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Woodwick House

Woodwick, Evie KW17 2PQ, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Lidkoping, Sweden
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Woodwick House is a beautiful place, a little paradise in a grove on the otherwise tree-lacking Mainland. The location is fantastic, in the countryside just by the sea on northeastern Mainland and about an hour's walk from prehistoric village Broch of Gurness, and reachable by public transport from Kirkwall. The manager greeted us with tea and a retelling of the... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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26 hotel reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Woodwick House's website describes itself as being "Fine accomodation in Orkney's West Mainland". My husband booked one night her in August. He paid up front but was happy with his choice because the website looked so lovely. Sadly, our visit did not match the expectations we had from the website. We paid a lot of money for Room 1 which... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

Once upon a time locals told me, this was the place to be. A first class restaurant, musical evenings in the large first floor room, and pleasant gardens to walk in. Not any more. When we stayed in July, we found a hotel that had been stripped of its stars ( unknown to us) and no permanent staff. The only... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

This was clearly once a delightful large house in a picturesque setting. As others have said, the gardens are very overgrown; to a degree that goes well beyond the "certain state of wildness" referred to in A. Watson's (presumably owner/manager) earlier response. And it should be clarified that it is not a hotel. It is perhaps best described as a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

I stayed here for two nights at Easter time, and we were the only guests. The welcome was very warm indeed combined with a comfortable room and the most amazing breakfasts I would recommend to any looking for homely accomodation in Orkney. The walk to the beach at sunset is a must.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2011

Friends and I were traveling historic scotland for the entire summer until last week. We booked at woodwick house because the photographs and the site sounded amazing. Do not fall for it. The property is very lovely but you can tell that they are in need of a grounds keeper because a lot of things seemed like they were barely... More

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OrkneyislandWoody, Owner at Woodwick House, responded to this review

It is seems incredulous that anybody can claim that any hotel could be the "worst hotel in Orkney" if they have not stayed in all the hotels on the island. They did not bring these problems to the attention of the management at the time of there stay. This looks and feels like a malicious review and can only damage... More

Stroud, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2011

This place is heaven. Quiet, full of character and comfy. Trees, sea at the bottom of the rambling garden, chickens to trip over and good books to delve into. Now run by a delightful very welcoming couple with lots of excellent ideas to make it even better. If we go this way again this is where we will stay.

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Stenness, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2011

As an Orcadian wedding planner I would like to say that I have just organised a wedding ceremony at Woodwick House on 2nd August and found the new managers (who had just arrived in Orkney) to be very efficient. The bride and groom who had travelled from London with their family did not stay at Woodwick House as by the... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2011

We stumbled across Woodwick House by chance .... as we drove in to the place it was just like a hidden magical place everything bursting into life. I didn't know there were so many trees in one place Woodwick has it's own river and burn with small water falls right down to the sea. It has it's own beach with... More

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7 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2011 via mobile

The main thing to know is that the website is one thing and the actual place quite another. The website describes Woodwick of the past, when it was clean, welcoming and had a restaurant. The actual is rather grubby (and, yes, does smell of cat wee as other reviewers have noted), unprofessional (they lost our booking although confirmed by email... More

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Hazelwood-House, Owner at Woodwick House, responded to this review

We are delighted to announce that Woodwick is now under new management. Sandra and John will be happy to make your stay an enjoyable one. More

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Address: Woodwick, Evie KW17 2PQ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Evie
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Woodwick House is a warm & welcoming historic country house overlooking the island of Gairsay, offering comfortable accommodation and home cooked food. Set in an extraordinary, peaceful location with bluebell woodland, a cascading burn & a secluded bay on this sheltered part of Orkney, within easy reach of the main historic sites, bird reserves and sandy beaches. Step into a unique and special place and make yourself at home, We love Woodwick’s energy with its sea air and the flowing water with the wind in the trees and bird song. ... more   less 
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