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“Fantastic stay”

Royal Oak Guest House
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Royal Oak Guest House
Ranked #11 of 26 Kirkwall B&B and Inns
Richmond, California
1 review
“Fantastic stay”
Reviewed 16 June 2014

Wonderful stay at this beautiful B&B.
this cozy B&B really made my trip to Orkney. Liz the hostess is incredibly kind and helpful, making everything so easy fans lending such good advice on our day to day expeditions. With a beautiful breakfast room with large full windows, a gorgeous view of the Kirkwall countryside accompanies a delicious full breakfast.
If and when I do return I will be sure to stay here.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Broughton Astley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

This b&b offers high standards in every respect. Hostess Liz provides a warm and friendly welcome.
All rooms have modern en-suites. They are spacious and tastefully furnished.
Located on the south edge of Kirkwall, Royal Oak is ideal for guests arriving at the airport. We caught the no. 4 bus which drops you off 100yrs from the door, for a mere £1.40 fare. (We originally planned to get a taxi but the bus was better!)
Town centre is 20 minutes walk or a short bus ride. The distillery is a 3 minute stagger in the opposite direction.
Highly recommended!

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Corvallis, Oregon
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

I love staying at the Royal Oak. The rooms are comfortable, the service is outstanding, and the chow is top notch. Unlike other guest houses or hotels, the Royal Oak also boasts a sitting room where guests can socialize or relax on comfortable sofas and chairs, with a refrigerator to stash takeaway leftovers. Liz is eager to help with any challenges you encounter, and her staff work hard to make sure your stay is comfortable and enjoyable. You sacrifice a bit by being up on the hill headed south to Holm, but the walk downtown is pleasant and you make up for the distance with gorgeous views of Wideford Hill, Scapa Flow, and both of Orkney's whisky distilleries. You'd be hard pressed to find a more Orcadian experience than a stay at the Royal Oak.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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gordonbush brora
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

Myself, my hubby and 3 kids stayed here for a lovely weekend in Orkney. Service was wonderful. The room was lovely and spacious for us, and very clean. Lovely breakfast that set us up for a day of touring the lovely island. Will def stay here again. Thanks.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

Just a short taxi ride from the airport, the Royal Oak is up high in Kirkwall. Nothing was too much trouble for Liz, had a couple of small problems but were sorted without any hassle. room was spacious with plenty of storage for clothes, so if you bring plenty of clothes - no hassle. there is a separate kitchen for the guest to use, with plenty of plates, cutlery, cups, glasses, etc to use. there is a view of Scapa Flow from the window. Breakfast is included in the cost with plenty of choice, which was very good. There are Orkney information pack in the rooms with info of whats on and the islands in the Orkeny group, as well as flyers in the reception area. Around the back there is parking spaces for plenty of cars. The pubs and restaraunts are 'down' in Kirkwall, which are about a 15 min walk, but will take longer going back at your going uphill, but there are plenty of taxis available. The question is "would I go back?" the answer is yes. Very well priced and very comfortable.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sutherland
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Reviewed 13 October 2013

Arrived at 9 pm off the last ferry. Liz was away on a well earned holiday to Canary Isles. House left in capable hands. Lovely welcome on arrival and shown around the public areas. Felt at home right away. Spacious comfortable bedroom with fine spacious and spotlessly clean en-suite. Breakfasts were very good. You will not leave the table hungry here!! Would recommend to anybody needing good value accommodation in Kirkwall.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 13 October 2013

We arrived at the Royal oak on fri 11 October at approx 9pm. Liz was away for a few days and left the B&B in the hands of 2 capable ladies to oversee things. We were given a friendly welcome and taken to our room which had a double bed and a single. This suited me perfectly as I was travelling with my father. The room was very comfortable with a lovely big en suit shower room. The cooked Breakfast was lovely and there was also a selection of cereals fruit juice yoghurt and fresh fruit. Overall we had wonderful stay and would definitely recommend and stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Royal Oak Guest House
Address: Royal Oak House Holm Road, Kirkwall KW15 1PY, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Kirkwall
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Ranked #11 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Kirkwall
Number of rooms: 8
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Royal Oak Guest House Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

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