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The Shore

Shore Street, Kirkwall KW15 1DN, Scotland
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Rousay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Due to my unreliable travel arrangements - I fly with FLYBE. I often find myself stranded in Kirkwall. The one small redeeming factor of these delays/cancellations/breakdowns is that it allows me to stop at The Shore. The rooms are clean and modern and the beds give a great nights sleep. I always look forward to the full cooked breakfast made... More 

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Thank Sarah S
Samantha B, Owner at The Shore, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Always a delight having you stay with us and look forward to seeing you in 2016! Happy New Year..... Sam More 

woodsetts
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33 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We stayed for 2 nights at this hotel, and had a lovely stay. The rooms are very modern and cosy. Dressing gowns, shower gel and shampoo (these had a lovely scent, we are going to buy some) a hairdryer is also provided. The beds are really comfortable and the staff are lovely. We enjoyed a great choice at breakfast and... More 

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Thank helnb112
Samantha B, Owner at The Shore, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments and taking the time to provide via TripAdvisor. We are truly delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and found our "home" so inviting. Wishing you a very Happy New Year and hope to see you in 2016! Sam More 

Baltimore
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Without a doubt, the people who run this place are the friendliest I've ever met. Every hotel in the world should take a lesson in hospitality from these folks. My room was clean and comfortable, the location was very convenient (close to shops), and they serve a pretty solid breakfast, too. Definitely recommend the Shore.

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

Thank you! It was lovely to meet you and a pleasure to have you stay with us. If you ever come back to Orkney don't forget to visit! Sending you all our very best wishes. Sam & Mike More 

Kirkwall, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

Spent all afternoon in here and the staff and vistors were fantastic everyone needs to come here ! FOOD WAS 5 * ! Drink was well priced and it was a great afternoon this is the place to go ! Would recomend the Scapa beer lovely !

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Thank Sam C
Samantha B, Owner at The Shore, responded to this review

Thanks Sam - tell your friends and come see us again! See you soon, Sam & Mike More 

on tour
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90 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

We usually stay in self catering but decided as it was a short break to stay in a hotel. Staff were friendly, helpful and welcoming. Room standard was good and food at breakfast and dinner was of a high standard. Only minus was the room humidity.

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

Thank you for your positive feedback. Delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again. With thanks and best regards, Sam More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

The room was adequate and felt cramped. It was very hot and we had to open the windows. The radio alarm was plugged in and at the right time which I thought was a nice touch......until the alarm went off during the night and the only way we could find to turn it off was to unplug it. The breakfast... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback which I read with great concern. I would imagine that the alarm clock had been set by a previous guest for early departure. I can only apologise and note that our housekeeping staff now check all clocks as part of the standard room service. In relation to breakfast I note your valid comments and agree... More 

Oban
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

We arrived early but our room was ready. The newly refurbished wing of the hotel is contemporary and fresh. In a great location next to the harbour The Shore is ideal for touring the Orkney Islands. Staff are friendly and helpful and management live on site. Although our room was situated at the side of the hotel and the window... More 

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

Thank you for the lovely feedback, so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you again. Best regards and thanks, Sam More 

Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

Easy check-in nice friendly staff,stayed in room 12 which was a twin ! Didn't think we'd booked a twin but didn't like to say so. Anyway room was cleanish,massive stain on carpet and blinds full of dust,the bath room blind didn't work and towel rail was hanging off the wall just about.. Very very basic room,shower cubicle extremely small. Lighting... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your stay with us. I have looked into your booking and understand that it was a booking made over the internet rather than by calling The Shore? There were two emails sent following your booking that noted that the room booked was Twin and not double.... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

I stayed here for 1 night in March and found the hotel to be friendly, welcoming and well located. The reception area does look a bit tired, but the rooms are newly decorated and modern. I had a executive double, which was really spacious and looked out to the harbour. The room was warm, clean and I got a good... More 

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Thank LMJ0nes
Samantha B, Owner at The Shore, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review and rating. I'm pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to seeing you when next visiting Orkney. Thank you again, Sam More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Arrived late on a Sunday night with no accommodation booked. Landed up staying the night here which was: clean, comfortable, friendly, and welcoming. Room was clean, slept well, and breakfast was good. Special thanks to Kelly who got us our rooms, served us our drinks and dinner, gave advice on the local area, served us breakfast AND checked us out!

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

Thank you for your feedback. I'm pleased that we were able to accommodate you when arriving in Orkney and that you enjoyed your stay at The Shore. Kelly's delighted by your comments! Thank you again, Sam More 

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