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Smithfield Hotel

Dounby, Dounby KW17 2HT, Scotland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Scotland
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27 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice and cosy tea room/Cafe during the morning hours 11-3pm,Great Crab chowder and soups, good kids meals as well, great wee oasis on the way from site to site, to a weary and cold traveler. Plenty of parking in the back, it is located in the main street of Dounby which a lovely wee town. The only minus is that... More 

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

The Smithfield is located between Stromness and Kirkwall in Dounby (across from the Coop) with the parking lot around the back. The interior is a bit quirky, the formal dining room is accessed from the parking lot and is quite comfortable, however they don't serve lunch or snacks after 2pm. From the front there is an entrance to the cafe... More 

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New England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Smithfield's central location is ideal for all sightseeing. Ivy and her staff were very accommodating. Included breakfast was excellent as were optional dinners in their fine restaurant. Having a separate bar on site was a plus as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Smithfield Hotel at Douby is a very welcoming place to visit. The rooms are of a very high standard and are spotlessly clean. You feel at home from the moment that you enter. We had a meal in the restaurant and it was superb and the staff are both helpful and friendly there. It's well worth a cisit

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Thurso, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in a Twin and a Double and both rooms were immaculate! Lovely evening meal and breakfast with lovely staff who were very friendly and helfull. A well run family buisness.This was my step-mums first time in Orkney and she loved her stay here.We will definately be back!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

What a great spot to be located. We were central to everything that we wanted to see. 10 minutes drive to Skara Brae, Maeshowe and Ring of Brodgar & Stones of Stennes. The most we had to travel was 35 minutes to The Tomb of the Eagles but that's not far. We stayed for four nights and were placed in... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This hotel was perfect for a single traveller exploring this amazing island. Staff and food made visit complete. This is how a hotel should be run - nothing corporate or formal, very relaxing - bit like home!

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Estero, Florida
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23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We stayed in two well appointed rooms in what seemed to be a recently renovated end of the hotel. The accommodations truly were excellent. I was amused by earlier reviews of 'unsupervised men' in the public bar before arriving and went to investigate. The Orkneys refreshingly retain local character and have yet to be homogenised by the world and the... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

The Smithfield Hotel has a very good restaurant and cafe. The staff are helpful and pleasant. The rooms are clean and comfortable, if a bit basic. The bathrooms are a bit dated, but were spotless. Given how early the sun rises in the spring and summer, blackout blinds would have been helpful.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Accommodation on Orkney Mainland is not easily judged by usual standards - there are no Hiltons or Radissons here! We chose the Smithfield Hotel because it was well placed for exploring the Neolithic sites on Orkney and it provided accommodation and a restaurant for an evening meal. The food was all good. The room and bathroom were fine and all... More 

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