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Ayre

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Ayre Road, Kirkwall KW15 1QX, Scotland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here because the Kirkwall Hotel where we were staying was booked out. The meal was robust, but service was slow. The place was clean and when in Kirkwall in the future, I would stay here as the owner said they had refurbished rooms.

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Gordon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had our usual lovely sea view room with big comfortable bed and great shower and bath. Nothing is to much trouble for the staff, and they kept our room to very high standard over our 5 x night stay. Great breakfast and lovely seafood dinner most nights. Booked again for next year

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aberdeen
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43 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a nice clean modern room overlooking the sea. The shower was excellent. Breakfast was good with hot porridge on request and hot self service buffet, no complaints. The receptionist lady was very helpful and friendly. Only negative comment would be that £135 a night was probably more than they should be asking for b & b, nice stay... More 

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New Jersey
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40 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at the Ayre for three days for a Clan gathering, Very clean room and good food, The staff were great, I made the reservations in Nov of 2014 for a trip in July 2015. and could only get the first and third night as they were booked for the middle night which would mean moving to a different hotel... More 

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I travelled to Orkney for the first time on a fact-finding mission, with a view to returning in 2016 leading a tour of the islands. By chance I chose this hotel for the three of us in the party, all adults, to stay for four nights. I had a look at the nearby alternatives (actually more expensive) whilst there and... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the third time we have stayed and it remains a well run and popular hotel. They have introduced specials which is welcome for those like us staying a week. The rooms are very comfortable, facilities good and the staff friendly and helpful. The food was invariably good. They have also extended and modernised the restaurant a little. Both... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A work colleague and myself stayed in the hotel in a last minute trip to Orkney to drive passengers from a cruise liner around the island , everything was fantastic and nothing was too much trouble they even offered us a cooked breakfast at 6.30am when the normal time wasn't till 7.30am, rooms were clean and comfortable and staff were... More 

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

We had three nights in this hotel and ate in the restaurant each night. The first two nights were excellent unfortunately the last night was just ordinary. The owners and staff were really friendly and helpful. The locals in the bar provided some entertainment and information about the area.

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Cromarty, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Fantastic food in a lovely hotel in Kirkwall. We went for a meal with friends and the food and the service were really excellent. Can highly recommend the fish and for pudding-the sticky toffee pudding was a real treat!

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London, Canada
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28 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Stayed here 2 nights in June and although it is fine, it was not very special. You cannot see the sea from the rooms, bldgs in the way. There was a lift though, that helped get us to the second floor. The dining room was basic, but it seems that any hotel that handles bus tours will be so. The... More 

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