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“Great room, good breakfast, not warm welcome and chat” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sanderlay Guest House

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2 Viewfield Drive, Kirkwall KW15 1RB, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #19 of 24 Kirkwall B&B and Inns
Reggio Emilia, Italy
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“Great room, good breakfast, not warm welcome and chat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2011

We stay only 1 night in August, the room was almost an apartment, with kitchen that we use for our dinner (i think it will be better with a table in the room).
The breakfast was very good, with all you can expect from a Scottish one.
We would recommend this guest house, even if the owner was not so welcoming with us.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2011

Please double check your booking BEFORE you head there. We were booked for the county show for 2 nights but after a call regarding check in times we were told it was only for the one night...WE JUST GOT OFF THE FERRY in Orkney!!! Everywhere was booked up due to the show and there was us preparing to spend the night in the car. Very strange welcome and the room wasn't particulary clean either (I'm not happy with hairy bathroom floors or dirty toilets). And lo and behold, if you want to arrange a time for breakfast, it's like getting blood out of a stone...just set a time and walk away.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011 via mobile

Once we found the Sanderlay, not easy with the sat nav taking you to places where you could not go, we were pleased with the rooms. The owner was not that helpful and welcoming so we didn't bother asking for sachets of milk for tea in the room- went to Tesco's. Breakfast was very good and lots of it. I would recommend the guest house but we did not get the friendly Scottish welcome we have grown accustomed to.

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Sanderlay Guest House

Address: 2 Viewfield Drive, Kirkwall KW15 1RB, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Kirkwall
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in Kirkwall
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Sanderlay Guest House Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

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