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“Evening meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Smithfield Hotel

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Smithfield Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Dounby
Certificate of Excellence
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37 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Evening meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

Have been here for dinner now a few times and it has been fabulous each time. Lovely fresh ingredients well cooked. Greay service and very good value. And unlike many other establishments in orkney even the vegetables are lovely. Have never stayed over but if the quality if the meals is anything to go by I would love to. I would certainly recommend for an evening meal. Lovely wee place.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Tomintoul, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2013

Stayed here for two nights with my daughter. It is perfectly situated for visiting the ancient monuments in Orkney, being central to all of the ones we were interested in seeing.
Greeted at the door, and shown to our room
The room was clean and well furnished, the beds comfortable, and facilities were in great order.
Breakfast was filling and plentiful, and lasted all day till we got back at night.
The bar was welcoming, and the locals were friendly. Ate both nights in the restaurant, and the food was superb. Would recommend the hotel to anyone visiting the islands

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Staffin, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013

Ok - the hotel was ok too! It is old fashioned but it is on Orkney so don't expect City delights. It is clean - I had loads of toilet paper (just read another review complaining of the lack of the stuff) and had no problem filling in the form the night beforehand regarding the breakfast. The second night we were there we tried the restaurant and I have to say the food was excellent. Don't really have much more to add - it is what it is. The owners are very welcoming and the staff were lovely.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Red Deer, Canada
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

We stayed here for three nights. Dounby is about 15 miles from either of the two towns on the mainland of Orkney but it is very well located in terms of touring the major attractions such as Skara Brae, Maeshowe, Brough of Birsay, Skaill Bay, etc. We were late arriving but Ivy greeted us and made us a meal even though it was after 9pm. The pub was really a family recreation room and our grandchildren had a wonderful time playing pool and darts. The proprietor was very friendly and we truly felt like welcome guests. There was a selection of breakfast choices which were served promptly and as requested. This is a very old, small hotel which has had modern amenities such as ensuite bathrooms added as an afterthought but they were well done and the rooms were clean and comfortable. They have a new restaurant added at the back of the hotel which does excellent evening meals.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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London
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34 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2013

We stayed there for 3 nights and there are some good and bad points. The decor is dated. I had to keep reminding the staff to replenish the toilet paper, shower gel etc. I could have got some from the co op opposite. Guests are expected to complete a card the night before stating their breakfast options. Despite this we and the other guests had a long wait to be served. On a positive note, the breakfasts were good, the owner was friendly and helpful as were the staff when reminded of requirements

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2013

Came here for dinner when staying in Deerness. The food was of a good quality and very fresh. The scallops were a highlight as was the Orkney fudge cheesecake, which can be a bit of a stodgefest, but in this case was light and delicious. Would definitely return as there were many things on the menu which we fancy trying.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Cleveland, Ohio
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36 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2013

our room was somewhat dated and really too small for the two of us and all our luggage. Very easy to find at the crossroads in Dounby. small co-op store across street good for beer and shacks. I am not a breakfast person so did not partake of full breakfast but the potatoes and toast are good. service I would rate way higher--nothing was too much of a bother. even took phone messages for us so we didn't have to use our US phone!

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Smithfield Hotel
Address: Dounby, Dounby KW17 2HT, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Dounby
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Dounby
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 7
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