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“Couldn't recommend more highly” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The INN Guest House
Ranked #1 of 2 St. Mary's B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Lincoln, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Couldn't recommend more highly”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2012

This is a slightly belated review, but my good memories of The Inn will last a long time. Simply how a B&B should be - a wonderful, warm, friendly and local host who genuinely cares about her guests' happiness. Clean, well equipped rooms with wonderful views, and a great location for exploring the major sites of the island. The food was perfectly cooked and abundant, with lots of choice and special requests handled wonderfully.

If there's a room available when you want to visit, then book it quickly before somebody else does!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Morecambe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2012

its a real shame our visit wasn't longer here because we found the perfect place for a Orkney visit.
We will be going back to stay at the INN as soon as work allows, wonderful people, fantastic location and a top quality breakfast, what more is there to say? cant fault the rooms, they wanted for nothing.
We wont hesitate to recommend the Inn to everyone we know and we do know what we are talking about as we run a guest house of our own.
thank you Shona & Mike for everything

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Alan W
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Solihull
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2012

Great location- handy for Gils Bay/St Margarets Hope Ferry and Kirkwalll, watch seals swimming in the bay from the bedroom window. Immaculately clean and tidy in an IKEA kind of way. All mod cons (including Sky TV and WIFI. Great breakfasts (plus snacks and lounge. Welcoming with sound advice for good visits and meals out. Returned from birthday dinner to find chocs and a bottle of fizz... so also kind and considerate. Book today!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

My American friend and I stayed 4 nights in spring 2011. Shona, our hostess, was very welcoming,wonderfully cheerful and very friendly. She is obviously dedicated to making her guests feel as relaxed and as at home as possible. Our room was immaculate, tastefully furnished and the breakfast was extremely good with a great chocie of freshly cooked hot dishes.The friendly atmosphere and lovely dining room made breakfast a very sociable occasion. My friend was very sad to leave The Inn and Orkney, and made me promise to take her back one day! Highly recommended and Shona is the perfect Guest House hostess and a lovely person to know.

Room Tip: Go via the Gills Bay ferry which itself is quite an experience itself!. From the ferry terminal at S...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Peter H
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Dublin Ireland
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32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2012

I just loved the location, Shona is such a lovely woman and lively, I wish her the best, she's on the right track. The breakfast she served us was amazing, we got served tomatoes from her garden, she was always chatty and always up for a joke. She has a 5 star service for a B&B, I slept in more expensive hotels that wouldn't match, not even by far what I got at The Inn B&B.

Room Tip: Me and my friend got really good rooms, the top ones. Although they were facing the road, it was so...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Luis P
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Vancouver
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20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2012

Exceptionally clean and well presented in every aspect. Use of locally sourced food was appreciated. Breakfasts are outstanding.Shona is very helpful and knowledgeable about the area.Just wished our stay could have been longer but do hope to return.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Outer London
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83 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2012

Wonderful room with views over the small beach opposite. Comfortable bed, spotless throughout, modern decor with lovely breafast room / guest sitting room. Conveniently located in the "middle". Very friendly, helpful owner. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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Property: The INN Guest House
Address: The Inn St. Mary's The Inn | Holm, St. Mary's KW17 2RT, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > St. Mary's
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in St. Mary's
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The INN Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
New en-suite guesthouse located on the waterfront with sea views. Ideal location for sightseeing, fishing, walks or business trips. On main bus route with restaurant and bar 10 minutes walk away. ... more   less 
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