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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 May 2015

The hotel has been taken over by new owners who are very accommodating. Nothing was too much trouble, the food was great and the service could not be faulted! The rooms look fantastic as well and the price js very reasonable!

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Samantha B, Owner at The Shore, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on TripAdvisor. We are delighted that you enjoyed you stay with us and sincerely hope you visit again in the near future. Many thanks, Sam

Branscombe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 May 2015

A few little niggles with our stay at The Shore. First off we were kept waiting for ten minutes at reception before anyone came to check us in, despite ringing the bell several times - a bit frustrating after a day travelling and to be honest I was trying to phone another hotel when someone appeared. Secondly, I had requested...

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Samantha B, Owner at The Shore, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Obviously concerned to read that there were aspects of your stay that you were unhappy with. I would welcome the opportunity to discuss your review in more detail. Please do not hesitate to contact me on 01856 872200. Kind regards, Sam

United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 April 2015

The rooms have been refurbished and are very clean, warm and modern. The beds are very comfy and just in case you get cold a plentiful supply of extra blankets is available. The smell of food from the dining room/bar sometimes wafts up the stairs so you are definitely better on the top floor. This also gives you an excellent...

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Samantha B, Owner at The Shore, responded to this review

Thank you for your review following your visit to The Shore. Thank you for noting how happy you were with the "Hotel" aspects of your stay. I am unsure why there was no fruit or yogurt at breakfast as this should be a standard part of our service - I would welcome establishing the dates of your stay and discussing...

Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 April 2015

We recently spent a few days in Kirkwall and stayed at The Shore. The new owners were very hospitable and made us feel welcome. Our room was very comfortable, clean and spacious with a very comfortable bed and partial sea view. The breakfast was good and all in all a great stay especially as the weather was sunny most days.

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Samantha B, Owner at The Shore, responded to this review

Delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. What a week the weather was - it's not always like that - I promise! Please come and see us again - we'll order the sunshine..... Sam

Carnoustie, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 April 2015 via mobile

Stayed here in March 2015 with Theatre Group for a competition. Hotel was perfect for a mixed group of adults and teenagers. Rooms lovely all recently upgraded (nice touches the use of local soaps and shower gels so good I went and bought some to take home). Food good value and locally sourced again. Staff were lovely and really helpful...

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Samantha B, Owner at The Shore, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We enjoyed sharing the weekend with you all and hope we see you again very soon! With kind regards, Sam

Inverness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 March 2015

Was looking for accommodation for a long weekend in Kirkwall/Orkney. I've eaten many times in the Shore and been very impressed, so I thought I'd check this out. Booked a suite with two rooms accommodating three people. Newly refurbished rooms, very spacious, very clean, with an en-suite shower room, and all our needs were met with attention to detail including...

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Samantha B, Owner at The Shore, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind feedback. We all enjoyed having you stay with us and sincerely hope to see you all again. Special thanks to Bradley, for the wonderful trip down memory lane, it was lovely to recall the days listening to the Wombles with my sister when we were young. And more thanks for the shortbread -...

Edinburgh
Reviewed 18 March 2015

Just back from a return trip to The Shore. It was excellent last time and it was just as good this time! The rooms are lovely. Simply but tastefully furnished with everything needed for a short stay. Our bathroom was lovely and spacious with a good sized shower. The breakfast was excellent and plentiful and the staff so friendly and...

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Samantha B, Owner at The Shore, responded to this review

I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. I have shared your review with the rest of the team who get such pleasure when their work has helped ensure a pleasant stay for our guests. We hope you can come to see us again! Thank you. Sam Berston

Inverness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 February 2015

We would highly recommend this hotel as the views, comfort of rooms and so on is of a high quality. On fist appearance it looks like an inn with rooms, but that is just a facade. Staff very friendly and helped us with questions on where on visit and what to see. Overall a nice place to stay in Kirkwall...

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Karen C, Owner at The Shore, responded to this review

Thank you for your very positive review of your stay at The Shore. We are delighted that you found the rooms to be of a high quality and that the staff were friendly and helpful.

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 December 2014

I ate here in December 2014, with my family, as a pre-Christmas get-together. Admittedly it wasn't our first choice of restaurant (my parents live in Kirkwall, and have their favourites) as lots of placed were booked up, but I would definitely return. The menu had a huge and varied selection, some festive fare and some standard - and with clean...

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Karen C, General Manager at The Shore, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your lovely review. We are really pleased that your group all enjoyed their meals and that you found the staff helpful and accommodating.

Kirkwall, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 November 2014

We were shown to our room, which is a nice touch and something not seen very often these days. Our room faced out the front and was simply stunning. Very luxurious and welcoming. Quality bedding that was so comfortable. Lovely ensuite with nice Orkney made toiletries. Soft towels and bathrobes were a nice touch. We looked in the room but...

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Karen C, Owner at The Shore, responded to this review

Thank you for you splendid review. Your feedback is very much appreciated,

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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The Shore Inn the perfect stay overlooking the harbour in Orkney Islands. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Shore

Address: Shore Street, Kirkwall KW15 1LG, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Kirkwall
Price Range: RM334 - RM704 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Shore 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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