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The INN Guest House

TravelocityUS$ 100*
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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 July 2012

We booked this last minute through the tourist information centre in Kirkwall. The house is easy to miss from the road but it's absolutely lovely. The room was very comfortable and perfectly clean. There is a lot of attention to detail both in the decor of the house and rooms but also from a practical point of view - lovely...

1Thank GlasgowPat42
Lydbrook,United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 July 2012

We had originally wanted to stay in Kirkwall as we had a ferry to catch for Westray the next morning, however after trying a few places with no success decided to look further afield. Having then done an availability search it came up with The INN. It looks a bit dour on the outside but the interior shots looked promising...

1Thank BrotherWolf
Cornwal Uk
Reviewed 19 June 2012

This is a fantastic B & B.Great location,good views of Scapa flow and east orkney.Rooms very bright and airy in a competly renovated former Inn.the accomadtion is 5 star and everything you could need.Breakfast was best we have had with a great selection freshly cooked to order.couldn't fault anything.

1Thank sroden
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 May 2012

I stayed here for 4 nights where I had a large double onsuite room just to myself. Firstly the house has a scenic spot about 10 minutes drive south from Kirkwall. The road is rather quiet, especially at night. As soon as I arrived I was made to feel welcome by Shona who first showed me the very comfortable and...

1Thank dave9337
Polmont, Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 May 2012

We had a fantastic stay at The Inn. Shona and Mike are first class hosts, very welcoming and nothing is too much bother for them. We arrived at 10 a.m. stopped off to ask if we could leave our luggage at that time and were delighted to be told that our room was ready and we could make use of...

1Thank John E
Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 May 2012

We had a fabulous stay at this wonderful B&B but be warned.....Shona & Mike serve the most gigantic breakfast I've ever seen & absolutley delicious too. A very comfortable room, with a big fluffy feather quilt & a beautiful shower. Thank you Shona & Mike for a wonderful Anniversary weekend. We both look forward to returning sometime soon :)

Thank Sproutie07
Airdrie, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 March 2012

Smashing stay in double ensuite room very modern stylish and comfortable. Very friendly owner mike!

Thank demarsha
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 February 2012

A fantastic choice! Our hosts for two nights were Shona and Mike, and what a great time we had! We were invited in with such a warm and friendly welcome. The room was immaculate and catered for every need. Breakfast was delicious and substantial, and you had a variety of choice to suit your own tastes. Shona could not do...

Thank Aiden K
Reviewed 9 December 2011

They need to have a bigger sign at the front of their property. Better than most hotels we have stayed at. Fabulously tastefully decorated. Best bed I have slept in 2nd to my own. Food great and plentiful. Couldn't do enough for us. This was our first experience of a guest house.. I'm sure the're not all like this one..

Thank Nurses5255
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 November 2011

All I can say is that I travel to many Hotels etc. throughout the UK and have never experienced such a high level of customer service. Lovely welcome to the house, with nothing too much trouble. The guest house has many extras only ever found at the best Hotels. We had to leave at 7am the next day. Breakfast is...

1Thank Nigel D

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
New en-suite guesthouse located on the waterfront with sea views. Ideal location for sightseeing, fishing, walks or business trips. On main bus route with restaurant and bar 10 minutes walk away. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The INN Guest House

Address: The Inn St. Mary's The Inn | Holm, St. Mary's KW17 2RT, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > St. Mary's
Price Range: ₹ 5,791 - ₹ 6,619 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The INN Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Best view of the bay is from the top floor rooms”
fionagarner, 31 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Room 5 overlooks water. All have blackout shades for good sleeping.”
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“The twin room on the first floor is a nice bright room with lovely views”
primrosecot, 18 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 1 & 2 have spectacular views over the bay.”
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