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“Lovely Meal in Kirkwall”
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The Shore
Ranked #10 of 26 Kirkwall B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 17 July 2014

Last Sunday night my wife and I enjoyed a lovely meal in the Shore. We had not booked but were lucky to secure the last two places.

The service was good, although the staff seemed a bit under pressure, he choice wide, the cost reasonable and the food well cooked. Who could ask for more.

An enjoyable outing and an establishment which deserves a high recommendation.

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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Karen C, Owner at The Shore, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2014

Hello

We are really pleased that you got the last two seats in the restaurant last Sunday night and that you enjoyed your meal with us. Thanks for your lovely review.

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Reviewed 7 July 2014

We had an overnight stay at the Shore,the room was spotless and the bed was very comfortable.We had a meal in the restaurant at night and the food was excellent and well presented,the staff were top class and very efficient.The breakfast in the morning was very good and set us up for the day,so if you want a QUALITY hotel with QUALITY food and QUALITY staff all at a QUALITY price try the Shore Hotel.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Karen C, Owner at The Shore, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2014

Thank you for your amazing review. I am glad that you enjoyed your visit. Nice that you came to Kirkwall for a wee change.

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Reviewed 28 June 2014

If your room is above the bar, you can forget sleeping before midnight. The noise is horrendous even during weeknights. The bar closes at midnight but the music starts again at quarter to 8 in the morning, even on a week morning. Avoid room 18 unless you are a party animal.
Rooms are basic. If you expect a nice comfy bed with lush pillows, this may not be your place. Though bath robes were a nice surprise.
Breakfast is very tasty, especially the smoked haddock and poached egg. Staff is overall very friendly.
Hotel well located in the city center. Hotel has no car park, so you need to leave your vehicle in the public parking slots pretty much opposite the hotel.
The Highland Park distillery is approx half an hour walk away.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Karen C, Owner at The Shore, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2014

Thank you for your review of room 18. It is above the bar. We have invested in additional sound proofing of this room and is usually the last room that we sell as we offer all of our quieter rooms first. The room looks on to the harbour so has sea views. New pillows and duvets have been put into this room just a month ago. We will soon have 5 new rooms available at The Shore, rooms 31, 32, 33, 34 and 35 will all be totally new and and the opposite end of the hotel from the bar.

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Reviewed 25 May 2014

We recently stayed at the Shore Hotel for four nights and had mixed feelings about the Hotel in general. It was sold to us as a Boutique hotel and our Room 12 failed in every respect in terms of size,cleanliness and comfort.
The en suite facilities were very basic and the distinct lack of storage space meant we were unable to unpack our cases.
We enjoyed our Breakfasts generally apart from one occasion when our Smoked Haddock was not properly cooked.
In view of the above comments we feel the hotel is grossly overpriced for what it has to offer.

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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Karen C, General Manager at The Shore, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2014

Thank you for your review. Room 12 is one of our smaller twin rooms with a small ensuite.. For guests wishing to stay with us in the future who are looking for a larger room. larger ensuite, more storage space and with sea views ask for rooms 14 and 15. Rooms 23 and 24 are also twin rooms with sea views and newly fitted bathrooms.

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Reviewed 11 May 2014 via mobile

I've been to shore quite a few times , lovely cocktails and at a very good price . I spilt my friends drink and straight away she was offered another one free of charge from the owner. The bar man Ray was very nice and helpful as my battery had died I asked if there was anyway I could charge it and it wasn't any problem. If your going out for a drink in orkney i would deffinatly reccomend it .Great staff,drinks and atmosphere.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Karen C, Owner at The Shore, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2014

Thank you for letting us know that you enjoyed your cocktails at the Shore and that Ray looked after you well. Lovely to hear that you are recommending us to others.

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Reviewed 18 April 2014

Have recently spent two nights at the Shore on a stag weekend,on my first visit to Orkney.The room was well presented,comfortable and a good size for a twin room.A lovely breakfast was provided,cereal,toast and a full Scottish.The staff were all very welcoming and friendy and a special mention for Ray who was the perfect host.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Karen C, Owner at The Shore, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2014

Many thanks for your lovely comments. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. We always review customer feedback at our staff meetings so I will make sure that I pass on your lovely comments.

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Reviewed 1 April 2014

Have just spent three nights at The Shore as part of a larger group of 10 of us. We were made very welcome particularly by Julie, who did everything she could to ensure we had a good time whilst there. The room was large and comfortable at the top of the hotel with an excellent large shower. Over our stay we had breakfasts, lunch and dinners in the hotel all of which were very well presented and cooked.

Room Tip: Apparently room 18 is above bar so can be noisy until bar shuts at 12:30 and apparently room 15 is h...
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about The Shore

Address: Shore Street, Kirkwall KW15 1LG, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Kirkwall
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Kirkwall
Price Range: £83 - £135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Shore 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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