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The Shore

Shore Street, Kirkwall KW15 1DN, Scotland
The Shore
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  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in for drinks and snacks after a tour while our cruise ship was in port. Charming host and hostess. Warm and friendly and FULL of lots of local knowledge. DO drop in on your next visit to Kirkwall for a memorable experience!

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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The hotel has been taken over by new owners who are very accommodating. Nothing was too much trouble, the food was great and the service could not be faulted! The rooms look fantastic as well and the price js very reasonable!

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Branscombe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

A few little niggles with our stay at The Shore. First off we were kept waiting for ten minutes at reception before anyone came to check us in, despite ringing the bell several times - a bit frustrating after a day travelling and to be honest I was trying to phone another hotel when someone appeared. Secondly, I had requested... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The rooms have been refurbished and are very clean, warm and modern. The beds are very comfy and just in case you get cold a plentiful supply of extra blankets is available. The smell of food from the dining room/bar sometimes wafts up the stairs so you are definitely better on the top floor. This also gives you an excellent... More 

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Samantha B, Owner at The Shore, responded to this review

Thank you for your review following your visit to The Shore. Thank you for noting how happy you were with the "Hotel" aspects of your stay. I am unsure why there was no fruit or yogurt at breakfast as this should be a standard part of our service - I would welcome establishing the dates of your stay and discussing... More 

Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We recently spent a few days in Kirkwall and stayed at The Shore. The new owners were very hospitable and made us feel welcome. Our room was very comfortable, clean and spacious with a very comfortable bed and partial sea view. The breakfast was good and all in all a great stay especially as the weather was sunny most days.

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Samantha B, Owner at The Shore, responded to this review

Delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. What a week the weather was - it's not always like that - I promise! Please come and see us again - we'll order the sunshine..... Sam More 

Carnoustie, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Stayed here in March 2015 with Theatre Group for a competition. Hotel was perfect for a mixed group of adults and teenagers. Rooms lovely all recently upgraded (nice touches the use of local soaps and shower gels so good I went and bought some to take home). Food good value and locally sourced again. Staff were lovely and really helpful... More 

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Samantha B, Owner at The Shore, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We enjoyed sharing the weekend with you all and hope we see you again very soon! With kind regards, Sam More 

Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

Was looking for accommodation for a long weekend in Kirkwall/Orkney. I've eaten many times in the Shore and been very impressed, so I thought I'd check this out. Booked a suite with two rooms accommodating three people. Newly refurbished rooms, very spacious, very clean, with an en-suite shower room, and all our needs were met with attention to detail including... More 

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Samantha B, Owner at The Shore, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind feedback. We all enjoyed having you stay with us and sincerely hope to see you all again. Special thanks to Bradley, for the wonderful trip down memory lane, it was lovely to recall the days listening to the Wombles with my sister when we were young. And more thanks for the shortbread -... More 

Edinburgh
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10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Just back from a return trip to The Shore. It was excellent last time and it was just as good this time! The rooms are lovely. Simply but tastefully furnished with everything needed for a short stay. Our bathroom was lovely and spacious with a good sized shower. The breakfast was excellent and plentiful and the staff so friendly and... More 

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Samantha B, Owner at The Shore, responded to this review

I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. I have shared your review with the rest of the team who get such pleasure when their work has helped ensure a pleasant stay for our guests. We hope you can come to see us again! Thank you. Sam Berston More 

Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We would highly recommend this hotel as the views, comfort of rooms and so on is of a high quality. On fist appearance it looks like an inn with rooms, but that is just a facade. Staff very friendly and helped us with questions on where on visit and what to see. Overall a nice place to stay in Kirkwall... More 

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

Thank you for your very positive review of your stay at The Shore. We are delighted that you found the rooms to be of a high quality and that the staff were friendly and helpful. More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I ate here in December 2014, with my family, as a pre-Christmas get-together. Admittedly it wasn't our first choice of restaurant (my parents live in Kirkwall, and have their favourites) as lots of placed were booked up, but I would definitely return. The menu had a huge and varied selection, some festive fare and some standard - and with clean... More 

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

Hello and thank you for your lovely review. We are really pleased that your group all enjoyed their meals and that you found the staff helpful and accommodating. More 

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