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The Shore

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All reviewsnice friendly staffhear noisesmoked haddockdressing gownslounge barpre orderfree car parkfish and chipsshower roomharbour frontnight's sleeplocal amenitiesfantastic locationcomfortable bedfirst morninglight sleeperstay there again
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

My wife and I stayed here with our 2 granddaughters and we all liked it. We got a suite on the top floor with a double and a twin room which was just perfect for us and only cost £125. The rooms were very comfortable...More

Thank spootiemad
Response from Ga7ethC, Owner at The ShoreResponded 24 October 2017

Thanks for taking time to give your feedback. Glad you enjoyed your stay. The loft suite works well for families right enough.

Reviewed 20 September 2017

I only stayed at The Shore for an overnight as I was getting the ferry to Sanday early in the morning. The room was decent and the staff friendly. But it was quiet and the bar was deserted by 9pm at night... I had to...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Comfortable, spotlessly clean, excellently equipped (refurbished) bedroom. Quiet, though with no view. Generous touches (chocolate, quality biscuits, bottled water, dressing gowns etc). Very pleasant welcome and staff. Smoked fish with poached egg at breakfast superb. Great location at the harbour. Thought the bar was a...More

Thank FussyNortheast
Response from Ga7ethC, Owner at The ShoreResponded 7 September 2017

Thanks for taking time to give feedback. We are working towards the relaunch of our restaurant at The Shore on 7th October....with the lounge bar including lighting also being refurbished. Again thanks for your comments.

Reviewed 27 August 2017

Unlike some other reviewers, I have nothing but good things to say about The Shore--perhaps because I booked a deluxe double room. I came to Kirkwall after staying at a supposedly comparable property in Stromness, but The Shore was the far superior choice in terms...More

Thank HungryInsomniac
Response from thesh0re, Owner at The ShoreResponded 28 August 2017

Thank you for your feedback which I will pass on to staff.

Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

I was really looking forward to my visit to Kirkwall and staying at The Shore. We arrived off the ferry late and check in took a while. We then had to go up winding stairs to our dark room (no lifts). Our room was small...More

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US$113 - US$185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms, Suites
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US$113 - US$185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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WyomingCooboy
22 December 2017|
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Response from 350highlandlassie | Reviewed this property |
I don't think they have any ground floor rooms. I asked if there was a lift when I booked as we were travelling with my elderly father in la. I was told there was a lift. On arrival there wasn't one.
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Dawn S
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Response from Samantha B | Property representative |
Good morning Apologies for the delayed response. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide accommodation for the dates requested as we are fully booked. If there are alternative dates which you would like to be checked... More
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"Ask for a refurbished room"
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"Don't accept rooms 25 or 16."
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"If you have trouble with stairs ask for a room in the annex (level access is from the outside of the building)"
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"My son was in room 17 which was equally bad so don't ask for 16 or 17!!!"
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