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Sands Hotel

Pier Road, Burray Village KW17 2SS, Scotland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Inverness, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

4 of us stayed in The Sands on August 21st 2015. A really wonderful experience. Rooms are gorgeous, we had the Scapa Suit beautiful wish we could have stayed longer. Food was fabulous. Staff lovely made us feel really welcome

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice cosy place with very clean and decent rooms and a great suite we were treated to as an upgrade to on our last night, which I recommend you to book into, for ultimate comfort. The breakfast menu is quite comprehensive, full of local delicacies. We just wished we didn't have to decide the night before what time we would... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Orkney is not blessed with too many great pubs but I loved the Sands Hotel for its location and the cosy bar with fireplace and a pool table. We did not stay for more than lunch so I can't comment on the hotel itself except that the building seems quite new well decorated so I suspect the rooms would be... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 3 days last year and returning this year we stayed for 5. Entering the same room as last year it felt like returing home. The room was well appointed, very clean and tastefully decorated with terrific sea views. The staff are very friendly, helpful and welcoming. The restaurant was excellent for breakfast and dinner. A wonderful... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely hotel in a lovely waterfront location. After a week self-catering on Orkney it was a real treat to stay in a hotel with good food and helpful, friendly staff. All rooms have a sea view. Our room was clean, well equipped with an excellent shower and very comfortable bed. It was great to have two arm chairs in... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a family holiday at The Sands Hotel in Burray, Orkney in July 2015. Looking for some well needed rest and relaxation which is exactly what we got. Views from the hotel were a delight! The hotel has pleasant decor and is spotlessly clean (and I am fussy)! The beds very comfortable and the food of a particularly high... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the restaurant twice last week with family. Food and service was excellent! We had a party of 9 then 11 and no one had a bad word to say. Food is reasonably priced and is delicious! I highly recommend a visit for anyone going travelling to Orkney!

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Barry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We booked into this hotel for two nights as it was close to the Ferry Terminal at St Margaret's Hope. The front picture we saw of the building was not inspiring, but PLEASE do not judge a book by its cover, as inside, this hotel offered a very special stay. The Menu in the restaurant had written some history inside.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Alison and her team will make your visit so special. Right from check in and the following three days I was addressed by name with a friendly smile. The restaurant is fabulous. I ate there for three nights. Every meal (and breakfast) was a delight. The rooms are large, well furnished and clean. If you come to Orkney The Sands... More 

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Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This is a family run hotel and the guests are welcomed into the family. The décor was fresh and bright and the room very comfortable. The staff could not have been more pleasant and helpful. The breakfast selection was wonderful and evening meals delicious. We didn't want to leave and would go back there anytime.

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