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St. Ola Hotel

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Harbour Street, Kirkwall KW15 1LE, Scotland
St. Ola Hotel
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Rating summary
  • 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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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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235 reviews 235 reviews
41 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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Port Angeles, Washington
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80 reviews 80 reviews
33 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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 

Orkney
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

The bar has started doing food this year and as a resident of Kirkwall I finally got round to trying it. The refurbishment is lovely but have to say the food was excellent. The menu is well varied. I was impressed and can't wait to return to try more.

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

Hi there, thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal and therefor wish to return. This means a lot to us to hear that our locals are enjoying the new back bar and the menu offered. We look forward to being of service to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Stayed here and ate here this week. Rooms are great, I would advise spending a little extra for the front facing superior rooms. Fantastic veiw, ate here both nights and will be eating here tonight in the newly refurbished lounge. Very good value for money would recommend to family and friends.

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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. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay here, the view is beautiful we agree :-) And it is also so nice to hear that our guests are dining with us now, our menu is a new venture launched in August of this year and it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

This little gem overlooks the harbour and so did my room...bonus! Exceptionally clean and tidy and very helpful friendly staff. Had breakfast both mornings, and ate in the newly refurbished back bar. Great food and service, was very impressed by the standards. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to anyone, five stars to the St Ola Hotel!

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

Thank you for your review, I'm delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay here with us. We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back in the future :-) More 

orkney
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10 hotel reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Went to the newly refurbished back bar for a lunch with friends. It has been done up lovely. Was very busy which was a good sign. Food was delicious and a good feed. Will certainly be back and highly recommend.

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

Hi there, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review for us. I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience in our new Back Bar. Your feedback is a great help to the Ola especially as this is a new venture to us serving food. We look forward to welcoming you back soon :-) More 

Port Angeles, Washington
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Stayed here for two nights with my grandma while on a Rabbie's tour. This was not one of the offered accommodations with Rabbie's, we found this one on our own and it was fabulous. Right on the waterfront, within walking distance of everything downtown Kirkwall has to offer, not to mention the best restaurant in town was right next door... More 

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

Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us. I'm delighted to read that you and your Grandma enjoyed your stay with us. And we hope that we can be of service to you again in the future :-) More 

Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 hotel reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This was a visit for lunch and not to stay at the hotel so cannot comment on that side of things. The back bar has been beautifully refurbed, excellent customer service and lovely food - very good value for money. Meant to take a photo of my lunch - BLT baguette with a nice salad and chips but forgot and... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us. As you said our newly refurbished bar has not been open long and I presume that you know that our menu is a new venture for The St Ola Hotel. So I'm doubly delighted to read that you enjoyed your lunch experience with us. We look... More 

HARBOR SPRINGS
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We were only stayed at the hotel for one night but it was very nice. Our room overlooked the front of the hotel and the water. The bed was comfy and the room nice and quiet once the noise from downstairs and on the street quieted down. The bathroom was nice and updated. We ate at the restaurant/bar and the... More 

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your experience with us. We have newly opened our refurbished Back Bar and so it is lovely to hear that you enjoyed your food, as well as your stay with us. We pride ourselves on friendly efficient customer service, so again we thank you for your feedback in this area.... More 

Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Went to the new back back of the ola for lunch and it's the first time I had been in since it was refurbished. Went for a quick lunch and it was such a lovely atmosphere, friendly and the food was delicious. Shall definitely go back again and recommend it to others :)

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us. We are glad you enjoyed yourself and we look forward to welcoming you again in the future. More 

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