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Avalon House

Certificate of Excellence
Carness Road, Kirkwall KW15 1UE, Scotland
Avalon House

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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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A really fabulous B&B! We were made to feel really welcome by Marina, who showed us to our large en-suite room. If you value cleanliness and excellent maintenance in your accommodation, this is the place to book when visiting Kirkwall. Breakfasts here offer all you need for a good start to the day too. We will be back!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We absolutely loved our stay at Avalon House! We stayed there with our baby and we were made very welcome and Marina (the owner) could not have been more helpful with stuff I needed for the baby. The room was a great size and was immaculate with a very comfortable bed. The breakfast was delicious and is made with local... More 

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Milan, Italy
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24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The very kind lady that owns this beautiful place makes you feel home right from the start...very helpful with all sorts of requests and useful tips about getting the best from Orkney, common sigjtseeing spots but also very particular hidden treasures...on top of that the breakfast is made only by genuine local products! Well played!

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York
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23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We received such a warm welcome from Jane on arriving at Avalon House and we were very grateful for the advice on where best to get a campervan repaired! The rooms are immaculate, spacious, and very comfortable. Tea and coffee facilities are re-stocked daily and rooms cleaned and tidied whilst you are out. The breakfasts are delicious and hearty, I... More 

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Kundibakh
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23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 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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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

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
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

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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135 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 155 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 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 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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