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“Maybe the best small hotel - ever?”
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Sands Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Burray Village
Certificate of Excellence
Scotland
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117 reviews
41 hotel reviews
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“Maybe the best small hotel - ever?”
Reviewed 16 April 2013

Delightful, friendly staff, exceptionally clean rooms, good food - perfect. From the minute we arrived we were impressed. Nothing was too much trouble. Very helpful and efficient. Nice family 'suite'. Breakfast and dinner - first class. I'd love to go back again - maybe even for a longer stay.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 March 2013

I stayed at this Hotel on 28th February with my fiancee and our 18 month old daughter. We stayed in the Swona. This hotel is spotless. I mean completly spotless. I even tried looking for dust and dirt and found nothing. The view from our window was amazing. We ate in the resturant in the evening. A very good menu with lots of choice. We had a fantastic meal. Breakfast was equally impressive.
I cannot reccomend this hotel enough. I will stay there again, and for longer than just 1 night next time.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 February 2013

We have just returned from Orkney and spent one night at this lovely friendly small hotel - should have been 2 but the ferry was cancelled. Staff were very helpful from us booking to leaving. Our room was lovely and clean with all that we needed. Dinner was lovely - we just ate from the bar menu which was very reasonably priced. Breakfast was very nice. Views from the rooms are lovely - would definitely go back and recommend to others.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2013

The Sands Hotel has provided me with everything i have needed this trip to Orkney, John & Evelyn are amazing hosts. i came in late at night looking for a room for the night and ended up staying almost a week!

Couldnt recommend it more

Room Tip: i was in a double room (which had a single bed in the same room) - i was told there are full suites...
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled on business
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London
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Reviewed 24 November 2012

Despite quite a large scale they managed to provide personal attention. A varied menu but the chef obviously enjoys cooking the local seafood which is certainly worth a try. Reasonably priced and good service.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 November 2012

We booked this lovely hotel for three nights and wished we could have stayed for longer. The room was spotless, well furnished and decorated, the bed was lovely and comfortable, so much so that we kept on oversleeping. We ate at the hotel every night of our stay and were very pleased with the food on offer. At breakfast the service was quick and food excellent. I'm sure I put on half a stone with the wonderful food on offer. We shall certainly stay here again the next time we visit Orkney.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Yorkshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2012

Just had B&B here as we were being catered for elsewhere. The room was clean and comfortable with all we needed but there didn't appear to be a guest lounge other than to use the restaurant or bar. Breakfast was fine but for £100 for two one would expect something better to put one one's toast than sachets of Golden Shred etc. Very convenient for the Ferry but not for Kirkwall etc.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Sands Hotel
Address: Sands Motel Pier Road, Burray Village KW17 2SS, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Burray > Burray Village
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Burray Village
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 8
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