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Hildeval Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #4 of 26 Kirkwall B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Newcastle, Australia
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28 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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“Fantastic B&B”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Fantastic stay at this excellent B&B in Kirkwall. Gerry and Shirley made us feel very welcome and couldn't do enough for us. The room was great, clean and very comfortable. The breakfast area and the guest lounge has the best view in the world. You could just sit there all day and look at it. Breakfast was great and Gerry even made us smoked salmon and eggs. We would highly recommend this B&B to anyone. Thanks Gerry and Shirley!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 22, 2013

There are many places to stay in Kirkwall but one like the Hildeval won't be matched. It is tempting to keep this jewel to oneself but the service, hospitality and quality of acommodation has to be praised accordingly.

Location is superb, just off the beaten track (a 10 minute walk), excellent views, quiet and contemporary whilst keeping in with the sense of place.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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edinburgh
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

We stayed for six nights in May. Shirley and Gerry are really very welcoming. The breakfast was amazing and the view from the breakfast room can leave you speechless. Very clean and cosy place! Definitely made us feel like home.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed May 16, 2013

Well what can I say! Shirley and Gerry are the most hospitable owners who make you feel right at home from the minute you walk through the door. The room was clean, large with the best bed I think i've ever slept in. The bathroom was also large and spoltless as well. Breakfast was amazing with lots of choice and expertly cooked. The breakfast room is up the stairs allowing you to look out over Kirkwall and out to the bay thanks to a huge window that takes up the length of the wall. This was stunning especially with the snow added in! All in all a fantastic trip and I will be returning in the near future.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed May 11, 2013

We stayed for three nights in April. Shirley and Gerry made us feel most welcome and could not have been more helpful in ensuring our time in Orkney was great. Their B&b is modern, immaculate, and spacious. The beds were very comfortable, and we woke to lovely breakfasts, beautifully served every morning. Highest recommendation!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

We stayed there in the Easter break fro one night. Gerry & Shirley were very welcoming! Lovely breakfast and amazing view from the breakfast room. We could keep our bikes there too. Zara is a very friendly dog too!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed February 5, 2013

A lovely guest house and the most hospitable owners ever. Lovely breakfasts, big choice, including proper porridge and kipper served on nice crockery with cotton serviettes. The breakfast room is part of a large lounge with comfortable chairs/settee from which to look out on the sea from a large window. Nice room with comfortable bed and ensuite shower. I am going again in June. Kirkwall is also a lovely town and Orcadians are very friendly.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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Property: Hildeval Bed & Breakfast
Address: Hildeval Easthill, Kirkwall KW15 1LY, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Kirkwall
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Kirkwall
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Hildeval - 4 Star Bed and Breakfast Accommodation set in picturesque Kirkwall, only a short walk from Orkney College and the town centre. All of our rooms are en suite, with flat screen tv/radio/dvd, wifi access, hair dryer, steam iron and ironing board. Breakfast is served in the dining area which has stunning views of Kirkwall bay and Orkney's North Isles. At Hildeval Bed and Breakfast, we try our best to go the extra mile to make your stay at our guest house a pleasant and memorable one. We look forward to your visit. ... more   less 
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