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Avalon House

Certificate of Excellence
Carness Road, Kirkwall KW15 1UE, Scotland
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed here for three nights in a lovely room with a very comfy bed. Avalon must be one of the best bed and breakfast establishments one could hope to find. The breakfast was excellent and served in a lovely dining room. The owner Marina is a delightful friendly Orkadian. We would stay anywhere else .

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Macedon, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here for two nights last month while on a bus tour of Orkney. Marina was a lovely host, very welcoming and enjoyed a little natter. The room was so nice, bed was amazing and there were coffee and tea making facilities. There were options of a continental breakfast or a cooked breakfast in the morning - I had... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We travelled on the late ferry from the Shetlands arriving at Kirkwall round about 10.30pm and was met by the taxi which was ordered by Marina at Avalon House, and arrived there round about 11pm, to a lovely warm welcome. First impressions of our room lovely, it was clean and with top rate fittings in the en-suite which was lovely... More 

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

Avalon House is situated in a peaceful residential neighbourhood on the coast a couple of kilometres from the centre of Kirkwall. It's a modern, purpose-built B&B, spotlessly clean and beautifully maintained throughout. Marina came out to greet us as soon as we arrived, and made us feel very welcome throughout our stay. Our room was spacious and very comfortable, with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although this is a purpose built small guest house, we didn't miss the personal touches and the warmth of a private home. We stayed for eight nights in total and thought of staying forever! Marina and Mike are welcoming local hosts and very happy to help you, if ever you need assistance (even shopping advice has been given). We enjoyed... More 

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Leicestershire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Avalon is an immaculate, purpose built guest house, spotlessly clean and beautifully kept in a quiet spot along the coast from Kirkwall. Marina gave us a warm welcome and was very helpful with information about Orkney. Breakfast was a banquet which set us up for the day. Five stars all round, thank you for your hospitality!

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a well-maintained, comfortable place to stay with access in every direction to Orkney and the surrounding islands. Near enough to walk into Kirkwall for exploring and a meal. The room was very comfortable, spacious, and clean, and the B&B was a nice cross between home and hotel. Breakfast was tasty, with several choices. Marina is delightful--warm and straightforward... More 

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Stettler
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We arrived after 11:00pm on the ferry from Lerwick and we were greeted by Marina who quickly got us settled into our room. We appreciated her staying up late to greet us as we are sure that she must get up early to prepare breakfast for her guests. Avalon House was purpose built as a B&B and it has spacious... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

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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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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