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Polrudden Guest House

Pickaquoy Rd., Kirkwall KW15 1UH, Scotland
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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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and my mum stayed at the Polrudden a couple of weeks ago and had a really great stay. Linda went out of her way to be welcoming and was so accommodating. Rooms were were clean and well decorated with great attention to detail on amenities. Would highly recommend a stay here.

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Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely welcome at this guest house. Prior to arriving, Linda explained how to get there, which room we were sleeping in, asked if a cooked breakfast was required, excellent as it was 23.30 hrs before we arrived. Went out like a light, in a very comfortable and clean room. Breakfast was first class, proper island hospitality. Will look forward... More 

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Airth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Prior to arriving at this guest house and having read the mixed reviews and seen the awful photos, I was quite concerned about staying here. However, my mind was soon put at rest, after we met Linda the owner who was very friendly and helpful and can't do enough for you. The rooms were all spotlessly clean, which is one... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

On booking was quite surprised they wanted my bank details before arrival. On arrival was kept waiting at the door while the housekeeper found the owner. The room itself was very tastefully decorated and very clean. However the walls were very thin and we could hear the person upstairs snoring!! Within walking distance to Kirkwall town centre. There was no... More 

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Wick, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Polrudden guest house is a gem of a place. The en-suite rooms are clean and well furnished. The breakfast is excellent. It has an ideal location just away from the centre of Kirkwall, with its own parking area if you take a car. You are made very welcome, although as guests have their own entrance, you feel in no way... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Stayed for one night at Polrudded Guest House having booked in advance since we knew we had a family wedding that night on the island. Customer service at the time of booking was very welcoming and efficient. Lovely welcome from Linda who showed us to our room - scrupulously clean and VERY comfortable beds. Good sized ensuite with plenty towels... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I spent one night here at Polrudden Guest House as I was visiting Orkney on a business trip at short notice. This is an extremely comfortable and clean guest house and the breakfast this morning was excellent. Linda Thornton the owner was very welcoming and accommodating. The bedroom was very pleasant with a large en-suite and the bed was extremely... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The Polrudden was a microcosm of Orkney, welcoming and hospitable, and a huge breakfast worth getting up for after one VERY late night. On Kirkwall's doorstep and quiet and comfortable. We'll be back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights and were pleasantly surprised. The room on the ground floor was clean and tidy with everything we needed. The bed was comfy and the bathroom a good size, nice hot shower with decent water pressure. The hostess was great and happy to assist with any questions or special requests. The breakfast was good and... More 

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Kirkby Lonsdale, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Stayed here about three weeks ago for a couple of nights . Had a lovely welcome from Linda . Nice spacious and comfortable rooms . Plenty of parking spaces. Good hearty breakfasts and coffee . About ten minutes into town around model yacht lake ,peedie sea and park land .

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