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Taversoe Hotel

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The Taversoe is situated on the island of Rousay, offering magnificent sea views over the Eynhallow Sound towards the Orkney mainland. We have four en-suite bedrooms available, each with a television, tea and coffee making facilities. The Taversoe has a small established restaurant on site serving quality fresh meals to guests and the public alike. Guests have access to a private lounge.
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Free parking
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Ewan S wrote a review Oct 2023
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My partner and I enjoyed a wonderful stay at the Taversoe during our summer holidays. The rooms were spacious and comfortable. The view we had over the water was beautiful and it was possible to see plenty of wildlife including seals. We also really appreciated the excellent food (with lot's of veggie options) and attentive and helpful staff. One thing which we really appreciated was that the hotel make packed lunches for visitors for a small fee, which we found really helpful when venturing out onto Rousey or one of the other islands. I can heartily recommend the Taversoe!
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Andy M wrote a review Jul 2023
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Lovely family run hotel on the island of Rousay, an island off mainland Orkney. A 10 minute walk from the ferry terminal. Great evening meals and breakfasts. Four rooms, dog friendly. Closed on Mondays. Some wonderful chambered cairns within a mile. About 10 mins drive from the site of Midhowe Broch and cairn. Guided tours available at the hotel.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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John S wrote a review May 2023
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I stayed in 30 plus extablishments in 2022 and I have just been thinking through the year. I was embarrassed to note that I had failed to review Taversoe Hotel, Rousay, Orkney .. perhaps the best accommodation of the whole year which included many places in Scottish Highlands and Islands, South of France, Philippines .. even England. EVERYTHING about The Taversoe is superb .. quality of rooms, quality of food and, maybe best of all, the location I will return!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: Just do it .. and stay for a few nights or more .. it is heavenly
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Stuart W wrote a review Nov 2022
Rousay, United Kingdom228 contributions86 helpful votes
Visiting a little off season, but a very warm welcome. Fantastic room, very clean, plenty of room and what a view! Eat an evening meal, as well as a good breakfast. Dog friendly - highly recommended! makes a visit to Rousay even more appealing
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Ann B wrote a review Aug 2022
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom390 contributions145 helpful votes
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This hotel with just 4 bedrooms is run by a very nice family who went out of their way for us. We had very good home cooked food and a comfortable room overlooking the sea. The whole island has friendly people, and a special mention for Mary’s takeaway trailer for good open-air coffee.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Richard P wrote a review Aug 2022
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We had the Cullen Skink, the Mushroom soup, the crab sandwiches. The staff were lovely, so was the food, and the view was incomparable. And the price was very reasonable - £30 for the two of us. Thank you!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Francis H wrote a review Aug 2022
Conil de la Frontera, Spain126 contributions14 helpful votes
A fantastic Inn with very spacious rooms and a verandah with sea views. (Owing to the weather, you can't always see that much but one can hardly blame the proprietor for that!) It is spotlessly clean with free parking and a functioning wi-fi. Also on the property are a restaurant and a bar, which is just as well as otherwise you would struggle to find alternatives in the evening. Friendly staff. Full marks.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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JANEY015 wrote a review Jun 2022
Edinburgh, United Kingdom7 contributions1 helpful vote
Stayed 3 nights 22-24 June 22. As soon as we arrived a friendly welcome from owner, during our stay all staff very friendly. We had dinner every night in the bar as we had 2 dogs which was nice. Fish & chips amazing. Stunning sea view from bedrooms & dining room. Small island, however we wished we had stayed longer as there is so much to do if you like walking, if not there are a few beaches which are so quiet and relaxing.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Flora P wrote a review Jun 2022
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Visited the restaurant for lunch. Very good views over the water- binoculars even available! Food was nice, simple stuff like soup and sandwiches but perfect for a break between sites. Soft drinks and alcohol available as well. Would recommend.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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dene2 wrote a review May 2022
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom60 contributions58 helpful votes
We found this hotel absolutely outstanding.  It is situated in a lovely place right beside the sea.  The windows of the breakfast room overlook the sea. The staff were friendly and helpful and nothing was too much trouble for them.  They were all meticulous about wearing facemasks, which I thought was very considerate towards the guests.  They were very attentive to detail, which meant that everything worked flawlessly. The breakfast and dinner menus were excellent, with a wide choice for both meals.  The dinner menu had a range of starters and the main courses included two vegan options, which were both very tasty and nicely cooked.  There were also fish and meat options and daily specialities to complement the core menu.   They provided us with sandwiches for packed lunches.  These were on lovely granary bread with very generous fillings. Overall we couldn't have been happier with our stay.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Frequently Asked Questions about Taversoe Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Taversoe Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Broch of Gurness (1.6 miles), Midhowe Chambered Cairn (2.8 miles), and Fernvalley Wildlife Centre (3.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Taversoe Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Taversoe Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Taversoe Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are pets allowed at Taversoe Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Taversoe Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Knowe of Yarso Chambered Cairn (0.3 miles) and St Magnus Church, Egilsay (4.3 miles).