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Smithfield Hotel

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See why so many travellers make Smithfield Hotel their hotel of choice when visiting Dounby. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a charming setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

You can take advantage of some of the amenities offered by Smithfield Hotel, including baggage storage. In addition, guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their visit. As an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

If you like crab, Smithfield Hotel is conveniently located near Smithfield Hotel Restaurant, which is known for serving up this local favourite.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Smithfield Hotel as you experience all of the things Dounby has to offer.

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Darts
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Special diet menus
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Kirstin H wrote a review Oct 2023
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Had dinner in the restaurant at The Smithfield last night, service and food excellent. I am on a gluten, dairy and egg free diet and my choices were incredible.Very good menu. I had the Skara Brae burger without a bun (my choice) with dairy free cheese, mushroom, onion and bacon. It came with the freshest most delicious salad, beetroot relish, 2 hash browns and chips. Absolutely yummy. The Orkney beef is very good. I thoroughly enjoyed it and ate every bit. My friend had a delicious pasta dish and my Mum a steak, all thoroughly enjoyed. I highly recommend.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Bill M wrote a review Oct 2023
New Castle, Delaware26 contributions6 helpful votes
Dinner on an autumn Sunday. Lovely setting at sunset. Friendly but slow service - still waiting for our wine while a later-arriving couple was sipping theirs - but to be fair, our server was working two rooms and they were probably understaffed. The wine was excellent. So was my wife’s dinner. I tried langoustines for the first time and was underwhelmed. I’m used to U.S. shrimp, but still. I mentioned the relative tastelessness (and perhaps a bit chewy?) to a server at a seafood-specialty restaurant a week later; she said they’re usually enjoyable and that mine were probably overcooked. So I’d skip those. The rest of dinner was very good.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Michael O wrote a review Oct 2023
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We had two evening meals and were pleased with the menu. Better than basic pub meals. Some lovely flavours. Very helpful to cater for my vegan wife. Food nice and hot and staff very friendly Only negative was being charge £5 (yes ! ) for a large Lemonade from a syrup hose dispenser. Didn’t taste at all good. The beer was cheaper but I don’t drink. Had water the following night served nice and cold from a nice stoneware bottled.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Shona M wrote a review Jul 2023
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Highly recommend The Smithfield for an evening meal. Lovely menu and the food was absolutely delicious. The 3 waitresses on duty were all very smart and really nice and friendly a real bonus to the hotel. We will certainly be back.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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John W wrote a review May 2023
Leadhills, United Kingdom8 contributions7 helpful votes
Lovely hotel. Great food and friendly helpful staff. Comfortable rooms and great, really tasty, locally sourced, food in the restaurant. Good choice for all tastes and good vegetarian options are available. Booking for restaurant is advisable, but not alway necessary.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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kirstincullum wrote a review Apr 2023
Basingstoke, United Kingdom27 contributions17 helpful votes
Whilst holidaying we have been to the restaurant twice (with a third time booked). They have an amazing menu and most of the dishes are gluten free or with a gluten free option; including the desert menu. This is great as a coeliac. The food is delicious. Service is great and the venue itself is lovely. Yvonne waited on us for the first two evenings. She gave us a warm welcome both times, was super helpful and friendly. Would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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keentrek wrote a review Sept 2022
Aberdeen, United Kingdom95 contributions32 helpful votes
Stayed here for a few nights in a great location for the main neolithic sites and walks around the cliffs etc as well as Brochs and viking settlements. The hotel is ideally situated no great distance from Kirkwall or Stromness. Rooms were well furnished and staff were cheery and helpful. Food in the restaurant is excellent and while there were some issues for them in opening the bar due to lack of staff (not unusual in these "pandemic" times) as residents we could always get what we wanted to drink. Good variety of large cooked breakfasts on offer
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Francis H wrote a review Aug 2022
Conil de la Frontera, Spain121 contributions13 helpful votes
This is a reasonably-priced hotel in rural W Orkney. It is clean, there is parking available and the wi-fi works. Although there is nowhere else to eat within walking distance, it has a restaurant which is quite reasonable. The hotel is not staffed overnight. I had a slight problem in that I had booked an early breakfast to enable me to catch the Rousay ferry but someone's alarm didn't go off meaning they turmed up half an hour late so I had to rush. Otherwise no complaints.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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lospen177 wrote a review Aug 2022
Orkney Islands, United Kingdom20 contributions20 helpful votes
Went here for a funeral 'tea'. Would've been a nice touch for someone to greet the mourners instead of letting us all troop around the building, trying to get in - one door locked, another told by staff was the 'wrong' door, finally allowed in via the bar. The food itself was fine, although plain and nothing fancy - but the soup was fantastic! Little things to consider; this was a meeting after a funeral, the tables would've been better grouped together so that family could talk to each other. A bottle or jug of water on the tables would have been welcome. The crockery etc looked like they had been set by my toddler grandson - no real professionalism involved, plates all over the place! Staff were pleasant and polite, as always; just the thought behind the booking needs addressing.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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fionascot_11 wrote a review Jul 2022
Dubai, United Arab Emirates408 contributions143 helpful votes
In the current climate where every restaurant and business and hotel is short staffed and service patchy, the Smithfield Hotel manages to provide absolutely first class service. I cannot praise them highly enough! Our stay was just lovely. Dounby is a lovely wee village about half way between Stromness and Kirkwall and is perfectly placed to visit everywhere on Orkney. The hotel is fabulous. The rooms are well appointed and accessories provided are very high quality. The breakfast is hearty and cooked beautifully to order. We didn't have lunch but dinner in the restaurant was fantastic. Really, really wonderful. We were so impressed, particularly when we could see that, like everywhere else, staffing is an issue. That brings me to the staff. Without exception, they were amazing. Warm, friendly, welcoming and for the young people working there, a great positive attitude. All the staff made our stay there enjoyable. I genuinely would highly recommend the Smithfield and I'd absolutely book again on my next visit to Orkney. Well done Smithfield!!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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£152 - £160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomScotlandOrkney IslandsMainlandDounby
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Frequently Asked Questions about Smithfield Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Smithfield Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Ness of Brodgar (5.0 miles), Skara Brae (4.0 miles), and Scapa Flow (4.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Smithfield Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Smithfield Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Smithfield Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Smithfield Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Birsay Bay Tearoom, Orkney Brewery, and Smithfield Hotel Restaurant.
Are there any historical sites close to Smithfield Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Skara Brae (4.0 miles), Ring of Brodgar (3.9 miles), and Barony Mill (4.8 miles).