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Sands Hotel

Pier Road, Burray Village KW17 2SS, Scotland
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Burray Village
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Colin R Barry, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Barry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Enjoyed a fantastic 5 day stay in this excellent hotel. We stayed in one of the suites (Scapa) which was beautifully furnished and accommodated four of us very comfortably, with great views over Scapa Flow. Great breakfasts with a wide choice of local produce individually cooked. We dined in the hotel for four evening meals which we thoroughly enjoyed. We... More 

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Really enjoyed our 2 night stay at the Sands Hotel which is very convenient for the Pentland Catamaran from Gills Bay. Our room was well furnished and had a great view of the bay. The staff at the hotel are very friendly and helpful and we enjoyed 2 evening meals there too.

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Kennoway, Fife
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Have just returned from a four night stay at the Sands. Beautifully fitted out and appointed with a lovely view down the Sound [if it stopped raining for long enough to focus on it - but's that's Orkney for you]. All of the staff, including the boss, were extremely friendly and helpful. Breakfast was as substantial as you wanted it... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We stayed for five nights as part of a small group tour booking and found this little hotel to be a gem, situated on the waterfront and just a few miles from the ferry. What made it? The management and staff were so friendly, efficient and helpful, and the catering was excellent. The dinner portions were very filling and very... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We travel a lot and this hotel offered us the very best hospitable reception you could hope for. Sparkiling clean. Friendly staff. Wonderful view. The owners could not do enough for us including finding a crab for me! The food was excellent so don't hesitate to eat there. Breakast incudes splendidi Orkney kippers and black pudding.

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Elgin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

On a busy weekend in Orkney The sands serves some great food a short drive from Kirkwall Great home cooked local food and great steaks and scallops Very friendly staff and very helpful This hotel offers some great views

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Auchterarder, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

A warm welcome, great staff, lovely food, a spotless hotel in a fine old building and a superb location with a majestic view over Scapa Flow, just 5 minutes from the Ferry at St Margaret's Hope...all adding up to the Sands Hotel being a great base for a few days on Orkney. We highly recommend it!

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