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Carness Road, Kirkwall KW15 1UE, Scotland
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Avalon House
Ranked #2 of 25 Kirkwall B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Kundibakh
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely wonderful. Jane is extremely helpful, attention to detail is ++++. The rooms are big, extremely clean and perfectly furnished with everything you could want. Breakfasts were wonderful. Avalon is in a quiet spot but close to Kirkwell and to eating places. Very highly recommended.

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Guildford, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely delightful. Our room was immaculate and great attention to detail to make sure everything you need is there. Bed is very comfortable, heated towel rack in bathroom, TV, ironing board etc. Our hosts are lovely and give us all the instructions we need, answer our questions, recommend a place for dinner and then leave us to get settled. Breakfast... More

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Ayr, Scotland
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67 reviews 67 reviews
19 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a purpose built B&B with five spacious well appointed guest rooms separate from, but linked to, the owners accommodation. Jane can be summoned very speedily at any time by a bell in the entrance foyer. The clean modern breakfast room is at the end of the corridor and has views over the bay. Cooked breakfast is ordered the... More

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Milano
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91 reviews 91 reviews
10 hotel reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We stayed 2 nights in the Avalon. the b&b is far some minutes driving from the city center, however I really appreciate the staying. The owners are very nice, kind and polite. rooms are well equipped with a nice furniture. For breakfast you just let know what you want and you will find.i tried the full scottish breakfast with black... More

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Switzerland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is by far the best guest house we've ever stayed in - we were really blown off our feet. The rooms are large, clean and excellently furnished. The location is very convenient and offers a lovely view over the bay. Breakfast was excellent. It is a must for anyone visiting the Orkney Islands to stay in this guest house.... More

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Jane has a beautiful home and we were made to feel so welcome in this modern, clean and comfortable B and B. Our recent stay on the Orkney's was made all the more enjoyable by staying here. Everything about this place is 5 star and you will not be disappointed staying here.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Wow, as a seasoned traveller living out of a suitcase 8mths of year this has to be in top 3 of best Guest houses i have ever stayed in past 25yrs, incredibly friendly Sorry!! Joan/Joyce terrible with names. Rooms are spotless, very roomy & the shower nearly takes you of your feet, marvellous, then the BREAKFAST do i Eat it... More

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I stayed on Thursday evening with my husband we turned up on my husbands motorbike after coming over on the ferry to tour the Orkneys us turning up on the bike did not at all make the owner judge us as it can with some people, as Jane came to meet us at the door we had a great chat... More

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Andover, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We were only there for one night between ferries to different islands. It doesn't look impressive as you are driving up the road, but as soon as we parked the car, Jane was out, giving us a very warm welcome and showed us into a beautiful bright and cheerful room with a view of the sea. We were in room... More

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Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The only flaw to this purpose-designed, comfortable B & B was the lack of facilities to sit and relax. There is no guest lounge and only one lounge chair in the room. Otherwise the compact rooms are well-designed and comfortable, bathrooms properly equipped and breakfasts excellent. It is conveniently located close to Kirkwall and less than ten minutes drive from... More

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Address: Carness Road, Kirkwall KW15 1UE, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Kirkwall
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Avalon House Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

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