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Merkister Hotel

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Harray KW17 2LF, Scotland
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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great meal for a 70th birthday celebration plus over night stay at a great rate for islanders. Lovely treat but great value stay. We hope to do it again soon. The breakfast was just as enjoyable as the evening meal.

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Thank Lynn2109
Orkney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

Had Sunday lunch in the bar with great view across the Harray Loch. Good choice of food on menu, including special offer on steak sourced from local butcher & lots of seafood from the island. Pleasant & friendly staff. Good value for money.

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Thank Karen M
Inverness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Food only review as we did not stay Good choice of meals on menu, We visited on Steak night and the steaks were First class cooked the way we like them Great selection of sweets also the Orkney Fudge Cheesecake was excellent Kids menu had a good choice also Great value £115.00 for 4 adults and 1 child all three... More 

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Thank Rover1966
london england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

If you are happy with a hotel which has a country house feel, perhaps like "staying with your aunt", then with its great location with good cooking (restaurant and in the bar) plus friendly staff, this is the place for you. A good spot from which to explore Orkney.

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Thank kirchy
london
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12 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We stayed here for 3 nights in Suite no. 1 which had the most stunning views over the loch. Everything was provided, bathrobes, slippers, toiletries and lovely fluffy white towels, bath sheet size too! There's also a hairdryer and a pair of binoculars provided. The food is excellent, especially the breakfasts. Don't bother to count calories here! We loved the... More 

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Thank flyjlm
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

From the moment of making enquiries about staying, through to the point of departure, all contact with staff was of the highest quality. The hotel researched and informed me what would be available to visit on Orkney in mid-October. The accommodation was first rate and the food of a very high standard and well presented. The hotel is situated in... More 

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Thank Edward W
Coatbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

We called for dinner and had an enjoyable meal. The quality of the food was excellent with much of the produce sourced locally. Probably the biggest haddock that I've been served with! The staff were very friendly and helpful. The hotel sits overlooking the loch in very restful surroundings.

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Thank JAMES P
Orkney, Scotland
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

such a beautiful location with views over the loch. the lunch menu has such a good selection and something for everyone. oh and try and leave room for the homemade puddings yummy. service is excellent and staff are so attentive

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Thank vickyOrkney
Sturminster Newton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Very comfortable spacious garden room with huge bed and amazing loch and hill views. Delicious food and friendly helpful staff.Family run and well managed. Accessible to Maes Howe, Skara Brae and all sights.

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Thank Patrick S
Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

The Merkister is in a great location - very peaceful with great views but easy access to the whole of the Orkneys. Our room was on the pricey side as it had a loch view and was very spacious, but worth it for a short stay. Note there is no shower over the bath which is our only improvement recommendation.... More 

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