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Standing Stones Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Stenness
Dillonvale, OH
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21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good food, location, staff”
Reviewed July 17, 2012 via mobile

Two nights here, found the staff welcoming and efficient. Room decor is basic but comfortable, clean, and homey. Bar food quite good. Entertainment on Fri nite can be heard in rooms but not too disturbing. Location is terrific for touring Orkney. Parking is ample, and the Standing Stones can be seen just across the water.

Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed July 16, 2012

I stayed here for the last week in June, part of a fairly large (15) party of photographers. The hotel looked afters us very well, taking our dinner orders en masse each evening before we went to the dining room so that we could all eat together.

Decor in bedrooms/bathrooms needs updating but all was clean and working - no problem with my shower which is always a test for me! The young couple who recently took over the hotel are working very very hard to get the property to where they want it to be.

I agree with Ken B that some of the wait staff need more training, and more local fish on the menu would have been nice. The food is homecooked to order so you can understand to a certain extent that the menu is a little limited - wastage would cost the hotel dearly. All the food was very good and all the staff very friendly.

I would happily recommend this hotel to anyone travelling to Orkney, be it on business or for pleasure. I would stay here again with no hesitation.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Tarporley, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed June 19, 2012

Pleasant Hotel and eating house - Good food - you could do with more local fish on the menu
Staff need more training

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Shreveport, Louisiana
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Reviewed May 3, 2012

Just spent 2 nights 23 & 24 April 2012 at Standing Stones Hotel In the Orkney Islands. Great experience. Room comfortable, smallish,but vey clean! soft beds,towels fluffy and large. tea maker in the room,however could get coffee downstairs. View of the Standing Stones from our window. Hotel is under new management...chef is very good had delicious dinners both nights.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Kingston, Canada
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Reviewed September 26, 2011

We stayed here for a week while exploring Orkney. The staff were wonderfully helpful and the hotel itself has lovely views of the Standing Stones. The food in the restaurant and pub was delightful: locally-sourced food, beautifully prepared and presented. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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Inverness, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 6, 2011

Stayed here whilst working on Orkney for a few days!

Nice hotel for what I needed it for. WiFi signal was a bit dodgy in the rooms but fine down stairs in the bar/ restaraunt. They were going to check this out so should be sorted by now!
good selection of food available too.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
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Durham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 18, 2011

We spent two nights here on an 11 day tour of Scotland and thoroughly enjoyed it. Our room was bright and clean with superb views over the Loch and various groups of standing stones. Our welcome was warm and the service received personal and attentive throughout. It is rather pub-like as someone has pointed out, but the bar meals are great (both for value and quality) and the general atmosphere is cheerful without being noisy or impersonal; given that there are few such institutions in the area (hence little other choice locally for dining) it is to the credit of the staff and management that the food is so good, varied and fairly priced. The setting right in the heart of one of the world's great historical sites needs to be seen to be appreciated; we spent breakfast time (an excellent meal in every way) looking over the loch through the panoramic windows and feeling in seventh heaven. Recommended without hesitation.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Standing Stones Hotel
Address: Stenness, Stenness KW16 3JX, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Stenness
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Stenness
Hotel Class:3 star — Standing Stones Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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