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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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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
46 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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GLASGOW
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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74 reviews 74 reviews
25 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I was swithering between average and very good but the staff and owner swung it to VG. We had reasonable rooms although the step between bathroom and bedroom required some caution as it was not highlighted. We ate in restaurant on two nights food was good except for a small piece of plastic that appeared in one dish we pointed... More

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Laurencekirk, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

A group of us, 4 adults and 5 children, on bikes ate our breakfast before catching the ferry at this hotel restaurant. We were shocked that the hotel is prepared to charge £8.50 for any version of a cooked breakfast, even if it was just scrambled egg on toast. And an additional cost for a hot chocolate.The quality of the... More

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Inverness, Scotland
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49 reviews 49 reviews
27 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Last Sunday night my wife and I enjoyed a lovely meal in the Shore. We had not booked but were lucky to secure the last two places. The service was good, although the staff seemed a bit under pressure, he choice wide, the cost reasonable and the food well cooked. Who could ask for more. An enjoyable outing and an... More

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

Hello We are really pleased that you got the last two seats in the restaurant last Sunday night and that you enjoyed your meal with us. Thanks for your lovely review. 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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