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Merkister Hotel

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  • Average4%
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“loch harray”(45 reviews)
“residents lounge”(20 reviews)
“dining room”(27 reviews)
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3.0 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Good breakfasts and evening meals. Very popular with locals. Atmospheric bar. Very friendly staff who are knowledgeable. Stayed in Suite 1 with fabulous views of the loch and isle of Hoy in the distance. The room was warm, comfortable, spacious and well appointed. The owner...More

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Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

We arrived late afternoon on a cold wet day. First thing we noticed was the smell of stale frying and some strong fuel. Second negative was our room was freezing and there was no central heating. The room had a convector heater..would gave been nice...More

Thank Elaine M
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Excellent week spent in the Merkister Hotel. Staff very welcoming, friendly and attentive. The food was first class and we absolutely loved every minute of our stay. Perfect location for exploring the archaeological sites of Orkney's mainland. Also a superb base for sea kayaking. Really...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

I would certainly recommend this hotel to anyone wanting a peaceful stay in quiet surroundings. The staff are wonderful (friendly and welcoming with a great knowledge of the island). The evening meals from the bar are tasty with perfect portion sizes and the breakfasts are...More

Thank keatk87
Reviewed 2 October 2017

I stayed her for three nights at the end of September. The best thing about the place were the staff- you felt they really wanted you there. The food was also very very good. We ate in the bar (packed with locals-always a good sign)...More

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Free Parking
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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US$84 - US$153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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Price range
US$84 - US$153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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Fredled2014
4 December 2014|
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Response from lorna m | Property representative |
Room cost incl of Breakfast Standard Double £150 per night Loch View Kingsize £ 180 Superior Garden Room £ 218
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Fredled2014
30 November 2014|
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Hello We have a few types of rooms, this is the available at this time 29th, 30th & 31st May Loch View Kingsize 3 Nights Bed & Breakfast £ 270pp Superior Garden Room 3 Nights Bed & Breakfast £ 327pp
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Fredled2014
30 November 2014|
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Response from lorna m | Property representative |
We have a few types of rooms, this is the available at this time 1st, 2nd & 3rd June Standard Double 3 Nights Bed & Breakfast £ 225pp Superior Garden Room 3 Nights Bed & Breakfast £ 327pp 2 days ago
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"Room with a loch view is recommended."
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"Gotta say - a room with a view over the Loch is desirable but not sure how to get one... no elevator though..."
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"I simply could not fault in any way the suites on offer in the small annexe to the hotel - peace and quiet..."
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"Asked for a room over looking the loch."
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