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Smithfield Hotel

Dounby, Dounby KW17 2HT, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 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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Murrieta, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location - we rented a car, and were never more than a half hour from everything on the island. It's located outside of Kirkwall, so there's minimal to do if you're on foot, but we managed to see pretty much everything during our two-day stay on the island. The room was comfortable, the bed was a bit soft, which,... More

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Houston, Texas
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39 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the perfect location for seeing the majority of historical sites on Orkney. The hotel is situated on the corner of an intersection that works from any approach. We arrived very early (9AM from an early flight from Shetland) and asked if we could eat breakfast and leave luggage. Both were easily agreed to by the owner. The male... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is friendly and comfortable and the breakfasts are an absolute feast. The rooms smell a little of damp but that is probably an occupational hazard in an old, stone-built building on a rain-swept Island in the far north. You could not find a better spot for exploring the wonderful neolithic sites of Orkney

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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Went for evening meal with my family, I would highly recommend this place 10000% very loving staff we had a waitress her hair was tied back in a bun ( with a pen in it ) very handy if you ask me, she was so helpful my husband asked her what 'tusk' was and she explained it so well and... More

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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324 reviews 324 reviews
62 hotel reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This hotel serves meals for non-residents in both the restaurant and the bar. They have two menus (Restaurant and Bar) - however you can choose from either wherever you sit. Both the quality of the food and the service were very good indeed. A nice range of Fresh Local Fish Available

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Disappointed with hotel. Great location for seeing sites of Western Orkney Mainland, but hotel itself was muddly and staff seemed to struggle with service. Waited ages for evening meal on a Sunday, weren't told there was a lounge so spent evenings in bedroom. Meal sizes were vast as was the menu, but not of good quality! Room was fine and... More

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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42 hotel reviews
323 helpful votes 323 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We selected this hotel for our weekend stay on the Orkney Mainland as it was close to most of the attractions we wanted to visit. It was a perfect selection. On arrival we were greeted with a warm welcome and shown to our room. The room was a good size and had a double bed and a single bed. There... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Have been here for dinner now a few times and it has been fabulous each time. Lovely fresh ingredients well cooked. Greay service and very good value. And unlike many other establishments in orkney even the vegetables are lovely. Have never stayed over but if the quality if the meals is anything to go by I would love to. I... More

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Tomintoul, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Stayed here for two nights with my daughter. It is perfectly situated for visiting the ancient monuments in Orkney, being central to all of the ones we were interested in seeing. Greeted at the door, and shown to our room The room was clean and well furnished, the beds comfortable, and facilities were in great order. Breakfast was filling and... More

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Staffin, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Ok - the hotel was ok too! It is old fashioned but it is on Orkney so don't expect City delights. It is clean - I had loads of toilet paper (just read another review complaining of the lack of the stuff) and had no problem filling in the form the night beforehand regarding the breakfast. The second night we... More

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Address: Dounby, Dounby KW17 2HT, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Dounby
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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