it gets the job done. We were lucky enough to ride the eye of Ophelia right here at the Ola. Being a veteran of 30 or so East Coast hurricanes I felt pretty... more
Reviewed 31 October 2017
Simple hotel, very central
Stayed there two nights. The hotel is very centrally located and the price was competitive. Parking isn't as easy as Kirkwall was quite busy. Towards the police station is a pay and display car park... more
Wonderful room, lovely hosts and lots of delicious food.
Rousay has a really "islandy" feel and is different from Mainland. This small hotel has the knack of being genuinely helpful but allowing you all the privacy you'd get in a big-chain hotel. Probably... more
Reviewed 9 August 2017
Lunch with a stunning view. Can highly recommend this pub/restaurant. Had a delicious soup and fresh sandwiches and a gorgeous slab of carrot cake. Washed down with a cafetière of coffee. Superb... more
Kaye is the perfect hostess and she could not have been more helpful or friendly. She is also an amazing cook, and if you get a chance to try her sticky toffee pudding, definitely do not miss it... more
Reviewed 14 June 2016
I travel to Sanday on a regular basis through the winter and the Belsaire is always welcoming and warm. The food is great value for money. The owner and all the locals that drink in the bar always... more
This is a new facility on Sanday. It formerly just produced fish and chips once a week but now serves meals on all evenings up to 19.30. There is a good selection but on this occasion the stroganoff... more
Reviewed 15 February 2018
Great food, service & very friendly
Lovely meal the evening we arrived on Sanday. Best orkney burger, large portions. Also the lunchtime cafe was amazing, 12-2, various days in the winter. Really recommend this place, so friendly and... more
From the moment we walked through the door until the moment we left we felt as though we were dear friends and not paying guests. The welcome was wonderful. We were shown to our room, told how... more
Reviewed 16 September 2017
A perfect refuge
Carols was so friendly and hospitable. Despite arriving like 2 drowned rats she let us walk through the house and turned over her boiler room to let us dry our motorbike gear. The house is amazing... more
This was our first trip to the Orkney Islands. The guest house is a purpose built property which is located within a short distance of Kirkwall town centre. The location is ideal and how lovely to... more
Reviewed 21 September 2017
Do Not Stay Here!!!!
This is a very well to put it nicely a very very not nice place to stay, from being hindered from the moment we set foot upon the threshold we were bombarded and bamboozled with trivial un-aquatinted... more
The best place we stayed on Orkney by some distance.
It’s on the hill on the way out of Kirkwall so has lovely views over the sea.
Doesn’t look particularly special from the outside but inside is... more
Reviewed 25 January 2018
we managed to stay here when our flight was cancelled due to weather.
a superb find, great rooms, a bed that I really didn't want to leave, likewise the bar, two roaring coal fires a huge choice... more
This is a good place to stop. Very nicely kept property with good food. I was a little surprised as I ordered a ham and cheese sandwich and the cheese was shredded and piled high on the sandwich... more
Reviewed 29 September 2017
Hotel excellent, Pub not
The rooms in the hotel were excellent, very modern and very clean, with a really nice view of the loch and standing stones. Breakfast was delicious and had a good variety. The pub however that is... more
We were looking for somewhere to stay for a weeks diving in Scapa Flow. The location was perfect just a few minutes from the harbour and the centre of Stromness. The twin room was not big but quite... more
Reviewed 21 September 2017
Enjoyed our stay but accommodations are basic and tired
Nicely located in a very nice town that doesn't have a lot of hotel-like accommodations available. Good breakfasts. Rooms quite small and dated and so are very basic. Carpets were very "well... more
We booked this for 2 nights whilst on a short motorcycle trip to get a taster of Orkney
The welcome we received was very much appreciated and after we where shown to our room which was excellent and... more
Reviewed 11 July 2017
This place is something else Wonderful hospitality,situation and food. Would recommend to anyone.We have been there before and loved it but this time took someone else with us who was equally... more
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