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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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89 reviews 89 reviews
10 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
47 hotel reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I stayed here for one night whilst up in Kirkwall on business in mid-June 2014. The Avalon House is a mere two mins drive from the centre of Kirkwall. Everything about the Avalon House was first rate. My room was bright, airy, modern, spacious and very comfortable. The ensuite bathroom was excellent too, with a fabulous walk-in shower. June’s hospitality... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

My Husband and I stayed at Avalon House last week for 3 nights and nothing disappointed. Jane made us feel at home immediately and went over everything there was to know to help us settle in quickly. She and Alastair were born to run Hotels and Guest houses and do so with great expertise. All parts of the house are... More

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Inverness, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed an awesome stay at this B&B, excellent facilities, spotlessly clean, a delicious breakfast and a brilliant hostess. 5 minutes from Kirkwall, this is a must. I will definitely be visiting again... 5*

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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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