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West End Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
14 Main St, Kirkwall, Scotland
West End Hotel
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bristol, England
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58 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Forget boutique hotels that so often fail to deliver this is just a proper small hotel. Not fancy but homely in a good way. Staff extremely helpful. Restaurant food much better than expected. Cosy bar. Short ten min pleasant walk down main st to cathedral etc. Would definitely use again. Oh and not forgetting the gorgeous Springer

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived late on a miserable night early in June 2015 and were warmly welcomed. Although the kitchen was about to close, we were well fed on the best chicken and leak pie I have ever had. Our room was small but very comfortable with excellent mattresses and pillows which ensured a god nights sleep. There was plenty of hot... More 

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North London UK
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92 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at this hotel for four nights with my partner and found it to be a great experience. We had a lovely room well appointed with great character. The bathroom while slightly small had a great shower. Plenty of storage and wardrobe space. The owners were very sweet and helpful and great for a chat. They made us very welcome... More 

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Cornwall
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167 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed one night and loved the place from the moment I arrived until the moment I left. My room was beautiful and had everything I could ever have expected or hoped for - superb antique furniture, modern bathroom, heated towel rail, soft and fluffy towels. The fillet steak was out of this world and was served, as requested, with... More 

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As I was located here on my own, as part of a tour group, I could compare experiences with others, staying elsewhere, and realise I did pretty well! There are lots of stairs and corridors, much antique furniture, wifi works reliably only in the bar and breakfast room (I think), and the hotel is in a good location, about 3... More 

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

I stayed in this hotel on a business trip to Kirkwall. It's a traditional hotel (in fact, it was originally built as the hospital for Orkney) so don't expect a generic chain experience. Relatively speaking, it's a small building, so the overall layout and rooms are compact. What you can expect is friendly staff, good food and a nice room.... More 

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Stayed here for 2 nights with our 2 wee dogs and were made to feel very welcome particularly by Balfour the resident doggie. Our room was clean and well appointed and the hotel is very central but is on a quiet street so very peaceful. We ate here both nights and the food was excellent. Would thoroughly recommend staying here... More 

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Glasgow
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32 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Our staff stayed here for over a week while working on the island and couldn't have been made more welcome. They even helped them by doing their laundry , highly recommended by them all . They will be back

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Griffey and his partner have created a wonderful welcoming place to stay. The rooms are comfortable, warm and spotlessly clean. We had an evening meal there, the food was excellent a home made delight. One of the best we had experienced in the UK in a reasonable mid price range. I had an issue with a medical problem while there.... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Orkney is one of my favourite places in the world, and this time I was taking my parents to see what all the fuss was about! We stayed at the West End Hotel, and it made this already special stay perfection! Giffie, Robert & the gorgeous Balfour the dog (who almost came home in my suitcase with me) were just... More 

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