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St. Ola Hotel

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Harbour Street, Kirkwall KW15 1LE, 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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llandudno
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Harbour view room is perfect. Everything in your room that you would expect in a 4 star city centre hotel. Breakfast very good value and the best black pudding you will find anywhere. Be prepared for noise if you go to be early as the hotel bar is popular with the locals and they laugh and sing a lotand spill... More 

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scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Service was prompt and friendly. We had lunch and both cleared our plates. My Chicken and Broccoli soup was delicious as was my daughter's Steak Baguette. Prices were very reasonable. Perhaps a couple of more healthy options wouldn't go amiss.

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Brackley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The St Ola hotel is right in the heart of town across from the harbour. The rooms overlooking the harbour offer fascinating views of the fishing boats and ferries coming and going as well as the Lifeboat and Pilot boat. The rooms are big and comfortable and tea,coffee,biscuits and bottled water provided every day. Breakfasts delicious. Staff charming and helpful... More 

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Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for lunch , was divine! Ate mega tasty local food, drank delicious local beer, put on many many items on the ACE jukebox, played jenga, hid from the rain, staff were delightful, generally a massive success!!!

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the St ola hotel on our first night in Kirkwall. This is more a restaurant than a pub. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Very reasonably priced. Would definitely recommend a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for a week in a harbour view room which was spacious and well positioned for a relaxed time exploring Orkney and some of it's other islands! Water and biscuits were topped up daily and it was great having the bars and restaurant downstairs for a chilled out evening after a day exploring... The bar, reception and restaurant staff... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Our room was very comfortable and spacious with a great view of the harbour. We enjoyed walking around Kirkwall as well as out on the dock in front of the hotel. Nice place to stay, friendly service. Drive to the monoliths not far away. Very cool!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Two entrances into the building - one into the bar the other into reception. The reception is not staffed permanently. It is untidy and needs a good clearance - first impressions are important and the reception does not give a good first impression. However, the staff are all very attentive and pleasant - they cannot do enough for you. The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The bed was comfortable, the room (and in fact the whole interior) recently refurbished, and the staff were friendly and helpful. They went the extra mile to help us with unusual dietary requests. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Had a wonderful view overlooking the harbour. The room was a good size , modern and nicely decorated. Hotel staff were friendly and helpful. We had a very enjoyable meal in the restaurant and can't fault this hotel one bit. Lovely place to stay while in Kirkwall.

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