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The Shore

Shore Street, Kirkwall KW15 1DN, Scotland
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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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St. Gallen, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As per the promises of the website we had expected something warmer, lighter with a nice seaview. There was no real Welcome. If we wanted to order a drink at the bar, we had to find somebody from service first. We had room no. 1, backside of the house, almost cellar and therefore quite humid. The only thing we saw,... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on TripAdvisor. I am sorry you were disappointed with your room. The hotel is within the heart of Kirkwall, a great location on the harbour front however, as we are located in the heart of the city the sea aspect isn't available from every window. Room 1 is one of our... More 

Scotland uk
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27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good cocktails with a fab choice of cocktail or mock-tails and tasty! Also very good food and nice surroundings and the option to sit outside on a summers day sipping a cocktail or two watching the world go past. Good for a quiet dram or a busy weekend night out

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

Thank you for visiting The Shore. I am really pleased to hear that you enjoyed our cocktails. The bar team work hard developing new cocktails to keep the menu exciting. if you get the chance please pop by again and try something new! Thank you for posting your feedback - always appreciated. Sam More 

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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

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

Thank you for your review and for popping into see us when calling into Kirkwall. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your Cruise and if you consider another visit to Orkney (maybe for a longer stay next time) please pop by or come and stay! With best regards and thanks, Sam & Mike More 

Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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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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Samantha B, Owner at The Shore, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on TripAdvisor. We are delighted that you enjoyed you stay with us and sincerely hope you visit again in the near future. Many thanks, Sam More 

Branscombe, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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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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Samantha B, Owner at The Shore, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Obviously concerned to read that there were aspects of your stay that you were unhappy with. I would welcome the opportunity to discuss your review in more detail. Please do not hesitate to contact me on 01856 872200. Kind regards, Sam More 

United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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8 hotel reviews
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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
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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3 hotel reviews
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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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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 

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