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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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343 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

...on our way to St Margaret’s Hope to get the Pentalina to Gills Bay. Made very welcome by barman Andrew, & were able to watch Scotland v Australia rugby international. Free WiFi. Immaculate loos. Will come again to eat.

Thank Richard L
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were made very welcome here. The rooms were clean and of a high standard, bed was extremely comfortable and we had a great view of Burray pier. The food was consistently good, the staff were friendly, and the bar had a vibrant atmosphere. I would definitely recommend.

Thank davidbenned
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We stayed here just for 1 night with our 4 year old. We were late in arriving but received such a warm welcome and assured it wasn’t too late for us to still have dinner in the restaurant. The food was absolutely superb, we had the scallops. Our room was really lovely, spotless and with a nice, modern ensuite. Lovely... More 

Thank Mistry13
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 October 2016

I do not normally write reviews unless something is exceptional - and this was. We popped in on our cycling tour 2 weeks ago for lunch - excellent homemade soups , toasties with local cheese and great great coffee. Then a few days ago on our final day went for an evening meal - both excellent , good portions, and... More 

Thank cycling_tony
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37 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed here overnight on a short trip to the Islands. A very comfortable and clean hotel with attentive and kind staff. Ate a superb seafood meal in the restaurant. Scallops, salmon finished off with an Orkney steamed pudding. Definitely a recommend!

Thank Sancerre1
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219 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Nice hotel, lovely people in a nice location. Really slept well could have something to do will the good food. The hotel is by a working pier, so one morning we were able to select a freshly caught lobster straight off the boat.

Thank deukerens
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Fell in love with this hotel straight away. It is next to the sea with a little pier outside. Plenty of parking and an onsite restaurant. We were welcomed by a very friendly and helpful lady and checking in was very easy. The rooms are clean and bright, the bed very comfortable and it was lovely to go to sleep... More 

Thank Jane H
Morpeth, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

We stayed at The Sands for 5 nights while we explored Orkney. It's very convenient for the St Margaret Hope/Gills Bay ferry and easy enough to whizz over to Mainland (pausing at the Italian Chapel and Orkney Wine on Lambsholm). The hotel itself is fine, a converted building looking out at the south eastern corner of Scapa Flow, with all... More 

Thank GreenLinnet
London, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Orkney isn't very well endowed with hotels but this is a good one. Nothing special in hotel terms - pretty ordinary in fact - but it provides everything you need at a good price together with very good food and friendly service. I'll return there.

Thank Hersom
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23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

We went to the Sands for Sunday lunch, thinking it looked good and had a great location. But we were sadly disappointed by the offering. It started badly - they had mixed up our reservation - but managed to find us a table. Service was fine, but nothing more. The starter was reasonable enough - a half-decent soup which was,... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
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Additional Information about Sands Hotel

Address: Sands Motel Pier Road, Burray Village KW17 2SS, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Burray > Burray Village
Price Range: £92 - £124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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Sands Hotel Orkney Islands/Burray
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“All rooms look out to sea.”
 of 5 bubbles GreenLinnet, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“I believe all the rooms have seaview”
 of 5 bubbles 7492020, 28 Jun 2016 | Read review
“See if they don't have a room with a larger shower.”
 of 5 bubbles 4DavidM, 27 Jun 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have sea view”
 of 5 bubbles LouiseCScotland, 26 Jun 2016 | Read review
“A room facing the harbour, would give you a good view”
 of 5 bubbles bernieb328, 24 Mar 2016 | Read review
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