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Merkister Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Harray | Orkney, KW17 2LF, Scotland
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Ranked #1 of 15 Hotels in Mainland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lancashire
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed for one night and got a BB plus Evening Meal package. Our room was quite small....and the shower room tiny.... overlooking the back yard, but we chose not to pay extra for a Loch facing room, so were prepared for this. It was clean and the bed was comfortable. Had we been staying longer a bigger, but more... More

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Glasgow
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed 2 nights in late August 2014. We were very lucky with some great weather which always helps. We had our dog with us and chose this hotel because they were dog friendly. We knew we were getting the last room available so we didn't have any choices. The room we were given would have been fine for just... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fishing on the island and had evening meals at the Merkister hotel.Food is excellent and very well priced. Try the localfish and chips. The fish hangs over the plate. Try it you won't be dissapointed.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Merkister is a charming family run hotel with excellent food, friendly and efficient staff in a peaceful location. It is a fishing hotel which welcomes everyone. It is slightly old fashioned but that adds to it's charm.

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Marahau, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On shore of Loch Harray, this is a beautifully positioned hotel. Comfortable rooms, courteous staff, and scrumptious food. Specialising in locally sourced produce, and Orkney beef, aged to perfection. Highly recommended, but popular place so book, ever for lunch.

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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here with our two dogs (who were made most welcome). The room was slightly old fashioned but that just added to the charm of the place. Everything was spotlessly clean. Staff very friendly and welcoming, excellent food, beautiful views. A thoroughly relaxing place to stay. We will definitely return.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Merkister Hotel on Orkney is an absolute delight. We stayed in Garden Suite 1 for 3 nights. It was so comfortable, peaceful and with great views of Loch Harray to wake up to. the staff were very friendly and extremely helpful. the dining room was beautiful and we were lucky enough to have a window table for the whol... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed our stay in 2013 so much we came back in 2014, even though we NEVER normally holiday in the same place twice. It's a hotel with superb unfussy cooking with plenty of seafood, fish and steak. Not to mention the breakfasts. Huge portions may be too much for some. Also a busy bar and bar meals. Rooms are not... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely quiet hotel, we slept so well the night we stayed. The service was excellent, the food lovely. The hotel does need a little updating...but actually part of the charm is the decor, especially in the bar!!

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Pitlochry, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very friendly, quietly efficient, thoroughly clean, very comfortable and cosy, lovely food, very relaxing. All in all, a very want-to-repeat it holiday base. Apparently all reviews must be at least two hundred characters, even though there's no need to say any more. (is that enough now?)

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Address: Harray | Orkney, KW17 2LF, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Merkister Hotel 3*
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