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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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245 reviews
66 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very accommodating and welcomg hostess, saved my bacon when ferries suspended due to high winds, by agreeing to one night's stay at short notice. The house may not be to everyone's taste as it is modern and appears to be purpose-built like a mini-hotel. However, I'm sure anyone would be won over, as it's charmingly decorated, very conveniently laid-out... More 

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Avalon_House_Orkney, Owner at Avalon House, responded to this review

Thank you for kind review, it was my pleasure and so glad you enjoyed your visit to Orkney. Best Wishes More 

Perth, Australia
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13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This B&B (which could be called a boutique hotel) has been built with all the thought and care to provide a thoroughly comfortable stay - from charming hostess Marina to impeccably clean, warm and modern rooms and ample car parking. I'm glad we had a car as it is a bit more than a casual stroll to the city centre,... More 

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Avalon_House_Orkney, Owner at Avalon House, responded to this review

Thank you for kind review, it was my pleasure and so glad you enjoyed your visit to Orkney. Best Wishes More 

Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Arrived early so checked in an hour earlier than planned but she was more than accommodating with this. We were taken straight to our room which was a twin room at the end of the corridor and shown where the dining room was for the morning. Lovely clean spaces and plenty of information at the door if you're looking for... More 

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Avalon_House_Orkney, Owner at Avalon House, responded to this review

Thank you for kind review, it was my pleasure and so glad you enjoyed your visit to Orkney. Best Wishes More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights whilst in Orkney for a wedding. We had such a lovely time, and I agree with other reviews that Marina is one of the highlights of Avalon! From our initial booking by phone she was so friendly and really went out of her way to make us feel welcome, even offering... More 

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Avalon_House_Orkney, Owner at Avalon House, responded to this review

Thank you for kind review, it was my pleasure and so glad you enjoyed your visit to Orkney. Best Wishes More 

London
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

We stayed in their new self catering studio / cottage. Marina was very welcoming and helpful. She met us at the visitor centre and took us over to the studio. She had also left some things for us, like fudge and bread and milk, which was very thoughtful. The place was well equipped and immaculately kept. It was a 10... More 

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Avalon_House_Orkney, Owner at Avalon House, responded to this review

Thank you for kind review, it was my pleasure and so glad you enjoyed your visit to Orkney. Best Wishes More 

Canby, Oregon
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333 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Avalon House is a wonderful B&B, one of the best we've ever stayed at (and we've stayed at almost 150 different B&Bs). The advantages of Avalon start with the host, Marina. She is friendly, caring, and very helpful. The room we had was quite spacious with a bay view. Breakfast was special with interesting choices all well prepared. When we... More 

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Avalon_House_Orkney, Owner at Avalon House, responded to this review

Thank you for kind review, it was my pleasure and so glad you enjoyed your visit to Orkney. Best Wishes More 

Brussels, Belgium
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30 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

I stayed here for two nights in May 2016. The B&B is wonderful. The room had all the commodities you wouldn’t expect in this kind of establishments, including tea and coffee facilities and USB chargers. The bed was very good. Everything is rather new. Avalon House is 20 minutes walking distance from Kirkwall. Breakfast is awesome.

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Avalon_House_Orkney, Owner at Avalon House, responded to this review

Thank you for kind review, it was my pleasure and so glad you enjoyed your visit to Orkney. Best Wishes More 

Orlando, FL
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

Lovely B&B, large comfortable rooms, nicely decorated and spotlessly clean. But what really makes this place special is Marina--a friendly, kind and generous hostess. Breakfast was delicious with lots of choices.

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Avalon_House_Orkney, Owner at Avalon House, responded to this review

Thank you for kind review, it was my pleasure and so glad you enjoyed your visit to Orkney. Best Wishes More 

Hopeman, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

2nd time at Avalon Would highly recommend. Every aspect spot on and of the highest quality. Highlights include cracking powerful shower ,spacious rooms with modern decor and a breakfast that means you can skip lunch. Thanks Marina and I look forward to staying again.

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Avalon_House_Orkney, Owner at Avalon House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments! Hope to see you when you return to Orkney. Best Wishes - Marina More 

Little Rock, Arkansas
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

This is more like a small hotel with wonderful privacy. It is bright, owners are so nice, and it was a very lovely break after the too close quarters at our previous b&b. But...it didn't lose any of the home-like atmosphere provided in most b&b's. Marina offered to take us to town, a short distance but not walkable at night,... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about Avalon House

Address: Avalon Carness Road, Kirkwall KW15 1UE, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Kirkwall
Price Range: $90 - $93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Avalon House Kirkwall, Orkney Islands
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