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Florida
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5 reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Benmora B&B was a great place to stay. Carolyn was a warm and wonderful host, and was willing to do anything to make the stay comfortable and pleasant. The home was spotless--certainly cleaner than any hotel or inn I have ever seen. The view from the breakfast room was stunning, as well as from the room I stayed in.... More 

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

We stayed here in March 2016 for 2 nights. Host was welcoming even though we arrived late due to ferry. Room was lovely, warm and clean. Had tea making, tv and on suite shower room. We were advised to write what we wanted for breakfast and nothing was to much hassell. There was plenty of choice for cereal etc and... More 

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Hagen, Germany
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57 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

I have chosen Benmora beause of the close location to the city centre,and because of the reviews.My expectations were exceeded.My room was huge and spotlessly clean,with a great view across the harbour.Carolyn is a fantastic host,who provides a great breakfast,nothing is to much trouble.I don't want to repeat everything written in the other reviews,as they speak for themselves. I think... More 

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Thank Martin S
Ottawa, Canada
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83 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Benmora and our host Carolyn were the perfect home base for my wife and I during our 6 days on Orkney. The rooms were immaculate, the shower was one of the best I've experienced (great pressure!) and the breakfasts were hearty and delicious. Much of the breakfast is local produce. The breakfast nook and the guest lounge overlook the harbour... More 

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Thank Greg M
Canberra, Australia
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27 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 September 2016

Carolyn runs a very organised and hospitable BnB not far from the centre of Kirkwall. Our room had 2 single beds, was very clean and had everything we needed. The shower and bathroom were large and very clean. Breakfast was good, setting us up for the day - all with a view over the harbour. Carolyn was most accommodating due... More 

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Thank wheresthebarandcafe
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

We spent four nights at Benmora and couldn't have asked for a nicer place or a more hospitable host. Conveniently situated for town, bus station etc. Clean and comfortable, and the breakfast is magnificent. Tip: take your binoculars to breakfast, because the view is out over the harbour. Bird-watching in comfort.

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Powell River, Canada
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Reviewed 15 August 2016

I too arrived without my luggage - and, in my case, since it was a carry-on that, for some reason, I was not allowed to valet in Edinburgh, I actually arrived without money or clothes. Carolyn was more than sympathetic & made sure that she did everything possible to ensure that the bag was returned to me in proper order.... More 

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128 reviews
30 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

We stayed with the lovely Carolyn at Benmora for 4 nights at the beginning of July. The room was spacious with comfy twin beds and a large ensuite shower room. We had our own fridge in the room which Carolyn kept stocked with fresh milk and bottled water and there was an endless supply of chocolate biscuits appeared on the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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43 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

Because we did not have a car, and were walking from the bus depot, our most important criterion was accommodation within walking distance of the town centre. Benmora was the perfect choice. It's an easy, flat walk of about 15 minutes from the bus station and about 10 minutes back to St Magnus Cathedral. Secondly, it's always pleasant to have... More 

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Thank RJB72
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4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Carolyn retrieved our lost luggage before we arrived and drove us to our dinner meeting to meet cousins just in time. Whew, without her generous help the evening would have been a disaster. If ever you're planning a three to seven day trip to Orkney, stay at the Benmora B&B. Spacious rooms. Comfortable beds and wonderful breakfasts. And, the site... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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Additional Information about Benmora B&B

Address: Ben Mora Cromwell Road, Kirkwall KW15 1LN, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Kirkwall
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Benmora B&B Kirkwall, Orkney Islands
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“Room 3 has the beautiful harbor view, with St. Magnus Cathedral in the distance.”
 of 5 bubbles JoCombs, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are modern and fresh”
 of 5 bubbles orkney90, 18 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Rooms overlooking the harbour have best views and will be quieter”
 of 5 bubbles pedantraveller, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Only one room has a harbour view but the two other rooms facing the road are quiet and comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles scliff68, 2 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Book early XXX”
 of 5 bubbles HappyHayling, 20 Nov 2015 | Read review
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