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Polrudden Guest House

Pickaquoy Rd., Kirkwall KW15 1UH, Scotland
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Polrudden Guest House
Ranked #8 of 9 hotels in Kirkwall
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We have just stayed at Polrudden guest house with our family, returning to Sanday, Orkney. We arrived late at 23.30 pm from the Aberdeen ferry, the lovely hostess Linda had left instructions for us as to which rooms we were allocated, and we had been informed upon booking of our breakfast time. The rooms are spotless, cozy and very tastefully... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

This was not the most welcoming start to my holiday in Orkney. On arrival at the guest house there was no indication as to which room had been allocated and by a process of elimination and trying doors we eventually found a room which appeared to fit out requirements. The room was fine except we had no hot water in... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

We stayed at Polrudden Guest house for two nights in June. We arrived late and were pre advised which room was to be ours. All went smooth. Great breakfast. Would stay here again. Convenient location to downtown Kirkwall

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
26 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We arrived here on the late ferry from Aberdeen at about 11.30pm. The front door of the guesthouse was unlocked but there was no-one around to welcome us. We were tired after leaving home at 5.00 am for an early morning flight to Aberdeen. There was no note anywhere to greet us - nothing to advise us about which room... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Am here just now. Room very comfortable and spotless, as is en suite bathroom. Nice breakfast and pleasant landlady. No idea of prices as company has booked and paid for it. Have tried to book a future trip for some colleagues, but it's full on the dates I need - so they must be doing something right?

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Winnabow, North Carolina
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19 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Our family stayed in two rooms for three nights in the Polrudden Guest House, which was full at that time. Our room was fairly large, nicely furnished and very comfortable. Breakfast was plentiful and delicious. Being able to easily walk to town through the nearby park was enjoyable. We had a rental car and traveled all over the Mainland to... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

My stay at the Polrudden Guest House was a mediocre yet expensive offering. The decor, if carbon dated, would probably date back to Skara Brae or any one of the numerous Neolithic offerings within Orkney. That said, Skara Brae was devoid of the horrors of thick dark shag carpet, an abundance of wood chip and a severe lack of soundproofing!... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
41 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

We stayed at the Polrudden Guest House with 2 young children and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We arrived late in the evening (around 11pm) off the boat from Shetland on our first night but this was no problem. The room was clean, and comfortable, if a little cramped (but we did have 3 beds between the 4 of us) and... More

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Saskatoon Canada
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30 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

The $ is way too much for what you get. Clean, nice room, but sleep is difficult as there is no insulation from sound at all. 60£ a night for a single is ridiculous for such a small town with not much to see. The selection of cold items for breakfast is also wanting. Some cereals, a tiny bit of... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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12 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

We were given a double room on the top floor and were amazed at the size of the room as it was bigger than we had at some of our previous B&Bs. The room was well priced and came with the usual facilities including a towel warmer. The breakfast was tasty and our host was very welcoming. She had even... More

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Address: Pickaquoy Rd., Kirkwall KW15 1UH, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Kirkwall
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Polrudden Guest House Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

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