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Smithfield Hotel

Dounby, Dounby KW17 2HT, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely steak dinner here. Starter of Brie was great too. My husband also enjoyed his steak and both were cooked just as requested. Young lad serving was kept busy but seemed to have everything well under control. Will definitely be back!

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Thank LAM791
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are not great at booking ahead and tend to go with the flow. We drove past this Hotel after 8pm and just called to see if they had a room available. They did and we got a lovely warm welcome. This was our second night in Orkney and the Smithfield had lots of literature available about Orkney which the... More 

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Thank Heather T
Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Stayed 3 nights, location great, very central though you need a car. Staff lovely, rooms fine and meals great. We felt as residents the small lounge pleasant, but nowhere to have pre dinner drinks as bar very basic although once in dining room again very pleasant and buzzy.Wi Fi only worked properly in lounge but we were made aware of... More 

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Thank Adeline B
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

This place resides in a small rural town, in an older style building. It should be atmospheric, but is not. Rooms are clean and bathrooms are modern, but the plywood doors and pine furniture detract from what should be a cosier feel. Breakfasts have to be preordered the night before. Wifi is poor and does not work in rooms. You... More 

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Thank Goldrichie
Orkney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

The food at the Smithfield hotel is possibly the best food in any hotel in Orkney. The haddock is great, portions are good and it is quick service. I'd recommend to anyone to have the battered haddock. The cafe which serves lunches has a vast menu. Recommended anyday!!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

Having read the menu back at our cottage on Orkney, my daughter and I had high expectations of Smithfields. However, various items on the menu were unavailable. We both had scallops to start, they were overcooked and overseasoned. Both main courses came with "gimmicky" plating.....and frozen chips. This, added to the paper tablecloth and the paper flowers added to a... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

I'm sorry to only give this 2 stars, maybe another time it would be 4. We had a family meal last night. The menu is great, lots of choice, local fish and children's menu available on request. The restaurant- no views, but neatly done, was busy, which is also a good sign, but there were only 2 waiting staff and... More 

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Thank Stripynut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

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 July 10, 2015

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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Thank SartreLives
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

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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