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Murray Arms Hotel and Restaurant

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#1 of 2 hotels in St. Margaret's Hope
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The Murray Arms is a traditional stone built Public House with 6 beautiful letting rooms. Situated in the village of St Margaret's Hope, The Murray Arms is the hub of the community, with a lively bar. The Murray Arms specalises in fresh local seafood, with the family owning 4 scallop diving boats, and daily landings of Lobsters and Crab - be sure to try our signature dish Murray's Seafood Platter.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Billiards
Darts
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Street parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
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Fishing
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Flatscreen TV
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3.0 of 5 stars
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Tracey H wrote a review 5 Apr
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Table booked for a family members birthday , service was faultless and food was fantastic . One of our group was gluten free and the staff made sure she was well catered for . The highlight of my meal was the steak served with a hot stone so you could cook it to your desired taste at the table , would definitely recommend and the sauces the steak was served with were the freshest I ever been served ! Would I go here again ? YES can’t wait ! Would I recommend going for a meal here ? Absolutely ,you won’t be disappointed ! Thank you team Murray Arms 😊
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Zoe P wrote a review 2 Apr
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We had a family meal out for a big birthday. Everything was lovely and served beautifully. I had the steak on hot stone, and I can safely say it was the best steak I’ve ever had! A lovely cut of beef, served alongside delicious sauces and seasoning. It was a real treat to have a dining ‘experience’ as opposed to just a meal. The rest of the family had fish and chips, which everyone enjoyed. They commented on how fresh the fish was. Suzanne was a fabulous host who looked after us very well, and went above and beyond for us. Thank you for a lovely night!
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Robert W wrote a review Mar 2024
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Good rooms cleaned spotless and all the amenities required. Bar friendly and breakfast was wonderful the young lady was a great chef and very accommodating with extra tea if required. Worth coming back soon. Sandra the manager was a super host.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Go for a walk around the area and Robertson is worth going too
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Dorothy O wrote a review Nov 2023
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Lovely large room in the self catering annex, with en suite and a view onto the back road. The bed was so comfy, and there was a decent sized TV. Suzanne provided us with milk for the fridge (there were tea and coffee facilities in the kitchen), and we had such a good night. Unfortunately it's the winter season, so the kitchen was closed for evening meals, but the breakfast provided was perfect and plentiful. All that means is that we'll have to go back once the restaurant is open again in the evening (1st April 2024 btw).
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Room Tip: Parking is provided, up the lane at the side of the hotel.
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Sheila P wrote a review Oct 2023
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our stay at The Murray Arms was Excellent. so warm and cosy. very friendly staff. They went out of their way to reschedule our stay which was postponed due to the Storm Babet. Would definitely go back 5 stars *****
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Anne N wrote a review Oct 2023
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Wonderful bar / restaurant with the most amazing seafood available. Seafood platter is huge but fantastic and scallops just the tastiest. Simple Sumptuous Seafood. Relaxed but smart bar area with helpful staff.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Rory M wrote a review Sept 2023
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Visited earlier in the week with my wife and mother in law. The staff were friendly and informative about what was on the menu that day. The seafood platter sounded too good to miss. I shared the seafood platter with my wife and there was plenty of food for the both of us, fresh beautifully cooked seafood. I have eaten many a seafood platter across Scotland and the world, this may well be the best I’ve had! Worth every penny.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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DavidWhalleyBurghead wrote a review Sept 2023
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We arrived not expecting to get a meal but the menu was excellent! I had the sea food tagliatelle it was delicious . New staff were on their first day and were very courteous and helpful. In all a lovely meal my friend had fish and chips and was very pleased. Thank you
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Boys Eat Scotland wrote a review Sept 2023
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We had a thoroughly enjoyable dinner at Murray Arms. We loved that it was dog friendly and the welcome was warm. The dining room is lovely and an enjoyable room to relax and enjoy a good meal. There was a good choice on the menu but the only downside was lots of the seafood dishes came with butter or creamy sauces, which aren't really my cup of tea, but would suit lots of people. Fish and Chips was delicious.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Ayrdiver wrote a review Sept 2023
Bowmore, United Kingdom108 contributions24 helpful votes
Nice meal, but not promoted as seafood bias and not a lot available aside from that... I had the fish and chips and managed about 50% before the fish was full of bones... The seafood/pasta dish that my wife had was well received though, so possibly my bias... Would certainly go back for a second visit to see if I was wrong
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Date of stay: September 2023
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£51 - £128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomScotlandOrkney IslandsSouth RonaldsaySt. Margaret's Hope
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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MURRAY ARMS HOTEL AND RESTAURANT - Updated 2024 (Orkney Islands)

Frequently Asked Questions about Murray Arms Hotel and Restaurant
Which popular attractions are close to Murray Arms Hotel and Restaurant?
Nearby attractions include Orkney Fossil and Heritage Centre (2.8 miles), The Smiddy Museum (0.06 miles), and The Peerie Museum (4.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Murray Arms Hotel and Restaurant?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Murray Arms Hotel and Restaurant?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Murray Arms Hotel and Restaurant?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Murray Arms Hotel and Restaurant?
Conveniently located restaurants include Robertsons, The Sands Hotel, and Polly Kettle.
Are pets allowed at Murray Arms Hotel and Restaurant?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Murray Arms Hotel and Restaurant?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hackness Martello Tower (6.9 miles), Churchill Barriers (5.2 miles), and Orkneyinga Saga Centre (10.0 miles).