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Avalon House
Ranked #7 of 26 Kirkwall B&B and Inns
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Best B&B”
Reviewed July 13, 2012 via mobile

All positive reviews are true.

Jane and Alistair very hospitable. Top class comfort and walk along the beautiful bay memorable.
A must for stay when visiting Kirkwall

Heather & Peter Fordyce

Stayed June 2012
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Broadford, Isle of Skye
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Reviewed July 13, 2012

From the friendly greeting by Jane to the superb bedroom to the great breakfast everything was 5* plus. Thank you so much for a great break we really hope we can visit again, this accommodation is simply one of the best anywhere. The room had everything and the bathroom so well designed with the best of showers. Jane is the most friendly and helpful host and cooks a really great breakfast. Loved it!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Muir of Ord, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 12, 2012

Avalon House has everything you could possibly hope for on holiday: the accommodation is worthy of the best hotels; comfort and quality are paramount; breakfasts are to live for (and can easily keep you going til dinner!); the rooms are immaculate and have everything you need, from toiletries to DVD players; and let's not forget the hosts who are welcoming and informative - full of suggestions and advice to make your trip more enjoyable and make sure you miss nothing! We had a fantastic stay and will be back for more. Many thanks!

Room Tip: All rooms are excellent and have been obviously finished to a very high standard.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Moray
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Reviewed June 17, 2012

Have just returned from a short break in beautiful Orkney. This was our second visit and we didn't hesitate to book in to Avalon House. Travelling with my mum, she has some mobility problems, but Avalon House is perfect; all on the level, wide doors, spacious rooms and comfortable beds. We were greeted by Jane on our arrival and it was like coming home! Spectacular breakfasts - every detail thought of (and remembered, so never had to ask twice).
The rooms are warm, clean and fresh and have everything you could think of (and some stuff you couldn't!) Avalon is really handy for Kirkwall (and every where else on Orkney) and has been the perfect base for us on two separate holidays- surely the best recommendation is to return! We will be back! Thank you Jane and Alastair, you made our holiday!!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Grangemouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 31, 2012

We stayed for 3 nights and found everything you could ever wish for - great bedroom, yummy breakfast, fantastic shower and jane was very friendly and helpful with local knowledge, we would definately return - thanks jane for a wonderful break

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Redmond, Oregon
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Reviewed May 19, 2012

I enjoyed the 4 star comforts and superb hospitality of Jane and Alistair in mid-April during an extended motor trip through Scotland. My only regret is that I did not plan for more time here. This is a brand new "purpose built" guest house in a lovely, quiet residential area, steps from the sea. Everything about Avalon House is truly first class.

And then there are the hosts. Jane and Alistair were perfect: super-helpful in every way, obtrusive in no way. You have it all here: peace, quiet, privacy, creature comforts galore, a fine breakfast, and, should you request it, all the assistance you might want.

I cannot recommend Avalon House too highly.

Room Tip: All are excellent.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
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Halden, Ostfold, Norway
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Reviewed May 11, 2012

We stayed in Avalon house for 4 nights. Wish we could have stayed longer and we would love to come back. Excellent breakfast,comfortable well equipped and clean room. Jane and Alistair are great hosts. Very highly recommended place to stay.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Avalon House
Address: Avalon Carness Road, Kirkwall KW15 1UE, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Kirkwall
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Kirkwall
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Avalon House Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

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