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The Foveran

Foveran Foveran Foveran St.Ola, Kirkwall KW15 1SF Scotland
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#1 of 10 hotels in Kirkwall
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At the Foveran, we offer a warm welcome, relaxed dining and eight comfortable en-suite rooms. Set in open countryside with stunning views over historic Scapa Flow, only a few miles from Kirkwall, an ideal base to explore the unspoilt splendour of Orkney.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Wine / champagne
Highchairs available
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Flatscreen TV
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Eur0crat wrote a review 22 Jul
4 contributions3 helpful votes
Having dined at the Foveran on several occasions over the years previously and enjoyed the excellent cuisine, I had the opportunity recently to stay there for 4 days. This visit confirmed and reinforced my opinion that Paul Doull and his staff provide really first-class hospitality. The dining experience - cooking, service, ambience - is unbeatable and excellent value for money. My bedroom was spotless, simply furnished but very comfortable, with a light and airy en-suite. Breakfast offers all you could possibly wish for and if hot is your preference, everything is freshly cooked to order. All this, plus a peaceful location with beautiful views over Scapa Flow. Easy travelling to all of Mainland and, if travelling to the outer islands, within 10 minutes of Kirkwall airport and ferries, and 10 minutes to Stromness. Altogether perfect!
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Date of stay: July 2021
mrspooka wrote a review Jun 2021
Monifieth, United Kingdom61 contributions22 helpful votes
4 night break away Had a wonderful 4 night stay last week at The Foveran for a short break on Orkney Arrived on our motorcycle to warm reception from receptionist and later from the owner who kindly arranged some snacks as we were too late for dinner . Room was pleasantly roomy,warm and comfortably funrnished with walk-in shower and also had a sofa to watch TV. Breakfast was excellent with plenty of choices and also fabulous home made breads, Dinners were fantastic with fresh seafood (and other choices!)and inventive desserts that were delicious Staff couldnt be more helpful or friendly and I woudnt hesitate to reccomend this establishmnet if you are a foodie,like a dining room with a view and appreciate the effort of the owners ,waiting staff and the chefs to make your stay a good one . This might be our only break away due to covid this year and it certainly was a memorable one with special thanks to Paul and Roddy
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Pamela R wrote a review Aug 2020
4 contributions
Foveran had just undergone a renovation and installation of a new kitchen and had hurriedly re-opened to accommodate us after a lengthy closure. Despite this , everything was perfect- truly fantastic food ,sparkling clean and tasteful premises. Am looking forward to returning.
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Date of stay: September 2019
Dr Matt Crane wrote a review Mar 2020
Dalgety Bay, United Kingdom9 contributions13 helpful votes
An average meal let down by a rude, offensive manager who was determined to provoke a disturbance. Clearly the reasonable request to pay the bill without our overseas guests being invovled, since it was their birthday meal, was something the manager could not cope with. Our guests had requested to pay the bill, but for reasons stated that is not something that any reasonable person would accept. Ruined what could have been a good evening.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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May Harper wrote a review Feb 2020
Stenness, United Kingdom5 contributions2 helpful votes
I was treated to a meal here at The Fovern by my daughter....what a lovely surprise! From the moment we arrived the girls were very welcoming and made you feel at home. We had drinks by the log fire which was lovely and cosy as it was such a wintery night. We were then taken to our table when our food was ready and what can i say.....absolutely delicious. We really did not need the sweet as we were full up......but we had already noticed the lemon curd and raspberry eton mess on the menu and we just couldn't resist...YUMMY!!! Go on treat yourselves.....you won't be disappointed :)
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Foveran
Which popular attractions are close to The Foveran?
Nearby attractions include The Orkney Distillery (2.6 miles), Saint Magnus Cathedral (2.5 miles), and The Orkney Museum (2.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Foveran?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Foveran?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Foveran?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Foveran?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Foveran Restaurant, The Shore Restaurant, and Cafelolz.
Are there any historical sites close to The Foveran?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Saint Magnus Cathedral (2.5 miles), The Earl's Palace (2.4 miles), and Bishop's Palace and Earl's Palace (2.5 miles).
Does The Foveran have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the bay view available here.