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Seattle
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85 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived on the ferry from Aberdeen at 11:30PM. The hotel allows check in for passengers arriving on this ferry, making it a convenient choice. We did have to find an employee in the bar to come over and check us in, as the buzzer by the desk did not seem to alert them of our presence. We were tired... More 

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UK
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76 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The staff were friendly but we did not really get to see them as children are not allowed in the bar/restaurant so we were very separate. We stayed in room 6 which would have had a lovely view of the harbour (unfortunately covered in scaffolding during our stay). The bed was fine, and the single and roll away extra bed... More 

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Thank RachSB
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

A lovely traditional hotel right on the harbour. Everything you could ask for, clean, very comfortable and friendly. Lady at reception gave us loads of good tips. Parking outside is free despite what the signs say

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here recently and were very impressed. The lady at the front desk was very friendly, courteous, and helpful, the room was nicely furnished and clean, and the food at the restaurant was divine. Highly recommended.

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Perth
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80 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Very happy with this local pub where we stayed for 4 nights. It is very well located right on the waterfront and our room which was very comfortable looked directly over the harbour. It is just a short walk around the corner to the town centre and attractions. We dined in the restaurant and enjoyed drinks with very friendly locals... More 

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Aberdeen
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32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Spent last weekend there. À lovely welcoming hotel. Great staff and very comfortable room. Food was good, breakfast was great. Scrambled eggs on toast Saturday and Sunday were good on Monday they were excellent, best hotel scrambled eggs I have ever had. Very central plenty parking.

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Queensland, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We were unaware when we booked that the Orkney Rock Festival was on and the St Ola Hotel was one of the venues. Upon checkin, we were a little worried about the possible noise as the main act wasn't due on stage until after 11pm. But our room was well away from the sound of the bands. The only noise... More 

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Wanting a nice lunch whilst visiting Kirkwall last week we asked a local for a recommendation. She said the Ola hotel was good and she wasn't wrong. We had a great light lunch with good wine, very friendly and happy atmosphere and a very reasonable bill. Well done St. Ola.

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Berwick-upon-Tweed, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I was wandering around Kirkwall and happened upon this hotel . I was attracted in by the reasonable prices on the menu and the free Wi-Fi sign . I was met by a nice friendly young lady who showed me to my table and took my order . I chose wisely and had the Orkney beer battered haddock washed down... More 

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Lossiemouth, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016

I have used this hotel before and returned again this year and had lunch and an evening meal, I was warmly greeted on both occasions and shown to a table. The food is of the Pub style but the quality is excellent and I would not hesitate in recommending this hotel as a nice place to eat in Kirkwall for... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The St Ola Hotel is situated in the heart of Kirkwall on the picturesque waterfront. We offer beautiful comfortable rooms, 2 very friendly bars and homemade food using the finest local produce on our all day menu. ... more   less 

Additional Information about St. Ola Hotel

Address: Harbour Street, Kirkwall KW15 1LE, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Kirkwall
Price Range: £66 - £88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — St. Ola Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Overlook the harbour for great views.”
 of 5 bubbles 400stuarts, 24 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Only had lunch there”
 of 5 bubbles looe97, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Avoid room 1 as its over the front of the hotel, so if it's busy in the bar, it gets noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles LJC1, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room which is NOT above the bar/restaurant”
 of 5 bubbles dnh5023, 9 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Beautiful harbour location.”
 of 5 bubbles TrinaOrkney_Scotland, 4 Aug 2016 | Read review
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