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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Estero, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Inverness, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We were very tired when we arrived and were shown to our rooms, all initially seemed good. When it came to the shower we were very dissapointed that the water did not drain well at all. Not nice to stand up to your ankles in luke warm soapy water ! I unplugged the kettle in order to plug in the... More 

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Orkney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Ate here for tea the previously Sunday as a table of three, and it was outstanding. Best Orkney haddock I've had in Orkney so far, and NOTHUNG was a problem for he excellent chefs. Even asked for the salad in a side plate, as well as the chips, and this was easily done. Excellent waitor and and excellent location

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Our party of five stayed two nights at the Smithfield Hotel, as part of our Scottish Road Trip. Although we arrived late due to the ferry crossing we were met with a smile and they had prepared a meal for us on arrival. Rooms excellent. Service from Ivy and the staff of the hotel was excellent. The food in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Three of us stayed overnight at the Smithfield Hotel Dounby Orkney on Saturday 30th August as a start to a short touring holiday in Orkney. Dounby is a small village ideally placed for touring the North of mainland Orkney or for enjoying the fishing at Loch Harray which is only minutes away by car. The staff are friendly, welcoming and... More 

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Leven, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Stayed for 3 nights. Room very comfortable and the Restaurant excellent. Will definitely be back. A superb location to explore the island. Made to feel very welcome and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. You certainly need more than 3 days to explore this fascinating spot . Will book for at least a week next time.

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Murrieta, California
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6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

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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65 hotel reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

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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