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The Shore
Shore Street, Kirkwall KW15 1DN, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #13 of 23 Kirkwall B&B and Inns
Bangor, United Kingdom
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“excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

stayed 4 nights B & B. Double room and bathroom great; staff really helpful and we ended up eating in each night; twice in restaurant;twice in the lounge bar food v high quality seafood fresh; the chowder great and had a super steak . Hotel vv clean and welcoming
the continental breakfast was ample with loads of museli toast fruit coffee tea etc

Room Tip: we had second floor bedroom with semi harbour view very very comfortable and vv little noise
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Karen C, Owner at The Shore, responded to this review, July 19, 2012
Thank you. Pleased to hear that the staff were very friendly. We always let them know when they get compliments from customers as we think that they are pretty special and it is great when customers let us know that the staff have done a good job. Hope that you got dry weather when you were here. While the sun hasn't come out as much as we would have liked this summer, it has been dry most days.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Aberdeen
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7 hotel reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

Stayed here with a group of friends while visiting Highland Park distillery. Excellent location, great staff & superb food.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

My first visit to Orkney , and the hotel certainly contributed to a very enjoyable visit . The rooms are clean and modern with everything you'd expect . The breakfast was very good , and the staff didn't mind that we kept asking for more tea and coffee! While the hotel was pleasant , its really the staff that I'm complimenting . They were terrific! We arrived well before check-in time and left well after check-out time - both times they were very happy to look after our luggage while we went exploring Kirkwall . The visit was a celebration and the friendly barman was happy to chill the champagne we brought with us , and supplied us with glasses. All the staff were helpful and welcoming- great atmosphere!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

We stayed in one of the loft apartments at The Shore from 14-17 May. The accommodation could not have been better - very comfortable with everything we needed. Breakfast was great and we ate in the restaurant each evening. Kind and attentive staff. Could happily have stayed longer. We thoroughly recommend The Shore.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Northwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

Comfortable bed , clean room but with a slightly poky shower room. OK, unless like my husband you are 6'5". Little room to manoevre.
Room was over the bar but late noise wasn't a problem.
The dining room was simple and the food was good though not cheap. Enjoyed 2 nice meals there.
All the staff were very pleasant. Would stay there again.

Room Tip: Perhaps a room not at the front over the bar. Public bar was quite noisy on the Saturday night. Wi f...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Glasgow
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

Arrived without a booking and got a room easily. The room was good if a little small as was the bathroom. We stayed on the second floor and had problems connecting to the wifi. The hotel restaurant was very good. Overall a pleasant stay.

Room Tip: Lower floors get wifi
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011

My colleague and I each stayed in a single ensuite room while in Orkney on business. I found all the staff welcoming and helpful, we were shown to our rooms which was a lovely touch. I had three good night's sleep in a comfortable single bed. Breakfast was a standard continental one and suited us fine. The cooked breakfast was only £2.50 more if people want it. Parking is super convenient. The bar meal we had was tasty, used local produce and was quick to arrive. Good selection of local beers too. Price was reflective of the product, very good room rate in my opinion. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Shore Street, Kirkwall KW15 1DN, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Kirkwall
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Kirkwall
Also Known As:
The Shore Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

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