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    The Shore

    Shore Street, Kirkwall KW15 1LG, Scotland
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    Reviewed 5 July 2017

    We visited Orkney in order to take part in the St Magnus Marathon and 10k runs on 2 July. As others have said, don't be put off by the front of the hotel. The room was clean and bright (albeit with no view - but...More

    Thank BabsCrayfish
    Response from thesh0re, Owner at The ShoreResponded 6 July 2017

    Thanks for taking time to give your feedback. Ordinarily we are told the rooms in the annex are very quiet....sorry about the snoring from downstairs. The building has been fully refurbished to meet all hotel regulations but we will review whether there is anything further...More

    Reviewed 26 June 2017

    The location of The Shore is interesting. Situated by the bustling (for Orkney) harbourside road near to the fishing quay and the terminal for the offshore island ferries, also its not far from the Town center, there is plenty of activity to see. Don't be...More

    Thank Glen B
    Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

    We originally booked a double room and at the last moment our daughter decided to join us. The Shore were really good about it and upgraded us, for a nominal charge, to a larger room capable of taking an extra bed. The room was at...More

    1  Thank Margaret C
    Response from Samantha B, General Manager at The ShoreResponded 26 June 2017

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. I read with concern the points made about the breakfast service. Firstly, I would like to apologise as this is not how we except our breakfast service to be run or food to be delivered. I...More

    Reviewed 20 June 2017

    I was in room 16 , an airless little room with no view and a broken slat on th brown blind the sheets were unironed and the mattress cover was a wrinkled synthetic thing which groaned with every move!! The towels were left the same...More

    Thank jjlwalton
    Reviewed 19 June 2017

    We only visited the bar we weren't staying in the hotel - but we really liked it and we were able to have great and cheap cocktails Mon - Fri. Nice position near the harbour and friendly staff. Enjoyed it.

    Thank FairyLights7
    Response from thesh0re, Owner at The ShoreResponded 20 June 2017

    We aim to provide great drinks, a warm welcome and time and space to chat - glad you enjoyed your visit.

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    Dawn S
    9 April 2015|
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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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