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“Terrific experiance”
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Sands Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Burray Village
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LYBSTER
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Terrific experiance”
Reviewed 30 August 2013

My wife and I have been to this hotel many times often staying overnight, this time we had an evening meal which was impossible to fault and the service was excellent thanks to all the staff for such lovely evening

Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Leiden
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Sands motel, with its nice waterfront location. Walking out of the front door, one can have a relaxed stroll along the waterfront. Rooms are clean, spacious, all with wonderful harbour views. Beds perfect. Staff was very friendly and helpful throughout.
We were a bit less impressed with the food; good, but nothing out of the extraordinary. We have dined better at other Orkney-restaurants.
Location is great; quiet, but close to the main road through (west-mainland Orkney,) Burray and Ronaldsay.
So, overall, a very good stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2013

The Sands Motel served as our base during our 4 days in the Orkney Islands. The staff was very friendly, helpful and conscientious. The hotel sits right by the water and our room was spacious, clean and had natural light and a view of the pier. We had a roomy bathroom en suite, as they say, in our room. The delicious breakfast each morning provided many choices prepared to our request. We enjoyed our stay here and would definitely return on our next trip to these enchanting islands with their rich history, hard working people and many birds.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 July 2013

We ate here on a recent visit to Orkney. We had not booked and the resturant was full, but they managed to fit us in on a table in the lounge. Service was good even though they were very busy. I had the salmon which was excellent, husband who is a veggie had the Moroccan pie which he said was very good. I had the raspberry teardrop dessert which was nice but not great.

Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 July 2013

We visited twice for evening meals, once in the public bar and once in the lounge bar. (We did not have rooms at the hotel). There were 5 of us and we all really enjoyed our meals. The Cullen skink was absolutely delicious, best I've ever had. It was a creamy smoky fish and potato chowder. Beef olives with oatmeal stuffing also yum. Had a game of pool in the public bar. Darts as well. Friendly staff.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Greenock, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 June 2013 via mobile

We had been recommended to try this restaurant by a local who had eaten there several times. The first disappointment was that on a beautiful evening there was no room in the conservatory and we were shown to a dark table in the interior of the restaurant. The waitresses were very pleasant and took our order promptly. We ordered sirloin steaks. One was completely inedible as it was very tough and dry. The other was only slightly better but more than half of it was the same as the first.The staff were very apologetic and the steaks were not charged. We were offered another meal option but we declined as we did not have time to wait.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Edinburgh, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 June 2013

The Scapa Suite in the Sands is fantastic - a huge room on two levels with two bedrooms (a double and a twin) a seating area with a TV a nice bathroom and even your own kitchen - all decorated very tastfully in a modern style.

The hotel itself is excellent - good food, excellent location (which is much prettier than it looks on Google Maps) and a short drive from Kirkwall in one direction and the ferry in the other.

The restaurant was very busy when we were there, so service was perhaps a bit slow - but honestly we didn't care!

Room Tip: All the rooms face the sea - but the suite we had (the Scapa) was fantastic, so I would recommend th...
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  • Stayed May 2013, 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
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Number of rooms: 8
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