Taversoe Hotel is more like a restaurant and bar with rooms than a conventional hotel, although it does offer a residents lounge with superb views and a good library of books and DVDs. At present, there are two double rooms with sea views, which share a bathroom with shower, and a twin room with its own ensuite shower room. Plans are in hand to rebuild the hotel over the winter of 2010-11 to create four rooms, all with ensuite facilities. Meals in the restaurant are excellent (try the succulent Orkney beef steaks and the home-made Orkney fudge cheesecake) and the bar has a full range of Orkney beers and malt whiskies. Carey Maguire runs the hotel virtually single-handed (except for her delightful collie cross-breed, Roo), which gives the Taversoe more of a friendly B&B feeling than anything. The hotel is close to the main Neolithic sites on Rousay, virtually opposite the Trumland RSPB reserve and about two miles from the important Neolithic tomb and Iron Age settlement of Mid Howe.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Taversoe is situated on the island of Rousay, offering magnificent sea views over the Eynhallow Sound towards the Orkney mainland. We have four en-suite bedrooms available, each with a television, tea and coffee making facilities. The Taversoe has a small established restaurant on site serving quality fresh meals to guests and the public alike. Guests have access to a private lounge. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Taversoe Hotel Rousay, Orkney Islands