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Merkister Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
, Harray KW17 2LF, Scotland
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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Brussels
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What is there not to like at Merkister, apart from the midges...in the garden :-) Beautiful location, very cosy bar! I have been to Merkister many times over the years and it's always a pleasure! This time was a bit different, since I usually travel out of season, so this time it was really busy! We wanted to eat in... More 

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Gairloch, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Small single sized room (#12) but with a double bed in it which meant there was not even space to lean over and tie up shoelaces between the bed and the walls. Not helped by the mattress being too big for the divan so sitting on the edge led to comedy moment sliding gently to the floor. Decor is a... More 

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Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with my mother and sister for lunch. Enjoyed beautiful Orkney Seafood Peedie Plater as a starter, followed by a beautifully cooked Orkney beef ribeye steak! Such generous portions that the table almost isn't big enough! The bar has had a make over and looks fantastic! Friendly staff, beautiful views of the Harry Loch and great food! Always a top... More 

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Richland, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is in a lovely spot with beautiful views across the loch. The food is splendid but reservations are very necessary, even in the bar. This is family-owned and many of the staff were young summer-only (or so it seemed). We had a loch-view room but the ones at the back have no view at all. Our room- number... More 

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had a wonderful 9 days, comfortable bed, very pleasant room with beautiful views and an excellent en-suite! The hotel though active is very quiet and we have nothing but praise for the accomodating and conscientious staff. Breakfast was a joy to look forward to and Dinner was magnificent. Food was brilliant and varied. You could have... More 

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Blue Bell
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent two weeks in Scotland. Our stay at the Orkney Islands and the Merkister Hotel was the highlight of our trip A great, extremely quite, beautiful location and superb facilities. Hisu an amazing plcae

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Morschach, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Merkister Hotel was definitely much better than we had expected. Fearing the Merkister might be one of those oldish, slightly run-down, traditional hotels which had seen better days, we were overall pleasantly surprised with the Merkister. The rooms, however, were not completely without issues. Friends of ours had a lovely large room with 2 windows overlooking the loch, however... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a family room and although we weren't expecting a 5 star hotel, the room was tired and unclean (dead flies in the window sill). No en suite but had a private shower room down a hall. Bathrobes and slippers were provided. The hotel itself was very busy and seemed very popular for food. Dinner was good with a... More 

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Ab34 5ej
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are touring motor bikers: Good, secure parking, plenty of room for our stuff. Good central base for touring by car or motorbike or bicycle around the main island. Not good wifi in room, but okay in resident's lounge. Because it has a restaurant and meals in the bar on site, we can have a drink in the evening with... More 

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

We stayed for three nights at the Merkister, initially we did not book an evening meal but after eating in the hotel restaurant the first night we booked for the remaining two!! excellent menu choice, fresh produce, and an excellent breakfast too. Possibly the cleanest hotel room we have ever stayed in (we are regular hotel guests all over the... More 

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