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Avalon House

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Carness Road, Kirkwall KW15 1UE, Scotland
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Avalon House
Ranked #3 of 24 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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Andover, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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27 reviews 27 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
46 hotel reviews
146 helpful votes 146 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Beautiful Shetland Islands
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
18 helpful votes 18 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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Address: Carness Road, Kirkwall KW15 1UE, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Kirkwall
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Avalon House Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

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