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St. Ola Hotel

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Harbour Street, Kirkwall KW15 1LE, Scotland
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St. Ola Hotel
Ranked #15 of 25 Kirkwall B&B and Inns
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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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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed 2 nights in a back room and 3rd in a front room on the recommendation of the telephone booking . Clean and comfy beds. However it is rowdy downstairs and outside at the weekend. Breakfast good but no ambience here. Staff were efficient but not very interested. Hotel is very handy for the harbour and town centre.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great short break here, the entrance didn't inspire much confidence, especially as it is dwarfed by the much grander kirkwall hotel next door. However our room was lovely, spacious, modern and clean. En suite was also very good quality. Facilities were good. We greatly enjoyed the cooked breakfast each morning, freshly cooked to order with good quality ingredients.... More

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

Thank you very much for your kind review. The hotel and bars are currently under a period of refurbishment where our quality and standards will be improved further. Thank you again, St Ola Hotel. More

Deerfield Beach, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Friendly greeting at the reception desk, the room was spotless and looked to be recently remodeled. Great bar with just the right blend of locals and travelers. We were checked in for 1 night and ended up staying for 3 as the Hutchison family treated us like one of their own. Come stay a night (or three) and have a... More

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Cary, North Carolina
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Nice place with a decent breakfast. The best part was the wonderful welcome from the staff, owner, and the locals in the hotel bar. It really was one of the best nights ever on my trip to Orkney. Great fun.

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Lerwick, United Kingdom
1 review
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

On arrival we were told by staff that they were 'a bit of a shambles tonight so please bare with them', finally we got checked in and paid for our rooms. The following morning we had a knock on the door with a member of staff complaining we had not told them how many people in our party - surely... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
48 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Basicly several rooms above a very noisy pub, can go on until 1.00 at the weekends but to be fair they warned me. I had a room at the back which a bit run down and in need of TLC, very 1960s. Staff were friendly, accomodation was clean and breakfast cooked to order. It is not suitable for the elderly... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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93 reviews 93 reviews
45 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Booked this hotel on the internet and we were pleasantly surprised at the standard of both our allocated room and breakfasts. Our arrival off the Aberdeen ferry was at about 11.15pm but our hostess got us settled in no time. Our room had great harbour views and whatever we asked for was no trouble.

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Old Saybrook, Connecticut
1 review
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We booked this room in advance over others based on our very late arrival on the ferry from Lerwick. he rooms were very disappointing. We had high expectations and were disappointed in the service. I would recommend doing more research.

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Macduff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

My first time to Orkney and would certainly recommend the St Ola, we had a room over looking the harbour which delighted my husband who watched the comings and goings for hours ( ex fisherman ) . The staff were very helpful ,polite and left a birthday card in our room when we arrived as it was my 50th Birthday... More

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Hereford, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

agree with yam who I was on tour with , the front of the hotel is in need of a bit of TLC , but don't let that put you off ,rooms and service very good ,ideal base for exploring Orkney, the view from the hotel overlooks the harbour which I for one could watch the commings and goings for... More

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Address: Harbour Street, Kirkwall KW15 1LE, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Kirkwall
Also Known As:
St. Ola Hotel Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

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