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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A handy place to stay in Orkney. Right by the harbour in Kirkwall. Clean fresh rooms. Friendly staff and good breakfast. Reasonable rates. Ferries to the north isles of Orkney leave from here. The town centre is easy walking distance - two minutes and all amenities. Airport bus goes past door.

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Dingwall, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On arrival you can be forgiven for thinking what have I booked, but our room was really nice and has clearly just been refurbished to a good standard. The Evening meal menu was simple yet the food was stunning, with the hearty morning breakfast reiterating that fact. Nice quiet lounge bar, with a more earthy public bar if you fancy...

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1Thank fi03
Orkney Islands, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 12, 2017

We chose to stay at The Shore as its so conveniently situated near the harbour & close to venues. Room was clean and bright, food was good & staff were so helpful. Couldn't fault it and would recommend it for short or long stays.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 5, 2017

This is a horrible hotel, dark and dirty, both the rooms and the restaurant. My room was almost smaller than a shoe box, with a tiny window over a narrow little street which made it gloomy and cold. The radiator was the electric type then when turned on produced a horrible smell. The restaurant is very dark and furniture is...

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1Thank maricosta
Cumbernauld, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 31, 2016

Located in the centre of Kirkwall. The rooms were clean and comfortable and the staff were friendly and helpful. The food was excellent both for breakfast and evening meal. The fish and chips were one of the best I have tasted for some time

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed October 30, 2016

The Shore is centrally located and features clean and modern rooms, responsive service, and an excellent breakfast. Hallways are small and rooms are laid out idiosyncratically in a building that has been remodeled for at least a century, but rooms themselves are spacious and nicely appointed. The breakfast offerings are solid, and there is a hotel bar with food offerings...

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Reviewed October 9, 2016

Stayed three nights. Pleased with the room comfort and the restaurant offerings at breakfast and dinner. Should plan to make dinner reservations. Staff was friendly and helpful. Glad we stayed at the Shore.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed October 7, 2016

We were very pleased with our room at The Shore. The included breakfast was very good. The room clean and modern, and a bit more spacious than what we experienced in the bigger cities. The staff were very friendly and helpful. A bit of advice, dinner reservations in advance are highly recommended for the entire Kirkwall area, we encountered problems...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 26, 2016

I stayed for a few days in Room 2 in the Annex. I was greeted by Jordan who provided excellent service to me throughout my stay. The only thing strange about my stay was the cleaner - whilst she tidied up my room and changed my cup daily she never cleaned the bathroom or changed the towels and when I...

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1Thank Boudicca3
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed September 22, 2016

We had 5 nights in this hotel. It is small, and looks a bit tired, but overall the standard was perfectly acceptable, with a comfortable room. The staff were friendly and helpful. Food is served both in the restaurant and the bars; we tried both, and enjoyed our meals each time. Location is good, with the harbour and the centre...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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The Shore Inn the perfect stay overlooking the harbour in Orkney Islands. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Shore

Address: Shore Street, Kirkwall KW15 1LG, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Kirkwall
Price Range: $75 - $158 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Shore 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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“Ask for a newly refurbished room”
 of 5 bubbles fi03, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Room 2 is very accessible; quiet and private, on the Ground Floor”
 of 5 bubbles Boudicca3, Sep 26, 2016 | Read review
“We had a ground floor room on the side. No sea view but larger comfortable room.”
 of 5 bubbles mchartre, Sep 16, 2016 | Read review
“Single room at back very quiet”
 of 5 bubbles Avonweir, Jul 25, 2016 | Read review
“The Suite is worth paying a little extra for”
 of 5 bubbles JonMurchie, Jul 13, 2016 | Read review
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