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Sands Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
Pier Road, Burray Village KW17 2SS, Scotland
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Burray Village
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014
nanajanet76 Leeds, United Kingdom
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Leeds, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
22 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Out standing location,room,food. Nothing bad to say at all. Food beautiful and reasonable priced, room beautifully decorated,whilst not huge room ideal for us and comfy bed. Great people , I wonder if they know how lucky they are to live in such a place,my hearts still there.

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Ayrshire, Scot,and
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64 reviews 64 reviews
26 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

We stayed here for one night, having turned up on spec. Very pleasantly surprised by the reasonable price for a beautiful, comfortable room with great views across the water. The shower was great and the bed was comfy. We had dinner here and it was gorgeous - the lamb was divine. We had a few drinks in the bar afterwards.... More 

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Lake Macquarie, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
30 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Driving into Burray and to the hotel itself I was a little concerned. What a surprise when I entered the room! I had booked us into a suite -Scapa - and how nice it was was. The outside of this building does not do justice to inside the modern and updated rooms. We entered and out of the lounge window... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

This is not a motel at all and once you get past the uninspiring exterior, you will find a surprisingly comfortable newly refurbished hotel. We stayed for a week in a suite - two bedrooms upstairs, spacious lounge with kitchen and bathroom downstairs - all spotless, everything you could need, loads of room and great views of the bay. Appreciated... More 

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seattle
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Two nights at the Sands Motel was not long enough. Perfect location, wonderful room, great food what more can one ask for. Probably two of the most amazing days out of twenty one that we spent in the U.K. My husband and I weren't sure if we would have time to travel so far north but we really were determined... More 

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NYC
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119 reviews 119 reviews
20 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

This hotel is a real find. We were in Orkney (not exactly a metropolitan location) for a birding tour, and this is the hotel used by the tour company. We were here for five nights, and ate in the hotel restaurant every night. So we really got to know the hotel and the restaurant. Both were great. The hotel was... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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97 reviews 97 reviews
28 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

This small comfortable hotel ( I am not sure why it calls itself a " motel" ) is a 5 minute drive from the ferry terminal at St. Margaret's Hope, useful if one is catching the 0745 departure. Continental breakfast is available from 0700.. All bedrooms have a good.. view across the bay. The entrance, rather surprisingly, is from the... More 

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macclesfield
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Visiting the Orkneys was my partners idea. ( as it was his special birthday I went along with his treat) I was unsure expecting rough crossing and colder weather but it was just the opposite . We had a good crossing and the sun shone most of the time we were there, plus our stay at the Sands was so... More 

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Rogart
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Booked this hotel for our one night stay in Orkney, after having read reviews of other hotels, picked this one glad we did, we had a lovely room overlooking the harbour. Room was beautiful comfortable bed, lovely en suite. Dinner was excellent , and breakfast too was excellent, friendly staff, and nice peacefull location thoroughly enjoyed our stay wish it... More 

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LYBSTER
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

My wife and I have been to this hotel many times often staying overnight, this time we had an evening meal which was impossible to fault and the service was excellent thanks to all the staff for such lovely evening

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