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St. Ola Hotel

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Harbour Street, Kirkwall KW15 1LE, Scotland
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Ranked #12 of 24 Kirkwall B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
runaway_with_me Calgary, Canada
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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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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Inverness, United Kingdom
4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent hotel with lovely rooms. Staff were very helpful and informative. View from our room of Kirkwall Harbour was first class - couldn't have asked for better! Room very clean and spacious. Well worth the money and will definitely be back

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Estero, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Stopped in to eat in the back bar for a meal and was very impressed. The bar and tables are of a high standard as is the food and service. Decided to have the Orkney Fudge Glory desert based on the quality of the main course. I was not disappointed and suggest neither will you be with this hidden gem.... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Stayed at the St Ola at the start of May for a few nights whilst in Kirkwall visiting my friend. The hotel is in a prime position overlooking the harbour and within easy walking distance to everything. Throughout our stay all staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome and the rooms were extremely modern and spacious.... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Visited the upgraded and refurbished back bar and restaurant for dinner. Menu is good pub grub served in a pleasant atmosphere by friendly staff. well worth a visit in Kirkwall and it is good to see pubs upgrading and improving the facilities. front bar is still a drinkers bar so enter via side entrance or the hotel entrance if you... More 

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St-Ola-Hotel, Manager at St. Ola Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us, all feedback is much appreciated. We are proud or our new lounge bar and the menu we have created, so it's a joy to read that you enjoyed your visit to us. See You again :-) More 

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A great little place to stop in for a beer. My partner and i stopped in whilst we were on holiday and strolling around Kirkwall. We were very impressed with the range of ales that they had on tap and they were well priced. The staff were very polite too and the locals all seemed friendly.

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St-Ola-Hotel, Manager at St. Ola Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. I'm delighted to read that you had a good time here with us, our team always tries to give the best of service, which we feel is essential in complimenting our tasty products! Thank you again and we hope we'll meet again in the future :-) More 

Port Angeles, Washington
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87 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

A small hotel in an excellent location with a nice view appealed to me. We negotiated the stairs to our large size room located on the same floor as the breakfast room. There is no elevator. We had time to book one breakfast (extra charge) during our two night stay. The hours conflicted with most of our sightseeing schedule. When... More 

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St-Ola-Hotel, Manager at St. Ola Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. Your heading for your review said it all for us, thank you. It is lovely to read that you enjoyed your time here and I hope that we can be of service to you again in the future. Kind regards :-) More 

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