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Smithfield Hotel

A986, Dounby KW17 2HT Scotland
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See why so many travelers make Smithfield Hotel their hotel of choice when visiting Dounby. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a quaint setting with an array of amenities designed for travelers like you.

You can take advantage of some of the amenities offered by Smithfield Hotel, including baggage storage. In addition, guests can enjoy a lounge during their visit. As an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

If you like crab, Smithfield Hotel is conveniently located near Smithfield Hotel Restaurant, which is known for serving up this local favorite.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Smithfield Hotel as you experience all of the things Dounby has to offer.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Special diet menus
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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14janey wrote a review Jun 12
Aberdeen, United Kingdom58 contributions24 helpful votes
First class meal during a visit north. We got an apology from the waiting staff as there was a short wait for the stuffed chicken breasts to be cooked, but worth that wait!! food served really well and for those who like a sweet then hard to fault the sticky toffee pudding with lashings of sauce (and cream)
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Date of stay: June 2021
Room Tip: not sure as only went for a meal
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Christopher B wrote a review Oct 2019
27 contributions12 helpful votes
Stayed here for a business trip to Orkney. Been a while since I last stayed here. A few changes, including an all day cafe, which is excellent. A pity the lounge bar has been replaced with a too large restaurant,leaving a public bar complete with pool table,darts boards and large TV. Noisy when the locals are in !! The accommodation is fine for an Inn and good value when compared with Kirkwall. Food is generally good, especially seafood. I did have one very disappointing main course of pork.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Trip type: Traveled on business
Lone H wrote a review Aug 2019
Bergen, Norway14 contributions
Walked the St. Magnus Way and needed two nights in the same place so chose Dounby to visit Orkney Brewery and Scara Brae (both within walking distance from the Smithfield - if you like walking). The hotel is nice and the people are very helpful. The bar has good beer and cider and the restaurant is very stylish - we vere surprised to find this in a village, but visited it and got very good food. For non-walkers the local taxi can bring you to and collect you from the sights. Local arts and crafts in the shops in Dounby.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Vic C wrote a review Aug 2019
4 contributions1 helpful vote
The Smithfield Hotel has a cafe at the front of the hotel in a conservatory, which gets very hot, although they do have another room inside. The place is badly managed with one young lad dealing with orders and payments. He also serves the tea/coffee when you order, it would be helpful if a tray was provided as it is difficult making several trips to the counter to carry various cups and teapots. We ordered ham sandwiches, however, I was surprised to get one thin piece of processed ham in the sandwich instead of decent ham prepared on the premises. The place is a mess and needs properly staffing and managing. In previous years we used to get lunch in the lounge bar, which at that time was very good. Now I would not recommend it for lunch.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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paxoT wrote a review Jul 2019
Alsager, United Kingdom17 contributions2 helpful votes
Had one of the best meals out for a long time. Four of us in our party thoroughly enjoyed the meal. They have an interesting menu, that really was backed up by the taste experience. Polite and efficient service too. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
$128 - $152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomScotlandOrkney IslandsMainlandDounby
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Frequently Asked Questions about Smithfield Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Smithfield Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Skara Brae (4.0 miles), Ness of Brodgar (5.0 miles), and Barony Mill (4.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Smithfield Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Smithfield Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Smithfield Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Smithfield Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Birsay Bay Tearoom, Orkney Brewery, and Smithfield Hotel Restaurant.
Are there any historical sites close to Smithfield Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Skara Brae (4.0 miles), Barony Mill (4.8 miles), and Ring of Brodgar (3.9 miles).