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Grangemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 May 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

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Redmond, Oregon
Reviewed 20 May 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...

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Halden, Ostfold, Norway
Reviewed 11 May 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.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 January 2012

Stayed in Avalon house for 3 nights in summer. Very clean and comfortable. Jane was very welcoming and helpful with local information. Great breakfast. Only disappointment was the view from the bedroom was on to the car park but the view from the dining room was lovely.

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Santiago, Chile
Reviewed 10 October 2011

I stayed 3 nights at Avalon House and I think it is excellent. Every detail is taken care of. It is minutes away form center of Kirwall by car and about 15 min walking distance. Spotlessly clean, big confortable rooms, great breakfast and warm atmosphere make you want to stay . At night the only sound you hear is the...

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Phelan, California
Reviewed 10 October 2011

A wonderful stay! Jane and Alistair went above and beyond all expectations as hosts. Jane went as far as following up with the airlines on our lost luggage. The breakfasts were not only delicious but all guests were welcomed as if Jane and Alistair were hosting family members. The rooms were very comfortable and clean, all needs were met. Michelle...

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Inverness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 October 2011

We recently stayed here as part of a short holiday in Scotland. Jane our host emailed in advance to make sure everything we needed was in place, which was a lovely touch. The room was very spacious and spotlessly clean. The large room and bathroom was very family friendly too. Breakfast was second to none. A great place to stay,...

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 20 September 2011

What great hosts and accommodations. We came in on the Ferry from Lerwick...late at night and couldn't get a rental car until the next morning. No problem, Jane arranged a cab for us and Alastair was up to greet us and get us into a great room. We filled out our breakfast menu selections nightly and we were wrapped in...

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Reviewed 21 August 2011

Can only echo what has been written already. Fantastic B&B great location with fantastic views from the bedroom and dining room over breakfast. We stayed with two teenage boys and there was more than enough room in the family room with plenty of space to spare. It's the small touches that make the big difference and the bath is wonderful...

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Retired in Wisconsin
Reviewed 19 August 2011

Immaculate facilities -- thoughtful, knowledgeable, professional and friendly service -- excellent location for Kirkwall attractions and touring Mainland Orkney & other islands. Of the four b & bs we stayed in during a 2-week vacation in northern England and various Scottish spots Avalon House easily comes out as The Best for creature comforts of all kinds. Terrific shower, sunsets from...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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Address: Avalon Carness Road, Kirkwall KW15 1UE, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Kirkwall
Price Range: RM381 - RM392 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“Our room overlooked car park and was fine.”
 of 5 bubbles anita201607, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“From Kirkwall, it's walkable or a short taxi ride. If walking back, carry a torch as some of the roads are unlit!”
 of 5 bubbles anthony_rat, 14 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Very quiet area, and all rooms will be excellent”
 of 5 bubbles V1464QOlindam, 17 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Room 5 has a view of the sea, however room 4 was still a lovely room”
 of 5 bubbles frankw242, 3 Aug 2014 | Read review
“What's not to like??!!”
 of 5 bubbles HongKongFace, 20 Jun 2014 | Read review
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