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Ayre

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Ayre Road, Kirkwall KW15 1QX, Scotland
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Bo'ness
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32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Again I have had a comfortable stay, with free wifi and a comfortable room with good food, always a nice place to stay and looking forward to a early breakfast for my early ferry home :). A nice location with my outlook from hotel window looking out to sea making it a relaxing time.

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stayed at this hotel on a Sunday evening as we were attending a meeting early the next morning in Kirkwall. Check in - First impressions of the place were ok and the check in process was quick and informative. Room - Was quite small but adequate and felt very cosy. It was spotlessly clean. The bed was very comfortable, however,... More 

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Wemyss Bay, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed at the Ayre on a Sunday night in February after a gap of about 8 years. It used to be my hotel of choice in Kirkwall so I was pleased to see that some investment had been made with the addition of the lift. The restaurant had also been done but to be honest I kind of feel it's... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son and I (ages 61 and 37) stayed at the Ayre Hotel for 5 nights and used it as a base for exploring Orkney Mainland and Rousay, We had a wonderful stay. The location of the hotel is ideal…right on the main street of Kirkwall and about 10 minutes from the airport. It is within walking distance of major... More 

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2 Thank Boyne74
Sacramento, California
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am staying here and have found the staff and hotel to be fairly decent. The food is ok but nothing special. Breakfast was poor quality and service not the best. Nice room and lots of space to work in or relax.

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1 Thank Bartonabroad
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30 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly staff. Large rooms and comfy beds. Food is good. Breakfast simple but very good. Cooked breakfast is very good. The pub food is good too. Easy parking and central to rest of Island. I don't like how TA requires lots of words to make a review.

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1 Thank GordonAnnette
New Delhi, India
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

I stayed for 3 nights in October and found the hotel to be warm and welcoming with good service and pleasant staff. The room was comfortable with a nice view of the harbour and a large bathroom and all the necessary amenities. I will definitely stay here again on my next trip to Kirkwall.

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

Lovely room. Spacious, clean, bright and warm. Spent very little time in hotel as there on business. Breakfast really disappointing. rubbery scrambled egg, weak tea and nasty orange juice. Everything else grand.

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Singapore, Singapore
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161 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

I stayed one night here during my visit to Kirkwall. The room was very small with a sloping roof and there was hardly any space for my suitcase. In the room were a small queen size bed with two pillows, a small table and chair, a small TV and a narrow wardrobe. There was no air-conditioning but it was cool... More 

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Paphos
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

I had the best room in the hotel. Facing the little harbour just across a quiet road. Clean, warm,quiet, comfortable. Friendly staff ready to give advice or answer a query, but unobtrusive if you prefer. The hotel is close to everything. Don't be put off by the back main entrance through a barren car-park and bleak surroundings. Part of the... More 

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