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Ayre

Certificate of Excellence
Ayre Road, Kirkwall KW15 1QX, Scotland
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Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Kirkwall
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
anything1 Dorchester, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 2 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

have you ever been on holiday and i need this break you don't have time to go on a flight so you book something here in England. well Scotland ayre. is s great place to spend time just to chill out the down id nice lots of places to eat plenty of great pubs people are really friendly and helpfull.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Large comfortable room with lovely view. Good location. Lots of dining options close by. We had specified seafront room. Was wonderful to watch the comings & goings of the various ferries, cruise ships etc. Breakfast buffet included nicely cooked hot food. Only fresh fruit on offer were bananas. Would have appreciated a selection of fresh fruit. Several bowls of stewed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small but functional bedroom and bathroom with a view out over the harbour. There was a good choice for breakfast - puts some four star outfits to shame - well supplied in room tea making facilities. Found all staff friendly especially the breakfast staff who provided a heap of usefull information.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our room in the new wing was clean, modern and comfortable ... but no view except the slate roof of the building next door. King-size bed was fairly firm but comfortable non the less. Largest shower stall we've encountered so far in Scotland. Breakfast selection was good.

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