A good nights sleep is what everyone wants when they have to leave their own bed. I was worried having read a previous review which mentioned a noisy extractor or air con unit heard from room 201 (the very room i had booked). I bit the bullet and emailed Sheila at the hotel who was mystified and personally checked the room. There is no noise!!! I have stayed in other hotels in Kirkwall and there is some noise along the front from pubs/traffic in high season or from snoring people heard through thin partition walls (!!). My experience in room 201 under the eaves was trouble and noise free and we slept soundly. Booking was efficient and swift as was the handling of our upgrade as I wanted a room with a bath. What a bath we got. we are both 5ft10 and we could almost strecth out in the bath..it was even longer than the one we have at home. There was also a shower in the very spacious bathroom and an oversize heated towel rail which is very necessary in Orkney and much appreciated. The room had two flat screen TVs, tea and coffee making facilites (including herb tea, decaff and biscuits), hairdryer and complimentary mineral water which was a very smart touch.
The thing that lets the hotel down if I had to spell it out are the communal areas. I personally didn't like the Bothy Bar where breakfast was served. It felt rather dark and didn't seem to match up with the decor of the room which was light and modern. The breakfast was Ok, varied and plentiful and I'd give it 7/10 as no decaffeinated filter coffee and the juice and croissants ran out.
The staff were very efficient and helpful, rooms exceptionally clean. Signage could be better..a sign on the side of the property nearest the carpark or at the rear might be helpful to people unfamiliar with its location of better location map on website? Just a thought as others have found it tricky to find. All in all though I would receommend the room we stayed in for two nights as a comfortable place to retire to at the end of a busy day.
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