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“The best of a limited range of choices in Rousay”
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Taversoe Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Rousay
New Forest
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“The best of a limited range of choices in Rousay”
Reviewed 12 April 2010

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.

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Reviewed 29 August 2009

The Taversoe is fantastically positioned with views across the sea all the way down to Kirkwall. It is a small family run business and the cooking is both very good and extremely good value. The hotel is very small with only 3 letting rooms (2 of which have shared bathroom). The bar is well stocked and regulars to it were very friendly to visitors using it. The guests lounge offers fabulous views across to "mainland" and binoculars are provided for watching birdlife and otters/ seals down on the nearby coast line. Too many people seem to visit Rousay for just the day, given that it is small enough to get around, even on a bike. A longer stay offers great rewards and the Taversoe was a great choice

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Taversoe Hotel

Property: Taversoe Hotel
Address: KW17 2PT, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Rousay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Rousay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 4
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 
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Taversoe Hotel Rousay, Orkney Islands

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