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The Orkney Hotel

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40 Victoria Street, Kirkwall KW15 1DN, Scotland
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Elgin, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Avoid this place if you can. Online menu and website totally false and deceiving. Staff rude and an unhelpful particularly at the longe bar. Do not appreciate your custom at all. Place is freezing and I mean freezing, corridors, rooms, breakfast area. Steak was good, only the bit of meat though, the rest was poor. No sauce offered with the... More 

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Orphir, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Went for our Xmas night out and not having been before wasn't sure what to expect. I had the melon for starter.... I wouldn't order it again, it was meant to be a selection of melon however it was one kind of melon, 3 lumps of it on plate, had tried but failed to fantail it, no wonder, it wasn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

My party had a wonderful experience. The accommodations were great. They have a really top notch whiskey selection and a knowledgeable bar tender. The reception staff was really helpful, taking our laundry for cleaning and delivering it back to our room. Everyone was very good about telling us about local businesses and sites to see. We will be back again.... More 

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2 Thank Lisa W
orkney
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108 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

quite some while since i used this hotel . really dont know why i arrive dishaveled and wet though, the lady of the hotel was soon of to ready my room with fresh towels , turning up the heating on the way will go back again good breakfast

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Rockport, Maine
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

We spent two nights at the Orkney Hotel September 5 to 7. This was a last minute change in our travel plans. We needed to change our accommodations at the last minute and so we booked the hotel just after we arrived in Kirkwall. We also were scrambling to find a rental car. The staff was amazing. Daniel in reception... More 

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Conquerall Mills, Nova Scotia
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61 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is the most delightful, very old and historic hotel with a grand sweeping staircase from the lobby. Our room was large, comfortable bed and linens. The bath was excellent. On checking in, we discovered burned out lightbulbs which were quickly changed for us. The location is ideal, on a little street with restaurants and shops, just a block from... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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68 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Just completed a one-week stay at this hotel, and just loved it. From the reception staff (warm and welcoming) to the room (cozy but comfortable, and very clean), we were immediately made to feel at home. The hotel is housed in a 17th century building that oozes character, particularly in the common areas. The location, in central Kirkwall, is ideal... More 

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Kirriemuir
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18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

The food was fantastic when it came, very food slow service but worth the wait, staff were engaging and helpful. It's a fair hike to the upper floors and no offer of a help with my bags. The place is a bit tired but the room was clean & well appointed. Central to the town. Limited parking. I would stay... More 

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Versailles, France
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46 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Good staff on reception. Comfortable rooms and a spacious residents lounge. Staff at breakfast were friendly and the food was good, but the waiting staff were not always able to keep on top of the number of guests - long waits for coffee or toast, not getting cooked breakfast order correct. We stayed twice and there was a mix up... More 

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Crieff, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

What a great place to stay, the food service and hospitality are excellent. Local attractions close by and shops on your doorstep. 10/10. Would certainly go again.Cant thank the staff enough,was ill on the second day and they brought breakfast to my room.

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