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Shore Street, Kirkwall KW15 1DN, Scotland
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The Shore
Ranked #14 of 25 Kirkwall B&B and Inns
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Wolverhampton
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on a Fred Olsen cruise of the Highlands and Islands. Decided to have a drink in the bar at the end of the mains street in Kirkwall which was The Shore. We had a drink only and some conversation with the friendly bartender who is studying at Strathclyde University. Nice bar, friendly staff and good views of the... More

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Karen C, General Manager at The Shore, responded to this review

We are pleased that you enjoyed your recent drink at The Shore. Thank you for coming in to see us and for your great feedback. More

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited recenlty as part of a large party for an evening of Cocktails and Food, We did not stay in the hotel. We had the private function room of the side of the bar. The atmosphere was really nice. We had pre ordered our food and was very nice indeed, it was freshly prepared and exactly what was required. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very nice and comfortable place to stay! Spacious bedroom, well decorated and maintained, high quality food! The excellent choice to stay when exploring gourgeous Orkney! The Shore is much more than what you see from the street!

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Karen C, Owner at The Shore, responded to this review

That you for your excellent review. It was a pleasure to have you eat and stay with us. More

UK
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rooms are really nice, well presented and spacious with plenty of plugs and good quality bathrooms. Room 15 is really quite noisy in the night though (water pump?) so bring ear plugs. I was very impressed with the standard of the rooms as I was expecting bad things, based on the the check-in desk and corridors. Breakfast was very... More

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Karen C, Owner at The Shore, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of room 15. It has recently been totally refurbished so we are glad that it was to your liking. More

Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We used The Shore as a one night stay at the start of our holiday. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Room was very clean and well presented. Felt welcomed and very much at ease. Really very happy to recommend.

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Vienna
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92 reviews 92 reviews
48 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Hotel was exactly,what we wanted:Location opposite the harbour,good centre to start some tours on the Orkney islands,very good kitchen indeed, crowded but pleasent bar,very friendly statt (maybe except one not very slim young lady in the reception), small but comfortable room (a bit difficult to reach, if you are in the upper/upper floor with suitcases),breakfast with everytrhing you can... More

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Kirkby Lonsdale, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Had a really good bar meal here while staying in Kirkwall for a couple of nights . Very tasty and value for money . Busy pub and didn't have to wait long. Good atmosphere with friendly staff. Really enjoyed and recommend .

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Karen C, Owner at The Shore, responded to this review

Thank you for letting us know that you enjoyed your meals. More

GLASGOW
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We had a couple of nights at this hotel earlier this year - great location on Orkney. Also food in restaurant well above average. Certainly recommend it. Staff very pleasant & helpful. Street parking not a problem.

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Karen C, General Manager at The Shore, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely feedback about your recent stay at The Shore. It is good to hear that you rated your meals do highly and that the room was very much to your pleasing. More

Eyemouth, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
40 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I've known The Shore over may years with many owners and many guises, but at the moment it is spot on, late check in was no problem, and then we overslept and a late breakfast was no problem, when it arrived the table was groaning under the weight of it, no need to eat all day after that one!!, thanks... More

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Karen C, Owner at The Shore, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review. It is nice to hear that your are a returning guest and that you enjoyed your stay and breakfast with us. We are soon to introduce five brand new rooms so we hope that you will be able to come back to see us again to soon to experience the next transformation at The Shore! More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
25 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We usually try to avoid going to hotels just for food as on most occasions it is rather over priced for what you get. We've been fairly hungry and this was the first place we've seen, so we went. The Shore is surprisingly different, very good food and reasonably priced. The place was really full and we called in with... More

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Address: Shore Street, Kirkwall KW15 1DN, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Kirkwall
Also Known As:
The Shore Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

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