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Polrudden Guest House
Ranked #9 of 9 Hotels in Kirkwall
Reviewed 17 June 2012

The $ is way too much for what you get. Clean, nice room, but sleep is difficult as there is no insulation from sound at all. 60£ a night for a single is ridiculous for such a small town with not much to see. The selection of cold items for breakfast is also wanting. Some cereals, a tiny bit of fruit and a very bad yogurt. There are plenty of B and Bs here and I don't know their rates, but they are worth checking out before you book here.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 16 June 2012

We were given a double room on the top floor and were amazed at the size of the room as it was bigger than we had at some of our previous B&Bs. The room was well priced and came with the usual facilities including a towel warmer. The breakfast was tasty and our host was very welcoming. She had even arranged for the front door to be unlocked for some pre arranged late arrivals. A short 10 minute walk to the town centre or even shorter drive. There was ample parking space. We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay there.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Cleveland_Kids
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Reviewed 13 September 2011

Spent 4 nights in Orkney, staying with Linda at Polrudden. Rooms were spacious, clean , well decorated and very comfortable. Linda an excellent host. Central location very handy.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with friends
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2  Thank drumq
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Reviewed 27 August 2011

This guesthouse is close to Kirkwall Quay with a view of the sea but far enough away from the main road to be quiet. The bedroom and en-suite were clean and comfortable. Breakfast was very good too. Pleasant and welcoming owners.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Maplehorse
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Reviewed 17 September 2010

Just back home after a two night stay in Kirkwall and would happily recommend the Polrudden Guest House to anyone looking for a quiet friendly spot to lay their head. It's about 5 minutes walk from the centre of town and run by Linda who strikes a nice balance between being friendly without being too overbearing. The rooms were spotlessly clean and the beds were comfy ... maybe too comfy, I was nearly late for breakfast! The cooked breakfast was spot on and supplied with a seemingly endless amount of toast which set me up for the day ahead. It's a bit austere from the exterior but to be fair most properties on Orkney are. They're built to withstand the weather rather than look pretty. The warmth of the locals offset this though!

It's in an ideal place to explore the town, handy for pubs and shops and with more than adequate parking.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled on business
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1  Thank Leodhasach
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Reviewed 23 May 2010

we stayed here one night,it was clean ,comfortable and quiet, tea and coffee provided but only enough for two cups for our overnight stay.Breakfast was uninspired but she did provide us with a soem tinned friut salad and cereal as we were up earlier than her to catch the ferry.The experience that marred our visit was my leaving a pair of expensive glasses in a case in the room, despite having our details the proprietor made no effort to contact me to return them and cheerly explained she had binned them after keeping them for approx three weeks.I feel this was unfrortunately an act that illustrated a lack of goodwill towards her customers..

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 July 2009

We booked Polrudden for 6 nights as a base to explore Orkney and paid 60GBP per room per night B&B.

The guest house is fairly large and the right balance of friendly helpfulness with a personal touch and anonymity! Linda, the proprietor was really flexible as we arrived late in the evening and also went back there for a night after our trip to Shetland. It was no trouble to leave our car in the carpark for a few days and the fact we didn't arrive back from Shetland til midnight was not a problem.

The rooms are a decent size, light, modern and spotlessly clean. The breakfast was at a time to suit us, with an excellent selection of cooked, cereals, muesli, yogurts and fresh fruit salad, which we loved!!

Polrudden Guest House is a very pleasant 5-10 minute walk along the shore to Kirkwall town centre and really was ideal for exploring Orkney and great value. We will be back....

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank Dukla
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Additional Information about Polrudden Guest House

Address: Pickaquoy Rd., Kirkwall KW15 1UH, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Kirkwall
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Kirkwall
#5 Business Hotel in Kirkwall
Price Range: £50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Polrudden Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Polrudden Guest House Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

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