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41 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We had 2 nights at the Royal Oak and found the room comfortable and the breakfasts just a great way to start a big day touring. The room we had had enough space to accommodate our stuff and the usual bits and pieces. My mother loved the chocolate in the basket with the teas & coffees! Selecting your breakfast the... More 

Thank jog130
Dingwall, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 7 August 2016

We had a very pleasant stay at the Royal Oak Guest House. We were in Orkney to do some family visiting and sight seeing. Great central location being a short walk to the town centre and for visiting the Orkney sites. Our room was very comfortable and the breakfasts were fantastic with a good choice of fruit and cereal plus... More 

Thank jimmymacaskill
Hamilton, New Zealand
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20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We had two small double beds instead of a queen which was a pain but the Royal Oak was very comfy an light slightly dated. I enjoyed our two days here. The brekky was lovely. The Internet wifi was not very good though you need to be near reception or room 1 to get it.

1 Thank DanielleSLH
Otley, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Every time I watch 4 in a bed, I think of this place. It would win every episode hands down! The facilities are excellent, the host is perfect, and as for the breakfast - wow! Whatever you want, it's here. To look out over the coast and sea in the dining room - a view to die for! I've stayed... More 

1 Thank peterdev1
Inverness, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

The Royal Oak is a great place to stay, and I have returned to it several times in recent years when working in Orkney. Liz is a great cook and very welcoming, and the rooms are warm, well appointed and comfortable. I never hesitate to recommend it to my colleagues and friends.

Thank Ross C
Queensland, Australia
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55 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2015

I had four days to spend in the Orkney Islands before heading to Edinburgh.The Royal Oak Guest House was my first stop. I arrived in the evening and taking a quick walk it seemed further from Kirkwall than I thought. Once I got my bearings, the next day the walk seemed shorter about 20 minutes to the town centre. I... More 

2 Thank Tasro
Toronto, Canada
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37 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2015

Stayed for two days here in September 2015. Wonderful, clean accommodation and terrific breakfasts. Owners are very friendly and ensure the comfort of all guests. Enjoyed the stay and Kirkwall. Highly recommend this place for visiting Orkney.

Thank Helloimamac
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015

this is a lovely guest house, plenty parking ,with a very good host who is a well of local knowledge, walking distance to St Magnus Cathedral and local shops comfy bed and clean room first class shower and a breakfast cooked to order, what more do you need

Thank Ross E
Macduff, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Stayed 3nights . Rooms were very clean & comfy bed . Breakfast was 1st class , plenty of variety to choose from .. Beautiful views from window . Staff very friendly & helpful . Enjoyed our stay very much & will definitely be back

Thank Yboddie
Jerusalem, Israel
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105 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

True, it is not quaint or full of old-style charm, but for the 2 nights we were there, the room was large, the bed comfortable and the hostess very accommodating. Breakfast was very good and plentiful.

Thank bunnyjlb

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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Additional Information about Royal Oak Guest House

Address: Royal Oak House Holm Road, Kirkwall KW15 1PY, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Kirkwall
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Royal Oak Guest House Kirkwall, Orkney Islands
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“Rooms facing north have the best views”
 of 5 bubbles jimmymacaskill, 7 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Street facing rooms have great views!”
 of 5 bubbles DanielleSLH, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Just ask! Sure the boss will find what you're after. Very quiet area. My room overlooked the big car park”
 of 5 bubbles peterdev1, 17 Jul 2016 | Read review
“rooms to the front have a better view”
 of 5 bubbles rosse590, 29 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Great view from room 5. Quiet and warm on the ground floor.”
 of 5 bubbles EdC555, 10 Aug 2015 | Read review
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