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Avalon House

Carness Road, Kirkwall KW15 1UE, Scotland
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Avalon House
Ranked #5 of 23 Kirkwall B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Beautiful Shetland Islands
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
22 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

My wife and I stayed a night at Avalon last summer and, when I knew that we were due to stay in Kirkwall for 2 more nights, I didn't hesitate to book here again. The guest house is furnished to an extremely high standard and the hostess and host are both very welcoming and friendly. We were very comfortable during... More

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Perth, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
24 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

I have stayed at Avalon on a few occasions and somehow the incredibly high standard there just gets better. My most recent visit was in January 2014 for two nights and the bed and breakfast was looking its usual immaculate self. The shower was superb with a very high water pressure, and I always love the view from the breakfast... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

The B&B rooms have been purpose built by a couple who used to run a large hotel, it shows they knew what they were doing. The whole place is top quality, very well maintained and spotlessly clean. It felt more like a boutique-y hotel than a B&B. Breakfast included good Scottish options and was good quality and good quantity. As... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Stayed for three nights at this fantastic bed and breakfast. It had the whole shebang. Jane could not have been more helpful and the fantastic breakfast bags to take away as we were on the early ferry was just amazing. I would recommend this to bed and breakfast to all.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
14 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We arrived in Kirkwall on a rainy evening after a bumpy flight from Stornoway, via Inverness, and were so grateful for the warm friendly greeting from Jane and Alasdair. After we dried off, Alasdair drove us back to town with suggestions for places for a meal. Our room was spacious, spotless, bright and airy and very well-appointed. The bathroom was... More

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Little Silver, New Jersey
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Great place to stay in Orkney. Room was very nice - large, clean, quiet and well equipped. Great breakfast. The owners were extremely friendly and helpful. Their advice was key to our excellent visit to Orkney.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

We chose to stay here for several days while exploring Orkney - it is a perfect location if you have a car. Just a bit out of Kirkwall, it is peaceful, but close enough to go back into town for supper. The room was clean and large and bright. Jane and Alistair couldn't have been more accommodating, from wonderful breakfasts... More

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Scarborough, England, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Excellent B & B with the very best top quality all round. Great attention to detail. Modern and exceptionally clean with excellent facilities.Rooms and en suites are a good size. Power shower was excellent! Food very good. Very friendly and helpful. I do not hesitate recommending this B&B! The very best I have ever stayed in and I have visited... More

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New Mexico
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
18 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

This purpose-built B&B lacked historic charm, but it made it up for it in comfort, location and helpful hosts. Breakfasts were tasty and bountiful, the rooms were spacious and comfortable. Avalon is within a short drive from Kirkwall, and nothing on the island is more than 30 minutes away by car. The hosts also prepare a daily printout with weather... More

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
38 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Huge rooms (we've even got a cloakroom!), friendly hosts, nice breakfast. Sea view from the window. The only flaw is it's some 15-20 minutes walk from the Kirkwall town center. But I must say B&Bs in Orkneys are scarce anyway! So you either stay in central, but overpriced Kirkwall hotel or walk a distance to this otherwise comfortable place (walk... More

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Also Known As:
Avalon House Kirkwall, Orkney Islands
Address: Carness Road, Kirkwall KW15 1UE, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Kirkwall
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #5 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Kirkwall
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