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Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed one night during a cycling trip. The staff were really helpful in getting the bikes stored an then ready for an early start the next day. The restaurant was very busy with lots of locals ( always a good sign) and our food both in the evening and at breakfast was excellent quality and really good value. Would happily... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First visit to Orkney and the Sands was a perfect place to stay. Room excellent, food (breakfast and dinner) both of the same very high standard. Good range of choices on menu with several dishes marked as gluten-free. Very helpful and attentive staff and perfect location for St Margarets Hope ferry. Will definitely be back.

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North London
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343 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Clean, nice accommodation, helpful staff and wonderful quality breakfast and comfortable beds. The location is very good for plenty of sites especially Tomb of the Eagles, Italian Chapel, Churchill Barriers and delightful St Margarets Hope. There were a few minor niggles, but nothing serious to undermine the service or hospitality. Just all very underwhelming in terms of decor, ambience and... More 

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Vonore, Tennessee
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842 reviews
145 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 951 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed 4 nights and we were sorry to leave. We had a room on the top floor (3rd floor to us) with two flights of stairs. I was able to navigate the stairs easily even with a leg injury. Astrid also offered to assist with luggage. She was wonderful throughout our stay. The room was very comfortable with a... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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68 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

location, rooms, staff and pejple made this place for me. i was not expecting locals to be so friendly and kind. staff on duty, Emma Brown was coutorous, helpful but professional. drinks were nice tried some rare whiskies and gin. must go and enjoy the orgadian hospitality

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here for one night prior to getting the ferry back to the mainland from neighbouring village. Loads of free parking. Staff very helpful. Family room (at the top of the building - no lift but only 2 flights of stairs) could not be faulted. The decoration was lovely and very appropriate to the hotels location. Our room had fabulous... More 

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Helmsdale, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found this Hotel by chance and booked a meal for the following night,the meal was fantastic and the staff were excellent.We could not fault this place and the view from the dining room was breathtaking,if you choose to dine here you need to book in advance.The menu is quality and the presentation of the food is quality,this place is worth... More 

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Kemnay, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very comfortable room, cosy bathroom great shower especially welcoming after a dampish day driving on Orkney in Caterham 7's! It was part of our NC500 trip but we couldn't resist a wee detour to Orkney and so glad we did. Lovely dinner and a warm welcome in the bar. Breakfast set us up perfectly for our return crossing to the... More 

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Ceres, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even though they were busy they went out of their way to find us a table to eat. The service was excellent. Staff were friendly & informative. Lovely food and presentation. Very filling and great value. Will be back again & recommending to others.

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Frankston, Australia
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57 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel has a all the amenities you require with excellent service and food. We had an excellent dinner and the breakfast was the best we had whilst in the UK - offered 4 types of fish was certainly unique for breakfast - kippers, smokeys, smoked salmon and herrings in oatmeal!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Meeting Rooms

Additional Information about Sands Hotel

Address: Sands Motel Pier Road, Burray Village KW17 2SS, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Burray > Burray Village
Price Range: $122 - $263 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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Also Known As:
Sands Hotel Burray Village
Sands Hotel Burray, Orkney Islands
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