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The INN Guest House
Ranked #1 of 2 St. Mary's B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“A beautiful B & B with lovely staff”
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Stayed here with friends and family for a wedding. Owner could not have been more accommodating. Went above and beyond the call of duty on several occasions. Rooms were spotless, warm and welcoming, facilities were excellent (good wi-fi in every room) and the cooked breakfasts were delicious. Couldn't recommend it highly enough.

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Reviewed July 21, 2013

We needed somewhere to stay after traveling down from Shetland on the ferry which arrives in Kirkwall at aprox. 11pm. The INN Guest House are used to this & is taken care of when you state your time of arrival when booking on the website.
The owners are both pleasant & helpful.
The en-suite room was very clean & like the rest of the interior appeared new refurbished.
The breakfast is very good. Both in choice, quality & quantity.

Room Tip: Room 5 plus one other is on the second floor. But the stairs were not a problem. I don't know ab...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Westray, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

I stayed here for my wedding alongwith my mum and family. Shona the owner was lovely, she could not do enough for us. It was like a home from home. The b and b was very clean, the beds were very comfortable and the breakfasts were excellent. Shona is also very dog friendly which is a bonus for anyone travelling with pets. However despite allowing dogs to stay the b and b was very clean and you would never have thought pets were allowed due to the levels of cleanliness. The views are lovely and I would recommend the Inn Guest House.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

I and my family stayed here while preparing for my daughter's wedding in Orkney. We booked out the guest house and Shona (the owner) couldn't do enough for us. She was welcoming, friendly, helpful and it felt like we were staying with friends. The rooms were extremely comfortable and immaculate. The breakfasts were huge and even my strapping sons struggled to eat everything. My daughter left from the guest house and Shona took photographs, kept us calm and even provided Prosecco for us. She even came to the Cathedral to see the wedding. I would recommend the Inn to anyone staying in Orkney. The views from the rooms are lovely overlooking Scapa Flow. There is a nearby restaurant where you can eat in the evening but it is only open at the weekends although there is plenty of choice in Kirkwall. We will definitely be back.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

Friendly and welcoming owner, great location for a b&b - quiet with sea views. Modern, clean and comfortable rooms. Good breakfast but few places to eat close by in the evenings, but driving on Orkney is rarely a problem.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed July 2, 2013 via mobile

Nice owners, spacious and clean rooms, good shower facilities, excellent breakfast and a quiet location with a nice view. Not for those who needs city life in the evening. Stayed for 4 days and enjoyed it very much.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

I stayed here for 7 nights and can't find the slightest fault. The decor is light and modern, my room was clean, comfortable and nicely furnished with a lovely view over Scapa Flow to the south. I've certainly stayed in worse rooms in big, expensive hotels. The food was well cooked and plentiful and nothing was too much trouble for Shona, the hostess.

I don't know why some people write reviews and complain about the weather or the fact that it gets dark early in Orkney in the winter - that's hardly the fault of the accomodation (although I visited in midsummer and the weather was lovely). This review is about The Inn Guest House and I really can't recommend it more highly.

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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
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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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